Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 5223
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has been sold to Plymouth Citybus. It has been acquired by Plymouth Citybus, due to their increased vehicle requirement for the Go Cornwall Bus subsidiary.
March 2020 Go North East
Replaced in the fleet at Riverside following the move of Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro 5486 (HW07 CXX) and 5487 (HW07 CXY) onto the main fleet allocation, this vehicle has now been withdrawn from service at Riverside. Like 5226 (NK54 NVZ), this vehicle is in line to transfer to East Yorkshire on temporary loan, although has in fact been sold to Plymouth Citybus (where it will transfer onward in a few weeks time), for their expanding Go Cornwall Bus operation, following the award of a large number of contracts previously held by First Group.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received the green variant of the revised "Loop" branding.
January 2016 Go North East
Having previously been branded as "Loop", this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery, ahead of the branding on "Loop" services 93/94 being re-launched.
February 2014 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following the closure of Gateshead and Winlaton depots, this vehicle has been transferred to the brand new Riverside Depot. Riverside Depot replaces the existing depots at Sunderland Road in Gateshead and Winlaton which date back to the days of the tramways.
February 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Following repaint last year, this vehicle has received "The Gateshead Loop" branding, for services 93/94, which operate circular services clockwise and anti-clockwise around Gateshead, Team Valley, Low Fell, QE Hospital and Heworth.
October 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
October 2006 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has received "Twenty One, 24 hour service" branding.
September 2006 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new red, yellow and blue 'swoop-style' fleet livery at Hogarths Coachworks, Birtley.
April 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot.
April 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has had its sub-branding for "Fast Cats" services X35/X36 removed.
April 2020 Go North East
In order to combat the changing demand for bus services in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this vehicle has transferred from Riverside Depot to Consett.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated, and has transferred from Deptford Depot to Consett.