Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6927
September 2020 Go North East
In line with the re-commencement of scholars services for the 2020/21 academic year, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main. From Monday 7 September 2020, Go North East will be operating some extra duplicate services on behalf of Stagecoach North East on their services, to aid social distancing around the time of school movements, on their commercial services.
June 2020 Go North East
With most scholars services in Tyne & Wear returning to operation from Monday 15 June, re-allocations have taken place to accommodate the operation of all of these services. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside.
June 2020 Go North East
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 re-licensed, but remains out of service.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to ensure operations are as efficient as possible, Saltmeadows Road has been temporarily 'mothballed' as an operational depot, with the scholars services instead operating out of Riverside. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside.
January 2020 Go North East
In order to isolate dual-door configuration buses at Saltmeadows, where they should only be allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works services, the scholars contracts at Riverside will now instead be operated from Saltmeadows. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows.
August 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Ahead of the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Saltmeadows Road Depot. As this vehicle has not been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, it is anticipated that this vehicle will see minimal use on normal commercial services.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Tall Ships event; this vehicle has been withdrawn from service and remains in storage, out of use. Most of the batch will be reinstated to provide transport for the Sunderland International Airshow, between Friday 27th July and Sunday 29th July 2018, for which Go North East will provide up to 45 buses for at peak times over the weekend.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following preparation for service, including fitment of a new ticket machine and large "Park & Ride" vinyls covering the old rollerblind destination displays, this vehicle has now been allocated to the Special Events Fleet and is now in storage at Deptford Terrace pending the commencement of the Sunderland Tall Ships contracted services.
June 2018 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number PVL413, this vehicle has now joined the Go North East fleet. Numbered separately from other double-deck vehicles in the fleet; it is one of a batch of 34 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). Members of the batch will only be retained in the fleet beyond summer if Go North East is awarded Miscellaneous Works Nexus contracts from September 2018. The batch of 15 PVL Volvo B7TLs have been released from Go-Ahead London in line with the contract for service 77 being renewed. The contract was retained by Go-Ahead London General, with a new allocation of 18 brand new ADL Enviro 400MMC Hybrid double-deckers.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has lost its branding for "The Castles Express", having been repainted into a four-colour base livery, comprising of gold and blue colours. Service X21 is the next route to undergo the makeover into the new "X-lines" specification.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has received branding for "X-lines" service X21. X-lines is a new concept introduced by Go North East to set apart limited-stop routes from local bus services, with the buses featuring an eye-catching metallic gold base livery. Each group of services will feature a different colour rear, with plum used on services X6/X7 and X20 earlier in the year, and blue used for the X21.... see more
October 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has gained "Toon Link" branding, with sub-branding for services X30/X31 (Newcastle - Stanley). Upcoming service changes will see services X30/X31 and new peak-time service X32 introduced to the "Toon Link" brand.