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(12/08/2017, 23:03)L469 YVK Wrote: Totally agree. They'll happily run them packed and sometimes late (going by previous comments on Facebook left by disgrunted passengers ) in the peak times but will happily consider withdrawing a socially beneficial service without at least trying to make it more profitable first. Could even arrange a vehicle swap at Blyth and reduce it to a single decker before doing the outbound X11 and inbound X10 to reduce fuel costs.

Another example of them making stuff up is the excuse they had for the withdrawal of 494, "low passenger usage". The bus was leaving Benton full and standing?! The actual reason was it tied up a vehicle in the mornings that would go on to work a Scholars service, and was always late...
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

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(13/08/2017, 11:38)omnicity4659 Wrote: Another example of them making stuff up is the excuse they had for the withdrawal of 494, "low passenger usage". The bus was leaving Benton full and standing?! The actual reason was it tied up a vehicle in the mornings that would go on to work a Scholars service, and was always late...

It's the same as boxing day gone. Fair enough if they couldn't get the drivers to work until late on but there would've clearly been demand for a few specials to be put on after the match.

Even moving the 23:10 departure to 23:15 / 23:20 and giving the driver an extra 5/10 minutes pay would be better than nothing.
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PB0002032/452 Registered (Short notice)
ARRIVA NORTHUMBRIA LTD
Route: Newcastle to Whitley Bay
Service number: 306 (306)
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 03 Sep 2017
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PB0002032/252 Registered (Short notice)
ARRIVA NORTHUMBRIA LTD
Route: Blyth to Newcastle
Service number: X8 (X8)
Service type: Limited Stop
Effective date: 03 Sep 2017

PB0002032/11 Registered (Short notice)
ARRIVA NORTHUMBRIA LTD
Route: Blyth to Newcastle
Service number: X7 (X7)
Service type: Limited Stop
Effective date: 03 Sep 2017

PB0002032/450 Registered (Short notice)
ARRIVA NORTHUMBRIA LTD
Route: Blyth to Newcastle
Service number: 308 (308)
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 03 Sep 2017
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