Go North East - New Network Map

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Looks like GNE have produced a map for all the services together.


https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1429826505950089220
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
Wonder why the 41 is Orange and the 42 is Purple,shouldnt it be Blue?
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Tez
(23 Aug 2021, 7:17 pm)V514DFT Wrote: Wonder why the 41 is Orange and the 42 is Purple,shouldnt it be Blue?


I think it’s to do so passengers can see individual routes and not having the same colour overlapping another route, Peterlee the same


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TBH when I looked at that map even I was really surprised at how vast GNE’s network appears.

I guess in person it feels so much less so probably due to each route/area having its own liveries, names etc, whereas personally I feel if I visited another part of the region and spotted the same looking buses (eg GNE corporate buses) I’d think oh look I can get GNE buses here too - they’re all over - I could practically get a bus anywhere!

Whereas someone from Blyth visiting Silksworth for example would probably not recognise their Cobalt & Coast buses from back home being part of the same network as these weird Sunderland District food buses passing them in Sunderland.
(23 Aug 2021, 6:48 pm)Michael Wrote: Looks like GNE have produced a map for all the services together.


https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1429826505950089220

So maybe the little DFs on the 9/5 are going to Yellow & Green  Cry
Just noticed that the 41A isn't on there
(24 Aug 2021, 9:30 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Just noticed that the 41A isn't on there
Dont start
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Tez
I find it odd that this map doesn’t include East Rainton (where they actual serve) but mentions places like Shadforth (where the don’t). I do wonder if including 59 and 239 is a bit misleading you can’t actually get to Thornley or Fishburn with Go North East outside of limited Sunday and evening buses respectively. I notice the 135/136 in Sunderland isn’t included, from what I can see.
(25 Aug 2021, 11:17 am)Drifter60 Wrote: I find it odd that this map doesn’t include East Rainton (where they actual serve) but mentions places like Shadforth (where the don’t). I do wonder if including 59 and 239 is a bit misleading you can’t actually get to Thornley or Fishburn with Go North East outside of limited Sunday and evening buses respectively. I notice the 135/136 in Sunderland isn’t included, from what I can see.


The 59,239,135,136 are all secured services and not on GNE own network


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(25 Aug 2021, 12:21 pm)cbma06 Wrote: The 59,239,135,136 are all secured services and not on GNE own network


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Yes I’m aware of that, that’s sort of besides the point (as long as normal ticketing options are available) the public don’t know nor do many care to know about that detail. My point is having a network map saying you have a bus to Sedgefield and Trimdon when actually it’s for 3/4 evening runs past 6pm is perhaps misleading. Same for the 59. I get the point they’ve included all bus routes though, so there’s an argument that leaving them off is therefore omitting important information.
The 135/136 are not on the map, 59/239 are.
It’s a nice map, has there ever been a map of the whole network before, not that I’m aware of (of course Nexus and Durham council used to do their own maps years ago)

its useful to see where all the routes go, I’ve never caught the 50 for example so didn’t know how different the route south of Chester le Street is, I’d always assumed it went the same way as the 21
(13 Nov 2021, 9:00 pm)Wybus Wrote: It’s a nice map, has there ever been a map of the whole network before, not that I’m aware of (of course Nexus and Durham council used to do their own maps years ago)

its useful to see where all the routes go, I’ve never caught the 50 for example so didn’t know how different the route south of Chester le Street is, I’d always assumed it went the same way as the 21

Durham County Council still produce their own map here. Slightly out of date now (last updated September 2020) but hopefully an updated version will be available soon.
(13 Nov 2021, 9:00 pm)Wybus Wrote: It’s a nice map, has there ever been a map of the whole network before, not that I’m aware of (of course Nexus and Durham council used to do their own maps years ago)

its useful to see where all the routes go, I’ve never caught the 50 for example so didn’t know how different the route south of Chester le Street is, I’d always assumed it went the same way as the 21

Nothing for all the operators. There's separate route maps for both Arriva and Stagecoach though.

Arriva you can find at: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east then selecting a town where you want to see around and it'll show the route map for that area. It's a shame they're so hidden as they're actually decent maps especially showing where boundaries are, here's SE Northumberland for example: click here

Stagecoach you can find at: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/maps by searching the local town you want to see

Both are still right pretty much since they haven't changed their routes for years.
(13 Nov 2021, 9:00 pm)Wybus Wrote: It’s a nice map, has there ever been a map of the whole network before, not that I’m aware of (of course Nexus and Durham council used to do their own maps years ago)

its useful to see where all the routes go, I’ve never caught the 50 for example so didn’t know how different the route south of Chester le Street is, I’d always assumed it went the same way as the 21
Yes there was, but it was published 31 & 1/2 years agoWink

I still have copy of a map with the title:
"This is Go-Ahead Northern Country - Route Map 1990/91"
It cost 20p and the information was correct as at March 1990.
Slightly related,but Benton ASDA now has GNE's new network map,something that had'nt been re-newed since the days of the 17 and 307
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Tez
(20 Dec 2021, 6:59 pm)V514DFT Wrote: Slightly related,but Benton ASDA now has GNE's new network map,something that had'nt been re-newed since the days of the 17 and 307
Finally wonder if the one at Asda Regent Centre has been changed. That still shows the 57 to Hadrian Park & 42/42A amongst other lads routes