Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6055
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Following the entry into service of new vehicles at Washington Depot; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, allowing the repaint, re-trimming of seats, and installation of USB charging points, at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
October 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 Daniel Graham
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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. The depots which were temporarily 'mothballed' for the duration of the crisis have now re-opened, except for Saltmeadows Road, which is where most of the National Express coaches are stored. The central works facility remains open as usual. Therefore, this vehicle has now transferred from Deptford Depot to Washington.
May 2020 Go North East
With an expected announcement from the UK Government on Sunday 10 May to relax some of the current "lockdown" restrictions in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which could lead to an increased number of passengers travelling on Go North East's bus services, further re-allocations and service allocation revisions are being made, in order to increase social distancing on-board Go North East's bus services. This will include double-deck buses being allocated to services ordinarily allocated single-decks, and single-deck buses being allocated to those services which had been temporarily allocated minibuses for the duration of the crisis. Therefore this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford Depot.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been taken out of service. It is expected to be formally delicensed closer to the end of the month, in order to allow the company to claim a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson placed the country on "lockdown", enforcing rules on people only leaving the house to shop for necessities, to exercise once a day, for medical needs or to provide care, or to travel to and from work (if they can't work from home). Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres have all been closed, as well as mass gatherings being banned, schools being closed, and sporting events being cancelled. Therefore, further changes were made to bus timetables from Saturday 28 March, reflecting a mass reduction in customer demand for buses. As part of these timetable revisions; Chester-le-Street, Percy Main and Washington Depots were temporarily 'mothballed' with services operated out of key depots Consett, Deptford (including Peterlee outstation) and Riverside (including Hexham outstation) only. Therefore, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford.
September 2016 Go North East Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has received the revised "Red Arrows" branding.
September 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried "Red Arrows" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
October 2012 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
October 2012 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for service X1 (Newcastle - Easington Lane).
October 2012 Go North East Photograph by maljoe
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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 the remaining single deckers allocated.
October 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain orange base livery.
October 2018 Go North East
Due to capacity constraints within Chester-le-Street Depot, the operation of all of the depot's minibus contracts are transferring elsewhere. The operation of the Chester-le-Street Town Service has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Stanley and as such this vehicle has transferred similarly to operate these services.
October 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot on "Silver Arrows" services 2A/2C. Introduced from 26th October 2008; these services have partly replaced the old 73/74 circular services, with the link to Teal Farm in Washington being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers, and replaced by a new Go North East secured service operating under contract to Nexus.
October 2013 Go North East
Ahead of the introduction of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Drifter" service 60 (Sunderland - Parkside), this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. It is expected that once the new vehicles enter service on service 60, this vehicle will be cascaded to Chester-le-Street Depot, to be allocated to "Lambton Worm" services 34/34A.