Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6002
October 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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This vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside Depot, on "Crusader" services 26/27 (Newcastle - South Shields).
October 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following repaint, this vehicle has now received "Crusader" branding.
October 2020 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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Previously branded as "Red Arrows"; this vehicle has returned from Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, having been repainted into a two-tone silver and red base livery, as well as seat re-trim and USB charging points fitment.
September 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the entry into service of new vehicles at Washington Depot; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, allowing the repaint, re-trimming of seats, and installation of USB charging points, at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
August 2020 Go North East
In partnership with Gateshead Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Washington.
April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Washington Depot to Riverside, in order to operate scholars services.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
January 2016 Go North East Photograph by Matt Edwards
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Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery. It is thought that this will coincide with a re-branding scheme of the "Red Arrows" branded vehicles once all vehicles have been repainted.
April 2011 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
April 2011 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for service X1 (Easington Lane - Newcastle).
April 2011 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a red base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. Equipped with free Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements, this vehicle is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service; it will be allocated to Washington Depot for use on "Red Arrows" service X1, displacing half of the single deckers currently allocated.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot, on "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. This bus also features free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
November 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has arrived on temporary loan, and is now undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
November 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a two-tone orange and white base livery.
November 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, due to engine failure. It will be replaced by Dennis MPD/Alexander Mini Pointer 605 (NK54 NUA) once defects on this vehicle are repaired at Washington. However; depending on minibus vehicle requirements, this vehicle could be repaired and reinstated.