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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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Daniel Graham
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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.
June 2015 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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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 emdjt42
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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 HKT) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXY). Once prepared for service, this vehicle will be allocated to Gateshead Depot, for use on "Orbit" services 51/52.
June 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service; this vehicle has received "Tynedale Links" branding, and has also been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
June 2018 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number PVL410, this vehicle has now joined the Go North East fleet. Numbered separately from other double-deck vehicles in the fleet; it is one of a batch of 34 in the process of being amalgamated into the Go North East fleet, for exclusive use over the summer on Special Events and contracts (such as the Sunderland Tall Ships Park & Ride... see more
June 2017 Go North East
From Monday 5th June 2017, Go North East will operate a home-to-school contract on behalf of Durham County Council on an emergency basis. Numbered 5030, the service will operate from Chester-le-Street Depot. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it will see allocation to the new scholars service.
June 2016 Go North East
Following the last batch delivered in September 2015, Go North East has acquired two further Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles from sister Go-Ahead operating company Brighton & Hove, following the entry into service of brand new Wright StreetDeck vehicles on Brighton & Hove's 1 service. This vehicle, previously numbered previously numbered 617 within the Brighton & Hove... see more