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May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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 be allocated to the revised X6/X7 services and the enhanced X20 service (which now runs all day Monday to Saturday instead of at peak-times only). "X-lines" is a new brand identity introduced to house express or limited-stop services and is designed to provide a more premium customer experience. Following transfer to Deptford Depot, this vehicle also received "X-lines" branding, with sub-branding for services X6/X7 and X20, promoting the fast links between Sunderland and Peterlee or Durham, which these services offer. Whilst the majority of branded buses will now include advertisement frames as standard, "X-lines" branded buses will not include these, aiming to make them stand out against standard local buses. Each bus has a different message on the rear, with this example promoting the 'creature comforts' available on "X-lines" buses, such as comfortable seats, free Wi-Fi and USB charging points, as well as 'next stop' audio-visual announcements.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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Ahead of upcoming service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has lost its "indiGo" branding having been repainted into a new four-colour base livery. The livery is mostly gold-based at the front, with a berry colour at the rear. Prior to being repainted the bus was also fitted with USB charging sockets at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
March 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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This vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot.
March 2016 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "indiGo" branding for the local network of services operating out of Percy Main Depot.
March 2016 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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 re-branded as "indiGo", promoting connections to Whitley Bay, Cobalt, Newcastle and beyond. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with e-leather; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats, to provide extra light on the gangway. They are also fitted with free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
March 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of former Go Cornwall Bus Optare Solo M920/Optare 711 (WK59 CWW) and 712 (WK59 CWX) at Stanley Depot; 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 2008 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain green base livery.
March 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery.
March 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Coaster" branding for services 1 and 2 (Gateshead - Newcastle - Byker - Wallsend - Whitley Bay).