Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6004
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
May 2019 Go North East
The Tyne & Wear Metro service is suspended between St. James and Wallsend for essential repairs on overhead lines. In order to operate Metro Replacement service 900 in the affected areas, this vehicle has transferred from Hexham Depot to the Special Events Fleet based at Riverside. Similar National Express liveried 7097 (FJ08 KLX) is covering for this vehicle at Hexham. It is also intended for... see more
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Trevor Wigley & Son Bus Ltd, Barnsley.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Stanley, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
May 2015 Go North East
Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Coast & Country" services 8/78.