Go North East Fleet Go North East's 626
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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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 Percy Main.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a new two-tone blue base livery, having previously carried Go North East's 2016 fleet livery.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little Coasters" services 40/41/42.
May 2019 Go North East
Upcoming vehicle transfers will see this vehicle re-allocated to Percy Main to be allocated to services 11 and 40/41/42. As such; ahead of this transfer taking place, this vehicle has been fitted with free Wi-Fi.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values of Go North East.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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The recent renewal of Nexus contracts has seen a change in the contractual requirements of some Nexus-secured services. One of the changes to contractual requirements is that vehicles allocated to these services no longer have to carry "Nexus" branding. As such; this vehicle, having previously carried "Nexus" branding, has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
February 2015 Go North East
All of Saltmeadows Road's operations have transferred to Riverside Depot, which has resulted in the transfer of this vehicle from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside. It is not yet known what the future will hold for Saltmeadows Road Depot, but maintenance and repairs, repaints and re-trims, and the storage of new vehicles, is still expected to be held at Saltmeadows Road Depot for the foreseeable future.
October 2011 Go North East Photograph by CrazyKyleA
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Following the entry into service of the new Optare Solo SR M890 Hybrid/Optare vehicles at Deptford on "Sunderland Connect" service 700, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Saltmeadows Road. It has lost its 'Hybrid countdown' vinyl on the nearside and offside, and gained "Nexus" branding.
September 2011 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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Pending delivery of the new Optare Solo SR M890 Hybrid/Optare vehicles for "Sunderland Connect" service 700, this vehicle has temporarily entered service at Deptford Depot. It has not yet received any branding, though a vinyl has been added to the windows, acting as a 'countdown' to the arrival of the new Hybrid vehicles.
September 2011 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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This vehicle, which carries a grey and red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a problem at the DVLA with registering this vehicle, and the introduction of the new '61' mark registration plates from September, it has been allocated a new registration mark (NK61 DBX) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FWX).
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service at Riverside Depot on "Green Arrow" service 97.
October 2018 Go North East
Following its loan period to Go South Coast, this vehicle has now been returned to Go North East, where it has once again been withdrawn from service.
October 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold on from DiagTest Ltd. to Kingsley's Coaches, Birtley. Following a repaint, it has gained fleet number 110 with Kingsley's Coaches.