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Rapidsnap   15 Aug 2016, 6:50 pm
(15 Aug 2016, 6:44 pm)NK53 TKT wrote The East Quayside buslink in Newcastle near Spillers Wharf now counts as the Q3 no longer uses it

There's no buslink at Spillers Wharf. The only thing that is now out of use is the bus shelter. The buslink further along from Mariners Wharf to the Law Courts is still in use

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BusLoverMum   15 Aug 2016, 8:03 pm
(15 Aug 2016, 6:02 pm)James101 wrote Spotted this in Staffordshire.

Not of local interest, but still remarkably well preserved - and in use toady. 

Stevensons of Uttoxeter were at one time the largest independent bus operator in the country. They were sold to Arriva (British Bus) in 1994 which dates this sign as being at least 22 years old, though I suspect it'll be even older than that. Under Arriva ownership, two Opatre Vectas (1557 & 1558) were sent up from their Burton upon Trent operation to operate on Teesside in a fleet standardisation exercise.  

Toady Arriva are in the process of selling the much of the old Stevensons operation back to regional independent Midland Classic. Midland Classic have repainted a Scania in the livery on Stevensons as a nod to their history; maybe that bus and this stop should be introduced for a photo opportunity?

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Where's that one?
James101   15 Aug 2016, 8:12 pm
(15 Aug 2016, 8:03 pm)BusLoverMum wrote Where's that one?
Penkridge, between Stafford and Wolverhampton.
BusLoverMum   15 Aug 2016, 8:13 pm
(15 Aug 2016, 8:12 pm)James101 wrote Penkridge, between Stafford and Wolverhampton.

Ah. Not somewhere I'm familar with, then.
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Andreos1   31 Aug 2016, 8:12 am
I noticed some of the ghost bus infrastructure on the A19 in the Hartlepool area have new flags.

They're showing the Connect Tees Valley logo off memory.

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beefcake   31 Aug 2016, 3:38 pm
The new ones going up do have the Connect Tees Valley logo at the top. They're in the process of changing them all, but in no particular order and have even stuck one up outside the Vue cinema which hasn't had a service stop there since the shopping shuttle 25 was withdrawn
Andreos1   02 Sep 2016, 9:14 am
(31 Aug 2016, 3:38 pm)beefcake wrote The new ones going up do have the Connect Tees Valley logo at the top. They're in the process of changing them all, but in no particular order and have even stuck one up outside the Vue cinema which hasn't had a service stop there since the shopping shuttle 25 was withdrawn

Managed to get a better look yesterday.
They seem to have the stop name on the flag, in addition to a line about the stop not being in public use.
The old flags had something similar, but worded differently.
I cant remember the exact wording.

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Andreos1   16 Oct 2016, 9:30 am
Not sure it is 'Ghost' as technically it's still in use, but I was reminded recently of the very old (guessing it's from the early 70's) sign in Billingham.
Located at the very top of The Causeway (western end), it warns bus drivers to be careful when performing u-turns.

Whilst the area around it has been 'modernised', and new shelters installed - it was nice to see the sign has remained in situ.

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Andreos1   29 Oct 2016, 8:07 am
Noticed a Nexus flag featuring the 'pipes' at the southern end of Whinbury Road recently.

However the brief sighting of a Nexus stop in someone's back garden yesterday got me. I was on the upper-deck of the X1 and noticed that a house behind the 'Paddock Stile Manor Care Home' at Philidephia was showing off a residents bus enthusiastic tendencies. Will go back for closer inspection.

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Jamie M   29 Oct 2016, 8:42 am
Red northern stop signs exist in the following:
- Hamsterly bank (at the top to the left, as you go down towards B.H.M)
- Crookgate, Pack horse (to the left as you travel towards Gateshead, on the side of the bus shelter)

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Andreos1   14 Jul 2018, 8:09 am
Alnmouth.

Always forget about this one.
Since the main drag was made one way, the shelter near the sea front now stands obsolete.
Yellow bus stop markings on the ground replaced by white car parking bay markings.

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TEN 6083   14 Jul 2018, 4:56 pm
Corbridge

On Hill Street there is still an Arriva Bus Stop sign when no Arriva buses stop there anymore.

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Got this from Google Maps, but still looks the same now.


