Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5316
January 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, Go North East will introduce a new service, numbered 26 and branded as "Crusader". There will be more journeys running between Newcastle and Jarrow, with buses now running up to every 10 minutes on Monday - Saturday daytimes. Between Jarrow and South Shields, journeys will run every 20 minutes as service 27 on the current route via Tyne Dock, and every 20 minutes as service 26 via Primrose, South Leam and South Tyneside Hospital, replacing this section of "South Tyne" services 88 and 88A, offering new direct connections to Newcastle from areas such as York Avenue, Primrose and South Leam. As such, the cant rail and rear branding of this vehicle has been modified ahead of the service changes.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, where it will see allocation to "The Crusader" service 27 (Newcastle - South Shields).
August 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for service 27 (South Shields - Newcastle).
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a light grey base livery. The shade of paint is a different colour to the silver previously used on "The Crusader" service 27, with the company moving away from metallic paint colours in favour of standard solid colours, which are easier to maintain and colour-match when panels are damaged and need to be changed. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Riverside Depot.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
August 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received the new "The Crusader" branding.
August 2015 Go North East
Ahead of new branding being introduced to service 27, this vehicle has been de-branded and as such presently carries a plain silver base livery.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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.
March 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Crusader" branding.
March 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Winlaton Depot to Gateshead, where it will be allocated to "Crusader" service 27, displacing the Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown vehicles currently allocated.
November 2012 Go North East
Ahead of the arrival of new Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles for "TEN" service 10, this vehicle has lost its "TEN" branding, but has gained simple taglines above the vehicle's windows.
June 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain silver base livery under warranty, later gaining "TEN" branding.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Winlaton Depot.
August 2008 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "TEN" branding.
August 2008 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
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 Chester-le-Street Depot on "Coast & Country" services 8/78.
May 2017 Go North East
Following a period of use in November and December 2016, this vehicle has returned to Go North East for further demonstration trials. The vehicle will first be allocated to "Angel" service 21, as a continuation to the original trial, to evaluate suitability compared to the current allocation of Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs.
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Lambton Worm" branding, with sub-branding for service 71 (Chester-le-Street - Houghton-le-Spring - Sunderland). The Lambton Worm is a legend from County Durham in North East England in the UK. The story takes place around the River Wear, and is one of the area's most famous pieces of folklore, having been adapted from written and oral tradition into... see more
May 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford, where it will see allocation to "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C and "Laser" service 35, to compare against the Mercedes Citaro vehicles allocated to these services.