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

(30 Sep 2019, 11:29 pm)Dan Wrote: Anything fitted 2014 onwards (LED or TFT) is all on a Linux-based system. Far superior to the old Windows XP based ones. A number of these are being upgraded following a fleet audit and update over the last two nights; quite a few of the Drifters with inoperative systems.

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Let's be honest, not having NSA fitted is far superior to the XP ones!


I assume it's a hardware upgrade and not just a software upgrade with the age of some of the systems. Although Linux (depending on the distro at least) is pretty light weight compared to an XP install!


I remember when the B9s were new to the 10 and the NSA was barely functioning then, and the situation has only got worse since!


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
The Optare Metrocity demonstrator (YJ19HUV) that turned up a couple of months ago at Saltmeadows... seen another photo of it back at Optare, sat sporting the same Go North East logo blind. What's the story with this one, is it due back at some point? Thanks.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
GNE fleet allocation states 5 E200 have been delivered. Hopefully not long before they enter service.

Also fleet list been updated with reg marks for all 11 E200

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(01 Oct 2019, 12:08 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: The Optare Metrocity demonstrator (YJ19HUV) that turned up a couple of months ago at Saltmeadows... seen another photo of it back at Optare, sat sporting the same Go North East logo blind. What's the story with this one, is it due back at some point? Thanks.


It's at Riverside again now.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
Isn't it about time the sun fm voiced announcements were scrapped on the Drifters, the announcements done by Emma which are used when a prince bishop streetlite on an night time (or any other NSA enabled vehicle that is used on the 60) are so much easier to understand

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(01 Oct 2019, 3:16 pm)JP6004 Wrote: GNE fleet allocation states 5 E200 have been delivered. Hopefully not long before they enter service.

Also fleet list been updated with reg marks for all 11 E200


Sure I saw one at Riverside, on Sunday.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
(01 Oct 2019, 5:40 pm)N1cholas Wrote: Isn't it about time the sun fm voiced announcements were scrapped on the Drifters, the announcements done by Emma which are used when a prince bishop streetlite on an night time (or any other NSA enabled vehicle that is used on the 60) are so much easier to understand

They have been, not sure when you last travelled on a Drifter?

Four out of the eight buses have faulty systems requiring repair by Hanover, though, so either aren't working or can't be updated.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(30 Sep 2019, 11:29 pm)Dan Wrote: Anything fitted 2014 onwards (LED or TFT) is all on a Linux-based system. Far superior to the old Windows XP based ones. A number of these are being upgraded following a fleet audit and update over the last two nights; quite a few of the Drifters with inoperative systems.

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Which distro of Linux does it run on?

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(01 Oct 2019, 7:09 pm)Dan Wrote: They have been, not sure when you last travelled on a Drifter?

Four out of the eight buses have faulty systems requiring repair by Hanover, though, so either aren't working or can't be updated.

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Its been a few weeks since i heard the sun fm announcements to be honest so i thought it may just be that they were not working on those vehicles i was on, I didnt realise they had been discontinued already


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
A few updates from MG on Twitter

GNE have an Optare Metrocity EV Demo on trial for the 53/54.

https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/11...2114613250

GNE have a corporate E200 on display at Coach and Bus UK. It does look rather good in the red, perhaps a little bland

https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/11...3906103297

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(02 Oct 2019, 10:38 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: A few updates from MG on Twitter

GNE have an Optare Metrocity EV Demo on trial for the 53/54.

https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/11...2114613250

GNE have a corporate E200 on display at Coach and Bus UK. It does look rather good in the red, perhaps a little bland

https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/11...3906103297


Illuminated logo and side cant rail. Interesting.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(02 Oct 2019, 11:06 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote:


Illuminated logo and side cant rail. Interesting.



Looks rather swanky like the illuminated logo. Dread to think how long it'll last before they break though!


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(29 Sep 2019, 7:45 pm)S830OFT Wrote: With 4944 Tax expiring on Tuesday, is it likely to be withdrawn tommorow?


It's still out so that would be a no. Easy enough to renew tax and claim back unused month refunds these days - probably all on direct debit anyway till they're cancelled.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
Looks like GNE are backtracking on now allowing Student ID cards as proof of ID.

Still surprised they didn't allow this from the start

We’re pleased to announce that working with local colleges we’re near to agreeing a standard for accepting their ID cards for young persons' fares. Existing arrangements remain in place for now but we hope to have this launched in the next few days. Please check back for updates.
https://twitter.com/gonortheast/status/1179388076080148481 

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(02 Oct 2019, 3:15 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote:

Looks like GNE are backtracking on now allowing Student ID cards as proof of ID.

Still surprised they didn't allow this from the start

We’re pleased to announce that working with local colleges we’re near to agreeing a standard for accepting their ID cards for young persons' fares. Existing arrangements remain in place for now but we hope to have this launched in the next few days. Please check back for updates.
https://twitter.com/gonortheast/status/1179388076080148481 



Sadly not all student ID have DOB so they I would imagine will not be accepted, but time will tell.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(02 Oct 2019, 4:08 pm)Stanleyone Wrote:


Sadly not all student ID have DOB so they I would imagine will not be accepted, but time will tell.



I feel like all these problems would be solved by just bringing back the Get Around ID!


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Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
https://twitter.com/martijngne/status/11...36513?s=21


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

(02 Oct 2019, 4:29 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote:


I feel like all these problems would be solved by just bringing back the Get Around ID!



That’s the opinion of a good few drivers, but the company had their reasons why that scheme wasn’t brought back. But hopefully they’ll get it right this time.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019

Optare Solo SR 636 is a Percy Main and is on the 42/42A today. No doubt here for it's winter holiday.


Also hopefully that Merc demo on the Hospital shuttle is around a little longer, I still need to photo it, had no luck at all the last 2 attempts thanks to weather and traffic.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
(02 Oct 2019, 5:31 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: https://twitter.com/martijngne/status/11...36513?s=21


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That's quite smart actually, surprised they have USB ports though, was this part of the contract?

Also, glad to see they could be used on normal services too, however, what are the times for the NHS shuttle and does it run 7 days a week?

Is Riverside running the contract?

(02 Oct 2019, 7:09 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote:

Optare Solo SR 636 is a Percy Main and is on the 42/42A today. No doubt here for it's winter holiday.


Also hopefully that Merc demo on the Hospital shuttle is around a little longer, I still need to photo it, had no luck at all the last 2 attempts thanks to weather and traffic.


Wonder where 635 will end up.
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