Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5262
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Following service changes, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, following the loss of the contract to operate service 5 between Jarrow and North Shields. Gateshead Central Taxis have been awarded the contract instead, as a standalone service, numbered 319.
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following repaint, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Washington. At Washington; this vehicle will act as a spare vehicle for "Connections4" service 4 and "Whey Aye Five 0" services 5/50, replacing the Mercedes Citaros in fleet livery which currently serve this purpose at Washington.
January 2018 Go North East
Following 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 "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times".
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.
September 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Coinciding with service changes effective 1st September 2013, this vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Wrekenton - Whitley Bay).
July 2013 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "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).
April 2009 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Gateshead - Whitley Bay).
March 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, also gaining a small "Coaster" logo below the windscreen in the process.
October 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following the cascade of double-deck vehicles to upgrade the "Angel" services, this vehicle has been transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main. The front end of the vehicle has also been repainted cream.
July 2007 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has received "Angel" branding.
June 2007 Go North East
Following the entry into service of the first "Red Arrows" branded Mercedes Citaro at Washington Depot, this vehicle has transferred to Chester-le-Street Depot.
February 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Pending delivery of new "Red Arrows" branded Mercedes Citaros, this vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot. Once the new Mercedes Citaros are delivered, it is expected that this vehicle will transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot, seeing use on the "Angel" services.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a pink 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.
March 2008 Go North East
Having received a partial front end pink repaint in September 2007, this vehicle has now received a full plain pink base livery repaint and has also been fitted with LED destination displays.
March 2020 Go North East
On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson placed the country on "lockdown", enforcing rules on people only leaving the house to shop for necessities, to exercise once a day, for medical needs or to provide care, or to travel to and from work (if they can't work from home). Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres have all been closed, as well as mass gatherings being banned, schools being... see more
March 2016 Go North East
Following the entry into service of brand new Optare Solo SR minibuses at Percy Main on the "North Tyne Links" network of services, which have been re-branded as "indiGo", this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main.
March 2020 Go North East
On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson placed the country on "lockdown", enforcing rules on people only leaving the house to shop for necessities, to exercise once a day, for medical needs or to provide care, or to travel to and from work (if they can't work from home). Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres have all been closed, as well as mass gatherings being banned, schools being... see more