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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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Due to the loss of the contract to operate the Whitley Bay Town Service W2 from 22 March 2020, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot.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
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
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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
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
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
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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
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
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.
July 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
July 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Deptford.
July 2019 Go North East
With route branding across the network being reviewed, services 5 and 50 (currently branded "Whey Aye Five 0") are the next routes to lose route branding. This three-quarter life repaint into Go North East's fleet livery reflects the interworking of service 50 with the 5, the fit in of these services in Go North East's network, and the age of the Scania OmniCity fleet. As such... see more
July 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has been acquired by Go North East for a demonstration trial to compare against other new single deckers available on the market, namely the integral Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid.