Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6308
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 Hydro: 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.
September 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "indiGo" services 82, 82A, 82B and 83. To maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to services 85 and 86 on evenings and Sundays.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.
September 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.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.