Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2015
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A new month, a new thread!

Lastest GNE news for October goes in this thread.

Did i make that nice and appealing? Smile


(30/09/2015, 23:26)BusLoverMum Wrote: The easiest way to catch one, at the moment, without having to travel far is to hang around at the Metrocentre for a bus to Newcastle while the 43/44/44a are still on the go. They occasionally appear on there.

Or go to Newcastle for the X30/X31/X70/X71. Quite likely one that way ratio of omnidekkas to omnicitys is 7:3
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Change of driver no showed at The Galleries for the 09:34 X1 to Newcastle due to getting stuck in traffic somewhere, had to divert via Washington Depot to change over.
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(30/09/2015, 20:43)NK53 TKT Wrote: Well don't have a need to go to Stanley, when I have tried three times (twice on X30/X31 and once on the X70) either got a lolyne, omnicity or president)
If they go to Crook temporarily for the X21 I will use it
Went on it at NEPBT in May Tongue

Hahaha!  Tongue

I've also used the X30/31/70/71 three times and got a OmniDekka (6128!), OmniCity and a Olympian (3831)...
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

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(30/09/2015, 21:01)Michael Wrote: What's funny? Wink

The guesses with re-allocations and repaints...

See here for more info..!
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(01/10/2015, 10:46)Malarkey Wrote: Change of driver no showed at The Galleries for the 09:34 X1 to Newcastle due to getting stuck in traffic somewhere, had to divert via Washington Depot to change over.
Just been chucked off at Gateshead, got told to get on 09:44 X1 which was infront.
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(01/10/2015, 08:19)S813 FVK Wrote: Or go to Newcastle for the X30/X31/X70/X71. Quite likely one that way ratio of omnidekkas to omnicitys is 7:3

Aye, but that might involve an outing into the great unknown Co. Durham.

(I tried to do this on my phone earlier and the crossing out wouldn't cancel, which sort of scuppered my plan!)
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(01/10/2015, 08:19)S813 FVK Wrote: A new month, a new thread!

Lastest GNE news for October goes in this thread.

Did i make that nice and appealing?  Smile



Or go to Newcastle for the X30/X31/X70/X71. Quite likely one that way ratio of omnidekkas to omnicitys is 7:3

correct me if am wrong but am sure the ominicities are staying at Stanley for Toon Link the 4 of them sure Dan can confirm this
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I've been meaning to ask this for ages, how long has the 69 displayed 'Blaydon' on it's destination display instead of 'Winlaton?'
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(01/10/2015, 18:16)Sidthebusbabe Wrote: I've been meaning to ask this for ages, how long has the 69 displayed 'Blaydon' on it's destination display instead of 'Winlaton?'

I've noticed that too. Possibly the Blaydon and Winlaton programmes have been mixed up? It changed when the routes were updated...
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(01/10/2015, 17:53)Diamond One Wrote: correct me if am wrong but am sure the ominicities are staying at Stanley for Toon Link the 4 of them sure Dan can confirm this

Not sure Bazza, the X30/X31 - both will be every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes on parts of the route) - i don't think 4 would cover the PVR for them, the PVR will be at least 6+ i would imagine.... unless like someone else said the whole ToonLink brand will be changed... although, i think that's a bad idea. 


Like Tom said in the Upcoming changes Thread.... the X30/X31/X32 will probables be using the Citaro's....... although the ToonLink will be 2 different shades of colour - Blue and Black, i think the ToonLink will look good on a blue background.... although.... anything can happen.... the Gateshead changes haven't being announced yet.... hopefully well get some more info on allocations when they are released... which should be soon.

Edit: Changed a sentence!
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(01/10/2015, 20:00)Michael Wrote: Like Tom said in the Upcoming changes Thread.... the X30/X31/X32 will probables be using the Citaro's....... although the ToonLink will be 2 different shades of colour

No it won't? The blue citaros are for the 16/16A rather than the X30/X31/X32.
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(01/10/2015, 20:10)S813 FVK Wrote: No it won't? The blue citaros are for the 16/16A rather than the X30/X31/X32.

I think the Blaydon Racers PVR could drop by one or two as well, so maybe they could go on the X30/X31/X32 along with the current Diamond ones.
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(01/10/2015, 20:10)S813 FVK Wrote: No it won't? The blue citaros are for the 16/16A rather than the X30/X31/X32.

According to the GNE site:


Diamond 16 & 16A - Thought these would of stuck with the orange Citaro's with them being Diamond already and the blue ones will go on to the X30/X31/X32............... along with the current GNE branded ones at Stanley - (GNE branded ones not confirmed but just what i think)
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(01/10/2015, 20:12)Michael Wrote: According to the GNE site:


Diamond 16 & 16A - Thought these would of stuck with the orange Citaro's with them being Diamond already and the blue ones will go on to the X30/X31/X32............... along with the current GNE branded ones at Stanley - (GNE branded ones not confirmed but just what i think)

I doubt five will be enough for the 16 and 16A. PVR will probably be about 10 or something.
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(01/10/2015, 20:15)Tom Wrote: I doubt five will be enough for the 16 and 16A. PVR will probably be about 10 or something.

There's 6 orange ones - but the 2 spares at Stanley could get repainted - also you mentioned the Blaydon Racers PVR could be dropped (not confirmed) meaning a spare Citaro from there to.... at least 9 there.... we'll just have to wait and see...

What ever happens, i'm sure it'll be debated if they made the right allocations...
#16
In yesterday's (30/9) The Chronicle in the "Feedback" section has some moaning cow is whinging about the annoying next-stop announcements on the 309/310 say "Jesmond Corner House" instead of Heaton Corner House...
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

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(01/10/2015, 20:19)Michael Wrote: There's 6 orange ones - but the 2 spares at Stanley could get repainted - also you mentioned the Blaydon Racers PVR could be dropped (not confirmed) meaning a spare Citaro from there to.... at least 9 there.... we'll just have to wait and see...

What ever happens, i'm sure it'll be debated if they made the right allocations...

The Diamond is going to be the ''Durham Diamond'' by the looks of it anyway.
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(01/10/2015, 20:58)Tom Wrote: The Diamond is going to be the ''Durham Diamond'' by the looks of it anyway.

Not keen on the name at all, rather have something totally different than "Durham Diamond".

Not sure on what name i would have though.
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On the Toon Link matter: I think it would be logical to assume that it will be Omnicities operating the revised X30/X31/X32 with 5250 and 5253 being repainted black (5254 and 5273 will probably follow). Obviously, 4 won't be enough to cover the PVR so it could be possible that some of the currently branded Omnis will transfer to Stanley.
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(01/10/2015, 22:01)S813 FVK Wrote: On the Toon Link matter: I think it would be logical to assume that it will be Omnicities operating the revised X30/X31/X32 with 5250 and 5253 being repainted black (5254 and 5273 will probably follow). Obviously, 4 won't be enough  to cover the PVR so it could be possible that some of the currently branded Omnis will transfer to Stanley.

I hope that they don't get Omnicities but wouldn't it be possible to brand a few Omnidekkas for busier workings as well as the OmniCities?