Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 9099
May 2017 Go North East
Though originally planned to return to Go North East following completion of annual PSV preparation and test; Go North East have obtained enough data from this vehicle to compare it against other competing double-deck vehicle types on the market, and as such, it will not return to service with the company.
April 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has temporarily been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot, to be returned to Optare for annual PSV preparation and test.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by dbp dearingbuspix
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This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, for further trials on "Angel" service 21.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "TEN" services 10A/10B at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Washington, where it will undergo further trials on "Red Arrows" service X1 whilst some of Washington's own "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs have AVID e-fans installed.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "Angel" service 21 at Chester-le-Street Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Riverside, where it will undergo a similar four week trial on "TEN" service 10.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "Red Arrows" service X1 at Washington Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Chester-le-Street, where it will undergo a similar four week trial on "Angel" service 21.
September 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot, where it will undergo a four-week trial on "Red Arrows" service X1, to compare against the current Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation.
September 2016 Go North East
Having first been trialled by First South Yorkshire, where it was allocated fleet number 35000 and allocated to service X78, this vehicle has joined Go North East's fleet for a period of up to four months. The Optare MetroDecker is an integral double-decker bus designed by English bus manufacturer Optare. The MetroDecker was designed as the spiritual successor to the Optare Olympus double-decker which was discontinued in 2011. The MetroDecker is powered by the same Euro VI Mercedes-Benz OM934LA engine as the Wright StreetDeck. In a break from the norm for Optare, an Allison transmission option is not available for the MetroDecker, with the ZF EcoLife transmission fitted.
July 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.
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more
July 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill area, where all of these services operate. The story... see more