Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5401
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by James Dunkley
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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. The depots which were temporarily 'mothballed' for the duration of the crisis have now re-opened, except for Saltmeadows Road, which is where most of the National Express coaches are stored. The central works facility remains open as usual. Therefore, this vehicle has now transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street.
March 2020 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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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 closed, and sporting events being cancelled. Therefore, further changes were made to bus timetables from Saturday 28 March, reflecting a mass reduction in customer demand for buses. As part of these timetable revisions; Chester-le-Street, Percy Main and Washington Depots were temporarily 'mothballed' with services operated out of key depots Consett, Deptford (including Peterlee outstation) and Riverside (including Hexham outstation) only. Therefore, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Deptford.
November 2018 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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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 "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times".
October 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
October 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
May 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
May 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
February 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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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.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Dan's Bus Photos
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Recent service changes have seen the PVR of the "Red Kite" 45/46 services increase by one vehicle, and to allow the "Red Kite" branded allocation to be carry consecutive fleet numbers (5409 - 5418), 5409 (NK15 ENY) was transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley and this vehicle was transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street in exchange.
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by
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Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot. On Sundays; when the PVR of the "Coast & Country" services is reduced, this vehicle will be allocated to service X71 (Consett - Newcastle). This provides customers on these services with premium features such as free Wi-Fi and power sockets, and the company can also claim for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment (an extra 6p per kilometre), thus making the Sunday operation of this service more commercially viable. In addition; when not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Coast & Country" services 8/78 or "Red Kite" services 45/46, this vehicle will be allocated to services X43 on weekdays and the seasonal Beamish Museum 128 service on Saturdays.
April 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery.
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This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Stanley Depot, to act as a spare vehicle for services 8/78 (Sunderland - Chester-le-Street - Stanley - Consett), representing an investment of approximately £2,500,000. It is the Micro-Hybrid version of the Wright Streetlite, which is 11.5m in length. The Micro Hybrid recovers energy lost from braking to power the vehicle electrics and compressed air systems, saving up to 10% in fuel costs. The interior specification for this batch of vehicles has been completely overhauled: they feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with e-leather; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats, to provide extra light on the gangway.
April 2014 Go North East
Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has surrendered its original registration, NK58 DVX, which has now been held on retention, having been allocated cherished registration plate 'N21 GNE'. This cherished registration plate was originally acquired to promote the company's night-bus N21 service, and was intended to be allocated to Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6333 (NK67 GOC). Due to a... see more
April 2019 Go North East
In order to provide a higher-specification vehicle on service X30 (Stanley - Newcastle), this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to the Hownsgill Depot.
April 2018 Go North East
Following completion of preparation for service; this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, for use on the private Jewish Scholars contract, replacing the elderly step-entrance Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties Palatine 2 vehicles currently in this capacity at Riverside.