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July 2018 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M900SL/Optare 723 (YD63 UZC) at Hexham, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service. A further Optare Solo is expected to be received from Dawson Rentals in the near future to allow for the withdrawal of similar 619 (NK55 RUW) and hence eliminate the Mini Pointer Dart vehicle type from the fleet.
March 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has received the revised "Tynedale Links" branding, in line with the launch of the new Optare Solo SR minibuses on some of the "Tynedale Links" network of services.
February 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Ahead of new Optare Solo SR minibuses arriving at Hexham Depot to upgrade some of the "Tynedale Links" services which currently operate with Transbus Mini Pointer Darts; this vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery with a blue strip above the windows, providing a consistent brand design with the new vehicles due for delivery shortly.
July 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the completion of internal modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, this vehicle has returned to service at Hexham Depot.
June 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to cascade to Hexham Depot for school contracts, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, and is receiving internal modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, which see new seats installed, complete with seatbelts.
January 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been retrofitted with Euro 5 Eminox modifications. This upgrades the vehicles from their current 'Euro 3' status.
January 2014 Go North East
Although it retains the taglines of the "Venture" network of services, this vehicle has now lost all "Venture" branding.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of brand new Optare Solo SR vehicles on Consett's "Venture" network of services, this vehicle has been released for cascade, and has transferred from Consett Depot to Peterlee, to allow the withdrawal of older Dennis MPDs.
August 2013 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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Following its recent repaint, this vehicle has received "Venture" branding again.
June 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Having previously carried "Venture" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a yellow base livery.
January 2013 Go North East Photograph by CumbrianJosh
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This vehicle has gained "Venture" branding.
October 2011 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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As a result of service changes, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Consett.
November 2010 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following transfer to Saltmeadows Road Depot, this vehicle has lost its "Venture" branding.
November 2010 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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As a result of service revisions to routes on the Tyne Valley corridor, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Saltmeadows.
October 2010 Go North East
A new outstation at Consett has commenced operation from 3rd October 2010, and has received an allocation of 12 MPDs from Stanley Depot. As a consequence, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Consett.
September 2010 Go North East
Having previously carried a maroon skirt, this vehicle has received a partial yellow repaint to remove the maroon skirt.
April 2010 Go North East Photograph by giantcheeseplant
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As a consequence of vehicles being acquired from Arriva North East with the swap of the operations at Ashington and Hexham, this vehicle has transferred from Winlaton Depot to Stanley.
May 2009 Go North East Photograph by Matt Edwards
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Winlaton.
May 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Stanley, for use on Consett's local "Venture" network of services.
May 2008 Go North East Photograph by giantcheeseplant
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This vehicle has been repainted into a yellow and maroon base livery.
February 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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New in 2005 with Redby Bus & Coach Ltd, this vehicle has been acquired and has entered service at Deptford Depot after acquisition of the company's local bus operations.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Washington, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
April 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a blue base livery, and has also received generic "Cobalt Clipper" and "Route19" branding, acting as a spare vehicle for both services.
April 2017 Go North East
Presently unbranded; this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, where it will see allocation to services 12/12A (Newcastle - Winlaton).
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Reliance Motor Services, Sutton on the Forest.