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September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
July 2017 Go North East
Having sustained severe fire damage in Ovington whilst operating "Tynedalexpress" service X84, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Hexham Depot.
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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/11403833724/
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
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.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery, providing spare coverage in the event of a branded vehicle being unavailable for service.
March 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, acting as the fleet livery spare vehicle for services X20 and X50 (for which similar 5229 - 5232 are route branded).
February 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.
September 2018 Go North East
Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Saltmeadows Road Depot. As this vehicle has not been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, it is anticipated that this vehicle will see minimal use on normal commercial services.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street, this vehicle should see primary allocation to services 28/28A. This transfer has taken place due to contract changes resulting in services 67/69 at Riverside requiring Euro 5 emission vehicles. Once similar Optare Versa 8307 - 8309 are fitted with Euro 6 SCRTs, this vehicle will return to Riverside.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain orange base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Hexham Depot. As part of ongoing improvements to services in Hexham, "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85 will receive an upgraded Mercedes Citaro allocation, with the... see more
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery.