Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(4 hours ago)Rob44 Wrote: just checked my facebook and saw a pic of "black cat" bus.  Thought it was from of the bus related sites I follow but no...... its a person in wallsend complaining about putting a bus with that name north on the tyne ..... they were very surprised the bus still had it windows in!  Would hate to think what would happen if a bus called the magpie was sent from percey main to sunderland! LOL

Nothing?, its a bus, if people rage or moan over a bus name, they need to get a life...
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(4 hours ago)Rob44 Wrote: just checked my facebook and saw a pic of "black cat" bus.  Thought it was from of the bus related sites I follow but no...... its a person in wallsend complaining about putting a bus with that name north on the tyne ..... they were very surprised the bus still had it windows in!

To be honest I don't know why someone has actually went out of their way to complain about a bus branding they don't like being in north tyneside.
Would hate to think what would have thought when the 9 went to North Shields amd on a Sunday a black cats streetlite showed up for him.
Honestly If people can moan about something as little as that they are stupid.
Now if GNE see that I hope they swap the toon link omnicities and Hownsgill citaros over to depford and bring the black cats streetlites over to Riverside (and 3 to Hownsgill) for the X30 (since that used to be toonlink),the 6/X31 & (if they have enough the blaydon racer services on a Newcastle United match day to pee the fans off switching the traditional geordie brands for a Sunderland brand.
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If GNE were to rebrand the Coaster in the future, would Coast & City not be a good name going forward?
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Think it was more to do with "black cat" being Sunderland AFC nickname... toon link is to do with Newcastle City rather then the football club..... but I agree with you TBF
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(3 hours ago)L469 YVK Wrote: If GNE were to rebrand the Coaster in the future, would Coast & City not be a good name going forward?

Doesn't sound too bad that actually
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Was probably more tongue in cheek to be honest. Plenty of Mags get on Black Cats branded buses in Washington, Jarrow, and Hebburn taking them to their connections to Newcastle already, with none of them blinking an eye. I even drove a Black Cats Scania on the 56 before, not a single comment about it.
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(19 May 2019, 9:44 am)Dan Wrote: A large number of re-allocations last night:

626, 628, 633, 634 - Riverside to Percy Main
637, 639 - Deptford to Riverside
648 - Percy Main to Hownsgill
649, 650, 651 - Percy Main to Deptford
653, 654 - Percy Main to Peterlee
672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678 - Percy Main to Deptford
679 - Percy Main to Washington
681, 689, 690 - Deptford to Washington
691, 692, 693, 694 - Peterlee to Percy Main
695, 696 - Hownsgill to Percy Main
697 - Deptford to Hownsgill
698, 699 - Deptford to Percy Main
701, 702, 703, 704 - Washington to Percy Main
718, 719, 720 - Peterlee to Deptford
724, 725 - Crook to Percy Main
4932, 4933, 4940, 4944 - Riverside to float/reserve (Riverside)
4949 - Riverside to Peterlee
4978, 4980, 4981 - Percy Main to float/reserve (Percy Main)
4979, 4982 - Percy Main to withdrawn
5201 - Chester-le-St to float/reserve (Chester-le-St)
5204, 5205 - Float/Reserve (Percy Main) to withdrawn
5206 - Chester-le-St to withdrawn
5229, 5230, 5231, 5232 - Chester-le-St to float/reserve (Percy Main)
5249, 5251, 5252 - Riverside to Chester-le-Street
5263, 5264, 5265, 5266 - Percy Main to Chester-le-Street
5420, 5440, 5441 - Deptford to Riverside
6100 - Deptford to Percy Main
6136 - Percy Main to Chester-le-Street
6332 - Chester-le-Street to Crook
8302, 8304, 8305, 8325, 8326 - Chester-le-Street to Riverside

Solo SR 638 is currently VOR, to be transferred from Deptford to Riverside next week.
Solo 705 is currently VOR, to be transferred to Percy Main on repair (at which point Solo SR 680 will transfer to Washington).
Solo SR 678 is currently VOR (still to undergo repaint for X-lines), so Solo 700 has temporarily remained allocated to Deptford.
Streetlites 5420, 5440 and 5441 are all currently VOR undergoing repaint into fleet livery.

Of the Blue Arrow OmniCitys, 5266 should be sent from Chester-le-St to Saltmeadows on Monday to get repainted. The others will all remain at Percy Main in Blue Arrow livery until space is available in the paintshop to repaint them. There are no intentions for OmniCitys to join the fleet at Deptford.

Anymore fleet changes happened?, as i know a few withdrawals and movements were delayed.
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totally agree dean but playing devils advocate washington, jarrow Hebburn as all south of tyne and the 56 goes to Sunderland.  When its seen in wall send their's not much of a connection to Sunderland really and seem alot out of place>
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(2 hours ago)Michael Wrote: Anymore fleet changes happened?, as i know a few withdrawals and movements were delayed.
638 is now at Riverside following completion of PSV test on Thursday.

5420 is in service at Riverside following repaint.

5266 is in service at Chester-le-Street following repaint - notably the front end is no longer in blue, instead back to plain red.

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(2 hours ago)Dan Wrote: 638 is now at Riverside following completion of PSV test on Thursday.

5420 is in service at Riverside following repaint.

5266 is in service at Chester-le-Street following repaint - notably the front end is no longer in blue, instead back to plain red.

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Thanks Dan. 

Will the news and fleet lists return soon?
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(2 hours ago)Dan Wrote: 638 is now at Riverside following completion of PSV test on Thursday.

5420 is in service at Riverside following repaint.

5266 is in service at Chester-le-Street following repaint - notably the front end is no longer in blue, instead back to plain red.

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Thank god it’s plain red on the front.
Thanks for the update
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