Go North East Fleet Go North East's 723
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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New to Lewis' of Llangeitho in September 2013; this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, following its return to the lessor (Dawson Group). It has received fleet number 723 at Go North East, and 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 seatbelts, is expected to be allocated to Hexham Depot once it has been prepared for service, as a replacement vehicle for one of the two Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer vehicles at Hexham. This will allow flexibility of allocations, with scholars contracts at Hexham requiring the allocation of buses with seatbelts. Its preparation for service will include removal of Mobitec LED destination displays and fitment of Go North East's standard Hanover LED displays.
July 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried a plain silver base livery, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. There are a number of changes to Go North East's services in the Gateshead and surrounding areas, from 24th July 2016. "Citylink" service 58 will be revised to operate every 12 minutes between Heworth and Newcastle only. To maintain the link between Newcastle and... see more
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 36. The new service, aimed at making things easier for people living in Sunderland, launches on Monday 4th July 2017 and, until 9th July, passengers can try it completely free of charge. The company says, "there's no need for a timetable as new buses will be along every ten minutes and passengers are... see more
July 2013 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new... see more
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more