Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4925
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Ensign Bus Co., Purfleet.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/28742076093/
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
To assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements over Bank Holiday weekend, which will see Go North East operating shuttle services for the Tall Ships event in Blyth, Cruise Ships, Kynren and the Soccerbus X50, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley. It should be used to release a double-deck vehicle for use in the Blyth Tall Ships event.
July 2016 Go North East
Following use on the special Sunderland Airshow Park & Ride services, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside. Nexus is to embark on a second programme of Metro track replacement on its lines in North Tyneside, which will involve a 15-day Major Line Closure between Benton and Monkseaton from Saturday 23rd July 2016 to Saturday 6th August 2016. Whilst the line is closed, a frequent replacement bus service, numbered 900, will operate from Four Lane Ends through the affected area, calling at all Metro stations on the route. Go North East has been awarded with the contract, which will operate from Riverside Depot. To allow double-deck vehicles ordinarily allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works to be allocated to this Metro Replacement bus service, Riverside has received this vehicle and retained others which were scheduled to be withdrawn.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27204054@N07/27931437964/
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Deptford, for use on the special Sunderland Airshow Park & Ride 4 service.
June 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
http://www.flickr.com/photos/128497080@N03/27991223386/
This vehicle has been reinstated at Stanley Depot.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Deptford Depot.
October 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/20406851861/
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 This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
July 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
http://www.flickr.com/photos/55509539@N05/15898861404/
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Gateshead, and has received "Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill area, where all of these services operate. The story takes place around Western Gateshead in the 1800s, and is a piece of folklore regarding highwayman (robbers who stole from travellers, usually travelling by horse).
May 2007 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming changes to the "Highwayman" group of services, effective 29th July 2007, which will see this vehicle transfer to Gateshead Depot, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lime green base livery.
July 2010 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a plain yellow base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle has an engine which is to the state of the art Euro V EEV (Enhanced Environmental Vehicle) specification, and is to be deployed on the recently awarded "QuayLink" contract (which was previously operated by... see more
July 2016 Go North East
Ahead of service changes which will see a PVR reduction at Riverside Depot as a result of the withdrawal of service 11 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill), this vehicle has transferred to Percy Main Depot, acting as a dedicated spare vehicle for the new "Blue Arrow" 11 service (Whitley Bay - Metrocentre).
July 2008 Go North East
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the... see more
July 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Peterlee, where it will be allocated to the new 168 service (East Rainton - Easington Lane). The contract for this service commences Sunday 24th July 2016.