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June 2020 Go North East
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.
March 2020 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Consett Depot to Deptford, enabling older vehicles to be delicensed.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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 Photograph by Snakebite90
This vehicle has received the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by sam buses
Following the arrival of Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid 5466 (NK17 GHX) at Deptford, this vehicle has returned to service at Stanley.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
Prior to the introduction of this vehicle type to Deptford's fleet; this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, to allow a period of driver familiarisation on the new Euro 6 Daimler-engined Wright Streetlite vehicle type.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot, acting as a dedicated spare vehicle for "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A. To maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to the Sunday operation of service X71 (Consett - Newcastle), alongside similar Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5419 (NK15 EOL).
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary Mitchelhill
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received Go North East's new corporate livery.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Alistair
This vehicle, which carries a red and blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, this batch of vehicles feature the latest Euro 6 Micro-Hybrid engines with the cleanest vehicle emissions standards. Unlike previous examples in the fleet, they therefore feature a Wrightbus grille on the rear bonnet, providing additional air circulation. Similar to all recent orders, these vehicles 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. They also feature free customer Wi-Fi, audio-visual Next Stop Announcement LED internal signs, and USB power sockets on the back of each seat to allow mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to be charged 'on the go'.
October 2012 Go North East
Having been temporarily taken out of service; this vehicle has now been reinstated at Winlaton Depot, to upgrade the "Blaydon Racers" 49 service, allowing the dual-door Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs currently operating on this service to cascade elsewhere. The vehicle has also been de-branded, so now no longer carries "Red Arrows" branding.
October 2019 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding.
October 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values... see more