Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5230
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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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 aptyldsley
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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 Peter Barclay
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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.
November 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Steven Hodgson, John Soutar and Mark McCann
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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.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, having previously carried "Tynedalexpress" branding. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times". 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.
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 Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to the launch of the new "Tynedalexpress" X84/X85 services next month, this vehicle has gained "Tynedalexpress" branding with sub-branding for services X84/X85. "Tynedalexpress" services X84 and X85 link the Tyne Valley and Newcastle with faster routes and great value fares. Each service operates hourly, yielding two buses per hour between Newcastle, Denton Burn, Corbridge and Hexham. The X85 service is designed to compete with Arriva North East's long-established 685 service, which operates hourly between Newcastle and Carlisle, via 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 "The OK Expressway" branding, with sub-branding for service OK1. 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
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.
February 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
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.
February 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Go North East to Go-Ahead London, on temporary loan, to operate a week-long Rail Replacement contract in operation between Brighton and Three Bridges.
February 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
February 2014 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles at Percy Main on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has been transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, for further trials on "Angel" service 21.