Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4918
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Ensign Bus Co., Purfleet.
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
To assist in the coverage of extra vehicle requirements over Bank Holiday weekend, which will see Go North East operating shuttle services for the Tall Ships event in Blyth, Cruise Ships, Kynren and the Soccerbus X50, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street. It should be used to release a double-deck vehicle for use in the Blyth Tall Ships event.
August 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 This means that this vehicle does not need to be withdrawn from service prior to 1 January 2016 (like all other non-DDA compliant single deckers).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
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.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley, and has received sub-branding for the 43/44 services having received "The Diamond" branding whilst still based at Gateshead. The new branding replaces the temporary branding introduced to services 40, 43, 43A, 43B and 44 (vehicles wearing standard fleet livery with Stanley Shuttle vinyls applied), in line with the... see more
February 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has now entered service within the Coaching Unit at Chester-le-Street Depot.
February 2017 Go North East
New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 704 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 209. This vehicle has now been acquired by Go North East, where it has received fleet number 709. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
February 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Stanley, and has received sub-branding for the 43/44 services having received "The Diamond" branding whilst still based at Gateshead. The new branding replaces the temporary branding introduced to services 40, 43, 43A, 43B and 44 (vehicles wearing standard fleet livery with Stanley Shuttle vinyls applied), in line with the... see more