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As part of ongoing improvements to on-bus facilities and customer experience, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
November 2015 Go North East
A minor re-branding scheme has taken place on the vehicles which carry the green variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for service Q3, which sees further Great Park related vinyls being added to each vehicle.
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This vehicle has received "Quaylink" branding. It carries the green variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for service Q3.
July 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will operate the services commercially. The services will be revised to expand upon Go North East's current network of services. The current "QuayLink" Q1 service from Newcastle Central Station to Gateshead will merge with "The Orbit" branded 51/52 services, and will be re-numbered Q1/Q2. The current "QuayLink" Q2 service from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to St Peter's Basin will be merged with "Great Park & Ride" service X40, and will be re-numbered Q3. As such, all of the "QuayLink" and "The Orbit" branded vehicles will be repainted with a fresh coat of yellow and the branding will be revised accordingly. The two former Deptford-based "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas will also be repainted as part of this scheme and the rise in the combined PVR of the current "The Orbit" and "QuayLink" branded services.
February 2015 Go North East
All of Saltmeadows Road's operations have transferred to Riverside Depot, which has resulted in the transfer of this vehicle from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside. It is not yet known what the future will hold for Saltmeadows Road Depot, but maintenance and repairs, repaints and re-trims, and the storage of new vehicles, is still expected to be held at Saltmeadows Road Depot for the foreseeable future.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle's wrap advertisement for Living Spaces has been removed.
December 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has gained a wrap advertisement for Living Spaces.
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This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. The Dennis Dart/Caetano vehicles that were operating this service on a temporary basis have been returned to the hirer.
August 2010 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "QuayLink" branding, with sub-branding for services Q1/Q2.
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This vehicle, which carries a plain yellow base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle has an engine which is to the state of the art Euro V EEV (Enhanced Environmental Vehicle) specification, and is to be deployed on the recently awarded "QuayLink" contract (which was previously operated by Stagecoach North East with Designline Olymbus diesel-electric hybrid vehicles manufactured in New Zealand). The operation of "QuayLink" services Q1/Q2 transferred to Go North East on 18th July 2010, and has seen a temporary allocation of Dennis Dart SLF/Caetano Nimbus vehicles, numbered 9152 - 9161, pending delivery of the new Optare Versas. This vehicle is also equipped with Next Stop Announcement TFT monitors and speakers, as supplied by Hanover Displays.
September 2006 Go North East
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.
September 2010 Go North East
The colour section of this vehicle's destination display was fitted to the wrong side of the display in build, meaning that the route number was not being displayed in colour. The destination display on this vehicle has now been modified so that the colour route number panel is on the correct side of the display.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a striking two-tone yellow and green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement screens, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected that the vehicle will transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.