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New Black Cats livery for Sunderland minibuses?

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Go North East - Recent Repaints
(18 May 2021, 12:17 am)deanmachine Wrote: New Black Cats livery for Sunderland minibuses?


The X-lines Solos are being repainted as one of the Deptford drivers I’m friends with on Facebook took 673 to Saltmeadows for repaint on Monday morning (17th May).


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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(18 May 2021, 1:03 am)TEN 6083 Wrote: The X-lines Solos are being repainted as one of the Deptford drivers I’m friends with on Facebook took 673 to Saltmeadows for repaint on Monday morning (17th May).


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Are they being repainted into corporate or a new livery for another route?

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(17 May 2021, 7:41 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Just saw what looked like one of GNE's solos fresh from repaint driving up the A1 past the Angel on test, it had a red rear and what looked like either a dark grey or black front.
Initially I thought it was a GCT Nexus branded, but it looked like it was ready for a road stripe?
Ive saw the one you saw, it is red at the back and a very dark charcoal grey near black at the front, no branding yet

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 9:55 am)N1cholas Wrote: Ive saw the one you saw, it is red at the back and a very dark charcoal grey near black at the front, no branding yet

Which fleet number was it?

I'm surprised no one has a pic of it yet
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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 10:13 am)Michael Wrote: Which fleet number was it?

I'm surprised no one has a pic of it yet
Not too sure i didnt catch it or have time for a photo so not sure on the reg either

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 10:15 am)N1cholas Wrote: Not too sure i didnt catch it or have time for a photo so not sure on the reg either

Ah no problem
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Spotted this

679 has come back from repaint - Red back with grey or black (can't tell by the pic)

Local Sunderland brand - as its Red at the back?

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Hopefully the black cats streetlites will get this repaint too, this will really stand out on them much better than the basic red they have now

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 1:08 pm)N1cholas Wrote: Hopefully the black cats streetlites will get this repaint too, this will really stand out on them much better than the basic red they have now

Ye agree, the livery would look much on that base livery.
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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Wow that livery looks nice. See the thing is it for Sunderland or something else. Remember when the X Lines solos were done. They were took of the NT and sent over to Sunderland. For all we know they could be a Riverside route or something else but who knows

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 1:57 pm)Micheal Aaron Wrote: Wow that livery looks nice. See the thing is it for Sunderland or something else. Remember when the X Lines solos were done. They were took of the NT and sent over to Sunderland. For all we know they could be a Riverside route or something else but who knows

If its going to Deptford - I think it'll be named something like "Sunderland Links"
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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 1:57 pm)Micheal Aaron Wrote: Wow that livery looks nice. See the thing is it for Sunderland or something else. Remember when the X Lines solos were done. They were took of the NT and sent over to Sunderland. For all we know they could be a Riverside route or something else but who knows

Unless they've abandoned the colour association to areas then it's going to Sunderland or South Tyneside as that's red.

It looks nice but it's a bit similar to the Nexus Bus livery which GCT is using for a customer who uses colours to recognise a bus imo. It's not exactly a brand I'd want my customers to be getting mixed up with especially since GCT run services all over now.

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Yea tbh the Crusader is red plus so maybe they have decided to Sunderland and South Tyneside the same

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Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 4:15 pm)Micheal Aaron Wrote: Yea tbh the Crusader is red plus so maybe they have decided to Sunderland and South Tyneside the same


Service 56 and 26/7 have the red rear

It was announced ages ago that the red rear will be south Tyneside and Sunderland areas so will be services that are operated by Washington and Deptford depot, I’ve forgotten what riverside depot was (green?), I only remembered the red, maybe Dan could clear the rest of the colours for each area.


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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
Blue is North Tyneside. Yellow is Consett I think

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
I think the x-lines mess things up a bit

X-lines
X1 Red

X9/10 Purple

X5/X15 Yellow

X20 Purple/Pink

X21 Blue

X30/X31/X70/71 Dark Green

X45/X46X47 Light Green

X84/85 Orange

Area Colours

South Tyneside/Sunderland Red

Washington Pink

Consett Yellow

North Tyneside Blue

Peterlee is going to be Purple

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 5:14 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Service 56 and 26/7 have the red rear

It was announced ages ago that the red rear will be south Tyneside and Sunderland areas so will be services that are operated by Washington and Deptford depot, I’ve forgotten what riverside depot was (green?), I only remembered  the red, maybe Dan could clear the rest of the colours for each area.


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Red - South Tyneside / Sunderland
Purple - Peterlee
Blue - Percy Main
Orange - Hexham
Yellow - Consett
Green - Gateshead
Pink - Washington

If I'm right were the colours.

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 8:30 pm)Storx Wrote: Red - South Tyneside / Sunderland
Purple - Peterlee
Blue - Percy Main
Orange - Hexham
Yellow - Consett
Green - Gateshead
Pink - Washington

If I'm right were the colours.

So the yellow Solos branded for Tynedale Links would gain an orange back if repainted? What about CLS? 21, 25, 28 etc.

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RE: Go North East - Recent Repaints
(23 May 2021, 8:40 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: So the yellow Solos branded for Tynedale Links would gain an orange back if repainted? What about CLS? 21, 25, 28 etc.

Not a clue tbh with you. The Coast and Country, Prince Bishops and Tyne Valley Ten are the same. The 21 should be fine though as its main corridor is Birtley and Low Fell which is Gateshead and the 25 and 28 will be staying corporate I imagine. The Connections 4 buses are pink at front and blue at the back instead so who knows.