Go North East Fleet Go North East's 4899
May 2018 Go North East
Retained beyond its initial expected withdrawal date to replace Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 559 (NK53 TKY) in the fleet at Riverside, this vehicle's MOT has now expired and as such has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot. It will be replaced in the fleet at Riverside by Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 722 (KY63 VTA) once this vehicle is prepared for service following delivery.
September 2017 Go North East
Following the end of the two-phase Major Line Closure taking place between Monday 31st July and Saturday 2nd September 2017 to allow for work at Northumberland Park station and track and bridge renewal work which forms part of the £350m Metro: all change modernisation programme, this vehicle has moved into a float/reserve capacity. Though presently remaining based at Riverside; it is intended for this vehicle to transfer to Deptford Depot, where it will cover for Mercedes Citaro vehicles away for internal refurbishment and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
February 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, following temporary loan to Hexham Depot.
January 2016 Go North East Photograph by Jack Alexander McArdle
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To replace Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown 4897 (V987 ETN) at Hexham Depot following its return to Riverside, this vehicle has transferred to Hexham Depot on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
January 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Stanley Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside.
January 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
January 2016 Go North East
Following the arrival of similar 4896 (V986 ETN) at Stanley, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
January 2016 Go North East
Whilst similar Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown 4896 (V986 ETN) is undergoing PSV test, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan. 4896 (V986 ETN) is intended to replace 5160 (T810 CBW), which was withdrawn from service at Stanley last month. 5160 (T810 CBW) was originally retained at Stanley Depot, as a float/reserve vehicle, due to the early withdrawal of Dennis Trident/East Lancs Lolyne 3874 (W184 SCU) following accident damage.
August 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
March 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following the withdrawal of the 775 service (Sunderland - Consett) and the restructure of the routes along this corridor, this vehicle has received "Lime" branding, featuring the tagline "cross county connection".
November 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lime green base livery.
October 2016 Go North East
With Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown 4922 (X922 WGR) having been reinstated at Riverside Depot, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot in its place.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received "indiGo Washington" branding. It lacks the Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement feature 'blobs' as featured on the new Optare Solo SR M925/Optare vehicles which entered service earlier this year, as, unlike the new vehicles, it does not have either of these features.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values... see more
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).