Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - February 2018
#21
5210 is moving to the training fleet, this was confirmed on Dan's photo of 5210 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/
#22
(02/02/2018, 20:43)Michael Wrote: 5210 is moving to the training fleet, this was confirmed on Dan's photo of 5210 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...datetaken/

As is 5202
#23
(01/02/2018, 18:13)Dan Wrote: 5254 now branded for Whey Aye Five 0 - transferred to Washington this morning, seeing brief use on Red Arrows X1 then later Connections4.

[Image: 28244434329_a05f3cbcba.jpg]Go North East: 5254 / NK56KJA by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

The new larger destinations, which I like and approve  of, are spoilt by the use of "squashed" letters g, p, q and y (as in this "Houghton") which is unnecessary and will nullify the improvements for the visually impaired - and it just looks awful. I have however seen "Washington" and "Bishop Auckland" displayed sensibly.
#24
(02/02/2018, 20:45)citaro5284 Wrote: As is 5202

Will 4961 - 4965 be replaced in the training fleet by younger Scania's?
#25
Will 9084 be out tomorrow?
#26
(02/02/2018, 20:48)Michael Wrote: Will 4961 - 4965 be replaced in the training fleet by younger Scania's?

No - the two extra L94s likely to replace coaches, I think.

(02/02/2018, 21:12)S830OFT Wrote: Will 9084 be out tomorrow?

Still likely to be on familiarisation until Monday.
#27
Has 4899 been withdrawn yet?
#28
(02/02/2018, 20:09)Wybus Wrote: Have all the diagrams on the Toonlinks changed this week, as from what I’ve seen the links between the various routes at Stanley and Newcastle seem to have changed. I assume in preparation for the Geminis?

X70 runs onto X71 at Newcastle and vice versa, 6 & X31 interwork as before and X30 is stand alone, this service should in theory be operated by omnicities. The B9s for the toon link services can’t get under the Dunston bridge.
#29
(02/02/2018, 21:29)nk55 Wrote: X70 runs onto X71 at Newcastle and vice versa, 6 & X31 interwork as before and X30 is stand alone, this service should in theory be operated by omnicities. The B9s for the toon link services can’t get under the Dunston bridge.

Whats the PVR's for each of the Toonlink routes?
#30
(02/02/2018, 21:33)Michael Wrote: Whats the PVR's for each of the Toonlink routes?

Off the top of my head, X30 is 3, X70/X71 is 5. 19 boards in total 12 omnicities 7 omnidekkas, however the board that does the 822 pm only does the X30 at 16:30.
#31
(02/02/2018, 21:26)Michael Wrote: Has 4899 been withdrawn yet?

Nope. Was on the 67/69 today and yesterday, on the exact same board too.
#32
(02/02/2018, 21:52)EL1TE Wrote: Nope. Was on the 67/69 today and yesterday, on the exact same board too.

It was parked in Gateshead Interchange when I went through at 10:30
#33
(02/02/2018, 21:26)Michael Wrote: Has 4899 been withdrawn yet?

I feel that this would be unwise until they can gauge the reliability of 9084 in service.

Also 9084 is out in service today, currently on a 67 which just departed the Metrocentre (according to the app...)
#34
(03/02/2018, 14:04)Stuartphin1639 Wrote: It was parked in Gateshead Interchange when I went through at 10:30

It was still their when I passed 13.45
#35
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9084 has been on 69 this afternoon, here it is at Blaydon at about 3:10pm


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#36
(02/02/2018, 19:38)Michael Wrote: 5271 is now branded for "Blue Arrow", have to say, looks really smart.

Photo by Ronnie T Dunton

(02/02/2018, 20:08)Tom Wrote: Looks really good, better than the Solars imo.

5267 and 5271 both returned to service at Percy Main today.

[Image: 39160364795_eabe46a903.jpg]Go North East 5267 NK56KKC by Andrew Tyldsley, on Flickr

[Image: 40029402222_d8d7188ec2.jpg]Go North East: 5271 / NK56KKG by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
#37
(03/02/2018, 17:40)TEN 6083 Wrote: [Image: 68a0802bddaada5b2ad2cc7175a7c995.jpg]

9084 has been on 69 this afternoon, left Blaydon at about 3:10pm


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Another destination layout spoilt by the squashed y. Totally unnecessary when using the full height of the screen.
#38
(03/02/2018, 19:31)Greg in Weardale Wrote: Another destination layout spoilt by the squashed y. Totally unnecessary when using the full height of the screen.

This came into heworth about 2pm, thought it looked different with the roof air cons
#39
The fleet is currently in a state of flux with lots going on, what time scales do you think it will be before everything settles down into place. I’m thinking namely...

All ex-Coaster Omnicities back in service
All ex-South Tyne Versas back in service
All ex-London Gemini’s in service
#40
(03/02/2018, 23:52)Wybus Wrote: The fleet is currently in a state of flux with lots going on, what time scales do you think it will be before everything settles down into place. I’m thinking namely...

All ex-Coaster Omnicities back in service
All ex-South Tyne Versas back in service
All ex-London Gemini’s in service

End of March/Beginning of April