Go North East Fleet Go North East's 717
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by C522LJR
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This vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot. Seeing primary allocation to Chester-le-Street Town Services 700/701/702/703 and scholars service 876, this vehicle will also act as a dedicated spare vehicle for the Cathedral Bus services 40/40A/40B, in the event that one of the two white Optare Solos is unfit for service.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Voyager: 5310, 5332
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been fitted with the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle, which carries a red and blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Chester-le-Street Depot in due course. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating albeit with blue ‘Go’ fabric seat moquette opposed to the now-standard leather; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats, to provide extra light on the gangway. They are also fitted with free passenger Wi-Fi, but not Next Stop Announcements as is now considered to be the standard specification of Go North East’s new vehicles. The discrepancies in the specification of these vehicles compared to the standard specification relates to the fact that they have been purchased for specific low-cost Durham County Council contracts.
November 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 This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
November 2011 Go North East
Following sale to Plymouth Citybus in January 2010, this vehicle has now been sold on from Plymouth Citybus to Damory Coaches, where it has been allocated fleet number 3715.
November 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
November 2014 Go North East
Following the withdrawal of Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premieres 7078 (S978 ABR) and 7079 (S979 ABR), this vehicle has been reinstated permanently within the Driver Training fleet and will not be disposed of as originally planned.