Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 9090
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Go North East, this vehicle has been returned to Dawsongroup.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Following delivery of the final Optare Solo from Dawson Rentals, 720 (YJ62 FYH), this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Hexham Depot and has been returned to Saltmeadows Road pending collection by Dawsongroup.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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This vehicle has entered service at Hexham Depot on the "Tynedale Links" 185/681/X81 group of services; which will allow Optare Solo SR M900SL/Optare 723 (YD63 UZC) to be temporarily allocated to Washington Depot, for use on the recently-gained 23 service, under contract to Nexus.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Gary Benjamin
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Now confirmed to be entering public service within the fleet; this vehicle has undergone preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road, including fitting of Go North East fleet names and the fleet number 9090.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which was new to Kier MG, Northampton, in April 2015, is owned by Dawson Rentals. It is currently on loan to Go North East, pending the delayed delivery of four further Optare Solo SRs from Dawson Rentals, which have been bought by Go North East to eliminate the final Dennis MPDs from the fleet and/or due to additional minibus PVR following the award of contracts. Due to its very small capacity (15 seats), it is as-yet unknown whether it will see allocation to a depot to be used in public service.
August 2017 Go North East
So that the entire batch of vehicles are registered with '67' plate registration marks, only available for vehicles being registered from 1st September 2017 onwards, this vehicle has surrendered its original registration of NK17 GKD and has instead been re-registered as NK67 ECD.
August 2016 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "indiGo North Tyne" services rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "indiGo North Tyne" branding. It lacks the Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement feature 'blobs' as featured on the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which entered service earlier this year, as it does not yet have either of these... see more
August 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has lost its "Diamond" branding, having been repainted into a midnight blue base livery.
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with a new cant rail design, promoting the places served and frequency of the "Prince Bishops" 20/20A services, as a trial.