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Transdev Durham?? - Clifton Hignett III - 18 Jul 2021



To paraphrase Bananarama, I heard a rumour that today that Transdev are planning to make an announcement in the next few days regarding expansion into the North East, specifically Durham.

It may be false, it may be true, yet nothing has been proved (to borrow a lyric from the Dusty Springfield/Pet Shop Boys song from the 1988 film 'Scandal'). In any case, when this rumour is proven to be false, I propose that the moderators move this thread into the off-topic section so we can humourously discuss some of tall tales mooted over the years by various enthusiastsor employees of bus companies.

If this rumour proves to be true, unlikely as it may sound, then I guess this can be he official thread for Transdev North East or Transdev County Durham or whatever name it will be known by.


RE: Transdev Durham?? - streetdeckfan - 18 Jul 2021

(18 Jul 2021, 7:09 pm)Clifton Hignett III Wrote:

To paraphrase Bananarama, I heard a rumour that today that Transdev are planning to make an announcement in the next few days regarding expansion into the North East, specifically Durham.

It may be false, it may be true, yet nothing has been proved (to borrow a lyric from the Dusty Springfield/Pet Shop Boys song from the 1988 film 'Scandal'). In any case, when this rumour is proven to be false, I propose that the moderators move this thread into the off-topic section so we can humourously discuss some of tall tales mooted over the years by various enthusiastsor employees of bus companies.

If this rumour proves to be true, unlikely as it may sound, then I guess this can be he official thread for Transdev North East or Transdev County Durham or whatever name it will be known by.


Christ, I bloody hope not!
How would we ever tell the difference between GNE and 'TransDurham' if they both go to Copy and Pasting Desire for their liveries!


RE: Transdev Durham?? - mb134 - 18 Jul 2021

(18 Jul 2021, 7:09 pm)Clifton Hignett III Wrote: To paraphrase Bananarama, I heard a rumour that today that Transdev are planning to make an announcement in the next few days regarding expansion into the North East, specifically Durham.

The beginning of the end for the boys in blue in Durham County?


RE: Transdev Durham?? - BusLoverMum - 21 Jul 2021

That would explain why I've not had a single driver who doesn't look like a bulldog who has swallowed a wasp on the 64,in recent weeks.


RE: Transdev Durham?? - V514DFT - 21 Jul 2021

Who (if true) will they replace Arriva?


RE: Transdev Durham?? - Andreos1 - 21 Jul 2021

(21 Jul 2021, 3:27 pm)V514DFT Wrote: Who (if true) will they replace Arriva?

Possibly Arriva. If not, it could be Lothians Consett ops.


RE: Transdev Durham?? - RobinHood - 21 Jul 2021

I also heard a rumor that unicorns exist and Santa Claus will be replacing the Easter Bunny.


RE: Transdev Durham?? - V514DFT - 21 Jul 2021

(21 Jul 2021, 4:25 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Possibly Arriva. If not, it could be Lothians Consett ops.
Cheers,i know it sounds a dumb question,but i dont know who operate in the area as i live in North Tyneside


RE: Transdev Durham?? - L469 YVK - 21 Jul 2021

If true, Transdev would be a welcome replacement if they got both Durham & Darlington.

And funnily enough whilst actually offering some 'healthy' competition, they'd no doubt co-exist well with GNE's offering going forward including any potential bus partnerships should they be implemented.

If Arriva offloaded Durham & Tees, I'd say:
- Durham & Darlington - Transdev
- Stockton - GNE
- Redcar & Whitby - Transdev


RE: Transdev Durham?? - MurdnunoC - 21 Jul 2021

(21 Jul 2021, 6:53 pm)RobinHood Wrote: I also heard a rumor that unicorns exist and Santa Claus will be replacing the Easter Bunny.

Interesting. I wonder who will replace Santa Claus then. Rumour has it that Santa can only empty his big sack once a year. Twice might result in overexertion.