Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2018
#1
From Newcastle, what is the best service to and from Wallsend? I can get the Stagecoach 12 or 40 or I can get the GNE 11 or Q3, I think the Coaster 1/1A takes longer. I don't know where is best to post this.
#2
(01/04/2018, 21:47)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: From Newcastle, what is the best service to and from Wallsend? I can get the Stagecoach 12 or 40 or I can get the GNE 11 or Q3, I think the Coaster 1/1A takes longer. I don't know where is best to post this.

I always get 1 or 11. There quicker
#3
(02/04/2018, 01:23)Jordan2104 Wrote: I always get 1 or 11. There quicker

Thanks. I thought 11 was quickest, then Q3, then 1. Stagecoach 12 and 40 feel like they both take ages to get to Wallsend, no idea why. 

I will probably get the 11, I think. I come from a mostly Stagecoach area so it costs more to get a GNE service to Wallsend, but I think it's better anyway.
#4
(02/04/2018, 02:56)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Thanks. I thought 11 was quickest, then Q3, then 1. Stagecoach 12 and 40 feel like they both take ages to get to Wallsend, no idea why. 

I will probably get the 11, I think. I come from a mostly Stagecoach area so it costs more to get a GNE service to Wallsend, but I think it's better anyway.

According to the timetables, Stagecoach 22 only takes 1 minute longer than GNE 11 between the same two destinations, so may be a better option for you if you prefer Stagecoach.
#5
(02/04/2018, 15:17)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: According to the timetables, Stagecoach 22 only takes 1 minute longer than GNE 11 between the same two destinations, so may be a better option for you if you prefer Stagecoach.

Yes, I forgot about the 22. Thanks, stagecoachbusdepot. I prefer GNE, but Stagecoach costs less because my area is Stagecoach. 

I used to get Stagecoach buses to and from Wallsend, but started getting a Day Rover so I could get the first bus that comes along.
#6
(02/04/2018, 17:53)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Yes, I forgot about the 22. Thanks, stagecoachbusdepot. I prefer GNE, but Stagecoach costs less because my area is Stagecoach. 

I used to get Stagecoach buses to and from Wallsend, but started getting a Day Rover so I could get the first bus that comes along.

Does the smartzone weekly pass not help you if your in thy area, and want to get whichever bus arrives first
#7
(02/04/2018, 18:00)ifm001 Wrote: Does the smartzone weekly pass not help you if your in thy area, and want to get whichever bus arrives first

Unfortunately I don't need a weekly pass, otherwise a Smartzone would be helpful.  Thanks.
#8
I ended up getting the Stagecoach 22 to and from Wallsend today. I wanted the GNE 11 but it wasn't a Blue Arrow Scania Wright Solar as I expected and wanted or a Blue Arrow OmniCity. I think it was a Scania Omnidekker. It was late too, so after letting many 22s go by I ended up getting the 22 which followed the 11 closely anyway.
#9
(03/04/2018, 17:47)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: I ended up getting the Stagecoach 22 to and from Wallsend today.  I wanted the GNE 11 but it wasn't a Blue Arrow Scania Wright Solar as I expected and wanted or a Blue Arrow OmniCity. I think it was a Scania Omnidekker.  It was late too, so after letting many 22s go by I ended up getting the 22 which followed the 11 closely anyway.

Its funny cus i probably walked right past you,although you probably wont get a solar on the 11 now cus im sure they-re all withdrawn frim service
Kind Regards
Tez
#10
(03/04/2018, 19:17)V514DFT Wrote: Its funny cus i probably walked right past you,although you probably wont get a solar on the 11 now cus im sure they-re all withdrawn frim service

Really, what time?  I didn't know that. I got the Solar twice, I think. Usually I miss the 11 unfortunately. Today I had plenty of time and the 11 was even late, but I don't like the Omnidekkers. I'd like to see the Omnidekkers and Presidents withdrawn and new buses for the 11.
#11
(03/04/2018, 20:28)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Really, what time?  I didn't know that. I got the Solar twice, I think. Usually I miss the 11 unfortunately. Today I had plenty of time and the 11 was even late, but I don't like the Omnidekkers. I'd like to see the Omnidekkers and Presidents withdrawn and new buses for the 11.

It was about 2pm i was in Wallsend,got bloody soaked
Kind Regards
Tez
#12
Which Stagecoach buses have WiFi onboard?

Does Stagecoach NE plan on introducing NSAs in the future? Stagecoach does have NSAs somewhere.
#13
(04/04/2018, 22:54)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Which Stagecoach buses have WiFi onboard?

Does Stagecoach NE plan on introducing NSAs in the future? Stagecoach does have NSAs somewhere.

Our Stagecoach fleet list here: http://northeastbuses.co.uk/fleet/list.php?operatorF=3

No Stagecoach buses up here have NSA's.
#14
(04/04/2018, 23:02)Michael Wrote: Our Stagecoach fleet list here: http://northeastbuses.co.uk/fleet/list.php?operatorF=3

No Stagecoach buses up here have NSA's.

Thanks, Michael.

I can't remember where Stagecoach buses have NSAs, but I know nowhere up here does. I was asking if Stagecoach NE will introduce NSAs at some point.
#15
They said at a Stockton bus forum they had no plans to but that was a while back. They said passengers had mixed feelings about them which is fair enough.
#16
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the reason for Hartlepool gaining ADL E200s for the 1 instead of more MAN E200s was due to timekeeping/reliability issues of the MAN E200s on that route? 
Just whenever I'm in Hartlepool there is several MAN E200s allocated to the 1 with the ADL's allocated to the town services. There was 5 on there today!
#17
Yes that's usually the case!!
#18
12086 one of the latest to be repainted.

[Image: 39557283520_78ef231a45.jpg]IMG_8541 by emdjt42, on Flickr
#19
(05/04/2018, 01:23)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Thanks, Michael.

I can't remember where Stagecoach buses have NSAs, but I know nowhere up here does. I was asking if Stagecoach NE will introduce NSAs at some point.

The provision of 'next stop' audio-visual announcements is quite likely to be mandatory in the near future, under the Bus Services Bill.
#20
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(10/04/2018, 17:24)Dan Wrote: The provision of 'next stop' audio-visual announcements is quite likely to be mandatory in the near future, under the Bus Services Bill.

Angry