Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6163
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Lee Calder
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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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
November 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery, and has now returned to service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
October 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Saltmeadows Road, to allow preparation for service (including repaint) to be completed.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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Due to the delay in the entry into service of the new ADL Enviro400 vehicles at Consett, and changes already being made to drivers duties and running boards based on double-deck vehicles being in service at Consett, this vehicle has temporarily entered service at Saltmeadows Road Depot (in Brighton & Hove base livery), allowing similar examples in Go North East livery to be temporarily allocated to the X30 service at Consett.
October 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle, previously with Brighton & Hove as their 637, has been acquired by Go North East and re-numbered 6163. 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 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery. The new livery design is a a lot more eye-catching and features a two-tone base livery, with the traditional key colour of red towards the front of the bus, and non-metallic dark blue towards the back. It is thought that further vinyls will be added at a later date, in order to reflect the quality and customer values... see more
November 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lime green base livery.
November 2017 Go North East
Ahead of the impending delivery of new double-deck vehicles for "Angel" service 21, representing a £4.3 million investment, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain light blue base livery. It will continue to see use at Chester-le-Street pending the entry into service of the new vehicles. Once the new vehicles enter service; this vehicle will cascade to Percy Main Depot where... see more
November 2019 Go North East
Due to a high VOR, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Riverside.