Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5486
February 2019 Go North East
Following on from the fitment of free customer Wi-Fi to all of the Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity buses which operate services 5 and 50, this vehicle has also been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi to ensure the quality of service provided to passengers is maintained on services 4, 5 and 50, for which these vehicles act as spare vehicles for. This contributes towards Go North East's project to upgrade every service in the Washington and South Tyneside areas with free Wi-Fi.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Alongside sister 5487 (HW07 CXY); as well as primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Connections4" service 4 (serving as a replacement vehicle for Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5263 (NK56 KJY) in the fleet which had transferred to Percy Main at the start of September), this vehicle will also be allocated to newly-awarded Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts operating from the depot. It has now entered service at Washington following completion of repaint, and should allow for sister 5487 (HW07 CXY) to be taken out of service for repaint and fitment of a vandal screen.
September 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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New to Southern Vectis in June 2007 as fleet number 456, this vehicle was previously in the fleet of Bluestar as fleet number 2456. 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 5486 in Go North East's fleet.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain maroon base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Deptford Depot for "Wear Xpress" service X5 (Sunderland - Hartlepool).
February 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot on "Cobalt Clipper" service 309 (Newcastle - Blyth) and 310 (Newcastle - North Shields).
February 2008 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain green base livery.
February 2008 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.