Destination Displays

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First time I’ve seen the Metro ‘M’ symbol used on a Stagecoach destination: https://flic.kr/p/2mPY37n 

Could’ve been a bit bigger but nice it features nonetheless. Also, do you think it’s been included purely because it’s short-route destination so there was room for it? 

GNE only seem to include ‘M’ symbols on their Metro replacement buses - only if it’s a Streetdeck with double height destination screens:  https://flic.kr/p/2mPELpY

I always think the likes of GNE’s route 1 should have a ‘M’ symbol on their destination screens to indicate where in Gateshead it actually terminates. If there’s no room then maybe add ‘Int.’ for interchange.
‘Gateshead’ is rather vague.
The short 35 to wansbeck road metro also has the M
(10 Dec 2021, 9:04 pm)ThomasBooth123 Wrote: The short 35 to wansbeck road metro also has the M

Okay that’s good they’ve done that for short services terminating at Metro stations.

I wish they’re put a street name or station name instead of just ‘City Centre’.
(10 Dec 2021, 8:59 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: First time I’ve seen the Metro ‘M’ symbol used on a Stagecoach destination: https://flic.kr/p/2mPY37n 

Could’ve been a bit bigger but nice it features nonetheless. Also, do you think it’s been included purely because it’s short-route destination so there was room for it? 

GNE only seem to include ‘M’ symbols on their Metro replacement buses - only if it’s a Streetdeck with double height destination screens:  https://flic.kr/p/2mPELpY

I always think the likes of GNE’s route 1 should have a ‘M’ symbol on their destination screens to indicate where in Gateshead it actually terminates. If there’s no room then maybe add ‘Int.’ for interchange.
‘Gateshead’ is rather vague.
(10 Dec 2021, 8:59 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: First time I’ve seen the Metro ‘M’ symbol used on a Stagecoach destination: https://flic.kr/p/2mPY37n 

Could’ve been a bit bigger but nice it features nonetheless. Also, do you think it’s been included purely because it’s short-route destination so there was room for it? 

GNE only seem to include ‘M’ symbols on their Metro replacement buses - only if it’s a Streetdeck with double height destination screens:  https://flic.kr/p/2mPELpY

I always think the likes of GNE’s route 1 should have a ‘M’ symbol on their destination screens to indicate where in Gateshead it actually terminates. If there’s no room then maybe add ‘Int.’ for interchange.
‘Gateshead’ is rather vague.

I'm sure there was a falling out at one point (to do with the Washington - Heworth M services if I remember right) and in one fell swoop, GNE got rid of the liveries promoting connections at Heworth, renumbered the M1, M2 etc. And removed the Metro M logo from their blinds.

Might be remembering wrong mind.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(10 Dec 2021, 8:59 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: First time I’ve seen the Metro ‘M’ symbol used on a Stagecoach destination: https://flic.kr/p/2mPY37n 

Could’ve been a bit bigger but nice it features nonetheless. Also, do you think it’s been included purely because it’s short-route destination so there was room for it? 

GNE only seem to include ‘M’ symbols on their Metro replacement buses - only if it’s a Streetdeck with double height destination screens:  https://flic.kr/p/2mPELpY

I always think the likes of GNE’s route 1 should have a ‘M’ symbol on their destination screens to indicate where in Gateshead it actually terminates. If there’s no room then maybe add ‘Int.’ for interchange.
‘Gateshead’ is rather vague.
Go North East appear to be giving the 'On Diversion' a go:

[Image: 51739338781_e64beb396c_w.jpg]Go North East 6363/NK70 BYN by Garry McLeary, on Flickr

As one would expect, pretty clear on these displays. Would be interested to see how it's being done on the regular single-screen displays. Lothian have had to reduce theirs down to a symbol tucked to the side with no text.
Quote:I always think the likes of GNE’s route 1 should have a ‘M’ symbol on their destination screens to indicate where in Gateshead it actually terminates. If there’s no room then maybe add ‘Int.’ for interchange.
‘Gateshead’ is rather vague.

Personally don't see the problem with Gateshead it would be more confusing with Int though. That stands for international imo and that's the name of the athletics stadium.

I don't really see the point in it going over there anyway, we're supposed to be removing polluting vehicles and there's more than enough services for people from Byker to change to, terminating at the central station in Newcastle would be a better location imo and would offer argubly more connections since pretty much everything that leaves from Gateshead passes Central, Market Street or Newgate Street anyway.
(11 Dec 2021, 7:31 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: Go North East appear to be giving the 'On Diversion' a go:

[Image: 51739338781_e64beb396c_w.jpg]Go North East 6363/NK70 BYN by Garry McLeary, on Flickr

As one would expect, pretty clear on these displays. Would be interested to see how it's being done on the regular single-screen displays. Lothian have had to reduce theirs down to a symbol tucked to the side with no text.

