Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 714
January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Scarlet Band, West Cornforth.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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Replaced in the fleet at Riverside by similarly-aged Optare Versas, this vehicle has now been withdrawn from service at Riverside.
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. The 88/88A services were previously operated by the low-cost unit at Riverside Depot, and to replace the work in this unit at Riverside, the operation of the "Metrocentre Mini" M6/M7/M8 services has transferred across from Stanley. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Riverside.
May 2017 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has received "Metrocentre Mini" branding, for services M6/M7/M8. "Metrocentre Mini" is the new brand name being introduced for the direct and frequent services operating between Stanley and Metrocentre. Service changes, effective 21st May, will see "Venture" services V7/V8 re-numbered M7/M8, and the introduction of a new service to increase the frequency on this corridor to every 20 minutes. The additional bus per hour will be numbered M6, and will run to South Stanley and South Moor, offering a direct bus to Metrocentre from these areas.
March 2017 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone maroon and yellow base livery.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 962 in September 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 224. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 714. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
May 2015 Go North East
Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Coast & Country" services 8/78.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been acquired by Go North East for a demonstration trial to evaluate suitability of this vehicle type on minibus and midibus routes in the company's network. Allocated fleet number 9101, this vehicle is now being prepared for service.
May 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "SimpliCity" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. From Saturday 3rd June 2017, the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 will transfer from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. As Chester-le-Street do not have any Mercedes Citaros at the moment; service 36 will instead be allocated Optare Versas in a... see more
May 2019 Go North East
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 Riverside Depot to Percy Main, in order to operate "Little... see more