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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by 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.
April 2020 Go North East Having sustained defects which will take some time to repair, this vehicle has been taken out of service. It is expected to be formally delicensed closer to the end of the month, in order to allow the company to claim a tax refund.
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.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding.
September 2019 Go North East This vehicle has been repainted into a new two-tone blue base livery, having previously carried Go North East's 2016 fleet livery.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little Coasters" services 40/41/42.
May 2019 Go North East Upcoming vehicle transfers will see this vehicle re-allocated to Percy Main to be allocated to services 11 and 40/41/42. As such; ahead of this transfer taking place, this vehicle has been fitted with free Wi-Fi.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Having been fitted with the original yellow 'flash' style tagline, which was subsequently amended based on poor visibility of the wording used on the tagline, it has now been stripped and instead fitted with a tagline in the new style. This example now carries the "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board" variant.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. The design sees vinyls added above the windows in a yellow 'flash' to reflect the quality and customer values of Go North East. There will be different variations of the tagline, and this bus has the "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times." variant.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by The recent renewal of Nexus contracts has seen a change in the contractual requirements of some Nexus-secured services. One of the changes to contractual requirements is that vehicles allocated to these services no longer have to carry "Nexus" branding. As such; this vehicle, having previously carried "Nexus" branding, has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
February 2015 Go North East All of Saltmeadows Road's operations have transferred to Riverside Depot, which has resulted in the transfer of this vehicle from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside. It is not yet known what the future will hold for Saltmeadows Road Depot, but maintenance and repairs, repaints and re-trims, and the storage of new vehicles, is still expected to be held at Saltmeadows Road Depot for the foreseeable future.
December 2011 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
December 2011 Go North East Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Nexus" branding.
December 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. It will be allocated to Saltmeadows Road Depot's low-cost unit comprising of Nexus-secured services.

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June 2007 Go North East This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery.
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... see more
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... see more
June 2016 Go North East This vehicle was previously in the fleet back in March 2016 for a one-month period, when it was allocated to Deptford Depot to evaluate performance against the Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicle type on "Prince... see more
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... see more
June 2016 Go North East Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
June 2015 Go North East This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under... see more
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... see more
June 2016 Go North East This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).