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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 reinstated at Riverside.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
December 2019 Go North East Photograph by Exploring North East Buses
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Deptford.
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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Following completion of repaint, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street.
February 2018 Go North East
Having previously carried "South Tyne" branding, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example features the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. As such, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, to allow completion of repaint prior to cascade to another route.
April 2016 Go North East
With the operation of "South Tyne" services 88/88A transferring to Riverside Depot as part of service changes effective Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside.
April 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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Following transfer to Washington Depot to operate "South Tyne" services 88/88A, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lilac base livery.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Washington. Although initially suggested that this vehicle will be used to upgrade "Washington Street Shuttle" services M2/M3; it will instead be used to upgrade "South Tyne" services 88/88A with the DAF SB120/Wright Cadet vehicles currently allocated to services 88/88A re-allocated to services M2/M3 to allow the Mini Pointer Darts allocated to these services to be withdrawn, hence providing an upgrade in capacity on these services.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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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.
July 2009 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
July 2009 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service; this vehicle has received "Saltwell Park" branding, with sub-branding for services 53/54.
June 2009 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle, which carries a plain green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It is of 'Gold Standard' specification; featuring full CCTV coverage and recording, information screens, and comfortable seats for all including priority seating with a wheelchair bay for elderly and disabled customers.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of three recently-acquired Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles which are of an increased length (11.9m) compared to a standard Scania OmniDekka (10.6m), this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Riverside. It is one of three to transfer to Riverside to operate Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts, in turn displacing three of the dual-door Volvo B7TLs... see more
July 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a two-tone silver and blue base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to returning to service at Percy Main.
July 2016 Go North East
Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more