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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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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 Hexham.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
July 2019 Go North East
In partnership with Gateshead Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
October 2017 Go North East
Following the end of the Masters Golf event which saw this vehicle allocated to a special shuttle service to support the event, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham. At Hexham, this vehicle will act as a spare vehicle for "Tyne Valley Ten" services 10/10A/10B/10X, replacing the older Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL currently serving this purpose at the depot.
September 2017 Go North East
Following completion of repaint and internal modifications (including fitment of tip-up seats for a buggy bay and fitment of 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements), this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside Depot. Though intended to be allocated to Hexham as a replacement for the older Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini vehicles which are allocated to the "TEN" group of services in the event of a branded vehicle being unavailable for service, this vehicle, as well as all of the other former "Tyne Tees Xpress" branded Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles, will temporarily be retained at Riverside to assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements which will see Go North East running an additional service (numbered MG1) to support the Masters Golf event at Close House from Wednesday 27th September until Sunday 1st October.
September 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "Tyne Tees Xpress" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, carrying the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
September 2017 Go North East
Following the introduction of new vehicles on services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough), this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service. Whilst temporarily withdrawn, this vehicle will undergo repaint as well as internal modifications, which will see the installation of tip-up seats to create a buggy bay as well as the fitment of 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements, better matching the internal specification of the buses allocated to "Tyne Valley Ten" services 10/10A/10B.
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.
August 2012 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Tyne Tees Xpress" branding, for services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough)
August 2012 Go North East Photograph by Jampot2
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This vehicle, which carries a striking maroon base livery with a gold painted 'X' towards the rear of the vehicle, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi and power sockets, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Gateshead Depot, for use on services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough).
August 2016 Go North East
As part of an ongoing partnership with Beamish Museum, this vehicle has received a promotional livery to advertise Beamish. The livery promotes connections to the museum from all around the region.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2013 Go North East
Upcoming service changes will see "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle. Ahead of impending transfer to Percy Main Depot for this PVR increase, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will... see more
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more