Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8298
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Exploring North East Buses
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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 Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford.
July 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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As a result of the inward transfer of Scania OmniCity vehicles from other depots; this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, in order to enable the withdrawal of further Wright Solar bodied Scania L94s.
March 2018 Go North East Photograph by
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Following completion of repaint, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street.
March 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 features the tagline "No change? | Get your bus ticket on your phone with our mobile app"
February 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, having temporarily been reinstated.
February 2018 Go North East
In order to alleviate vehicle shortages, having not yet been repainted following temporary withdrawal, this vehicle has temporarily been reinstated at Riverside Depot.
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.
May 2016 Go North East
Following the completion of annual PSV test, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Washington, to allow the completion of annual PSV test.
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.
March 2014 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
December 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 emdjt42
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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.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a two-tone green and yellow base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £4.3 million, this batch of vehicles have been ordered to upgrade "Angel" service 21, which is currently allocated Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs,... see more
December 2018 Go North East
To allow greater flexibility of the Optare Versa allocations at Chester-le-Street Depot, the "See it, Do it, Sunderland" brand is being removed from the 36 service, following in the footsteps of the removal of the "Lambton Worm" brand from services 34/34A earlier this year. As such this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example... see more
December 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality... see more
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.