Posted by: DriverDamo, schedule 02 Sep 2021, 11:51 pm
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Hello there,

Dart K715 PCN has been around a bit since leaving Stagecoach - Dreadnought Coaches, preservation, use with a flying club(?) and more recently parked at the south side of the Tyne Bridge with Wylam Brewery, at the container pub space. I am trying to locate the current owner to see if the vehicle is 'safe' - it was photographed last summer under the Tyne Bridge, but Wylam Brewery tell me they have since sold it towards the end of last year (new V5 showing as issued November 2020).

If anyone could help me locate it, or know who its current owner is, then it would be really appreciated!

Many thanks in advance,

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Posted by: mb134, schedule 02 Sep 2021, 9:36 pm
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Darlington based Scania 4644 has had a thermal incident today. Pictures on the Arriva NE&Yorks FB page don't look promising in terms of a return to service for it - though I believe there are already a few withdrawn now anyway so probably not a huge loss.

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Posted by: Drifter60, schedule 02 Sep 2021, 3:46 pm
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Don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but the Arriva 22 Sunderland-Peterlee-Durham bus is missing/doesn’t show on Google. First time I’ve really noticed one of the big operators routes not showing, perhaps a common issue I’ve just not realised?

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Posted by: Train8261, schedule 01 Sep 2021, 7:53 pm
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On Saturday 11 September 2021, Claremont Road and North West Radial Road will be closed from approximately 2000. Because of this, Services 10 and 11 buses between North Kenton and the City Centre in both directions will not be able to stop at Claremont Place or on Claremont Road at Merz Court – Service 10/11 buses will instead divert non-stop via Great North Road. Service 10/11 customers should use nearest stops at Barras Bridge. During this period, Services X47, X77/X78 and X87/X88 will also not be able to operate via North West Radial Road or Claremont Road in either direction. Customers for these services are advised to use the main city centre bus stop at Eldon Square Bus Station

On Sunday 12 September 2021, The Great North Run will require a number of roads to be closed in the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead. These roads include Blackett Street, Pilgrim Street, Market Street, New Bridge Street West, John Dobson Street, St Marys Place, Barras Bridge, Sandyford Road, St.Thomas’ Street, North West Radial Road, Claremont Road, Great North Road, Central Motorway and Tyne Bridge

Service 1 towards Slatyford will operate via normal routes as far as Warwick Street, and will then divert non-stop via Stoddart Street, Crawhall Road, Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, re-joining normal route and stops at Central Station (Neville Street)

Service 1 towards Coach Lane will operate via normal routes as far as Westgate Road, and will then divert non-stop via Collingwood Street, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street, Gibson Street, Clarence Street, Shieldfield Lane, Stoddart Street, re-joining normal route and stops on Warwick Street.

Services 6, 7, 8 should be able to follow normal routes.

Service 10 and 11 towards West Denton/ West Denton Park will operate via normal routes as far as Grandstand Road, and will then divert non-stop via Ponteland Road, Barrack Road, Gallowgate and Newgate Street, re-joining normal route and stops at lower Grainger Street.

Service 10 and 11 towards North Kenton will operate via normal routes as far as lower Grainger Street, and will then divert non-stop via Newgate Street, Gallowgate, Barrack Road, Ponteland Road and Grandstand Road, re-joining normal route and stops on Kenton Road.

Service 12 towards Fenham will operate via normal routes as far as Byker Bridge. Buses will then divert via Crawhall Road (observing a temporary stop near Coquet Street ends), then running non-stop via Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, before then stopping on Clayton Street West, and at Newgate Street (Darn Crook), before re-joining normal route and stops at Gallowgate.

Service 12 towards Walker and Wallsend will operate via normal routes as far as Gallowgate. Buses will then divert via Newgate Street (observing a stop just to the north of the Clayton Street junction), before then continuing non-stop via Bigg Market, Groat Market, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street and Gibson Street, re-joining normal route and stops at New Bridge Street (opposite St Dominics).

Service 22 towards Throckley will operate via normal routes as far as Byker Bridge. Buses will then divert via Crawhall Road (observing a temporary stop near Coquet Street ends), then running non-stop via Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, re-joining normal route and stops at Central Station (Neville Street).

