Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8325
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 Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, where it should see primary allocation to services 29 and 64/95, which now interwork.
January 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128497080@N03/35315353274/
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128497080@N03/34907706872/
Having previously carried "SimpliCity" branding; this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, and, following the completion of repaint, has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times". From Saturday 3rd June 2017, the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 will transfer from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street, for which this vehicle will be a spare vehicle for, in the event that any of the branded Optare Versas are unavailable for service.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of upcoming service changes, due to commence from Sunday 22nd May 2016, which will see "SimpliCity" service 2 reduced to a 15-minute frequency, this vehicle has had the frequency on the cant rail revised to reflect the new frequency.
May 2015 Go North East
As a new Next Stop Announcement programme for the revised 2/2A services was not created following the service revisions earlier this year, this vehicle has lost its Next Stop Announcement kit. These kits have instead been fitted to the "The Orbit" branded vehicles at Riverside Depot ahead of service changes in July, which will see "QuayLink" service Q1 merged with "The Orbit" services 51/52.
March 2015 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Following service revisions in Sunderland during January 2015 which saw a number of changes to service and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has gained "SimpliCity" branding, with sub-branding for services 2/2A.
March 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
July 2011 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 42.
July 2011 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "SimpliCity" branding. Following the initial rollout of "SimpliCity" branding on service 36 earlier this month, using new Optare Versas 8319 - 8324, Go North East will now extend the brand to service 42 (Sunderland - Silksworth). The brand is designed to promote Go North East's services which make life easier for people living in Sunderland.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features audio-visual Next Stop Announcements, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Deptford Depot.
June 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, 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... see more
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "See it, Do it, Sunderland" branding, with sub-branding for service 36 (Chester-le-Street - Castletown).
June 2012 Go North East
Ahead of the "Red Kite" brand being re-launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.