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October 2018 Go North East Photograph by Exploring North East Buses
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
October 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
November 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
November 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by durham bus man
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Following repaint into Go North East's corporate livery, this vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street; this vehicle will be primarily allocated to services 13/14, X22 and X25, allowing the cascade of older examples of the same vehicle type to another depot.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, having previously carried "Tynedalexpress" branding. This example carries the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round". It has been released for cascade from Hexham Depot, where it was previously allocated to, following the entry into service of the refurbished Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro vehicles on "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
September 2013 Go North East
Having been out of service whilst undergoing repaint and refurbishment, this vehicle has now returned to service at Hexham Depot, seeing primary allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
September 2013 Go North East
To attract passengers from Arriva North East's 685 service; this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi, offering a more premium service specification for customers on Go North East's new "Tynedalexpress" X84/X85 services between Newcastle and Hexham.
August 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to the launch of the new "Tynedalexpress" X84/X85 services next month, this vehicle has gained "Tynedalexpress" branding with sub-branding for services X84/X85. "Tynedalexpress" services X84 and X85 link the Tyne Valley and Newcastle with faster routes and great value fares. Each service operates hourly, yielding two buses per hour between Newcastle, Denton Burn, Corbridge and Hexham. The X85 service is designed to compete with Arriva North East's long-established 685 service, which operates hourly between Newcastle and Carlisle, via Hexham.
August 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily removed from service at Chester-le-Street Depot. It has been sent to Thornton Brothers, Ashington, for internal refurbishment, prior to cascade elsewhere within the fleet.
August 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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After 11 months of the experimental OK1 service operating; Go North East extended the service from Darlington to Middlesbrough, providing a direct bus link from the Wear Valley area, and to attract new users. The service was revised to terminate at Bishop Auckland northbound, as this corridor faced the biggest competition with Arriva North East, and just four journeys per day started/terminated at Crook. Whilst passenger numbers grew initially, numbers remained low except for a few busy journeys and as such, Go North East decided that the service was not sustainable to operate in the longer term. As such, the company withdrew the service after an 18-month period of operation, after the final journey on Saturday 10th August 2013. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Crook Depot to Chester-le-Street, in a reserve capacity, until due for repaint.
January 2012 Go North East Photograph by stueybish
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This vehicle has gained "The OK Expressway" branding, with sub-branding for service OK1. Following the unexpected death of Wade Emmerson Snr. in August 1994, Go-Ahead purchased the company's operations from the majority shareholder of OK, Wade Emmerson Jnr., for £5.4 million in April 1995.
January 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to the Crook outstation.
December 2011 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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Ahead of the launch of a new experimental bus service, numbered OK1, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain maroon and cream base livery. Go North East plans to make a return to the town of Bishop Auckland, after almost six years of the company selling its operations to Arriva North East. The new OK1 service aims to provide a new bus link from St Helen Auckland and West Auckland to Darlington, and a faster service from Crook and Bishop Auckland, in competiton with Arriva North East.
November 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has had its "Swift" branding removed, and now carries generic "Prince Bishops" branding, for service 20.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a purple base livery with silver detailing, and has also received "Prince Bishops Swift" branding, for service X20. The branding is very similar to the branding carried by the main vehicles allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20, with minor differences to differentiate the two different services.
February 2006 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entry into service, this vehicle has received sub-branding for services X20/X50.
January 2006 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries Go North East's corporate livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service. It features high-backed Esteban Civic V3 seating.
November 2015 Go North East
Although originally intended to be loaned for the Durham Lumiere event, this float/reserve vehicle has been absorbed into the main service fleet at Chester-le-Street Depot as a replacement for Dennis Trident/East Lancs Lolyne 3868 (W178 SCU) which has been withdrawn due to engine issues.
November 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "TEN" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. As part of ongoing improvements to services on the Tyne Valley, Go North East will re-brand its "TEN" 10/10A/10B/10X services as "Tyne Valley Ten" on a green base livery, moving away from the silver livery which the vehicles allocated to these services have carried... see more
November 2010 Go North East
To simplify the services on the Coast Road corridor, services 75/76 will be withdrawn from 13th November 2010. Between Newcastle and North Shields, the services will be replaced by a brand new 310 service, operating every every 15 minutes and serving Coast Road, High Farm, Battle Hill, Middle Engine Lane, Norham Road, Verne Road and Meadow Well. Combined with the existing "Cobalt... see more
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