Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:37 pm)Dan Wrote: Very soon.

It has now been repainted, had Hanover destinations installed and programmed, and all interior vinyls fitted. Just waiting on the Tynedale Links branding to be fitted, then it'll be away over to Hexham for inspection and final preparation for service.

[Image: 42353431754_4cbfbbb6ac.jpg]Go North East: 0723 / YD63UZC by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

Glad they had the silver paint out for it's front too. Judging by the placement of the GNE sticker, is it perhaps going straight to Hexham rather than waiting for the Tynedale Links branding? - or is that just a sticker error till the branding lands?


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(29 Jun 2018, 1:55 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Glad they had the silver paint out for it's front too. Judging by the placement of the GNE sticker, is it perhaps going straight to Hexham rather than waiting for the Tynedale Links branding? - or is that just a sticker error till the branding lands?

Placement of the GNE vinyl means nothing really - they tend to be dotted about on the front of a Solo depending on who has done it, until the external agency comes in and follows the drawings.

Original plan was for the Pelaw-based company to come and apply the vinyls to both 723 and 5386 on the same day, returning for 6099 the next, but 723 has indeed gone straight to Hexham (arriving earlier today). Should stilll be branded before entering service (hopefully) - just allows Hexham to get a head start on the inspection.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
Seven buses are going up to Go North East ready for the Tall Ships Races. They are buses 586 (6938), 594 (6939), 595 (6940), 650 (6936), 652 (6935), 654 (6937) and 667 (6941) (Go North East fleet numbers in brackets). https://t.co/Xw2orGA5YF

Source - East Yorkshire Enthusiast Twitter Page

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
As it looks like 2 preowned Solo's are heading to Crook for the 18, will 8295/8307 go back to Riverside or will they head to Chester?



When will 4942/44/58 and 4960 withdrawn?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
Another Go-Ahead London PVL heading north on the A1 this afternoon passing Chester le Street at 15:20 on a suspended rear end tow.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
Wonder if it was WVL258. Passed that plodding away at a leisurely 45 mph pace about 1315 in the Durham area.