Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5359
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 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
October 2013 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).
October 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained ?Connections4? branding, with sub-branding for service 4 (Heworth - Houghton-le-Spring). ?Connections4? is the new brand name for service 4, which directly replaces the ?MetroLINK? brand name for service M1, with no changes to the existing route or timetable. It promotes the connections available on the service ?for? Heworth Interchange, Concord, Washington Galleries, Shiney Row and Houghton-le-Spring.
September 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a midnight blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £2,000,000, Go North East has ordered a batch of eleven Euro 5 Mercedes Citaro heavy-weight single-deckers to be launched on ?MetroLINK? service M1 at Washington Depot. These brand new buses feature high-backed seating, free on-board passenger Wi-Fi, and ?Next Stop? audio-visual announcements.
October 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
October 2018 Go North East
Due to capacity constraints within Chester-le-Street Depot, the operation of all of the depot's minibus contracts are transferring elsewhere. The operation of the Durham Cathedral Bus services 40/40A/40B has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley and as such this vehicle has transferred similarly to operate these services.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service at Riverside Depot, acting as a primary spare vehicle for "Green Arrow" service 97, but can also be used on other services when all ten branded vehicles are on the road.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.