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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 Deptford.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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
As a result of service changes, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford.
May 2019 Go North East
Following the service revisions last weekend, a number of vehicles were unable to transfer to their new depots on Sunday 19 May due to being off service, instead transferring following completion of repairs. This vehicle has now transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside, where it will primarily be allocated to service 33 (Newcastle - Hollywood Avenue), as well as acting as a spare vehicle for "Metrocentre Mini" services M6/M7/M8.
August 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
January 2018 Go North East
Following the cascade of Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 648 (NL63 XZV) from Stanley Depot to Riverside, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford in exchange for Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 628 (NK61 DBZ) which is now allocated to Riverside. It aims to allow fleet numbers of minibuses to be consecutively numbered, following the transfer of similar Optare Solo SR M900/Optare 637 (NK12 HCD) to Deptford to operate the Nexus-secured 516 service between South Shields and South Tyneside Hospital.
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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Following the completion of the repainting programme for the former "Venture" branded minibuses cascaded to Percy Main; this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Riverside, enabling the cascade and withdrawal of further Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer vehicles from the fleet.
March 2017 Go North East
In line with service changes which have seen Nexus-secured service 353 revised to operate commercially and part of Percy Main's "indiGo North Tyne" network as an extension of service 42, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main. At Percy Main; this vehicle will allow two of the existing spare "indiGo" branded Optare Solo SR M890/Optare vehicles to instead form part of the PVR of the "indiGo North Tyne" 40/41/42/42A services, with this vehicle instead becoming the spare.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see Nexus-secured service 353 revised to operate commercially and part of Percy Main's "indiGo North Tyne" network as an extension of service 42; this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, having previously carried "Nexus" branding. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
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.
September 2012 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
August 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Nexus" branding. Whilst it does not carry specific sub-branding, this vehicle should remain allocated to service 353, owing to a higher capacity being contractually required on this service.
August 2012 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.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a striking two-tone yellow and green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi 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 transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot.
September 2013 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new brand... see more
September 2012 Go North East
As a temporary measure, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford. The vehicle has been de-branded, so now no longer carries "Red Arrows" branding.
September 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a midnight blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £2,000,000, Go North East has ordered a batch of eleven Euro 5 Mercedes Citaro heavy-weight single-deckers to be launched on ?MetroLINK? service M1 at Washington Depot. These... see more