Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2016
#21
(02/12/2016, 19:38)Malarkey Wrote: Same with 5249, seen it at around 4pm on the X1 still in Northern livery despite the NEB News stating it's been repainted.

This is because repaints are noted on the first day the bus is off service for repaint, rather than the actual day it is painted.

5249 was off service for repaint this morning, but was required for service at last minute, so did not go to Saltmeadows Road.

Will probably be Monday before it goes now - depending on if it can be released on the day.

Not the same at all..! This is the downside to us having such an up to date news page - it's sometimes too up to date!
#22
When will 6144 recieve branding?
#23
What times are 9098 leaving Eldon Square today?
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#24
(02/12/2016, 17:55)EL1TE Wrote: 633 is in the new livery along with the new logo.
It also has a tagline above the windows. It's on the 29 today if anyone wants it.
#25
Anything interesting to look out for today?
Cheers.

#26
(03/12/2016, 10:48)NK53 TKT Wrote: What times are 9098 leaving Eldon Square today?

It's the 11:01 service 21 off Durham

EDIT: in Chester le street Now
#27
(02/12/2016, 17:55)EL1TE Wrote: 633 is in the new livery along with the new logo.

(03/12/2016, 11:03)Jimmi Wrote: It also has a tagline above the windows. It's on the 29 today if anyone wants it.

Spotted on the 516 yesterday:

[Image: 31374125955_770a99e30e.jpg]633 Go North East Optare Solo SR on Service 516 by Sheriff: Diamond One, on Flickr
#28
That moment when your "Taglines" are both "Mathematically" and "Factually" incorrect.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nebp2/3124...otostream/

Let's do the Maths here as according to Google.

Google states that the distance in Miles between Earth and the Moon is 238,900 Miles, if you times that by 72 you only get 17,200,800 Miles to be exact, not 35 Million as Go North East state. So to be both "Mathematically" and "Factually" correct you would need to travel to the moon 147 times to achieve over 35 Million Miles, which is more than double what they've stated.

Ohh Dear Ohh Dear Ohh Dear someone at Go North East has had an absolute howler, almost comparable to the officiating of Andre Marriner at the Sunderland Match this afternoon, embarrassing to say to the least.
#29
(03/12/2016, 22:11)S813 FVK Wrote: Is it though? Do you expect passengers to be sad enough to actually go and research the distance between the earth and the moon (which is actually only 238,855 miles according to a much more reliable source than google) and do the necessary calculations to verify whether what was on the side of the bus they travelled on was correct? The majority of people will see it and not even put how factual the information into question.

Yes I do think despite the chances of it being slim someone will realise the information on the side of the bus is incorrect, as I have just clearly demonstrated. And to be fair if your going produce something on the basis of facts, then the Marketing Department at Go North East should ensure all statements they make are indeed correct, otherwise said statements are meaningless and a waste of time and effort when the company could focus on other aspects of improving it corporate identity.
#30
It's a totally naff thing to have on the side of the bus, whether it's factually correct or not.
#31
(03/12/2016, 21:55)Malarkey Wrote: That moment when your "Taglines" are both "Mathematically" and "Factually" incorrect.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nebp2/3124...otostream/

Let's do the Maths here as according to Google.

Google states that the distance in Miles between Earth and the Moon is 238,900 Miles, if you times that by 72 you only get 17,200,800 Miles to be exact, not 35 Million as Go North East state. So to be both "Mathematically" and "Factually" correct you would need to travel to the moon 147 times to achieve over 35 Million Miles, which is more than double what they've stated.

Ohh Dear Ohh Dear Ohh Dear someone at Go North East has had an absolute howler, almost comparable to the officiating of Andre Marriner at the Sunderland Match this afternoon, embarrassing to say to the least.

"that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
#32
If there was ever a time to use this photo...

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#33
(03/12/2016, 21:55)Malarkey Wrote: That moment when your "Taglines" are both "Mathematically" and "Factually" incorrect.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nebp2/3124...otostream/

Let's do the Maths here as according to Google.

Google states that the distance in Miles between Earth and the Moon is 238,900 Miles, if you times that by 72 you only get 17,200,800 Miles to be exact, not 35 Million as Go North East state. So to be both "Mathematically" and "Factually" correct you would need to travel to the moon 147 times to achieve over 35 Million Miles, which is more than double what they've stated.

Ohh Dear Ohh Dear Ohh Dear someone at Go North East has had an absolute howler, almost comparable to the officiating of Andre Marriner at the Sunderland Match this afternoon, embarrassing to say to the least.
You forgot the "and back" aspect.
#34
(04/12/2016, 00:23)Adrian Wrote: If there was ever a time to use this photo...

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I believe someone else on the forum has as a certain 'catchphrase' which is usually reserved for situations like this. 

Of course, I might be .....!!
#35
(03/12/2016, 23:45)Liam Wrote: "that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"

Malarkey has pulled "an absolute howler", it would seem, "embarrassing to say the least"!

Hee hee..!! Big Grin
#36
Well yesterday was my lucky day... wandering around Eldon Square with my Christmas Tree from Argos as you do... and i saw 9098 pulled in, so i got out my dayticket and got on, intending to get off at Gateshead.
As we had crossed the river... i saw 9099 3 buses ahead, i got my camera ready, and to my delight, we pulled in behind 9099. I grabbed my Christmas Tree and belted infront of 9099, not the best picture, but it's what's in it that counts  Big Grin


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#37
Sorry to ask this but dose riverside do the service 1A on Sunday
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#38
(04/12/2016, 13:00)jaimz13 Wrote: Sorry to ask this but dose riverside do the service 1A on Sunday
Percy main.

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#39
(04/12/2016, 13:00)jaimz13 Wrote: Sorry to ask this but dose riverside do the service 1A on Sunday
1/1A both operate out of Percy Main.

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#40
(04/12/2016, 13:00)jaimz13 Wrote: Sorry to ask this but dose riverside do the service 1A on Sunday

Yes but only for one journey that is the 23:28 Newcastle to Kibblesworth using a Loop branded Scania.