Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4916
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
October 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Having incurred defects uneconomical to repair, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot. It will be replaced by Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown 4919 (X919 WGR), which was recently withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
June 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main.
July 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received modifications at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, and as such is now DDA-compliant. This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).
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.
September 2006 Go North East Photograph by David Burrell
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This vehicle has received "The Highwayman" branding. This brand identity encompasses services 95/96 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Dunston - MetroCentre), 97 (Newcastle - Gateshead - Lobley Hill - Whickham - Fellside Park - Swalwell - MetroCentre) and 98/X98 (Whickham - Newcastle). The brand refers to a legend from the Lobley Hill area, where all of these services operate. The story takes place around Western Gateshead in the 1800s, and is a piece of folklore regarding highwayman (robbers who stole from travellers, usually travelling by horse).
August 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched; this vehicle has been treated to a mid-life refurbishment at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, which includes an external repaint into a plain lime green base livery, and internal work including deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle, renewal of floor coverings, cleaning all seat frames and refurbishing seats, and repainting all ceiling covings, side panels, drivers cab and handpoles.
September 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery, providing spare coverage in the event of a branded vehicle being unavailable for service.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.
September 2017 Go North East
Having been used on a special service operating for the Great North Run yesterday, this vehicle has now been allocated to services X9/X10 at Riverside Depot.
September 2016 Go North East
With roadworks having been completed in Durham City Centre, "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 are reverting back to their usual timetables and hence there has been a PVR reduction at Deptford Depot. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street.