Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6005
October 2020 Go North East
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 kieron mathews
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Following repaint, this vehicle has now received "Crusader" branding.
October 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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.
October 2020 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new vehicles at Washington Depot; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, allowing the repaint, re-trimming of seats, and installation of USB charging points, at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
September 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
September 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Chester-le-Street Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Washington.
September 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
April 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
April 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
April 2011 Go North East Photograph by Northern Bus Photos
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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.
April 2019 Go North East
In line with the operation of "Toon Link" services 6 and X31 transferring from Stanley Depot to Riverside, this vehicle has also transferred to Riverside. Although this vehicle isn't branded as "Toon Link", it will form part of the PVR of services 6 and X31.
April 2016 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes, due to commence from Sunday 22nd May 2016, which will see "SimpliCity" service 2 reduced to a 15-minute frequency, this vehicle has had the frequency on the cant rail revised to reflect the new frequency.
April 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been reinstated at Hexham Depot, to operate the seasonal Hadrian's Wall Country Bus AD122 service.
April 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "SimpliCity" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. From Saturday 3rd June 2017, the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 will transfer from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. As Chester-le-Street do not have any Mercedes Citaros at the moment; service 36 will instead be allocated Optare Versas in a... see more