Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5451
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
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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
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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 Photograph by Snakebite90
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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
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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 sambuses
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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
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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
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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 James Mitchelhill
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received Go North East's new corporate livery.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Alistair
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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'.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside. At Riverside, this vehicle should see primary allocation to services 67/69. This transfer has taken place due to contract changes resulting in services 67/69 at Riverside requiring Euro 5 emission vehicles. Once similar Optare Versa 8307 - 8309 are fitted with Euro 6 SCRTs, this vehicle will return to Chester-le-Street.
September 2018 Go North East
Having temporarily entered service in a plain yellow and blue base livery, this vehicle has now received "Tynedale Links" branding.
September 2019 Go North East
In line with the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.