Go North East Fleet Go North East's 4958
March 2018 Go North East
This vehicle previously held a temporary reserve role in the fleet at Chester-le-Street Depot following vehicle re-allocations, pending the award of Nexus contracts effective 18th March 2018. It has now returned to full service at Chester-le-Street. Go North East has retained many of the contracts they already operated, with the contracts for services W2 (Whitley Bay - Brierdene) and K3 (Forest Hall - Four Lane Ends - Freeman Hospital) also being awarded to Go North East. Pending delivery of new minibus vehicles in June; there is a current shortage of minibus vehicles to operate these contracts, and a number of temporary service and vehicle allocations need to take place.
March 2018 Go North East
Following the cascade of Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8298 (NK09 FUW) to Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has entered a reserve role in the fleet at Chester-le-Street. Although originally earmarked for withdrawal; Go North East has been awarded a number of minibus contracts, effective 18th March 2018, meaning that this vehicle needs to be temporarily retained to allow for other cascades, pending delivery of new minibuses for the Durham Cathedral Bus 40/40A/40B services and the Chester-le-Street Town Services.
September 2016 Go North East
With roadworks having been completed in Durham City Centre, "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 are reverting back to their usual timetables and hence there has been a PVR reduction at Deptford Depot. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street.
September 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, to be allocated to "Sunderland Connect" service 700. Optare has supplied this loan vehicle for a duration of up to four weeks, whilst they undertake longevity testing on Optare Solo SR M925 Hybrid/Optare 640 (NK62 DWY), as this vehicle is now five years old.