Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
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Latest News for September 2017
#2
Have anymore B5s been delivered? Only 2 days to go...
#3
(01/09/2017, 13:44)JP6004 Wrote: Have anymore B5s been delivered? Only 2 days to go...

four should've been delivered this week, yesterday and today to be more precise as 6308 was only one delivered prior to that, the other two are due next week.
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(01/09/2017, 13:44)JP6004 Wrote: Have anymore B5s been delivered? Only 2 days to go...

(01/09/2017, 13:47)Malarkey Wrote: four should've been delivered this week, yesterday and today to be more precise as 6308 was only one delivered prior to that, the other two are due next week.

10 days to go:
https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/x9-x10/

The website was updated to show that the new vehicles would be entering service on 11th September. I believe 6084 will be the seventh bus allocated to the X9/X10 next week, until the new buses enter service.

6308 was branded up today.
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(01/09/2017, 15:17)Dan Wrote: 10 days to go:
https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/x9-x10/

The website was updated to show that the new vehicles would be entering service on 11th September. I believe 6084 will be the seventh bus allocated to the X9/X10 next week, until the new buses enter service.

6308 was branded up today.

I imagine one will sit at Gateshead Interchange most of next week for Driver Familiarisation.
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(01/09/2017, 15:17)Dan Wrote: 10 days to go:
https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/x9-x10/

The website was updated to show that the new vehicles would be entering service on 11th September. I believe 6084 will be the seventh bus allocated to the X9/X10 next week, until the new buses enter service.

6308 was branded up today.

A kool. Bet it looks sleek as
#7
645 repainted:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140920997@...ateposted/

6308 branded (sorry for poor photo):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140920997@...ateposted/
#8
According to a Stanley fitter, 3888 is being withdrawn today due to end of mot.
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(01/09/2017, 16:12)nk55 Wrote: According to a Stanley fitter, 3888 is being withdrawn today due to end of mot.

I was just wondering the other day when all the Vyking talk was going on if there would be any scope in using the Vykings to replace the older Trident and B7 Presidents instead of withdrawing them directly. It would look good from a company perspective anyway, bringing the average vehicle age down, even if only by a small amount.
#10
2 more B5's have just arrived at GNE - currently parked at Riverside
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(01/09/2017, 16:04)EL1TE Wrote: 6308 branded (sorry for poor photo):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140920997@...ateposted/

View without an obstruction: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazza90/36...otostream/

I'll be honest and say it isn't my favourite livery out there but it would still catch my eye if I was to see it which is the ultimate aim of the branding.
#12
Little competition here, lets caption the image on the back of the bus and here's mine:

We apologise that the xx:xx X10 has broken down and will regrettably not operate, service X9 will be diverted via Peterlee and Dalton Park.
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(01/09/2017, 16:28)S813 FVK Wrote: I was just wondering the other day when all the Vyking talk was going on if there would be any scope in using the Vykings to replace the older Trident and B7 Presidents instead of withdrawing them directly. It would look good from a company perspective anyway, bringing the average vehicle age down, even if only by a small amount.

Hopefully Go North East might get some second Volvo B9's from Ensignbus - http://www.ensignbus.com/2011-volvo-b9tls.html
#14
(01/09/2017, 21:01)Malarkey Wrote: Hopefully Go North East might get some second Volvo B9's from Ensignbus - http://www.ensignbus.com/2011-volvo-b9tls.html

Don't look too bad condition wise, although they are from 2011. Go North East
could easily remove the middle door and add a extra pushchair place with folding seats.
#15
Nottingham City Transport have some longer wheelbase Omnidekkas going following the arrival of the Biogas Scania E400Citys. Heard that they have been going quite fast though.
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(01/09/2017, 16:12)nk55 Wrote: According to a Stanley fitter, 3888 is being withdrawn today due to end of mot.

If they are going to start withdrawing this batch (not including 3890/1) surely the Olympians must be going to go soon. I know they are only allocated to the Jewish school contract but surely it would give Riverside more flexibility with allocations having a fully DDA compliant fleet of double deckers.
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(01/09/2017, 19:15)S813 FVK Wrote: View without an obstruction: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazza90/36...otostream/

I'll be honest and say it isn't my favourite livery out there but it would still catch my eye if I was to see it which is the ultimate aim of the branding.

I quite like it. Although shame about the vinyl slapped on the top deck back window. A slight after thought by the looks of it.
Check out the Flickr... 
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(01/09/2017, 19:15)S813 FVK Wrote: View without an obstruction: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazza90/36...otostream/

I'll be honest and say it isn't my favourite livery out there but it would still catch my eye if I was to see it which is the ultimate aim of the branding.

The back looks decent with the interior view – shame about the rest of the branding.  Such a missed opportunity to promote the Tyne and Tees features of the route (agree with whoever said a Black Cats/Toon Link style approach could have worked) – instead of whatever the coloured splodges are supposed to be.

Also a shame GNE never seem to have their vehicles ready for the launch or relaunch of routes (normally going around in base colours for weeks/months) – admittedly only a week late this time but still poor form for a relaunch.
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(01/09/2017, 22:26)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: The back looks decent with the interior view – shame about the rest of the branding.  Such a missed opportunity to promote the Tyne and Tees features of the route (agree with whoever said a Black Cats/Toon Link style approach could have worked) – instead of whatever the coloured splodges are supposed to be.

Also a shame GNE never seem to have their vehicles ready for the launch or relaunch of routes (normally going around in base colours for weeks/months) – admittedly only a week late this time but still poor form for a relaunch.

Cannot do much when the vehicles are delayed by the manufacturer.
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(01/09/2017, 19:15)S813 FVK Wrote: View without an obstruction: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazza90/36...otostream/

I'll be honest and say it isn't my favourite livery out there but it would still catch my eye if I was to see it which is the ultimate aim of the branding.

It looks really smart. Dont like the rear at all especially since all the windows are covered up