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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 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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.
August 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
August 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "TEN" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. As part of ongoing improvements to services on the Tyne Valley, Go North East will re-brand its "TEN" 10/10A/10B/10X services as "Tyne Valley Ten" on a green base livery, moving away from the silver livery which the vehicles allocated to these services have carried since 2008. The new brand is designed to represent the picturesque Tyne Valley corridor and promotes the frequent buses to Metrocentre and Newcastle which the "TEN" group of services provide, up to every 10 minutes. The introduction of new vehicles on "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9/X10 will see some of the existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation cascade to the "TEN" group of services to make up the shortfall of the PVR on the "TEN" group of services (currently allocated fleet livery Volvo B7TLs).
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.
February 2013 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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This vehicle has entered service at Winlaton Depot.
February 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "TEN" branding.
February 2013 Go North East Photograph by maljoe
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This vehicle, which carries a silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi, power sockets, and Next Stop Announcement screens, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected that the vehicle will be allocated to Winlaton Depot, for use on the "TEN" group of services.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 42.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
August 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred to Brighton & Hove, on temporary loan, due to their requirement for coaches, to be used on scholars services and rail replacement. It has received fleet number 521 at Brighton & Hove.
August 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"