X75

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(09 Jan 2022, 10:13 pm)DeltaMan Wrote: Holding out for a return of the 508 and 714 personally!

Where do they go? Are they GNE? Seasonal routes are quite a good idea actually.
(09 Jan 2022, 10:49 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Where do they go? Are they GNE? Seasonal routes are quite a good idea actually.

508 used to go from Newcastle to Rothbury and Cragside Hall "the other way" via Ponteland, Belsay Hall and Wallington Hall

714 used to go from Newcastle to Kielder via Ponteland, Belsay and the A68

Both were operated by Arriva with some support from various groups.

From memory they were both one bus/one driver routes.

With GNE "bringing back" the Newcastle to Scarborough summer special last year, i just though I would mention some of the others which used to run, both of which went via Belsay Hall as the X75 did
(09 Jan 2022, 10:13 pm)DeltaMan Wrote: Holding out for a return of the 508 and 714 personally!

Not really any need for the 508 anymore since the X14 runs every day now. A shuttle between Rothbury and Cragside would be handy though, edit just remembered it went up by Wallington Hall etc.

The 714 wouldn't be bad again though, it ran from Newcastle to Kielder for whoever asked - http://travelnortheast.co.uk/downloads/b...-Kield.pdf.
Newcastle to Kielder 714 sounds like a good seasonal GNE service.
(09 Jan 2022, 11:19 pm)Storx Wrote: Not really any need for the 508 anymore since the X14 runs every day now. A shuttle between Rothbury and Cragside would be handy though, edit just remembered it went up by Wallington Hall etc.

The 714 wouldn't be bad again though, it ran from Newcastle to Kielder for whoever asked - http://travelnortheast.co.uk/downloads/b...-Kield.pdf.

It's not really possible to get to Kielder by bus there days, all there is now is the ADAPT 694 service but its only one trip to Hexham then back in the afternoon on Tuesdays & Fridays only. Back in 2015 there was an 880 service from Bellingham to Kielder running two trips a day Mon - Sat but with everything PCL Ttavel got their hands on at the time, it quickly disappeared (connections to/from the GNE 680 at Bellingham).

From research there used to be all sorts of weird links that ran usually once a week in Northumberland from years gone by, was a service between Morpeth to Hexham via Belsay & Maften for example, one member might like the idea of a link from Newcastle Airport to Morpeth
(10 Jan 2022, 12:26 am)Jimmi Wrote: It's not really possible to get to Kielder by bus there days, all there is now is the ADAPT 694 service but its only one trip to Hexham then back in the afternoon on Tuesdays & Fridays only. Back in 2015 there was an 880 service from Bellingham to Kielder running two trips a day Mon - Sat but with everything PCL Ttavel got their hands on at the time, it quickly disappeared (connections to/from the GNE 680 at Bellingham).

From research there used to be all sorts of weird links that ran usually once a week in Northumberland from years gone by, was a service between Morpeth to Hexham via Belsay & Maften for example, one member might like the idea of a link from Newcastle Airport to Morpeth
There was a regular link between the Airport and Morpeth on service 100 until 2015. https://flic.kr/p/GxmaQK

The 100 was amended to run (as 35, Newbiggin-Ashington-)Morpeth-Kirkley-Airport-Cramlington-Blyth in the last year of it running if I remember correctly, it interworked with the 35 using StreetLites and that.
The 100 used to be home to Arriva Dart 1688 after it moved to Ashington after the depot at Hexham was sold to Go North East.

I recall a decent run on it when I went from Newcastle Airport to Bedlington Red Lion in April 2012, back when the 100 still served Ashington.

Here it is arriving at Newcastle Airport. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gjm-photog...0580539916
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