Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8295
June 2020 Go North East
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 Riverside.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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In order to provide greater capacity on the "Metrocentre Mini" M6/M7/M8 routes, and to combat some of the recent reliability issues, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside.
September 2019 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Deptford.
October 2018 Go North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2018 Go North East
Following the entry into service of Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 724 (YJ13 HMY) and 725 (YA13 AAE) at Crook on service 18; this vehicle has transferred from Crook Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it is intended to allow a further Scania L94UB/Wright Solar to be withdrawn from the fleet.
January 2018 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Crook. The allocation of this vehicle to Crook Depot will see the conversion of the 18 service from minibus to midibus.
January 2018 Go North East
Having previously carried "South Tyne" branding, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements"
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, "South Tyne" services 88/88A have been withdrawn and replaced by revised service 9 and new "Crusader" service 26. As such, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, to allow completion of repaint prior to cascade to another route.
April 2016 Go North East
With the operation of "South Tyne" services 88/88A transferring to Riverside Depot as part of service changes effective Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside. This vehicle was originally VOR for differential repairs at DiagTest, so was unable to transfer in time for the service changes.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following transfer to Washington Depot to operate "South Tyne" services 88/88A, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lilac base livery.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Washington. Although initially suggested that this vehicle will be used to upgrade "Washington Street Shuttle" services M2/M3; it will instead be used to upgrade "South Tyne" services 88/88A with the DAF SB120/Wright Cadet vehicles currently allocated to services 88/88A re-allocated to services M2/M3 to allow the Mini Pointer Darts allocated to these services to be withdrawn, hence providing an upgrade in capacity on these services.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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Ahead of the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54 and this vehicle's consequent cascade from Gateshead Depot, this vehicle has lost its branding for "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
July 2009 Go North East Photograph by giantcheeseplant
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
July 2009 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service; this vehicle has received "Saltwell Park" branding, with sub-branding for services 53/54.
June 2009 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It is of 'Gold Standard' specification; featuring full CCTV coverage and recording, information screens, and comfortable seats for all including priority seating with a wheelchair bay for elderly and disabled customers.
November 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain plum base livery.
November 2019 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Green Arrow" service 97, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot. It spent the final few weeks of its time in service with Go North East in use as a taxi/staff shuttle vehicle.
November 2019 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into a four-colour charcoal/grey and gold base livery. This four-colour combination will be used for the spare vehicles to be used on "X-lines" specification services. It has also been fitted with a buggy bay, as well as having free passenger Wi-Fi, audio-visual announcement passenger information systems and USB charging points... see more
November 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Consett Depot, on "X-lines" service X30.