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September 2020 Go North East Photograph by Andy Burbidge Transport Photo's
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Washington.
September 2020 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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In line with the re-commencement of scholars services for the 2020/21 academic year; this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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. Services 13 and 25 at Chester-le-Street will now be operated by single-deck vehicles to assist in the release of double-deck vehicles for scholars. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated at Chester-le-Street 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 re-licensed, but remains out of service.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Coaster" services 1/1A, allowing the Volvo B5 Hybrid vehicles to be temporarily withdrawn from service owing to their unique nature and high maintenance costs (which are all outsourced to Volvo Bus & Coach).
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Following a reduction in service levels on "Toon Link" service 6, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street.
June 2019 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming services due to take place from 21 July 2019; this vehicle has now lost its "Toon Link" branding, having been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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In line with the operation of "Toon Link" services 6 and X31 transferring from Stanley Depot to Riverside, this vehicle has also transferred to Riverside.
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.
September 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Having previously carried sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Stanley - Newcastle); 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".
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by
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This vehicle has gained "Toon Link" branding, with sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Newcastle - Stanley). Upcoming service changes will see services X30/X31 and new peak-time service X32 introduced to the "Toon Link" brand.
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Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery, and is expected to join the "Toon Link" brand at the end of October.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL vehicles on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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Ahead of impending cascade due to the arrival of new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL vehicles which will see allocation to the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
September 2012 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main.
August 2012 Go North East
Ahead of impending transfer to Percy Main Depot, where it will see allocation to the "Cobalt Clipper" 309 (Newcastle - Blyth) and 310 (Newcastle - North Shields) services, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain silver base livery at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot.
February 2007 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "West Durham Swift" branding, for services 70 and X30/X31.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features high backed 'Civic V3' seating, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected that this vehicle will transfer to Stanley Depot.
July 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received branding for "Your MetroRadio".
July 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
July 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried a plain silver base livery, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. There are a number of changes to Go North East's services in the Gateshead and surrounding areas, from 24th July 2016. "Citylink" service 58 will be revised to operate every 12 minutes between Heworth and Newcastle only. To maintain the link between Newcastle and... see more
July 2010 Go North East
Pending delivery of nine yellow Optare Versas, with engines to the state of the art Euro V EEV (Enhanced Environmental Vehicle) specification, which are to be deployed on the recently awarded "QuayLink" contract (which was previously operated by Stagecoach North East with Designline Olymbus diesel-electric hybrid vehicles manufactured in New Zealand), this vehicle has arrived at... see more