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A ridiculously sparse arrangement of bus stops, next to old people’s homes! Despite being slightly up from the junction with North View, buses turning right into North View don’t pick up or set down at the stop currently used by services going down Whickham Bank. The bus stop sign at least should be moved backwards up the hill a few yards and then Go Northeast won’t have an excuse for not stopping the 69 and 97 there before turning right. And the stop for going south up the hill is one the wrong side of the junction. That means a 69 coming along North View passes a stop 300 metres before the junction, then goes up Whickham Bank and along Whickham Front Street before getting to another stop, almost a thousand metres later. Remember the 69 is a hospital service, running to the QE at Sherriff Hill, so should be stopping a bit more conveniently. There’s a large multi-storey old persons’ complex near these stops. The situation for the 97 is even worse, as the next stop is quite a way up Fellside Road. An additional southbound stop with a lay-by could be created on Fellside Road, just south of Fellside Court, where there is a wide pavement. Its northbound equivalent could be at the top of the bank, next to the grassy area, again with a lay-by. Both these stops would benefit the M6 service which comes up the bank and turns into Fellside Road.

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