Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6131
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 Photograph by Lee Calder
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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 "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements".
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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Upcoming service changes in May will see the "Toon Link" brand encompass services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas. This vehicle has consequently received "Toon Link" branding, following repaint.
May 2017 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes in May, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery. From May 21st 2017; services 6, X30/X31 and X70/X71 will all be branded as "Toon Link" with a mixed allocation of Scania OmniCitys and Scania OmniDekkas (the latter of which will be allocated to certain running boards in order to provide a higher capacity on certain peak-time journeys where this is required).
November 2016 Go North East
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
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.
May 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue seating moquette.
May 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted from Brighton & Hove's corporate livery into Go North East's corporate livery.
May 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 619 within the Brighton & Hove fleet, has now arrived at Saltmeadows Road and is undergoing preparation for service within the Go North East fleet.
July 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL52, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3983. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Tall Ships event, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 36. The new service, aimed at making things easier for people living in Sunderland, launches on Monday 4th July 2017 and, until 9th July, passengers can try it completely free of charge. The company says, "there's no need for a timetable as new buses will be along every ten minutes and passengers are... see more
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle is one of a batch of 7 in the process of being amalgamated into the Go North East fleet, for exclusive use over the summer on Special Events and contracts (such as the Sunderland Tall Ships Park & Ride services). Beyond summer, it is expected that this vehicles and the others in its batch will be retained to operate Miscellaneous Works Nexus contracts from September 2018. It has... see more