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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - park5354 - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 10:35 am)Rob44 Wrote: I don't know about the coach park.... I think that when the Match day park and ride operates from?  I am just on about the parking at the metrocentre its self - its definitely on the signage although not sure how they could prove it unless CCTV followed youfrom your car to the bus station and your were seen jumping on the bus?!

They do enforce it, especially the Multi storey next to Bus Station.  Several drivers from Riverside have recieved tickets after parking in there, then getting bus to Gateshead.  Security watch people leaving cars then watch them board buses.
Drivers cannot even use Coach Park for work, although it sometimes depends on which security officer is on duty.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Jamie M - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 5:59 pm)park5354 Wrote: They do enforce it, especially the Multi storey next to Bus Station.  Several drivers from Riverside have recieved tickets after parking in there, then getting bus to Gateshead.  Security watch people leaving cars then watch them board buses.
Drivers cannot even use Coach Park for work, although it sometimes depends on which security officer is on duty.
I was misinformed then, good I know this now lol.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Michael - 14 Nov 2018

6030 is now at Deptford according to the Go North East fleet news.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - S813 FVK - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 7:29 pm)Michael Wrote: 6030 is now at Deptford according to the Go North East fleet news.

To help with Sunderland Illuminations
https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=2186&pid=222626#pid222626


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Michael - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 7:30 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: To help with Sunderland Illuminations
https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=2186&pid=222626#pid222626

Ah, i missed that post!


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - ifm001 - 14 Nov 2018

(13 Nov 2018, 7:39 pm)idiot Wrote: How can GNE get away with not stopping at testos? Diverting x9 and x10 currently

This is my current comaint with GNE and is currently being investigated by other means. 

I use this bus daily from Testos to Middlesbrough. I pay £30 per week for a red and turquoise buzz fare valid between the 2 locations only on this service. When the bus is diverted away from Testos, quite often without being notified I find myself being diverted through Washington and or Houghton le Spring and end up being brought direct to Heworth. Now my weeks pass is not valid at Heworth as that is in purple zone. GNE do not have any other daytime service between Heworth and Testos. How do I get back to Testos? Do I get on a bus that's not diverted back towards Boro and beg the driver to let me on. Do I beg the driver on the 26 or 27 to let me on to go to Jarrow then change o to a 9.  Do I pay on the metro or the 558....what happens when I am on the final X10 back to Testos and get dumped at Heworth after 11pm.

Many questions. No answers. And no help. 

As i said this complaint has now gone to higher levels but I would be interested in other views.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Jamie M - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 8:23 pm)ifm001 Wrote: This is my current comaint with GNE and is currently being investigated by other means. 

I use this bus daily from Testos to Middlesbrough. I pay £30 per week for a red and turquoise buzz fare valid between the 2 locations only on this service. When the bus is diverted away from Testos, quite often without being notified I find myself being diverted through Washington and or Houghton le Spring and end up being brought direct to Heworth. Now my weeks pass is not valid at Heworth as that is in purple zone. GNE do not have any other daytime service between Heworth and Testos. How do I get back to Testos? Do I get on a bus that's not diverted back towards Boro and beg the driver to let me on. Do I beg the driver on the 26 or 27 to let me on to go to Jarrow then change o to a 9.  Do I pay on the metro or the 558....what happens when I am on the final X10 back to Testos and get dumped at Heworth after 11pm.

Many questions. No answers. And no help. 

As i said this complaint has now gone to higher levels but I would be interested in other views.

I think they are doing the right thing by regulating and diverting otherwise the service would remain late in traffic forever, but I think they should be obliged to add a free shuttle for people from heworth to testos if sent away. Provide some level of cover anyway.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Andreos1 - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 8:23 pm)ifm001 Wrote: This is my current comaint with GNE and is currently being investigated by other means. 

I use this bus daily from Testos to Middlesbrough. I pay £30 per week for a red and turquoise buzz fare valid between the 2 locations only on this service. When the bus is diverted away from Testos, quite often without being notified I find myself being diverted through Washington and or Houghton le Spring and end up being brought direct to Heworth. Now my weeks pass is not valid at Heworth as that is in purple zone. GNE do not have any other daytime service between Heworth and Testos. How do I get back to Testos? Do I get on a bus that's not diverted back towards Boro and beg the driver to let me on. Do I beg the driver on the 26 or 27 to let me on to go to Jarrow then change o to a 9.  Do I pay on the metro or the 558....what happens when I am on the final X10 back to Testos and get dumped at Heworth after 11pm.

Many questions. No answers. And no help. 

As i said this complaint has now gone to higher levels but I would be interested in other views.

With the upcoming works in the area, I can imagine your situation is only going to get worse.
Have they said what their plans are?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - S830OFT - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 8:59 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: With the upcoming works in the area, I can imagine your situation is only going to get worse.
Have they said what their plans are?

If you are travelling at Testos on a Evening or Sunday daytime there is always the option of service 35A. Also at Boldon the 9 to Dalton Park to change to a X10.

