Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4918
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Ensign Bus Co., Purfleet.
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
To assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements over Bank Holiday weekend, which will see Go North East operating shuttle services for the Tall Ships event in Blyth, Cruise Ships, Kynren and the Soccerbus X50, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. It should be used to release a double-deck vehicle for use in the Blyth Tall Ships event.
August 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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 This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "The Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill area, where all of these services operate. The story takes place around Western Gateshead in the 1800s, and is a piece of folklore regarding highwayman (robbers who stole from travellers, usually travelling by horse).
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched; this vehicle has been treated to a mid-life refurbishment at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, which includes an external repaint into a plain lime green base livery, and internal work including deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle, renewal of floor coverings, cleaning all seat frames and refurbishing seats, and repainting all ceiling covings, side panels, drivers cab and handpoles.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 42.
August 2016 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "Citylink" 57 service rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding.
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain pink base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Washington Depot in due course. Representing an investment of approximately £950,000; Go North East has ordered seven Optare Solo SR minibuses to upgrade its 82/82A/82B/83 services, operating from... see more
August 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. The Dennis Dart/Caetano vehicles that were operating this service on a temporary basis have been returned to the hirer.