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April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Green Arrow" service 97, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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Following the loss of the single-deck Miscellaneous Works contracts operated from Saltmeadows; this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, in order to operate "Green Arrow" service 97, pending delivery of the new ADL Enviro200 vehicles next month.
April 2019 Go North East
Presently retaining "Toon Link" branding pending award of the Nexus Miscellaneous Contracts effective September 2019, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Saltmeadows Road, in order to operate school and works contracts. This has in turn allowed for the ex-Go South Coast Mercedes Citaros previously allocated to the school and works contracts to transfer to Hownsgill to operate service X30 (Stanley - Newcastle).
April 2019 Go North East
Upcoming vehicle transfers will see this vehicle re-allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts. As such; this vehicle has had its free Wi-Fi equipment removed, in order to allow it to be installed onto another vehicle.
October 2017 Go North East
In order to improve the customer experience on "Toon Link" services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71, which all provide links between Newcastle, Stanley and Consett, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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Having previously carried sub-branding for services 12/12A (Newcastle - Winlaton); this vehicle has had these vinyls stripped and new vinyls added, sporting the taglines "For city centre shops and leisure" and "Frequent buses to Newcastle".
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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With "Toon Link" service 12 being upgraded with the former "Blaydon Racers" branded Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro vehicles, now internally refurbished and repainted into a plain black base livery, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley. Upcoming service changes in May will see the "Toon Link" brand encompass services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas (the latter of which are currently undergoing repaint). This vehicle's sub-branding for service 12 is planned to be stripped and replaced with new branding imminently.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Upcoming service changes will see services 31/32 withdrawn and replaced by new services 12/12A, with minor route alterations to provide quicker journeys to Newcastle. such, this vehicle has received sub-branding for services 12/12A (Newcastle - Winlaton), ahead of the service changes later this month.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has lost its sub-branding for "Toon Link" services 11 and 31/32.
June 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received sub-branding for "Toon Link" services 11 and 31/32.
May 2015 Go North East
Following the entry into service of brand new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles on the "Red Kite" 45/46 services at Stanley Depot, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
March 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Go North East has ordered ten Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles for the "Red Kite" 45/46 services. Prior to the new vehicles entering service and the consequent cascade of this vehicle, it has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
July 2012 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received revised "Red Kite" branding, with sub-branding for services 45/46 (Newcastle - Consett).
May 2012 Go North East Photograph by tvtphotos
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Ahead of the "Red Kite" brand being re-launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot.
February 2007 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "Red Kite" branding.
February 2007 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. Once prepared for service, it is expected that the vehicle will transfer to Stanley Depot.
June 2020 Go North East
From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Deptford.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will... see more
June 2020 Go North East
With most scholars services in Tyne & Wear returning to operation from Monday 15 June, re-allocations have taken place to accommodate the operation of all of these services. Service 4274 in County Durham will also return to operation from this date, so this vehicle has been consequently reinstated at Deptford Depot.