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Vehicle Details

Registration: NK09 FUV

Chassis: Optare Versa V1110

Bodywork: Optare

Depot: Alpha Recovery, Weetslade

Livery: Adapted 2019 fleet livery

Year new: 2009

Vehicle History

June 2020 Go North East Photograph by 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April 2020 Go North East Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by In order to provide greater capacity on the "Metrocentre Mini" M6/M7/M8 routes, and to combat some of the recent reliability issues, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside.
November 2019 Go North East Due to extra vehicle requirements, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, remaining in a float/reserve capacity.
September 2019 Go North East This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main, in a float/reserve capacity.
September 2019 Go North East This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by As a result of the inward transfer of Scania OmniCity vehicles from other depots; this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, in order to enable the withdrawal of further Wright Solar bodied Scania L94s.
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by 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 "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board"
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 As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26.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. This vehicle was originally VOR for annual PSV test, so was unable to transfer in time for the service changes.
March 2014 Go North East Photograph by Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by 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 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 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 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 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.

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May 2019 Go North East 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... see more
May 2017 Go North East Having previously carried sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Stanley - Newcastle); this vehicle has had these vinyls stripped and new vinyls added, sporting the taglines "For city centre shops and leisure" and... see more
May 2020 Go North East With an expected announcement from the UK Government on Sunday 10 May to relax some of the current "lockdown" restrictions in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which could lead to an increased number of... see more
May 2016 Go North East This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot. It will undergo a one-week trial on services 82/82A/82B, and then undergo a further week-long trial on services 85/86.
May 2007 Go North East This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
May 2019 Go North East 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... see more
May 2017 Go North East Having incurred defects uneconomical to repair, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot. The Wi-Fi equipment fitted to this vehicle will be removed and fitted to another vehicle in the fleet.
May 2020 Go North East With an expected announcement from the UK Government on Sunday 10 May to relax some of the current "lockdown" restrictions in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which could lead to an increased number of... see more
May 2015 Go North East Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 45 and 46, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Red Kite" services 45/46.