Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5487
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 Bus Enthusiast
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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 "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board".
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Alongside sister 5486 (HW07 CXX); 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 has transferred to Percy Main), this vehicle will also be allocated to newly-awarded Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts operating from the depot. It has now entered service at Washington. 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
New to Southern Vectis in June 2007 as fleet number 457, this vehicle was previously in the fleet of Bluestar as fleet number 2457. 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 5487 in Go North East's fleet.
February 2014 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles at Percy Main on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, this vehicle has been transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.
February 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Fab Fifty Seven" branding, for services 57/57A (Newcastle - Gateshead - QE Hospital - Fewster Square - Heworth - Fellgate - South Shields).
February 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL20, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3966. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.