Tyne Valley Ten re-brand

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(22 Aug 2021, 6:22 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: Had a look on VOSA and they were renewed on 25/7/21


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Personally I think they should get a re-paint to match Tyne Valley Ten (if that is still there name) but not yet there are older buses which need a refresh first
(22 Aug 2021, 6:22 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: Had a look on VOSA and they were renewed on 25/7/21


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That was just the date of the service changes. All the contracts expire next March.


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(22 Aug 2021, 6:26 pm)Dan Wrote: That was just the date of the service changes. All the contracts expire next March.


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Which contracts are up?
6043/6061 have all been photographed at Bus & Coach World Blackburn being prepared for repaint/refurbishment while 6072 is in the new TVT Livery. 

6072: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62607125@N08/51403651623/
6061: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62607125@N08/51403397896/
6043: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62607125@N08/51403417461/
(26 Aug 2021, 5:53 pm)Malarkey Wrote: 6043/6061 have all been photographed at Bus & Coach World Blackburn being prepared for repaint/refurbishment while 6072 is in the new TVT Livery. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62607125@N08/

What happened to Green and Orange rear for Hexham, that looks bloody awful..
(27 Aug 2021, 6:54 am)54APhotography Wrote: What happened to Green and Orange rear for Hexham, that looks bloody awful..
Only thing I can think of is the Blue represents the MetroCentre (interchange is in the Blue Mall) and the Green represents the Tyne Valley.
(27 Aug 2021, 9:36 am)L469 YVK Wrote: Only thing I can think of is the Blue represents the MetroCentre (interchange is in the Blue Mall) and the Green represents the Tyne Valley.

Can’t tell if the bit about the blue is a joke or not.

Maybe it’s because the sky is blue and the bus passes under the sky?
(27 Aug 2021, 10:50 am)ne14ne1 Wrote: Can’t tell if the bit about the blue is a joke or not.

Maybe it’s because the sky is blue and the bus passes under the sky?
Or maybe the river...
(27 Aug 2021, 11:00 am)JP6004 Wrote: Or maybe the river...

Prudhoe water world?
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(27 Aug 2021, 11:03 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Prudhoe water world?
A burst water main on chainbridge road Tongue
(27 Aug 2021, 10:50 am)ne14ne1 Wrote: Can’t tell if the bit about the blue is a joke or not.

Maybe it’s because the sky is blue and the bus passes under the sky?
If it was lighter blue, I'd say yes. But with that shade of blue, I reckon it's more about the Metro Centre.

If you think about it, the X22 & X66 have the same shade of blue and they both serve the Metro Centre. Obviously the Tyne Valley Ten is GNE's major service from Newcastle to the Metro Centre.

From Hexham & Corbridge, perhaps they're thinking of the following too.....
- XLines = Fast to Newcastle
- Tyne Valley Ten = Links to the Tyne Valley and Metro Centre
(27 Aug 2021, 11:04 am)L469 YVK Wrote: If it was lighter blue, I'd say yes. But with that shade of blue, I reckon it's more about the Metro Centre.

If you think about it, the X22 & X66 have the same shade of blue and they both serve the Metro Centre. Obviously the Tyne Valley Ten is GNE's major service from Newcastle to the Metro Centre.

From Hexham & Corbridge, perhaps they're thinking of the following too.....
- XLines = Fast to Newcastle
- Tyne Valley Ten = Links to the Tyne Valley and Metro Centre

You’d hope to God people wouldn’t be getting paid to come up with crap like that. Do you seriously think Joe Public would look at the back of the bus and think oh that blue bit must represent the blue mall in the Metrocentre.
Just, no.

I even seriously doubt X66 passengers have considered the different coloured ex-EYMS vehicles relate to the different colours of the malls. Why would they, they won’t give two hoots and other than to please a few spotters who like to spot different coloured buses, I don’t know by GNE/the design agency even bothered.
(27 Aug 2021, 11:04 am)L469 YVK Wrote: If it was lighter blue, I'd say yes. But with that shade of blue, I reckon it's more about the Metro Centre.

If you think about it, the X22 & X66 have the same shade of blue and they both serve the Metro Centre. Obviously the Tyne Valley Ten is GNE's major service from Newcastle to the Metro Centre.

From Hexham & Corbridge, perhaps they're thinking of the following too.....
- XLines = Fast to Newcastle
- Tyne Valley Ten = Links to the Tyne Valley and Metro Centre

It's not Metrocentre's shade of blue
I'm not sure whether colour blindness is been taken in account but green and orange is a big no and so is blue and green when using them both light or dark for blue/green.
(27 Aug 2021, 12:29 pm)Storx Wrote: I'm not sure whether colour blindness is been taken in account but green and orange is a big no and so is blue and green when using them both light or dark for blue/green.

Quite a few of the liveries aren't accessible to people with visual impairments.
From Dan's twitter

Quote:Our first two freshly repainted and refurbished Tyne Valley 10 double-decks hit the roads today. These bright  green/blue buses are sure to stand out! The white/orange stripe combo is in keeping with our X-lines buses which offer faster journey times between Newcastle & Hexham.
https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1441298183171104776

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Despite my previous reservations, they do actually look rather smart, although I'll have to reserve judgement until I see them in person.

I wonder how thorough the refurbishment has been, I'm guessing it was just reupholstering the seats and nothing more since I can't see USB ports in the backs of the seats.
If that is the case, hopefully they did something about the sockets that rarely ever worked, even when they were new!
6071 at Blaydon on the 10A this morning
High Resolution Image : https://flic.kr/p/2mtMnc6[Image: a7b28dbebfce0053345e8708d439d8d4.jpg]


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(24 Sep 2021, 9:05 am)Xlines 6335 Wrote: 6071 at Blaydon on the 10A this morning
High Resolution Image :  https://flic.kr/p/2mtMnc6[Image: a7b28dbebfce0053345e8708d439d8d4.jpg]


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The Metrocentre banner on the front looks bloody awful!
Although I guess that's down to Metrocentre's 'minimalist' branding more than anything
(24 Sep 2021, 9:13 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: The Metrocentre banner on the front looks bloody awful!
Although I guess that's down to Metrocentre's 'minimalist' branding more than anything

I was more apposed to the banner placement as when the coast road deckers previously had them when sat at the front it felt like you could only look ahead further into the distance, and the view down closer towards the front of the bus was obstructed.

I’ll reserve final judgment of the colours til I see it in person. From the photos it all looks a bit garish.
(24 Sep 2021, 9:13 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: The Metrocentre banner on the front looks bloody awful!
Although I guess that's down to Metrocentre's 'minimalist' branding more than anything

I think that lies in the hands of the designer of the banner rather than Metrocentre. I don't think GNE have used any elements of Metrocentre's branding apart from their logo (of which this banner is the first time they've not edited it!).