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Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "Green Arrow" service 97, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.

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January 2019
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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

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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

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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

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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 These changes were originally intended to allow this vehicle to be withdrawn from service at Riverside as it was the only example of its type at Riverside not to receive Euro 5 SCRT modifications; however, as Go North East are bidding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

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This vehicle has received "Green Arrow" branding.
July 2016

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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

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This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot, following temporary loan to Hexham.
April 2016

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This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Hexham, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2007

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This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.
June 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a... see more
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot, seeing primary allocation to the Byker ASDA Free Bus contract, which also interworks with peak-time Team Valley works service 90.
June 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.