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March 2017 Go North East
As part of ongoing improvements to on-bus facilities and customer experience, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
July 2015 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has received "Quaylink" branding. It carries the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2.
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.
January 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Due to the service changes operational from Sunday 25th January 2015, a number of vehicles have been freed up, allowing for a number of transfers around the region. This includes the transfer of this vehicle from Deptford Depot to Riverside, where it will see allocation to "Great Park & Ride" service X40.
January 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of service changes in Sunderland due to commence later this month which will see "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C and "SimpliCity" service 42 merged to form one service, being allocated thirteen "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas, this vehicle has lost its "SimpliCity" branding, prior to its transfer out of Deptford Depot.
August 2011 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 42.
July 2011 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "SimpliCity" branding. Following the initial rollout of "SimpliCity" branding on service 36 earlier this month, using new Optare Versas 8319 - 8324, Go North East will now extend the brand to service 42 (Sunderland - Silksworth). The brand is designed to promote Go North East's services which make life easier for people living in Sunderland.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features audio-visual Next Stop Announcements, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a problem at the DVLA with registering this vehicle, it has been allocated a new registration mark (NK11 HDN) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXO). Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Deptford Depot.
June 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery.
June 2016 Go North East
Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
June 2012 Go North East
Ahead of the "Red Kite" brand being re-launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
June 2017 Go North East
In line with the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 transferring from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has also transferred to Chester-le-Street. Presently unbranded, they are due to receive "See it, Do it, Sunderland" branding imminently, with minor branding amendments. As a consequence, the existing "See it, Do it, Sunderland"... see more