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July 2019 Go North East Photograph by Ryan Lawrence
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In order to convert the operation of service 19 from single-deck to minibus, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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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 Percy Main Depot to Deptford, where it will see primary allocation to service 238 (Sunderland - Houghton-le-Spring), as well as acting as a spare vehicle for services 33/33A (The Docks - Silksworth via City Centre).
May 2017 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw this vehicle cascade from Stanley Depot to Percy Main, this vehicle has had its Next Stop Announcement equipment removed. The equipment is planned to be better utilised on other vehicles in the fleet, and will be re-fitted in the coming weeks.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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Following repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery; this vehicle has transferred to Percy Main, where it will be allocated to the newly gained Nexus contracts for services W1/W1A and 333.
March 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of former Go Cornwall Bus Optare Solo M920/Optare 713 (WK59 CWY) at Stanley Depot; this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, ahead of impending cascade to Percy Main, where it will be allocated to the newly gained Nexus contracts for services W1/W1A and 333. This example carries the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements"
February 2015 Go North East
All of Consett's operations have transferred to Stanley Depot, which has resulted in the transfer of this vehicle from Consett Depot to Stanley. There have been no changes to any of the "Venture" branded services as a result of the closure of Consett Depot.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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This vehicle has entered service at Consett Depot, on the ?Venture? group of minibus services. On evenings and Sundays, they will additionally be allocated to service 15 (Consett - Durham), interworking with the V1 service.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received ?Venture? branding. Venture Transport was the largest independent bus operator in North East England. It operated services in the Derwent Valley between Consett and Newcastle upon Tyne. It was founded after World War I, and, on 1 May 1970, it was sold to the Northern General Transport Company with 86 buses. Shortly after deregulation, Go-Ahead Northern resurrected the Venture name for services operating from the former Venture depot in High Spen. Go North East has now introduced the brand identity again to promote its local services in the Consett area. The tagline of the brand identity is ?every venture takes you further? - promoting the various onward connections the local Venture services offer in key hubs such as Stanley and Consett.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a yellow base livery with a red cant rail, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £1,400,000, Go North East has ordered a batch of twelve Euro 5 Optare Solo SR M890/Optare minibuses to be launched on the Consett ?Venture? minibus network of services at Consett Depot. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating and ?Next Stop? audio-visual announcements.
March 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain burgundy base livery.
March 2016 Go North East
Following the entry into service of brand new Optare Solo SR minibuses at Percy Main on the "North Tyne Links" network of services, which have been re-branded as "indiGo", this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main.
March 2016 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain pink 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 £1,200,000, Go North East has ordered nine Optare Solo SR minibuses to be launched on the "North Tyne Links" network of services at Percy Main Depot. The services will be... see more
March 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain burgundy base livery.