Go North East Fleet Go North East's 709
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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Due to the loss of the contract to operate the Whitley Bay Town Service W2 from 22 March 2020, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot.
August 2019 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following the end of the Rugby Tour this vehicle was used on between March and May, this vehicle has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.
March 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Go North East has been named transport partner for the Newcastle Falcons, ahead of the highly anticipated 2019 European Club Rugby Finals being hosted in the city in May. This vehicle has been branded for the Newcastle Finals 2019, prior to embarking on a three-week, 50-event Newcastle 2019 Trophies Tour, taking the prized silverware to rugby clubs, schools, businesses and public events across the region. The vehicle will transport the two trophies, staff, volunteers and the Falcon’s official mascot – Stephen the Seahorse – to events between Friday 22 March and 14 April 2019. Journeying from Middlesbrough to Newcastle, up to Berwick and the Scottish Borders, the Tour will give fans the opportunity to have photographs taken with the trophies - and be in with a chance to win tickets to the finals. In total the silverware will visit 12 schools, 11 rugby clubs, 11 community/public events, five businesses and major sporting fixtures at Newcastle United FC, Middlesbrough FC, Newcastle Eagles basketball, Newcastle Falcons and the Melrose Sevens.
March 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Having previously carried Go North East's 2016 fleet livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into a plain black base livery.
March 2018 Go North East
Go North East has lost the contract to operate Nexus-secured service 13 (West Denton - Throckley) to Gateshead Central Taxis, but have gained the contract to operate Nexus-secured service W2 (Whitley Bay - Brierdene) from Phoenix Coaches. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main. Due to the small size of this bus; it should see exclusive allocation to the W2 service, and should not be allocated to any other services.
August 2017 Go North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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This vehicle has received the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements"
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on service 13 (West Denton - Dumpling Hall - Lemington - Newburn - Throckley - Wallbottle), replacing the Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer vehicle currently allocated to the service at present.
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 Snakebite90
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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 Guy Park-Royal
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New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 704 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 209. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 709. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
September 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery at Hogarths Coachworks, Birtley.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "The Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill area, where all of these services operate. The... see more
September 2019 Go North East
Following the loss of the single-deck Miscellaneous Works contracts operated from Saltmeadows; this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, in order to operate "Green Arrow" service 97, pending delivery of the new ADL Enviro200 vehicles next month.
September 2017 Go North East
Though intended to be allocated to services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough) from Monday 11th September 2017, this vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on a special service operating for the Great North Run.