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02/04/2018, 22:08 #1
OrangeArrow49
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(31/03/2018, 07:34)Coastliner700 Wrote:  Sadly I believe Arriva didn’t want it they seemed to miss journeys out the last ones because they were late. Often missing parts of the journey. And the end was soon after.

That is a shame. Hopefully one day Arriva or Go North East will run a reasonably frequent service along Ponteland Road or Stamfordham Road around Kenton or Cowgate and compete with Stagecoach. The GNE 32A gets a fair number of passengers when it operates on a Sunday and on evenings. Stagecoach offers various express services, if Arriva or GNE did so they  would have a good chance of taking Stagecoach on, particularly running to Central Station which Stagecoach only does with the 8 on an early morning, other than getting a bus around the Haymarket area to Central Station. They could at least trial it.

02/04/2018, 22:39 #2
busmanT
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(30/03/2018, 22:32)Coastliner700 Wrote:  The 9/9A ran from Central Station, through town, Claremont Road, Spiral Tongues, Stamfordham Road, Springfield Road, Ponteland Road, Harehills Avenue, Ponteland Road, Kenton Lane 9- clockwise around Kenton Bar, 9A anti clockwise. Then back again. Both ran hourly.

About 1990 Ok Travel took over in the evenings and on Sundays.

They were changed during the day by Northumbria during mid 90s operating via Bowfell Avenue to Harehills Avenue and also via North West Radial Road. Ok keeping the evening and Sunday 9/9A. During early 00s it became hourly as 9 Go Gateshead and then Low Fell Travel ran it.

It was withdrawn in 2008/9

The end of bus service over 20 years that went through steady decline hence becoming a minibus.

For a number of years OK ran its former South Yorkshire PTE Altlaneans on the 9/9A - the route suffered from a lot of vandalism at times, if memory is correct near Montague Estate.

03/04/2018, 16:57 #3
Pulsar
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Not sure if this has been posted yet but 2603 is back at Jesmond, on the 6 today.

03/04/2018, 17:41 #4
JM03
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7603 operating X9 has had a canny big bash 7413 on the 43 at hay market. 43 pulled back into a empty stand. Looks like they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Back of the buses have clashed

While 43 reversing out.
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03/04/2018, 20:25 #5
Ianthegoon
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(03/04/2018, 16:57)Pulsar Wrote:  Not sure if this has been posted yet but 2603 is back at Jesmond, on the 6 today.

2602's also back; noted running Not In Service near Cradlewell earlier.

(03/04/2018, 17:41)JM03 Wrote:  7603 operating X9 has had a canny big bash 7413 on the 43 at hay market. 43 pulled back into a empty stand. Looks like they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Back of the buses have clashed

While 43 reversing out.

That would explain the general chaos around Haymarket an hour ago, with buses on random stands, and a queue waiting to get in.

Also an ambulance in attendance; hope nobody was seriously hurt.
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03/04/2018, 21:57 #6
JM03
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Heard about that. Have no idea what happened then. More bad news from there as theres a solo broken down on the interchange entrance. About to get 51 home and not a solo in the stand, think I know what I’m gojng home on.

03/04/2018, 22:07 #7
OrangeArrow49
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Are there collisions at Haymarket often? Hope nobody has been injured.

04/04/2018, 03:17 #8
JM03
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(03/04/2018, 22:07)OrangeArrow49 Wrote:  Are there collisions at Haymarket often? Hope nobody has been injured.

The incident caused chaos. I didn't hear about a ambulance at the time but all i saw was the buses crash.

04/04/2018, 07:39 #9
Ianthegoon
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(04/04/2018, 03:17)JM03 Wrote:  The incident caused chaos. I didn't hear about a ambulance at the time but all i saw was the buses crash.

I arrived about 17.40, into the tail end of it all - the ambulance was parked on one of the stands in the middle of the bus station, but left a few minutes later.  It didn't use blue lights or sirens when it left, so no emergency case on board.  I guess, given the nature of Haymarket, it's likely that there were standing passengers who may have fallen over as a result of the collision, and who therefore needed a medical check-over to make sure they were OK.
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04/04/2018, 11:14 #10
Cock Robin
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(30/03/2018, 14:03)omnicity4659 Wrote:  It's been rumoured at Ashington depot, however the last I heard of it was that Enviro400s are being purchased for the route.

Apparently whatever they are aren't even in build yet. Or weren't last week.




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