Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6118
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
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From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Consett.
April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Hownsgill. After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15 March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
April 2016 Go North East
With the operation of "Red Kite" service 47 transferring to Stanley Depot as part of service changes effective Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Stanley.
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This vehicle has entered service at Riverside Depot on "Red Kite" service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill).
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Kite" branding, with sub-branding for service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill). As part of the company's 2014/15 financial year, Go North East has invested in 10 brand new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles to upgrade "Red Kite" services 45/46. "Toon Link" service 47 will be allocated the recently acquired batch of dealer-stock Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs, fleet numbers 6118 to 6121, and it will be re-branded as "Red Kite" to promote the combined frequency operating on the shared corridor between Newcastle and Rowlands Gill.
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
April 2015 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a white base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle, and the other three in the batch, are amongst some of the final dealer stock Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s available, with the majority of other dealer stock Wright bodied Volvo B9TLs now having been acquired by bus operators up and down the United Kingdom.
May 2016 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has gained "Prince Bishops" branding.
May 2019 Go North East
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Percy Main, in a float/reserve capacity, where... see more
May 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).
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... see more