Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2017
#21
(02/03/2017, 10:22)Ds1197 Wrote: Are 5284 or 5285 out in service yet?
no not at the moment i think there in a depot
#22
Stand changes at Metrocentre Interchange from 27 March 2017

http://newsroom.gonortheast.co.uk/news/s...017-224576
#23
(02/03/2017, 11:39)Michael Wrote: Stand changes at Metrocentre Interchange from 27 March 2017

http://newsroom.gonortheast.co.uk/news/s...017-224576
I dont get how shuffling stands reduces congestion - there are the same number of buses and people, but after these changes there'll be a lot more confused people.
#24
(02/03/2017, 12:32)Jamie M Wrote: I dont get how shuffling stands reduces congestion - there are the same number of buses and people, but after these changes there'll be a lot more confused people.

Thing is, for services to Newcastle, only the 6, 45/46/47 are moving stands whilst the 10/10A/10B will remain on the same stands. The likes of the 49/49A will move onto the stand the X22/X88 use whilst they move onto stand C which is currently only used by the hourly Nexus service 84. So there is going to be buses spaced about a bit more and means less buses wanting to be on the same stands like what happens now with the GNE Newcastle services. One downside is that the 6, 45/46/47 will leave from a different stand to the 10/10A/10B which means passengers will either have to wait for a bus to turn up at a specific stop or shuffle between the two stands that the GNE Newcastle services will leave from.
#25
(01/03/2017, 22:42)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: I don't understand why GNE seem to find it so hard to make timetables available in community locations (e.g. libraries) in the way that Stagecoach and Arriva do.  That would solve the issue in places like CLS, Bishop etc.

They have a small selection of them in the Black Garter pub in Newcastle, if that helps...
Check out the Flickr... 
#26
Still no NSAs on TENs.
#27
(02/03/2017, 17:07)G-CPTN Wrote: Still no NSAs on TENs.

They'll not get there by themselves, like.
#28
639:

[Image: 32395697603_da5b4822ce.jpg]0639 NK12 HCF Go North East by North East Malarkey, on Flickr

Tagline reads 'Never miss your stop │ Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements'
#29
(02/03/2017, 20:26)S813 FVK Wrote: 639:

[Image: 32395697603_da5b4822ce.jpg]0639 NK12 HCF Go North East by North East Malarkey, on Flickr

Tagline reads 'Never miss your stop │ Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements'

At least Go-Ahead are consistent, we now have buses with services they dont have, whilst running branded buses on the wrong routes! Really wonder what the management are doing.
#30
(02/03/2017, 20:48)makem1 Wrote: At least Go-Ahead are consistent, we now have buses with services they dont have, whilst running branded buses on the wrong routes! Really wonder what the management are doing.

How does that work?
#31
(02/03/2017, 20:54)Michael Wrote: How does that work?

Wifi is a service they are advertising on buses that dont have it, because some of their buses do, and they expect new customers to understand this, bit like asda advertising pizza counters outside a shop that does not have a counter because other shops have them! Who ever thought up this advertising did not think it through.
#32
(02/03/2017, 20:48)makem1 Wrote: At least Go-Ahead are consistent, we now have buses with services they dont have, whilst running branded buses on the wrong routes! Really wonder what the management are doing.

We have already had a similar discussion. This post highlights the purpose of the taglines quite well (despite being just the interpretation of one person) and further discussion followed.
#33
(02/03/2017, 21:20)makem1 Wrote: Wifi is a service they are advertising on buses that dont have it, because some of their buses do, and they expect new customers to understand this, bit like asda advertising pizza counters outside a shop that does not have a counter because other shops have them! Who ever thought up this advertising did not think it through.

Oh right, sorry, i thought you meant services as in the likes of the 11.... this is what happens when you work from 7:30am till 6pm!
#34
(02/03/2017, 20:48)makem1 Wrote: At least Go-Ahead are consistent, we now have buses with services they dont have, whilst running branded buses on the wrong routes! Really wonder what the management are doing.

The "Taglines" are misleading in my opinion and should be applied to Vehicles which carry the services they are promoting to avoid any confusion or complaints, as I do think if your average Tom, Dick or Harry got on the bus and were of a young age, then first thing they are likely to do is look for those features on board said vehicle aren't they, with 639 above it is promoting Next Stop Announcements to which this vehicle does not have. I do think this would be more appropriate if applied to 5451, at least then the statement being made would be correct. Even if you look at 5324 and the "Tagline" - "Recharge your batteries - Many of our buses have power sockets on board" or 5211 "Stay connected - many of our buses have free wifi on board", again they are applied to Vehicles which don't have these services so again the statement made is meaningless.
#35
There seems to be a vehicle on loan to Crook everyday... lol
#36
(02/03/2017, 21:28)Malarkey Wrote: The "Taglines" are misleading in my opinion and should be applied to Vehicles which carry the services they are promoting to avoid any confusion or complaints, as I do think if your average Tom, Dick or Harry got on the bus and were of a young age, then first thing they are likely to do is look for those features on board said vehicle aren't they, with 639 above it is promoting Next Stop Announcements to which this vehicle does not have. I do think this would be more appropriate if applied to 5451, at least then the statement being made would be correct. Even if you look at 5324 and the "Tagline" - "Recharge your batteries - Many of our buses have power sockets on board" or 5211 "Stay connected - many of our buses have free wifi on board", again they are applied to Vehicles which don't have these services so again the statement made is meaningless.

Is it? I would say many of Go North East's buses do have WiFi, Next Stop Announcements and power sockets.

And again, the taglines do not say 'This bus has...', therefore they are not advertising the features of that particular bus which, as said in the post that I provided the link to in my last post, is the purpose of the feature blob symbols.
#37
(02/03/2017, 21:21)S813 FVK Wrote: We have already had a similar discussion. This post highlights the purpose of the taglines quite well (despite being just the interpretation of one person) and further discussion followed.

How many buses in the fleet will this livery be applied to? Around 200?

We may as well expect to have this discussion another 150 times. Happy days!
#38
When are the purple quayinks getting WiFi?
#39
(02/03/2017, 21:35)Dan Wrote: How many buses in the fleet will this livery be applied to? Around 200?

We may as well expect to have this discussion another 150 times. Happy days!

Something to look forward to I guess  Rolleyes
#40
Since the first of the Citaro's have arrived back from Blackburn, where will the Scania's from the X5 end up?


Can they not go to Percy Main for the 19 and spares and Deptford have the Wright Eclipse's for the 61?


That means 4 more Versa's go in the new "Go North East" livery, leave one spare at Deptford and then the other 4 can go to Riverside to replace more Scania's.