Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2018
(30/01/2018, 14:43)RBZ 5459 Wrote: 9086 wizzing around on Ventures with paper destinations. Surprised it didn't just move with Cathedrals to Chester.

Sticking around much longer so awaiting Mobitech update from McKenna's? - or not worth it?

Mentioned in a post yesterday - still due to be swapped over.

Loan period again extended for a further week or so, should be enough time (hopefully) for Stanley to sort their VOR, being allocated a 'baby' Solo in the interim period once they are eventually swapped over.
Forgot to mention,i was on the 1 last week,and it had its NSA's working,i think it was 6065
Kind Regards
Tez
(30/01/2018, 22:55)V514DFT Wrote: Forgot to mention,i was on the 1 last week,and it had its NSA's working,i think it was 6065

The Coaster has had the announcements programmed and working from the day they entered service at Percy Main - apart from on 6060 (which was VOR and unable to be started on the Sunday when all the others were updated) and 6069 (which transferred to Percy Main direct from Chester-le-Street, and returned to Saltmeadows Rd briefly later to have the work carried out).

Both of those buses later had the same work carried out that was done on all of the rest during repaint at Saltmeadows Rd: media update, TFT monitor calibration, and speaker re-wiring (as on most buses only the front two speakers worked from the day they entered service, and it was never repaired while at Chester-le-Street, given that it was only identified in 2015 or so when the announcements first started getting updated again, and by which point, this repair was out of warranty).

In other news, both 6332 and 6333 received their promotional liveries yesterday (for contactless payments and the Night Bus N21 respectively). Should be in service at Chester-le-Street today all being well.
When will the demo go to percy main?
(29/01/2018, 23:47)S813 FVK Wrote: It would take ages to make them all (unless I've missed a fancy tool which provides a little shortcut), but I had a go at something which kept the bold destination while also including the terminal point in Newcastle:

Photoshop and importing as a BMP is quicker than hand drawing in HELEN.
Tom | omnicity4659.co.uk  

(31/01/2018, 09:09)Dan Wrote: The Coaster has had the announcements programmed and working from the day they entered service at Percy Main - apart from on 6060 (which was VOR and unable to be started on the Sunday when all the others were updated) and 6069 (which transferred to Percy Main direct from Chester-le-Street, and returned to Saltmeadows Rd briefly later to have the work carried out).

Both of those buses later had the same work carried out that was done on all of the rest during repaint at Saltmeadows Rd: media update, TFT monitor calibration, and speaker re-wiring (as on most buses only the front two speakers worked from the day they entered service, and it was never repaired while at Chester-le-Street, given that it was only identified in 2015 or so when the announcements first started getting updated again, and by which point, this repair was out of warranty).

In other news, both 6332 and 6333 received their promotional liveries yesterday (for contactless payments and the Night Bus N21 respectively). Should be in service at Chester-le-Street today all being well.

I knew somebody had mentioned that there were buses in that batch that didnt have the NSA's working,but hey ho,learn summit new and all that,no harm.no foul
Kind Regards
Tez
6332 just left Newcastle on the 17:00 X1A if anyone is looking for it.

Unfortunately the only shot I could get was this. not great but shows branding.


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(31/01/2018, 19:06)Pulsar Wrote: 6332 just left Newcastle on the 17:00 X1A if anyone is looking for it.

Unfortunately the only shot I could get was this. not great but shows branding.

Another view of the branding:

[Image: 39975390232_72f58748ea.jpg]Go North East: 6332 / NK67GOA by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
(31/01/2018, 19:42)Dan Wrote: Another view of the branding:

[Image: 39975390232_72f58748ea.jpg]Go North East: 6332 / NK67GOA by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

looks good but answer this, all the ticket machines are contactless and how is everyone meant to know without having the stickers like 5292 , how's people suppose to know ? would help if they had stickers alot better
(31/01/2018, 19:42)Dan Wrote: Another view of the branding:

[Image: 39975390232_72f58748ea.jpg]Go North East: 6332 / NK67GOA by Daniel Graham, on Flickr




Think you have probably answered my question there Dan...
I was wondering if that was you taking the photos this morning of 6332. 
I thought it looked really smart!
1 of the Ex London B9s apparently in black , toonlinks surely
I was on 27 going to tynedock and past the 13.40 H1 service heading to hebburn,caring a bus full of fresh air.

The new route 9 thru hebburn from Luke’s lane should have for jarrow ,then Sunderland.just saying murton does not let people know it is local for jarrow etc, and that it will take people to Sunderland without changing buses in jarrow,especially the elderly who are confused with the route changes anyway.i would expect people in murton will be saying where is LUKES Lane.
Ive not said it on here but I think exactly the same. Should deffo say Sunderland for Murton and Jarrow for Lukes Lane. The change of blinds with no via destinations on couldnt have come at a worse time. I said exactly the same to my mate very few people in Lukes Lane will know where Murton is and probably less in Murton know where Lukes Lane is. I was on the 5 going into Jarrow on Monday and the 9 passed amd people where saying " wheres Murton never even heard of it"

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(01/02/2018, 00:08)Citaro5326 Wrote: 1 of the Ex London B9s apparently in black , toonlinks surely

Maybe, my observations from using the app when I need to use it is that they seem to be keeping double deckers away from the X30/X31. 

They have even swapped what scholars services 822 and 828 do after the afternoon runs:
  • 822 previously operated 16:20 X21 to Durham. Now PM journey more appropriately allocated an Omnicity and does the 16:30 X30 to Stanley (which no longer runs through to Lanchester as a 30, nor does the one an hour later). 
  • 828 previously operated 16:30 X30 to Stanley, now operates the 16:20 X21 to Durham.
They only use “for” when it’s a route split into two for legal reasons.

Nothing wrong with “Lukes Lane via Sunderland” or even “Lukes Lane via Sunderland & Jarrow”

It’s odd how they’ve gone from over the top via points where you’d get loads and loads scrolling along, to none at all, not even major towns.
GNE 27 may lose custom now it is every 20 mins from Hebburn to south sheilds, as there are now only 3 buses per hour against the metro service 5 trains per hour. .may be a bad move on GNE part.
(01/02/2018, 00:37)Northern4555 Wrote: GNE 27 may lose custom now it is every 20 mins from Hebburn to south sheilds, as there are now only 3 buses per hour against the metro service 5 trains per hour. .may be a bad move on GNE part.

The works at Tyne Dock will inevitably cause delays too.
Gaps in service on a 20min frequency? Ouch!

According to the signs, the works are scheduled to last 52 weeks.

Then you have the works at Heworth too.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Hebburn has now lost its direct evening link with south sheilds hospital. I cannot remember the last time we did not have a link.visiting ends 8 pm, last direct 26 is approx 7pm,what’s the big idea .the H1 ends 2.30 pm and afternoon visiting ends 4 pm.. you could not make up these bus times.even if we decided to go to qe In Gateshead, it’s 2 buses. We are about 3 miles from both hospitals , and we struggle to get there after 7pm, and all day for the qe.