Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6162
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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 Chester-le-Street.
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
March 2020 Go North East
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is falling customer demand and available resources. Therefore, to combat this during these unprecedented times, Go North East has reduced its service levels from Monday 23 March to run enhanced Sunday timetables rather than the full normal weekday output (Sunday service levels, plus some extra morning journeys for key workers, and a small number of contracted school/works services). As such - due to the lower number of vehicles being required at the moment - a number of transfers have taken place to ensure services are operated by the most fuel-efficient, economic and reliable buses. One such transfer is of this vehicle from Chester-le-Street Depot to Riverside, in order to operate scholars services.
February 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue seat moquette.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by aptyldsley
Following the entry into service of new vehicles on "X-lines" service X30, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Chester-le-Street.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
Though intended to be allocated to Chester-le-Street longer term; this vehicle has entered service at Consett Depot, due to a delay in the three new ADL Enviro400 vehicles entering service at Consett.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Jordan & Zoe Photographs
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle, previously with Brighton & Hove as their 623, has been acquired by Go North East and re-numbered 6162. It is one of five joining the fleet to enable the withdrawal of older double-decks in the fleet, and to assist with the displacement of dual-door vehicles from Chester-le-Street's fleet, following vehicle re-allocations in September 2019 which resulted in Chester-le-Street being allocated five dual-door buses due to a requirement for higher capacity vehicles to be used on Nexus Miscellaneous Works contracts instead.
November 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. Unlike other vehicles in Go North East's corporate livery; this vehicle has not been fitted with a tagline or web URL vinyl, nor has it been fitted with advert frames on the side and rear.
November 2013 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54, this vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Washington. Although initially suggested that this vehicle will be used to upgrade "Washington Street Shuttle" services M2/M3; it will instead be used to upgrade "South Tyne" services 88/88A with the DAF... see more
November 2017 Go North East
Following the cascade of Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6141 (YN04 GJY) and 6142 (YN04 GJZ) to Stanley, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Stanley Depot. The withdrawal of this vehicle leaves just one of its type to remain in the Go North East fleet, Dennis Trident/Plaxton President 3889 (NK51 UCS), which has been retained beyond initial expected withdrawal to cover for... see more
November 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Silver Arrows" branding, with sub-branding for services 2A/2C. The new and improved 10-minute frequency has been added to the cant rail, promoting the more regular service provided between Sunderland City Centre and Washington, via Chester Road and Penshaw.