Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6157
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by James Dunkley
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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 transferred from Deptford Depot to Consett.
May 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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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, and has transferred from Consett to Deptford.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
November 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.
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.
March 2018 Go North East Photograph by
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This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot. Of the batch of thirteen former Go-Ahead London Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles to be acquired by Go North East, six are to be branded for the "Toon Link" X70/X71 services, while the remaining seven are to carry Go North East's corporate livery. Three of the examples in Go North East's corporate livery are to be allocated to services 15/15A, and the remaining four act as spare vehicles for the double-deck services based at Stanley.
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Prior to entering service at Go North East, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. This example has been fitted with the tagline, "It's our fantastic people - all 2000 of them - that make the wheels on our buses go round and round"
February 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has been delivered to Go North East, following internal refurbishment and repaint into Go North East's corporate base livery at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.
November 2017 Go North East
New in October 2012, this vehicle was previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number WVL497 at Putney Garage.It was recently displaced from Go-Ahead London's fleet and purchased by Go North East, in line with the contract for service 22 (Putney Common - Oxford Circus) being retained by London General with a new allocation of 22 Hybrid double-deck vehicles (a mixture of new Volvo B5LH/MCV EvoSeti plus existing examples already in the fleet), from 21st October 2017.Representing an investment of over £1.5 million, 13 of these buses (WVL496 - WVL508) have now been acquired by Go North East. They will be refurbished and repainted at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, prior to assimilation into Go North East's fleet.As part of the refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, the entire batch will undergo exterior repaint, centre door conversion, fitment of an entrance door ramp, seats re-trimmed including extra padding, seat legs, hand grabs and hand poles repainted, buggy bay created, with free customer Wi-Fi and new white LED destination displays also fitted.Mechanically, this entire batch of buses have been fitted with a new Ecolife campaigned gearbox.
July 2012 Go North East
Ahead of the "Red Kite" brand being re-launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
July 2014 Go North East
Having previously carried 'Northern' fleet names, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery.
July 2019 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has received "Little Coasters" branding.