Return of Old Routes/Numbers

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If you ran a bus company, which services that dont exist anymore would you bring back?

GNE M7/M9 but Extend from Lobley Hill to Washington Galleries (Via Team Valley at Peaks)
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(15 Feb 2020, 11:45 am)ASX_Terranova Wrote: If you ran a bus company, which services that dont exist anymore would you bring back?

GNE M7/M9 but Extend from Lobley Hill to Washington Galleries (Via Team Valley at Peaks)

Mine would be any of the South Shields to Metro centre routes

Either 
M42 Stagecoach 
X22 Go North East (obviously route number would need to change now)

But my preference would actually be the Nexus operated by Classic services 591/X91 which operated South Shields - Tyne Dock - Biddick Hall - Simonside - Primrose - Hebburn then non stop to Metrocentre (X91 via Team Valley) .  With a bit of tweaking they were good servics but werent given the chances needed.
(15 Feb 2020, 2:38 pm)ifm001 Wrote: Mine would be any of the South Shields to Metro centre routes

Either 
M42 Stagecoach 
X22 Go North East (obviously route number would need to change now)

But my preference would actually be the Nexus operated by Classic services 591/X91 which operated South Shields - Tyne Dock - Biddick Hall - Simonside - Primrose - Hebburn then non stop to Metrocentre (X91 via Team Valley) .  With a bit of tweaking they were good servics but werent given the chances needed.

Wasn't the X22 Run by VFM Buses at some point. Would also like to see the 544 return.
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(15 Feb 2020, 6:22 pm)ASX_Terranovah Wrote: Wasn't the X22 Run by VFM Buses at some point. Would also like to see the 544 return.
Yeah the VFM X22 ran South Shields to Monkton Lane Est Monday to Friday with extension to Metro centre on Saturdays and Sundays possibly.
Probably the GNE X2 or the 777.
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(15 Feb 2020, 8:56 pm)Adrian Wrote: Probably the GNE X2 or the 777.

185/X85/X8 & 638 to add to those above.
(15 Feb 2020, 11:39 pm)Malarkey Wrote: 185/X85/X8 & 638 to add to those above.
638 Mon-Sat or Eves & Suns.

Also Thinking about it i would also like to see either 321, 322 or 323 return
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Since the 638 has already been mentioned then I think I'll suggest either the 616/617 or the 629.
The 638 would have been my choice to return too. 

Other than that, 21A and/or X94 for me.
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I liked the 310 when it was sunderland to blyth. Used to go out with my dad oin the 80's and see how many buses I could use my 5p transfare on before it ran out of time!
(02 Mar 2020, 1:07 pm)Rob44 Wrote: I liked the 310 when it was sunderland to blyth. Used to go out with my dad oin the 80's and see how many buses I could use my 5p transfare on before it ran out of time!
The 310 Blyth to Sunderland. Now that was the route... And people did used to use quite a bit of the section. I travelled often from Boldon through to Whitley Bay and the odd occasion stopping onto Blyth just to see what was there.
I only ever used it on a Sunday. I'm sure it was hourly with the 318? running to cramlington half an hour later. We used to jump of at Whitley bay in get the 308 back to Newcastle, trying to guess if it would be a northumbria or Northern bus that would turn up..... although a long time ago i'm sure most of the bus we travelled on were much busier than they are today.
(02 Mar 2020, 2:55 pm)Rob44 Wrote: I only ever used it on a Sunday. I'm sure it was hourly with the 318? running to cramlington half an hour later. We used to jump of at Whitley bay in get the 308 back to Newcastle, trying to guess if it would be a northumbria or Northern bus that would turn up..... although a long time ago i'm sure most of the bus we travelled on were much busier than they are today.
Alternated with 319 from Sunderland to Cramlington.
yep that's it 319.
Was there ever a regular bus between Washington and Hebburn or Jarrow
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(12 Mar 2020, 1:43 pm)ASX_Terranova Wrote: Was there ever a regular bus between Washington and Hebburn or Jarrow
In the 70s and early 80s it was the 174, then became the 588, then became the 526 then became the 556.  Then nothing for a number of years now.
(12 Mar 2020, 5:52 pm)ifm001 Wrote: In the 70s and early 80s it was the 174, then became the 588, then became the 526 then became the 556.  Then nothing for a number of years now.

