Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - February 2017
#1
(27/01/2017, 14:19)Jamie M Wrote: 9099 is on the X1, somebody said it was kicking around leeds the other day.

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Still on today. It will have been the 1020 ish X1 off the Galleries heading to Easington Lane.
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#2
Does anyone know if printed timetable leaflets are generally available in Hexham since the bus station moved, or are they just on the buses now?
#3
(01/02/2017, 15:00)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Does anyone know if printed timetable leaflets are generally available in Hexham since the bus station moved, or are they just on the buses now?
They're normally lying in a pile inside the bus station waiting room.
Found 686 (doesnt even go to hexham) and the multiuse 74 to 688 one kicking about too. Similarly for 10s, but no X84/5s were there last time I checked. They're literally in piles on the ledges behind where you sit. Can't miss 'em.

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(01/02/2017, 15:13)Jamie M Wrote: They're normally lying in a pile inside the bus station waiting room.
Found 686 (doesnt even go to hexham) and the multiuse 74 to 688 one kicking about too. Similarly for 10s, but no X84/5s were there last time I checked. They're literally in piles on the ledges behind where you sit. Can't miss 'em.

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Great thanks.  Presume there is no printed leaflet for the X81/681 - dont think I've seen one on a bus or in the old bus station anyway?
#5
(01/02/2017, 15:22)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Great thanks.  Presume there is no printed leaflet for the X81/681 - dont think I've seen one on a bus or in the old bus station anyway?
They're just white pieces of A4 paper and only avaliable online to you and me.

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#6
Another new Go North East, Streetlite on trade plates was heading west on the Felling by pass at around 12:30 today.
#7
(01/02/2017, 19:03)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Another new Go North East, Streetlite on trade plates was heading west on the Felling by pass at around 12:30 today.

Thanks for the information Guy =)
#8
(01/02/2017, 19:03)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Another new Go North East, Streetlite on trade plates was heading west on the Felling by pass at around 12:30 today.

Three were delivered today - 5453, 5454 and 5456.

5457, 5458 and 5460 have also been delivered earlier in the week.
#9
(01/02/2017, 22:00)citaro5284 Wrote: Three were delivered today - 5453, 5454 and 5456.

5457, 5458 and 5460 have also been delivered earlier in the week.

Thanks Citaro, not bad, only 5459, 5461 and 5462 to arrive now, they seem to of got them quick!
#10
Does this £10 million investment include 681-690 and the second hand vehicles or does it just start from these 21 Streetlites?
#11
9099 now back at Chester.

5457/58 at Riverside ready to enter service.
#12
(02/02/2017, 09:29)Dan Wrote: 9099 now back at Chester.

5457/58 at Riverside ready to enter service.

Cheers Dan.
#13
You never guess what..
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Durham bus station

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(01/02/2017, 15:13)Jamie M Wrote: They're normally lying in a pile inside the bus station waiting room.
Found 686 (doesnt even go to hexham) and the multiuse 74 to 688 one kicking about too. Similarly for 10s, but no X84/5s were there last time I checked. They're literally in piles on the ledges behind where you sit. Can't miss 'em.

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(01/02/2017, 15:23)Jamie M Wrote: They're just white pieces of A4 paper and only avaliable online to you and me.

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Erm, no and no...

There's a very smart leaflet rack in the waiting room with properly printed copies of all Hexham-operated services:


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(02/02/2017, 17:46)eezypeazy Wrote: Erm, no and no...

There's a very smart leaflet rack in the waiting room with properly printed copies of all Hexham-operated services:

This wasn't the case 2 weeks ago.....

That rack has been installed only a week ago at the most, As when I was last there two weeks ago all timetables were indeed laid out on the windowsill which doubles up as a bench.

Also to note is that 685 Times have been incorporated into the display, As it was previously telling people that 685 times can be found on stand.
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#16
Another B10 bites the dust - 4900 this time, which is now out of tax.
#17
(02/02/2017, 14:38)Jamie M Wrote: You never guess what..
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Durham bus station

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It's a shame that GNE can't be bothered to send timetables to Peterlee Library even though there said there will and the library have asked them aswell and this is going back since the tourist information place was closed down many years ago, Arriva and DCC sends timetables and leaflets to the library.


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#18
I've noticed that Go North East are continuing to mix and match the old and new logos, even on the new Streetlites.

The interior health & safety etc stickers still have the old logos and the old logo is still pressed into the headrests on the seats. I appreciate that they may wish to use old stock but could it also be argued that brand identity is being diluted as a result?
#19
(03/02/2017, 18:52)S813 FVK Wrote: I've noticed that Go North East are continuing to mix and match the old and new logos, even on the new Streetlites.

The interior health & safety etc stickers still have the old logos and the old logo is still pressed into the headrests on the seats. I appreciate that they may wish to use old stock but could it also be argued that brand identity is being diluted as a result?

I don't think the leather headrests can be helped - the order and the specification of the build would have been placed long before the new logo was created and launched. The logos externally are currently being replaced on buses at the moment: Riverside's fleet will be first. Scania L94 5207 has been repainted into the new corporate livery complete with new logos and, if I recall correctly, new style of fleet numbers.

Something which will probably be of greater interest (sorry to rain on your parade S813 FVK!) is the acquisition of mini Solo 208 from Go Cornwall Bus - now numbered 708 in Go North East's fleet:

[Image: 32564443051_48789723b6.jpg]Go North East: 0708 / WK58EAG by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
#20
(03/02/2017, 18:56)Dan Wrote: I don't think the leather headrests can be helped - the order and the specification of the build would have been placed long before the new logo was created and launched. The logos externally are currently being replaced on buses at the moment: Riverside's fleet will be first. Scania L94 5207 has been repainted into the new corporate livery complete with new logos and, if I recall correctly, new style of fleet numbers.

Something which will probably be of greater interest (sorry to rain on your parade S813 FVK!) is the acquisition of mini Solo 208 from Go Cornwall Bus - now numbered 708 in Go North East's fleet:

[Image: 32564443051_48789723b6.jpg]Go North East: 0708 / WK58EAG by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
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