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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2018 - Michael - 31/12/2017

(31/12/2017, 11:24)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: The 35 has been a bit of a joke service with all the service changes it has had over the years, although it does seem to have been left alone lately. How comes 5214-17 were allowed to leave Sunderland but were upgraded to euro 5 under the same contract?

Its got timing changes on the 28th January,  same as the 36. Tongue

(31/12/2017, 11:24)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: The 35 has been a bit of a joke service with all the service changes it has had over the years, although it does seem to have been left alone lately. How comes 5214-17 were allowed to leave Sunderland but were upgraded to euro 5 under the same contract?

Weren't 5214-17 under Durham Councils funding?, Durham Council were happy for them to leave the 20/20A and move to another service in the area.



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6100 has now received its "Daft as a Brush" branding.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - L469 YVK - 01/01/2018

The only area in North Tynesife I could see being 'streamlined' would be Hadrian Park with one of the following happening:

- 57 made Newcastle to Wardley only and interworked with a revised 58 service increased to every 10 minutes with 1x every 20 minutes interworking with the 57. The total PVR for the 57/58/309/310 would stand at either 31 vehicles or 32 if GNE permanently added an extra onto the 309/310. Indigo services 40/41 retimed to connect with 309/310.

- Evening 57 made Newcastle to Wardley only and interworked with the 58. Evening 310 rerouted to serve Hadrian Park and short 310 workings changed between North Shields to Cobalt South to beteeen Norh Shields and Verne Road only like now. The evening PVR on all of these services combined would reduce from 12 vehicles to 10 vehicles.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - BusLoverMum - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 01:25)Adrian Wrote: The 20 doesn't seem to be too bad Durham end, reliability wise. Its got a huge layover, and has become common sight to see one go on the back wall layover at Durham, as soon as the previous one pulls onto the stand. The only issue you tend to see is around the 1600-1800 peak. 

In my opinion, the new lights and Leazes Bowl works in Durham have made a big difference, but there is absolutely nothing you can do beyond that to cope with the peak time volume of traffic. Durham has for a long time, and will continue to bottleneck, until both North AND South bypasses are designed, funded and built... I can't see that happening anytime soon, but lets see what the County plan brings...

Allegedly the northern bypass would have depended on funding from Sainsbury's as they were keen to tempt customers who didn't fancy the Durham city traffic.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Citaro5326 - 01/01/2018

When will the black cats solars be allocated to the 35 ? I am quite excited to have them espically them 51/02 plates are amazing for the age! Also happy new year Smile


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - S813 FVK - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 12:53)Citaro5326 Wrote: When will the black cats solars be allocated to the 35 ? I am quite excited to have them espically them 51/02 plates are amazing for the age! Also happy new year Smile

I’d assume 29th January onwards. They are required on the 61 until then.

Moving topic re The 49 Streetlites gaining advert boards...are these intended to be filled or have they been requested to remain empty?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Dan - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 13:05)S813 FVK Wrote: Moving topic re The 49 Streetlites gaining advert boards...are these intended to be filled or have they been requested to remain empty?

Filled - was always intended for the frames to be fitted at some point, which was why the branding was designed to accommodate them.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Michael - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 13:18)Dan Wrote: Filled - was always intended for the frames to be fitted at some point, which was why the branding was designed to accommodate them.

Not surprised they've gained them, i would imagine the Citaro's for the 9 will gain them at a future date?, but that of course depends on the style of the branding?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Dan - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 13:21)Michael Wrote: Not surprised they've gained them, i would imagine the Citaro's for the 9 will gain them at a future date?, but that of course depends on the style of the branding?

Wouldn't expect to see the Citaros receive them.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Adrian - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 12:53)Citaro5326 Wrote: When will the black cats solars be allocated to the 35 ? I am quite excited to have them espically them 51/02 plates are amazing for the age! Also happy new year Smile

Seriously? I'd have had them 15 years ago, but its nothing more than a huge downgrade for customers on that route, getting them on their way to Alpha.

There is often plenty of talk about new buses, new features, etc, attracting new passengers and growing services... I wonder how such a downgrade could ever be justified, when the shoe is on the other foot? 

The 35 itself has become a bit of a joke service. It has been chopped and changed so many times, that it has completely lost its identity. Without getting into the what, why and how of the changes; I just wish we'd get a new route number when routes are changed so drastically. If its no longer the 35, then why call it the 35?  Sad


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017 - Michael - 01/01/2018

(01/01/2018, 14:07)Adrian Wrote: Seriously? I'd have had them 15 years ago, but its nothing more than a huge downgrade for customers on that route, getting them on their way to Alpha.

There is often plenty of talk about new buses, new features, etc, attracting new passengers and growing services... I wonder how such a downgrade could ever be justified, when the shoe is on the other foot? 

The 35 itself has become a bit of a joke service. It has been chopped and changed so many times, that it has completely lost its identity. Without getting into the what, why and how of the changes; I just wish we'd get a new route number when routes are changed so drastically. If its no longer the 35, then why call it the 35?  Sad

The council have said they don't want the Scania's to leave Sunderland until middle of 2019, due to the funding they provided to upgrade them to Euro 5, they could of just put them in a spare role at Sunderland and have something else go on the 35, however i would imagine, they have to be on a route on a daily bases.


It's a massive downgrade for a service which has had Citaro's since 2008 (like the from the  Wheatsheaf to Houghton etc section).............................

(31/12/2017, 20:55)V514DFT Wrote: all due respect thats not North Tyneside

Sorry i miss read your post :p