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Hi

I'm a long time lurker but a new contributor.

I'm a 30 something office based enthusiast. Used to collect models and other stuff in my youth but kinda grew out of it.

I'd probably call myself an informed passengers as opposed to a full on enthusiast, I'm not great with engines etc and I long for the days of Metrobuses and a proper Northern livery. I even miss Marshall Darts.

You can normally find me shuttling up and down the Durham Road towards Newcastle. I currently work in the office of a well known purveyor of pasties
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum but know a couple of people on here.

I'm from the West Midlands but love exploring places and learning about public transport all across the country...

I've been interested in buses since I was about 11, now I'm 18. I've been working casually at The Green Bus, an operator local to me, for over 3 years since I was 15. I do all sorts, from piloting buses, to admin stuff, to running control by myself...all this has taught me so much about how a bus company is run.

Yesterday I made my first trip to the northeast and loved it! The variety of buses you have up here is awesome, but I didn't have anywhere near enough time to do everything I wanted, although on the plus side I met an existing friend and made a new one. Hopefully I will be back in the northeast soon...

Thanks for reading and feel free to message me Smile

Matt.
(05 Jun 2016, 11:18 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum but know a couple of people on here.

I'm from the West Midlands but love exploring places and learning about public transport all across the country...

I've been interested in buses since I was about 11, now I'm 18. I've been working casually at The Green Bus, an operator local to me, for over 3 years since I was 15. I do all sorts, from piloting buses, to admin stuff, to running control by myself...all this has taught me so much about how a bus company is run.

Yesterday I made my first trip to the northeast and loved it! The variety of buses you have up here is awesome, but I didn't have anywhere near enough time to do everything I wanted, although on the plus side I met an existing friend and made a new one. Hopefully I will be back in the northeast soon...

Thanks for reading and feel free to message me Smile

Matt.

Welcome to the forum Matt =) 

Which parts of the NE did you visit?
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(05 Jun 2016, 11:18 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum but know a couple of people on here.

I'm from the West Midlands but love exploring places and learning about public transport all across the country...

I've been interested in buses since I was about 11, now I'm 18. I've been working casually at The Green Bus, an operator local to me, for over 3 years since I was 15. I do all sorts, from piloting buses, to admin stuff, to running control by myself...all this has taught me so much about how a bus company is run.

Yesterday I made my first trip to the northeast and loved it! The variety of buses you have up here is awesome, but I didn't have anywhere near enough time to do everything I wanted, although on the plus side I met an existing friend and made a new one. Hopefully I will be back in the northeast soon...

Thanks for reading and feel free to message me Smile

Matt.

Welcome back Matt Smile
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(06 Jun 2016, 6:12 am)Michael Wrote: Welcome to the forum Matt =) 

Which parts of the NE did you visit?

We took him on a bit of a tour, Though mostly round Tyne and Wear.
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(05 Jun 2016, 11:18 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum but know a couple of people on here.

I'm from the West Midlands but love exploring places and learning about public transport all across the country...

I've been interested in buses since I was about 11, now I'm 18. I've been working casually at The Green Bus, an operator local to me, for over 3 years since I was 15. I do all sorts, from piloting buses, to admin stuff, to running control by myself...all this has taught me so much about how a bus company is run.

Yesterday I made my first trip to the northeast and loved it! The variety of buses you have up here is awesome, but I didn't have anywhere near enough time to do everything I wanted, although on the plus side I met an existing friend and made a new one. Hopefully I will be back in the northeast soon...

Thanks for reading and feel free to message me Smile

Matt.

Welcome to the forum Matt Smile

You already know who I am so I won't explain haha


And, it's not a boat it's a ferry, and it's not a tram it's a Metrocar.  Tongue
(06 Jun 2016, 6:12 am)Michael Wrote: Welcome to the forum Matt =) 

Which parts of the NE did you visit?

