Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5229
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Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
September 2013 Go North East
Having been out of service whilst undergoing repaint and refurbishment, this vehicle has now returned to service at Hexham Depot, seeing primary allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
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To attract passengers from Arriva North East's 685 service; this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi, offering a more premium service specification for customers on Go North East's new "Tynedalexpress" X84/X85 services between Newcastle and Hexham.
August 2013 Go North East
After 11 months of the experimental OK1 service operating; Go North East extended the service from Darlington to Middlesbrough, providing a direct bus link from the Wear Valley area, and to attract new users. The service was revised to terminate at Bishop Auckland northbound, as this corridor faced the biggest competition with Arriva North East, and just four journeys per day started/terminated at Crook. Whilst passenger numbers grew initially, numbers remained low except for a few busy journeys and as such, Go North East decided that the service was not sustainable to operate in the longer term. As such, the company is to withdraw the service after an 18-month period of operation, after the final journey on Saturday 10th August 2013. Ahead of the withdrawal of the service, this vehicle has been temporarily removed from service, and has been sent to Thornton Brothers, Ashington, for internal refurbishment, prior to cascade elsewhere within the fleet.
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This vehicle has gained a special commemorative livery to celebrate the centenary of OK Motor Services, and will act as a spare vehicle for "The OK Expressway" service OK1, deputising when a branded vehicle is unavailable. Following the unexpected death of Wade Emmerson Snr. in August 1994, Go-Ahead purchased the company's operations from the majority shareholder of OK, Wade Emmerson Jnr., for £5.4 million in April 1995.
January 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to the Crook outstation.
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Ahead of the launch of a new experimental bus service, numbered OK1, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain maroon and cream base livery. Go North East plans to make a return to the town of Bishop Auckland, after almost six years of the company selling its operations to Arriva North East. The new OK1 service aims to provide a new bus link from St Helen Auckland and West Auckland to Darlington, and a faster service from Crook and Bishop Auckland, in competiton with Arriva North East.
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This vehicle has had its "Swift" branding removed, and now carries generic "Prince Bishops" branding, for service 20.
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This vehicle has been repainted into a purple base livery with silver detailing, and has also received "Prince Bishops Swift" branding, for service X20. The branding is very similar to the branding carried by the main vehicles allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20, with minor differences to differentiate the two different services.
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Prior to entry into service, this vehicle has received sub-branding for services X20/X50.
January 2006 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries Go North East's corporate livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service. It features high-backed Esteban Civic V3 seating.
September 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle's front end has been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
September 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has lost its "The Highwayman" branding, having been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
September 2015 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has lost its "The Highwayman" branding, having been repainted into a dark green base livery.
September 2015 Go North East
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).