Go North East Fleet Go North East's 722
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Chester-le-Street.
April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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Free Bus contract, serving as a permanent replacement for Transbus MPD/Transbus Mini Pointer 559 (NK53 TKY) which was withdrawn from service in March 2018 having sustained defects deemed uneconomical to repair.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.
September 2019 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "Green Arrow" branding.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington, in order to operate a month-long Metro Replacement contract. From Monday 1st October 2018 to Saturday 3rd November, no trains will run between Chichester and South Shields. This is to allow for track and signal upgrades for the new South Shields Interchange, due to open in 2019. Go North East has been awarded the contract to... see more
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 Deptford Depot.