Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017
(31/12/2017, 15:47)V514DFT Wrote: i can feel more murging of services and changes coming for N.Tyneside in 2018(Apart from the #5),i dont know why

I think they are fine as they are - not much you can merge really
(31/12/2017, 15:47)V514DFT Wrote: i can feel more murging of services and changes coming for N.Tyneside in 2018(Apart from the #5),i dont know why

Not saying you're instincts are wrong, but with a pretty streamlined service already, I can't see where there are too many services to merge.

I've suggested the Whitley Bay locals and 333 merging in the past. However, until they become commercial services, not sure it would happen.
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(31/12/2017, 22:12)Andreos1 Wrote: Not saying you're instincts are wrong, but with a pretty streamlined service already, I can't see where there are too many services to merge.

I've suggested the Whitley Bay locals and 333 merging in the past. However, until they become commercial services, not sure it would happen.

335 extending to the ferry would be a nice idea again unlikely to happen
As  service 5 is going to extend to North Shields from jarrow,it would have made more sense to extend 19 from north shields to jarrow, this would open up more places to go from south Tyneside, were as the 5 will travel around southtyneside for an hour before heading to North Shields taking approx 80 mins from southshields to northshields with no new places to go.maybe GNE need to look at the extended 5 again.
(30/12/2017, 18:33)cbma06 Wrote: The 20 going the same way with these streetlites and the extension to shields, already some deptford drivers are saying that there’s been loads of reliability problems on the Durham section due to the extension to shields, and some drivers are saying that the 56 has been losing patronage over the past year.

The 20 doesn't seem to be too bad Durham end, reliability wise. Its got a huge layover, and has become common sight to see one go on the back wall layover at Durham, as soon as the previous one pulls onto the stand. The only issue you tend to see is around the 1600-1800 peak. 

In my opinion, the new lights and Leazes Bowl works in Durham have made a big difference, but there is absolutely nothing you can do beyond that to cope with the peak time volume of traffic. Durham has for a long time, and will continue to bottleneck, until both North AND South bypasses are designed, funded and built... I can't see that happening anytime soon, but lets see what the County plan brings...
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