Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8326
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
In partnership with Gateshead Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
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 Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, where it should see primary allocation to services 29 and 64/95, which now interwork.
September 2018 Go North East
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.
February 2018 Go North East
Following the arrival of Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8295 (NK09 FUT) and 8307 (NK09 FVH) at Crook, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
January 2018 Go North East
Pending transfer of Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8295 (NK09 FUT) and 8307 (NK09 FVH) to replace Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 695 (YJ13 HOA) and 696 (YJ13 HOH); this vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan.
November 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
November 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/27461670079/
Following temporary loan to Crook Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Chester-le-Street.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary Mitchelhill
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Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlites on "Black Cats" services 2/2A and 39, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. At Chester-le-Street; this vehicle will be allocated to the Durham County Council home-to-school contract numbered 5030, which was awarded to Go North East on an emergency basis in June 2017. This will allow Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer 619 (NK55 RUW) to return to service at Hexham Depot. When it is not required to operate this service, the vehicle will act as a spare vehicle for Chester-le-Street's single-deck services.
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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In line with the entry into service of new Wright Streetlites on services 2/2A; this vehicle, which was previously allocated to these services and branded as "SimpliCity", has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Ahead of upcoming service changes, due to commence from Sunday 22nd May 2016, which will see "SimpliCity" service 2 reduced to a 15-minute frequency, this vehicle has had the frequency on the cant rail revised to reflect the new frequency.
May 2015 Go North East
As a new Next Stop Announcement programme for the revised 2/2A services was not created following the service revisions earlier this year, this vehicle has lost its Next Stop Announcement kit. These kits have instead been fitted to the "The Orbit" branded vehicles at Riverside Depot ahead of service changes in July, which will see "QuayLink" service Q1 merged with "The Orbit" services 51/52.
March 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following service revisions in Sunderland during January 2015 which saw a number of changes to service and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has gained "SimpliCity" branding, with sub-branding for services 2/2A.
February 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
July 2011 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 42.
July 2011 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "SimpliCity" branding. Following the initial rollout of "SimpliCity" branding on service 36 earlier this month, using new Optare Versas 8319 - 8324, Go North East will now extend the brand to service 42 (Sunderland - Silksworth). The brand is designed to promote Go North East's services which make life easier for people living in Sunderland.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a purple base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features audio-visual Next Stop Announcements, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a problem at the DVLA with registering this vehicle, it has been allocated a new registration mark (NK11 GWX) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXJ). Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Deptford Depot.
December 2019 Go North East
Having previously carried a promotional livery for Go North East's "Big Days Out" campaign, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
December 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding. "Yellow Bus" is Go North East's new brand for vehicles in the fleet which operate special services such as school buses, miscellaneous peak-time services and special event shuttle services. Yellow was adopted as a standard color for North American school buses beginning in 1939. The colour, which became known as... see more
December 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "The Angel" branding.
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