Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5281
May 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding, with sub-branding for service 57. The livery design has been slightly revised in line with the new features being available on the bus, and the cant rail has been revised to show the standardised design, with the text showing the words "Buses run early til late • Into the heart of the city up to every 20 minutes".
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain blue base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Riverside Depot.
March 2017 Go North East
Having been temporarily withdrawn from service, this vehicle has now been released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. The extensive refurbishment work includes, but is not limited to, external repaint; deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle; renewal of floor coverings; cleaning all seat frames and re-trimming seats into leather with USB sockets on the back of every seat; fitting blue accent lighting underneath seats to provide extra light on the gangway; and fitting Next Stop Announcements.
March 2017 Go North East
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Prior to being released for internal refurbishment and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
February 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "The 49" service 49, this vehicle has been stripped of "Blaydon Racers" branding prior to being released for internal refurbishment and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
January 2017 Go North East
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Prior to impending cascade following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "The 49" service 49, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
December 2015 Go North East
To reflect frequency changes to Blaydon following service changes at the end of October 2015, this vehicle's tagline of 'up to every 10 minutes' has been altered to 'up to every 20 minutes'.
December 2014 Go North East
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This vehicle, which previously carried "Blaydon Racers" branding, has been repainted into a plain red base livery, and has also gained the revised version of the "Blaydon Racers" branding.
December 2014 Go North East
This vehicle was the prototype vehicle to trial the usage of Icomera free customer Wi-Fi on Go North East's services. Now that the vehicle is on "Blaydon Racers" services 49/49B and none of the other vehicles allocated to this service have free Wi-Fi, the kit is surplus to requirements and as such has been removed to be used on another vehicle in the fleet.
February 2014 Go North East
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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.
October 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Winlaton, to upgrade the "Blaydon Racers" 49 service, allowing the dual-door Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs currently operating on this service to cascade elsewhere.
September 2012 Go North East
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Ahead of impending cascade, this vehicle has been de-branded and as such no longer carries "Red Arrows" branding.
December 2009 Go North East
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Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. The vehicle re-gained "Red Arrows" branding at a later date.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
July 2007 Go North East
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Arrows" branding.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
May 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
May 2016 Go North East
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.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
May 2015 Go North East
Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot. On Sundays; when the PVR of the "Coast & Country" services is reduced, this vehicle will be allocated to service X71 (Consett - Newcastle). This provides customers on these services with premium features such as free Wi-Fi and... see more