Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - February 2016
#21
Is it not GNE's policy to announce changes anymore?

They didn't even announce that extra journeys on the 74 had been funded, only reason i knew was because i seen the new timetable uploaded.....


The last set of changes to the Tynedale Links - when they were expended to Aldi but they weren't announced - although they were small changes, still should of been mentioned... as the X84/X85 changes was..........
#22
(02/02/2016, 13:52)Michael Wrote: Is it not GNE's policy to announce changes anymore?

They didn't even announce that extra journeys on the 74 had been funded, only reason i knew was because i seen the new timetable uploaded.....  


The last set of changes to the Tynedale Links - when they were expended to Aldi but they weren't announced - although they were small changes, still should of been mentioned... as the X84/X85 changes was..........

You must have missed the post, as I can find the news article about it on Go North East's website:

https://www.simplygo.com/news/changes-to...ember-2015
#23
(02/02/2016, 07:33)Dan Wrote: The second version is the standard offering.

I believe Wrightbus no longer provide the first version as standard, so if an operator wanted this styling, it would incur a greater cost.

I've been inside a First Rotherham version looks impressive
#24
(02/02/2016, 14:06)Dan Wrote: You must have missed the post, as I can find the news article about it on Go North East's website:

https://www.simplygo.com/news/changes-to...ember-2015

I wonder why it was removed, i thought GNE kept the link on for a while - they still have stuff on their site from last July.

Still, nothing was said about the 74 running on an evening again though. 


Also they still have it down on their site that the 74A still runs.
#25
The 12:30 X9 from Newcastle has been cancelled.
#26
(02/02/2016, 14:06)Dan Wrote: You must have missed the post, as I can find the news article about it on Go North East's website:

https://www.simplygo.com/news/changes-to...ember-2015

Was there anything mentioned the 434 moving stops in Ashington town centre? There were people left waiting almost two hours as they were waiting in the bus station heading to Linton on the day of the changes?
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

#27
(02/02/2016, 15:26)GX03 SVC Wrote: Was there anything mentioned the 434 moving stops in Ashington town centre? There were people left waiting almost two hours as they were waiting in the bus station heading to Linton on the day of the changes?

There's a trend here... Changes made by the county council haven't been advertised by Go North East - evening journeys on service 74 reinstated, and stopping places amended for service 434.

Did the county council provide this information in the web and print formats, as Go North East usually does with their own commercial service changes?
#28
(02/02/2016, 15:31)Dan Wrote: There's a trend here... Changes made by the county council haven't been advertised by Go North East - evening journeys on service 74 reinstated, and stopping places amended for service 434.

Did the county council provide this information in the web and print formats, as Go North East usually does with their own commercial service changes?

To me, yes its the council who's funding them but shouldn't they say to the likes of GNE, advertise this, make sure the numbers are decent to keep it running.

I wonder how many people know that the 74 is now running later?


Will the X1 changes be post on the site, as its N-power who's making cuts to the funding to the 921/922/923?
#29
(02/02/2016, 15:31)Dan Wrote: There's a trend here... Changes made by the county council haven't been advertised by Go North East - evening journeys on service 74 reinstated, and stopping places amended for service 434.

Did the county council provide this information in the web and print formats, as Go North East usually does with their own commercial service changes?

There was no updated timetables for the stands sent to Arriva in time for the changes. I find the council's website utterly useless for bus service updates, after the 30/34 cuts where they were not advertised nor was the replacement taxibus. 

I even checked the bus stop timetable on Lintonville Terrace on the day and a few days after and there was no 434 journeys listed. 

The first place where I heard about the changes were here, and on the GNE website, even that took a bit of digging to find what was happening with the changes. 

On the theme of the 434, I noticed that the destinations have been updated to read "via Milburn Road - Stakeford..." instead of "North Seaton", but the 19s just reads "via Stakeford - ..."?
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

#30
(02/02/2016, 12:41)Michael Wrote: With 8266 getting a internal refurbishment - i would imagine this could confirm that this Merit will not leave once the Streetlites arrive?

Do you really think they'd stick a B10 or other full sized single deck on the S1? Not having a go, just putting the thought forward.

On another note, 4966 has apparently had the same treatment although this one could be a possible typo?
#31
(02/02/2016, 18:34)S813 FVK Wrote: Do you really think they'd stick a B10 or other full sized single deck on the S1? Not having a go, just putting the thought forward.

On another note, 4966 has apparently had the same treatment although this one could be a possible typo?

Well they might in the future? 

I was just saying it will probables confirm that the merits will stay and it'll be the Cadets and Duel door B10's which will be withdrawn?
#32
(02/02/2016, 18:36)Michael Wrote: Well they might in the future? 

I was just saying it will probables confirm that the merits will stay and it'll be the Cadets and Duel door B10's which will be withdrawn?

Makes sense the remaining 5 will be done in the due course the remaining ones at Washington eg 8262 Probs be notified on our news feed
#33
4905 is shown on fleetlist as being in Northern livery, it was in GNE when I photoed it in March last year
#34
(02/02/2016, 19:34)Coppercap40 Wrote: 4905 is shown on fleetlist as being in Northern livery, it was in GNE when I photoed it in March last year

Thanks - it was repainted red into fleet livery w/c 21st July 2014. I've updated our fleet list accordingly - must have forgot to update it at the time!

[Image: 14751199256_6f1d678357.jpg]Go North East: 4905 / W905RBB by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
#35
Are 3866 and 3867 DDA with the buggage bays?
4842
Best bus ever
#36
(02/02/2016, 20:48)biglugs@yahoo.com Wrote: Are 3866 and 3867 DDA with the buggage bays?

No - none of the East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Tridents are DDA-compliant.
#37
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No - none of the East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Tridents are DDA-compliant.
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OK thanks
4842
Best bus ever
#38
(02/02/2016, 15:53)Michael Wrote: Will the X1 changes be post on the site, as its N-power who's making cuts to the funding to the 921/922/923?

Not just npower, remember GNE are a business they won't fund an under used service, neither should npower.

Only change to the X1 is the 20:07 service through Rainton Bridge effective from 28/2/2016.
#39
Washington's 6028 was reportedly loaned to Chester-le-Street today for use on the 50 when 5258 broke down at Washington Galleries. Was later replaced with Dennis Trident 3875. Information from Ben Stoves.
#40
(02/02/2016, 22:55)R852 PRG Wrote: Washington's 6028 was reportedly loaned to Chester-le-Street today for use on the 50 when 5258 broke down at Washington Galleries. Was later replaced with Dennis Trident 3875. Information from Ben Stoves.

Pretty sure that this is the first time 5258 has failed at Chester-le-Street allegedly.