Go North East - Recent Repaints
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Go North East - Recent Repaints
Talking of branding, wonder when GNE will restart the repainting process?, loads to do since the changes Tongue
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(03 Jun 2020, 11:53 am)Michael Wrote: Talking of branding, wonder when GNE will restart the repainting process?, loads to do since the changes
There'll only be the essentials done. Old brands into corporate and that'll be it I'd imagine. Doesn't make financial sense to spend money to paint a bus in the current climate unless absolutely necessary.

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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(03 Jun 2020, 12:52 pm)6049 Wrote: There'll only be the essentials done. Old brands into corporate and that'll be it I'd imagine.  Doesn't make financial sense to spend money to paint a bus in the current climate unless absolutely necessary.

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I reckon the 9 branded Mercs will fall in to that category. Seen some appearing on the 35 and obviously those still working the 9 will need adaptations too. 
Whether they have a full repaint or just have the vinyls removed (with associated sticky grime) is anyone's guess.

Edit: followed 5336 earlier and although the bodywork was questionable in places, the removal of its vinyls hadn't appeared to have left too many remnants, if at all. The silhouettes were still on of the people, but other branding associated with the 9 brand seemed to have gone.
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RE: Go North East service levels during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
(03 Jun 2020, 5:13 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I reckon the 9 branded Mercs will fall in to that category. Seen some appearing on the 35 and obviously those still working the 9 will need adaptations too. 
Whether they have a full repaint or just have the vinyls removed (with associated sticky grime) is anyone's guess.

Edit: followed 5336 earlier and although the bodywork was questionable in places, the removal of its vinyls hadn't appeared to have left too many remnants, if at all. The silhouettes were still on of the people, but other branding associated with the 9 brand seemed to have gone.

 I doubt they'll go through the effort of repainting the Citaros again, especially when they'll probably not be here that much longer. I'd imagine they'll just do what they did with the 49 and just remove the vinyls.
With a couple of the 49s, removing the vinyls removed the paint underneath so you could see the bare metal, I'd imagine even in cases like that they'd just touch it up rather than do a repaint

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Recent Repaints
Following the permanent PVR reduction on the Coaster service from 1 June, former "Big Days Out" branded Hybrid 6069 has now been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.

It has just left Saltmeadows, to return to Percy Main.

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6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
That's such a shame. I think that was everybody's favourite livery!

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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(08 Jun 2020, 4:21 pm)Dan Wrote: Following the permanent PVR reduction on the Coaster service from 1 June, former "Big Days Out" branded Hybrid 6069 has now been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.

It has just left Saltmeadows, to return to Percy Main.

I would imagine... 6068 and 6070 will follow?, i would imagine the 3 spare ones will replace older deckers at Percy Main.

Its hard to guess what buses, because the fleet lists are still all over. Tongue


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It's good to see repaints have started!
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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(08 Jun 2020, 4:40 pm)Michael Wrote: I would imagine... 6068 and 6070 will follow?, i would imagine the 3 spare ones will replace older deckers at Percy Main.

Its hard to guess what buses, because the fleet lists are still all over. Tongue


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It's good to see repaints have started!

The PVR is 13, not 12.

As 6064 is still away for hybrid conversion, no further buses are planned to be repainted at this time (as without 6064 there's 13 branded for a PVR of 13). Realistically there's more than one Hybrid off the road every day anyway, so 6069 didn't need to be done, it was only done because it was crying out for a repaint.

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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(08 Jun 2020, 4:49 pm)Dan Wrote: The PVR is 13, not 12.

As 6064 is still away for hybrid conversion, no further buses are planned to be repainted at this time (as without 6064 there's 13 branded for a PVR of 13). Realistically there's more than one Hybrid off the road every day anyway, so 6069 didn't need to be done, it was only done because it was crying out for a repaint.

Ah right thanks.

Any idea when 6064 will be back?
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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
Thank goodness,lol
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Tez

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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(08 Jun 2020, 4:21 pm)Dan Wrote: Following the permanent PVR reduction on the Coaster service from 1 June, former "Big Days Out" branded Hybrid 6069 has now been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.

It has just left Saltmeadows, to return to Percy Main.

Long overdue. Looks good though  Blush

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6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
As the N56 service has been permanently withdrawn from 1 June; the Night Bus N56 branded Volvo B9TL, 6085, has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.

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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(09 Jun 2020, 11:26 am)Dan Wrote: As the N56 service has been permanently withdrawn from 1 June; the Night Bus N56 branded Volvo B9TL, 6085, has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.

Awww thought the black and orange looked good. Is this the start of the brand refresh for 56 or just getting rid of non standard liveries etc

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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(09 Jun 2020, 11:42 am)JP6004 Wrote: Awww thought the black and orange looked good. Is this the start of the brand refresh for 56 or just getting rid of non standard liveries etc

Ye i agree, i liked the black and orange together

Hopefully, as the brand is horrendous....
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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(09 Jun 2020, 12:16 pm)Michael Wrote: Ye i agree, i liked the black and orange together

Hopefully, as the brand is horrendous....

Nothing wrong with it apart from the orange has faded to a horrible peach colour.

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6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
As much as I dislike black buses, I always liked the look of the night 56 and night Angel, probably due to the contrast between the bright and dark colours

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RE: 6069 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
[Image: 49988246336_011588c20a_c.jpg]Go North East 6069 / NK62 CZA by kieron mathews, on Flickr

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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
To facilitate some of the routes earmarked for an upgrade to X-Lines, will the Fab 56 PVR & Frequency likely be reduced in the long term going forward?

This would free up 3x out of the 15x vehicles available at Deptford.

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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
(09 Jun 2020, 10:30 pm)L469 YVK Wrote: To facilitate some of the routes earmarked for an upgrade to X-Lines, will the Fab 56 PVR & Frequency likely be reduced in the long term going forward?

This would free up 3x out of the 15x vehicles available at Deptford.

Website just says until demand returns, they're running every 15 minutes BUT i wouldn't rule out it staying every 15 minutes after everythings back to normal. More people might work from home.. although Nissan is opening soon, so the 50 and 56 might be busier than now.
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RE: 6085 - Repainted into 2019 fleet livery
I have to say tne N56 livery was one of my favourite liveries
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Tez