Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5270
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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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 Chester-le-Street.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Coaster" services 1/1A, allowing the Volvo B5 Hybrid vehicles to be temporarily withdrawn from service owing to their unique nature and high maintenance costs (which are all outsourced to Volvo Bus & Coach).
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street.
August 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following recent service changes, this vehicle has lost its "Blue Arrow" branding and has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following repaint and the application of branding; this vehicle has returned to service at Percy Main Depot, where it will now be allocated to "Blue Arrow" service 11 (Whitley Bay - Metrocentre).
February 2018 Go North East
In order to upgrade the "Blue Arrow" 11 service, which operates between Whitley Bay and the Metrocentre, via Wallsend, Newcastle and Gateshead, Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicitys 5266 - 5273 are to be cascaded to the route in line with the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s on the "Coaster" 1/1A services. This allows passengers on this route to benefit from high-backed Esteban Civic V3 seating and the provision of free Wi-Fi, and will lead to the withdrawal of the Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles currently allocated. Following repaint and prior to returning service at Percy Main, this vehicle has received "Blue Arrow" branding.
February 2018 Go North East
Released following the entry into service of the former "Angel" branded Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s on the "Coaster" 1/1A services; this vehicle, which previously carried "Coaster" branding, has been repainted into a dark blue base livery.
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 emdjt42
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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).
September 2013 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw "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).
April 2009 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. This vehicle has also undergone a full plain cream base livery repaint.
March 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, also gaining a small "Coaster" logo below the windscreen in the process.
July 2007 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has received "Angel" branding.
June 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following the entry into service of the remaining "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.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "The 49" services 49/49A.
January 2008 Go North East
In line with service changes effective 27th January 2008, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Gateshead. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays. In addition, it has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South... see more
January 2016 Go North East
In January 2014; Go North East fitted a white LED destination display to Riverside-based Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5390 (NL63 YAY), as a trial to compare against the standard amber displays. Go North East has now fitted a larger display, with more LEDs, to this vehicle, as a trial to compare against 5390's white 144x19 display. It is a 160x24 display, which is the same size used in the rear... see more