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James101   24 Jul 2020, 12:40 pm
Don't Suppose anyone can shed any light on these stops that have appeared on Hartlepool Marina. Can't ever remember them being there before the new-style Connect Tees Valley flags, so about 5 years or so ago? 

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Can't think of any services that have ran through here since, seems like bit of a kick in the teeth to not only hack back services but then go around planting random stops.

Not sure how long the gull had been waiting at Mecca but it had just given up when I got there.

(16 Oct 2016, 9:30 am)Andreos1 wrote Not sure it is 'Ghost' as technically it's still in use, but I was reminded recently of the very old (guessing it's from the early 70's) sign in Billingham.
Located at the very top of The Causeway (western end), it warns bus drivers to be careful when performing u-turns.

Whilst the area around it has been 'modernised', and new shelters installed - it was nice to see the sign has remained in situ.

Think this has disappeared now. Hopefully went to a good home.
beefcake   24 Jul 2020, 2:01 pm
The one outside the museum was put there when the council were running the yellow buses between all the touristy spots, as for mecca bingo, not a clue
Andreos1   17 May 2021, 8:36 pm
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/brist...ed-5417541

A ghost bus stop for buses that could never serve stop there.

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TEN 6083   04 Aug 2021, 5:01 pm
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There’s still a bus stop on Hills Street in Gateshead opposite the Central Bar even though buses can no longer go that way due to the far end being paved over where buses used to exit onto the Tyne Bridge


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MurdnunoC   04 Aug 2021, 5:11 pm
(04 Aug 2021, 5:01 pm)TEN 6083 wrote [Image: aa789fcecc24a9740801b63861c61053.jpg]

There’s still a bus stop on Hills Street in Gateshead opposite the Central Bar even though buses can no longer go that way due to the far end being paved over where buses used to exit onto the Tyne Bridge


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It's still there because, in future, buses going into Newcastle will be obliged to serve it as it is the closest stop to the boundary between Newcastle and Gateshead. A less discussed part of the upcoming September changes is that buses will be required to do a three-point (booked) turn on Hills Street
streetdeckfan   04 Aug 2021, 5:35 pm
(04 Aug 2021, 5:01 pm)TEN 6083 wrote [Image: aa789fcecc24a9740801b63861c61053.jpg]

There’s still a bus stop on Hills Street in Gateshead opposite the Central Bar even though buses can no longer go that way due to the far end being paved over where buses used to exit onto the Tyne Bridge


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There's no reason for them to remove it, it'll probably cost them a fortune, and they probably get paid more in advertising than it costs them in upkeep should some youths decide to break a window.
Train8261   05 Aug 2021, 8:59 am
Remind me of two bus stops near Dudley. They had been there ever since the 40 and the 41 got withdrawn from the area. That was way over 8 years ago and the bus stops only got took out last year
Andreos1   05 Aug 2021, 9:50 am
(05 Aug 2021, 8:59 am)Train8261 wrote Remind me of two bus stops near Dudley. They had been there ever since the 40 and the 41 got withdrawn from the area. That was way over 8 years ago and the bus stops only got took out last year

If you shared this last year, it would have counted as ghost bus infrastructure.
As they've been removed and were removed last year, they no longer count as ghost bus infrastructure anymore.
They would go in the exorsised bus infrastructure thread.

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NewcastleOne   12 Aug 2021, 1:42 pm
At Regent Centre stand (E?) has route details for services that no longer operate i.e the 554&X13 were the ones I saw.
stagecoachfan   24 Apr 2022, 5:51 pm
If they count, there are 7 old poles for the trolleybuses on Old Middlesbrough Road in South Bank - for the temporary diversion while the railway bridge on the normal route was replaced c1970. All still recognisable but rusty, 2 fitted with street lamps. Another pole survives too at Church Lane/Bolckow Road junction in Grangetown on the outside of the curve - now used for phone wires as part of a line of poles (the others are wooden poles but the roadside one metal ex trolleybus pole)
Andreos1   29 Oct 2023, 4:19 pm
Didn't get a picture (cos I didn't want to look like a weirdo), but 156482 has an interesting Regional Railways sticker on the cab door/vestibule.
In excellent condition. 

It can't be an original after all this time? Surely?

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