Fleet 's
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley, and has received sub-branding for the 43/44 services having received "The Diamond" branding whilst still based at Gateshead. The new branding replaces the temporary branding introduced to services 40, 43, 43A, 43B and 44 (vehicles wearing standard fleet livery with Stanley Shuttle vinyls applied), in line with the simplification of the services which operate between Durham and Newcastle, via Stanley.
February 2007 Go North East
Ahead of transfer to Stanley Depot where this vehicle will be allocated to "The Diamond" services 43/44, this vehicle has gained "The Diamond" branding, albeit without sub-branding for the 43/44 services. Early expansion of the Go-Ahead Northern empire saw the acquisition of certain smaller competing bus operators in North East England, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Northern acquired JH Hammell (Diamond) on 30th December 1994, which this brand refers to.
January 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
October 2010 Go North East
As part of a re-branding scheme for the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain silver base livery.
October 2014 Go North East
As part of a minor re-branding scheme; this vehicle, which previously carried "Blaydon Racers" branding, has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone blue and white base livery.