Go North East Fleet Go North East's 3997
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/48146751417/
Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Toon Tour" branding.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/48093196146/
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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83823112@N03/48073466351/
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.
May 2018 Go North East
Having previously carried a plain red base livery, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements".
May 2010 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford, where it will see allocation to "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C and "Laser" service 35, to compare against the Mercedes Citaro vehicles allocated to these services.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
May 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from the Special Events Fleet to the Driver Training Fleet based at Riverside, although remains available for Private Hire functions on weekends, and when not required by Driver Training.