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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot.
August 2011 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "SimpliCity" branding.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, 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 HBN) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXO). Equipped with Next Stop Announcements, this vehicle will be allocated to Deptford Depot, for use on "SimpliCity" services 36 and 42.
September 2016 Go North East
Since the withdrawal of Oxfordshire County Council subsidies on 20th July 2016, Thames Travel has been operating the Bicester Town bus services 22 and 23 on a commercial basis. These services run at a loss of approximately £4,500 per week and therefore this decision was a temporary arrangement, while Thames Travel continued discussions with several local stakeholders to pool existing... see more
September 2016 Go North East
With roadworks having been completed in Durham City Centre, "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 are reverting back to their usual timetables and hence there has been a PVR reduction at Deptford Depot. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.