Service 22 towards Wallsend and Cobalt will operate via normal routes as far as Clayton Street West, and will then divert non-stop via Westgate Road, Collingwood Street, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street and Gibson Street, re-joining normal route and stops at New Bridge Street (opposite St Dominics).

Service 30 and 31 towards Whickham View and Fenham will operate via normal routes as far as Great North Road, and will then divert via Grandstand Road (stopping at Blue House), then non-stop via Grandstand Road, Ponteland Road, Barrack Road, Gallowgate and Newgate Street, re-joining normal route and stops at lower Grainger Street.

Service 30 and 31 towards Fawdon and Montagu Estate will operate via normal routes as far as lower Grainger Street, and will then divert non-stop via Newgate Street, Gallowgate, Barrack Road, Ponteland Road and Grandstand Road, re-joining normal route and stops at Great North Road (Blue House).

Service 36 arriving in the City Centre will operate via normal routes as far as Richardson Road, and will then divert via Leazes Park Road, Strawberry Place, St.James Boulevard, Westgate Road and Clayton Street West, to terminate on Newgate Street (at the end of Darn Crook).

Service 36 towards Fenham will commence at Newgate Street (at the end of Darn Crook), and operate via Gallowgate, Strawberry Place and Leazes Park Road, re-joining normal route and stops at Richardson Road.

Service 38 towards Whickham View will operate via normal routes as far as Sandyford Road, and will then divert via Portland Road, then non-stop via Stoddart Street, Crawhall Road, Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, re-joining normal route and stops at Central Station (Neville Street).

Service 38 towards Freeman Hospital and Four Lane Ends will operate via normal routes as far as Westgate Road, and will then divert non-stop via Collingwood Street, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street, Gibson Street, Clarence Street, Shieldfield Lane and Stoddart Street, then via Portland Road, and re-joining normal route and stops on Sandyford Road.

Service 39 and 40 towards Dumpling Hall and Chapel House will operate via normal routes as far as Byker Bridge. Buses will then divert via Crawhall Road (observing a temporary stop near Coquet Street ends), then running non-stop via Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, before then stopping on Clayton Street West, and at Newgate Street (St.Andrews Church), before re-joining normal route and stops at Gallowgate.

Service 39 and 40 towards Walker and Wallsend will operate via normal routes as far as Gallowgate. Buses will then divert via Newgate Street (observing a stop just to the north of the Clayton Street junction), before then continuing non-stop via Bigg Market, Groat Market, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street and Gibson Street, re-joining normal route and stops at New Bridge Street (opposite St Dominics).

Service 62 and 63 towards North Walbottle and Chapel House will operate via normal routes as far as Byker Bridge. Buses will then divert via Crawhall Road (observing a temporary stop near Coquet Street ends), then running non-stop via Howard Street, Buxton Street, Melbourne Street, Pandon Bank, City Road, Swan House Roundabout, Mosley Street, St.Nicholas Street and Westgate Road, before then stopping on Clayton Street West, and at Newgate Street (Premier Inn), before re-joining normal route and stops at Gallowgate.

Service 62 and 63 towards Killingworth will operate via normal routes as far as Gallowgate. Buses will then divert via Newgate Street (observing a stop just to the north of the Clayton Street junction), before then continuing non-stop via Bigg Market, Groat Market, Mosley Street, Swan House Roundabout, City Road, Melbourne Street, Buxton Street and Gibson Street, re-joining normal route and stops at New Bridge Street (opposite St Dominics).

Service 71, 72 and 87 arriving in the City Centre will operate via normal routes along Barrack Road, St James Boulevard, Westgate Road and lower Grainger Street. After a short wait, buses will then continue into Newgate Street.

Service 71, 72 and 87 towards Throckley, Chapel House and Newbiggin Hall will commence at lower Grainger Street, then divert via Newgate Street (stopping at Premier Inn), re-joining normal route and stops at Gallowgate.

Services X47, X78, X87, X88 arriving in the City Centre will operate via normal route as far as Cowgate Shops, and will then divert non-stop via Cowhill junction, Grandstand Road, Ponteland Road, Barrack Road, Gallowgate and Percy Street to Eldon Square bus station.

