Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2019
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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2019

(31 May 2019, 11:54 am)cbma06 Wrote: Yep, was 53/54


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Thought so,i seen a "mock up" on google of a bus in Gypsy Queen livery which had 14 on its display,why was it changed form 53/54,was it so it could be re-used for the Saltwell Loop,might of been a little before my time

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Tez

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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Does anyone have any idea of times for the demonstrator on the 97. Leaving gateshead for metrocentre

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(01 Jun 2019, 8:59 am)Swiny1 Wrote: Does anyone have any idea of times for the demonstrator on the 97. Leaving gateshead for metrocentre

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According to the app, it’s currently working the 0843 from the Metrocentre to Newcastle.


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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Cheers

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(31 May 2019, 11:04 pm)N1cholas Wrote:


No not now that is why they have Peterlee for middlesbourgh as it gets around EU regs



That's for the B5s yes. But the B9s still have them


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(01 Jun 2019, 11:36 am)JP6004 Wrote:


That's for the B5s yes. But the B9s still have them


That doesn’t matter - the X9/X10 are registered in two parts. Therefore, leaving Newcastle buses should be showing either ‘Peterlee then Middlesbrough’ or ‘Dalton Park then Middlesbrough’ and change to ‘Middlesbrough’ at either Peterlee or Dalton Park. And likewise on the return trip.


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(01 Jun 2019, 12:02 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote:


That doesn’t matter - the X9/X10 are registered in two parts. Therefore, leaving Newcastle buses should be showing either ‘Peterlee then Middlesbrough’ or ‘Dalton Park then Middlesbrough’ and change to ‘Middlesbrough’ at either Peterlee or Dalton Park. And likewise on the return trip.



Ah didn't realise


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(01 Jun 2019, 12:20 pm)JP6004 Wrote:


Ah didn't realise



No idea whether they're digital or not, but there's the calibration to take in to account in additon to the driver having the disc or card fitted too.

'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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(01 Jun 2019, 1:04 pm)Andreos1 Wrote:


No idea whether they're digital or not, but there's the calibration to take in to account in additon to the driver having the disc or card fitted too.


X9/X10 isn’t on Tachographs anymore anyway - when they split the registration, that removed the need for tachograph. Which opened up a wider range of vehicles that can be used on the route, as appose to vehicles with tachographs.


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Can anyone tell me why 9077 is entering service late. Should have entered on Friday


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5441 back out today in Corp. On 6A tonight

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(01 Jun 2019, 1:04 pm)Andreos1 Wrote:


No idea whether they're digital or not, but there's the calibration to take in to account in additon to the driver having the disc or card fitted too.



Solars and omnidekkas are analogue.


Omnicities, B9s, B5s and mercs are digital.


Nobody's quite sure where or what the tacho situation is with the streetlites. Nowhere obvious!


There's also the age consideration too, drivers must be 21 to use tachographs.


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What is the actual exact rule as to which routes are required to use tachographs? For example how come the x21 isn't registered as two routes when the journey time is longer than the x9/x10?



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(02 Jun 2019, 10:57 am)big mac Wrote:

What is the actual exact rule as to which routes are required to use tachographs? For example how come the x21 isn't registered as two routes when the journey time is longer than the x9/x10?




If the route is over 50kms (around 31 mile) end to end, then a tachograph needs to be used.  As with X9/X10 and many other operators, splitting the route into 2 (or more in the case of some routes), brings the mileage down, so a tachograph is not required.


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(02 Jun 2019, 11:13 am)citaro5284 Wrote:


If the route is over 50kms (around 31 mile) end to end, then a tachograph needs to be used.  As with X9/X10 and many other operators, splitting the route into 2 (or more in the case of some routes), brings the mileage down, so a tachograph is not required.

I'm surprised that loophole hasn't been closed

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(02 Jun 2019, 11:15 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I'm surprised that loophole hasn't been closed


There's national examples, but arriva demonstrated in the past you can have different route numbers and maintain a service.


The only real way to close the loophole is to set restrictions on through-services so that everybody would have to get off and back on to continue. But that just seems a waste of time.


I wouldn't imagine local authorities want to clamp down on it either, they provide useful connections to further places.


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(02 Jun 2019, 11:18 am)Jamie M Wrote:

There's national examples, but arriva demonstrated in the past you can have different route numbers and maintain a service.


The only real way to close the loophole is to set restrictions on through-services so that everybody would have to get off and back on to continue. But that just seems a waste of time.



Looking at the TImetable, I think the X74 from Glasgow to Dumfries is split 3 times with a note at the bottom of the timetable saying -  To comply with Department of Transport guidance, this service connects at Moffat, Abington and Lesmahagow.
The connection is guaranteed and passengers may remain on the vehicle.



https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/West%20Scotland/X74%20February%202019%20(web).pdf



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New Livery revealed for Go North West ... launched today:



http://transportdesigned.com/go-north-west-reveal-new-brand-livery/




https://twitter.com/gnwbus


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(02 Jun 2019, 12:07 pm)Venturego Wrote: New Livery revealed for Go North West ... launched today:

https://twitter.com/gnwbus
That looks rather smart. A whole lot nicer than GNE's new corporate

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(02 Jun 2019, 12:07 pm)Venturego Wrote:

New Livery revealed for Go North West ... launched today:



http://transportdesigned.com/go-north-west-reveal-new-brand-livery/




https://twitter.com/gnwbus



Very smart