Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6047
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by A&LSP8
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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 Hexham.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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 Hexham Depot to Riverside, in order to operate scholars services.
July 2019 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.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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Following completion of repaint and internal modifications (including fitment of tip-up seats for a buggy bay and fitment of 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements), this vehicle has been reinstated at Hexham Depot.
October 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
October 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "Tyne Tees Xpress" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. As part of ongoing improvements to services on the Tyne Valley, Go North East will re-brand its "TEN" 10/10A/10B/10X services as "Tyne Valley Ten" on a green base livery, moving away from the silver livery which the vehicles allocated to these services have carried since 2008. The new brand is designed to represent the picturesque Tyne Valley corridor and promotes the frequent buses to Metrocentre and Newcastle which the "TEN" group of services provide, up to every 10 minutes. The introduction of new vehicles on "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9/X10 will see some of the existing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation cascade to the "TEN" group of services to make up the shortfall of the PVR on the "TEN" group of services (currently allocated fleet livery Volvo B7TLs).
October 2017 Go North East
Following the introduction of new vehicles on services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough), and the end of the Masters Golf event which saw this vehicle allocated to a special shuttle service to support the event, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service. Whilst temporarily withdrawn, this vehicle will undergo repaint as well as internal modifications, which will see the installation of tip-up seats to create a buggy bay as well as the fitment of 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements, better matching the internal specification of the buses allocated to "Tyne Valley Ten" services 10/10A/10B.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
August 2012 Go North East Photograph by Ray Parnaby Bus Stop Photos
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Tyne Tees Xpress" branding, for services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough)
August 2012 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a striking maroon base livery with a gold painted 'X' towards the rear of the vehicle, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It features Wi-Fi and power sockets, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Gateshead Depot, for use on services X9/X10 (Newcastle - Middlesbrough).
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
August 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery and has received basic "Bargain Bus" branding. Starting on Monday 25th September 2006; Go North East will introduce a new 'bargain bus' X42 service, operating between Newcastle, Cramlington and Blyth, on a half-hourly frequency. The 'bargain bus' scheme offers basic bus travel: safe, simple and simply... see more
August 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more