Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 5248
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
November 2017 Go North East
Having sustained severe fire damage, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app"
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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In order to standardise the fleets at Stanley and Washington following the entry into service of the new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Stanley.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Following service changes taking place on Sunday 6th November 2016 which saw the operation of service 9 (Sunderland - North Shields) transfer from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Washington, acting as a dedicated spare vehicle for "Whey Aye Five 0" services 5 and 50, providing fleet standardisation at Washington Depot and a consistent vehicle specification for customers on these services.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see the operation of service 9 (Sunderland - North Shields) transfer from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. From Sunday 6th November 2016, this vehicle will be allocated to Washington Depot, acting as a dedicated spare vehicle for "Whey Aye Five 0" services 5 and 50, providing fleet standardisation at Washington Depot and a consistent vehicle specification for customers on these services. 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 of Go North East.
April 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Go North East stated in a customer consultation to review the 9 and X3 services that the company wished to increase the frequency of service 9 (Sunderland - Boldon - Jarrow - North Shields) to every 20 minutes across the whole route and introduce route branding to the service. Customers did not favour these plans, and alternative service changes being introduced meant that the plan to brand 5247, 5248, 5249 and 5274 did not go ahead. Instead, these vehicles have gained large 'Northern' fleet names.
December 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main.
November 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot.
February 2007 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "West Durham Swift" branding, for services 70 and X30/X31.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features high backed 'Civic V3' seating, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected that this vehicle will transfer to Stanley Depot.
November 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).
November 2010 Go North East
To simplify the services on the Coast Road corridor, services 75/76 will be withdrawn from 13th November 2010. Between Newcastle and North Shields, the services will be replaced by a brand new 310 service, operating every every 15 minutes and serving Coast Road, High Farm, Battle Hill, Middle Engine Lane, Norham Road, Verne Road and Meadow Well. Combined with the existing "Cobalt... see more
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred to Deptford Depot, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot, on "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. This bus also features free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.