Services X47, X78, X87, X88 towards Kingston Park, Ponteland and Newbiggin Hall will commence at Eldon Square Bus Station, then divert non-stop via Gallowgate, Barrack Road, Ponteland Road, Grandstand Road and North West Radial Road, re-joining normal routes and stops at Cowgate.

Service X82 should be able to follow normal routes.

Service 100 will not operate.

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Posted by: Train8261, schedule 01 Sep 2021, 11:27 am
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Services from Gateshead to Eldon Square & Newgate Street will divert between Gateshead and Newcastle in both directions. Services to Eldon Square & Newgate Street will operate via the Redheugh Bridge and will be unable to stop at the stops on Askew Road, John Dobson Street or St Mary's Place. Instead they will stop at Clayton Street.

Services between Gateshead & Market Street will divert between Gateshead and Newcastle in both directions. Services to Market Street will operate via the Redheugh Bridge and will be unable to serve the bus stops at Askew Road, Swan House roundabout and Market Street. Buses will terminate at Clayton Street. Buses will start their service at Newgate Street (Wilkinson's).

VOLTRA 53 will be unable to serve Market Street, Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside, Gateshead High Street and Jackson Street.

VOLTRA 54 will be unable to serve Gateshead & Newcastle Quayside or Market Street.

Coaster service 1 will operate between Whitley Bay and Newcastle City Centre only. Buses will operate normal route to St Dominic's Church at Byker then divert via Shieldfield and Sandyford Road, terminating at a temporary bus station at the Civic Centre.

Cobalt & Coast services 309, 310 & 311 will operate normal route but will be unable to serve St Mary's Place or Haymarket bus station. Instead they will terminate at a temporary bus station at the Civic Centre.

Service 33A will be unable to serve John Dobson Street or Pilgrim Street. Instead, buses will terminate at a temporary bus station at the Civic Centre.

QuayCity service Q3 will be split in two sections, with the northern section operating between Great Park and Newcastle Civic Centre. Due to road closures buses will operate via Osborne Road & Sandyford Road, terminating at a temporary bus station at the Civic Centre. The southern section will operate between Central Station to Wallsend, leaving the City Centre via Moseley Street, joining the usual Sunday diversion via City Road.

Seasider X11 will be unable to depart from John Dobson Street and will instead leave from the X10 stop on Newgate Street

Connections 4 will be unable to operate via the Felling by pass. Buses will instead divert non stop between Wardley and Heworth via Meresyde, Grange Crescent and High Lanes in both directions

CityLink 57 will be unable to serve bus stops on Felling by pass, Lingey Lane, Leam Lane or the eastern end of Sunderland Road at Wardley. Buses will operate via Meresyde and the western end of Sunderland Road before rejoining normal route at White Mere Gardens.

East Gateshead Loop services 93 & 94 will be unable to serve bus stops between Gateshead and Heworth Interchange. Buses will operate via Sunderland Road serving all stops on diversion.

X lines X10 will be unable to serve bus stops at Testos roundabout, please catch your coach at Heworth Interchange.

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Posted by: V514DFT, schedule 31 Aug 2021, 5:25 pm
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Ready for tomorrow as i will be busy,but like to also be punctual

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Posted by: V514DFT, schedule 31 Aug 2021, 5:24 pm
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Ready for tomorrow as i will be busy,but like to also be punctual

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Posted by: ASX_Terranova, schedule 30 Aug 2021, 9:57 pm
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Doesn't seem to be a thread for this so I'll make this one.
There are quite a few taxibus routes around now TB1, TB10, TB21, TB503, etc... 
Are there any changes planned for the existing TB Routes? 
Are the logistics and tendering processes different compared to a normal Neus contract?
Could commercial taxibuses become a thing?


Posted by: Keeiajs, schedule 30 Aug 2021, 7:07 pm
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Here is the thread for Sept for rare working.

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Posted by: V514DFT, schedule 27 Aug 2021, 1:36 pm
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I follow GNE on Twitter,and it seems the reliability is struggling lately,eg 11,19,and 42's not running due to breakdowns,im sure its not just GNE,im not trying to single them out,its just theyre the only bus company i follow on Twitter

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