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September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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Having been used on a special service operating for the Great North Run yesterday, this vehicle has now been allocated to services X9/X10 at Riverside Depot.
September 2017 Go North East
Though intended to be allocated to services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough) from Monday 11th September 2017, this vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on a special service operating for the Great North Run.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Endeavour: NK08 MXY
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Prior to entering service; this vehicle has received "X9|X10" branding, featuring the tagline "Direct to the heart of the city". In order to combat the strong public perception that people who travel on public transport are beneath those on the Social Class hierarchy compared to those who travel by car, and to show car users that they do have some commonality with bus users, each vehicle with "X9|X10" branding will feature a different type of bus user. This example shows a stylish male commuter.
August 2017 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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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 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which carries a midnight blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of over £1.6m, this batch of vehicles have been ordered to upgrade "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9 and X10. These vehicles feature the latest technology, and are fitted with Volvo's new 5.1 litre D5K-240 engine, which is Euro 6 emission compliant. Internally; they feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with leather and soft topper foam for added comfort; four tables on the upper saloon; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats and on the stairwell, to provide extra light on the gangway. Like all new vehicles; they feature Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB connections as standard, though these vehicles also feature three-pin power sockets on the upper saloon tables.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle). When not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56, it should instead be allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20 as first priority.
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values... see more
January 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
January 2008 Go North East
Ahead of impending transfer to Gateshead Depot; this vehicle has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South Shields, via Gateshead, Heworth, Hebburn and Jarrow. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays.