Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2018
#21
didnt the 35 originally have solars before the mercs,i think it was about 12/13 years ago now i remember getting the 35 from Sunderland-Shields with my step-dad,wether it was just and odd day i dont know,i like the solars but just think there time is coming,i cant really comment on the servive because i live in Howdon (O not E by the way ?)

didnt the 35 originally have solars before the mercs,i think it was about 12/13 years ago now i remember getting the 35 from Sunderland-Shields with my step-dad,wether it was just and odd day i dont know,i like the solars but just think there time is coming,i cant really comment on the servive because i live in Howdon (O not E by the way )
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#22
(02/01/2018, 02:39)V514DFT Wrote: ,i cant really comment on the servive because i live in Howdon (O not E by the way )

Haha I'm the same when people spell Howdon wrong. Keep telling them the Howden they spell is in East Yorkshire.

Saying that these days I work in Howdon and live in Rosehill lol.

Anyway since Low Floor buses came the 35 (and associated routes) have been Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton SPDs, then Scania L94UB / Wright Solars, then the M-B Citaro. Though later on some Solars returned to the 35/36 routes when the Laser brand got a refresh.
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#23
Looking at the news theres a few more hybrids liveried for 1. Will any be entering service this week?
#24
When will the timetables for the changes be online?

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#25
(02/01/2018, 16:43)Swiny1 Wrote: When will the timetables for the changes be online?

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i would imagine either this week if not probs next week,usually on by mid month
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#26
(02/01/2018, 17:51)V514DFT Wrote: i would imagine either this week if not probs next week,usually on by mid month

I would say they should be on by the end of this week. Any time after that will be leaving it quite late by their standards in the past.
#27
when will all the Merc be back ? also will the ex London B9TLS be coming in between citaros or after ? also
this year we are to see the following to be repainted :
Drifters ( 5369-5376)
Saltwell Park ( 8339-8346)
Citylink ( 5377-5384)
Connections 4 ( 5358-5368)
Fabs ( 6085-6098)
Cobalt clippers ( 6101-6117 )
#28
(02/01/2018, 21:23)Citaro5326 Wrote: when will all the Merc be back ? also will the ex London B9TLS be coming in between citaros or after ? also
this year we are to see the following to be repainted :
Drifters  ( 5369-5376)
Saltwell Park ( 8339-8346)
Citylink ( 5377-5384)
Connections 4 ( 5358-5368)
Fabs ( 6085-6098)
Cobalt clippers ( 6101-6117 )


End of January for the Citaro's and the London B9's after, the Citaro's need to be done in time for the South Tyne changes.
#29
(02/01/2018, 17:57)S813 FVK Wrote: I would say they should be on by the end of this week. Any time after that will be leaving it quite late by their standards in the past.

I see ane has changes on same weekend,but they have been on the ball with their publication of new time tables over a week ago. can GNE be more forthcoming with our south Tyneside ones.
#30
(03/01/2018, 17:52)Northern4555 Wrote: I see ane has changes on same weekend,but they have been on the ball with their publication of new time tables over a week ago. can GNE be more forthcoming with our south Tyneside ones.

The changes are in the upcoming changes thread now after Go North East sent the email out by accident.
#31
(03/01/2018, 19:44)Michael Wrote: The changes are in the upcoming changes thread now after Go North East sent the email out by accident.

Not much use without the timetables though.

The general trend that can be established from the 'service changes' tag on the newsdesk, with a few exceptions, is that all major service changes are posted approximately 1 month in advance. While I appreciate that the time from tomorrow (assuming they will be published tomorrow, tell me if i'm being too optimistic) to the changes is probably a sufficient amount of time for people to learn about them and notifying their employers of any affects, I am failing to see a reason as to why they appear to be holding back.
#32
(03/01/2018, 20:05)S813 FVK Wrote: Not much use without the timetables though.

The general trend that can be established from the 'service changes' tag on the newsdesk, with a few exceptions, is that all major service changes are posted approximately 1 month in advance. While I appreciate that the time from tomorrow (assuming they will be published tomorrow, tell me if i'm being too optimistic) to the changes is probably a sufficient amount of time for people to learn about them and notifying their employers of any affects, I am failing to see a reason as to why they appear to be holding back.


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#33
Dan has gave some information out about upcoming fleet movements on a couple of his photos.

Photo of 8326: Further Optare Versas are expected to be allocated to the depot shortly, with the Optare Versas currently on the "South Tyne" 88/88A services expected to migrate across to Chester-le-Street's fleet, after being repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/


Looks like a drop of the Waggonway brand? - hopefully not. 


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Photo of 5324 has confirmed the 3 Citaro's will move from Washington when cascades start to take place from the Coaster Omnicities, should be confirming 4 of them will go to Washington: 

It has now returned to service at Washington Depot; though its allocation to the depot is subject to change, once cascades begin following the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs on the "Coaster" 1/1A services. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/
#34
(03/01/2018, 20:55)Michael Wrote: Dan has gave some information out about upcoming fleet movements on a couple of his photos.

Photo of 8326: Further Optare Versas are expected to be allocated to the depot shortly, with the Optare Versas currently on the "South Tyne" 88/88A services expected to migrate across to Chester-le-Street's fleet, after being repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/


Looks like a drop of the Waggonway brand? - hopefully not. 


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Photo of 5324 has confirmed the 3 Citaro's will move from Washington when cascades start to take place from the Coaster Omnicities, should be confirming 4 of them will go to Washington: 

It has now returned to service at Washington Depot; though its allocation to the depot is subject to change, once cascades begin following the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs on the "Coaster" 1/1A services. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/

Any update on when the Coaster B5LHs will be in service on the 1?
#35
(03/01/2018, 20:57)Tom Wrote: Any update on when the Coaster B5LHs will be in service on the 1?

Hopefully soon, Dan said on his photo of 3962 that, 6059, 6062, 6063, 6064, 6065 and 6066 are now at Saltmeadows Road Depot, and are in the process of being repainted and branded for the "Coaster" 1/1A services. 


He also confirmed that 3962, 3965 will go "Go North East" and remain at Chester.

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#36
(03/01/2018, 20:55)Michael Wrote: Looks like a drop of the Waggonway brand? - hopefully not

Looks like the Lambton Worm brand is to be dropped too according to the GNE website.

Neither brand really serves a purpose, so may as well just get rid of them.
#37
(03/01/2018, 21:18)S813 FVK Wrote: Looks like the Lambton Worm brand is to be dropped too according to the GNE website.

Neither brand really serves a purpose, so may as well just get rid of them.

The "Waggonway" brand works well with Beamish though, shame to see that dropped

Not suprised with the Lambton Worm though, it only has 3 branded buses, no point in repainting 1 more.
#38
(03/01/2018, 21:25)Michael Wrote: The "Waggonway" brand works well with Beamish though, shame to see that dropped

It doesn't have much going for it apart from that, though. The 8 seems to be managing fine with a brand that makes no mention of Beamish Museum, so I see no reason why the 28/28A can't survive either.
#39
What will be allocated to the 700-703 when GNE take it over, i'm not sure if they'll be a spare baby solo for it?,

Looking at the timetables for the routes, basically they're pointless, could they not just merge all the services together?
#40
(03/01/2018, 22:57)Michael Wrote: What will be allocated to the 700-703 when GNE take it over, i'm not sure if they'll be a spare baby solo for it?,

Looking at the timetables for the routes, basically they're pointless, could they not just merge all the services together?

One of 647 or 648 from Stanley? They should be able to cope with one spare after the other changes taking place.