Go North East Fleet Go North East's 7142
August 2020 Go North East
Following an increase in the number of diagrams being operated from Monday 10 August 2020, this vehicle has been reinstated within Chester-le-Street Depot's Coaching Unit.
April 2020 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Photograph by A&LSP8
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Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Chester-le-Street Depot to Hexham, in order to operate scholars services.
March 2019 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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This vehicle has now entered service within the Coaching Unit at Chester-le-Street Depot.
February 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has now been delivered to Go North East, and is now undergoing PDI prior to entering service. This batch of five coaches have been ordered to replace the oldest stock at Chester-le-Street Depot's Coaching Unit, although only four of the coaches released will be withdrawn and disposed of, owing to the PVR increase in the Coaching Unit last year. Due to an issue at the DVLA with registering the original registration marks, 7138 - 7142 surrendered their BD68xxx registration marks prior to delivery and were re-registered to BM68xxx series registration marks. This vehicle is now consequently registered as BM68 AHF.
February 2019 Go North East
Go North East have ordered five new coaches for the National Express contracts which the company operates. This follows the purchase of seven similar examples on the Scania K360EB4 chassis a few months ago, during November 2018, for East Yorkshire Motor Services. This vehicle, currently registered as BD68 TXL, is now on-site at Caetano UK Ltd's yard on Mill Lane, Coalville, with delivery expected imminently.
April 2016 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, due to commence from Sunday 22nd May 2016, which will see "SimpliCity" service 2 reduced to a 15-minute frequency, this vehicle has had the frequency on the cant rail revised to reflect the new frequency.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
April 2015 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a white base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle, and the other three in the batch, are amongst some of the final dealer stock Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s available, with the majority of other dealer stock Wright bodied Volvo B9TLs now having been acquired by bus... see more
April 2014 Go North East
To complement recent marketing of brand new money-saving tickets on the "Cobalt Connect" 19 service, which are available for £19.50 and offer unlimited travel for seven days on the "Cobalt Connect" 19 service, the vehicles allocated to the service are to undergo extensive refurbishment. This vehicle is the first of the batch to be refurbished, with assistance from... see more