Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5389
May 2020 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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With an expected announcement from the UK Government on Sunday 10 May to relax some of the current "lockdown" restrictions in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which could lead to an increased number of passengers travelling on Go North East's bus services, further re-allocations and service allocation revisions are being made, in order to increase social distancing on-board Go North East's bus services. This will include double-deck buses being allocated to services ordinarily allocated single-decks, and single-deck buses being allocated to those services which had been temporarily allocated minibuses for the duration of the crisis. Therefore this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham.
March 2020 Go North East
In partnership with Gateshead Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
February 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, following completion of the investigation of the incident which took place back in December 2018.
December 2018 Go North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, on a temporary basis, in exchange for Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8324 (NK11 FXG) which is now at Riverside. The temporary exchange has taken place due to 5389 (NL63 YAX) being involved in an incident. While the investigation is ongoing, it has been moved away from the area.
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Having previously carried a promotional livery for Beamish Museum, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Rod Whitaker
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As part of an ongoing partnership with Beamish Museum, this vehicle has received a promotional livery to advertise Beamish. The livery promotes connections to the museum from all around the region.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot. Fitted with free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements, this vehicle is a dedicated spare vehicle for "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. As a corporate liveried spare vehicle, it can also be used on other services, should the full compliment of "Citylink" branded Optare Versas be fit for service.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received white Go North East fleet names.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Gateshead in due course to act as a corporate liveried reserve vehicle for "Citylink" service 58.
May 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has received "TEN" branding.
May 2019 Go North East
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, where it will see primary allocation to... see more
May 2019 Go North East
As a result of recent service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has lost its "Prince Bishops" branding having been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery. The experimental blue front end has now been discontinued, and no further repaints are intended to include this colour on the front.
May 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "Red Kite" service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill).