Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3971
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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Ahead of the delivery of new double-deck buses for service X1, the existing allocation of Red Arrows branded Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles are to undergo repaint. To provide cover until the school holidays while these repaints are ongoing, this vehicle has been fully reinstated, in a float/reserve capacity, at Washington Depot.
June 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, on loan, to alleviate a vehicle shortage.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Jamie GNE
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This vehicle has been temporarily reinstated, at Riverside Depot, on loan to alleviate a vehicle shortage.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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
Following temporary loan to Saltmeadows Road Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
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.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Sunderland Tall Ships event, this vehicle has returned to the Special Events Fleet based at Riverside Depot.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Adam Nicholson
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This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light. As this vehicle is fitted with an LED destination display, it is also expected to see use on the Tall Ships internal site shuttle.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle is now in storage at Deptford Terrace pending the commencement of the Sunderland Tall Ships contracted services.
June 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
February 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
February 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
December 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has returned to the Special Events and Private Hire fleet at Riverside.
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 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 temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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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.
September 2017 Go North East
Following the loss of Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, 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.
January 2016 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
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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.
November 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.
September 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL40, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3971. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
August 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
August 2003 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Ferrylink" branding, for Nexus-secured service 333 which operates between North Shields Ferry Terminal, North Shields Town Centre, Royal Quays, and the North Shields Fish Quay.
August 2018 Go North East
Having previously carried Go-Ahead London's corporate livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery and has also been fitted with Hanover LED destination displays. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board".