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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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 Deptford.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
June 2019 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw "Wear Xpress" service X5 re-numbered 55, and route revised between Doxford Park and Barnes Park to serve all stops via Silksworth, the "Wear Xpress" brand has been dissolved with the 55 service becoming an unbranded service. As a result, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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This vehicle has returned to service at Deptford Depot, where it will be allocated to "Wear Xpress" service X5 (Sunderland - Hartlepool).
March 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service; this vehicle has received "Wear Xpress" branding, with sub-branding for service X5 (Sunderland - Hartlepool).
March 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain maroon base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Deptford Depot for "Wear Xpress" service X5 (Sunderland - Hartlepool).
January 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "Durham Diamond" service 16, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service to be internally refurbished and repainted at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
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 "Durham Diamond" service 16, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Durham Diamond" branding, with sub-branding for services 16/16A (Durham - Stanley - Castleside). The new "Durham Diamond" brand replaces the current branding on "Diamond" services 43/44 and "Venture" service V8, coinciding with service changes which will take place at the end of October.
September 2015 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has lost its "Diamond" branding, having been repainted into a midnight blue base livery.
February 2012 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received "Diamond" branding, with sub-branding for services 43/44 (Durham - Newcastle).
January 2012 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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This vehicle has been transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley.
November 2011 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Ahead of the arrival of ex-London articulated Mercedes Citaros which are to be allocated to "Citylink" service 58, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery, where it is expected to be re-allocated to Stanley Depot for use on "Diamond" services 43/44.
April 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
March 2008 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding.
March 2008 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain gold base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
August 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery at Hogarths Coachworks, Birtley.
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 2018 Go North East
New to Southern Vectis in June 2007 as fleet number 455, this vehicle was previously in the fleet of Bluestar as fleet number 2455. It was released from Bluestar in line with the upgrade of the "Unilink" services to brand new Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro 400MMC vehicles, which has seen the re-allocation of the current "Unilink" vehicles to service 17 to allow the... see more