Go North East Fleet Go North East's 729
September 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside, to be allocated to crew movement shuttles on service Q3.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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 Washington. It should be primarily allocated to the staff shuttle service running between Washington Depot and The Galleries, allowing better social distancing measures for the employees that need to use these services.
May 2020 Go North East
With an expected announcement from the UK Government on Sunday 10 May to relax some of the current "lockdown" restrictions in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which could lead to an increased number of passengers travelling on Go North East's bus services, further re-allocations and service allocation revisions are being made, in order to increase social distancing on-board Go North East's bus services. This will include double-deck buses being allocated to services ordinarily allocated single-decks, and single-deck buses being allocated to those services which had been temporarily allocated minibuses for the duration of the crisis. Therefore this vehicle has been taken out of service at Hexham.
March 2020 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson placed the country on "lockdown", enforcing rules on people only leaving the house to shop for necessities, to exercise once a day, for medical needs or to provide care, or to travel to and from work (if they can't work from home). Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres have all been closed, as well as mass gatherings being banned, schools being closed, and sporting events being cancelled. Therefore, further changes were made to bus timetables from Saturday 28 March, reflecting a mass reduction in customer demand for buses. As part of these timetable revisions; Chester-le-Street, Percy Main and Washington Depots were temporarily 'mothballed' with services operated out of key depots Consett, Deptford (including Peterlee outstation) and Riverside (including Hexham outstation) only. Therefore, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
This vehicle has now entered service at Riverside Depot, on the NHS staff shuttle closed contract, in operation between the RVI and Freeman Hospital.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
This vehicle, which is the second of the two new Mercedes-Benz 516CDI Sprinter/EVM VS30 Cityline vehicles for the NHS contract, has been delivered. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Riverside. It features free Wi-Fi, high-back leather seats and two-tone 'wood effect' flooring.
December 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Chester-le-Street Depot, and drivers are undergoing familiarisation with the new tri-axle Volvo B11R vehicle type.
December 2019 Go North East
Following the completion of the roof works and installation at Washington, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Washington.
December 2013 Go North East
Ahead of impending cascade due to the arrival of new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL vehicles which will see allocation to the "Cobalt Clipper" 309/310 services, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
December 2018 Go North East
Remaining in a float/reserve capacity, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside. Go North East are operating a special service from Riverside Depot for the Enchanted Belsay event. This service operates Thursday to Sunday only between 6th and 22nd December. The service requires five vehicles, which must be single decks because of trees.