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March 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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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 Riverside Depot to Deptford.
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 Deptford Depot to Riverside, in order to operate scholars services.
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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As a result of the entry into service of Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 6334 (BF63 HDC), this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Deptford.
August 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.
September 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Saltmeadows Road Depot, this vehicle has now returned to service at Riverside.
September 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Saltmeadows, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2017 Go North East
Acting as the dedicated spare vehicle for services X9/X10; this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, having previously carried a plain red base livery. This example carries the tagline "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round".
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by Steven Hodgson, John Soutar and Mark McCann
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This vehicle has gained an allover rear advertisement for the Dalton Park shopping centre on the outskirts of Murton.
January 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Due to the service changes operational from Sunday 25th January 2015; a number of vehicles have been freed up, allowing for a number of transfers around the region. This includes the transfer of this vehicle from Deptford Depot to Riverside, where it will now act as a corporate liveried reserve vehicle for "Tyne Tees Xpress" services X9/X10, forming part of the PVR of the "TEN" group of services when not required.
January 2015 Go North East
Ahead of service changes in Sunderland due to commence later this month which will see the PVR of "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 decrease by one vehicle, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery, having previously been branded as "Fab Fifty Six".
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Stuart
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
December 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Fab Fifty Six" branding, with sub-branding for service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle).
December 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries an orange base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £3,400,000, Go North East has ordered a batch of seventeen Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 double-deck buses to be launched on the “Fab Fifty Six” 56 service at Deptford Depot. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating; free passenger Wi-Fi; power sockets with USB connections, and ‘Next Stop’ audio-visual announcements.
August 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
August 2016 Go North East
Following recent service changes which saw the PVR of the "Citylink" 57 service rise by three vehicles, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding.
August 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has received "See it, Do it, Sunderland" branding, with sub-branding for services 35/36. "See it, Do it, Sunderland" replaces the old "Laser" brand previously used on service 35, and intends to promote the links to Sunderland from locations further afield such as Low Moorsley, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring and Boldon, using Sunderland City... see more
August 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot.