Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - July 2018
I thought I will bring this up I was on the 50 this morning going towards Shields and there was a man with a network one pass which ran out yesterday and the bus driver took the pass off him and said this is the rules i dont see how that is allowed its happend alot of people ive seen it happen to
(30/07/2018, 14:29)gneasy91 Wrote: I thought I will bring this up I was on the 50 this morning going towards Shields and there was a man with a network one pass which ran out yesterday and the bus driver took the pass off him and said this is the rules i dont see how that is allowed its happend alot of people ive seen it happen to
Why wouldn't it be allowed? It stops them from using the pass again. Last time I checked they're within their rights to do so.

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Noticed a Solent Mercedes-Benz Citaro at the rear of Riverside this morning.
(30/07/2018, 14:23)S813 FVK Wrote: Around the windows - he just referred to the window type rather than using a term that everyone will understand. 

They would look similar to the ex-London B9TLs if they were painted black.

Just got confused as 6902 is exactly the same, and wasn't mentioned!

Depending on the livery, I think it's sometimes smarter that way anyway.
(30/07/2018, 14:35)Tyne_Traveller Wrote: Noticed a Solent Mercedes-Benz Citaro at the rear of Riverside this morning.

[Image: 43023724264_575ebce23e.jpg]Go North East: 5482 / HW07CXS by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: 43023719144_099d4c27ca.jpg]Go North East: 5482 / HW07CXS by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
(30/07/2018, 17:17)Dan Wrote: [Image: 43023724264_575ebce23e.jpg]Go North East: 5482 / HW07CXS by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: 43023719144_099d4c27ca.jpg]Go North East: 5482 / HW07CXS by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

What on earth is going on with that seating configuration?

Also, why wouldn't a driver withdraw an expired pass off a customer? It's no use to them anymore, it stops them trying to use it again, and we get a reward!
(30/07/2018, 22:17)MrBoyt Wrote: What on earth is going on with that seating configuration?

Also, why wouldn't a driver withdraw an expired pass off a customer? It's no use to them anymore, it stops them trying to use it again, and we get a reward!

First few days of August is Christmas come early for drivers, plenty of kids using expired Under16 POP cards Which "they didn't know had expired."
Yeah that's true, I'll keep an eye out for them!
(30/07/2018, 22:19)pbjd Wrote: First few days of August is Christmas come early for drivers, plenty of kids using expired Under16 POP cards Which "they didn't know had expired."
1 year remaining for me. Woo
Has anyone seen 6103 recently or know whats happening with it as I havent seen it since march
Angel 6318 doesn’t appear to have had its NSA silencer update to stop it announcing the route and destination while the doors are open - as it is repeating it again on door closure
6914 Harton Nook 1155 on 20A to Durham
(31/07/2018, 14:18)misfit Wrote: 6914 Harton Nook 1155 on 20A to Durham

6902 and 6914 were both in use at Deptford today because the Prince Bishops Streetlites are all having new destination controllers fitted.

Ten done today, more to follow next week. 6914 was used on the Prince Bishops, but a second Streetlite (which had been VOR in the morning) became available, so 6902 was used on service 56 instead of service 20, following a breakdown.

6920 also in use at Deptford today, albeit just as a staff shuttle van.
(30/07/2018, 22:17)MrBoyt Wrote: What on earth is going on with that seating configuration?

Also, why wouldn't a driver withdraw an expired pass off a customer? It's no use to them anymore, it stops them trying to use it again, and we get a reward!

The pulsars on arriva's 22/24 have a similar arrangement. Great when you've got lots of shopping, mobility aids or an xxl arse.
(31/07/2018, 09:03)GNE6312 Wrote: Has anyone seen 6103 recently or know whats happening with it as I havent seen it since march

Sure it’s still knocking about, think it did night 309s last night but could’ve been mixed up with 6104
(31/07/2018, 19:17)JM03 Wrote: Sure it’s still knocking about, think it did night 309s last night but could’ve been mixed up with 6104

Think you may have mixed it up with 6104.

6103 has been VOR since the end of June - it's currently at Volvo (Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington) having some work done to its engine.