Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5259
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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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 2019 fleet livery.
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.
April 2016 Go North East
With the operation of "Whey Aye Five 0" service 50 transferring to Washington Depot as part of service changes effective Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington.
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 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 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 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 emdjt42
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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.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot, acting as a spare vehicle for the "West Durham Swift" services.
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.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a white 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.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has gained its original registration of W866 PNL prior to its withdrawal from the fleet, having previously carried cherished registration mark 340 GUP.
October 2020 Go North East
Previously branded as "Red Arrows"; this vehicle has returned from Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, having been repainted into a two-tone silver and red base livery, as well as seat re-trim and USB charging points fitment.
October 2019 Go North East
Due to the delay in the entry into service of the new ADL Enviro400 vehicles at Consett, and changes already being made to drivers duties and running boards based on double-deck vehicles being in service at Consett, this vehicle has temporarily entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot (in Brighton & Hove base livery), allowing similar examples in Go North East livery to be temporarily... see more
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a yellow and blue base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Hexham Depot. As part of ongoing improvements to services in Hexham, "Tynedale Links" service 680 will receive an upgraded Mercedes Citaro allocation, with the... see more