Go North East
Go North East has an excellent Enthusiasts section on its website on which regular fleet updates are posted. We use these updates, in many cases as they are posted by Go North East, to provide information on fleet developments in Fleet Ramblings.
Repaints last week included Mercedes Citaro 0350N/Mercedes Citaro 5275 (NK07 KPG) into the 2019 fleet livery.
A limited service has returned on the National Express network; Chester-le-Street Depot’s Coaching Unit are running a PVR of 2, with 3 coaches allocated, with Volvo B11RT/Caetano Levante 3 coaches, 7145, 7146 and being reinstated at Chester-le-Street.
Scania K340EB/Caetano Levante coaches 7100/01/02 have now been withdrawn.
Go North East resumed the running of its AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus from Saturday 4 July 2020, to help support the opening of businesses and attractions. The company says thereturn of the AD122 bus will help workers and visitors at businesses and attractions get to their destination if they are unable to use other forms of transport. Optare Solo SRs 635 and 636 have been transferred from Deptford to Hexham. To facilitate this, Optare Solos 703 and 704 have returned to service at Percy Main, displacing Optare Solo SR 634 and 636 to Deptford where they have replaced 635 and 636.
Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6050 which has become a visual symbol of the company’s ‘One Team GNE’ colleague and community network being launched to build upon the great strength and team spirit shown by its team during the depths of the crisis, to work together to build even better relations across the company and the communities it serves, has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street. Transferring to Washington in lieu is Wright StreetDeck 6301.
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5213 and 5214 have been sold to Hodgson’s Coaches, Barnard Castle.