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Go North East's 5252 - NK56 KHY Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 5252

Vehicle Details

Registration: NK56 KHY

Chassis: Scania CN230UB

Bodywork: Scania Omnicity

Depot: Brighton Horizon Coaches

Livery: Adapted 2019 fleet livery

Year new: 2007

Vehicle History

September 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley In line with the re-commencement of scholars services for the 2020/21 academic year; this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by EYBusman With most scholars services in Tyne & Wear returning to operation from Monday 15 June, re-allocations have taken place to accommodate the operation of all of these services. Services 13 and 25 at Chester-le-Street will now be operated by single-deck vehicles to assist in the release of double-deck vehicles for scholars. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated at Chester-le-Street Depot.
June 2020 Go North East From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been re-licensed, but remains out of service.
April 2020 Go North East Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Coaster" services 1/1A, allowing the Volvo B5 Hybrid vehicles to be temporarily withdrawn from service owing to their unique nature and high maintenance costs (which are all outsourced to Volvo Bus & Coach).
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 Dan's Bus Photos 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.
September 2018 Go North East Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Stanley.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
February 2018 Go North East Following the entry into service of the former “Angel” branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles on the “Coaster” 1/1A services, this vehicle has been released for cascade to Stanley Depot.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Steven Hodgson, John Soutar and Mark McCann Ahead of the cascade of the former "Angel" branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles to Percy Main; where they will be branded for and operate the "Coaster" 1/1A services, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round"
December 2015 Go North East As part of a project to upgrade "Coaster" service 1 (Wrekenton - Gateshead - Whitley Bay), this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi. This follows a recent deep clean on all of the "Coaster" branded vehicles at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
October 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham Coinciding with service changes effective 1st September 2013, this vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Wrekenton - Whitley Bay).
October 2013 Go North East Following recent service changes which saw "Coaster" service 1 extend to Wrekenton via Low Fell and Harlow Green, replacing service 24 and providing customers on this route with a direct service to Newcastle, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. It is expected that the "Coaster" brand will be revised in line with the service changes, and the new brand design will focus on the coastal section of the route (Whitley Bay - North Shields).
November 2010 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson Following the entry into service of Mercedes Citaro vehicles at Percy Main on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, for allocation to "Coaster" service 1 (receiving appropriate branding at a later date).
March 2008 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has been repainted into a silver and blue base livery at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and has also received "Cobalt Clipper" branding, with sub-branding for services 309/310.
September 2007 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main, and presently retains the company's corporate livery.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham This vehicle, which carries Go North East's corporate livery, has entered service at Stanley Depot. When the vehicle is not required to cover for a branded vehicle on the "Red Kite" or "West Durham Swift" services, it should form the allocation of service 15 (Durham - Consett).
February 2007 Go North East Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained corporate livery logos. It is expected to act as a spare vehicle at Stanley Depot.
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.

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February 2018 Go North East Following repaint and the application of branding; this vehicle has returned to service at Percy Main Depot, where it will now be allocated to "Blue Arrow" service 11 (Whitley Bay - Metrocentre).
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February 2016 Go North East This vehicle has entered service at Hexham Depot.
February 2009 Go North East Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL20, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3966. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full... see more
February 2016 Go North East Ahead of impending cascade to Hexham Depot, where it will see allocation to the Hadrian's Wall Country Bus AD122 service, this vehicle has been fitted with Next Stop Announcement audio-visual displays.
February 2008 Go North East Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
February 2008 Go North East Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain green base livery.
February 2017 Go North East This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into Go North East's corporate base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to... see more
February 2007 Go North East Ahead of transfer to Stanley Depot where this vehicle will be allocated to "The Diamond" services 43/44, this vehicle has gained "The Diamond" branding, albeit without sub-branding for the 43/44 services. Early... see more
February 2018 Go North East This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot, seeing allocation to services 67 (Metrocentre - Wardley) and 69 (Winlaton - Wardley).