Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 10:45 pm)N1cholas Wrote: Yes that is correct, All upcoming Service changes will be published on the go north east website soon

Anymore information on these changes? Wink

Are they doing major changes to the Sunderland network like they did not long ago?, like when they merged the 9 and 61 together, 20 and 35 swapped going to shields?

If you don't mind, can i ask where you got the information please?
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 10:50 pm)Michael Wrote: Anymore information on these changes? Wink

If you don't mind, can i ask where you got the information please?
you will find out the rest of the changes sometime next week, wont be monday though as thats a bank holiday, only confirmed them as they have already been posted on social media, got the info from a secure closed facebook group only certain people can get access to.......keep guessing though lets see what you think could happen
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 10:58 pm)N1cholas Wrote: you will find out the rest of the changes sometime next week, wont be monday though as thats a bank holiday, only confirmed them as they have already been posted on social media, got the info from a secure closed facebook group only certain people can get access to.......keep guessing though lets see what you think could happen

No probs thanks.

Wonder if they'll go ahead with moving the 78 to Consett.


Maybe an admin wants to move these posts to the "Rumoured May changes" thread
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 11:15 pm)Michael Wrote: No probs thanks.

Wonder if they'll go ahead with moving the 78 to Consett.


Maybe an admin wants to move these posts to the "Rumoured May changes" thread
Still planned but not from 01/06.
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 10:48 am)Dan Wrote: They aren’t running - back to normal in that there are some early morning journeys operated by Go North East and then evening/Sunday by Gateshead Central Taxis.

This reflects the impending ramp up of service levels.


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Thanks Dan, I'd been wondering about the 135/136 daytime as the timetable showing them is still available under the "Nexus contract changes from 17th May" link on the website. I assume that they ceased from 17th May.
Are the early journeys Mon-Sat actually running? (nothing on GoNE or Nexus websites).

RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(23 May 2020, 10:58 pm)N1cholas Wrote: you will find out the rest of the changes sometime next week, wont be monday though as thats a bank holiday, only confirmed them as they have already been posted on social media, got the info from a secure closed facebook group only certain people can get access to.......keep guessing though lets see what you think could happen


If the 38 is going to the docks, then i would imagine either the 33 or 33A would be dropped from that section? - or both.


Wonder if the 39 will be dropped to every 30 minutes (15 combined) 39 - every 30 minutes/39A every 30 minutes


Other than that, i can't think if how they could change the Sunderland network anymore? - unless they rip the services apart again.. hopefully that doesn't happen.
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Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
9 being split again - 61 returning

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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(6 hours ago)6049 Wrote: 9 being split again - 61 returning

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Interesting move, but not surprised.

Wonder if the new 61 would be diverted via part of the 38 route? - would imagine that, the 61 would be allocated Citaro's from the 9, with both routes stopping every 20 minutes.

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If the 9 and 61 is getting split, for some reason, i'm expecting at least one other route getting spilt, something like the 20, so it would be: Durham to Sunderland then renumbered for the Sunderland to South Shields section.
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(6 hours ago)Michael Wrote: Interesting move, but not surprised.

Wonder if the new 61 would be diverted via part of the 38 route? - would imagine that, the 61 would be allocated Citaro's from the 9, with both routes stopping every 20 minutes.

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If the 9 and 61 is getting split, for some reason, i'm expecting at least one other route getting spilt, something like the 20, so it would be: Durham to Sunderland then renumbered for the Sunderland to South Shields section.

I'm clueless about the Nexus rota at Deptford so can't comment. Only know about the 9 & 61, 20 is unchanged as far as I'm aware apart from frequency.

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Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(6 hours ago)Michael Wrote: Interesting move, but not surprised.

Wonder if the new 61 would be diverted via part of the 38 route? - would imagine that, the 61 would be allocated Citaro's from the 9, with both routes stopping every 20 minutes.

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If the 9 and 61 is getting split, for some reason, i'm expecting at least one other route getting spilt, something like the 20, so it would be: Durham to Sunderland then renumbered for the Sunderland to South Shields section.


Should terminate the 20 at Sunderland, and extend the 60 to Shields


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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(6 hours ago)6049 Wrote: I'm clueless about the Nexus rota at Deptford so can't comment. Only know about the 9 & 61, 20 is unchanged as far as I'm aware apart from frequency.

