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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by 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 Consett.
April 2020 Go North East Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Hownsgill. After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15 March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by Prior to the service changes taking place on Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley, allowing a period of driver familiarisation on the Volvo B9TL vehicle type.
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "Red Kite" service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill).
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Kite" branding, with sub-branding for service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill). As part of the company's 2014/15 financial year, Go North East has invested in 10 brand new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles to upgrade "Red Kite" services 45/46. "Toon Link" service 47 will be allocated the recently acquired batch of dealer-stock Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs, fleet numbers 6118 to 6121, and it will be re-branded as "Red Kite" to promote the combined frequency operating on the shared corridor between Newcastle and Rowlands Gill.
April 2015 Go North East Photograph by Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
April 2015 Go North East Photograph by This vehicle, which carries a white base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle, and the other three in the batch, are amongst some of the final dealer stock Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s available, with the majority of other dealer stock Wright bodied Volvo B9TLs now having been acquired by bus operators up and down the United Kingdom.

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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... see more
June 2020 Go North East Following its initial loan period to East Yorkshire, this vehicle has been sold to Plymouth Citybus. It has been acquired by Plymouth Citybus, due to their increased vehicle requirement for the Go Cornwall Bus subsidiary.
June 2016 Go North East This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot.
June 2018 Go North East Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M900/Optare 719 (YJ62 FME) at Peterlee, this vehicl ehas transferred from Peterlee Depot to Riverside. At Riverside, this vehicle serves as a replacement bus for Mercedes Citaro... see more
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... see more
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... see more
June 2019 Go North East Following completion of driver familiarisation, this vehicle has now entered service at Percy Main Depot, and is being trialled on "Cobalt & Coast" services 309/310, assisting while the normal Wright Eclipse Gemini 2... see more
June 2020 Go North East Ahead of new vehicles being delivered for the "Red Kite" services; this vehicle has been stripped of all "Red Kite" vinyls, as a trial to see how the bodywork condition is impaired, should this need to be done... see more
June 2018 Go North East This vehicle, which was new to Kier MG, Northampton, in April 2015, is owned by Dawson Rentals. It is currently on loan to Go North East, pending the delayed delivery of four further Optare Solo SRs from Dawson Rentals, which have... see more
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... see more