North East Bus & Coach Show 2018
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(20/04/2018, 21:08)Adrian Wrote:
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(20/04/2018, 23:54)BusLoverMum Wrote: Link not working.
Dunno if you use tapatalk, but all image links fail to work on the app. If you use webview, it should work.

Also looks like a good day out. Hopefully the sun stays out!
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Just a reminder of the event today. Go North East will be in attendance today, featuring a vast amount of buses, with a "Volvo through the years" theme.

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What has today been like? Have many attended?
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Didn't attend although said I would. Had some personal issues but I don't carry change normally anyway so wouldn't have gone inside. Nice day for it like, but meh.

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(06/05/2018, 15:41)Jamie M Wrote: Didn't attend although said I would. Had some personal issues but I don't carry change normally anyway so wouldn't have gone inside. Nice day for it like, but meh.

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I think they'd give change... I don't think 'idiot' has imposed his exact fare aspirations there yet.  Tongue
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(06/05/2018, 15:45)Adrian Wrote: I think they'd give change... I don't think 'idiot' has imposed his exact fare aspirations there yet. 
Point taken but not exclusively why. I didn't much like the boro event which probably pushed me further away from this event. I know it'd be helpful to have explicit reasoning for why, but I don't have it right now. But I feel whatever the reason, it'd still apply to this event.



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(06/05/2018, 15:45)Adrian Wrote: I think they'd give change... I don't think 'idiot' has imposed his exact fare aspirations there yet.  Tongue

Not yet. Plans are in the making ha.
I would of but dog sitting. Was going to cycle there.
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(06/05/2018, 15:07)Adrian Wrote: What has today been like? Have many attended?

Was busy today, most of the shuttle buses were full or nearly full going to and from Gateshead


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Just uploaded some photos from what Go North East had to offer, will upload other photo through the week.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalarkey/

Layout was this issue again which is highlighted every year, they were lined up this morning with the sun pretty much on top of them so you were shooting into the sun. I would of had moved them to where the stalls facing the sun with stalls nearer the river, GNE had the right idea going into the afternoon by having a shift around which made the event a bit more enjoyable for me, other than it was your usual stuff you see year on year with JH Coaches providing a few vehicles which caught my interest, still curious as to how they managed to get the Scania Coach in mind.
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I also attended the event today. Overall I had an enjoyable day although I have seen most of the preserved buses before. I agree that spacing of buses was an issue early on although it seemed to improve throughout the day. 

For anyone interested Go North East brought:
3819, 3942, 6030, 6060, 6100, 6117, 6309, 4899, 4982, 6332. All Volvo except the contactless Streetdeck.

I enjoyed the shuttle ride I had on 3819 in particular as its been nearly 2 years since I rode a Go North East Olympian. This will almost certainly be my last chance as I heard that it will be withdrawn very soon, possibly as early as next week. I also rode on 6309 which meant that I rode on both the oldest and newest volvo's in the fleet.

So far I have just uploaded my Olympian photos but there will be more to come
https://flic.kr/s/aHskxzvBtT


[Image: 28059841858_419e930e4c_z.jpg]Go North East Volvo Olympian and Volvo B7TL by Pulsar Photos, on Flickr

[Image: 40125838450_d34a95be34_k.jpg]Preserved United GHN189 by Pulsar Photos, on Flickr
My Flickr Account - Photos from the North East and Beyond.





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#13
I was at the event today I enjoyed myself I was there between half 11 and half 2 beautiful weather but it also meant some of my photos have horrible glares, so from the photos I can will be uploaded later
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Enjoyable day today, Arrived at the site at about 9am to see what was coming and left at about 3pm. Made a few trips to Gateshead and back for some lunch and some photos there. Photos at the link below plus a few from Gateshead Interchange.

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I'll say the same as I do every year, usual faces from the local preserved scene and GNE, I always say this but I would like to see more buses from elsewhere but geographically Newcastle is a bit away from other areas like Scotland and Yorkshire, so it's understandable why this doesn't happen.

I will echo the comments about things being lined up close together but the amount of space available doesn't help but at least some of the stuff did move about towards the end so the front of the buses were facing into the sun.

Fairly enjoyable day, I was only there between 10:30 - 12pm then 3pm - 4pm, I preoccupied myself elsewhere between 12 - 3 including lunch and a ride on the Yutong on the 100 as I have been busy elsewhere these last few weeks.

Don't expect any rally photos from me tonight as I'm knackered.
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#16
Excellent turn out from GNE and decent range of older stuff.  I know Arriva rarely support any of the rallies but seemed unusual to see nothing from Stagecoach – do they normal turn up to this one?

Also, anyone know why 111 is never seen alongside 268 & 838?  Even though all three were present today, 111 was tucked up at the other end of the display to the other pair basking in the sun.  A real shame they don’t line the three of them up together.

- duly corrected
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(06/05/2018, 19:10)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Excellent turn out from GNE and decent range of older stuff.  I know Arriva never support any of the rallies but seemed unusual to see nothing from Stagecoach – do they normal turn up to this one?

Also, anyone know why 111 is never seen alongside 268 & 838?  Even though all three were present today, 111 was tucked up at the other end of the display to the other pair basking in the sun.  A real shame they don’t line the three of them up together.

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This not an Arriva bus then?
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#18
Arriva only don’t attend this rally as there’s not be a risk assistment carried out by the company.

I’ll echo everybody else comments about the parking of vehicles - and also Jimmi’s about ‘the usual suspects’.
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#19
It seemed to me there was a drop in the number of people attending. I enjoyed the rally but I didn't stay long. I think the organisation has improved from previous years. A good idea would be a bus running to the Central Station to pick people up who come to Newcastle by train. I like Rayners new livery, very smart. Picked up a good book about Darlington buses.

I'm hoping to get to Scarborough Bus Festival next weekend.

Charles
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(06/05/2018, 19:41)Charles41 Wrote: It seemed to me there was a drop in the number of people attending. I enjoyed the rally but  I didn't stay long. I think the organisation has improved from previous years.

I also thought there were fewer people in attendance than in previous years. I don't know whether I agree the event was better organised, I certainly witnessed one incident which could have been better handled where one preservationist appeared to throw a childlike tantrum because he was asked to park somewhere else, but it also seemed there were fewer vehicles present than last year which may have made the area less clustered. Sometimes, I can stay at rallies from beginning to end and the time flies but I was bored after about an hour and left soon after. While I appreciate the time and effort that goes into planning bus rallies, I found this one to be a disappointment - it's just the same old, same old. 

At least it was a nice sunny day though!
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