Go North East Fleet Go North East's 719
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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As a result of service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Consett. At Consett, this vehicle should primarily be allocated to operate the new 30/31/32 services which operate from Stanley to Lanchester, East Stanley and Annfield Plain.
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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 Peterlee Depot to Deptford, in order to operate services 33/33A (The Docks - Silksworth via City Centre).
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has entered service at Peterlee Depot. At Peterlee, it should act as the spare vehicle for the "indiGo East Durham" and "Wear Xpress" branded services in the event that any of the branded vehicles are unfit for service. One of these vehicles should also be allocated to scholars service 452 (Houghton School - St. Michael's RC Primary School) and workers' service 968 (Easington Lane - Waterview Park).
June 2018 Go North East
Intended to be allocated to Peterlee Depot once prepared for service, this vehicle has now been fitted with free Wi-Fi prior to entering service. This vehicle being fitted with Wi-Fi means that all services operating in the Peterlee and Tees Valley (Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool) areas will offer free Wi-Fi to passengers.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round".
May 2018 Go North East
New in December 2012 to Courtney Coaches, Bracknell, this vehicle was recently returned to the lessor (Dawson Group) and has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 719. It is one of a batch of 8 pre-owned Optare Solos being acquired by Go North East, due to a shortage of minibuses following the award of contracts. This example is of a more ‘premium’ specification, featuring high-back Civic V3 seats with black leather headrests, and is also fitted with Next Stop Announcements. It also features a full colour front destination display, a feature fairly unique to the Go North East fleet, with long-term loan demonstrator Optare Versa V1170 Hybrid/Optare 9084 (YJ64 DZM) being the only other bus in the fleet to have such a destination display.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
July 2019 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has lost its "Blue Arrow" branding and has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery.
July 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Gateshead, and has received "Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill... see more
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.