Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4920
September 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Ensign Bus Co., Purfleet.
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
To assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements over Bank Holiday weekend, which will see Go North East operating shuttle services for the Tall Ships event in Blyth, Cruise Ships, Kynren and the Soccerbus X50, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley. It should be used to release a double-deck vehicle for use in the Blyth Tall Ships event.
June 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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.
August 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "The 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 takes place around Western Gateshead in the 1800s, and is a piece of folklore regarding highwayman (robbers who stole from travellers, usually travelling by horse).
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched; this vehicle has been treated to a mid-life refurbishment at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, which includes an external repaint into a plain lime green base livery, and internal work including deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle, renewal of floor coverings, cleaning all seat frames and refurbishing seats, and repainting all ceiling covings, side panels, drivers cab and handpoles.
November 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot on "DFDS Seaways" service 327.
November 2014 Go North East
In line with a major network review in Sunderland due to take place from 25th January 2015, the "Silver Arrows" brand name will be withdrawn, with the revised 2/2A services instead operated by "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas. As there will be an increase in the number of Optare Versas required to operate the revised 2/2A services, "SimpliCity" service 61 will... see more
November 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery and the extended luggage bays on this vehicle have also been removed.
November 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has gained a revised version of the "Blaydon Racers" branding. The main change to the branding is the addition of a tagline promoting the 10-minute frequency of the "Blaydon Racers" 49/49B services.