Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 9090
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Go North East, this vehicle has been returned to Dawsongroup.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Following delivery of the final Optare Solo from Dawson Rentals, 720 (YJ62 FYH), this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Hexham Depot and has been returned to Saltmeadows Road pending collection by Dawsongroup.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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This vehicle has entered service at Hexham Depot on the "Tynedale Links" 185/681/X81 group of services; which will allow Optare Solo SR M900SL/Optare 723 (YD63 UZC) to be temporarily allocated to Washington Depot, for use on the recently-gained 23 service, under contract to Nexus.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Captain Deltic
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Now confirmed to be entering public service within the fleet; this vehicle has undergone preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road, including fitting of Go North East fleet names and the fleet number 9090.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which was new to Kier MG, Northampton, in April 2015, is owned by Dawson Rentals. It is currently on loan to Go North East, pending the delayed delivery of four further Optare Solo SRs from Dawson Rentals, which have been bought by Go North East to eliminate the final Dennis MPDs from the fleet and/or due to additional minibus PVR following the award of contracts. Due to its very small capacity (15 seats), it is as-yet unknown whether it will see allocation to a depot to be used in public service.
June 2018 Go North East
New to Lewis' of Llangeitho in September 2013; this vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, following its return to the lessor (Dawson Group). It has received fleet number 723 at Go North East, and is one of a batch of 8 pre-owned Optare Solos being acquired by Go North East, due to a shortage of minibuses following the award of contracts. This example, which has seatbelts, is... see more
June 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a... see more
June 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base 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... see more
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, acting as a primary spare vehicle for "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham). It will also form the Sunday allocation of Nexus-secured services 135/136.