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January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
November 2019 Go North East
Following completion of most of the refurbishments on the "Cobalt & Coast" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs, this vehicle has now been withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot. Having sustained gearbox failure, it is expected to be stripped for spare parts then sold for scrap.
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 has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main, in a float/reserve capacity, where it will provide cover for the duration of the "Cobalt Clipper" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs undergoing repaint and internal refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
May 2019 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes and re-allocations which will see this vehicle form part of the float/reserve fleet ahead of its intended withdrawal later this year; this vehicle has had its free Wi-Fi equipment removed, in order to allow it to be installed onto another vehicle.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following the end of the Arriva North East industrial action, this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Chester-le-Street.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Due to planned industrial action on Arriva North East's 'Durham County' services in Durham, Stockton and Redcar, Arriva are running a limited free-to-use service between January 6 and January 12 2019. As such, Go North East are operating duplicate X21 services between Bishop Auckland and Framwellgate Moor, via, Durham, and providing buses with a larger capacity on services X5, X6 and X7, which operate between Hartlepool, Peterlee and Sunderland. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Peterlee, in order to provide more capacity on services X6/X7.
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by Transport Glory
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by sean white
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following repaint into Go North East's corporate livery, this vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street; this vehicle will be primarily allocated to services 13/14, X22 and X25, allowing the cascade of older examples of the same vehicle type to another depot.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, having previously carried a plain red base livery. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board". It has been released for cascade from Hexham Depot, where it was previously allocated to, following the entry into service of the refurbished Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro vehicles on "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by Cobalt271
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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.
September 2013 Go North East
Having been out of service whilst undergoing repaint and refurbishment, this vehicle has now returned to service at Hexham Depot, seeing primary allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85.
September 2013 Go North East
To attract passengers from Arriva North East's 685 service; this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi, offering a more premium service specification for customers on Go North East's new "Tynedalexpress" X84/X85 services between Newcastle and Hexham.
August 2013 Go North East
After 11 months of the experimental OK1 service operating; Go North East extended the service from Darlington to Middlesbrough, providing a direct bus link from the Wear Valley area, and to attract new users. The service was revised to terminate at Bishop Auckland northbound, as this corridor faced the biggest competition with Arriva North East, and just four journeys per day started/terminated at Crook. Whilst passenger numbers grew initially, numbers remained low except for a few busy journeys and as such, Go North East decided that the service was not sustainable to operate in the longer term. As such, the company is to withdraw the service after an 18-month period of operation, after the final journey on Saturday 10th August 2013. Ahead of the withdrawal of the service, this vehicle has been temporarily removed from service, and has been sent to Thornton Brothers, Ashington, for internal refurbishment, prior to cascade elsewhere within the fleet.
January 2012 Go North East Photograph by stueybish
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This vehicle has gained a special commemorative livery to celebrate the centenary of OK Motor Services, and will act as a spare vehicle for "The OK Expressway" service OK1, deputising when a branded vehicle is unavailable. Following the unexpected death of Wade Emmerson Snr. in August 1994, Go-Ahead purchased the company's operations from the majority shareholder of OK, Wade Emmerson Jnr., for £5.4 million in April 1995.
January 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to the Crook outstation.
December 2011 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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Ahead of the launch of a new experimental bus service, numbered OK1, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain maroon and cream base livery. Go North East plans to make a return to the town of Bishop Auckland, after almost six years of the company selling its operations to Arriva North East. The new OK1 service aims to provide a new bus link from St Helen Auckland and West Auckland to Darlington, and a faster service from Crook and Bishop Auckland, in competiton with Arriva North East.
November 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has had its "Swift" branding removed, and now carries generic "Prince Bishops" branding, for service 20.
January 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a purple base livery with silver detailing, and has also received "Prince Bishops Swift" branding, for service X20. The branding is very similar to the branding carried by the main vehicles allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20, with minor differences to differentiate the two different services.
February 2006 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entry into service, this vehicle has received sub-branding for services X20/X50.
January 2006 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries Go North East's corporate livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service. It features high-backed Esteban Civic V3 seating.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a shortage of storage space at Saltmeadows Road, this vehicle is subject to being stored indoors at the new Gateshead Riverside Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £3,400,000, Go North East has ordered a batch... see more
January 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery.
January 2020 Go North East
Due to the delay in the delivery of the new vehicles for "X-lines" service X21; there aren't enough Wright StreetDecks to cover the PVR of this service, now it has increased in frequency to operate every 15 minutes between Newcastle and Durham, and has been extended from Tindale Crescent to West Auckland. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to... see more
January 2017 Go North East
As part of a reduction in the amount of vehicles in the Driver Training fleet, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service in Riverside Depot's Driver Training fleet.