Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - July 2016
#21
Reliability should improve on A1 services from this weekend:
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...Chron-main
#22
9102 is on the 09:35 16 from Durham Bus Station. Front destination doesn't appear to be working.
#23
I see the GNE site hasn't been updated yet...the services changed on the 22 May!


Still no "Whey Aye five-0" tab for the 5
Still says they run the 68
61 isn't down as "Simplicity"
X36 down as "Fast Cats"

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Some information on the brand tabs is wrong too:

Still says the 2/2A run every 10 minutes on part of the routes
Still says the 36 runs to "Royal Hospital" Town End Farm" and "Southwick"


You would think this would be updated after the services changed.
#24
(02/07/2016, 10:34)Jimmi Wrote: 9102 is on the 09:35 16 from Durham Bus Station. Front destination doesn't appear to be working.
Has now started working again.
#25
Does anyone know if 9102 will be in service next Saturday?
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#26
5384 is back!
#27
Is today 5167s last day or has its mot been renewed
Plus is 5170 a temporary bus at Washington?
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#28
Is the short journey on the 5 on Saturday evening ran by riverside?
(The journey that terminates at Bolden)
#29
(02/07/2016, 00:50)Andreos1 Wrote: Issues with the 1 today?

Noticed one scooting down Old Durham Road NIS.

What was the name of the fella on the GNE FB page who used to moan about the 1?

We got caught out by it, the other week - caught it from Newcastle, only for it to terminate at Gateshead and turn straight back.
#30
(02/07/2016, 00:50)Andreos1 Wrote: Issues with the 1 today?

Noticed one scooting down Old Durham Road NIS.

What was the name of the fella on the GNE FB page who used to moan about the 1?

Severe congestion in the town about midday. No idea what the cause was, as I just avoided it instead.

A1 was a nightmare around the same time too. My X24 was 25 minutes late into the Metrocentre, and I'd gotten on it on time in Durham!
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#31
So looks like nearly 2 years of roadworks has made no difference then to the A1 traffic jams.


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#32
(02/07/2016, 21:47)TEN 6083 Wrote: So looks like nearly 2 years of roadworks has made no difference then to the A1 traffic jams.


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The 40mph limit is still there, and the 3rd lane isn't open.
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#33
(02/07/2016, 21:31)Adrian Wrote: Severe congestion in the town about midday. No idea what the cause was, as I just avoided it instead.

A1 was a nightmare around the same time too. My X24 was 25 minutes late into the Metrocentre, and I'd gotten on it on time in Durham!

Yeah, "all the cones and speed restrictions will be gone in a few hours" is what was said on the news last night, sure enough - still there on the north bound carriageway today! Dodgy

Durham was a nightmare around lunchtime with the Uni Open Day and Leazes Bowl roadworks, it's bad when I saw 2823 on the 56 round by the Uni on Stockton Road at 11:50, I walked into Durham City Centre getting back to Durham Bus Station for around 12:20 (via Savers and Greggs), 2823 arrived in Durham Bus Station at 12:32!
#34
it was supposed to fully reopen yesterday according to the local news and the highways agency now says there will be closures up until at least the 8th on the journey impact page, so much for reopening by the end of June as they stated it would all be finished by and which is still has on at the top of the page and on the timetable.

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-pr...provement/



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#35
Go North East are doing shuttles for the Kynren shows in Bishop Auckland. A selection of double deckers were used on the Bishop Auckland Bus Station shuttle including three OmniDekka's, some Presidents, Vyking 3983 and some of the Castle Express StreetDeck's. Here we see 6304 and 6126:
[Image: 27940171232_488916c002.jpg]Go North East: 6304 / NK16BXD by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr
[Image: 28042790905_7e6421a149.jpg]Go North East: 6126 / GX03SUY by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr

There was another shuttle from somewhere using the OK Way MPD's but I didn't manage to photograph these runs.
#36
(02/07/2016, 21:31)Adrian Wrote: Severe congestion in the town about midday. No idea what the cause was, as I just avoided it instead.

A1 was a nightmare around the same time too. My X24 was 25 minutes late into the Metrocentre, and I'd gotten on it on time in Durham!

Open Days at the two universities plus the Naked Bike Ride.

Council even suspended the cash cow bus lane on John Dobson St
Wistfully stuck in the 90s
#37
Dan you still have 4911 as down at Deptford on the fleet list.
#38
(03/07/2016, 10:38)Michael Wrote: Dan you still have 4911 as down at Deptford on the fleet list.

and 6038 still on loan to Stanley - although that still has the possibility to be the case.
#39
(03/07/2016, 10:38)Michael Wrote: Dan you still have 4911 as down at Deptford on the fleet list.

(03/07/2016, 10:53)S813 FVK Wrote: and 6038 still on loan to Stanley - although that still has the possibility to be the case.

Sorted!

6038 returned to service at Chester-le-Street (or Crook - on paper) on 25th June.
#40
(03/07/2016, 13:10)Dan Wrote: Sorted!

6038 returned to service at Chester-le-Street (or Crook - on paper) on 25th June.

Has 5167 been withdrawn today as you said its mot ends this weekend
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