Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5255
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 reinstated at Washington.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
January 2020 Go North East
In partnership with South Tyneside Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 4 to Euro 6.
February 2019 Go North East
In order to enhance the quality of service provided to passengers on services 5 and 50, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi. This contributes towards Go North East's project to upgrade every service in the Washington and South Tyneside areas with free Wi-Fi.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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With route branding across the network being reviewed, services 5 and 50 (currently branded "Whey Aye Five 0") are the next routes to lose route branding. This three-quarter life repaint into Go North East's fleet livery reflects the interworking of service 50 with the 5, the fit in of these services in Go North East's network, and the age of the Scania OmniCity fleet. As such this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements".
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by
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Prior to the service changes taking place on Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington, allowing a period of driver familiarisation on the Scania OmniCity vehicle type.
March 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received "Whey Aye Five 0" branding, with sub-branding for service 50 (South Shields - Durham).
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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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 Chester-le-Street.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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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 a light blue base livery. It is expected that the vehicle will transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot, where it will see allocation to "Whey Aye Five 0" service 50.
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).
October 2010 Go North East
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.
April 2007 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Having been delivered in a plain red base livery; this vehicle has now been repainted into a silver and blue base livery at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and has also received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
March 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Percy Main.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington 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.
January 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
January 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received basic "Venture" branding.
January 2019 Go North East
Due to planned industrial action on Arriva North East's 'Durham County' services in Durham, Stockton and Redcar, Arriva are running a limited free-to-use service between January 6 and January 12 2019. As such, Go North East are operating duplicate X21 services between Bishop Auckland and Framwellgate Moor, via, Durham, and providing buses with a larger capacity on services X5, X6... see more
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Durham Diamond" branding, with sub-branding for services 16/16A.