Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3967
June 2020 Go North East
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 re-licensed, but remains out of service.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to ensure operations are as efficient as possible, Saltmeadows Road has been temporarily 'mothballed' as an operational depot, with the scholars services instead operating out of Riverside. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside.
January 2020 Go North East
In order to isolate dual-door configuration buses at Saltmeadows, where they should only be allocated to Nexus Miscellaneous Works services, the scholars contracts at Riverside will now instead be operated from Saltmeadows. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows.
September 2018 Go North East Photograph by
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Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 contracts for the 2018/19 academic year, this vehicle has been formally allocated to Riverside Depot. The Special Events Fleet, in which this vehicle was previously allocated, now only comprises of three coaches, which still remain available for Private Hire and rail replacement contracts.
August 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Stanley Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages and to provide cover whilst double-deck vehicles in Stanley's fleet undergo internal refurbishment.
July 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by jack sparrow bus and train photography
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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet to Chester-le-Street on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
November 2017 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Illuminations event; this vehicle has been returned to Riverside Depot, where it will be stored until the next Special Event.
October 2017 Go North East
Sunderland Illuminations are back for 2017, with lights spreading sparkle from St Peters Church all along the seafront. Roker Park will be transformed into a Festival of Light, with a Disney theme. The Park will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 5 October to 5 November plus every night at half term, from 5pm – 10pm each night. In order to transport visitors to the event; Go North East are operating a special Park & Ride service, numbered 101. The service will run from Thursday 5 October - Sunday 5 November on Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, plus every day during half term week (23-27 October). As such; this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Deptford, to operate this special service.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements on "DFDS Seaways" service 327.
September 2017 Go North East
Following the end of the two-phase Major Line Closure taking place between Monday 31st July and Saturday 2nd September 2017 to allow for work at Northumberland Park station and track and bridge renewal work which forms part of the £350m Metro: all change modernisation programme, 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.
December 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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
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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.
July 2009 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
February 2009 Go North East Photograph by
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Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL27, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3967. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
September 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).
September 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "indiGo" services 82, 82A, 82B and 83. To maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to services 85 and 86 on evenings and Sundays.
September 2019 Go North East
Following recent service changes, this vehicle has lost its "Blue Arrow" branding and has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery. It has also transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street.