Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5486
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 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Its position as a float/reserve vehicle replaced at Riverside following fleet re-allocations, this vehicle now forms part of the main fleet allocation at Riverside Depot.
February 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Service revisions came into effect from Sunday 26 January which saw revised bus workings at Riverside for operational effiencies and to improve reliability on service 6. As such, Mercedes Citaro 0350N/Mercedes Citaros 5275 – 5282 are all to undergo repaint into fleet livery (from Blaydon Racer and Citylink). Following completion of the last remaining “Wear Xpress” branded Citaro, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside, in order to provide cover whilst 5275 – 5282 undergo repaint.
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by VDyLan Transport Photography
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Following service changes, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford (as a float/reserve vehicle, pending completion of repaints).
June 2019 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Washington.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
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.
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a midnight 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... see more
January 2016 Go North East
It is believed that Go North East has ordered five new 'Solo SR' vehicles from Optare, to be deployed on Hexham's "Tynedale Links" network of services. As a consequence; some of the Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer vehicles currently allocated are due to be withdrawn. 555 (NK53 TKT) is one of these vehicles, and it is believed that this vehicle's MOT is due to... see more
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "The 49" services 49/49A.
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes; the section of the route on service 9 between Jarrow and North Shields will be replaced by service 5, and, from Jarrow, service 9 will now run to Lukes Lane Estate, via Argyle Street, Lyon Street, Hebburn Town Centre,... see more