Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6004
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
March 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Ahead of the introduction of new vehicles on the "Red Arrows" X1 service in May, this vehicle has been stripped of all "Red Arrows" branding prior to its cascade elsewhere.
March 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.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
November 2015 Go North East Photograph by Steven Hodgson, John Soutar and Mark McCann
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Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
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.
September 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street.
September 2018 Go North East
Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Deptford Depot.
September 2010 Go North East
The colour section of this vehicle's destination display was fitted to the wrong side of the display in build, meaning that the route number was not being displayed in colour. The destination display on this vehicle has now been modified so that the colour route number panel is on the correct side of the display.
September 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Yellow Bus" branding.