Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6055
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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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.
June 2013 Go North East
Ahead of service 39 being upgraded to an Optare Versa allocation, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery with 'Northern' fleet names.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Crook, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, acting as a primary spare vehicle for "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham). It will also form the Sunday allocation of Nexus-secured services 135/136.
June 2019 Go North East
This vehicle, previously with East Yorkshire as their fleet number 584, has been acquired on temporary loan.