Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2015
#1
I like to be prompt
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#2
(31/10/2015, 23:35)northern156 Wrote: https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hph...e=56378017

This happened earlier. Seen at Eldon Square 1810 with hazards on.
(My photo)

4903 reversed into it !
#3
(01/11/2015, 02:00)NK53 TKT Wrote: I like to be prompt

wonder what this month fares like
#4
(01/11/2015, 16:12)Diamond One Wrote: wonder what this month fares like

Do you mean Fairs?.
I'm in favour of Bus Bill 
Also out of the EU
#5
What do we all think the service changes in February are going to be?
#6
(01/11/2015, 18:40)B10man Wrote: What do we all think the service changes in February are going to be?

Well known GNE.... it'll be North Sunderland  Angel , i hope not though.... all the services seem to working! 



I'll go for North Tyneside.... they haven't really changed in a while.
#7
(01/11/2015, 17:33)cbma06 Wrote: Do you mean Fairs?.

yes i ment whats gonna happen this month

(01/11/2015, 18:50)Michael Wrote: Well known GNE.... it'll be North Sunderland  Angel , i hope not though.... all the services seem to working! 



I'll go for North Tyneside.... they haven't really changed in a while.

what about South Tyneside that needs changed badly
#8
(01/11/2015, 19:18)Diamond One Wrote: yes i ment whats gonna happen this month


what about South Tyneside that needs changed badly

Could be both area's. 


I just hope they don't decide to change all the Sunderland services again, if any changes it'll be for certain journeys aren't getting used.
#9
Washington hopefully ;-)
#10
(01/11/2015, 19:30)Michael Wrote: Could be both area's. 


I just hope they don't decide to change all the Sunderland services again, if any changes it'll be for certain journeys aren't getting used.

South Tyneside needs looking at the 5 and 9 look certainly changing a little
#11
(01/11/2015, 20:40)Diamond One Wrote: South Tyneside needs looking at the 5 and 9 look certainly changing a little

The 9 is a funny one - sometimes i don't think it needs to be every 15 minutes between Sunderland and Jarrow - only at certain times of the day but you could say that for most of the routes...... 


As for the 5 - not sure what they could do to that route.

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Wonder if GNE could change the 40/41 and 80 to make it one route.... although not sure how the route would be set out as i don't really know the area.
#12
Sorry but can someone please tell the people who run the GNE Facebook page to learn where the routes go again... over and over i see them giving out wrong info - example from today:


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#13
(01/11/2015, 20:42)Michael Wrote: The 9 is a funny one - sometimes i don't think it needs to be every 15 minutes between Sunderland and Jarrow - only at certain times of the day but you could say that for most of the routes...... 


As for the 5 - not sure what they could do to that route.

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Wonder if GNE could change the 40/41 and 80 to make it one route.... although not sure how the route would be set out as i don't really know the area.

for a starter 9 could use decent vehicles as with 5 only thing we get is horrible renowns
#14
(01/11/2015, 20:42)Michael Wrote: The 9 is a funny one - sometimes i don't think it needs to be every 15 minutes between Sunderland and Jarrow - only at certain times of the day but you could say that for most of the routes...... 


As for the 5 - not sure what they could do to that route.

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Wonder if GNE could change the 40/41 and 80 to make it one route.... although not sure how the route would be set out as i don't really know the area.

Would not work having it as 1 route
Last bus travelled on:Barcelona Aerobus 8491 .Last train:Northern 156451.Last Plane: Easyjet G-EZDK.I know all about London buses and most in Newcastle.
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#15
On the 353 tomorrow morning, can I have 626 please =-)
Last bus travelled on:Barcelona Aerobus 8491 .Last train:Northern 156451.Last Plane: Easyjet G-EZDK.I know all about London buses and most in Newcastle.
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#16
(01/11/2015, 23:18)NK53 TKT Wrote: On the 353 tomorrow morning, can I have 626 please =-)

Why 626
#17
(01/11/2015, 23:18)NK53 TKT Wrote: On the 353 tomorrow morning, can I have 626 please =-)

The 353 service must be allocated one of the longer Solos, 637 - 639, owing to the higher capacity contractual requirement.

You've a greater chance of a red Versa turning up than 626.
#18
(01/11/2015, 23:32)Dan Wrote: The 353 service must be allocated one of the longer Solos, 637 - 639, owing to the higher capacity contractual requirement.

You've a greater chance of a red Versa turning up than 626.

are they mich longer than the other solos
#19
Apparently serious issues with Diamond replacements 16, V7 & V8. Sections of former Diamond (43/44/44A) route from Stanley to Newcastle being missed out. Buses (Omnidekkas) uncomfortable seats for long journeys and heavy window misting ( Citaros and Streetiles have forced ventilation/demisting - as proposed by Nexus/NECTA as requirement for QCS) - I was in a heated debate tonight with a cross section of ages deploring the recent changes. Service has halved in frequency from every 15 mins at key locations to only 2 per hour.
#20
(01/11/2015, 23:47)dannygee Wrote: are they mich longer than the other solos

30 seats on 637 - 639 opposed to the standard 27 on the other Nexus branded examples.

I think the number in the model name of Optare products represents the size of the vehicle? As such, the standard size is 8.9 metres and 637 - 639 are 9 metres?