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February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley, and has received sub-branding for the 43/44 services having received "The Diamond" branding whilst still based at Gateshead. The new branding replaces the temporary branding introduced to services 40, 43, 43A, 43B and 44 (vehicles wearing standard fleet livery with Stanley Shuttle vinyls applied), in line with the simplification of the services which operate between Durham and Newcastle, via Stanley.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Ahead of transfer to Stanley Depot where this vehicle will be allocated to "The Diamond" services 43/44, this vehicle has gained "The Diamond" branding, albeit without sub-branding for the 43/44 services. Early expansion of the Go-Ahead Northern empire saw the acquisition of certain smaller competing bus operators in North East England, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Northern acquired JH Hammell (Diamond) on 30th December 1994, which this brand refers to.
December 2006 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Metrocentre Mini" branding, for services M6/M7/M8. "Metrocentre Mini" is the new brand name being introduced for the direct and frequent services operating between Stanley and Metrocentre. Service changes, effective 21st May, will see "Venture" services V7/V8 re-numbered M7/M8, and the introduction of a new service to increase the frequency... see more
May 2012 Go North East
With the operation of "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C transferring to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has also transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, for a week-long trial on "The Castles Express" service X21 (Newcastle - Bishop Auckland), to compare against the Wright StreetDecks allocated to this service.
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a yellow and maroon base livery.