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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(15/11/2017, 17:55)Dan Wrote: Wright Streetlite 9101 has again returned to Go North East for further use. It has been in use at Washington today as a staff shuttle, but transferring to Chester-le-Street tonight (for use on service 34) in exchange for 9092 which will be used at Washington in service instead.

9092 on the 4 yesterday evening - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...ed-public/

Must note on three separate occasions yesterday the driver of this did not pick up anyone at The Galleries on both the Houghton bound journey (15:00 from The Galleries) and the Heworth bound journey (16:00 from The Galleries) and finally the Houghton bound journey (16:35 from Concord), this was running over 10 Minutes late and despite the merc it was running in two with picking up all the passengers, the merc still came back to concord 2 minutes before it, this leads me to believe the existing timetable of the 4 wouldn't be achievable using the Streetlites if they were purchased for the 4 in the future, as for life expectancy I would say 10-12 Years.
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(19/11/2017, 20:59)Malarkey Wrote: 9092 on the 4 yesterday evening - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...ed-public/

Must note on three separate occasions yesterday the driver of this did not pick up anyone at The Galleries on both the Houghton bound journey (15:00 from The Galleries) and the Heworth bound journey (16:00 from The Galleries) and finally the Houghton bound journey (16:35 from Concord), this was running over 10 Minutes late and despite the merc it was running in two with picking up all the passengers, the merc still came back to concord 2 minutes before it, this leads me to believe the existing timetable of the 4 wouldn't be achievable using the Streetlites if they were purchased for the 4 in the future, as for life expectancy I would say 10-12 Years.

The 4 is a bit of a nightmare for timekeeping though to be fair. Been on many of routes myself where the bus behind has ended up catching up and 'leapfrogging' the late runner that has been getting rammed with passengers and personally if I know that a bus is running way later than it should, I just wait for the next one as it'll be a heck of a lot quieter and quicker too!

One example is that when I got the 309 to Newcastle one Monday morning, I was waiting for the one that commenced a short trip from Whitley Bay (before the times changed in Jul 2016) and ended up turning up 10 minutes late so I let it go and waited for the one one that started from Blyth which was only 5 minutes late and despite this, the driver managed to get it back on time by 'scratching' of the 310 through Battle Hill Drive then when clear, gave the bus a bit of a right foot and ended up catching the really late 309 on the Coast Road arriving into Newcastle before it and on time too!
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(19/11/2017, 21:08)L469 YVK Wrote: The 4 is a bit of a nightmare for timekeeping though to be fair. Been on many of routes myself where the bus behind has ended up catching up and 'leapfrogging' the late runner that has been getting rammed with passengers and personally if I know that a bus is running way later than it should, I just wait for the next one as it'll be a heck of a lot quieter and quicker too!

Stagecoach's 16 and 23 in Sunderland are the same, mostly run in 2's at peak times.
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(19/11/2017, 21:08)L469 YVK Wrote: The 4 is a bit of a nightmare for timekeeping though to be fair. Been on many of routes myself where the bus behind has ended up catching up and 'leapfrogging' the late runner that has been getting rammed with passengers and personally if I know that a bus is running way later than it should, I just wait for the next one as it'll be a heck of a lot quieter and quicker too!

One example is that when I got the 309 to Newcastle one Monday morning, I was waiting for the one that commenced a short trip from Whitley Bay (before the times changed in Jul 2016) and ended up turning up 10 minutes late so I let it go and waited for the one one that started from Blyth which was only 5 minutes late and despite this, the driver managed to get it back on time by 'scratching' of the 310 through Battle Hill Drive then when clear, gave the bus a bit of a right foot and ended up catching the really late 309 on the Coast Road arriving into Newcastle before it and on time too!

If you think thats bad try the 56 , every morning i get it on time sometimes 2 mins early but going towards newcastle at 6:45am there is normally 2 together which says alot even though the 56 is always late 7 days a week ! Even the 35 is better for been on time / lateness too.
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(19/11/2017, 22:26)Citaro5326 Wrote: If you think thats bad try the 56 , every morning i get it on time sometimes 2 mins early but going towards newcastle at 6:45am there is normally 2 together which says alot even though the 56 is always late 7 days a week ! Even the 35 is better for been on time / lateness too.

The stops on Old Durham Road slow it down. Would be good for the 35 and 56 to be combined like 55 and 56.
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(19/11/2017, 21:12)Michael Wrote: Stagecoach's 16 and 23 in Sunderland are the same, mostly run in 2's at peak times.

Anywhere in peak times are usually like this but saying that I’m in a Arriva 63 and there running in pairs and it doesn’t seem that busy
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It's when half hourly buses run in pairs that you have a real problem.
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A regular occurrence on peak time X82s in Newcastle!
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When will the xmas timetables be released. This time last year they were.
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Anyone know if 3968 is out on service today please? if so which service
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