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Can't see it going back up to every 10 minutes - so expecting it to drop to every 15 minutes now - PVR would be 13?
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(5 hours ago)Michael Wrote: Can't see it going back up to every 10 minutes - so expecting it to drop to every 15 minutes now - PVR would be 13?
Might make sense if X20 was starting to prove more popular

RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
I have a suggestion for the 2/2A/38 & 39

2/2A - Sunderland City Centre - Ashbrooke - Leechmere - Hollycarrside - Esdale Estate - Tunstall Bank Estate - Silksworth - Doxford International - Doxford Park Morrisons - Ryhope - Grangetown - Sunderland City Centre - Sunderland University - Royal Hospital - Chester Road - Pennywell - Prestbury Road - Hastings Hill - Penshaw - Shiney Row - Barnwell (2A) - Fatfield - Biddick (2A) - Harraton (2) - Lambton (2) - Washington Galleries

Merging of services 2/2A/38 & 39 - Operating Monday to Saturday up to Every 10 Minutes and Every 20 Minutes on Sunday

Service would operate a clockwise/anti clockwise loop between Sunderland City Centre and Doxford International and again as they do currently between Fatfield and Washington Galleries whilst also opening new links around Pennywell to Washington and areas currently served by the 38 to Doxford International.

Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Disconnect the X6/X7 from the X20, and run the X6 back to Hartlepool and X7 to Oakerside, or run the X7 to Hartlepool via castle Eden, Hesleden and BlackHall rocks


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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(4 hours ago)Malarkey Wrote: I have a suggestion for the 2/2A/38 & 39

2/2A - Sunderland City Centre - Ashbrooke - Leechmere - Hollycarrside - Esdale Estate - Tunstall Bank Estate - Silksworth - Doxford International - Doxford Park Morrisons - Ryhope - Grangetown - Sunderland City Centre - Sunderland University - Royal Hospital - Chester Road - Pennywell - Prestbury Road - Hastings Hill - Penshaw - Shiney Row - Barnwell (2A) - Fatfield - Biddick (2A) - Harraton (2) - Lambton (2) - Washington Galleries

Merging of services 2/2A/38 & 39 - Operating Monday to Saturday up to Every 10 Minutes and Every 20 Minutes on Sunday

Service would operate a clockwise/anti clockwise loop between Sunderland City Centre and Doxford International and again as they do currently between Fatfield and Washington Galleries whilst also opening new links around Pennywell to Washington and areas currently served by the 38 to Doxford International.

That's 1 long route Tongue - although a good idea for the route - i think it would work... any idea of the PVR? - there's currently 16 "Black Cat" branded Streetlites.
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(4 hours ago)Michael Wrote: That's 1 long route Tongue - although a good idea for the route - i think it would work... any idea of the PVR? - there's currently 16 "Black Cat" branded Streetlites.
It is but I post covid 19 it would be more beneficial for GNE to merge services together that overlap as at the minute a few of these services don't make that much money which is they let they evening journeys go to GCT as they were not sustainable to operate commercially, this would counteract that and more than likely reduce operating costs also.

This is just one example, there are countless amounts of examples where this could work across other services on the GNE network.

RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(2 hours ago)Malarkey Wrote: It is but I post covid 19 it would be more beneficial for GNE to merge services together that overlap as at the minute a few of these services don't make that much money which is they let they evening journeys go to GCT as they were not sustainable to operate commercially, this would counteract that and more than likely reduce operating costs also.

This is just one example, there are countless amounts of examples where this could work across other services on the GNE network.

I agree, its always worth a shot, even if on a night, least they would get the 39 back (along in a different form)

I've forgot what the normal timetables were, its been that long ago since a normal service....


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Only thing i would change is the Chester Road - Pennywell - Prestbury Road - Hastings Hill section

Maybe have 2 go its current route and the 2A via Pennywell?, least then it keeps the Broadway and Grindon Mill section with a bus to Washington.
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(4 hours ago)Malarkey Wrote: I have a suggestion for the 2/2A/38 & 39

2/2A - Sunderland City Centre - Ashbrooke - Leechmere - Hollycarrside - Esdale Estate - Tunstall Bank Estate - Silksworth - Doxford International - Doxford Park Morrisons - Ryhope - Grangetown - Sunderland City Centre - Sunderland University - Royal Hospital - Chester Road - Pennywell - Prestbury Road - Hastings Hill - Penshaw - Shiney Row - Barnwell (2A) - Fatfield - Biddick (2A) - Harraton (2) - Lambton (2) - Washington Galleries

Merging of services 2/2A/38 & 39 - Operating Monday to Saturday up to Every 10 Minutes and Every 20 Minutes on Sunday

Service would operate a clockwise/anti clockwise loop between Sunderland City Centre and Doxford International and again as they do currently between Fatfield and Washington Galleries whilst also opening new links around Pennywell to Washington and areas currently served by the 38 to Doxford International.
Post Covid 19, when traffic builds up, there might be some problems with reliability with such a long route, so might need more stand time at the interchange, but does seem like a reasonable suggestion to keep operating commercially especially during evenings to prevent GCT from grabbing them!