Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5466
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.
June 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a weekly ticket).
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle, which carries a light red 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'.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "See it, Do it, Sunderland" branding, with sub-branding for service 36 (Chester-le-Street - Castletown).
June 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Fab Fifty Six" branding, with sub-branding for service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
June 2017 Go North East
Due to Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro400 City 9098 (SN66 WLK) currently being in use at Crook for demonstration trials on "The Castles Express" service X21, this vehicle has temporarily transferred to Chester-le-Street.
June 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M900/Optare 719 (YJ62 FME) at Peterlee; this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Chester-le-Street, serving as a replacement vehicle for Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4960 (NL52 WVR).