(14 Nov 2018, 8:23 pm)ifm001 Wrote: This is my current comaint with GNE and is currently being investigated by other means. 

I use this bus daily from Testos to Middlesbrough. I pay £30 per week for a red and turquoise buzz fare valid between the 2 locations only on this service. When the bus is diverted away from Testos, quite often without being notified I find myself being diverted through Washington and or Houghton le Spring and end up being brought direct to Heworth. Now my weeks pass is not valid at Heworth as that is in purple zone. GNE do not have any other daytime service between Heworth and Testos. How do I get back to Testos? Do I get on a bus that's not diverted back towards Boro and beg the driver to let me on. Do I beg the driver on the 26 or 27 to let me on to go to Jarrow then change o to a 9.  Do I pay on the metro or the 558....what happens when I am on the final X10 back to Testos and get dumped at Heworth after 11pm.

Many questions. No answers. And no help. 

As i said this complaint has now gone to higher levels but I would be interested in other views.

If its evening you can use the 35A as that runs until around 23:00.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Jamie M - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 9:10 pm)S830OFT Wrote: If you are travelling at Testos on a Evening or Sunday daytime there is always the option of service 35A. Also at Boldon the 9 to Dalton Park to change to a X10.


If its evening you can use the 35A as that runs until around 23:00.
Most of the day isnt evening though, just so we're all clear on that fact

X10s also very rarely get diverted on evenings.
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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - ifm001 - 14 Nov 2018

They have not said what will happen when the major roadworks start but I'm expecting fun and games. 

However those who are suggesting to get the 9 from Dalton Park to Boldon are missing the point. 

When the service is diverted with no notice and the drivers don't advise, we do not realise it is missing the stop until it is too late and the bus has left Dalton Park and more often than not goes through Washington. 

Also thus is not something rare. In the last 4 weeks this has probably happened 6 times to me alone. 

Also just going back to the 9..  That is swapping a 14 minute express service for a 40 minute stopping at every stop service.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - S830OFT - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 9:28 pm)ifm001 Wrote: They have not said what will happen when the major roadworks start but I'm expecting fun and games. 

However those who are suggesting to get the 9 from Dalton Park to Boldon are missing the point. 

When the service is diverted with no notice and the drivers don't advise, we do not realise it is missing the stop until it is too late and the bus has left Dalton Park and more often than not goes through Washington. 

Also thus is not something rare. In the last 4 weeks this has probably happened 6 times to me alone. 

Also just going back to the 9..  That is swapping a 14 minute express service for a 40 minute stopping at every stop service.

I think it's time the X3 or X36 was brought back!


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Jamie M - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm)S830OFT Wrote: I think it's time the X3 or X36 was brought back!
No, nobody got on them ever.

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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - cbma06 - 14 Nov 2018

Wonder what happens to the passengers that are waiting for the X10 at Peterlee northbound slip road when the X9 is cancelled and the following X10 picks up on the X9 route in Peterlee at moorcock/bus station/essington way?


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Dan - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 9:39 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Wonder what happens to the passengers that are waiting for the X10 at Peterlee northbound slip road when the X9 is cancelled and the following X10 picks up on the X9 route in Peterlee at moorcock/bus station/essington way?

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I suspect if an X9 hasn't turned up within 25 minutes of its scheduled departure time, most folk (for the very few passengers that do board at the slip road) would have the sense to spend the remaining 5 minutes walking down to The Moorcock to catch the X10 instead.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - S830OFT - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 10:18 pm)Dan Wrote: I suspect if an X9 hasn't turned up within 25 minutes of its scheduled departure time, most folk (for the very few passengers that do board at the slip road) would have the sense to spend the remaining 5 minutes walking down to The Moorcock to catch the X10 instead.

Isn't it the X10 that serves the slip road northbound? And I think what he means is if the X9 is cancelled and the X10 does the X9 route aswell what happens to the passengers waiting at the slip road?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - S813 FVK - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 10:41 pm)S830OFT Wrote: Isn't it the X10 that serves the slip road northbound? And I think what he means is if the X9 is cancelled and the X10 does the X9 route aswell what happens to the passengers waiting at the slip road?

That is the exact scenario he has described, just with the route numbers the wrong way around. Although if they don't walk around, it pretty much suggests bad luck and you've got to wait an extra half an hour for the next bus to come.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Dan - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 10:45 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: That is the exact scenario he has described, just with the route numbers the wrong way around. Although if they don't walk around, it pretty much suggests bad luck and you've got to wait an extra half an hour for the next bus to come.

Nee pleasing some!

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - Jamie M - 14 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 10:56 pm)Dan Wrote: Nee pleasing some!

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Maybe this is why you can't get your X9/X10 shift in!!! Got to remember which route is which!

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2018 - JM03 - 15 Nov 2018

(14 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm)S830OFT Wrote: I think it's time the X3 or X36 was brought back!

Might be costly but if stagecoach slightly altered the X24, it could stop there during the diversion maybe saying a little more time