Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5416
October 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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To assist with vehicle repaint requirements; this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Riverside, in a float/reserve capacity.
October 2020 Go North East
Following the delivery of new Wright StreetDeck vehicles for services X45/46/47, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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 Consett.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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.
September 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
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 cainebj
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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
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.
November 2013 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles at Deptford Depot on "Drifter" service 60, this vehicle has been de-branded and as such no longer carries "Drifter" branding.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has lost its allover wrap advertisement for Strongbow Cider in favour of another wrap advertisement for NatWest Bank.
November 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
November 2015 Go North East
Although originally intended to be loaned for the Durham Lumiere event, this float/reserve vehicle has been absorbed into the main service fleet at Chester-le-Street Depot as a replacement for Dennis Trident/East Lancs Lolyne 3868 (W178 SCU) which has been withdrawn due to engine issues.