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June 2020 Go North East
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 Chester-le-Street.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Having previously worn a plain black base livery; this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery, and as a result has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, to resume its previous duties on the private scholars contract 850/851.
August 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Ahead of the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows Road. This vehicle transfer is as a result of new contractual requirements for some of the Nexus Miscellaenous Works services for the 2019/20 academic year, now requiring a higher capacity, which Go North East's dual-door configuration buses do not meet.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford, in order to operate a month-long Metro Replacement contract between South Shields and Chichester. No trains are currently running between these two platforms to allow for telecoms, platform and signalling upgrades in association with the new Sout Shields Interchange, due to re-open from Sunday 4 August.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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With surplus double-decks now being available at Deptford due to the commencement of the school holidays, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot back to Riverside.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following temporary loan to Hexham Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by stuart phin
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Tall Ships event, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Gobbiner
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light. As this vehicle is fitted with an LED destination display, it is also expected to see use on the Tall Ships internal site shuttle.
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
March 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of the former Go-Ahead London General Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs at Stanley; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Stanley, and, ahead of allocation to Riverside Depot for the Jewish Scholars private contract, are undergoing removal of advertisement frames, all internal and external vinyls removed, tidy-up black repaint, and having their tachographs calibrated.
May 2017 Go North East
Upcoming service changes in May will see the "Toon Link" brand encompass services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas. This vehicle has consequently received "Toon Link" branding, following repaint.
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Ahead of upcoming service changes in May, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery. From May 21st 2017; services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 will all be branded as "Toon Link" with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas (the latter of which will be allocated to certain running boards in order to provide a higher capacity on certain peak-time journeys where this is required).
October 2016 Go North East Photograph by Ghost-Tiger
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This vehicle has had its "Northern" branding removed, and hence now carries a plain red base livery with Go North East fleet names.
November 2015 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has received "Northern" branding, which is the new brand name for services 6 and X70/X71. As part of recent service changes, new service 6 was introduced as a replacement for the northern section of the old "Diamond" 43/44 services, so the name is appropriate for the route as well as commemorating the company's heritage with a fresh modern outlook on the "Northern" name.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted from Brighton & Hove's corporate livery into Go North East's corporate livery.
September 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the last batch delivered in May, Go North East has acquired two further Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles from sister Go-Ahead operating company Brighton & Hove. This vehicle, previously numbered previously numbered 613 within the Brighton & Hove fleet, has now arrived at Saltmeadows Road and is undergoing preparation for service within the Go North East fleet.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red and blue 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 Chester-le-Street Depot in due course. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating albeit with blue ‘Go’ fabric seat moquette opposed to the now-standard leather; two-colour Tarabus... see more
September 2012 Go North East
Ahead of impending cascade, this vehicle has been de-branded and as such no longer carries "Red Arrows" branding.
September 2019 Go North East
Following the loss of the single-deck Miscellaneous Works contracts operated from Saltmeadows; this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, in order to operate "Green Arrow" service 97, pending delivery of the new ADL Enviro200 vehicles next month.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.