Go North East Fleet Go North East's 8328
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Gary Mitchelhill
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
September 2019 Go North East
As a trial with Eminox and AVID; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
November 2017 Go North East Photograph by Transport Glory
Having carried an experimental version of Go North East's new corporate livery since its initial repaint in January 2017; this vehicle has now had its cant rail repainted black, matching the now-standard version of the corporate livery. It now carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
June 2017 Go North East Photograph by NorthEast England Bus Photos
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 Riverside. At Riverside, this vehicle will provide another spare vehicle to the same specification as those branded for "Quaylink" services Q1/Q2/Q3 and "Citylink" service 58.
March 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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 and customer values of Go North East.
May 2016 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford, where it will form part of the allocation to "SimpliCity" service 61.
July 2015 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. Following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, the future of the "QuayLink" services (which Go North East operates under contract to Nexus) was unknown. It was announced earlier this year that Go North East has stepped in to save the "QuayLink", and, from 26th July 2015, will operate the services commercially. The services will be revised to expand upon Go North East's current network of services. The current "QuayLink" Q1 service from Newcastle Central Station to Gateshead will merge with "The Orbit" branded 51/52 services, and will be re-numbered Q1/Q2. The current "QuayLink" Q2 service from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to St Peter's Basin will be merged with "Great Park & Ride" service X40, and will be re-numbered Q3. As such, all of the "QuayLink" and "The Orbit" branded vehicles will be repainted with a fresh coat of yellow and the branding will be revised accordingly. The two former Deptford-based "SimpliCity" branded Optare Versas will also be repainted as part of this scheme and the rise in the combined PVR of the current "The Orbit" and "QuayLink" branded services.
February 2015 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
Following transfer to Riverside Depot, this vehicle has now lost its "SimpliCity" branding.
February 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside, for use on "Great Park & Ride" service X40.
July 2011 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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 HBC) and has surrendered its original registration mark (NK11 FXM). Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Deptford Depot.
March 2007 Go North East
Following the withdrawal of the 775 service (Sunderland - Consett) and the restructure of the routes along this corridor, this vehicle has received "Lime" branding, featuring the tagline "cross county connection".
March 2020 Go North East
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... see more
March 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.
March 2008 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main.