Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6939
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Following the end of the Sunderland International Airshow event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use, pending commencement of the new Nexus Miscellaneous Works scholars/works contracts in September.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Following the end of the Tall Ships event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use.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 6939 at Go North East. It was new to Go-Ahead London General in June 2002 as fleet number PVL274, and was later purchased by Finglands in April 2009 where it was allocated fleet number 1803. It was acquired by East Yorkshire Motor Services in March 2014 as fleet number 594, after First Greater Manchester took over the operations of Finglands Coachways in February 2014.
October 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has lost its sub-branding for "Toon Link" services 11 and 31/32.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received a special promotional livery to advertise the "Night Bus" N21 service. It is intended to act as a mobile advertisement for the service on the daytime 21 route, raising awareness of the 24-hour operation of the service on weekends.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received "indiGo Washington" branding. It lacks the Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement feature 'blobs' as featured on the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which entered service earlier this year, as, unlike the new vehicles, it does not have either of these features.
October 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Winlaton, to upgrade the "Blaydon Racers" 49 service, allowing the dual-door Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs currently operating on this service to cascade elsewhere.