Go North East Fleet Go North East's 9084
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot, seeing allocation to services 67 (Metrocentre - Wardley) and 69 (Winlaton - Wardley).
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has been allocated to Riverside Depot, and is currently being used for driver familiarisation prior to entering service at Riverside Depot. It is intended to be allocated to services 67 (Wardley - Metrocentre) and 69 (Wardley - Winlaton), replacing HOptare Versa V1110/Optare 8307 (NK09 FVH) which currently serves this purpose at Riverside Depot.
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been fitted with advertisement frames and vinyls to complete the company's corporate livery. This example has received the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements".
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle was one of two new to Courtney Buses of Finchampstead in September 2014 for the 126 - 129 group of services, operating between Reading, Twyford and Wokingham. Thought to be returned to Optare in April 2015 owing to ongoing reliability issues, the pair have been used by Optare as demonstration/loan vehicles since. This example is thought not to have seen use since 2015, whereas sister YJ64 DZL has been slightly more active, seeing use with Richard Bros and latterly BL Travel. With "Lambton Worm" branded Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8303 (NK09 FCD) having sustained severe fire damage due to an electrical fault whilst operating the final journey of the day on "Lambton Worm" service 34A on 17th August 2017, Optare have supplied this vehicle as a courtesy vehicle on long-term loan to cover for it. Numbered 9084 in Go North East's fleet for the duration of its stay, it is expected to be allocated to Riverside Depot. It has additionally been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, and will be treated like one of Go North East's own vehicles during its loan period, being fitted with standard fleet livery vinyls, advertisement frames, and a cab area assault screen, prior to entering service.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
October 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Twenty One, 24 hour service" branding.
October 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C. Introduced from 26th October 2008; these services have partly replaced the old 73/74 circular services, with the link to Teal Farm in Washington being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers, and replaced by a new Go North East secured service operating under contract to Nexus.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).