Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6940
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland International Airshow event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use, pending commencement of the new Nexus Miscellaneous Works scholars/works contracts in September. Further preparation for service will be undertaken during August to bring these vehicles up to Go North East's desired specification: Volvo B7TLs 6901 - 6919 will undergo full repaint into fleet livery and fitment of Hanover LED destination displays, Volvo B7TLs 6920 - 6934 will be fitted with Hanover LED destination displays, Volvo B7TLs 6935 - 6941 will receive Go North East fleet names on the EYMS base livery while 6939 will also be fitted with Hanover LED destination displays.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet to provide transport for the annual Sunderland International Airshow event. The Sunderland Airshow, held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018 across the city’s seafront, celebrates its 30th anniversary and includes colourful displays from the Red Arrows, the Typhoons and Spitfires. Go North East are contracted to provide Park & Ride services from sites at Downhill Sports Complex, Fulwell Quarry, the Stadium of Light and Deptford Terrace, with buses running every few minutes to Recreation Park at Seaburn, and Go North East are also operating extra express services from Sunderland City Centre (A1) and Washington (A2).
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle is one of a batch of 7 in the process of being amalgamated into the Go North East fleet, for exclusive use over the summer on Special Events and contracts (such as the Sunderland Tall Ships Park & Ride services). Beyond summer, it is expected that this vehicles and the others in its batch will be retained to operate Miscellaneous Works Nexus contracts from September 2018. It has been allocated fleet number 6940 at Go North East. It was new to Go-Ahead London General in June 2002 as fleet number PVL275, and was later purchased by Finglands in April 2009 where it was allocated fleet number 1804. It was acquired by East Yorkshire Motor Services in March 2014 as fleet number 595, after First Greater Manchester took over the operations of Finglands Coachways in February 2014.
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery at Hogarths Coachworks, Birtley.
August 2003 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched; this vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery, providing spare coverage in the event of a branded vehicle being unavailable for service.
August 2015 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Optare Solo SR vehicles on the "East Durham" network of services at Peterlee Depot, now branded as "indiGo", this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Hexham.