Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6166
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.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.
February 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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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 Photograph by Snakebite90
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This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's 2019 fleet livery.
January 2020 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This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Saltmeadows Road, to allow preparation for service (including repaint) to be completed.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 aptyldsley
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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 641, has been acquired by Go North East and re-numbered 6166. 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.
January 2020 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold to Scarlet Band, West Cornforth.
January 2019 Go North East
Due to planned industrial action on Arriva North East's 'Durham County' services in Durham, Stockton and Redcar, Arriva are running a limited free-to-use service between January 6 and January 12 2019. As such, Go North East are operating duplicate X21 services between Bishop Auckland and Framwellgate Moor, via, Durham, and providing buses with a larger capacity on services X5, X6... see more
January 2017 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
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.