Go North East Fleet Go North East's 4942
June 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
May 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
March 2018 Go North East
This vehicle previously held a temporary reserve role in the fleet at Riverside Depot following vehicle re-allocations, pending the award of Nexus contracts effective 18th March 2018. It has now returned to full service, transferring from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street in the process. Go North East has retained many of the contracts they already operated, with the contracts for services W2 (Whitley Bay - Brierdene) and K3 (Forest Hall - Four Lane Ends - Freeman Hospital) also being awarded to Go North East. Pending delivery of new minibus vehicles in June; there is a current shortage of minibus vehicles to operate these contracts, and a number of temporary service and vehicle allocations need to take place.
February 2018 Go North East
Following the cascade of Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro 5324 (NK58 DWA) to Riverside, this vehicle has entered a reserve role in the fleet at Riverside Depot. 5324 (NK58 DWA) has transferred into the fleet to ensure that the premium features such as free Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB charging points advertised on "The Blaydon Racer" services 12/12A, "The Crusader" services 26/27 and "Citylink" service 57 are consistently made available to passengers, which was originally intended to allow this vehicle to be earmarked for withdrawal from service. However, as Go North East are bidding for a number of minibus contracts, effective 18th March 2018, it will be retained temporarily pending the award of these contracts.
January 2018 Go North East
In order to eliminate flipdot displays from the Go North East fleet, spare LED displays removed from scrap vehicles are being used to replace the old flipdot displays. As such, this vehicle has now been fitted with a side LED display.
September 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of refurbished Mercedes Citaros on "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85, this vehicle has transferred to Riverside Depot.
July 2017 Go North East
The Metrocentre Shuttle S1 service was withdrawn from Sunday 23rd July and replaced by an extended X66 service on a lower frequency. Until the service was withdrawn, VDL SB120/Wright Merit 8266 (NK04 ZNE) was temporarily replaced by a cascaded Optare Versa from Deptford, originally due to transfer to operate services 67 (Metrocentre - Wardley) and 69 (Winlaton - Wardley). This Optare Versa has now cascaded to services 67/69; releasing this vehicle to transfer to Hexham, which should be allocated to "Tynedalexpress" service X85 which has been extended from Hexham to Newbrough, hence increasing the PVR of the service, to offer new cross-town connections.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside.
March 2016 Go North East Photograph by Dan's Bus Photos
This vehicle has lost its rear allover advertisement for Dalton Park, and has gained another rear advertisement for Dalton Park.
June 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
This vehicle has received "Fab Fifty Six" branding, with sub-branding for service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
May 2008 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has received "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... see more
July 2013 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new... see more
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 36. The new service, aimed at making things easier for people living in Sunderland, launches on Monday 4th July 2017 and, until 9th July, passengers can try it completely free of charge. The company says, "there's no need for a timetable as new buses will be along every ten minutes and passengers are... see more