Go North East: Withdrawn Vehicles & Fleet Disposals

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@gonortheast & @EYBuses have transferred 3 of their Plaxton bodied Volvo B7s to Go East Anglia today, in preparation for additional vehicle requirements for September schools.

https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1292058974293024771
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Seen in Plymouth today. Old GNE route into still visible and in desperate need of repaint[Image: 203bafe721b5c5edfba3b55a3a99c5af.jpg]

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3973 is now with Cranberry Coachways - https://www.flickr.com/photos/east_lancs...6096176163
603 (NK54 NTX) still going strong with Royal Buses - https://www.flickr.com/photos/100217592@...6130320733

541 (NA52 AXF) also going strong with St Ives Minibus Services - https://www.flickr.com/photos/100217592@...ateposted/
A fairly recent disposal - 7101 now with Ratho Coaches:

[Image: 50385570428_63991f9ddc.jpg]Ratho Coaches FJ08KNV Scania Levante, formerly of Go North East. by Scott MacDonald, on Flickr

Sisters 7100 and 7102 were also sold to Ratho Coaches.

7104 was sold to Glen Valley Tours, Wooler, but is currently on loan to Ratho Coaches.
706 and 707 also living on in Scotland:

[Image: 50264936842_d040a2315d.jpg]WK58EAE_3 by MOD571P, on Flickr

[Image: 50277532406_5a34c9567c.jpg]20200818_073613 by James Milroy, on Flickr
And 697, also up in Scotland:

[Image: 50331814872_baa6e538f9.jpg]SD Travel of Bathgate Optare Solo M880 YJ59NNH operatimg a local service at Bathgate on 8 September 2020. by Robin Dickson, on Flickr
[Image: 50378638308_0f24745a5e_c.jpg]A-line Coaches 253 / NK53 UOC by kieron mathews, on Flickr

4976 which was sold to A-Line Coaches has recently entered service with them


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4980 (NK54 NUM) is now with R&J Coaches of Smeeth and re-registered as RJZ 7864 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/southlancs...89124@N06/

(27 Sep 2020, 8:23 pm)Dan Wrote: And 697, also up in Scotland:

[Image: 50331814872_baa6e538f9.jpg]SD Travel of Bathgate Optare Solo M880 YJ59NNH operatimg a local service at Bathgate on 8 September 2020. by Robin Dickson, on Flickr

Any plans for the ones on the "Little Coasters" to be moved on in the near future?

5209 is now with JH Coaches - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gpr_bus_ph...6154673937
Dan has confirmed on his photo of 5337, that its embarked to be withdrawn within the next 6 months

https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...399939468/
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(13 Oct 2020, 5:56 pm)Michael Wrote: Dan has confirmed on his photo of 5337, that its embarked to be withdrawn within the next 6 months

https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgrah...399939468/
YEY. The 06 plates were horrible ride. Hopefully ex bluestar will follow
(13 Oct 2020, 6:00 pm)JP6004 Wrote: YEY. The 06 plates were horrible ride. Hopefully ex bluestar will follow

The Ex Bluestars are the only Citaros I can tolerate, they seem to actually have padding in the seats! Plus, I actually like the seating layout
(13 Oct 2020, 6:01 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: The Ex Bluestars are the only Citaros I can tolerate, they seem to actually have padding in the seats! Plus, I actually like the seating layout
Well the vast majority wont be round for too long. Probs only have the 10 and 63 plates remaining in a year or 2
(08 Aug 2020, 1:46 pm)Michael Wrote: @gonortheast & @EYBuses have transferred 3 of their Plaxton bodied Volvo B7s to Go East Anglia today, in preparation for additional vehicle requirements for September schools.

https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1292058974293024771

Saw some very similar to these at Long Sutton, Lincs recently.
There were some red Presidents in the same yard. 
Not sure what the deal is, as the ones you mention are supposed to be a few miles further east, in Norfolk.
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(13 Oct 2020, 6:12 pm)JP6004 Wrote: Well the vast majority wont be round for too long. Probs only have the 10 and 63 plates remaining in a year or 2
How much will the older citaros be worth, might I ask.
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5305 has been withdrawn from service, according to the fleet update on the GNE site.

Start of the Crusader Citaro's going?
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(09 Nov 2020, 11:35 am)Michael Wrote: 5305 has been withdrawn from service, according to the fleet update on the GNE site.

Start of the Crusader Citaro's going?
Imagine a few more will be after versas refurbed
(09 Nov 2020, 11:38 am)JP6004 Wrote: Imagine a few more will be after versas refurbed

Shame but not surprised.

I'm surprised they aren't keeping them in service for all the extra services... unless those are starting to be dropped quietly?
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(09 Nov 2020, 11:43 am)Michael Wrote: Shame but not surprised.

I'm surprised they aren't keeping them in service for all the extra services... unless those are starting to be dropped quietly?
Well the influx of over 50 vehicles and other operators now covering some of their own dupes, it's no surprise that they are getting to the point where they can start withdrawing some vehicles. I'd imagine a lot more will be withdrawn next year as things start to get back to normal
(09 Nov 2020, 11:49 am)JP6004 Wrote: Well the influx of over 50 vehicles and other operators now covering some of their own dupes, it's no surprise that they are getting to the point where they can start withdrawing some vehicles. I'd imagine a lot more will be withdrawn next year as things start to get back to normal


Well we can hope Angel

Wonder if anyone will pick up the Citaro's although I remember Martijn saying the bodywork underneath was a mess.
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