Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5409
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Ahead of new vehicles being delivered for the "Red Kite" services; this vehicle has been stripped of all "Red Kite" vinyls, as a trial to see how the bodywork condition is impaired, should this need to be done in the event the buses aren't able to be repainted immediately.
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. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Consett.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated, and has transferred from Consett Depot to Deptford.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Hownsgill. After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15 March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has gained a new green circular symbol to the outside of the bus, behind the driver's cab, to indicate that this vehicle features audio-visual 'Next Stop' announcements.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley.
October 2015 Go North East
Ahead of impending transfer to Stanley Depot in exchange for 5401 (NK15 ENO), this vehicle has gained "Red Kite" branding. 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), this vehicle has been branded opposed to 5401 (NK15 ENO).
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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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 Chester-le-Street Depot. On Sundays; when the PVR of the "Coast & Country" services is reduced, 5401 (NK15 ENO) is allocated to services 14 and X22. 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 these services more commercially viable.
April 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery.
March 2015 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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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 Chester-le-Street 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.
August 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. The Dennis Dart/Caetano vehicles that were operating this service on a temporary basis have been returned to the hirer.
August 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Tall Ships and International Airshow events, which Go North East had an increased vehicle requirement to operate services for, this vehicle has returned to Saltmeadows Road Depot to have its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette. Unlike similar 6168 (YN56 FFH) and 6169 (YN56 FFJ), this work was unable to be completed... see more
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board"
August 2014 Go North East
To remove articulated vehicles from the fleet, as well as the associated higher running costs, service X66 is believed to be in-line to receive brand new vehicles within this financial year. To test suitability of the Wright Streetlite vehicle type, as well as comparing against the Mercedes Citaro demonstrator vehicle (9120) which has been trialled, this vehicle has been temporarily transferred... see more