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February 2018 Go North East
To ensure that the premium features such as free Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB charging points advertised on "The Blaydon Racer" services 12/12A, "The Crusader" services 26/27 and "Citylink" service 57 are consistently made available to passengers, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside. It has been replaced in the fleet at Washington by one of three former "Coaster" branded Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicitys which have recently cascaded to Washington to act as the spare vehicles for "Connections4" service 4 and "Whey Aye Five 0" services 5/50.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has returned to service at Washington Depot.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to returning to service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
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This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into Go North East's corporate base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Washington Depot.
November 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Washington Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. The extensive refurbishment work includes, but is not limited to, external repaint; deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle; renewal of floor coverings; cleaning all seat frames and re-trimming seats into leather with USB sockets on the back of every seat; fitting blue accent lighting underneath seats to provide extra light on the gangway; and fitting Next Stop Announcements.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following temporary transfer to Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has returned to service at Washington Depot.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
February 2017 Go North East
Acting as a spare vehicle for "Connections4" service 4, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
February 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Washington.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2016 Go North East Photograph by aureolindn
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Due to changes associated with Nexus miscellaneous works contracts, Go North East has lost the contract to operate scholars service 151 (St. Teresas RC Primary School - Benton Front Street), 158 (Great Park - Gosforth East Middle School) and workers service 792 (Blackhall Mill - Tyneview Park DSS Longbenton). As such; this vehicle has been release for cascade from Riverside Depot to Washington, where it will become a dedicated spare vehicle for "Connections4" service 4, releasing a Scania L94UB/Wright Solar currently in this capacity to another depot.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
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Having previously carried a plain silver base livery, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. It should act as a primary spare vehicle for services at Riverside Depot which are allocated Mercedes Citaros: "Blaydon Racers" service 49, "Citylink" service 57 and "Crusader" service 27.
May 2016 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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As a result of service revisions at Deptford Depot and the change in allocation to some of Deptford's services, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside. Until July 2016, this vehicle will act as an additional spare vehicle for "Crusader" service 27, "Blaydon Racers" service 49 and "Citylink" service 57.
May 2016 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
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Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
May 2016 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Deptford Depot, following temporary loan to Peterlee.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to operate "Wear Tees Xpress" service X7, whilst two branded Mercedes Citaros are VOR.
January 2015 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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In line with a major network review in Sunderland commencing 25th January 2015; this vehicle is now allocated to service 61, operating between Sunderland, Dalton Park and Murton. At the moment, it carries no route branding.
November 2014 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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In line with a major network review in Sunderland due to take place from 25th January 2015, the "Silver Arrows" brand name will be withdrawn, with the revised 2/2A services instead operated by "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas. As there will be an increase in the number of Optare Versas required to operate the revised 2/2A services, "SimpliCity" service 61 will instead be allocated Mercedes Citaros 5320 - 5324, with a new 'shopper hopper' style brand introduced on a silver base. As such; ahead of these changes, this vehicle has now been repainted into a plain silver base livery.
November 2012 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has received "Silver Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for services 2A/2C. The new and improved 10-minute frequency has been added to the cant rail, promoting the more regular service provided between Sunderland City Centre and Washington, via Chester Road and Penshaw.
October 2012 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of service changes taking place on 11th November 2012, which will see the frequency of "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C to be increased to provide a bus on each route every 20 minutes (providing a combined 10-minute frequency between Sunderland City Centre, Chester Road and Penshaw), this vehicle has undergone repaint into a plain silver base livery. The bodywork panels had been suffering from corrosion and needed to be replaced, so was repainted free of charge under warranty.
May 2012 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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With the operation of "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C transferring to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has also transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford.
October 2008 Go North East Photograph by Will Swain
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C. Introduced from 26th October 2008; these services have partly replaced the old 73/74 circular services, with the link to Teal Farm in Washington being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers, and replaced by a new Go North East secured service operating under contract to Nexus.
October 2008 Go North East
Prior to entering service; this vehicle has received "Silver Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for services 2A/2C. The "Silver Arrows" brand name has been introduced to complement the well-established "Red Arrows" service - together with the "Red Arrows" X2 service, the "Silver Arrows" 2A/2C services will provide a luxury bus service every ten minutes between Sunderland, Hastings Hill and Washington.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It is of 'Gold Standard' specification; featuring full CCTV coverage and recording, information screens, and comfortable seats for all including priority seating with a wheelchair bay for elderly and disabled customers.
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Kite" branding, with sub-branding for service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill). As part of the company's 2014/15 financial year, Go North East has invested in 10 brand new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles to upgrade "Red Kite" services 45/46. "Toon Link" service 47 will be... see more
May 2015 Go North East
Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot on "Coast & Country" services 8/78.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
May 2017 Go North East
Upcoming service changes in May will see the "Toon Link" brand encompass services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas. This vehicle has consequently received "Toon Link" branding, following repaint.