Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5201
February 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. As a result of the withdrawal of the 88/88A services, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. The re-allocation of this vehicle to Chester-le-Street is a temporary measure, and will be withdrawn from service on arrival of the former "South Tyne" branded Optare Versas at Chester-le-Street.
December 2017 Go North East
Following repaint and completion of annual PSV test, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot. At Riverside; this vehicle serves as a replacement for Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4943 (NK51 OLG) which was withdrawn without replacement in October 2017, having incurred defects uneconomical to repair.
November 2017 Go North East
Having been released for cascade following the transfer of Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5229 (NK55 OLG) to Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery prior to assimilation into Riverside Depot's fleet. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times".
September 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2017 Go North East
Though originally intended to return to service at Chester-le-Street on 9th August 2017, the diversion route continued on until this day due to the works on the Washington Highway being continued into this day. As such, a day later than expected, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street, with the "Red Arrows" X1 service returning to the route it usually operates.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington. Released from Chester-le-Street following the temporary transfer of four "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs to operate services 13/X25; the temporary transfer of this vehicle to Washington coincides with a short notice road closure by Sunderland City Council, which means that northbound buses on "Red Arrows" service X1 are unable to run direct along the Washington Highway on 7th and 8th August 2017, and will need to be diverted along Bonemill Lane, via Fatfield Bridge and Station Road to Shiney Row. Due to the low bridge in the area, double-deck vehicles cannot be allocated to the X1 service during this time.
February 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Stanley Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it will see allocation to the new DU2 service (Durham City Centre - Ushaw College). The new contract is due to commence from Monday 5th October 2015.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Angel" branding.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery.