Go North East Fleet Go North East's 725
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 Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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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 "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.
October 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
October 2017 Go North East
Following the formation of a dedicated Special Events fleet, in which Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante 7116 (FJ60 KVM) and 7117 (FJ60 KVO) are the allocated coaches, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service.
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.
October 2017 Go North East
Following sale to Ensign Bus Co., Purfleet; this vehicle has joined the fleet of First South West, where it has been allocated to First Kernow's Summercourt Depot and given fleet number 32049. It is believed that the acquisition of this vehicle is only temporary, to aid vehicle shortages associated with the unreliability of the existing Dennis Tridents in the fleet, pending delivery of 10 new... see more