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(27/04/2018, 20:17)Jamie M Wrote: Starts at Kingston Park, I've only gotten a few stops between Wallsend and North Shields before, even that somehow takes 40 minutes or so. But the 353 was a nice ride out, so I'd imagine still is now.

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Perhaps a nice ride out in one direction, I would think.

The 42A is probably the longest bus service GNE offers. I don't know why it goes all over the place!
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(27/04/2018, 20:25)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Perhaps a nice ride out in one direction, I would think.

The 42A is probably the longest bus service GNE offers. I don't know why it goes all over the place!
It's a string of contracts from what I see.

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(27/04/2018, 20:38)Jamie M Wrote: It's a string of contracts from what I see.

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Kingston Park to Dinnington is secured, not sure what other contracts are involved.

I would like to ride the 42A sometime, and if someone would join me on such a trip, I definitely would.
The Return fare is reasonable for the whole route, I think. The Single fare is a little expensive.

Transfare doesn't look cost effective. Day Rover looks to be the best multi-operator ticket and best thing is to stick to one type of transport and operator.
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Kingston Park to Jarrow cheapest route £4.00 (£4.20 from Sunday) stagecoach day rider

X47 to Eldon Square
X34 Pilgrim Street to Whiteleas Bridge Chuter Ede School) (25 mins on a good run)
10 Chuter Ede School to Jarrow (20 mins on a good run)

Connection is not too bad at Chuter Ede. X34 arrives 05/35 10 departs 16/46
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To go to Byker, would it be more sensible to walk to and from Newcastle City Centre or to and from Byker to save on the bus fares? Thanks.
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(28/04/2018, 21:52)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: To go to Byker, would it be more sensible to walk to and from Newcastle City Centre or to and from Byker to save on the bus fares? Thanks.

Depends on whether you want the exercise

only you can make that decision.
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(28/04/2018, 22:18)ifm001 Wrote: Depends on whether you want the exercise

only you can make that decision.

I am just looking for some advice on what is realistically the most achievable. Getting the bus only between Newcastle Centre and Byker and walking between home and the City Centre saves the most on bus fares, but means walking much further distances each way.

I am looking at ways of saving money on ever-increasing bus fares (and travel costs in general). Therefore I am thinking from the viewpoint that I might end up working somewhere I can either get the bus to or walk to, but working a full day with all that walking, I need to figure out what is realistically achievable.

Thank you.
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(28/04/2018, 22:29)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: I am just looking for some advice on what is realistically the most achievable. Getting the bus only between Newcastle Centre and Byker and walking between home and the City Centre saves the most on bus fares, but means walking much further distances each way.

I am looking at ways of saving money on ever-increasing bus fares (and travel costs in general). Therefore I am thinking from the viewpoint that I might end up working somewhere I can either get the bus to or walk to, but working a full day with all that walking, I need to figure out what is realistically achievable.

Thank you.

Have you considered a network 1 pass?
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(29/04/2018, 13:17)Jamie M Wrote: Have you considered a network 1 pass?

Yes, I have. Thanks. Unfortunately I don't travel enough for it to work out better. I only need to save money occasionally between home and Byker.
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(16/04/2018, 00:59)mb134 Wrote: I think even split day return tickets would be a good start.

Nightshift staff, for example, would have to buy one return rather than two singles, and may be more inclined to use the bus if they don't already. Same could be said for airport buses, people going for nights out, etc...

I do think this is a good idea.

Hammered to and from the station by the pricing structure of a Purple Streetlite, when using the bus either end of a business trip away.
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With GNE increasing prices from 9th May (some prices not changing). Will GNE ever remove £10 contactless limit because theirs a lot fares now over the limit?
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(04/05/2018, 17:34)Panasonic44 Wrote: With GNE increasing prices from 9th May (some prices not changing). Will GNE ever remove £10 contactless limit because theirs a lot fares now over the limit?

