Go North East: 2018/19 Financial Year Order Predictions
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RE: Go North East: 2018/19 Financial Year Order Predictions
(17 Feb 2019, 1:47 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I might have mentioned this before, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the 20 and 35 swap over and the 35 head back to Shields before any purchase of new vehicles for the 20. 
It's a huge investment to replace the PVR for the route and I would struggle to see the business case succeed.
35 will need new/newer vehicles soon and I'm struggling to see where they will come from in its current guise.
It's almost become a neglected route.

20/20A - reduced PVR: Durham - North Sunderland Estates/Boldon.

35 - increased PVR (using cascaded Streetlites): Low Moorsley - South Shields.


With a reduced PVR, the 20 then sees new vehicles and the financial iability on the 35 starts to improve (the newer, more wallet friendly Streetlites) aiding its cause.

Whether this happens this or next year, I'm not sure. 

*puts mystic Meg outfit back in the cupboard*


Yup, it went from Citaro's to a mixed allocation of Citaro and Scania, to Citaro and now Scania...... i don't see where newer buses will come from when the Scania's get withdrawn, and its not a route i think would get new buses.... 

Wouldn't mind Omnicities on the route though...

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Wonder when the next set of the new buses will arrive? (not including the Sunderland Connect Solo's and Coaches)
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.



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RE: Go North East: 2018/19 Financial Year Order Predictions - by Michael - 17 Feb 2019, 1:55 pm