Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6169
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Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
October 2019 Go North East
As driving colleagues have faced issues navigating this vehicle around the route on the private scholars contract it is allocated to at Riverside, this vehicle has now transferred to Percy Main. After the school holidays, 6167-6169 will be swapped for three short wheelbase examples in the short-term (but the longer-term plan is to repaint the three black examples allocated to this contract previously, when there is a gap in the paint schedule to accommodate this). Alternative plans are being reviewed to combat the high passenger loadings (which was the reason for the allocation of the longer vehicles from September 2019).
August 2019 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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Ahead of the new academic school year, this vehicle has transferred from Consett Depot to Riverside. This vehicle transfer is as a result of the prviate scholars contract which 6126, 6127 and 6129 are currently allocated to, now requiring additional capacity, due to a higher number of students travelling on these services.
April 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Hownsgill. After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15 March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
July 2018 Go North East Photograph by jack sparrow bus and train photography
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This vehicle has now entered service at Stanley Depot, seeing primary allocation to the St Bede's Scholars services in Lanchester.
July 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has had its seats re-trimmed into Go North East's standard blue 'Go' moquette.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Prior to entering service, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Recharge your batteries | Many of our buses have power sockets on board"
May 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot, and is now undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
May 2018 Go North East
Due to extra vehicle requirements associated with operating Metro Replacement services between Monument and Monkseaton, as well as operating Port of Tyne Cruise Ship shuttle services, this vehicle has temporarily entered service at Riverside Depot on the Jewish Scholars 850/851 contract. This, in turn, has allowed the ordinary Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka allocation, 6126 (GX03 SUY), 6127 (GX03 SVA), and 6129 (GX03 SVD), to operate the Metro Replacement services instead.
May 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Previously with Brighton & Hove as fleet number 908, this vehicle has now joined the Go North East fleet. It is one of the first in the batch to be amalgamated into Go North East's fleet, thought to be being disposed of by Brighton & Hove due to their increased length (11.9m) compared to a standard Scania OmniDekka (10.6m). Though the allocation of this vehicle is as-yet unknown; it will be repainted into Go North East's corporate livery prior to formally being allocated to a depot, and is likely to find use over the summer months on Special Events and contracts (such as the Sunderland Tall Ships Park & Ride services).
May 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried "Prince Bishops" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.
May 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Red Kite" branding, with sub-branding for service 47 (Newcastle - Blackhall Mill). As part of the company's 2014/15 financial year, Go North East has invested in 10 brand new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles to upgrade "Red Kite" services 45/46. "Toon Link" service 47 will be... see more
May 2016 Go North East
England take on Sri Lanka in a Test Match at Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street from 27th until 31st May 2016. To make travel easy, Go North East are operating two special Park & Ride services. To provide an extra vehicles at Chester-le-Street for the duration of the Park & Ride services being in operation, this vehicle has been temporarily reinstated at Chester-le-Street Depot.
May 2016 Go North East
Having been in service with The Big Lemon for less than two months, this vehicle has now been withdrawn from service at The Big Lemon due to engine issues.