Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6936
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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With most scholars services in Tyne & Wear returning to operation from Monday 15 June, re-allocations have taken place to accommodate the operation of all of these services. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside.
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 re-licensed, but remains out of service.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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
In order to isolate dual-door configuration buses at Saltmeadows, where they should only be allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works services, the scholars contracts at Riverside will now instead be operated from Saltmeadows. Provincial specification vehicles will instead be allocated to contracts from Riverside, where they are more likely to be allocated to services on the frontline core commercial network between schools, on weekends, and during school holidays. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside.
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Riverside Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Saltmeadows Road.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, on temporary loan, to operate duplicate trips on "Crusader" service 27. Due to an obstruction on the line caused by high winds, the Tyne & Wear Metro service was suspended between Pelaw and South Shields in both directions from 15:25 to 18:45 on September 19th 2018. No Metro Replacement bus service was in operation, however Go North East had Metro ticket acceptance on all of its services parallel to the Tyne & Wear Metro system. To combat high passenger numbers, extra resources were also added into the operation of "Crusader" services 26/27 between Newcastle and South Shields.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Saltmeadows Road Depot. As this vehicle has not been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, it is anticipated that this vehicle will see minimal use on normal commercial services.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland International Airshow event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use, pending commencement of the new Nexus Miscellaneous Works scholars/works contracts in September. Further preparation for service will be undertaken during August to bring these vehicles up to Go North East's desired specification: Volvo B7TLs 6901 - 6919 will undergo full repaint into fleet livery and fitment of Hanover LED destination displays, Volvo B7TLs 6920 - 6934 will be fitted with Hanover LED destination displays, Volvo B7TLs 6935 - 6941 will receive Go North East fleet names on the EYMS base livery while 6939 will also be fitted with Hanover LED destination displays.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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This vehicle has been reinstated within the Special Events Fleet to provide transport for the annual Sunderland International Airshow event. The Sunderland Airshow, held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018 across the city’s seafront, celebrates its 30th anniversary and includes colourful displays from the Red Arrows, the Typhoons and Spitfires. Go North East are contracted to provide Park & Ride services from sites at Downhill Sports Complex, Fulwell Quarry, the Stadium of Light and Deptford Terrace, with buses running every few minutes to Recreation Park at Seaburn, and Go North East are also operating extra express services from Sunderland City Centre (A1) and Washington (A2).
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Tall Ships event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use. Most of the batch will be reinstated to provide transport for the Sunderland International Airshow, between Friday 27th July and Sunday 29th July 2018, for which Go North East will provide up to 45 buses for at peak times over the weekend.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle is one of a batch of 7 in the process of being amalgamated into the Go North East fleet, for exclusive use over the summer on Special Events and contracts (such as the Sunderland Tall Ships Park & Ride services). Beyond summer, it is expected that this vehicles and the others in its batch will be retained to operate Miscellaneous Works Nexus contracts from September 2018. It has been allocated fleet number 6936 at Go North East. It was new to Go-Ahead London Central in February 2001 as fleet number PVL184, and joined the East Yorkshire Motor Services fleet in 2012 where it was allocated fleet number 650.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street, this vehicle should see primary allocation to services 28/28A. This transfer has taken place due to contract changes resulting in services 67/69 at Riverside requiring Euro 5 emission vehicles. Once similar Optare Versa 8307 - 8309 are fitted with Euro 6 SCRTs, this vehicle will return to Riverside.
September 2012 Go North East
As a temporary measure, this vehicle has been reinstated at Deptford Depot, though presently retains "Red Arrows" branding.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery, providing spare coverage in the event of a branded vehicle being unavailable for service.
September 2017 Go North East
Presently unbranded; this vehicle has returned to service at Hexham Depot, where it will see allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85. As part of the upgrade, the branding design is intended to be changed compared to the current "Tynedalexpress" branded Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles.