Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Gannin Along The Scotswood Road (2)
Looking at Go Ahead North East bus pictures, there seem to be plenty of vehicles labelled "Blaydon Racers" which, without too much strain on the imagination, might be gannin to Blaydon.
fbb thinks there was/is a 12A to go with the 12!
What the above probably shows is the danger and/or success of branding in practice. Clearly some of the above must have been a wrong allocation of vehicles and, possibly, some are services that no longer operate.
An article dated 2012 announces the arrival of a "new" service called "The Blaydon Racers" ...
It is a loop; but buses change their number part way round and the ten minute wait at Winlaton means travelling the "long way round" offers littler advantage. In reality you have a 30 minute service via Blaydon to Winlaton and a 30 minute service to Winlaton but NOT via Blaydon/
Changing numbers part way round a loop is quite unusual. Again we only have a google-derivative map to help us.
Maybe it is all to do with the early morning 49C?
But here is the 12 and 12A ...
But look closely at the map.It really IS gannin along the Scotswood Road (on the north bank of the river) crossing the replacement for the chain bridge ...... and depositing you at Blaydon bus station. From here you would need to change to a 10/10A/10B and then walk to the estate where the races were once held.By the way, there is some evidence that the 49 is now branded ...... as "The 49" ...... sometimes!
Written With Feeling
Hulleys, Derbyshire independent, have just announced a fares rise. The boss explains:-
Tomorrow we go to The Netherahmds
Next Metro blog : Wednesday 13th October