Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6309
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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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
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 female student.
September 2017 Go North East
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 GKE and has instead been re-registered as NK67 ECE.
September 2017 Go North East
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.
November 2009 Go North East
Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. The vehicle re-gained "Red Arrows" branding at a later date.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside Depot for use on a free shuttle service which has been provided by Gateshead Council due to Springwell Road being resurfaced on Wednesday 11th November 2015 and Friday 13th November 2015 between 08:00 and 16:00.
November 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lime green base livery.
November 2013 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Washington. Although initially suggested that this vehicle will be used to upgrade "Washington Street Shuttle" services M2/M3; it will instead be used to upgrade "South Tyne" services 88/88A with the DAF... see more