Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2018
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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2018
(01 Apr 2018, 10:48 am)Michael Wrote: Go North East are to receive 20 new MetroCity's for the Loop and Green Arrow in the next 2 months or so.

*sigh*

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(01 Apr 2018, 11:47 am)Jamie M Wrote: *sigh*

April Fool's Day. A day when people pause to think if that thing they read on the internet is true or not.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(01 Apr 2018, 11:49 am)Andreos1 Wrote: April Fool's Day. A day when people pause to think if that thing they read on the internet is true or not.
...Or don't and just assume everything that they read is true, some of the things I've seen people fall for today is unbelievable, even at times when people have said "happy April Fool's" in their posts.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Today I went on a trip on the 32A to Rye Hill. The Streetlites don't always have a comfortable ride. Nice comfortable seats though. I think Go North East are losing the service next year as they have now had the contract extended for another year and I don't think it gets renewed automatically next time, so they will have to bid for it. I hope they keep it, or Stanley Travel if they go for it. Arriva will most likely win it back again.

Apparently there is not a return option, so I had to buy two single tickets unfortunately, a day ticket would have cost even more.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Are all three of the loan /demonstrator vehicles 9083, 9084 and 9085 still active with Go NorthEast, and are they normally allocated to specific boards?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(02 Apr 2018, 8:52 pm)Ianthegoon Wrote: Are all three of the loan /demonstrator vehicles 9083, 9084 and 9085 still active with Go NorthEast, and are they normally allocated to specific boards?

9083 is allocated to the 309/310
9084 is allocated to the 67/69

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
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(01 Apr 2018, 8:43 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Today I went on a trip on the 32A to Rye Hill. The Streetlites don't always have a comfortable ride. Nice comfortable seats though. I think Go North East are losing the service next year as they have now had the contract extended for another year and I don't think it gets renewed automatically next time, so they will have to bid for it. I hope they keep it, or Stanley Travel if they go for it. Arriva will most likely win it back again.

Apparently there is not a return option, so I had to buy two single tickets unfortunately, a day ticket would have cost even more.

The contract for the 32A was awarded for 1 year, with the option to extend for a further year so it now expires in March 2019.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(02 Apr 2018, 9:04 pm)Ds1197 Wrote: 9083 is allocated to the 309/310
9084 is allocated to the 67/69

Just general allocation to the routes, though, rather than to any specific individual boards?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Just random boards for 9084 (but only ever 67/69 route).

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(02 Apr 2018, 9:36 pm)busmanT Wrote: D
The contract for the 32A was awarded for 1 year, with the option to extend for a further year so it now expires in March 2019.

As far as I understand from Nexus, the contract was awarded in April last year for 1 year with the option to extend the contract, which happened this March. Now GNE would need to submit a tender in 2019 to be awarded it on a new contract. Rather than extended it would be a new contract awarded. I could be wrong.

I have enjoyed my journeys on the 32A, which I never used when I was contracted to/operated by Arriva. GNE provides a good service. No idea why their Nexus services don't offer return tickets.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
What's wrong with the 35 to Boldon Destination!?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Couple of random questions - don't tend to look at the GNE threads too often so apologies in advance:

Is there an up to date list of services with PVRs by depot anywhere?

And is there a way in the app to view which vehicle (fleet number) is operating a given run? I am sure I saw a screengrab ages ago showing this but can't see any way in the app itself to view this.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(03 Apr 2018, 10:30 am)TyneWearTeesGNE Wrote: What's wrong with the 35 to Boldon Destination!?

 Care to elaborate?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(03 Apr 2018, 6:07 pm)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Couple of random questions - don't tend to look at the GNE threads too often so apologies in advance:

Is there an up to date list of services with PVRs by depot anywhere?

And is there a way in the app to view which vehicle (fleet number) is operating a given run?  I am sure I saw a screengrab ages ago showing this but can't see any way in the app itself to view this.

1) Not publicly but there are total vehicle counts per depot available.
2) You can view fleet numbers of buses by remaining on the screen that shows when you run the app. Sometimes you have to login or reload the application, but from that first screen, simply click the red balloon that displays the buses. Inside you will see GNE-####, where #### is the fleet number.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
I have just seen 5438 going towards Sunderland right now. It’s in a plain red livery, any ideas?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Blue Arrow OmniCity on 40 at Wallsend Metro just after 3pm today. I don't know if that is a normal allocation. Strangely no Blue Arrow OnniCities on the Blue Arrow 11 today!

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(03 Apr 2018, 8:13 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Blue Arrow OmniCity on 40 at Wallsend Metro just after 3pm today. I don't know if that is a normal allocation. Strangely no Blue Arrow OnniCities on the Blue Arrow 11 today!
There rarely is. It is usualy an omnidekka president or a b9tl. But i seen afew blue arrows on the 11, when I went on the 11:54 11 to The Metrocentre today it was 5271 and I passed 5267, 6135, 6010 5272 & 5269. I know percymain usualy use omnicity on the cobalt clipper services 309/310 ,as they finished doing 5 years ago when the batch of 17 b9tls entered service, starting on the 7:40 New york to Blyth 309

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Anymore ex London B9's arrived from Blackburn?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Whats wrong with the normal 35 dests?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(03 Apr 2018, 9:07 pm)TyneWearTeesGNE Wrote: Whats wrong with the normal 35 dests?

Don't know, care to explain?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.