Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6165
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 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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
January 2020 Go North East Photograph by VDyLan Transport Photography
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Following completion of seat re-trim (into Go North East's standard blue seat moquette), this vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
December 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This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Saltmeadows Road, to allow preparation for service (including repaint) to be completed.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 Jordan & Zoe Photographs
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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 kieron mathews
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This vehicle, previously with Brighton & Hove as their 640, has been acquired by Go North East and re-numbered 6165. 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 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a silver base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Due to a shortage of storage space at Saltmeadows Road, this vehicle is subject to being stored indoors at the new Gateshead Riverside Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £3,400,000, Go North East has ordered a batch... see more
December 2011 Go North East
Ahead of the launch of a new experimental bus service, numbered OK1, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain maroon and cream base livery. Go North East plans to make a return to the town of Bishop Auckland, after almost six years of the company selling its operations to Arriva North East. The new OK1 service aims to provide a new bus link from St Helen Auckland and West Auckland to... see more
December 2006 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Thirty" branding. Operating in competition with Arriva North East's similar 230 service from 11th December 2006, the 30 service operates between Sunderland, Grangetown, Ryhope, Peterlee, Horden, Blackhall and Hartlepool, on a half-hourly frequency.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Washington Depot.