Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(31 Oct 2017, 9:44 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I am racking my brains to see what Reading do with theirs.

Without checking, I can't remember if they use any mention of the fuel type within the livery.

With checking, they have "gas power from Readingbuses... quieter, cleaner, greener" along the top of the pod Smilev
The MMC deckers have a tag line on the back/side - "another gas powered bus for Reading"

With the infrastructure in place and push towards greener technology, why not tell the punters in my view.


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2017
(01 Nov 2017, 10:02 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote: With checking, they have "gas power from Readingbuses... quieter, cleaner, greener" along the top of the pod Smilev
The MMC deckers have a tag line on the back/side - "another gas powered bus for Reading"

With the infrastructure in place and push towards greener technology, why not tell the punters in my view.

Thanks for checking Wink

I will hold my hands up and say that I was totally oblivious to the tag lines they feature. Despite riding them and seeing them on a regular basis.

Green leaves, hot air balloons etc stand out. I can remember seeing those visual images. Ditto whatever funky livery they happen to be in.
I can't say a tag line does stand out. Certainly not for me anyway.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2017
(01 Nov 2017, 11:30 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Thanks for checking Wink

I will hold my hands up and say that I was totally oblivious to the tag lines they feature. Despite riding them and seeing them on a regular basis.

Green leaves, hot air balloons etc stand out. I can remember seeing those visual images. Ditto whatever funky livery they happen to be in.
I can't say a tag line does stand out. Certainly not for me anyway.

What's up with the emoji's?, they just seem to be writing....
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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2017
No November threads up either!

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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
27729 is back in service freshly repainted
19381 has just left Sunderland depot having been repainted

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19432 now carrying a Megabus allover advert.


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Any further gas buses been painted yet

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Registration number PB0001987/299
Licence Number PB0001987
Variation number 1
Status Cancelled
Service number. X55DN, X55
Service type Limited Stop
Start point Dalton Park
Finish point Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Date received 03 Nov 2017
Effective date 29 Dec 2017
End date


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(03 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Registration number PB0001987/299
Licence Number PB0001987
Variation number 1
Status Cancelled
Service number. X55DN, X55
Service type Limited Stop
Start point Dalton Park
Finish point Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Date received 03 Nov 2017
Effective date 29 Dec 2017
End date

didn't take long dis it

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(03 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Registration number PB0001987/299
Licence Number PB0001987
Variation number 1
Status Cancelled
Service number. X55DN, X55
Service type Limited Stop
Start point Dalton Park
Finish point Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Date received 03 Nov 2017
Effective date 29 Dec 2017
End date




Stockton High Street to Dalton Park is also canceled.... shame it didn't last, maybe more runs on the Saturday or even peak times throughout the week.
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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(03 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Registration number PB0001987/299
Licence Number PB0001987
Variation number 1
Status Cancelled
Service number. X55DN, X55
Service type Limited Stop
Start point Dalton Park
Finish point Newcastle, Pilgrim Street
Date received 03 Nov 2017
Effective date 29 Dec 2017
End date

The irony being, that Christmas could see a rise in its popularity and in turn lead to it being worth running.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
whats going to happen to 54045 though.

another experiment perhaps?

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Might be the wrong place to post this.

Does anyone know when the 100 Metrocentre Shuttle was introduced? Why 100?, all other Stagecoach bus services are two digits and X for expresses. Stagecoach has no other 3-digit services and I don't think Busways ever has?

Currently 6, 7 and 100 serve the Metrocentre, what buses used to? I see that Stagecoach Busways had a 10A in 1999, interestingly a double rather than single decker bus, never allocated to 6, 7, or 100.

Thank you for any info.

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(04 Nov 2017, 8:04 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Might be the wrong place to post this.

Does anyone know when the 100 Metrocentre Shuttle was introduced? Why 100?, all other Stagecoach bus services are two digits and X for expresses. Stagecoach has no other 3-digit services and I don't think Busways ever has?

Currently 6, 7 and 100 serve the Metrocentre, what buses used to? I see that Stagecoach Busways had a 10A in 1999, interestingly a double rather than single decker bus, never allocated to 6, 7, or 100.

Thank you for any info.

It's been 100 for as long as I remember and I first remember catching it in the early 90s

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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(04 Nov 2017, 8:46 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: It's been 100 for as long as I remember and I first remember catching it in the early 90s


I remember busways using branded up mercs on the 100 (busways fleet 1400's) before there got the scanias 900 series


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(04 Nov 2017, 8:04 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Might be the wrong place to post this.

Does anyone know when the 100 Metrocentre Shuttle was introduced? Why 100?, all other Stagecoach bus services are two digits and X for expresses. Stagecoach has no other 3-digit services and I don't think Busways ever has?

Currently 6, 7 and 100 serve the Metrocentre, what buses used to? I see that Stagecoach Busways had a 10A in 1999, interestingly a double rather than single decker bus, never allocated to 6, 7, or 100.

Thank you for any info.


Sunderland busways had the 104,106,107,110,115,139 and 140


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(04 Nov 2017, 9:13 pm)cbma06 Wrote: I remember busways using branded up mercs on the 100 (busways fleet 1400's) before there got the scanias 900 series


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Sunderland busways had the 104,106,107,110,115,139 and 140


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Thanks for the information. Any idea why the 100 isn't an X as it technically is an express service?

I have found some old pictures of the Busways 100. Seems odd it has such a big number for such an early service.

The 100 must have started when the Metrocentre (then MetroCentre) opened.

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Any idea why the bus timetables are blue instead of red at the Metrocentre? Not sure where to post this.

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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
Probably 100 is a good numbered service to remember, I remember for awhile that the 100 on Sundays used to operate as a 133 and used to start from jesmond then Newcastle to metrocentre . I have alook at some of my old service 100 timetables to see if I got one from when it was introduced or close enough.


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(04 Nov 2017, 9:28 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Thanks for the information. Any idea why the 100 isn't an X as it technically is an express service?

I have found some old pictures of the Busways 100. Seems odd it has such a big number for such an early service.

The 100 must have started when the Metrocentre (then MetroCentre) opened.


I know years and years ago that service 100 stopped at 4 bus stops in Newcastle and you could board or alight at any of those bus stops then non stop to metro centre by the dual carriageway so there's no really any bus stops in between so there's no real need for it to be an express number prefixed, I remember with the GNE x66 that it used to be service 66 only.


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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - November 2017
(04 Nov 2017, 10:00 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Probably 100 is a good numbered service to remember, I remember for awhile that the 100 on Sundays used to operate as a 133 and used to start from jesmond then Newcastle to metrocentre . I have alook at some of my old service 100 timetables to see if I got one from when it was introduced or close enough.


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Yes, that makes sense.

Thank you. I guess it was introduced when the metrocentre opened. Old timetables are very interesting, please send me a copy if you can, it would be much appreciated.