Back To The Drawing Board!
In came "normal" low tech but reliable diesel buses in a matching yellow livery ...
Would this be the end of Quaylink? Would the cavalry reach the beleaguered fort in time? Would the authorities find a bag or two of pound coins in the back of a cupboard? Would GoAhead pull some sort of scheduling rabbit out if its corporate hat?
Answer, non of these. GoAhead's cunning plan began with a reduction of service from every 10 to every 15 minutes on each route.
Then the Q1 was joined with a Gateshead local route, the 51 and 52 previously branded "Orbit".
So what about the former Q2. Just to confuse everybody that is linked to the Great Park and Ride X40, ...
From here the old X40 and the new Q3 whisk you happily every 15 minutes into the city and beyond via the Newcastle Quayside to St Philips Basin.
Next Tyneside Quayside blog : Friday 10th December
sing praises to our heavenly Lord
who hath made heaven and earth of nought,
and with his blood mankind hath bought.
Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
born is the King of Israel.