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#1
We have a Nexus thread, so thought it prudent to have one for DCC.
No harm in creating one for other authorities either.

Noticed last weekend, that the Northbound stop on Durham Road, just north of Blind Lane/Park Road North is being reconstructed, now the works have finished in the area.
It is of a stone/concrete roof design.

Also, I believe a stop is being planned for the stretch of road on the site of the old firestation at Fencehouses (northbound).
The new houses seem to have been fully constructed and with a stop being on the other side for Chester/Houghton services, it made sense putting a northbound stop there, filling the big void that exists currently.
A layby type facility has been built already.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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#2
I hadn't realised (because I never use it!) that ENCTS holders get free use of the Durham Park and Ride services? Not sure why they would? Surely being old doesn't qualify for free parking.
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#3
I imagine it would be for travelling from points en route, such as Aykley Heads to North Road.
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#4
(19/12/2014, 16:57)Jimmi Wrote: I imagine it would be for travelling from points en route, such as Aykley Heads to North Road.
There's any amounts of services serve that section of the route. Same with Howlands, and same with Belmont.
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#5
Is it not just a bus service, that happens to terminate at a car park?
Extend it to West Rainton or Langley Park and its no different to owt else.
Its just a service operating under contract/tender, like the 82/83 are on an evening.
If it was an entirely private set up, such as the Airshow or Enchanted Park services - then I could (maybe) understand why passes weren't accepted.

I have seen passengers get off at Belmont P&R and cross over to their homes in Carville. Essentially using it as an alternative to the 20/20a.
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(19/12/2014, 19:34)Andreos1 Wrote: Is it not just a bus service, that happens to terminate at a car park?
Extend it to West Rainton or Langley Park and its no different to owt else.
Its just a service operating under contract/tender, like the 82/83 are on an evening.
If it was an entirely private set up, such as the Airshow or Enchanted Park services - then I could (maybe) understand why passes weren't accepted.

I have seen passengers get off at Belmont P&R and cross over to their homes in Carville. Essentially using it as an alternative to the 20/20a.

But as a fare paying passenger, I couldn't get a ticket from North Road to County Hall for example. I'd have to get an Adult Day Return, as no single fares are available. It's a service setup and designed as a Park & Ride service. I couldn't go and stick a car in Belmont, and then jump on GNE's 20, even though it'd save me 25%?
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(19/12/2014, 19:34)Andreos1 Wrote: Is it not just a bus service, that happens to terminate at a car park?
Extend it to West Rainton or Langley Park and its no different to owt else.
Its just a service operating under contract/tender, like the 82/83 are on an evening.
If it was an entirely private set up, such as the Airshow or Enchanted Park services - then I could (maybe) understand why passes weren't accepted.

I have seen passengers get off at Belmont P&R and cross over to their homes in Carville. Essentially using it as an alternative to the 20/20a.

But as a fare paying passenger, I couldn't get a ticket from North Road to County Hall for example. I'd have to get an Adult Day Return, as no single fares are available. It's a service setup and designed as a Park & Ride service. I couldn't go and stick a car in Belmont, and then jump on GNE's 20, even though it'd save me 25%?
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#8
I've seen passengers jump on a 20 at Leazes Bowl and get off at the Ford Garage, heading to the P&R.
Might not be the done thing, but it happens. Waiting in the queue of traffic, you see them waiting to cross the road.
Pass holders of different types do it quite often.

Whilst I see where you are coming from, whether its designed as a P&R or not, its still a service designed to make money.
Scarlet Band put their tender in, the Council accept it. Scarlet Band then make the money to ensure the service is viable.
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#9
Peterlee Bus Station now owned by DCC:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-30610283
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#10
(27/12/2014, 18:06)G-CPTN Wrote: Peterlee Bus Station now owned by DCC:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-30610283

So much for being skint.

"Durham County Council now owns all the county's bus stations and has promised "greater co-ordination" of services." - How exactly? They have no control over commercial services.
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