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October 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Ahead of the delivery of new electric buses for "Saltwell Park" services 53/54, which are going to be re-branded as "Voltra", this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
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.
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 passengers travelling on Go North East's bus services, further re-allocations and service allocation revisions are being made, in order to increase social distancing on-board Go North East's bus services. This will include double-deck buses being allocated to services ordinarily allocated single-decks, and single-deck buses being allocated to those services which had been temporarily allocated minibuses for the duration of the crisis. Therefore this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside Depot.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been taken out of service. It is expected to be formally delicensed closer to the end of the month, in order to allow the company to claim a tax refund.
May 2017 Go North East
Following amendments to the rear boot lid vinyls last year; this vehicle has now had its existing cant rail vinyls stripped, and it has been revised to show the new standardised design, with the text showing the words "Buses run early til late • Into Gateshead, Newcastle City Centre and Saltwell Park up to every 10 minutes".
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.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Saltwell Park" branding, with sub-branding for Newcastle - Saltwell Park circular services 53/54.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a mint green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Gateshead in due course, where it will be allocated to "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
August 2020 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles at Consett Depot, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Riverside. At Riverside, this vehicle will be temporarily allocated to "Crusader" services 26/27, to aid social distancing requirements. Once the former "Red Arrows" branded Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles are displaced from service X1 and return... see more
August 2016 Go North East
Having sustained defects uneconomical to repair in readiness for the vehicle's annual PSV test, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Washington Depot, and will be sold for scrap.
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more
August 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into the blue variant of the "X-lines" livery, at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. It has now returned to Saltmeadows Road to receive "X-lines" branding, prior to returning to service at Chester-le-Street.