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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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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 Riverside.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Photograph by Snakebite90
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Service revisions came into effect from Sunday 26 January which saw revised bus workings at Riverside for operational efficiencies and to improve reliability on service 6. As such, this vehicle has now lost its "Citylink" branding, having been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, where it will see allocation to "Citylink" service 57 (Wardley - Hadrian Park).
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Prior to returning to service at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding, with sub-branding for service 57. The livery design has been slightly revised in line with the new features being available on the bus, and the cant rail has been revised to show the standardised design, with the text showing the words "Buses run early til late • Into the heart of the city up to every 20 minutes".
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain blue base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Riverside Depot.
March 2017 Go North East
Having been temporarily withdrawn from service, this vehicle has now been released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. The extensive refurbishment work includes, but is not limited to, external repaint; deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle; renewal of floor coverings; cleaning all seat frames and re-trimming seats into leather with USB sockets on the back of every seat; fitting blue accent lighting underneath seats to provide extra light on the gangway; and fitting Next Stop Announcements.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to being released for internal refurbishment and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
February 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "The 49" service 49, this vehicle has been stripped of "Blaydon Racers" branding prior to being released for internal refurbishment and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
January 2017 Go North East
Prior to impending cascade following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "The 49" service 49, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
December 2015 Go North East
To reflect frequency changes to Blaydon following service changes at the end of October 2015, this vehicle's tagline of 'up to every 10 minutes' has been altered to 'up to every 20 minutes'.
December 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which previously carried "Blaydon Racers" branding, has been repainted into a plain red base livery, and has also gained the revised version of the "Blaydon Racers" branding.
December 2014 Go North East
This vehicle was the prototype vehicle to trial the usage of Icomera free customer Wi-Fi on Go North East's services. Now that the vehicle is on "Blaydon Racers" services 49/49B and none of the other vehicles allocated to this service have free Wi-Fi, the kit is surplus to requirements and as such has been removed to be used on another vehicle in the fleet.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
October 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Winlaton, to upgrade the "Blaydon Racers" 49 service, allowing the dual-door Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs currently operating on this service to cascade elsewhere.
September 2012 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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Ahead of impending cascade, this vehicle has been de-branded and as such no longer carries "Red Arrows" branding.
December 2009 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. The vehicle re-gained "Red Arrows" branding at a later date.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
July 2007 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Arrows" branding.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, acting as a primary spare vehicle for "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham). It will also form the Sunday allocation of Nexus-secured services 135/136.
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 2016 Go North East
Following the last batch delivered in September 2015, Go North East has acquired two further Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles from sister Go-Ahead operating company Brighton & Hove, following the entry into service of brand new Wright StreetDeck vehicles on Brighton & Hove's 1 service. This vehicle, previously numbered previously numbered 617 within the Brighton & Hove... see more
June 2020 Go North East
Driver Training buses have been fitted with extra tables and re-deployed at depots as bait buses to allow better social distancing during drivers' breaks. This vehicle has therefore been reinstated at Riverside Depot.