Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6116
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 Riverside 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 Percy Main Depot to Riverside.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following the fitment of the new "Cobalt & Coast" branding internally and externally, this vehicle has returned to service at Percy Main. Externally, this example carries the variant of the branding in the advertisement frames to show an artistic representation of the route.
October 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.
August 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.
August 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.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Following the end of the Arriva North East industrial action, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Percy Main.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Exploring North East Buses
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Due to planned industrial action on Arriva North East's 'Durham County' services in Durham, Stockton and Redcar, Arriva are running a limited free-to-use service between January 6 and January 12 2019. As such, Go North East are operating duplicate X21 services between Bishop Auckland and Framwellgate Moor, via, Durham, and providing buses with a larger capacity on services X5, X6 and X7, which operate between Hartlepool, Peterlee and Sunderland. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Riverside, in order to operate the duplicate X21 services.
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.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot, primarily acting as a spare vehicle for "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310. When not required to cover for a branded vehicle on "Cobalt Clipper" services 309/310, it should instead be allocated to "Coaster" service 1 as first priority.
January 2014 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received white Go North East fleet names.
January 2014 Go North East
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 “Cobalt Clipper” 309/310 services at Percy Main 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.
May 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a purple cream base livery, and has also received "The Drifter" branding, for services 60 (Sunderland - Seaham - Parkside) and 61 (Sunderland - Murton).
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot. It will undergo a one-week trial on services 82/82A/82B, and then undergo a further week-long trial on services 85/86.
May 2016 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has gained "Fast Cats" branding, without route details above the windows.
May 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.