Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6085
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle, which previously wore a special promotional livery for Go North East's Night Bus N56 service, has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery. This also reflects the service changes which took place from Monday 1 June, whereby Go North East permanently withdrew the N56 service, due to low passenger numbers prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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 been reinstated 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.
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.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle has received a special promotional livery to advertise the "Night Bus" N56 service. It is intended to act as a mobile advertisement for the service on the daytime 56 route, raising awareness of the 24-hour operation of the service on Saturdays.
July 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "Fab Fifty Six" branding, this vehicle has now been repainted into a two-tone black and orange base livery. Once repainted; it will receive a promotional livery for the Night Bus N56 service, which operates on Sunday mornings between 00:15 and 03:15am, between Sunderland and Newcastle. Although the vehicle will not be allocated to the N56 service itself, it will act as a mobile advertisement for the service on the daytime 56 route, raising awareness of the 24-hour operation of the service on weekends.
May 2016 Go North East
Following an unsuccessful trial period, the GKN Flywheel system fitted to this vehicle has been removed.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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.
September 2018 Go North East
Following changes to Nexus Miscellaneous Works and scholars contracts, which has seen Go North East being awarded with over 70 of the available contracts, this vehicle has been allocated to Deptford Depot.
September 2013 Go North East
Coinciding with service changes effective 1st September 2013, this vehicle has received "Coaster" branding, with sub-branding for service 1 (Wrekenton - Whitley Bay).
September 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
September 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values... see more