Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5308
February 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
January 2018 Go North East
Prior to returning to service at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for services 26 and 27 (South Shields - Jarrow - Newcastle).
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a light grey base livery. Service changes taking place from 28th January 2018 will see the introduction of a new 26 service to "The Crusader" brand: there will be more journeys to Newcastle, with buses between Newcastle and Jarrow now running up to every 10 minutes on Monday-Saturday daytimes, and every 15 minutes on Sunday daytimes. Between Jarrow and South Shields, journeys will run every 20 minutes as service 27 on the current route via Tyne Dock, and every 20 minutes as service 26 via Primrose, South Leam and South Tyneside Hospital, replacing this section of services 88 and 88A. This offers new direct connections to Newcastle from areas such as York Avenue, Primrose and South Leam. As such this will see the requirement for 5 additional vehicles to be introduced to "The Crusader" brand, of which this vehicle is one. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Riverside Depot.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Stu
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This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Deptford Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn. The extensive refurbishment work includes, but is not limited to, external repaint; deep cleaning of the interior of the vehicle; renewal of floor coverings; cleaning all seat frames and re-trimming seats into leather with USB sockets on the back of every seat; fitting blue accent lighting underneath seats to provide extra light on the gangway; and fitting Next Stop Announcements.
August 2017 Go North East
Prior to being released for internally refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, this vehicle has been fitted with free customer Wi-Fi.
September 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has been branded as "See it, Do it, Sunderland", with sub-branding for services 35 and 36. The brand promotes links to Sunderland from locations further afield such as Low Moorsley, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring and Boldon, using Sunderland City Council's well-known marketing campaign which advertises the things to see and do in Sunderland.
August 2015 Go North East
Ahead of branding being introduced to the 35/36 services (Boldon ASDA/Town End Farm - Low Moorsley/Chester-le-Street), this vehicle has received a fresh coat of gold paint.
February 2015 Go North East
Following service revisions in Sunderland last month which saw a number of changes to service and consequent re-allocations this vehicle has lost its "laser" branding. It will remain allocated to Deptford Depot, but will instead see use on the revised 35/36 services (Boldon ASDA/Town End Farm - Low Moorsley/Chester-le-Street), under a new brand identity.
January 2012 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain gold base livery under warranty, later gaining a revised version of the "laser" branding for service 35.
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Laser" service 35.
April 2008 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a gold base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. This batch of vehicles is expected to be allocated to Deptford Depot, seeing use on "Laser" service 35.
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a weekly ticket).
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been sold for scrap to Trevor Wigley & Son Bus Ltd, Barnsley.
May 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "SimpliCity" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. From Saturday 3rd June 2017, the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 will transfer from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. As Chester-le-Street do not have any Mercedes Citaros at the moment; service 36 will instead be allocated Optare Versas in a... see more
May 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has been stripped of its promotional livery for the Cinderella pantomime at Newcastle's Theatre Royal. It wasn't stripped of branding sooner, as it was originally planned to be refurbished in lieu of Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro 5292 (NK08 CGO) which had until recently been impounded by the police having been involved in a fatal collision, but this vehicle has now... see more