Go North East Fleet Go North East's 717
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Hownsgill. After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15 March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
October 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Due to capacity constraints within Chester-le-Street Depot, the operation of all of the depot's minibus contracts are transferring elsewhere. The operation of the Chester-le-Street Town Service has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley and as such this vehicle has transferred similarly to operate these services.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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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 Dynamo: 5307, 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.
September 2018 Go North East
Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Percy Main Depot.
September 2018 Go North East
Having previously carried Go-Ahead London's corporate livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery and has also been fitted with Hanover LED destination displays. This example carries the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app".
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 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Hexham Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside.