Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3970
November 2017 Go North East
Although originally intended to Riverside Depot for storage until the next Special Event following the end of the Sunderland Illuminations event, this vehicle has instead been retained at Deptford Depot where it is now classed as being "on loan". This vehicle is intended to cover for the "Prince Bishops" branded Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles which are off service to have an additional opening window installed at Saltmeadows Road Depot, providing better air ventilation following feedback received from customers.
November 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to the Special Events and Private Hire fleet at Deptford.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot's Special Events Fleet to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford, remaining in the Special Events fleet, to assist with vehicle requirements for the Sunderland Illuminations 101 Park & Ride service.
October 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
October 2017 Go North East
Following the cascade of the former "Tyne Tees Xpress" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs after the Masters Golf event, this vehicle has moved into a newly-formed Special Events and Private Hire fleet. This Special Events fleet comprises of various coaches and double-deck buses: these should not be allocated to public services, but will be brought into service to operate Park & Ride contracts, shuttle services, and other services associated with special events. These vehicles also remain available for Private Hire.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
December 2015 Go North East
Having previously carried 'Northern' fleet names, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/12277092326/
Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
November 2009 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
September 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL39, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3970. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
November 2013 Go North East
Prior to transfer to Chester-le-Street Depot; this vehicle has received "Lambton Worm" branding, with sub-branding for services 34/34A.
November 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
November 2015 Go North East
Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. It is thought that this will coincide with a re-branding scheme of the "Red Arrows" branded vehicles once all vehicles have been repainted.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).