Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 3983
July 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Jamie Potts for preservation.
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Due to the loss of Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts from September 2020, this vehicle has been permanently withdrawn from service.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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
February 2018 Go North East
With Go North East having been awarded two further Nexus Miscellaneous Works until the end of the academic school year, due to Nightingale Coaches having these 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 19th February 2018 are the 891/866/841 group of services, as well as the 117/142 services. While allocated to these scholars services, this bus will act as a mobile advertisement for Go North East's Match Day Park & Ride X50 service.
November 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/38918325701/
This vehicle has received "Match Day Park & Ride" branding. Replacing the old "Soccerbus" brand, it is designed to promote the X50 service which runs between Metrocentre Coach Park and St. James' Park on all Newcastle United home matches, including pre-season friendlies. The new tagline for the brand is "Shop and dine at intu Metrocentre; watch til full-time at St James' Park".
November 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.
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.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/37640036716/
Having previously carried a plain red base livery, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery. It is planned for this vehicle to receive a promotional livery.
October 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.
October 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.
June 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Deptford Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Riverside.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
December 2016 Go North East
Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped. Most vehicles in the fleet which retained these fleet names had them stripped over the summer months ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery, but this example wasn't stripped having originally been planned to undergo repaint.
October 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
July 2009 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55509539@N05/20714991698/
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL52, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3983. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.
January 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
January 2008 Go North East
In line with service changes effective 27th January 2008, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Gateshead. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays. In addition, it has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South... see more
January 2008 Go North East
In line with service changes effective 27th January 2008, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Gateshead. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays. In addition, it has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South... see more
January 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Blaydon Racers" branding.