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September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of the three new Optare Solo SR M790SE vehicles on the Durham County Council contracts at Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington. At Washington, it will be allocated to the Nexus-secured 23 service, operating between Washington Galleries and Barley Mow Estate, via Birtley and Wrekenton.
September 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M790SE/Optare 715 (NK18 EEA) and 716 (NK18 EEB) at Chester-le-Street on Durham Cathedral Bus services 40/40A/40B, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington, where it will be allocated to Nexus-secured service 23, operating between Barley Mow, Birtley, Wrekenton and Washington Galleries, enabling the release of the Optare Solos temporarily allocated to Washington back to their respective depots.
January 2018 Go North East
With its place on the Tesco Free Bus contract at Stanley being taken temporarily by Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 696 (YJ13 HOH) from Crook, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street; this vehicle should be allocated to the Chester-le-Street Town Services 700/701/702/703 and scholars service 876, supported by Durham County Council.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with a rear advertisement to promote contactless payments being available on Go North East's buses, similar to those fitted to the rear of the "Venture" branded Optare Solo SR M890 vehicles.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Stanley.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot; where it will operate the Tesco Consett T1/T2 services, replacing Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer 604 (NK54 NTY) currently allocated to these services at present. It has also received the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app"
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 701 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 206. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 706. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
November 2014 Go North East
In line with a major network review in Sunderland due to take place from 25th January 2015, the "Silver Arrows" brand name will be withdrawn, with the revised 2/2A services instead operated by "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas. As there will be an increase in the number of Optare Versas required to operate the revised 2/2A services, "SimpliCity" service 61 will... see more
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54 and this vehicle's consequent cascade from Gateshead Depot, this vehicle has lost its branding for "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
November 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Silver Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for services 2A/2C. The new and improved 10-minute frequency has been added to the cant rail, promoting the more regular service provided between Sunderland City Centre and Washington, via Chester Road and Penshaw.
November 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot on "Lambton Worm" services 34/34A.