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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 A&LSP8
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Following repaint, this vehicle has now received "Crusader" branding.
October 2020 Go North East
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Following the entry into service of new vehicles at Washington Depot; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, allowing the repaint, re-trimming of seats, and installation of USB charging points, at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
June 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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In a bid to improve the internal quality standard of the "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation, this vehicle has undergone a minor in-house mid-life refurbishment by having its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
May 2016 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
December 2015 Go North East Photograph by
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Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
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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.
August 2010 Go North East
After buying Arriva North East's operations from Hexham Depot in March, Go North East has worked closely with stakeholders to improve the service being provided for customers. As part of these improvements, this vehicle has been ordered to upgrade the 602 service, operating between Newcastle and Hexham. Currently devoid of route branding pending service changes later this month, this vehicle... see more
August 2020 Go North East
As the intended Volvo B11RT/Plaxton Elitei coaches from Oxford Bus Company will not be delivered by 5 September, by which point the temporary Volvo B9TL allocation will need to be displaced as the schools return, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford to Riverside. From 5 September 2020, the X9/X10 services will see an interim allocation of three Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante coaches and four... see more
August 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery.
August 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL51, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3982. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.