Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 5357
August 2013 Go North East Photograph by
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This vehicle, which has been in storage at Smiles Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne, whilst being dismantled for spare parts, has now been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
December 2012 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Having been withdrawn from service at Gateshead Depot; this vehicle has been moved to Smiles Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne, where it will be stored and used for spare parts. It is thought that the engine will be used on similar 5350 (BX54 UCR), and other parts distributed amongst the other articulated Mercedes Citaro 0530G/Mercedes Citaro vehicles at Gateshead Depot.
December 2012 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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Because the internal layout is unsuitable for Go North East use without modification, this vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Gateshead Depot.
November 2012 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot.
November 2012 Go North East Photograph by Sean Blair
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This vehicle has gained LED destination displays, ahead of its entry into service at Gateshead Depot, as a spare vehicle for "Citylink" service 58.
October 2012 Go North East Photograph by North East Malarkey
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Previously with Go-Ahead London Central as fleet number MAL66, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 5357. It is unknown at this stage whether the vehicle will be used in service or merely used for spare parts.
January 2013 Go North East
Allocated fleet number 9133 during its time at Go North East, this vehicle has now entered service at Stanley Depot. Following a period of driver familiarisation, this vehicle will see primary allocation to "Diamond" services 43/44.
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A.
January 2016 Go North East
Ahead of new Optare Solo SR minibuses arriving at Hexham Depot to upgrade some of the "Tynedale Links" services which currently operate with Transbus Mini Pointer Darts; this vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery with a blue strip above the windows, providing a consistent brand design with the new vehicles due for delivery shortly.
January 2015 Go North East
This vehicle, which previously carried "Blaydon Racers" branding, has been repainted into a plain red base livery, and has also gained the revised version of the "Blaydon Racers" branding.