Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 697
August 2020 Go North East Photograph by Robin Dickson
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This vehicle has been sold to SD Travel, Bathgate.
August 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been permanently withdrawn from service at Go North East, ahead of its impending disposal.
June 2020 Go North East
Just two vehicles are required to operate scholars services from Hexham Depot currently. As the coaches have not yet been fitted with extra PPE for driving colleagues and Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5239 (NK56 KHG) and 5240 (NK56 KHH) have been reinstated at Hexham Depot for use on these services, this vehicle has been taken out of service at Hexham.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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This vehicle has been reinstated at Hexham, providing temporary cover on local services to release a seatbelted example for use on scholars services, whilst the coaches are fitted with extra PPE for driving colleagues.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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
The inward transfer of a number of Optare Solos to Riverside from Percy Main in order to convert midibus services to minibus operation has led to this vehicle being moved into a float/reserve capacity. To be used initially as repaint float vehicles, this vehicle will, longer-term, transfer to Percy Main Depot to assist with the operation of additional seasonal work.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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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 Deptford Depot to Hownsgill, in order to operate Tesco Free Bus services T1/T2.
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.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by jack sparrow bus and train photography
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Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Deptford.
August 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
April 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
April 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
March 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, where it will see allocation to service 38 (City Centre - Tunstall Bank Estate).
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted 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. This example carries the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round"
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the batch of former Thames Travel Optare Solos delivered late last year; this vehicle has now also been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 697. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
April 2006 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries Go North East's corporate livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features high backed 'Civic V3' seating, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Washington, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
April 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been branded as "Coast & Country". "Coast & Country" is the new brand name which services 8/78 (currently branded as "Lime") will fall under. Services 8/78 link the coastal city of Sunderland and serves a number of destinations in the countryside along the route to Stanley and Consett respectively.
April 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service at Riverside Depot on "X66 Metrocentre" service X66.