Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5253
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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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.
October 2017 Go North East
In order to improve the customer experience on "Toon Link" services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71, which all provide links between Newcastle, Stanley and Consett, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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Having previously carried sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Stanley - Newcastle); this vehicle has had these vinyls stripped and new vinyls added, sporting the taglines "For city centre shops and leisure" and "Frequent buses to Newcastle".
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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This vehicle has gained "Toon Link" branding, with sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Newcastle - Stanley). Upcoming service changes will see services X30/X31 and new peak-time service X32 introduced to the "Toon Link" brand.
September 2015 Go North East Photograph by
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Ahead of upcoming service changes; this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery, and is expected to join the "Toon Link" brand at the end of October.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL vehicles on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daftlad1
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Ahead of impending cascade due to the arrival of new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL vehicles which will see allocation to the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
November 2010 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has gained "Cobalt Clipper" branding, with sub-branding for services 309 (Newcastle - Blyth) and 310 (Newcastle - North Shields).
September 2010 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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As part of a re-branding scheme for the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain silver base livery.
March 2008 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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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 Carlisle Bus Group
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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
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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.
June 2019 Go North East
Surplus to requirements at Riverside following completion of the repainting of the former "Prince Bishops" branded Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles which had transferred from Deptford; this vehicle has now transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, in order to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Deptford, in a float/reserve capacity, to assist with extra vehicle requirements associated with Special Events.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has received a promotional livery to support the Great Exhibition of the North. The event, running between 22nd June and 9th September 2018, using NewcastleGateshead as its stage, is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting-edge culture and magical experiences for all the family.
June 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery, and has also received "Blaydon Racers" branding, for services 10/11 (Rowlands Gill / Blackhall Mill - Rockwood Hill - Crawcrook - Blaydon - MetroCentre - Newcastle City Centre) and 31/32 (Winlaton - Blaydon - Newcastle Business Park - Swalwell - Dunston - Newcastle).