Thanks Michael Smile

Like South Tyne Lad said, it was mainly a tour of the Tyne and Wear area. I caught the Metro up to Whitley Bay, then the 309 back into Newcastle. I then got the 21 to Durham where I met Tommy and South Tyne Lad. We then caught the 21 to Gateshead, where Tommy and I changed onto the Metro to South Shields as I wanted to go on the ferry! Then met up with South Tyne Lad again at North Shields, and caught the Metro to South Gosforth, then to the Airport. Then Tommy and I caught the Metro to Sunderland, then went back to Newcastle on a Pacer (love these!). After that it was time to call it a day as I was knackered... I left home at 05:01 and got back at 23:39, but had an amazing day Smile
(06 Jun 2016, 8:26 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: Thanks Michael Smile

Like South Tyne Lad said, it was mainly a tour of the Tyne and Wear area. I caught the Metro up to Whitley Bay, then the 309 back into Newcastle. I then got the 21 to Durham where I met Tommy and South Tyne Lad. We then caught the 21 to Gateshead, where Tommy and I changed onto the Metro to South Shields as I wanted to go on the ferry! Then met up with South Tyne Lad again at North Shields, and caught the Metro to South Gosforth, then to the Airport. Then Tommy and I caught the Metro to Sunderland, then went back to Newcastle on a Pacer (love these!). After that it was time to call it a day as I was knackered... I left home at 05:01 and got back at 23:39, but had an amazing day Smile

I take it back, you aren't welcome hahaha Tongue

Seems you had a good day out =D.
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(06 Jun 2016, 8:30 pm)Michael Wrote: I take it back, you aren't welcome hahaha Tongue

Seems you had a good day out =D.

Hahah I like Voyagers too Wink

Yeah I did Smile
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(06 Jun 2016, 9:22 pm)South Tyne Lad Wrote: Its actually my first birthday on NEB, I registered on the 6th June 2015  Smile

Cheers everyone!

It says you registered on the 5th, so happy birthday for yesterday Wink
(06 Jun 2016, 9:34 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: It says you registered on the 5th, so happy birthday for yesterday Wink

Oh well haha Wink
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(06 Jun 2016, 8:57 pm)PO51WNF Wrote: Hahah I like Voyagers too Wink

Yeah I did Smile

Rancid things! One of the few units that I refuse to use, unless absolutely necessary.
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(06 Jun 2016, 11:25 pm)Adrian Wrote: Rancid things! One of the few units that I refuse to use, unless absolutely necessary.

Beautiful units when they work.

At the time they were more than necessary. IMO 47s would not have lasted a lot longer on trains from Aberdeen to Penzance and everywhere inbetween!
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(07 Jun 2016, 4:14 pm)northern156 Wrote: Beautiful units when they work.

At the time they were more than necessary. IMO 47s would not have lasted a lot longer on trains from Aberdeen to Penzance and everywhere inbetween!

I agree, prefer a voyager to a rake of Mark 2's though!
(07 Jun 2016, 4:25 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: I agree, prefer a voyager to a rake of Mark 2's though!
Have you ever been on a Mark 2 coach? Much comfier seating, all seats have tables and much more spacious.

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(07 Jun 2016, 4:28 pm)northern156 Wrote: Have you ever been on a Mark 2 coach? Much comfier seating, all seats have tables and much more spacious.

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Yeah, once in a DRS rake, I'm just not a fan really, much prefer a Mark 3 to a mark 4 though. The voyagers with crosscountry are in a bad internal condition
(07 Jun 2016, 4:30 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Yeah, once in a DRS rake, I'm just not a fan really, much prefer a Mark 3 to a mark 4 though. The voyagers with crosscountry are in a bad internal condition
Yet you'd prefer one to a Mark 2?

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(07 Jun 2016, 4:31 pm)northern156 Wrote: Yet you'd prefer one to a Mark 2?

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Yes, because mark 2s are older coaches and the one I was onboard was very busy and I had a bad experience. The DRS one at the open day last year in Carlisle looked good though