Go North East Fleet Go North East's 645
November 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
Following repaint earlier this year, this vehicle has now received "Venture" branding. The design has been slightly modified compared to the previous version, now no longer including a large white 'V' in the centre of the "Venture" logo, covering the windows. The 'V' is now less prominent and an outline of this letter is instead shown at the back of the bus. As per all recent designs; the fleet names have been modified to include the new company tagline, "Journeys taken care of".
September 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "Venture" branding; this vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone yellow and maroon base livery, in a bid to improve the external quality of these vehicles, and as part of a minor re-branding exercise.
May 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
May 2017 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has had its Next Stop Announcement equipment removed. The equipment is planned to be better utilised on other vehicles in the fleet, and will be re-fitted in the coming weeks.
February 2015 Go North East
All of Consett's operations have transferred to Stanley Depot, which has resulted in the transfer of this vehicle from Consett Depot to Stanley. There have been no changes to any of the "Venture" branded services as a result of the closure of Consett Depot.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
This vehicle has entered service at Consett Depot, on the ?Venture? group of minibus services. On evenings and Sundays, they will additionally be allocated to service 15 (Consett - Durham), interworking with the V1 service.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received ?Venture? branding. Venture Transport was the largest independent bus operator in North East England. It operated services in the Derwent Valley between Consett and Newcastle upon Tyne. It was founded after World War I, and, on 1 May 1970, it was sold to the Northern General Transport Company with 86 buses. Shortly after deregulation, Go-Ahead Northern resurrected the Venture name for services operating from the former Venture depot in High Spen. Go North East has now introduced the brand identity again to promote its local services in the Consett area. The tagline of the brand identity is ?every venture takes you further? - promoting the various onward connections the local Venture services offer in key hubs such as Stanley and Consett.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle, which carries a yellow base livery with a red cant rail, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £1,400,000, Go North East has ordered a batch of twelve Euro 5 Optare Solo SR M890/Optare minibuses to be launched on the Consett ?Venture? minibus network of services at Consett Depot. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating and ?Next Stop? audio-visual announcements.
March 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street.
March 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside's Driver Training fleet to Chester-le-Street Depot's Coaching Unit. It will act as an additional spare vehicle, in a plain white base livery.
March 2015 Go North East
Following service revisions in Sunderland during January 2015 which saw a number of changes to service and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has gained "SimpliCity" branding, with sub-branding for services 2/2A.
March 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of Optare Solo M880/Optare 697 (YJ59 NNH) at Deptford Depot, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, where it will be allocated to service 206.