Go North East - Recent Repaints
RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Fleet update states Consett solos due for repaint over summer. Hope they keep venture branding.....although if PM solos are anything to by, look out for the Little Diamonds Tongue

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 9:15 am)JP6004 Wrote: Fleet update states Consett solos due for repaint over summer. Hope they keep venture branding.....although if PM solos are anything to by, look out for the Little Diamonds Tongue

Sounds like some retro jazz band, full of kids playing kazoos!
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 10:23 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Sounds like some retro jazz band, full of kids playing kazoos!
I genuinely quite like the idea of having 'Little' brands for the minibuses.
In fact, I'm probably alone in thinking this, but Little Coasters is one of my favourite route brands they've done in a while!

I can just imagine having Little Diamonds, Little Angels, Little Drifter.

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:09 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I genuinely quite like the idea of having 'Little' brands for the minibuses.
In fact, I'm probably alone in thinking this, but Little Coasters is one of my favourite route brands they've done in a while!

I can just imagine having Little Diamonds, Little Angels, Little Drifter.

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Dont forget Little Connections  Smile yes it is a lot better than the uninspiring Cobalt & Coast. Saying that they could just end up in corporate yet

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:43 am)JP6004 Wrote: Dont forget Little Connections  Smile yes it is a lot better than the uninspiring Cobalt & Coast. Saying that they could just end up in corporate yet

Actually, thinking about it, Little Connections would probably be a good overall brand for the minibuses

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:44 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: Actually, thinking about it, Little Connections would probably be a good overall brand for the minibuses
2nd repaint for these in 7 years. Sure they'll get round to the 4 citaros and some point  Undecided

(10 Aug 2020, 11:09 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I genuinely quite like the idea of having 'Little' brands for the minibuses.
In fact, I'm probably alone in thinking this, but Little Coasters is one of my favourite route brands they've done in a while!

I can just imagine having Little Diamonds, Little Angels, Little Drifter.

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Or the Kittens  Big Grin

(10 Aug 2020, 11:09 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I genuinely quite like the idea of having 'Little' brands for the minibuses.
In fact, I'm probably alone in thinking this, but Little Coasters is one of my favourite route brands they've done in a while!

I can just imagine having Little Diamonds, Little Angels, Little Drifter.

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Or the Kittens  Big Grin

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:47 am)JP6004 Wrote: 2nd repaint for these in 7 years. Sure they'll get round to the 4 citaros and some point  Undecided

Or the Kittens  Big Grin

Or the Kittens  Big Grin

I mean, I was thinking of a different name for a cat.

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:53 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I mean, I was thinking of a different name for a cat.
So did I but it's not past the 9pm watershed  Smile

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:56 am)JP6004 Wrote: So did I but it's not past the 9pm watershed  Smile

Perhaps that could be the name for the mini night buses

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
That probably explains why quite a few have missing branding and are plain yellow at the back now . Some just have the top half of the venture name on the windows and are missing any other branding. Must admit their 1st repaint hasn't weathered well at all

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 11:09 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: I genuinely quite like the idea of having 'Little' brands for the minibuses.
In fact, I'm probably alone in thinking this, but Little Coasters is one of my favourite route brands they've done in a while!

I can just imagine having Little Diamonds, Little Angels, Little Drifter.

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Argh no, please don't encourage them!  Smile

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Personally if I was GNE I'd get arid of the Little Coasters; it's got no history, hasn't brought any benefits at all (which a brand should do) infact it's done the complete opposite; degraded buses, frequency cuts, services gone altogether (42) and the loss of GNE night services and that's before bringing the point it's totally irrelevant to the 19 and 42/42A.

I'd call that a failure and certainly wouldn't want to replicate it, keep Venture thanks which is the opposite.

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 5:51 pm)Storx Wrote: Personally if I was GNE I'd get arid of the Little Coasters; it's got no history, hasn't brought any benefits at all (which a brand should do) infact it's done the complete opposite; degraded buses, frequency cuts, services gone altogether (42) and the loss of GNE night services and that's before bringing the point it's totally irrelevant to the 19 and 42/42A.

I'd call that a failure and certainly wouldn't want to replicate it, keep Venture thanks which is the opposite.

The brand hasn't done any of that, if they were driving around in corporate livery services would still have been cut and contracts lost.

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 5:54 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: The brand hasn't done any of that, if they were driving around in corporate livery services would still have been cut and contracts lost.

That's debateable as the brand only came around since they took the Indigo buses off for the X-Lines network and sent the utter crap that is 698 - 705 which could've easily reduced customers and also resulted in removed WiFi, removed NSA's etc or a downgrade from Omnicities on the 11.

Either way, the brand has failed if your going to brand something you do it to improve profit / increase customers otherwise it's a waste of time. Little Coasters done the opposite. There's no point rebranding Venture to something random like Little Diamonds if your not making improvements it's just a pointless exercise. When you release a new brand you need to have something behind it otherwise it means nothing and just confuses people (where's my Venture bus gone).

RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(10 Aug 2020, 6:17 pm)Storx Wrote: That's debateable as the brand only came around since they took the Indigo buses off for the X-Lines network and sent the utter crap that is 698 - 705 which could've easily reduced customers and also resulted in removed WiFi, removed NSA's etc or a downgrade from Omnicities on the 11.

Either way, the brand has failed if your going to brand something you do it to improve profit / increase customers otherwise it's a waste of time. Little Coasters done the opposite. There's no point rebranding Venture to something random like Little Diamonds if your not making improvements it's just a pointless exercise. When you release a new brand you need to have something behind it otherwise it means nothing and just confuses people (where's my Venture bus gone).

The little coasters have Wi-Fi
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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
5413 has returned to Consett in fleet livery.
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