Go North East Fleet Go North East's 723
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to Washington, in order to provide driver changeover transport for 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 operate Metro Replacement bus service number 900 for the duration of the line closure. It was originally planned for "Hadrian's Wall" branded Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 635 (NK61 FJP) to transfer from Hexham to Washington for this purpose, following the end of the seasonal AD122 service.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Following brief use at Riverside Depot, this vehicle has now transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham. This should allow the withdrawal of the final Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer vehicle in the fleet, 619 (NK55 RUW), to be withdrawn from service at Hexham.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Jamie MP
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Following the cascade of Optare Solo M710SE/Optare 706 (WK58 EAE) and 707 (WK58 EAF) to Washington Depot, which will be the new minibus allocation for Nexus-secured service 23, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside. It is intended for this vehicle to transfer onward to Hexham Depot, where it originated prior to the temporary transfers taking place earlier this year.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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New to Lewis' of Llangeitho in September 2013; this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, following its return to the lessor (Dawson Group). It has received fleet number 723 at Go North East, and 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 seatbelts, is expected to be allocated to Hexham Depot once it has been prepared for service, as a replacement vehicle for one of the two Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer vehicles at Hexham. This will allow flexibility of allocations, with scholars contracts at Hexham requiring the allocation of buses with seatbelts. Its preparation for service will include removal of Mobitec LED destination displays and fitment of Go North East's standard Hanover LED displays.
October 2016 Go North East
Ahead of re-allocation to Hexham Depot to operate scholars services, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery, with large black Go North East fleet names.
October 2016 Go North East
Following the transfer of Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer 604 (NK54 NTY) from Washington Depot to Stanley, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot.
October 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has gained "angel" branding, with sub-branding for service 21 (Newcastle - Chester-le-Street - Durham).
October 2017 Go North East
Presently unbranded; this vehicle has returned to service at Hexham Depot, where it will see allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85. As part of the upgrade, the branding design is intended to be changed compared to the current "Tynedalexpress" branded Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles.