Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 3977
August 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred to Go East Anglia (Konectbus).
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Due to the loss of Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts from September 2020, this vehicle has been permanently withdrawn from service.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
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 NorthEast England Bus Photos
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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 Riverside Depot, this vehicle has been returned to Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet.
July 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Tall Ships event; this vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet to the service fleet at Riverside, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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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.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot to the service fleet at Riverside, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has now been returned to the Special Events Fleet at Riverside Depot.
May 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot's Special Events Fleet to Chester-le-Street on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
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
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 Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to the Special Events and Private Hire fleet at Riverside.
November 2017 Go North East
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.
December 2015 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 Richard Covey
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This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
August 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL46, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3977. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
January 2019 Go North East
In a bid to improve the internal quality standard of the "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation, this vehicle has undergone a minor in-house mid-life refurbishment by having its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
January 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service; this vehicle has received "Durham Diamond" branding, with sub-branding for services 16/16A.
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been treated to a partial repaint into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality... see more