Go North East Fleet Go North East's 711
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. The 88/88A services were previously operated by the low-cost unit at Riverside Depot, and to replace the work in this unit at Riverside, the operation of the "Metrocentre Mini" M6/M7/M8 services has transferred across from Stanley. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Riverside.
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 on this corridor to every 20 minutes. The additional bus per hour will be numbered M6, and will run to South Stanley and South Moor, offering a direct bus to Metrocentre from these areas.
March 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot, where it will be allocated to "Venture" services V7/V8 (East Stanley/Fines Park - Metrocentre).
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone maroon and yellow base livery.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by EL1TE_
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New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 959 in September 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 221. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 711. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
Following service changes last month, this vehicle has received the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2. Although the PVR of "Quaylink" services Q1/Q2 was not affected by the service revisions, this allows generically branded Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8335 (NK11 HJF) to be used as a spare across services Q1/Q2 and Q3.
August 2016 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "indiGo North Tyne" services rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "indiGo North Tyne" branding. It lacks the Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement feature 'blobs' as featured on the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which entered service earlier this year, as it does not yet have either of these... see more
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more
August 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Hexham, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.