Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 707
July 2020 Go North East Photograph by West Midlands Buses
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This vehicle has been sold to CEN Group Ltd; for use within their 'Centrad' business, which sells fleet solution systems such as CCTV and telematics. It will act as a mobile demonstration vehicle for these systems.
July 2020 Go North East
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 As such, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Washington.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
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Snakebite90
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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.
September 2018 Go North East
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.
January 2018 Go North East
The operation of the Durham Cathedral Bus 40/40A/40B services has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street, following the award of further Durham County Council contracts from 28th January 2018. As such, this vehicle has also transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street.
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
Reflecting changes to Durham County Council contracts; this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Stanley, where it will join sister Optare Solo M710SE/Optare 706 (WK58 EAE) which is already allocated to the depot. With no preference of which vehicle should be allocated to which service, Stanley Depot has seen the additional requirement for two extra minibuses having been awarded with the five-year contract to operate the Durham Cathedral Bus 40/40A/40B services, previously operated by Stanley Travel.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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Following the entry into service of Optare Solo M880/Optare 697 (YJ59 NNH) at Deptford Depot, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, where it will be allocated to service 206.
March 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Although intended to be allocated to Peterlee Depot for "indiGo" service 206, this vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot. It has also received the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app"
February 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
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
New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 702 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 207. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 707. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street, this vehicle should see primary allocation to services 28/28A. This transfer has taken place due to contract changes resulting in services 67/69 at Riverside requiring Euro 5 emission vehicles. Once similar Optare Versa 8307 - 8309 are fitted with Euro 6 SCRTs, this vehicle will return to Riverside.
September 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main, and presently retains the company's corporate livery.
September 2019 Go North East
In line with the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street.
September 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley.