X75

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(27 May 2021, 1:15 pm)ifm001 Wrote: I guess information will be released when GNE are ready to.  Asking the same question over and over on a daily basis will not make GNE hurry themselves.

Fair point. On this occasion I was suggesting it might actually follow the X84/X85 route to keep all of the expresses aligned, even though the X75 won't be X-lines. Just interested which route it will take, and if the service will actually stop along the route, as it might not even have a set route if running non-stop to and from Ponteland. I don't expect it will follow the route of the 808 to Belsay, going through Fenham and Cowgate (even the 808 runs as set down only between Newcastle and Cowgate). Best guess would be Ponteland Road, but no idea whether or not it will pick up/set down on route. 

For tickets, I expected a new ticket will be introduced as Belsay is a new destination, but now think maybe GoZones will cover it, with all zones required for the purple and yellow of Newcastle and Ponteland.

GNE should release more information to get interest before the service commences in just over a month's time.  Timetable being the main thing required. With the pandemic still ongoing, I'm not entirely convinced the X75 will happen. My apologies for being overly interested, just so excited for a new service I'll hopefully be able to make use of. Of course we don't know anything until GNE releases more details, but I thought it might provoke some discussion, and see what others think about possible routes and tickets.
What depot is likely to operate the X75? Riverside? Percy Main? The lack of information from GNE on this new service is concerning. I was thinking, could the X75 be made permanent if the demand is there when it operates temporarily? Even just a weekend only service, but permanent. Just thought maybe it could replace the 74 on Saturdays, and run on Sundays to provide a bus where there currently isn't one (either side of Hexham, there is only the 10 serving Hexham and Newcastle on Sundays).
(31 May 2021, 5:45 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: What depot is likely to operate the X75? Riverside? Percy Main? The lack of information from GNE on this new service is concerning. I was thinking, could the X75 be made permanent if the demand is there when it operates temporarily? Even just a weekend only service, but permanent. Just thought maybe it could replace the 74 on Saturdays, and run on Sundays to provide a bus where there currently isn't one (either side of Hexham, there is only the 10 serving Hexham and Newcastle on Sundays).
Most likely depot is Riverside seeing as its closer to Newcastle I'd say
(31 May 2021, 5:45 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: What depot is likely to operate the X75? Riverside? Percy Main? The lack of information from GNE on this new service is concerning. I was thinking, could the X75 be made permanent if the demand is there when it operates temporarily? Even just a weekend only service, but permanent. Just thought maybe it could replace the 74 on Saturdays, and run on Sundays to provide a bus where there currently isn't one (either side of Hexham, there is only the 10 serving Hexham and Newcastle on Sundays).

Doesn't start till 3rd July, GNE haven't been putting updates on till a few days before so this will likely continue.
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(31 May 2021, 5:56 pm)Michael Wrote: Doesn't start till 3rd July, GNE haven't been putting updates on till a few days before so this will likely continue.

Not a complaint, but surely GNE should generate some interest more than a few days before a new service gets introduced. Particularly things like a timetable, so people can make plans. Honestly, I predict further local restrictions and doubt the service will happen, but I hope I'm wrong and the service proves a success and is made permanent.
(31 May 2021, 5:53 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: Most likely depot is Riverside seeing as its closer to Newcastle I'd say

I agree. Riverside most likely, then Percy Main next most likely. Are you going to ride the X75?
Maybe they are going to use a Routemaster on the X75 if not probably a Streetlite or Versa. As for the routing, I expect it to be the same as the 808.
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(31 May 2021, 10:37 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote: Maybe they are going to use a Routemaster on the X75 if not probably a Streetlite or Versa. As for the routing, I expect it to be the same as the 808.

Seriously? I'd expect a Tynedale Links Solo, or maybe a Streetlite if Riverside are operating it. Why do you expect it will be the same route as the 808?
808 runs through Belsay village and it goes via Ponteland. I doubt the X75 will go around the houses.
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(01 Jun 2021, 11:37 am)Rapidsnap Wrote: 808 runs through Belsay village and it goes via Ponteland. I doubt the X75 will go around the houses.

At the Ponteland/Belsay end, it will likely go the same route as the 808, I'm not sure how many ways there are. Certainly it will be a direct, express route. But at the Newcastle end, I doubt it will take the 808 route through Fenham. Even though it's reasonably quick from Haymarket, through Fenham to Ponteland Road, I don't expect it will go that way. Do you think it will stop along the route? 808 is set down only until Ponteland Road in Cowgate.
(01 Jun 2021, 12:00 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: At the Ponteland/Belsay end, it will likely go the same route as the 808, I'm not sure how many ways there are. Certainly it will be a direct, express route. But at the Newcastle end, I doubt it will take the 808 route through Fenham. Even though it's reasonably quick from Haymarket, through Fenham to Ponteland Road, I don't expect it will go that way. Do you think it will stop along the route? 808 is set down only until Ponteland Road in Cowgate.

Non stop from Ponteland to Newcastle I think
(01 Jun 2021, 3:05 pm)Thomas12 Wrote: Non stop from Ponteland to Newcastle I think

Thank you, Thomas. We'll see. I'll definitely be trying it out either way. Maybe it will be set down only the same as the 808 towards Ponteland, but the 808 does pick up towards Newcastle.
(01 Jun 2021, 3:17 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Thank you, Thomas. We'll see. I'll definitely be trying it out either way. Maybe it will be set down only the same as the 808 towards Ponteland, but the 808 does pick up towards Newcastle.
The timetable is now on Traveline.
(02 Jun 2021, 4:29 pm)Ex-conductor Wrote: The timetable is now on Traveline.
You got a link
(02 Jun 2021, 4:51 pm)Micheal Aaron Wrote: You got a link

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(02 Jun 2021, 5:52 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: Attached
Only 32 minutes. That's not to bad. Stand R is where the Q3 departs from Haymarket isn't it
Thank you for the X75 timetable. I will definitely try it out. Very limited stop, and doesn't say what route it will be taking. Disappointed it won't stop in Fenham or Cowgate or anywhere before Ponteland Main Street, to pick up or set down passengers. Journey time looks good. Hopefully a nice day out in Ponteland and Belsay.
(02 Jun 2021, 10:33 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Thank you for the X75 timetable. I will definitely try it out. Very limited stop, and doesn't say what route it will be taking. Disappointed it won't stop in Fenham or Cowgate or anywhere before Ponteland Main Street, to pick up or set down passengers. Journey time looks good. Hopefully a nice day out in Ponteland and Belsay.

It’s clearly aimed at point to point day trippers to Belsay Hall so stopping in heavily served places like Fenham and Cowgate would make little sense.

English heritage are still insisting on bookings even into July and August so for it to work you’d need a ticket and free bus entry deal or time your visit well and hope there’s space.
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(03 Jun 2021, 12:51 am)Ambassador Wrote: It’s clearly aimed at point to point day trippers to Belsay Hall so stopping in heavily served places like Fenham and Cowgate would make little sense.

English heritage are still insisting on bookings even into July and August so for it to work you’d need a ticket and free bus entry deal or time your visit well and hope there’s space.

Of course. Just means I need to get to Haymarket to get the X75, just to end up back where I started onboard the bus! A wasted journey into town! 

Can anyone get on the X75, or just day trippers for Belsay Hall?