Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8331
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2017 Go North East
As part of ongoing improvements to on-bus facilities and customer experience, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
July 2015 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has received "Quaylink" branding. It carries the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2.
July 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will operate the services commercially. The services will be revised to expand upon Go North East's current network of services. The current "QuayLink" Q1 service from Newcastle Central Station to Gateshead will merge with "The Orbit" branded 51/52 services, and will be re-numbered Q1/Q2. The current "QuayLink" Q2 service from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to St Peter's Basin will be merged with "Great Park & Ride" service X40, and will be re-numbered Q3. As such, all of the "QuayLink" and "The Orbit" branded vehicles will be repainted with a fresh coat of yellow and the branding will be revised accordingly. The two former Deptford-based "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas will also be repainted as part of this scheme and the rise in the combined PVR of the current "The Orbit" and "QuayLink" branded services.
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has been fitted with Next Stop Announcements.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
August 2011 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2011 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "The Orbit" branding.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a problem at the DVLA with registering this vehicle, it has been allocated a new registration mark (NK11 HJX) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXR). Once prepared for service, this vehicle will be allocated to Gateshead Depot, for use on "Orbit" services 51/52.
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 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Washington, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been reinstated within the Special Events Fleet to provide transport for the annual Sunderland International Airshow event. The Sunderland Airshow, held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018 across the city’s seafront, celebrates its 30th anniversary and includes colourful displays from the Red Arrows, the Typhoons and Spitfires. Go North East are contracted to provide... see more
July 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Quaylink" branding. It carries the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2.