Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 706
July 2020 Go North East Photograph by MOD571P
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This vehicle has been sold to ARG Travel, Bellshill.
July 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Due to the '2 metre' social distancing rule being ralxed to '1 metre plus', vans have been reinstated at Washington for crew reliefs with two or fewer colleagues travelling together. As such, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Washington.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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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 Washington. It should be primarily allocated to the staff shuttle service running between Washington Depot and The Galleries, allowing better social distancing measures for the employees that need to use these services.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of the three new Optare Solo SR M790SE vehicles on the Durham County Council contracts at Chester-le-Street, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington. At Washington, it will be allocated to the Nexus-secured 23 service, operating between Washington Galleries and Barley Mow Estate, via Birtley and Wrekenton.
September 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M790SE/Optare 715 (NK18 EEA) and 716 (NK18 EEB) at Chester-le-Street on Durham Cathedral Bus services 40/40A/40B, this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington, where it will be allocated to Nexus-secured service 23, operating between Barley Mow, Birtley, Wrekenton and Washington Galleries, enabling the release of the Optare Solos temporarily allocated to Washington back to their respective depots.
January 2018 Go North East
With its place on the Tesco Free Bus contract at Stanley being taken temporarily by Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 696 (YJ13 HOH) from Crook, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street; this vehicle should be allocated to the Chester-le-Street Town Services 700/701/702/703 and scholars service 876, supported by Durham County Council.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with a rear advertisement to promote contactless payments being available on Go North East's buses, similar to those fitted to the rear of the "Venture" branded Optare Solo SR M890 vehicles.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Stanley.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot; where it will operate the Tesco Consett T1/T2 services, replacing Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer 604 (NK54 NTY) currently allocated to these services at present. It has also received the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app"
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 701 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 206. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 706. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has gained its original registration of W177 SCU prior to its withdrawal from the fleet, having previously carried cherished registration mark 524 FUP.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).
October 2013 Go North East
Ahead of the introduction of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Drifter" service 60 (Sunderland - Parkside), this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. It is expected that once the new vehicles enter service on service 60, this vehicle will be cascaded to Chester-le-Street Depot, to be allocated to "Lambton Worm" services 34/34A.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle, previously with Brighton & Hove as their 641, has been acquired by Go North East and re-numbered 6166. It is one of five joining the fleet to enable the withdrawal of older double-decks in the fleet, and to assist with the displacement of dual-door vehicles from Chester-le-Street's fleet, following vehicle re-allocations in September 2019 which resulted in Chester-le-Street... see more