Go North East Fleet Go North East's 692
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding. "Little Coasters" is the new brand identity introduced to replace "indiGo" in North Tyneside, and additionally encompasses service 11 (Wallsend - Whitley Bay), alongside services 40/41/42 which were previously branded as "indiGo". It aims to promote the frequent services in and around North Tyneside which connect to the 'trunk' "Coaster" 1/1A and "Cobalt & Coast" 309/310 services.
May 2019 Go North East
As a result of recent 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.
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 Peterlee Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little Coasters" services 40/41/42.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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 Ken Weaver
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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
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This vehicle has entered service at Peterlee Depot.
December 2016 Go North East
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 Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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 717.
March 2019 Go North East
Having previously carried Go North East's 2016 fleet livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into a plain black base livery.
March 2016 Go North East
Taking the intended place of Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President 6035 (V335 LGC), which has been withdrawn due to unstable gearbox, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley. This vehicle serves as a temporary replacement for Dennis Trident/East Lancs Lolyne 3873 (W183 SCU) which has been withdrawn earlier than originally planned for MOT cost avoidance.
March 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade. It was the last remaining example of its type in the fleet to be disposed of.
March 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.