Nexus Tenders - September 2021

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(01 Dec 2021, 7:54 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: MOT's happen at Deptford don't they.

Yes and also at Riverside.
(01 Dec 2021, 8:17 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Yes and also at Riverside.

You mean to say MOTs can happen at more than one location? Shocking. 


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A Line Coaches, Go North East, Jh Coaches, Henry Cooper Coaches, L&G & Weardale Motor Services seem to have some Scholars changes for the new year
Nexus have issued the invitation to tender for secured services in Newcastle and North Tyneside with a contract start date of 27th March 2022 with the contract ending on 25th March 2023.
(19 Dec 2021, 2:00 pm)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Nexus have issued the invitation to tender for secured services in Newcastle and North Tyneside with a contract start date of 27th March 2022 with the contract ending on 25th March 2023.
What services are apart of this?
(19 Dec 2021, 2:01 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: What services are apart of this?

I guess 18/18A, 32A, 33/33A, Little Coasters 11/19/41A/42/42A, 84/84A.

Probably be GCT for everything apart from 18/18A and 84/84A which could be GNE for the 18/18A and maybe Phoenix or A-line for the 84/84A, maybe Stanley Travel could get it back? 32A I'd love to go back to GNE or go to A-line.
Are Go North East likely to run the 33/33A commercially if they lose the contract in March? If competition is being reduced on corridors are we likely to see big changes in Gosforth and North Tyneside, common ticketing for Arriva/GNE and changes to Coaster 1/Stagecoach 22 in Newcastle and Byker? Wallsend/Walker changes perhaps work together on timetabling (likely with 306/308/309/310/311 at Coast Road).

Maybe other bus operators could introduce new services in a new post-competition region?
(01 Jan 2022, 11:10 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Are Go North East likely to run the 33/33A commercially if they lose the contract in March? If competition is being reduced on corridors are we likely to see big changes in Gosforth and North Tyneside, common ticketing for Arriva/GNE and changes to Coaster 1/Stagecoach 22 in Newcastle and Byker? Wallsend/Walker changes perhaps work together on timetabling (likely with 306/308/309/310/311 at Coast Road).

Maybe other bus operators could introduce new services in a new post-competition region?
33/33A - I seriously doubt it!! It only ever has about 3 or 4 passengers on when I see it.

New services - with passenger numbers only at around 65-70% of pre COVID numbers I doubt any operator will introduce new services (unless they replace existing ones). Bus operator costs have risen significantly - wage increases, extra cleaning cost, higher fuel prices - so I think we'll be seeing more cutbacks over the next 12 months.
(02 Jan 2022, 9:43 am)busmanT Wrote: 33/33A - I seriously doubt it!! It only ever has about 3 or 4 passengers on when I see it.

New services - with passenger numbers only at around 65-70% of pre COVID numbers I doubt any operator will introduce new services (unless they replace existing ones). Bus operator costs have risen significantly - wage increases, extra cleaning cost, higher fuel prices - so I think we'll be seeing more cutbacks over the next 12 months.

33/33A - Me too, I suspect it will go to GCT. 

New services - To clarify I meant individual operators could introduce new services as currently they could never compete, but in a post-competition region where bus operators work together maybe all bus companies would be able to get involved. Working together is all well and good, but Stagecoach offers a poor service in Newcastle, in terms of punctuality and vehicles, with the exception of the new buses on the 39/40 and 62/63. As part of working together Stagecoach and Go North East could give up services whilst maintaining ticket acceptance (I'm guessing a zone system will be introduced as part of the bus improvement plan so bus operators can work together) so this could open up different opportunities for different operators to replace existing services. 

Cutbacks such as what do you think?

Just some outrageous suggestions, perhaps merge Stagecoach and GNE services with the same or similar numbers :

1 - Slatyford - Benwell - Newcastle - Byker - Walker - Wallsend - Whitley Bay - North Shields 

6 - Four Lane Ends - Kingston Park - Blakelaw - Westerhope - West Denton - Metrocentre - Sunniside

7 - Four Lane Ends - Gosforth - Blakelaw - Westerhope - West Denton - Metrocentre - Sunniside - Stanley 

10/10A/10B - North Kenton - Newcastle - Denton Burn - Metrocentre - Hexham/Rockwood Hill/Low Prudhoe

12/12A- Wallsend - Walker - Newcastle - Fenham  - Blaydon - Winlaton
(19 Dec 2021, 2:00 pm)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Nexus have issued the invitation to tender for secured services in Newcastle and North Tyneside with a contract start date of 27th March 2022 with the contract ending on 25th March 2023.

This process has now been cancelled.
(02 Jan 2022, 1:36 pm)Dan Wrote: This process has now been cancelled.

Cancelled? So operators will keep the services for another year?

Is the 12/12A fully commercially operated?
(02 Jan 2022, 1:36 pm)Dan Wrote: This process has now been cancelled.

Interesting, why?

Due to commercial changes in March? (If there are plans)
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(02 Jan 2022, 1:36 pm)Dan Wrote: This process has now been cancelled.
Consultation on service changes doesn't end until Jan 12th 2022, so process should not really be started until analysis of feedback has been done, BUT, this is Nexus !!
As part of the BSIP are GCT involved? They operate services terribly, which is absolutely not value for money because they run them so badly they are borderline unusable. Cheap, yes, but the services might as well not exist in the current way GCT operate them.

What do people think about the Nexus consultations which end on 12th January? Be nice to see GCT run fewer services, better.
(02 Jan 2022, 10:48 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: As part of the BSIP are GCT involved? They operate services terribly, which is absolutely not value for money because they run them so badly they are borderline unusable. Cheap, yes, but the services might as well not exist in the current way GCT operate them.

What do people think about the Nexus consultations which end on 12th January? Be nice to see GCT run fewer services, better.
Only thing we can do is complain. Gct will keep all there contacts why cause nexus simply don't care plus gne don't want there North Tyneside routes back on an evening (11/19/41/41A/42/42A)
(02 Jan 2022, 10:48 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: As part of the BSIP are GCT involved? They operate services terribly, which is absolutely not value for money because they run them so badly they are borderline unusable. Cheap, yes, but the services might as well not exist in the current way GCT operate them.

What do people think about the Nexus consultations which end on 12th January? Be nice to see GCT run fewer services, better.

BSIP covers all local services running in the EP area (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham), unless excluded. Appendix B of this document sets out what qualifies and what the exclusions are: https://www.transportnortheast.gov.uk/wp...Scheme.pdf
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