Go North East Fleet Go North East's 4942
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.
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The Metrocentre Shuttle S1 service was withdrawn from Sunday 23rd July and replaced by an extended X66 service on a lower frequency. Until the service was withdrawn, VDL SB120/Wright Merit 8266 (NK04 ZNE) was temporarily replaced by a cascaded Optare Versa from Deptford, originally due to transfer to operate services 67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.
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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
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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
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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
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This vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
April 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, also gaining a small "Coaster" logo below the windscreen in the process.
April 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been branded as "Coast & Country". "Coast & Country" is the new brand name which services 8/78 (currently branded as "Lime") will fall under. Services 8/78 link the coastal city of Sunderland and serves a number of destinations in the countryside along the route to Stanley and Consett respectively.
April 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Gateshead - Whitley Bay).
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple 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 approximately £3.7m, this batch of vehicles are believed to be in line to upgrade "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20. This batch of vehicles are fitted with free customer Wi-Fi, three-pin... see more