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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by sean white
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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. The depots which were temporarily 'mothballed' for the duration of the crisis have now re-opened, except for Saltmeadows Road, which is where most of the National Express coaches are stored. The central works facility remains open as usual. Therefore, this vehicle has now transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main.
March 2020 Go North East
On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson placed the country on "lockdown", enforcing rules on people only leaving the house to shop for necessities, to exercise once a day, for medical needs or to provide care, or to travel to and from work (if they can't work from home). Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres have all been closed, as well as mass gatherings being banned, schools being closed, and sporting events being cancelled. Therefore, further changes were made to bus timetables from Saturday 28 March, reflecting a mass reduction in customer demand for buses. As part of these timetable revisions; Chester-le-Street, Percy Main and Washington Depots were temporarily 'mothballed' with services operated out of key depots Consett, Deptford (including Peterlee outstation) and Riverside (including Hexham outstation) only. Therefore, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Riverside.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a new two-tone blue base livery, having previously carried "indiGo" branding.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with Wi-Fi, partially meeting the standard specification of the newer "indiGo" branded Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which operate on "indiGo North Tyne" services 40/41 and 42/42A.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "indiGo North Tyne" services rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "indiGo North Tyne" branding. It lacks the Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement feature 'blobs' as featured on the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which entered service earlier this year, as it does not yet have either of these features.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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Having previously carried "Nexus" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain pink base livery. There are a number of changes to Go North East's services in the North Tyneside and surrounding areas, from 24th July 2016. Pheonix Coaches has been awarded with the contract to operate the entire Whitley Bay Town Network from both Go North East (W1/W1A and W3) and Arriva (59/359 and W2). As a result of losing the contract to operate the W1/W1A and W3 services, the four "Nexus" branded Optare Solo SRs which Go North East currently allocate to this service will be repainted pink. These four Optare Solos will join the "indiGo North Tyne" brand, due to changes associated with the services encompassed within this brand.
July 2014 Go North East
A low-cost unit - operational from 27th July 2014 - has been set up at Percy Main Depot which sees the transfer of "Nexus" branded Optare Solo SR M890s 625 (NK11 HBB), 627 (NK61 DBY) and 631 (NK61 FEU) from Saltmeadows to Percy Main. The work which moves with these vehicles includes the Monday - Saturday operation of services W1/W1A and W3, in addition to the Sunday operation of Nexus-secured services 32/32A.
July 2011 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
July 2011 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Nexus" branding.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a grey and red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a problem at the DVLA with registering this vehicle, it has been allocated a new registration mark (NK11 HBB) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FJE).
October 2017 Go North East
Due to the closure of Blaydon Bank between Shibdon Road and Widdrington Road from Saturday 21 until Wednesday 25 October, buses will be unable to run to normal route and will be diverted for the period of the works. During this time a shuttle bus will be serving the areas which cannot be served by services 12/12A, 49, 69 and 90 for the duration of the works. This vehicle has transferred from... see more
October 2019 Go North East
With Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles temporarily being allocated to service X30, this vehicle has now been displaced from the fleet at Consett. As such, it has transferred from Consett Depot to Riverside, serving as a temporary replacement vehicle for Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3974 (PJ02 PZA) which has been withdrawn due to MOT expiry.
October 2019 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "Green Arrow" branding.
October 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.