Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5249
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 Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it should see primary allocation to services 13/14/25/X22.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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In line with the operation of "Toon Link" services 6 and X31 transferring from Stanley Depot to Riverside, this vehicle has also transferred to Riverside. Although this vehicle isn't branded as "Toon Link", it will form part of the PVR of services 6 and X31.
October 2017 Go North East
With the "Toon Link" branded Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity vehicles having been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi to improve the customer experience on the services which these vehicles are allocated to; this vehicle has also been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi, acting as the dedicated spare vehicle for the single-deck allocation on these routes.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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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.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. 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.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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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.
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.
December 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.
March 2016 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain pink base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £1,200,000, Go North East has ordered nine Optare Solo SR minibuses to be launched on the "North Tyne Links" network of services at Percy Main Depot. The services will be... see more
March 2007 Go North East
Following the withdrawal of the 775 service (Sunderland - Consett) and the restructure of the routes along this corridor, this vehicle has received "Lime" branding, featuring the tagline "cross county connection".
March 2007 Go North East
Following the withdrawal of the 775 service (Sunderland - Consett) and the restructure of the routes along this corridor, this vehicle has received "Lime" branding, featuring the tagline "cross county connection".
March 2011 Go North East
Presently retaining "Route 19" branding; this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, in exchange for Dennis SPD/Transbus Super Pointers 8238 - 8241 which will be allocated to service 19 instead.