Go North East Fleet Go North East's 722
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot, seeing primary allocation to the Byker ASDA Free Bus contract, which also interworks with peak-time Team Valley works service 90.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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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 "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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New to Cobra Corporate Services of Isleworth in October 2013, this vehicle has also seen use with Impact of Acton. Following return to the lessor (Dawson Group), this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 722. 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, which has a fairly lacklustre interior compared to Go North East's usual specification, is expected to be allocated to Riverside Depot once it has been prepared for service, where it will see use on the Byker ASDA Free Bus contract, serving as a permanent replacement for Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 559 (NK53 TKY) which was withdrawn from service in March 2018 having sustained defects deemed uneconomical to repair.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Northern" branding, which is the new brand name for services 6 and X70/X71. As part of recent service changes, new service 6 was introduced as a replacement for the northern section of the old "Diamond" 43/44 services, so the name is appropriate for the route as well as commemorating the company's heritage with a fresh modern outlook on the... see more
October 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Twenty One, 24 hour service" branding.