Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6124
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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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 Riverside.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
January 2020 Go North East
In order to isolate dual-door configuration buses at Saltmeadows, where they should only be allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works services, the scholars contracts at Riverside will now instead be operated from Saltmeadows. Provincial specification vehicles will instead be allocated to contracts from Riverside, where they are more likely to be allocated to services on the frontline core commercial network between schools, on weekends, and during school holidays. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside.
October 2019 Go North East
As it is due 28-day safety inspection, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot back to Saltmeadows. The ADL Enviro400s are still not yet ready to enter service, so a further swap will take place, with three more Saltmeadows Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka temporarily being allocated to Consett.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Gobbiner
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Due to the delay in the entry into service of the new ADL Enviro400 vehicles at Consett, and changes already being made to drivers duties and running boards based on double-deck vehicles being in service at Consett, this vehicle has temporarily transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Consett, in order to operate service X30.
August 2019 Go North East
Ahead of the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Saltmeadows Road. This vehicle transfer is as a result of new contractual requirements for some of the Nexus Miscellaenous Works services for the 2019/20 academic year, now requiring a higher capacity, which Go North East's dual-door configuration buses do not meet.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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.
December 2018 Go North East
With the output for the double-deck boards on "Toon Link" services X70/X71 being revised to newly-acquired Volvo B9TLs from Go-Ahead London back in March 2018, the three remaining "Toon Link" branded Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles were re-allocated to the St. Bede's scholars services operated from Stanley Depot. Initially these buses were not going to be repainted into fleet livery, but due to a gap in the paint plan schedule and in line with other brands being removed following a review, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline
December 2018 Go North East
With the output for the double-deck boards on "Toon Link" services X70/X71 being revised to newly-acquired Volvo B9TLs from Go-Ahead London back in March 2018, the three remaining "Toon Link" branded Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles were re-allocated to the St. Bede's scholars services operated from Stanley Depot. Initially these buses were not going to be repainted into fleet livery, but due to a gap in the paint plan schedule and in line with other brands being removed following a review, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
August 2017 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has now received "Toon Link" branding.
August 2017 Go North East
Service changes in May saw the "Toon Link" brand encompass services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas. As such; having previously carried a plain red base livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into a plain black base livery. It was intended for this vehicle to undergo repaint along with the rest of the batch back in May; but this vehicle has been unfit for service, requiring a new engine to be sourced and fitted, since then.
October 2016 Go North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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This vehicle has had its "Northern" branding removed, and hence now carries a plain red base livery with Go North East fleet names.
November 2015 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has received "Northern" branding, which is the new brand name for services 6 and X70/X71. As part of recent service changes, new service 6 was introduced as a replacement for the northern section of the old "Diamond" 43/44 services, so the name is appropriate for the route as well as commemorating the company's heritage with a fresh modern outlook on the "Northern" name.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service at Stanley Depot.
April 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted from Brighton & Hove's corporate livery into Go North East's corporate livery.
April 2015 Go North East
Go North East has acquired a number of Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles from sister Go-Ahead operating company Brighton & Hove, following the entry into service of new vehicles. This vehicle, previously numbered 608 within the Brighton & Hove fleet, has now arrived at Saltmeadows Road and is undergoing preparation for service within the Go North East fleet.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service at Stanley Depot, seeing primary allocation to the St Bede's Scholars services in Lanchester.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
July 2020 Go North East
Ahead of the delivery of new Wright StreetDeck vehicles for service X1, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more