Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2016
#21
I seem to remember some mention being made of them being removed as people preferred cloth headrests on long distance services? Obviously they did half and then got bored?
#22
It was the other way round.

6043-6048 were all new with normal Cloth Headrests. 6043-5 later gained the red headrests.
#23
(01/01/2016, 22:25)Kuyoyo Wrote: It was the other way round.

6043-6048 were all new with normal Cloth Headrests. 6043-5 later gained the red headrests.

Where is the sense in only equipping half of the vehicles with them? There isn't much consistency.
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#24
(01/01/2016, 22:26)R852 PRG Wrote: Where is the sense in only equipping half of the vehicles with them? There isn't much consistency.

I think my point still stands  Tongue
#25
(01/01/2016, 19:20)R852 PRG Wrote: Possibly to try and maintain a link between Washington and Newcastle, if the X1 wasn't in operation?
Deptford did help out Washington they sometimes do or the other way round
(01/01/2016, 20:23)Dan Wrote: The X40 service only operated last year because NUFC were playing at home.

I don't think the 850/851 scholars services operated today, but at least three National Express coaches were travelling up and down the country today.
they use anything on there on matchdays to provide extra capacity
#26
Really think service 39 needs new buses now instead of all the Gateshead cast offs
#27
(03/01/2016, 02:37)Acky81 Wrote: Really think service 39 needs new buses now instead of all the Gateshead cast offs

Don't really think the 39 will be viewed as a top priority for future investment. Could possibly get some ex-''Prince Bishops'' Solars maybe? But does the service carry enough passengers to be able to justify full-size single deckers as opposed to minibuses?
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#28
(03/01/2016, 02:37)Acky81 Wrote: Really think service 39 needs new buses now instead of all the Gateshead cast offs
It depends on passanger numbers, if services 33/33A/39 make enough profit to show that they deserve invest in new buses then maybe, but if they did it would only be StreetLites, however, whenever I see them they usually carry fresh air.
#29
I'd be happy with Solars much better than cadets. I'd kept like to snap those mercs off the 61
#30
33/33a should be scrapped pointless services
#31
You may get your wish may come true if my predication is correct, as I think the Prince Bishops Solars will replace the remaining Cadets and the Merits in the fleet.
#32
In all honestly if the 33/33A were pointless and no one used them, GNE would of changed them after the normal 6 month review... same as the 39 changes..

Its coming up to a year since the 33/33A was introduced and the 39 changes and nothing has changed so they must be doing well.

Every service has a time of the day when few passengers are on the route and will have times when they carry fresh air.

That goes for all bus routes, not just for GNE services.
#33
(03/01/2016, 03:07)Davie Wrote: You may get your wish may come true if my predication is correct, as I think the Prince Bishops Solars will replace the remaining Cadets and the Merits in the fleet.


That means a few could appear on my local 88s if a Versa is Knackered, Late Christmas present for me Wink
#34
(03/01/2016, 13:59)South Tyne Lad Wrote: That means a few could appear on my local 88s if a Versa is Knackered,  Late Christmas present for me   Wink

I agree, I still haven't rode 4935 since it transferred.
#35
5302 looks to have had a coming together of some sort recently.

The majority of the o/s vinyls are missing. Couldn't see what colour/shade the panels were due to the poor light outside.
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#36
(03/01/2016, 17:30)Andreos1 Wrote: 5302 looks to have had a coming together of some sort recently.

The majority of the o/s vinyls are missing. Couldn't see what colour/shade the panels were due to the poor light outside.

Thanks - it's only the "do it" and "land" missing (ie the panel just behind the front offside wheel).

I reported the missing branding to the third party company who applies branding to Go North East's buses almost a month ago now, so they must still be waiting for someone to print and fit the replacement vinyls. I believe the panels which have been replaced are the same shade of gold as the rest of the bus.
#37
anyone know what is happening with NA52 BVH/G are they training buses or are they being sold
#38
(04/01/2016, 13:41)buss14 Wrote: anyone know what is happening with NA52 BVH/G are they training buses or are they being sold

8250 and 8251 have been withdrawn, they aren't used as driver training vehicles, unlike 8242-8248. They'll be sold when a buyer is found, or alternatively sent for scrap.
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#39
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there was one bus out of this batch that went to alpha scrapyard but dont know which
#40
(04/01/2016, 15:19)buss14 Wrote:
(04/01/2016, 15:03)R852 PRG Wrote: 8250 and 8251 have been withdrawn, they aren't used as driver training vehicles, unlike 8242-8248. They'll be sold when a buyer is found, or alternatively sent for scrap.
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there was one bus out of this batch that went to alpha scrapyard but dont know which

8249 possibly? Believe that and one other Cadet caught fire while they were based at Washington, I think both were sold for scrap, most likely to Alpha.
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