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01/04/2018, 21:47 #1
OrangeArrow49
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From Newcastle, what is the best service to and from Wallsend? I can get the Stagecoach 12 or 40 or I can get the GNE 11 or Q3, I think the Coaster 1/1A takes longer. I don't know where is best to post this.

02/04/2018, 01:23 #2
Jordan2104
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(01/04/2018, 21:47)OrangeArrow49 Wrote:  From Newcastle, what is the best service to and from Wallsend? I can get the Stagecoach 12 or 40 or I can get the GNE 11 or Q3, I think the Coaster 1/1A takes longer. I don't know where is best to post this.

I always get 1 or 11. There quicker

02/04/2018, 02:56 #3
OrangeArrow49
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(02/04/2018, 01:23)Jordan2104 Wrote:  I always get 1 or 11. There quicker

Thanks. I thought 11 was quickest, then Q3, then 1. Stagecoach 12 and 40 feel like they both take ages to get to Wallsend, no idea why. 

I will probably get the 11, I think. I come from a mostly Stagecoach area so it costs more to get a GNE service to Wallsend, but I think it's better anyway.

02/04/2018, 15:17 #4
stagecoachbusdepot
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(02/04/2018, 02:56)OrangeArrow49 Wrote:  Thanks. I thought 11 was quickest, then Q3, then 1. Stagecoach 12 and 40 feel like they both take ages to get to Wallsend, no idea why. 

I will probably get the 11, I think. I come from a mostly Stagecoach area so it costs more to get a GNE service to Wallsend, but I think it's better anyway.

According to the timetables, Stagecoach 22 only takes 1 minute longer than GNE 11 between the same two destinations, so may be a better option for you if you prefer Stagecoach.

02/04/2018, 17:53 #5
OrangeArrow49
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(02/04/2018, 15:17)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote:  According to the timetables, Stagecoach 22 only takes 1 minute longer than GNE 11 between the same two destinations, so may be a better option for you if you prefer Stagecoach.

Yes, I forgot about the 22. Thanks, stagecoachbusdepot. I prefer GNE, but Stagecoach costs less because my area is Stagecoach. 

I used to get Stagecoach buses to and from Wallsend, but started getting a Day Rover so I could get the first bus that comes along.

02/04/2018, 18:00 #6
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(02/04/2018, 17:53)OrangeArrow49 Wrote:  Yes, I forgot about the 22. Thanks, stagecoachbusdepot. I prefer GNE, but Stagecoach costs less because my area is Stagecoach. 

I used to get Stagecoach buses to and from Wallsend, but started getting a Day Rover so I could get the first bus that comes along.

Does the smartzone weekly pass not help you if your in thy area, and want to get whichever bus arrives first

02/04/2018, 18:09 #7
OrangeArrow49
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(02/04/2018, 18:00)ifm001 Wrote:  Does the smartzone weekly pass not help you if your in thy area, and want to get whichever bus arrives first

Unfortunately I don't need a weekly pass, otherwise a Smartzone would be helpful.  Thanks.

03/04/2018, 17:47 #8
OrangeArrow49
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I ended up getting the Stagecoach 22 to and from Wallsend today. I wanted the GNE 11 but it wasn't a Blue Arrow Scania Wright Solar as I expected and wanted or a Blue Arrow OmniCity. I think it was a Scania Omnidekker. It was late too, so after letting many 22s go by I ended up getting the 22 which followed the 11 closely anyway.

03/04/2018, 19:17 #9
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(03/04/2018, 17:47)OrangeArrow49 Wrote:  I ended up getting the Stagecoach 22 to and from Wallsend today.  I wanted the GNE 11 but it wasn't a Blue Arrow Scania Wright Solar as I expected and wanted or a Blue Arrow OmniCity. I think it was a Scania Omnidekker.  It was late too, so after letting many 22s go by I ended up getting the 22 which followed the 11 closely anyway.

Its funny cus i probably walked right past you,although you probably wont get a solar on the 11 now cus im sure they-re all withdrawn frim service

Kind Regards
Tez

03/04/2018, 20:28 #10
OrangeArrow49
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(03/04/2018, 19:17)V514DFT Wrote:  Its funny cus i probably walked right past you,although you probably wont get a solar on the 11 now cus im sure they-re all withdrawn frim service

Really, what time?  I didn't know that. I got the Solar twice, I think. Usually I miss the 11 unfortunately. Today I had plenty of time and the 11 was even late, but I don't like the Omnidekkers. I'd like to see the Omnidekkers and Presidents withdrawn and new buses for the 11.




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