Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 4944
January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to A&A Coach Travel, Tockwith.
October 2019 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Green Arrow" service 97, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
January 2019 Go North East
Due to a gap in the Bus & Coach World refurbishment schedule at Blackburn, Go North East's planned refurbishments for the "Cobalt Clipper" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs have been brought ahead. As such there is a requirement for three fleet livery vehicles to transfer to Percy Main from 25 January 2019. This vehicle, which was previously a float/reserve vehicle at Riverside Depot, has now returned to full service, allowing 5216 (NK54 NVM) to take its place as a float/reserve vehicle.
October 2018 Go North East
Having been replaced in the fleet at Riverside Depot following the transfer of Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8307 (NK09 FVH) from Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has been retained in a float/reserve capacity at Riverside, whilst the recently acquired Volvo B7s from Go-Ahead London and East Yorkshire are fitted with a new trial radio system.
March 2018 Go North East
This vehicle previously held a temporary reserve role in the fleet at Riverside Depot following vehicle re-allocations, pending the award of Nexus contracts effective 18th March 2018. It has now returned to full service at Riverside. Go North East has retained many of the contracts they already operated, with the contracts for services W2 (Whitley Bay - Brierdene) and K3 (Forest Hall - Four Lane Ends - Freeman Hospital) also being awarded to Go North East. Pending delivery of new minibus vehicles in June; there is a current shortage of minibus vehicles to operate these contracts, and a number of temporary service and vehicle allocations need to take place.
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, a number of fleet re-allocations are to be made. These changes were originally intended to allow this vehicle to be withdrawn from service at Riverside as it was the only example of its type at Riverside not to receive Euro 5 SCRT modifications; however, as Go North East are bidding for a number of minibus contracts, effective 18th March 2018, it will be retained temporarily pending the award of these contracts.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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This vehicle has received "Green Arrow" branding.
July 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Having previously carried Go North East's corporate livery, this vehicle has been repainted into a green base livery. There are a number of changes to Go North East's services in the Gateshead and surrounding areas, from 24th July 2016. As part of these changes, an additional vehicle will be added to the PVR of "Green Arrow" services 97/97A, to improve reliability.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, following temporary loan to Hexham.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery.
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 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside. At Riverside, this vehicle should see primary allocation to services 67/69. This transfer has taken place due to contract changes resulting in services 67/69 at Riverside requiring Euro 5 emission vehicles. Once similar Optare Versa 8307 - 8309 are fitted with Euro 6 SCRTs, this vehicle will return to Chester-le-Street.
September 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
September 2016 Go North East
Since the withdrawal of Oxfordshire County Council subsidies on 20th July 2016, Thames Travel has been operating the Bicester Town bus services 22 and 23 on a commercial basis. These services run at a loss of approximately £4,500 per week and therefore this decision was a temporary arrangement, while Thames Travel continued discussions with several local stakeholders to pool existing... see more