£10.50 explorer can now be purchased contactless.
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New GNE ticket prices from the 9th: https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/tickets/

Quote:"New ticket prices from 9 May 2018

We are changing the prices of some of our tickets, including singles and returns from Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Some of our most popular tickets including the £1 aged 18 and under fare and £10 Family Day ticket will be frozen. We will also be freezing the prices of tickets available on the Go North East app until the end of May. "

Having had a look through some of the core tickets, the increases seem to to be a bit bizarre to say the least. Increases ranging from 1.96% to a whopping 13.3%, with the under 18s dis-proportionally affected. Oh and at a time we're told that inflation has fallen to the lowest point in the last year at 2.5% - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43808716

18 & Under tickets - 
Day ticket rises from £3.80 to £4.00 (5.26%)
Weekly ticket rises from £15.50 to £17.00 (9.67%)
Monthly ticket rises from £60.00 to £68.00 (13.3%)

Buzzfare tickets -
1 Zone Day - Rises from £5.10 to £5.20 (1.96%)
2 Zone Day - Rises from £6.50 to £6.70 (3.07%)
3+ Zone Day - Rises from £8.00 to £8.20 (2.49%)

1 Zone Week - Rises from £21.00 to £23.00 (9.52%)
2 Zone Week - Rises from £27.00 to £30.00 (11.1%)
3+ Zone Week - Rises from £34.00 to £35.00 (2.94%)

1 Zone Month - Rises from £68.00 to £72.00 (5.88%)
2 Zone Month - Rises from £89.00 to £94.00 (5.61%)
3+ Zone Month - Rises from £105.00 to £110.00 (4.76%)

Huh

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Buzzfare
   

U18 Tickets

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That looks like someone has just randomly whacked increases on, without any methodology at all.

Some of those fare increases are ridiculous!
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(06/05/2018, 00:26)Adrian Wrote: New GNE ticket prices from the 9th: https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/tickets/


Having had a look through some of the core tickets, the increases seem to to be a bit bizarre to say the least. Increases ranging from 1.96% to a whopping 13.3%, with the under 18s dis-proportionally affected. Oh and at a time we're told that inflation has fallen to the lowest point in the last year at 2.5% - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43808716

18 & Under tickets - 
Day ticket rises from £3.80 to £4.00 (5.26%)
Weekly ticket rises from £15.50 to £17.00 (9.67%)
Monthly ticket rises from £60.00 to £68.00 (13.3%)

Buzzfare tickets -
1 Zone Day - Rises from £5.10 to £5.20 (1.96%)
2 Zone Day - Rises from £6.50 to £6.70 (3.07%)
3+ Zone Day - Rises from £8.00 to £8.20 (2.49%)

1 Zone Week - Rises from £21.00 to £23.00 (9.52%)
2 Zone Week - Rises from £27.00 to £30.00 (11.1%)
3+ Zone Week - Rises from £34.00 to £35.00 (2.94%)

1 Zone Month - Rises from £68.00 to £72.00 (5.88%)
2 Zone Month - Rises from £89.00 to £94.00 (5.61%)
3+ Zone Month - Rises from £105.00 to £110.00 (4.76%)

Huh

I can see the situation now. 
The boss, sticks a fezz on and wanders around the office asking colleagues a question.

*does best Tommy Cooper voice*
'Pick a number, any number'.

The others, thinking it's all part of an elaborate magic show pick a random selection of numbers, as instructed by their Moroccan hatted funny person.

*does best Tommy Cooper voice again*
'thankyou very much. That's this weeks fare increase sorted out'
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Just to avoid any accusations that I am only looking at one side of this, I thought I'd do a comparison for the Town and Route Saver tickets too.

   

Green is anything within the current level of inflation, Amber is a tolerance up to 3.00%, Red is anything between 3.01% - 10%, and Dark Red is anything over 10%.
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I don't know if it's been mentioned that explorer prices have changed. Adults up from £10 to £10.50 but the child ticket has come down again, to £5.50.

Family explorer tickets remain at £20

http://networkonetickets.co.uk/tickets/explorer/
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What Stagecoach and Arriva tickets are valid on the Cross Pennine 685 between Denton Burn and Eldon Square? Thanks.
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Fare changes from 20th May.


https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/L...a77d0820dd


Didn't realise Arriva had so many ticket options....
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Is the Arriva Northumberland and Tyne & Wear Saver valid on the Stagecoach 685  between Hexham and Newcastle Eldon Square?
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