Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
#41
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
Noted 19384 running N.I.S. earlier with the display set to show an Easter message from Stagecoach.

#42
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
(15 Apr 2019, 8:11 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: They should convert 19641-6(19645/6 to transfer over from walkergate) to open top for special open top boards on the E1/2 (3 per route) with 19670-3 going to shields from walkergate for to replace 19641-44 the X34 (to keep double deckers on the X34) and 27723-6 going to walkergate in trade for 19670-3 and 27727/8 also going to walkergate in trade for 19645/6 with the E300s being allocated to 3 early return boards on the 12 and 3 18 boards

I think the group would have a coronary.

But breaking it down...  why swap like for like vehicles, for the sake of them being "local". Single deckers are also unsuitable for Walkergate, they've only got the ones they have because there's nothing else in the group of suitable book value.


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#43
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
Seems the driver who was taking the Seasider bus back to the depot on Saturday afternoon was nice,he waved at me and my son for no reason at all,dont get many people like that now
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#44
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
(15 Apr 2019, 8:11 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: They should convert 19641-6(19645/6 to transfer over from walkergate) to open top for special open top boards on the E1/2 (3 per route) with 19670-3 going to shields from walkergate for to replace 19641-44 the X34 (to keep double deckers on the X34) and 27723-6 going to walkergate in trade for 19670-3 and 27727/8 also going to walkergate in trade for 19645/6 with the E300s being allocated to 3 early return boards on the 12 and 3 18 boards

Would they want modern deckers sat doing nothing for half the year?

#45
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
(16 Apr 2019, 5:51 pm)Cock Robin Wrote: Would they want modern deckers sat doing nothing for half the year?

Getting on for 10 years old now so more mid-life...Other areas do it, look at Kendal with brand new open toppers for the 599 most of which sit unused all winter when the PVR plummets.  The issue is probably more the lack of return on the Seasider - the City Sightseeing tours used to run around practically empty most of the time and the Seasiders were hardly packed on opening weekend (hopefully this will improve into the summer and once people realise they are running - I think Stagecoach missed a trick failing to do any sort of launch or publicity - would have been so easy to have had the spare decker parked up at The Links or along the route, handing out leaflets/promos - but nothing).  It would be great to see them revive the old 22 between Shields and Sunderland as well but again, the custom just isnt there I suspect, sadly.

#46
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
(16 Apr 2019, 5:57 pm)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Getting on for 10 years old now so more mid-life...Other areas do it, look at Kendal with brand new open toppers for the 599 most of which sit unused all winter when the PVR plummets.  The issue is probably more the lack of return on the Seasider - the City Sightseeing tours used to run around practically empty most of the time and the Seasiders were hardly packed on opening weekend (hopefully this will improve into the summer and once people realise they are running - I think Stagecoach missed a trick failing to do any sort of launch or publicity - would have been so easy to have had the spare decker parked up at The Links or along the route, handing out leaflets/promos - but nothing).  It would be great to see them revive the old 22 between Shields and Sunderland as well but again, the custom just isnt there I suspect, sadly.

Agree the 22 should be brought back. Tourism is there, it just needs to be boosted. If not the full route from Shields to Sunderland then at least Shields to Seaburn

#47
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2019
(16 Apr 2019, 6:37 pm)ifm001 Wrote: Agree the 22 should be brought back. Tourism is there, it just needs to be boosted. If not the full route from Shields to Sunderland then at least Shields to Seaburn

There must surely be some potential in reintroducing a Seasider south of the Tyne, to coordinate with the new north of Tyne service and the ferry, including through tiketing.

#48
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
Seasider is a brand new idea, introduced with low cost given the vehicles were available from the CS service. I'm sure they'll sit down at the end of the summer and evaluate how it's gone and whether it's been worth running or not. If yes then great, if not then you've not lost much.

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#49
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
Next year bring them down Stockton and run them Hartlepool to Seaton or Redcar to Saltburn!

#50
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
36967 is rattling so bad today, loud and a very annoying noise at back of the bus, which you can hear of my headphones
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#51
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
How do the X24 and x34 do in terms of passenger numbers on Bank Holidays?

#52
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
(19 Apr 2019, 9:12 pm)big mac Wrote: How do the X24 and x34 do in terms of passenger numbers on Bank Holidays?
I was at Heworth today on standby Metro Replacement 7 til 7.

Whilst the X34s seemed quite busy, all of the X24s had gas buses on giving a good view of passenger loadings. I think there was only one journey where it was about half full. The others were all sparsely loaded, not completely dead but probably not making any money either.

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#53
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
(19 Apr 2019, 9:12 pm)big mac Wrote: How do the X24 and x34 do in terms of passenger numbers on Bank Holidays?
I was at Heworth today on standby Metro Replacement 7 til 7.

Whilst the X34s seemed quite busy, all of the X24s had gas buses on giving a good view of passenger loadings. I think there was only one journey where it was about half full. The others were all sparsely loaded, not completely dead but probably not making any money either.

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#54
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
(19 Apr 2019, 9:23 pm)Dan Wrote: I was at Heworth today on standby Metro Replacement 7 til 7.

Whilst the X34s seemed quite busy, all of the X24s had gas buses on giving a good view of passenger loadings. I think there was only one journey where it was about half full. The others were all sparsely loaded, not completely dead but probably not making any money either.

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Mad that, considering how busy the 56 has been all day, a fair few going the full distance too on my 10:16pm out of Newcastle too.

#55
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
Anyone know which open tops were out on the Seasiders today, and how they did in terms of passenger numbers?

#56
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
(20 Apr 2019, 7:00 pm)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Anyone know which open tops were out on the Seasiders today, and how they did in terms of passenger numbers?

Very good but that's probably because the one I was in was an hour late

#57
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
(20 Apr 2019, 7:23 pm)Ds1197 Wrote: Very good but that's probably because the one I was in was an hour late

Actually it's because of an incident at Whitley Bay...
https://youtu.be/1wplvxn-jwc



#58
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
One of the Seasider Open Tops was parked up right in the top at Albany's on Saltmeadows Ind Est this afternoon.

#59
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019


(24 Apr 2019, 10:42 pm)Malarkey Wrote: One of the Seasider Open Tops was parked up right in the top at Albany's on Saltmeadows Ind Est this afternoon.

What one?

#60
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2019
Fare changes from 28th April


https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and...april-2019
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