Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5253
June 2020 Go North East
Additional hot spares are being deployed in Gateshead this week in case of any increase in demand associated with the opening of non-essential shops. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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.
October 2008 Go North East
Presently without branding; this vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot, on "Red Arrows" service X2 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
October 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lime green base livery.
October 2017 Go North East
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.
October 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows Road, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.