Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3997
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
November 2019 Go North East
Following the end of the seasonal "Toon Tour" open-top Newcastle/Gateshead city sightseeing service, this vehicle has been temporarily delicensed over the winter season.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Toon Tour" branding.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
Prior to entering service; this vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone yellow and blue base livery, with branding expected to be applied for the "Toon Tour" service shortly. The yellow rear aims to stand out from other buses in Newcastle City Centre whilst also providing a synergy with the "Quaylink" Q1/Q2 and Q3 services which also operate in the same areas, while the blue keeps the brand in the new 'house style' albeit with a twist.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
Following the recent announcement that the Stagecoach operated City Sightseeing tour of Newcastle will not be returning this season, Go North East has decided to launch their own trial operation of a part replacement seasonal open top bus service. As such; this vehicle, which was previously in the East Yorkshire fleet as 883 (897 EYX), has been acquired and numbered 3997 within the Go North East fleet.
September 2015 Go North East
As part of Go North East's ongoing partnership with local radio station, Sun FM, the company has branded up this vehicle in a special livery to advertise the radio station. Sun FM is a radio station serving the City of Sunderland and also available in Tyne and Wear, northern parts of County Durham in England. It plays a mix of contemporary, classic and popular music alongside local news and... see more
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Saltmeadows Road Depot to Riverside, on temporary loan, to operate duplicate trips on "Crusader" service 27. Due to an obstruction on the line caused by high winds, the Tyne & Wear Metro service was suspended between Pelaw and South Shields in both directions from 15:25 to 18:45 on September 19th 2018. No Metro Replacement bus service was in... see more
September 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "indiGo" services 82, 82A, 82B and 83. To maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to services 85 and 86 on evenings and Sundays.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has now received "Join the Team!" branding; which showcases some of the benefits of joining the company and training at the Team GNE Academy, such as free travel benefits, free uniform, and high-street retailer discounts.