Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6162
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by neilharrison
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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 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
December 2019 Go North East
Having previously carried "Blue Arrow" branding, this vehicle has now been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
December 2017 Go North East
Prior to returning to service, this vehicle has received Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board".
December 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received "DFDS Seaways" branding, for the 327 service operating between Newcastle City Centre and the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields, to connect with the DFDS Ferry to Ijmuiden for onward travel to Amsterdam. Each bus branded for the "DFDS Seaways" 327 service will feature different taglines on the uniquely coloured two-tone base livery. This... see more
December 2017 Go North East
Following the entry into service of new double-deck vehicles on "Angel" service 21, representing a £4.3 million investment, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street to be prepared for repaint and re-branding at Saltmeadows Road Depot.