Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3975
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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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
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.
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
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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
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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
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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.
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.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley, and has received sub-branding for the 43/44 services having received "The Diamond" branding whilst still based at Gateshead. The new branding replaces the temporary branding introduced to services 40, 43, 43A, 43B and 44 (vehicles wearing standard fleet livery with Stanley Shuttle vinyls applied), in line with the... see more
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone yellow and maroon base livery, and has also received "Venture" branding. Venture Transport was the largest independent bus operator in North East England, and Go North East has resurrected the Venture name to local services operating in Derwentside. Venture Transport operated services in the Derwent Valley between Consett and Newcastle upon... see more
February 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain purple base livery.
February 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has now been delivered to Go North East, and is now undergoing PDI prior to entering service. This batch of five coaches have been ordered to replace the oldest stock at Chester-le-Street Depot's Coaching Unit, although only four of the coaches released will be withdrawn and disposed of, owing to the PVR increase in the Coaching Unit last year. Due to an issue at the DVLA with... see more