Go North East Fleet Go North East's 725
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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.
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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131962719@N04/42869186130/
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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/29410845167/
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times"
August 2018 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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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 725 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 724, 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 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will... see more
June 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of the former Go-Ahead London General Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs at Stanley; this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Percy Main, to enable the withdrawal of older Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.