The Hunt for the Poppy Bus

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The Go North East Poppy Bus

  It’s not often I’m ahead of Ian when it comes to bus spotting, but with the newly repainted Go North East ‘Poppy Bus’ he’s having no luck. ‘The Poppy Bus’, registration NL63 YHO, fleet number 6086 has been travelling around the northeast for a couple of weeks now, occasionally on private hire but mainly […]

In Service Buses

Visiting York and Never Trust the Weather App

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Bus and Train Spotting Vlog at York

Do you plan your trips in part based on the weather forecast?  We do and in general, we trust the BBC Weather app on our phones.  It’s normally fairly accurate and can be the deciding factor between going out, staying home and even which destination.  Recently it outright lied to us. (We also discovered it […]

In Service Buses

It’s just too cold to look for buses on a recent trip to Hartlepool

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Bus vlog number 6 from Hartlepool, Cleveland.

  Do you find winter is a difficult time for going out to see buses?  We had this problem on a recent visit to Hartlepool.  In winter the buses are often covered in road dirt, the weather is generally less predictable, and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are any daylight hours at all.  It […]

General Blog

The New Go North East X9 Livery and Sunshine in Peterlee.

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Go North Easts NK67 EBD in the new X9 livery.

There are a lot of things I associate with Peterlee on the beautiful East Durham Coast, but sunshine in October isn’t normally one of them.  However the sun was shining as I ventured out down to the bus station in the hopes of filming at least one of the new livery X9/X10 double deckers.