Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 3975
July 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Cranberry Coachways, Accrington.
July 2020 Go North East
Due to the loss of Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts from September 2020, this vehicle has been permanently withdrawn from service.
June 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot, although remains available to be reinstated if required.
June 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily reinstated, at Chester-le-Street 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Photograph by Snakebite90
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/45994269512/
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
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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/41493629880/
This vehicle is now in storage at Deptford Terrace pending the commencement of the Sunderland Tall Ships contracted services.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the transfer of three Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka vehicles to Riverside Depot to operate Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts, this vehicle has moved into the 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.
March 2018 Go North East
With Go North East having been awarded a further Nexus Miscellaneous Works until the end of the academic school year, due to Nightingale Coaches having this contracts stripped from them following poor performance on these services, this vehicle has been formally allocated to Riverside Depot and no longer forms part of the Special Events Fleet. The services that Go North East will start to operate from 26th March 2018 are the 839/892/875/861 group of services.
March 2018 Go North East
Following allocation to Percy Main Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to Riverside Depot.
February 2018 Go North East
Due to an increased vehicle requirement for the "DFDS Seaways" 327 service over the next fortnight, this vehicle has been allocated to Percy Main as part of the Special Events Fleet.
February 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/39458235951/
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages whilst Mercedes Citaro vehicles in Deptford's fleet undergo refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
November 2017 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128497080@N03/27319237319/
Initially allocated to Washington to assist with vehicle requirements for the Lumiere event in Durham from Thursday 16th November to Sunday 19th November; this vehicle has now formally been allocated to Washington Depot, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages whilst Mercedes Citaro vehicles in Washington's fleet undergo refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
November 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Washington, remaining in the Special Events fleet, to assist with vehicle requirements for the Lumiere event in Durham from Thursday 16th November to Sunday 19th November. It may see use outside of this period on Washington Depot's Miscellaneous Works boards, if required.
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.
April 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
https://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.
December 2009 Go North East Photograph by David Burrell
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This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
August 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL44, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3975. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
October 2018 Go North East
Following completion of repaint; this vehicle has now received the green variation of the "Quaylink" branding, for service Q3.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
October 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on the new ?Connections4? service 4 (Houghton-le-Spring - Heworth).
October 2008 Go North East
Presently without branding; this vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot, on "Red Arrows" service X2 (Sunderland - Newcastle).