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February 2014 Go North East
With the opening of the new Riverside Depot which replaces the old Gateshead and Winlaton Depots; eleven vehicles from Saltmeadows Road Depot have transferred to Riverside Depot (including this vehicle), due to the operation of various services being additionally transferred.
February 2014 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles at Percy Main on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service whilst being repainted.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received white Go North East fleet names.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle). When not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56, it should instead be allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20 as first priority.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £3,400,000; Go North East has ordered a batch of seventeen Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 double-deck buses to be launched on the “Cobalt Clipper” 309/310 services at Percy... see more
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle). When not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56, it should instead be allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20 as first priority.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle has received a full white front LED display.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
January 2016 Go North East
In January 2014; Go North East fitted a white LED destination display to Riverside-based Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5390 (NL63 YAY), as a trial to compare against the standard amber displays. Go North East has now fitted a larger display, with more LEDs, to this vehicle, as a trial to compare against 5390's white 144x19 display. It is a 160x24 display, which is the same size used in the rear... see more
January 2008 Go North East
In line with service changes effective 27th January 2008, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Gateshead. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays. In addition, it has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South... see more
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has gained private cherished registration mark X21 GNE. This vehicle's original registration, YN55 NFE, has now been held on retention.
January 2016 Go North East
Although originally expected to be withdrawn on Monday 18th January 2016, the CB1 shuttle service operated for an extended period until Monday 25th January 2016 and this vehicle continued to see use for a further few days following the withdrawal of the CB1 shuttle service. It has now been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, and has now been moved to Saltmeadows Road Depot whilst awaiting... see more