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June 2019 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Hownsgill.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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This vehicle has transferred from Hownsgill Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
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.
April 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot. Of the batch of thirteen former Go-Ahead London Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles to be acquired by Go North East, six are to be branded for the "Toon Link" X70/X71 services, while the remaining seven are to carry Go North East's corporate livery. Three of the examples in Go North East's corporate livery are to be allocated to services 15/15A, and the remaining four act as spare vehicles for the double-deck services based at Stanley.
April 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service at Go North East, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. This example has been fitted with the tagline, "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board"
March 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been delivered to Go North East, following internal refurbishment and repaint into Go North East's corporate base livery at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
November 2017 Go North East
New in October 2012, this vehicle was previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number WVL499 at Putney Garage.It was recently displaced from Go-Ahead London's fleet and purchased by Go North East, in line with the contract for service 22 (Putney Common - Oxford Circus) being retained by London General with a new allocation of 22 Hybrid double-deck vehicles (a mixture of new Volvo B5LH/MCV EvoSeti plus existing examples already in the fleet), from 21st October 2017.Representing an investment of over £1.5 million, 13 of these buses (WVL496 - WVL508) have now been acquired by Go North East. They will be refurbished and repainted at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, prior to assimilation into Go North East's fleet.As part of the refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, the entire batch will undergo exterior repaint, centre door conversion, fitment of an entrance door ramp, seats re-trimmed including extra padding, seat legs, hand grabs and hand poles repainted, buggy bay created, with free customer Wi-Fi and new white LED destination displays also fitted.Mechanically, this entire batch of buses have been fitted with a new Ecolife campaigned gearbox.
January 2015 Go North East
Having mistakenly received "Blaydon Racers" branding, this vehicle has now lost its "Blaydon Racers" branding, and instead carries Go North East's corporate livery. Pending the delivery of new Wright Streetlite vehicles in March; service X66 will have a temporary allocation of four corporate liveried single-deck vehicles, with this vehicle forming part of that temporary... see more
January 2015 Go North East
In line with a major network review in Sunderland due to take place from 25th January 2015, the vehicle allocation on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A and new "Laser" services 35/35A and 36 will be standardised. All journeys on the "Prince Bishops" services will be operated by Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles, and all journeys on the "Laser" 35/36 services... see more
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle was one of two new to Courtney Buses of Finchampstead in September 2014 for the 126 - 129 group of services, operating between Reading, Twyford and Wokingham. Thought to be returned to Optare in April 2015 owing to ongoing reliability issues, the pair have been used by Optare as demonstration/loan vehicles since. This example is thought not to have seen use since 2015, whereas sister... see more