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I'm trying to find the best route for someone to get to the new Washington Primary Care Centre from Park Lane by bus. I've visited the old health centre, dentist part I think, many years ago and there was direct foot access from the Galleries, but I can't tell if it's as easy to reach the new building. Is it well sign-posted from the bus station and easy to find? This is for someone with a poor sense of direction and having not visited the Galleries for many years too!

Any help would be much appreciated, cheers! Big Grin
(06 Mar 2013, 9:36 pm)Brandon Wrote: I'm trying to find the best route for someone to get to the new Washington Primary Care Centre from Park Lane by bus. I've visited the old health centre, dentist part I think, many years ago and there was direct foot access from the Galleries, but I can't tell if it's as easy to reach the new building. Is it well sign-posted from the bus station and easy to find? This is for someone with a poor sense of direction and having not visited the Galleries for many years too!

Any help would be much appreciated, cheers! Big Grin

I'd recommend getting the 35/35A to Houghton-le-Spring Brinkburn and a short walk there...
If it's where I think it is (just before the Galleries), then you can't miss it.

If you get the 2A, you directly pass it. If you get the 2C, it's a matter of your knowledge of the area - which, by your OP, sounds as though it's somewhat limited!

So from Park Lane, get the 2A. About 5 minutes before the bus is due at the Galleries, keep on looking out of the left hand side window. You'll pass it, and then seconds after, you'll see the Gala Bingo on the right hand side. You need to be pressing the bell as soon as you see the Gala Bingo, and walk back to the Care Centre the way the bus came. Smile
(07 Mar 2013, 8:54 am)Daniel Wrote: If it's where I think it is (just before the Galleries), then you can't miss it.

If you get the 2A, you directly pass it. If you get the 2C, it's a matter of your knowledge of the area - which, by your OP, sounds as though it's somewhat limited!

So from Park Lane, get the 2A. About 5 minutes before the bus is due at the Galleries, keep on looking out of the left hand side window. You'll pass it, and then seconds after, you'll see the Gala Bingo on the right hand side. You need to be pressing the bell as soon as you see the Gala Bingo, and walk back to the Care Centre the way the bus came. Smile

Cheers! It seems the old building was much better connected to the Galleries, I remember a direct footway across from the shopping centre but it seems to have all changed now! If that's where it is, now I think about it I think the 8 goes that way too, but goes to the Galleries first then back out from there. Could be easier to say just get off at the first stop after Galleries Smile

I'll pass on your 2A suggestion too though! I don't think I've ever actually travelled on the 2A, always been the 2C for no apparent reason other than luck! Big Grin

Cheers!
(07 Mar 2013, 11:19 pm)Brandon Wrote:
(07 Mar 2013, 8:54 am)Daniel Wrote: If it's where I think it is (just before the Galleries), then you can't miss it.

If you get the 2A, you directly pass it. If you get the 2C, it's a matter of your knowledge of the area - which, by your OP, sounds as though it's somewhat limited!

So from Park Lane, get the 2A. About 5 minutes before the bus is due at the Galleries, keep on looking out of the left hand side window. You'll pass it, and then seconds after, you'll see the Gala Bingo on the right hand side. You need to be pressing the bell as soon as you see the Gala Bingo, and walk back to the Care Centre the way the bus came. Smile

Cheers! It seems the old building was much better connected to the Galleries, I remember a direct footway across from the shopping centre but it seems to have all changed now! If that's where it is, now I think about it I think the 8 goes that way too, but goes to the Galleries first then back out from there. Could be easier to say just get off at the first stop after Galleries Smile

I'll pass on your 2A suggestion too though! I don't think I've ever actually travelled on the 2A, always been the 2C for no apparent reason other than luck! Big Grin

Cheers!

Yeah, that's right. Bound for Stanley, it stops on the other side of the road. Wink
Hi, im gonna apply for a job but im stuck, traveline isnt helping


Is their any buses which go along beach road in south shields.

Thanks
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(21 Aug 2013, 10:27 am)Michael Wrote: Hi, im gonna apply for a job but im stuck, traveline isnt helping


Is their any buses which go along beach road in south shields.

Thanks

The 10 and 11.
Im trying to stick to the E's because i live in Sunderland. (because i have to buy a megarider + plus its cheaper than using GNE

Ive worked it out on timetable only... because traveline is all GNE buses

6:09 Number 4 to Vine Place

6:30 - E1 to Ocean Road

Should get me their for just after 7am
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
Just moved the above posts over to this thread. It's an already established thread that seems to have been forgotten about! Wink
Can anyone advise how to get from Fatfield to Fencehouses after 8 tomorrow night please and the return times - apart from having to get a taxi and also I don't fancy walking cos it's supposed to rain.
(22 Aug 2013, 11:37 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Can anyone advise how to get from Fatfield to Fencehouses after 8 tomorrow night please and the return times - apart from having to get a taxi and also I don't fancy walking cos it's supposed to rain.

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(22 Aug 2013, 11:37 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Can anyone advise how to get from Fatfield to Fencehouses after 8 tomorrow night please and the return times - apart from having to get a taxi and also I don't fancy walking cos it's supposed to rain.

A trick question, but I'll oblige you anyways.Wink

To make the journey from Fatfield to Fencehouses, you could catch the M1 from Fatfield at 20:08; arriving in Fencehouses at 20:21.

It is possible, presuming you wanted to return to Fatfield straight away, to catch the 20:22 M1 from Fencehouses back to Fatfield.