There was an X17 too which ceased to operate sometime between August 1981 and July 1982.

It must have been a single-decker as it went under the low bridge on High Lane Row.


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There would be a few I would bring back. 

The X5 /231 services Hartlepool - Newcastle.  Especially with bad the trains are under northern Hartlepool needs a service to Newcastle again and I think if done right it could successful.  I know Stagecoach tried recently with the X55 but that was never going work due the Times been all wrong and been infrequent.  Same with the X11 that go north east  tried a few year before that was not frequent enough or advertised to let people know plus both where Saturday only services.  A Monday - Saturday regular express service would work.  

H1 Hartlepool - North Tees Hospital 
Hartlepool desperately needs a proper regular bus service to North Tees Hospital if the Trust are going to continue to services there.  Going to Hartlepool Hospital to get the shuttle bus ( which is usually a spare bus Boro taxis or 23 Taxis have ) or getting the 36 to Stockton then 37 or 59 not good enough and takes to long.   

236 Hartlepool - Bishop Auckland 

Even though it took a while to get there was a decent bus ride which I used to enjoy plus would link Sedgefield with Hartlepool again giving people there an extra option.  

87 Hartlepool - Hartburn.  

Was short lived and obviously the company no longer exists but was a nice alternative to the 36 to get to Stockton.  

X24 Hartlepool - Darlington.  

Again short lived and not sure how many of you remember this service as never lasted very long but was a good idea and worth trying it again as a regular service.  

Service 10 Hartlepool Headland - Middlesbrough.   Would need to be re numbered but a good idea a fast service between Hartlepool and Middlesbrough would take pressure off the 36 and provides an alternative to the 7 between the Headland and Hartlepool Town Centre.
(19 Apr 2020, 6:25 pm)col87 Wrote: There would be a few I would bring back. 

The X5 /231 services Hartlepool - Newcastle.  Especially with bad the trains are under northern Hartlepool needs a service to Newcastle again and I think if done right it could successful.  I know Stagecoach tried recently with the X55 but that was never going work due the Times been all wrong and been infrequent.  Same with the X11 that go north east  tried a few year before that was not frequent enough or advertised to let people know plus both where Saturday only services.  A Monday - Saturday regular express service would work.  

H1 Hartlepool - North Tees Hospital 
Hartlepool desperately needs a proper regular bus service to North Tees Hospital if the Trust are going to continue to services there.  Going to Hartlepool Hospital to get the shuttle bus ( which is usually a spare bus Boro taxis or 23 Taxis have ) or getting the 36 to Stockton then 37 or 59 not good enough and takes to long.   

236 Hartlepool - Bishop Auckland 

Even though it took a while to get there was a decent bus ride which I used to enjoy plus would link Sedgefield with Hartlepool again giving people there an extra option.  

87 Hartlepool - Hartburn.  

Was short lived and obviously the company no longer exists but was a nice alternative to the 36 to get to Stockton.  

X24 Hartlepool - Darlington.  

Again short lived and not sure how many of you remember this service as never lasted very long but was a good idea and worth trying it again as a regular service.  

Service 10 Hartlepool Headland - Middlesbrough.   Would need to be re numbered but a good idea a fast service between Hartlepool and Middlesbrough would take pressure off the 36 and provides an alternative to the 7 between the Headland and Hartlepool Town Centre.

Totally agree the X5/231 should be reintroduced. This used to be a handy service. If I want to travel to Hartlepool now from Newcastle I have to change at Peterlee or Durham.

A handy service for locals/tourists would also be the Hexham to Morpeth run which was withdrawn in about 2015. This used to be operated by Arriva and ran via Matfen and Belsay. I can't remember the number off the top of my head.

Charles
(19 Apr 2020, 6:52 pm)Charles41 Wrote: Totally agree the X5/231 should be reintroduced. This used to be a handy service. If I want to travel to Hartlepool now from Newcastle I have to change at Peterlee or Durham.

A handy service for locals/tourists would also be the Hexham to Morpeth run which was withdrawn in about 2015. This used to be operated by Arriva and ran via Matfen and Belsay. I can't remember the number off the top of my head.

Charles
Yes it is annoying.  By the time the X9 gets to Peterlee the bus is nearly full.   Durham then waiting for the 21  to Newcastle takes to long a new service definitely needed.