Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - August 2015
#1
Can someone please confirm the Streetdeck running board today as soon as it is known?

Many thanks in advance
#2
(31/07/2015, 20:27)Michael Wrote: Good 4 u, how did u find out before it was posted? :p
Driver
(31/07/2015, 21:51)LeeCalder Wrote: He claimes a driver he knows very well (Having been on his bus once) told him.

It's not a he driver it's a she
#3
(01/08/2015, 07:25)Bob Wrote: Can someone please confirm the Streetdeck running board today as soon as it is known?

Many thanks in advance

It's ok folks. She found me. 1010 ex Durham towards Newcastle.
#4
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#5
Although you can't see it very well, I caught an Indigo Optare Solo SR yesterday https://flic.kr/p/wK4PiW
#6
(01/08/2015, 12:49)Davie Wrote: Although you can't see it very well, I caught an Indigo Optare Solo SR yesterday https://flic.kr/p/wK4PiW

Wouldn't like to try and catch something that heavy!  Tongue

Shame that car was in the way.
#7
(31/07/2015, 15:40)Andreos1 Wrote: What was Shepherds, was knocked down (and turned into the Tesco car park) around the same period as the Interchange Centre shops were built. If not the same time, definitely a year or two before the 80's were out.

Aye, Sheppards (a department store) was eventually demolished and later became the car park at Tescos.
#8
(01/08/2015, 12:52)S813 FVK Wrote: Wouldn't like to try and catch something that heavy!  Tongue

Shame that car was in the way.

Lol, true though.
#9
Due to a road closure on Ferry Street, South Shields, from 06:00am to 21:00pm on Saturday 1st August, to allow the installation of a tower crane and works associated with the town centre regeneration scheme, Stagecoach services 12/12A were scheduled to terminate at South Shields Market for the day.

Go North East operated a free shuttle bus service on behalf of Nexus for the duration of this road closure. Numbered 12S, the shuttle stopped at Palatine Street, River Drive, Mile End Road and South Shields Town Centre Bus Stops.

[Image: 20008268250_297390fccb.jpg]Go North East: 563 / NK53TLN by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
#10
(01/08/2015, 12:49)Davie Wrote: Although you can't see it very well, I caught an Indigo Optare Solo SR yesterday https://flic.kr/p/wK4PiW

That was how far away I was yesterday from the 687 that I was trying to catch!
#11
Has anyone noticed a Q3 double announcing since the changes? I'm on a St Peters bound one, and it's done it for every stop between Haymarket and Quayside.

It'll announce the destination really loud, then again quieter with a slight delay, so they talk over each other.
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#12
(01/08/2015, 13:54)aureolin Wrote: Has anyone noticed a Q3 double announcing since the changes? I'm on a St Peters bound one, and it's done it for every stop between Haymarket and Quayside.

It'll announce the destination really loud, then again quieter with a slight delay, so they talk over each other.

On all Quaylinks, it should say something like Next Stop Guildhall, then at the stop, it should announce the stop name.  It shouldnt be doing that.  

The volume on the units are only set the once and we use the same audio files, so the volume should be the same for all speech.
#13
(01/08/2015, 14:03)citaro5284 Wrote: On all Quaylinks, it should say something like Next Stop Guildhall, then at the stop, it should announce the stop name.  It shouldnt be doing that.  

The volume on the units are only set the once and we use the same audio files, so the volume should be the same for all speech.

I'll try and video it and drop you a link.

Once it reaches the stop it just announces it once, its just when it is announcing the next stop it would seem.
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#14
(01/08/2015, 13:28)Dan Wrote: Due to a road closure on Ferry Street, South Shields, from 06:00am to 21:00pm on Saturday 1st August, to allow the installation of a tower crane and works associated with the town centre regeneration scheme, Stagecoach services 12/12A were scheduled to terminate at South Shields Market for the day.

Go North East operated a free shuttle bus service on behalf of Nexus for the duration of this road closure. Numbered 12S, the shuttle stopped at Palatine Street, River Drive, Mile End Road and South Shields Town Centre Bus Stops.

[Image: 20008268250_297390fccb.jpg]Go North East: 563 / NK53TLN by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

So that's why the traffic was so bad in the town centre! The bus was carrying nothing but fresh air when I seen it today.
#15
(01/08/2015, 14:16)AIG20 Wrote: So that's why the traffic was so bad in the town centre! The bus was carrying nothing but fresh air when I seen it today.

I was the first passenger of the day at 10:15am (and I hardly count given that I was there for a photo and a chat!) Tongue
#16
The recent service changes to the "Quaylink" group of services - which saw the combined PVR of the old "QuayLink", "Great Park & Ride" and "The Orbit" services reduce by one vehicle - has allowed the transfer of Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4966 (NL52 WVX) to Hexham Depot. This vehicle should become a spare vehicle for new service 680 (with "Tynedale Links" branded Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5210 being the usual allocation), although will no doubt crop up on other services where required too, as in today's case of being allocated to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
#17
5329s rear advert for South Tyneside College has started to deteriorate already:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dansnorthe...ateposted/
#18
(01/08/2015, 13:54)aureolin Wrote: Has anyone noticed a Q3 double announcing since the changes? I'm on a St Peters bound one, and it's done it for every stop between Haymarket and Quayside.

It'll announce the destination really loud, then again quieter with a slight delay, so they talk over each other.
I was on 8333 earlier on the Q1 from Wrekenton to Central Station and it exactly the same, just kept on repeating itself which irritating, adding to the dull unenthusiastic voice of the person doing the NSAs.
#19
(01/08/2015, 23:04)Malarkey Wrote: I was on 8333 earlier on the Q1 from Wrekenton to Central Station and it exactly the same, just kept on repeating itself which irritating, adding to the dull unenthusiastic voice of the person doing the NSAs.

I would not say it was a dull unenthusiastic voice.
#20
(01/08/2015, 23:04)Malarkey Wrote: I was on 8333 earlier on the Q1 from Wrekenton to Central Station and it exactly the same, just kept on repeating itself which irritating, adding to the dull unenthusiastic voice of the person doing the NSAs.
Alan Robson sounds dull??
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