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April 2019 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Presently retaining "Toon Link" branding pending award of the Nexus Miscellaneous Contracts effective September 2019, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Riverside, 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
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
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Upcoming service changes will see services 31/32 withdrawn and replaced by new services 12/12A, with minor route alterations to provide quicker journeys to Newcastle.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.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
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.
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 Matt D Williamson
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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.
August 2010 Go North East
After buying Arriva North East's operations from Hexham Depot in March, Go North East has worked closely with stakeholders to improve the service being provided for customers. As part of these improvements, this vehicle has been ordered to upgrade the 602 service, operating between Newcastle and Hexham. Currently devoid of route branding pending service changes later this month, this vehicle... see more
August 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Hexham Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside.
August 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. The Dennis Dart/Caetano vehicles that were operating this service on a temporary basis have been returned to the hirer.
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 Washington. It should be used to release a double-deck vehicle for use in the Blyth Tall Ships event.