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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 Deptford Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little Coasters" service 11 and act as a spare vehicle for "Little Coasters" services 40/41/42.
May 2019 Go North East
Upcoming vehicle transfers will see this vehicle re-allocated to Percy Main to be allocated to services 11 and 40/41/42. As such; ahead of this transfer taking place, this vehicle has been fitted with free Wi-Fi.
November 2018 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
October 2018 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
January 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a weekly ticket).
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. It has been repainted into the same shade of red which is used on the Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles allocated to service 39 at Deptford, as well as the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles allocated to service 33 at Deptford. It is thought that this vehicle will join them on service 238, and branded under the same network identity, once prepared for service.
October 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Since the withdrawal of Oxfordshire County Council subsidies on 20th July 2016, Thames Travel has been operating the Bicester Town bus services 22 and 23 on a commercial basis. These services run at a loss of approximately £4,500 per week and therefore this decision was a temporary arrangement, while Thames Travel continued discussions with several local stakeholders to pool existing finances and resources to safeguard the longer term future of the services. The company’s proposal included extended operating hours to better meet the needs of commuters using rail services, offering improved daily links to the new Park & Ride site and providing a frequent service between the town centre, two rail stations and Bicester Village. Unfortunately, while some stakeholders were supportive of the company’s proposals and were prepared to provide some funding for the services, others chose to pursue their own commercial interests and therefore services 22 and 23 were withdrawn from the end of service on Saturday 3rd September 2016. The Optare Solos allocated to these services are now hence surplus to requirements at Thames Travel, and have hence been acquired by Go North East, to allow for the withdrawal of further Transbus Mini Pointer Darts from the fleet. This vehicle was new to Thames Travel in May 2010 as fleet number 1010 and was later re-numbered fleet number 707. As the Go-Ahead Group purchased the company in May 2011, it is currently fitted with non-standard Mobitec destination displays. These are planned to be removed prior to entry into service at Go North East.
August 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. The Dennis Dart/Caetano vehicles that were operating this service on a temporary basis have been returned to the hirer.
August 2016 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "Citylink" 57 service rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding.
August 2010 Go North East
Currently devoid of route branding pending service changes affecting services on the Coast Road corridor; this vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot, on "The Centurion" services 75/76.
August 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Riverside.