Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5411
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.
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 45 and 46, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Red Kite" services 45/46.
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been branded as "Red Kite", with sub-branding for services 45/46.
April 2015 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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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, for use on services 45/46 (Newcastle - Consett), representing an investment of approximately £1,500,000. 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 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements"
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 2012 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9/X10, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Chester-le-Street, joining the new Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles on "Angel" service 21.
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round"