However, because passenger loadings on the return journey have been rather low in the latter part of the evening, this has forced us to curtail the route from Heworth at Fatfield to save costs (those shareholders need a return on their investments you know Wink).

As an alternative, may I recommend catching the Compass operated 79A to Houghton-le-Spring; catch the 20 to Sunderland Park Lane Interchange; then catch the 2C to Fatfield. This journey may well be less convenient and more costly and time-consuming, but at least you won't get wet!

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@ AdamY Thats great!
Thanks for that.

What time is the bus after the 20.08 one? I'm always running late and will probably miss it.

What is the latest 79a I can get to Houghton, that will connect with the 20 and 2c?

What sort of ticket do I need?

@Daniel Dunno what you mean haha
Dear Andreos1

Adam has left work for this evening. It is therefore left to I, Cliff Hignett, to address your travelling queries.

(22 Aug 2013, 12:07 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: What time is the bus after the 20.08 one? I'm always running late and will probably miss it.

If you're always running late and will probably miss the bus the I would seriously question your suitability as a passenger on our public transportation network. Our reliability rate is in the upper ninetieth percentile and our passenger satisfaction level currently stands at 87 per cent. Our passengers wouldn't accept our buses constantly arriving late, so, as a passenger on our services, we wouldn't expect you to be late. May I recommend a more reliable timepiece; a diary to help organise your time better; or, perhaps, a car.

However, if you are running late, you could always catch the 20:15 2C from Fatfield to Shiney Row (arriving 20:19). The 79A departs from Shiney Row at 20:25, arriving at your destination for around 20:43.

Quote:What is the latest 79a I can get to Houghton, that will connect with the 20 and 2c?

Adam was wrong on this occasion. You can make the return journey using the connections I referenced earlier. On weekdays, you latest 79a you can catch departs from Fencehouses at 22:37, arriving at Shiney Row at 22:56. The connecting 2C arrives at 22:57 arriving at Fatfield four minutes later. However, on Fridays, you can catch the 23:34 79A from Fencehouses to catch the 23:57 2C from Shiney Row.

Quote:What sort of ticket do I need?

A £6.80 day rover will cover you for multi-operator transportation options.

Thanks for your enquiry,

Kind Regards,

Cliff Hignett
(Self-appointed Tyne and Wear Public Transport Guru)
(22 Aug 2013, 12:38 pm)AdamY Wrote: Dear Andreos1

Adam has left work for this evening. It is therefore left to I, Cliff Hignett, to address your travelling queries.


If you're always running late and will probably miss the bus the I would seriously question your suitability as a passenger on our public transportation network. Our reliability rate is in the upper ninetieth percentile and our passenger satisfaction level currently stands at 87 per cent. Our passengers wouldn't accept our buses constantly arriving late, so, as a passenger on our services, we wouldn't expect you to be late. May I recommend a more reliable timepiece; a diary to help organise your time better; or, perhaps, a car.

However, if you are running late, you could always catch the 20:15 2C from Fatfield to Shiney Row (arriving 20:19). The 79A departs from Shiney Row at 20:25, arriving at your destination for around 20:43.


Adam was wrong on this occasion. You can make the return journey using the connections I referenced earlier. On weekdays, you latest 79a you can catch departs from Fencehouses at 22:37, arriving at Shiney Row at 22:56. The connecting 2C arrives at 22:57 arriving at Fatfield four minutes later. However, on Fridays, you can catch the 23:34 79A from Fencehouses to catch the 23:57 2C from Shiney Row.


A £6.80 day rover will cover you for multi-operator transportation options.

Thanks for your enquiry,

Kind Regards,

Cliff Hignett
(Self-appointed Tyne and Wear Public Transport Guru)

Cheers Cliff!
Taken heed of your advice and bought a diary - trust that Adam to have got it wrong though. He doesn't even get close to reaching your high standards! However the one minute connection at Shiney is leaving it a bit tight - especially when I would have to walk the gauntlet past the several watering holes in the area
@cliff hignet who asked u 2 ansa me like that i asked go north east not u
who r u do not speak 2 me like that. is ur name go north east i think not
bet u r a bloody bus spota
(22 Aug 2013, 12:51 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Cheers Cliff!
Taken heed of your advice and bought a diary - trust that Adam to have got it wrong though. He doesn't even get close to reaching your high standards! However the one minute connection at Shiney is leaving it a bit tight - especially when I would have to walk the gauntlet past the several watering holes in the area

No problem, I wish others were appreciative of my advice. The amount of criticism and abuse I receive on social-networking sites is quite startling to say the least. After all, I am only trying to offer assistance to transport users when certain providers have gone offline.

Glad I could help,

Cliff Hignett.
(22 Aug 2013, 1:01 pm)Daniel Wrote: @cliff hignet who asked u 2 ansa me like that i asked go north east not u
who r u do not speak 2 me like that. is ur name go north east i think not
bet u r a bloody bus spota

I am posting in an open forum environment. If you don't like it, complain. Lets see how far you get!

Regards,

Cliff
Cliff Hignett
(Self-appointed Tyne and Wear Public Transport Guru)
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Hahahaha if he put that himself, that is pure brilliance at it's finest
Genuine question - on the CrossCountry app, a journey to arrive into Chester le Street at 10.20am on a Sunday from Blackpool, states the first part of the journey is at 03.20 on a bus to Manchester.

Does anyone know how genuine this is?
It does involve a 2hr wait at 5.25 in the morning in Manchester though...
'Illegitimis non carborundum'