Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5201
May 2019 Go North East
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle, now surplus to requirements, has been moved into a float/reserve position in the fleet at Chester-le-Street.
February 2019 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street, returning to full service within the fleet, with similar 5205 (NK54 NUY) transferring in the opposite direction, now in a float/reserve capacity.
January 2019 Go North East
Due to a gap in the Bus & Coach World refurbishment schedule at Blackburn, Go North East's planned refurbishments for the "Cobalt Clipper" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs have been brought ahead. As such this vehicle has undergone PSV preparation and subsequent test at Deptford Depot, and has been reinstated in the fleet at Percy Main Depot in a float/reserve capacity. Alongside Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5204 (NK54 NUX) and 5215 (NK54 NVL), this vehicle should be allocated to a Nexus Miscellaneous Works contract board, releasing a fleet livery Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity to operate one of three early-return boards on the "Coaster" 1 and "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services.
January 2019 Go North East
Reinstated to replace Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President 6030 (V330 LGC) as a float vehicle; following completion of annual PSV test at Deptford Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
January 2019 Go North East
In line with the expiry of its MOT, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot. It had already been replaced in the Chester-le-Street fleet allocation last year by Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8295 (NK09 FUT).
November 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
November 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2018 Go North East
Having been replaced in the fleet at Chester-le-Street Depot following the transfer of Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8295 (NK09 FUT) from Crook Depot, this vehicle has been retained in a float/reserve capacity at Chester-le-Street, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2018 Go North East
To ensure that all of the vehicles based at Crook have Wi-Fi for the operational benefits this delivers to the company, this vehicle has had its free Wi-Fi equipment removed, in order to allow it to be installed onto 725 (YA13 AAE) instead.
February 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. As a result of the withdrawal of the 88/88A services, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. The re-allocation of this vehicle to Chester-le-Street is a temporary measure, and will be withdrawn from service on arrival of the former "South Tyne" branded Optare Versas at Chester-le-Street.
December 2017 Go North East
Following repaint and completion of annual PSV test, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot. At Riverside; this vehicle serves as a replacement for Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4943 (NK51 OLG) which was withdrawn without replacement in October 2017, having incurred defects uneconomical to repair.
November 2017 Go North East
Having been released for cascade following the transfer of Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5229 (NK55 OLG) to Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery prior to assimilation into Riverside Depot's fleet. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times".
September 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2017 Go North East
Though originally intended to return to service at Chester-le-Street on 9th August 2017, the diversion route continued on until this day due to the works on the Washington Highway being continued into this day. As such, a day later than expected, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street, with the "Red Arrows" X1 service returning to the route it usually operates.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington. Released from Chester-le-Street following the temporary transfer of four "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs to operate services 13/X25; the temporary transfer of this vehicle to Washington coincides with a short notice road closure by Sunderland City Council, which means that northbound buses on "Red Arrows" service X1 are unable to run direct along the Washington Highway on 7th and 8th August 2017, and will need to be diverted along Bonemill Lane, via Fatfield Bridge and Station Road to Shiney Row. Due to the low bridge in the area, double-deck vehicles cannot be allocated to the X1 service during this time.
February 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Stanley Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it will see allocation to the new DU2 service (Durham City Centre - Ushaw College). The new contract is due to commence from Monday 5th October 2015.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
July 2016 Go North East
Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
July 2016 Go North East
Following the last batch delivered in June 2016, Go North East has acquired five further Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles from sister Go-Ahead operating company Brighton & Hove, following the entry into service of brand new Wright StreetDeck vehicles on Brighton & Hove's 1 service. This vehicle, previously numbered previously numbered 602 within the Brighton & Hove... see more
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Tall Ships event, this vehicle has returned to service at Washington Depot.
July 2016 Go North East
To provide a temporary replacement for Dennis Trident/East Lancs Lolyne 3876 (W186 SCU), which has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Stanley.