Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018
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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018
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(02/12/2018, 00:58)Adrian Wrote: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018

Does anyone know how the Newcastle night services have been doing so far?
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36977 has just broken down blocking most of Pallion Road, the engineers have just had to push it out of the way. Looks like it will be getting a lift back to the depot.
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Are the E buses running this Boxing Day? Just their timetables are not up on the Nexus website.
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(04/12/2018, 16:48)S830OFT Wrote: Are the E buses running this Boxing Day? Just their timetables are not up on the Nexus website.

The E2 and E6 are.
Timetables over the festive period are available on the Stagecoach website, Nexus still to put them up it would seem.
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22026 repainted.
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Rather surprised today to see stagecoach buses with merry christmas from stagecoach on the destination screen makes a change for stagecoach to be nice
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Looks like the MANs are allocated to the 10 and 11 now as 39675, 39712 and a 397** is on. Hopefully this will allow the 4 to gain the 63 plates.
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Is stagecoach Newcastle getting more ex man from stagecoach north Yorkshire.
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Quick question,why does 22050 have a l.e.d display that shows the number in a skinny font compared to 22022 which has the chunkier font
Kind Regards
Tez
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(13/12/2018, 13:48)glen1234 Wrote: Is stagecoach Newcastle  getting more ex man from stagecoach north Yorkshire.

At some point yes. Slow introduction over time.

(13/12/2018, 14:55)V514DFT Wrote: Quick question,why does 22050 have a l.e.d display that shows the number in a skinny font compared to 22022 which has the chunkier font

Without getting too technical it's the version of firmware on the blinds. Hanover has its own coded language called Super-X, another option to simply using predefined fonts - it's the back-end function that makes thing's scroll but there's other witchcraft and wizardry you can do with it like substituting graphics (like route numbers). 

SCNE use Super-X on the route number and via point line - meaning the number and scrolling messages are overridden by the Super-X style. The older E400s have the same bolder route number too, just the way Super-X was designed at the time. Since it also affects the scrolling, you've probably seen the likes of 10000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamsonm/27083313386) and some of the Shields E200 for example showing larger scrolling, which is also linked to the Super-X firmware versions and how it interacts with the blind layout.

NE is currently overhauling their destination styles (as seen in Hartlepool and Stockton) so the Super-X style will be a thing of the past anyway in the months to come. Super-X numbers are a pet hate of mine!
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Thanks for the info,its always something that has made me ask questions,tbh i dont like the chunky font either
Kind Regards
Tez
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Thanks for info mate
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Vehicles sold to Alpha recovery last period were; 20121, 22024, 22031, 22033, 22046 and 22048
20553 is now on disposals.
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Will the 9:45 685 off Newcastle next friday (21st december) be an ALX 400 or 19144
Thank you in advance
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(14/12/2018, 20:28)GNE6312 Wrote:
Will the 9:45 685 off Newcastle next friday (21st december) be an ALX 400 or 19144
Thank you in advance

It should be a decker as school children use it in Tyne Valley.
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(14/12/2018, 20:28)GNE6312 Wrote:
Will the 9:45 685 off Newcastle next friday (21st december) be an ALX 400 or 19144
Thank you in advance
Pot luck which you get
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(14/12/2018, 21:02)Jimmi Wrote: Pot luck which you get

18138 today.
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34611 is a Christmas Bus again
[Image: 46316219131_34197cf4ee.jpg]Stagecoach North East: 34611 / NK04NPX by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr

This year's chosen charities are: The Chronicle Sunshine Fund, Northumbria Blood Bikes and Daisy Chain - the will be in Stockton again tomorrow and on Grainger Street every day next week, more info here: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and...istmas-bus
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I like more buses like to be on road with the Christmas on them it be nice.