Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6308
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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Having been used on a special service operating for the Great North Run yesterday, this vehicle has now been allocated to services X9/X10 at Riverside Depot.
September 2017 Go North East
Though intended to be allocated to services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough) from Monday 11th September 2017, this vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on a special service operating for the Great North Run.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Hydro: NK08 MXY
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Prior to entering service; this vehicle has received "X9|X10" branding, featuring the tagline "Direct to the heart of the city". In order to combat the strong public perception that people who travel on public transport are beneath those on the Social Class hierarchy compared to those who travel by car, and to show car users that they do have some commonality with bus users, each vehicle with "X9|X10" branding will feature a different type of bus user. This example shows a stylish male commuter.
August 2017 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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So that the entire batch of vehicles are registered with '67' plate registration marks, only available for vehicles being registered from 1st September 2017 onwards, this vehicle has surrendered its original registration of NK17 GKD and has instead been re-registered as NK67 ECD.
August 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which carries a midnight blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of over £1.6m, this batch of vehicles have been ordered to upgrade "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9 and X10. These vehicles feature the latest technology, and are fitted with Volvo's new 5.1 litre D5K-240 engine, which is Euro 6 emission compliant. Internally; they feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with leather and soft topper foam for added comfort; four tables on the upper saloon; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats and on the stairwell, to provide extra light on the gangway. Like all new vehicles; they feature Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB connections as standard, though these vehicles also feature three-pin power sockets on the upper saloon tables.
October 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has lost its sub-branding for "Toon Link" services 11 and 31/32.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
October 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "angel" branding, with sub-branding for service 21 (Newcastle - Chester-le-Street - Durham).
October 2009 Go North East
To reflect changes to the route of service 39, the route details on the branding of this vehicle have been altered to read 'Pennywell - Royal Hospital - City Centre - Ryhope - Doxford International'.