Oh that’s quite cool. Arrow needs some work though. Not as clear as Lothian’s arrow.
The’M’ was used a lot by all three major operators after Metro Integration, to show services terminating at Metro Stations. I seem to remember that they were phased out after deregulation.
(11 Dec 2021, 7:31 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: Go North East appear to be giving the 'On Diversion' a go:

[Image: 51739338781_e64beb396c_w.jpg]Go North East 6363/NK70 BYN by Garry McLeary, on Flickr

As one would expect, pretty clear on these displays. Would be interested to see how it's being done on the regular single-screen displays. Lothian have had to reduce theirs down to a symbol tucked to the side with no text.

I might be missing something. Where is the diversion and what part of the route is it missing?
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(12 Dec 2021, 12:12 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I might be missing something. Where is the diversion and what part of the route is it missing?

And when I am in Edinburgh....I think the same

https://www.flickr.com/photos/busmanscot...xe-2m5eYi3
(12 Dec 2021, 11:55 am)RMF1254 Wrote: The’M’ was used a lot by all three major operators after Metro Integration, to show services terminating at Metro Stations. I seem to remember that they were phased out after deregulation.

Yes they were definitely used a lot more in the era of printed blinds. I think I recall seeing the ‘M’ right up until the Coastline Optare Easy Access single decks on the 305 to Wallsend ‘M’.

Maybe if we eventually see some HD LED screens it’ll be easier (more legible) to include the ‘M’ symbol.
(12 Dec 2021, 12:12 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I might be missing something. Where is the diversion and what part of the route is it missing?

There's that, but I'm also left thinking what is the point.
Is it to stop people trying to hail the bus along the diverted route?
(12 Dec 2021, 2:35 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: There's that, but I'm also left thinking what is the point.
Is it to stop people trying to hail the bus along the diverted route?
Nothing stops people from hailing the bus on a normal express route.
(12 Dec 2021, 12:21 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: And when I am in Edinburgh....I think the same

https://www.flickr.com/photos/busmanscot...xe-2m5eYi3

Thought similar too. Can only see it adding to confusion.

(12 Dec 2021, 2:35 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: There's that, but I'm also left thinking what is the point.
Is it to stop people trying to hail the bus along the diverted route?

Can only think its for those people not on the bus. No use to those actually on it.

Assuming it's used on those sections where there bus is actually diverted. Except, that X46 in the picture looks to be actually on route.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(12 Dec 2021, 12:21 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: And when I am in Edinburgh....I think the same

https://www.flickr.com/photos/busmanscot...xe-2m5eYi3

well the buses i was on up there had the arrow as per the picture but then once on board the screen gave you loads of information about which road was closed, which bus stops on the road were out of use and which were the temporary stops so no confusion for me. Even the fun police though it was great and she normally moans about everything!
(12 Dec 2021, 4:11 pm)Rob44 Wrote: well the buses i was on up there had the arrow as per the picture but then once on board the screen gave you loads of information about which road was closed, which bus stops on the road were out of use and which were the temporary stops so no confusion for me. Even the fun police though it was great and she normally moans about everything!

Quite a few of their older deckers (now getting phased out), dont have any screens, so I wonder how that would work with them.
(12 Dec 2021, 4:24 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Quite a few of their older deckers (now getting phased out), dont have any screens, so I wonder how that would work with them.

No idea but all the buses i used have the information screens and were showing what tickets you could buy, telling about the cap if you used the same debit/credit card for all journeys, information about the extension of the trams, what buses you need to get to specific place ( like the XX to the zoo or the YY to the castle. pleasant drivers who were happy to see you and said goodbye when you alighted. Great service.
(12 Dec 2021, 4:39 pm)Rob44 Wrote: No idea but all the buses i used have the information screens and were showing what tickets you could buy, telling about the cap if you used the same debit/credit card for all journeys, information about the extension of the trams, what buses you need to get to specific place ( like the XX to the zoo or the YY to the castle. pleasant drivers who were happy to see you and said goodbye when you alighted. Great service.

Wow, you have been lucky, I have been on plenty of there big bertha's and you get no acknowledgement when getting off the centre doors and even witnessed a bloke trying to get off the front doors, he was told in no uncertain terms, he had to get off using the middle ones.