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March 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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 Percy Main Depot to Riverside.
January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main, joining the eighteen other similar vehicles which have recently been refurbished.
November 2019 Go North East
In partnership with North Tyneside Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
November 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to returning to service at Deptford.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Deptford Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. The extensive refurbishment work includes, but is not limited to, external repaint; deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle; renewal of floor coverings; cleaning all seat frames and re-trimming seats into leather with USB sockets on the back of every seat; fitting blue accent lighting underneath seats to provide extra light on the gangway; installation of tables on the upper saloon with wireless charging pods, and upgrading the 'next stop' audio-visual announcement equipment.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery and has received "Sun FM Radio" branding.
April 2017 Go North East Photograph by LVNWtransFoto
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This vehicle has received minor modifications to its special promotional livery for radio station Sun FM, including new logos for both Go North East and Sun FM.
July 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Washington Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Washington, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.
September 2015 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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As part of Go North East's ongoing partnership with local radio station, Sun FM, the company has branded up this vehicle in a special livery to advertise the radio station. Sun FM is a radio station serving the City of Sunderland and also available in Tyne and Wear, northern parts of County Durham in England. It plays a mix of contemporary, classic and popular music alongside local news and travel updates.
August 2014 Go North East
Following a period of use in Glasgow to provide transport on behalf of First Group for the Commonwealth Games 2014, this vehicle has now returned to Go North East.
July 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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First Group approached a number of bus operators up and down the United Kingdom to provide transport for them during the Commonwealth Games which are being held in Glasgow this year. Go North East has provided a total of 21 vehicles for the duration of the event, with this vehicle being just one. They are being held overnight at First Glasgow's depot on Tollcross Road, Parkhead.
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Fab Fifty Six" service 56 (Sunderland - Newcastle). When not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Fab Fifty Six" service 56, it should instead be allocated to "Prince Bishops" service 20 as first priority.
December 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received white Go North East fleet names.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which carries a red 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, which this bus will be a dedicated spare vehicle for. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating; free passenger Wi-Fi; power sockets with USB connections, and ‘Next Stop’ audio-visual announcements.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).
June 2019 Go North East
In a bid to improve the internal quality standard of the "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation, this vehicle has undergone a minor in-house mid-life refurbishment by having its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
June 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Go North West, following conversion to a Driver Training vehicle at Thornton Bros, Ashington. Go North West is a newly created arm of transport giant Go Ahead Group, which began running services in Worsley and Radcliffe, as well as a number of other routes across Greater Manchester, from Sunday 2 June. Timetables and bus routes will not change, although the buses will... see more
June 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Hownsgill Depot to Chester-le-Street, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages.