Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2015
#1
8247 trainer has just made an appearance at Peterlee bus station
I'm in favour of Bus Bill 
Also out of the EU
#2
Latest news for December goes here
#3
Shouldn't this thread be closed now we're in December
#4
(01/12/2015, 18:03)Diamond One Wrote: Shouldn't this thread be closed now we're in December

There's no harm in carrying on using the previous month's threads until an admin is able to split and close the threads.
#5
Is it just me who likes this blind https://flic.kr/p/Bh4SJd?
#6
(01/12/2015, 19:49)Davie Wrote: Is it just me who likes this blind https://flic.kr/p/Bh4SJd?

Well at least it won't end up on a TEN Tongue
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#7
(01/12/2015, 21:04)NK53 TKT Wrote: Well at least it won't end up on a TEN Tongue

TEN reasons not to have them blinds on Ten
#8
(01/12/2015, 21:04)NK53 TKT Wrote: Well at least it won't end up on a TEN

Each depot has their own version of that display programmed. They've had this sort of stuff for months but it has been 'hidden' in the programme until recently. All of the various brand names and such are now at the start of the list under '0' - it's amazing how many drivers use them!

The depot ones are quite basic but good for the drivers who are more enthusiastic about having pride in their depot. I noticed it was used during the ITV News filming re Quality Contracts last month.
#9
(02/12/2015, 07:27)Dan Wrote: Each depot has their own version of that display programmed. They've had this sort of stuff for months but it has been 'hidden' in the programme until recently. All of the various brand names and such are now at the start of the list under '0' - it's amazing how many drivers use them!

The depot ones are quite basic but good for the drivers who are more enthusiastic about having pride in their depot. I noticed it was used during the ITV News filming re Quality Contracts last month.

Shame that " Sorry bus is full " isn't on the 0 scroll. Rather usfull when newcastle are at home or events at chester riverside!!
#10
With Stagecoach updating their site, when will we see Go North East update theirs as i thought it was this year?
#11
There's currently a Wear Tees Xpress Citaro parked up in Park Lane where the X35 stops... not sure if it will replace a scania.
#12
(02/12/2015, 10:02)wise owl Wrote: Shame that " Sorry bus is full " isn't on the 0 scroll. Rather usfull when newcastle are at home or events at chester riverside!!

The old "Bus Full" display was never intended to be used on normal service work: it was intended for Great North Run Baggage Buses. Because it was being mis-used, it was taken out of the programmes at the back end of 2013.

Looking at the image below - would you be in a position to confirm which service this bus was operating? Whilst the likelihood is that the bus would have been operating service 700, the service for which the vehicle is branded, there is a slight chance that the vehicle may have been allocated to the wrong service. A greater problem would arise if a corporate liveried vehicle used this display whilst operating a branded service - if it was on a shared corridor, how would customers know that bus not stopping due to being full is actually their service as opposed to another?

[Image: 10477608605_2f1ec82b6e.jpg]Go North East: 0630 NK61EGY Optare Solo SR by emdjt42, on Flickr


The alternative would of course be to set up a "Bus Full" display which includes the route number of each service. However; if the traffic commissioner is stood on the Tyne Bridge looking for vehicles operating service 21 to Newcastle, they will be looking for a bus with that on the destination, not "21 Bus Full". This is also the reason why drivers shouldn't change their destination before they have passed the final stop prior to the terminus (ie drivers on service 21 changing their destination to 'Durham' at Gateshead, heading into Newcastle). In the eyes of the traffic commissioner, that scheduled service to Newcastle wouldn't have operated.
#13
(02/12/2015, 12:57)Dan Wrote: The old "Bus Full" display was never intended to be used on normal service work: it was intended for Great North Run Baggage Buses. Because it was being mis-used, it was taken out of the programmes at the back end of 2013.

Looking at the image below - would you be in a position to confirm which service this bus was operating? Whilst the likelihood is that the bus would have been operating service 700, the service for which the vehicle is branded, there is a slight chance that the vehicle may have been allocated to the wrong service. A greater problem would arise if a corporate liveried vehicle used this display whilst operating a branded service - if it was on a shared corridor, how would customers know that bus not stopping due to being full is actually their service as opposed to another?

[Image: 10477608605_2f1ec82b6e.jpg]Go North East: 0630 NK61EGY Optare Solo SR by emdjt42, on Flickr


The alternative would of course be to set up a "Bus Full" display which includes the route number of each service. However; if the traffic commissioner is stood on the Tyne Bridge looking for vehicles operating service 21 to Newcastle, they will be looking for a bus with that on the destination, not "21 Bus Full". This is also the reason why drivers shouldn't change their destination before they have passed the final stop prior to the terminus (ie drivers on service 21 changing their destination to 'Durham' at Gateshead, heading into Newcastle). In the eyes of the traffic commissioner, that scheduled service to Newcastle wouldn't have operated.

Could there not be a compromise of a display that alternates between say, 21 newcastle and sorry bus full. I'm sure trent barton have something in place for the red arrow coach service.
#14
GNE have revealed the new brand for the 57: Citylink57 - http://www.simplygo.com/all-services/citylink-57

Because of the update, the FAB 57 tab has gone.


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(02/12/2015, 14:40)Michael Wrote: GNE have reveled the new brand for the 57: Citylink57 - http://www.simplygo.com/all-services/citylink-57

Because of the update, the FAB 57 tab has gone.

I quite like that, although in my opinion they could have used shades of blue for the circles, instead of the orange.
#16
(02/12/2015, 14:47)BJ10VUS Wrote: I quite like that, although in my opinion they could have used shades of blue for the circles, instead of the orange.

Me too, i thought the 57 would become the FAB 57 again. 

I think they've used the blue so people don't get confused with the 58.
#17
(02/12/2015, 14:50)Michael Wrote: Me too, i thought the 57 would become the FAB 57 again. 

I think they've used the blue so people don't get confused with the 58.

It makes sense, with the 57 having been blue previously. However, the "Diamond" Citaros were orange to start with, but I reckon they'd have probably needed a repaint before going on the 57 anyway.
#18
(02/12/2015, 14:55)BJ10VUS Wrote: It makes sense, with the 57 having been blue previously. However, the "Diamond" Citaros were orange to start with, but I reckon they'd have probably needed a repaint before going on the 57 anyway.

I think the Diamond Citaro's were due a repaint a next year but were done early because of the route changes.
#19
That CityLink 57 brand looks very smart.

In regards to the "Bus Full" blind being used, at least one of the 700s that I would see on a morning would have that displayed. That could have been the 35 or anything, so its good that the blind is no longer used.
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#20
(02/12/2015, 16:59)GX03 SVC Wrote: That CityLink 57 brand looks very smart.

In regards to the "Bus Full" blind being used, at least one of the 700s that I would see on a morning would have that displayed. That could have been the 35 or anything, so its good that the blind is no longer used.

Looks ok my self better than I thought