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June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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
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
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 Snakebite90
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
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.
September 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, as a replacement for Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President 6042 (V306 LGC), which recently transferred to Deptford Depot with outstanding defects which need to be repaired at Riverside.
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 Saltmeadows Road Depot. As this vehicle has not been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, it is anticipated that this vehicle will see minimal use on normal commercial services.
September 2016 Go North East
Presently unbranded, this vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot. At Deptford, it will be used to upgrade the daytime 33 service (The Docks - City Centre - Silksworth), and, to maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to Nexus-secured services 38C and 135/136 on evenings and... see more
September 2019 Go North East
To allow the displacement of Optare Solo 724 from the Bournmoor Shuttle Bus, with it now being required to operate the newly-awarded closed NHS staff shuttle contract running between the RVI and Freeman Hospital, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Washington, in order to operate this shuttle bus.