Boxing Day Services 2016
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Nothing going west over to Hexham either...!
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#22
(30/10/2016, 15:43)northern156 Wrote: Nothing going west over to Hexham either...!

Does GNE not run the 10 all route to Hexham on Boxing Day?
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#23
(30/10/2016, 14:47)mb134 Wrote: So, will all vehicles be supplied by Jesmond? Or will Ashington and Blyth send vehicles to Jesmond on Christmas Eve?

Vehicles would just be from Jesmond I imagine. Its easier if you're trying to run it at low cost.
Hopefully if it is deemed successful they may look at expanding the operation in future years.
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(30/10/2016, 20:56)tyresmoke Wrote: Vehicles would just be from Jesmond I imagine. Its easier if you're trying to run it at low cost.
Hopefully if it is deemed successful they may look at expanding the operation in future years.

Ah, so no MAX or Sapphire then. (Bar whatever 1408/11 are allocated to).

Hopefully, I imagine driver permitting that a full Sunday service would still run at a profit in most areas, especially if Newcastle and/or Middlesbrough are playing at home. (Perhaps the lack of a Middlesbrough home game this year is why Arriva didn't take the plunge and operate services south of the Tyne?)
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(31/10/2016, 01:46)mb134 Wrote: Ah, so no MAX or Sapphire then. (Bar whatever 1408/11 are allocated to).

Hopefully, I imagine driver permitting that a full Sunday service would still run at a profit in most areas, especially if Newcastle and/or Middlesbrough are playing at home. (Perhaps the lack of a Middlesbrough home game this year is why Arriva didn't take the plunge and operate services south of the Tyne?)

Newcastle don't kick off until 7.45, I'd imagine Arriva will have stopped service by then. Only GNE took up the funding offer from altoonative travel last year for a skeleton evening service.

It's still crazy there's no service on New Years Day but there is on Easter Sunday
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(31/10/2016, 02:03)Ambassador Wrote: Newcastle don't kick off until 7.45, I'd imagine Arriva will have stopped service by then. Only GNE took up the funding offer from altoonative travel last year for a skeleton evening service.

It's still crazy there's no service on New Years Day but there is on Easter Sunday

I think the Newcastle match will be a main driver behind Arriva's decision to operate services on Boxing Day this year, it would seriously surprise me if they stopped the services before that game kicked off.
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(31/10/2016, 02:06)mb134 Wrote: I think the Newcastle match will be a main driver behind Arriva's decision to operate services on Boxing Day this year, it would seriously surprise me if they stopped the services before that game kicked off.

Stagecoach did last year as did GNE on all but a few routes.
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#28
With Arriva now running the 308 / 43 on Boxing Day, if NUFC pay out like last year to run extra services after the match, do you think another operator will step in and take the late journeys on with Arriva ceasing to tun between 6pm-7pm? Last year, GNE operated the Boxing Day 309 + Q3 with late journeys but I highly doubt GNE will operate the daytime routes now.
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#29
(31/10/2016, 02:03)Ambassador Wrote: It's still crazy there's no service on New Years Day but there is on Easter Sunday

Too true. Nothing Boxing Day either down here in the backwater.
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#30
Timetables have been released for boxing day services from Arriva

https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/globalassets...16_web.pdf

Last services leaving Newcastle around 6:30 so none after the match.
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(09/11/2016, 22:22)Pulsar Wrote: Timetables have been released for boxing day services from Arriva

https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/globalassets...16_web.pdf

Last services leaving Newcastle around 6:30 so none after the match.

Bizarre... Newcastle United usually pay operators over the odds to cover the cost, too!
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(09/11/2016, 23:18)Adrian Wrote: Bizarre... Newcastle United usually pay operators over the odds to cover the cost, too!

It is strange although I guess that they dont want to take the risk of running throughout the evening during the match when it is likely to be quiet. Hopefully this may happen in future if services are a success.
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#33
Metro will be running until 11pm paid for by NUFC.

Soccer bus X50 will also run with additional very limited services post game (details tbc)
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(15/11/2016, 15:39)Ambassador Wrote: Metro will be running until 11pm paid for by NUFC.

Soccer bus X50 will also run with additional very limited services post game (details tbc)

There's more on www.nufc.com about public transport. They have quoted a piece from Nexus.

No buses apart from the X50 will run beyond 1900.
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(15/11/2016, 16:41)Andreos1 Wrote: There's more on www.nufc.com about public transport. They have quoted a piece from Nexus.

No buses apart from the X50 will run beyond 1900.

Whereas Nufc official statement said there'll be a limited post match service
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#36
(15/11/2016, 21:09)Ambassador Wrote: Whereas Nufc official statement said there'll be a limited post match service

Which is correct.

Go North East are definitely running services into the night, like last year.
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#37
(15/11/2016, 21:09)Ambassador Wrote: Whereas Nufc official statement said there'll be a limited post match service

Goodness knows.
I have other things on for Boxing Day, so don't plan on using public transport.

Looks like the usual joined up thinking!

Huw Lewis gave us this news:

Quote:Huw Lewis, Head of Communications and Customer Services at Nexus, said: "On Boxing Day bus operators provide a number of services on core routes throughout Tyne and Wear until around 7pm.

"Metro and the dedicated park and ride X50 'Soccer Bus' will operate this year thanks to support from Newcastle United, but other buses will not be running after the game and there are no national rail services.

"We are working together to make supporters aware of the local transport available so they can plan ahead and enjoy the game."
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#38
Stagecoach have started putting info on their website for the holidays. Boxing Day services between 10:00 and 18:00 only as usual
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#39
Just messaged Arriva who said that they won't be operating extra match services as they can't predict the demand?????!!!!

Unless they can't get the drivers, they'd be mad not to and the drivers would most likely end up having to rev the t**s of whatever is allocated if they ran a small number of the routes!

Could easily operate the following:
- 308 at 22:10 to Billy Mill (single deck) followed by 22:15 service to Blyth.
- X10 at 22:15 to Blyth operating via 43 route between Newcastle and Cramlington then resuming normal route. Additional service (single deck) at 22:10 between Newcastle and Cramlington only. Would also operate via Northburn between Cramlington and Laverock Hall.
- X21 to Ashington at 22:15 with buses operating a loop around Stakeford covering parts of X22 route.
- X16 to Morpeth at 22:15 via X22 route to Bedlington, then non-stop to Stannington joining the A1 then normal route to Morpeth.
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(16/11/2016, 20:43)L469 YVK Wrote: Just messaged Arriva who said that they won't be operating extra match services as they can't predict the demand?????!!!!

Unless they can't get the drivers, they'd be mad not to and the drivers would most likely end up having to rev the t**s of whatever is allocated if they ran a small number of the routes!

Could easily operate the following:
- 308 at 22:10 to Billy Mill (single deck) followed by 22:15 service to Blyth.
- X10 at 22:15 to Blyth operating via 43 route between Newcastle and Cramlington then resuming normal route. Additional service (single deck) at 22:10 between Newcastle and Cramlington only. Would also operate via Northburn between Cramlington and Laverock Hall.
- X21 to Ashington at 22:15 with buses operating a loop around Stakeford covering parts of X22 route.
- X16 to Morpeth at 22:15 via X22 route to Bedlington, then non-stop to Stannington joining the A1 then normal route to Morpeth.

An average attendance of over 50,000 so far this season, so they're straight up lying to you there. If buses run, people will use them, especially if their only alternative is a taxi. I'm sure that, if they were offering a good enough pay, they could find drivers willing to drive the buses.
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