Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5386
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
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Following service changes last month, this vehicle has received the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2. Although the PVR of "Quaylink" services Q1/Q2 was not affected by the service revisions, this allows generically branded Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8335 (NK11 HJF) to be used as a spare across services Q1/Q2 and Q3.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Having previously carried "Citylink" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a yellow 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. The Optare Versas surplus to requirements as a result of the PVR reduction will be deployed on the revised "Quaylink" Q3 service, which, following requests from stakeholders and passengers, will be extended from St Peter's Basin to Wallsend via Walker, offering a number of new travel opportunities.
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.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot, on "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. This bus also features free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding, with sub-branding for service 58 (Heworth - Newcastle - Hadrian Park).
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries an orange base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Gateshead in due course to be launched on service 58.
September 2017 Go North East
Following the loss of Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. Though originally expected to be withdrawn from 3rd September 2017; this vehicle will instead be retained until after the Great North Run, to assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements for this event (up to an additional 90 buses).
September 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
September 2016 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "indiGo" branding for the local network of services operating out of Washington Depot.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.