Go North East Fleet Go North East's 722
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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Free Bus contract, serving as a permanent replacement for Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 559 (NK53 TKY) which was withdrawn from service in March 2018 having sustained defects deemed uneconomical to repair.
June 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery.
June 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will... see more
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.