Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5483
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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 Deptford.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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With Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles temporarily being allocated to service X30, this vehicle has now been displaced from the fleet at Consett. As such, it has transferred from Consett Depot to Deptford.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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In order to provide a higher-specification vehicle on service X30 (Stanley - Newcastle), this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to the Hownsgill Depot.
April 2019 Go North East
Upcoming vehicle transfers will see this vehicle re-allocated to service X30 (Stanley - Newcastle). As such; ahead of this transfer taking place, this vehicle has been fitted with free Wi-Fi.
October 2018 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Having been required to enter service temporarily in Bluestar's corporate livery, this vehicle has now been taken out of service to enable completion of repaint and fitment of a cab door vandal screen. This example has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery and carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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This vehicle has entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot, which from Monday 3rd September 2018 has re-opened as an operational depot to house the operation of some Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts contracts. The depot's bodyshop and stores facility also remains in use at Saltmeadows. As there was not sufficient time to repaint these vehicles prior to entering service; they currently remain in Bluestar livery with Go North East fleet names, but are intended to be repainted on a one-for-one basis in the near future.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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New to Southern Vectis in June 2007 as fleet number 453, this vehicle was previously in the fleet of Bluestar as fleet number 2453. It was released from Bluestar in line with the upgrade of the "Unilink" services to brand new Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro 400MMC vehicles, which has seen the re-allocation of the current "Unilink" vehicles to service 17 to allow the withdrawal of this batch of Mercedes Citaros. The entire batch have been acquired by Go North East, ahead of changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 contracts for the 2018/19 academic year. This example has been re-numbered to 5483 in Go North East's fleet.
September 2010 Go North East
As part of a re-branding scheme for the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain silver base livery.
September 2006 Go North East
Having recently been repainted, this vehicle has now received "Saltwell Park" branding for services 53/54, which operate a circular service between Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead and Saltwell Park.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a striking two-tone yellow and green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcement screens, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected that the vehicle will transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot.
September 2018 Go North East
Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Saltmeadows Road Depot. As this vehicle has not been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, it is anticipated that this vehicle will see minimal use on normal commercial services.