Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6101
February 2019 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following the fitment of the base vinyls required for the new "Cobalt & Coast" branding, this vehicle has returned to service at Percy Main. It is expected that the full branding will follow at a later date, once more of the buses return from refurbishment. This bus is one of three (6101 - 6103) to feature a quirky new solution to the age-old problem of people putting their feet up on rear facing bus seats. Dubbed the ‘Feet Seat’, it is a folding seat that leaves a flat surface for passengers to put their feet up, whilst the seat can be pulled down for sitting on, just like a normal seat, if the bus is busy. Go North East is actively encouraging its customers to stretch out, put their feet up and relax in its feet seat zone when it’s not needed for seated passengers.
February 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a two-tone silver and blue base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to returning to service at Percy Main.
January 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Percy Main Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot on "Cobalt Clipper" service 309 (Newcastle - Blyth) and 310 (Newcastle - North Shields).
January 2014 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Cobalt Clipper" branding.
December 2013 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, which carries a silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a shortage of storage space at Saltmeadows Road, this vehicle is subject to being stored indoors at the new Gateshead Riverside 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 “Cobalt Clipper” 309/310 services at Percy Main 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.
June 2008 Go North East
Ahead of a new generic livery being rolled out to the fleet in line with new Scania K340EB/Caetano Levante coaches being ordered for Chester-le-Street's Coaching Unit, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain white base livery.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a weekly ticket).
June 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Stay Connected | Many of our buses have free WiFi on board".