Go North East Fleet Go North East's 722
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot, seeing primary allocation to the Byker ASDA Free Bus contract, which also interworks with peak-time Team Valley works service 90.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
New to Cobra Corporate Services of Isleworth in October 2013, this vehicle has also seen use with Impact of Acton. Following return to the lessor (Dawson Group), this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 722. It is one of a batch of 8 pre-owned Optare Solos being acquired by Go North East, due to a shortage of minibuses following the award of contracts. This example, which has a fairly lacklustre interior compared to Go North East's usual specification, is expected to be allocated to Riverside Depot once it has been prepared for service, where it will see use on the Byker ASDA Free Bus contract, serving as a permanent replacement for Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 559 (NK53 TKY) which was withdrawn from service in March 2018 having sustained defects deemed uneconomical to repair.
August 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Riverside, again for primary allocation to "X66 Metrocentre" service X66.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
Following service changes last month, this vehicle has received the purple variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for services Q1/Q2. Although the PVR of "Quaylink" services Q1/Q2 was not affected by the service revisions, this allows generically branded Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8335 (NK11 HJF) to be used as a spare across services Q1/Q2 and Q3.
August 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "See it, Do it, Sunderland" branding, with sub-branding for services 35/36. "See it, Do it, Sunderland" replaces the old "Laser" brand previously used on service 35, and intends to promote the links to Sunderland from locations further afield such as Low Moorsley, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring and Boldon, using Sunderland City... see more