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May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Exploring North East Buses
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 Peterlee Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little Coasters" services 40/41/42.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
Ahead of upcoming service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has lost its "Wear Xpress" branding having been repainted into a new two-tone blue base livery. Branding is expected to be applied following the service changes and vehicle movements on 19 May.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
Following the end of the Arriva North East industrial action, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Peterlee.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
Due to planned industrial action on Arriva North East's 'Durham County' services in Durham, Stockton and Redcar, Arriva are running a limited free-to-use service between January 6 and January 12 2019. As such, Go North East are operating duplicate X21 services between Bishop Auckland and Framwellgate Moor, via, Durham, and providing buses with a larger capacity on services X5, X6 and X7, which operate between Hartlepool, Peterlee and Sunderland. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Chester-le-Street to operate service 36, in turn releasing a full-size single-deck to Peterlee to operate services X6/X7.
February 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Wear Xpress" branding, with sub-branding for services X6 (Sunderland - Hartlepool) and X7 (Sunderland - Peterlee).
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
This vehicle has entered service at Peterlee Depot.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain plum base livery.
December 2016 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
December 2016 Go North East
Since the withdrawal of Oxfordshire County Council subsidies on 20th July 2016, Thames Travel has been operating the Bicester Town bus services 22 and 23 on a commercial basis. These services run at a loss of approximately £4,500 per week and therefore this decision was a temporary arrangement, while Thames Travel continued discussions with several local stakeholders to pool existing finances and resources to safeguard the longer term future of the services. The company’s proposal included extended operating hours to better meet the needs of commuters using rail services, offering improved daily links to the new Park & Ride site and providing a frequent service between the town centre, two rail stations and Bicester Village. Unfortunately, while some stakeholders were supportive of the company’s proposals and were prepared to provide some funding for the services, others chose to pursue their own commercial interests and therefore services 22 and 23 were withdrawn from the end of service on Saturday 3rd September 2016. The Optare Solos allocated to these services are now hence surplus to requirements at Thames Travel, and have hence been acquired by Go North East, to allow for the withdrawal of further Transbus Mini Pointer Darts from the fleet. This vehicle was new to, and previously with, Thames Travel in June 2013 as fleet number 716.
February 2019 Go North East
Over the coming months, Go North East will finalise plans for this year's intake of brand new vehicles to support the replacement of some of their oldest buses. As such; following on from the trial of Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid 3 9092 (SK17 HHL) last year on "Connections4" service 4, Go North East will now undergo a comparative trial of the Optare Versa xFE... see more
February 2008 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain green base livery.
February 2017 Go North East
Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 549 (NK53 TKD), which originally transferred to Chester-le-Street to operate a shuttle service due to a road closure in Belmont affecting "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 and "indiGo" services 204, 208 and 265, is unfit for service and as such this vehicle has transferred from Crook Depot to Chester-le-Street on temporary loan to operate... see more