Go North East Fleet Go North East's 724
April 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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Due to extra minibus requirements, this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been taken out of service. It is expected to be formally delicensed closer to the end of the month, in order to allow the company to claim a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to contract loss and service reductions; this vehicle is one of four to transfer from Percy Main Depot to Riverside, in order to allow two boards on services 67/69 and one board on services M6/M7/M8 to be converted from midibus to minibus, and to provide the depot with an extra spare minibus.
November 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main, resuming its normal duties on Whitley Bay local services W1/W1A.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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Pending delivery of two new EVM Sprinters to operate a closed contract on behalf of the NHS to transport its staff between the Freeman Hospital and RVI; this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside, in order to operate said contract.
July 2019 Go North East
Chester Road at Bournmoor will be closed westbound (towards Chester-le-Street) from Monday 29 July until Friday 27 September to allow for road reconstruction and utility works in conjunction with the new housing development at this location. During this closure; services 4, 78 and 78A will be unable to serve Bournmoor (4, 78 and 78A) or Fence Houses (4) in a southernly direction. As such; a shuttle bus will be in operation, ran from Washington Depot, and as such this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Washington, in order to operate this shuttle bus.
May 2019 Go North East
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 Crook Depot to Percy Main. Due to its non-standard interior and lower-specification seats, this vehicle should only be allocated to the Nexus-secured Whitley Bay local W1/W1A contracted services.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, to operate service 18 (Woodhouse Close – Cockton Hill Road - Bishop Auckland – Canney Hill - Coundon).
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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Though intended to be allocated to Crook Depot to operate service 18, this vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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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".
August 2018 Go North East
New to Cobra, Isleworth, in May 2013 but lastly operated by Courtney, Bracknell; this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, following its return to the lessor (Dawson Group). It has received fleet number 724 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 bus, along with similar 725, will be allocated to Crook Depot following preparation for service, to be allocated to service 18, releasing the Optare Versas temporarily allocated to Crook back to their home depots.
June 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2012 Go North East
Ahead of the "Red Kite" brand being re-launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
June 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "Venture" branding; this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, following recent service changes which saw this vehicle no longer form part of the PVR at Stanley. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board"
June 2016 Go North East
To replace DAF SB120/Wright Cadet 8271 (NK54 NKZ) which has been withdrawn, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Washington.