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CURRENT ROUTE BRANDING

AD122 (Summer Service)

2014-present

HADRIAN'S WALL COUNTRY (2015)-0

Angel (Route 21)

2006-2007

21 (2006)

2007-2010

The Angel (2007)

2010-2012

The Angel (2010)

2012-Present

ANGEL-0

Blaydon Racers (Route 49)

2006-2012

GNE Blaydon Racers logo 2006

2012-Present

GNE Blaydon Racers logo 2012
This branding was applied to many routes which operated via Blaydon. Since early 2016 however, it is only used on route 49.

Castles Express (X21)

PRONTO 2011-2016

Pronto (2011)

2016-Present

THE CASTLES EXPRESS (2016)-0

CityLink (Service 57)

FAB 57 - 2007-2015

FAB FIFTY SEVEN

CityLink 57 - 2015-present

Citylink 57 (2015)

CityLink (Service 58)

2008-2012

CITYLINK

2012-2013

GNE Citylink logo 2012

2013-present

CITYLINK 58 (2013)

Coast & Country (Routes 8/8a & 78/78a)

LIME - 2007-2015

LIME

COAST & COUNTRY - 2015-present

COAST & COUNTRY (2015)-0

Coaster (Route 1/1a)

2013-present

COASTER

Cobalt Clipper (Routes 309 & 310)

Cobalt Connect (2013-2016)

COBALT CONNECT (2013)

Commuter Club X90 - 2011-2012

GNE Commuter Club X90 logo

The services were absorbed into the 'Cobalt Clipper' service.

COBALT CLIPPER

2007-2013

COBALT CLIPPER

2013-present

COBALT CLIPPER (2015)

Connections 4

METROLINK

2006-2010

Metrolink M1 (2006)

2010-2013

METROLINK

CONNECTIONS 4

2013-present

CONNECTIONS 4

Crusader (Route 27)

2013-2015

CRUSADER (2013)

2015-present

The Crusader logo 2015

Drifter (Route 60)

2007-2009

The Drifter (2007)

2009-2013

Drifter (2009)

2011-2013

DRIFTER

The branding originally applied to routes 60 & 61. In 2013, this branding only applied to route 60.

2013-present

DRIFTER (2013)

Durham Diamond (Route 16/16a)

STANLEY SHUTTLE

2006-2008

Stanley Shuttle (2006)

THE DIAMOND

2008-2009

The Diamond (2008)

2009-2010

The Diamond (2009)

2010-2012

THE DIAMOND

2012-2015

DIAMOND (2015)

2015-present

GNE Durham Diamond logo

The branding started out as the 'Stanley Shuttle' on routes 43, 43a & 44 which ran between Newcastle & Stanley via the Metrocentre. It was rebranded as 'The Diamond' when the three routes were standardised into two and then extended to Durham. It was replaced in late 2015 by a shortened route 16/16a operating between Stanley & Durham only. The northern section of the route was replaced by routes 6 which was branded as 'Northern' & V7 with the 'Venture' branding (see below).

FAB 56

2006-Present

FAB 56

Fast Cats (X35 & X36)

2012-present

FAST CATS

Green Arrow (Route 97)

THE HIGHWAYMAN (2006-2012)

THE HIGHWAYMAN

(2012-2015)

GNE The Highwayman logo 2012

The HIghwayman branding applied to routes 95, 96, 97 & 98.

GREEN ARROW (2015-present)

GREEN ARROW (2015)

IndiGo (East Durham)

East Durham (2009-2015)

EAST DURHAM

Indigo (2015-2016)

INDIGO (2015)

The East Durham branded services were renamed to 'indiGo' largely due to the purple colour scheme of the buses.

(2016-present)

INDIGO - East Durham (2016)

The 'East Durham' tag was added when the former 'North Tyne Links' branding was rebranded using the same name as the East Durham branding.

IndiGo (North Tyne)

Wallsend Links (2009-2011)

Wallsend Links

North Tyne Links (2011-2016)

NORTH TYNE LINKS

The name was changed when two routes were merged which expanded the area served.

IndiGo North Tyne (2016-present)

INDIGO - North Tyne (2016)

Lambton Worm

2009-present

LAMBTON WORM (2013)

This branding first appeared on route 71 which ran from Chester-le-Street to Sunderland via Houghton-le-Spring. The branding was later dropped for a while before it was re-introduced in 2013 for the local 34/34a Chester-le-Street town service.

LOOP (Routes 93 & 94)

GATESHEAD CIRCLE LINE 1991-1994

GAN Gateshead Circle Line logo 1991

2008-2012

The Loop (2011)

2012-2016

THE LOOP (2012)

2016-present

LOOP (2016)

Night Bus

2007-2015

Night Bus

2015-present

NIGHT BUS (2015)

This branding is used for all late night/early morning journeys. These services usually have the 'N' prefix to the service number although no buses carry this branding.

Northern (Routes 6, X70 & X71)

West Durham Swift (2007-2012)

WEST DURHAM SWIFT

This branding applied to express routes X30, X31, X70 & X71. The X30 & X31 routes became part of the 'Toonlink' branding with West Durham Swift being rebranded to...

Northern (2015-present)

GNE Northern brand

The OK Way

2012-Present

GNE The OK Way 2

Prince Bishops (Route 20/20a)

2006-2012

GNE Prince Bishops Logo 2006

2012-2016

PRINCE BISHOPS (2013)

2016-Present

GNE Prince Bishops logo 2016

Quaylink (Routes Q1/Q2 & Q3)

2005-2015

QUAYLINK

2015-present

QUAYLINK (2015)

Red Arrows (Route X1)

2007-present

RED ARROWS

Red Kite (Routes 45, 46 & 47)

2007-Present

THE RED KITE

Saltwell Park (Routes 53 & 54)

2009-2013

SALTWELL PARK

2013-present

SALTWELL PARK (2013)

See It, Do It, Sunderland (Routes 35 & 36)

Laser

2008-2011

Laser (2011)

2011-2014

LASER (2012)

Laser was the branding used on route 35 until it was rebranded in 2015 as 'See It, Do It, Sunderland'.

See It, Do It, Sunderland

2015-present

SEE IT, DO IT SUNDERLAND (2015)

SiimpliCity (Route 2/2a)

Silver Arrows

2008-2014

Silver Arrows (2010)

This was the branding for routes 2a & 2c which ran from Sunderland to Washington along Chester Road. It was replaced by a merged SimpliCity.

Simplicity

2011-present

SIMPLICITY

This branding was first used on city services 36 & 42. Route 36 became part of the new 'See It, Do It, Sunderland' branding in 2015 whilst route 42 was merged with routes 2a & 2c which replaced the 'Silver Arrows' branding.

South Tyne

 ????-2010

South Tyne (2010)

2010-present

SOUTH TYNE (2012)

Sunderland Connect (Routes 700 & 701)

2011-present

Sunderland Connect

Ten

2008-present

TEN

Toonlink (Routes 12/12a, X30 & X31)

2010-2015

TOON LINK

2015-present

TOON LINK (2015)

Tyne Tees Xpress (X9 & X10)

2005-2010

X10 (2007)

2010-2012

TYne Tees Express (2011)

2012-present

TYNE TEES EXPRESS

Tynedale Links

2010-2016

TYNEDALE LINKS

This branding was introduced after a deal with Arriva which saw a depot swap - Go North East acquired Arriva's Hexham depot whilst Arriva acquired Go North East's Ashington depot.

TYNEDALE LINKS (2016)

Tynedale Xpress (X84 & X85)

2013-present

TYNEDALE EXPRESS

Venture

2010-2013

GNE Venture logo

2013-Present

GNE Venture logo 2013

The Waggonway (28 & 28a)

2012-present

WAGGONWAY

Wear Tees Xpress (X7)

2012-present

WEAR TEES XPRESS

Whey Aye Five-O (Routes 5 & 50/50a)

2011-present

WHEY AYE FIVE 0

X66

SuperShuttle 1989-1996

GAN SuperShuttle X66 logo 1989

1997-2002

GG SuperShuttle X66 logo 1997

2002-2005

GNE X66 MetroCentre logo 2002

CentreLink 2005-2011

GNE CentreLink X66 logo

2011-2013

GNE X66 MetroCentre logo

2013-2015

GNE X66 logo 2013

2015-present

GNE X66 logo 2015

FORMER ROUTE BRANDING

EXPRESSLINK

GAN ExpressLink logo late 1980's

SUPERLINER

GAN Superliner logo

BLACK CATS

BLACK CATS (2010)

This branding was originally carried on routes 26, 36a & 36c before being replaced by the 'Showstopper' branding. The branding breifly returned in 2015 on route 33/33a.

CROSS TYNE

Cross Tyne (2007)


DOXFORD CLIPPER

DOXFORD CLIPPER

THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT

Magic Roundabout (2007)

METROLINK (Routes M2 & M3)

Metrolink M2 (2006)
Metrolink M3 (2006)

PINK PANTHERS

Pink Panthers (2008)

PULSE

PULSE

ROUTE 19

ROUTE 19

SHOWSTOPPER

Showstopper (2011)

This service replaced the 'Black Cats' branding.

SIR BOBBY ROBSON FOUNDATION

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (2011)

This branding was used for the X25 route which runs from Newcastle (where he managed) to Langley Park (where he was born). A portion of the profits made on this route was donated to his charity.

TEAM VALLEY CLIPPER 91

Team Valey Clipper 91

THE CENTURION

2007-2010

The Centurion (2007)

2010-2013

The Centurion (2010)

2013-????

THE CENTURION (2013)

THE OK EXPRESSWAY

THE OK EXPRESSWAY

THE ORBIT

THE ORBIT

This branding used to appear on routes 51 & 52 before being absorbed into the Quaylink routes Q1 & Q2.

WASHINGTON STREET SHUTTLE

STREET SHUTTLE

This branding was used for a number of years for the Washington Minibus network.

X40 GREAT PARK & RIDE

2013-2015

X40 GREAT PARK

This branding became part of the Quaylink route Q3.

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