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December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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Following the return from refurbishment of the entire batch of vehicles intended to be allocated to the X84/X85 services, Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro 5298 to 5302, this vehicle has now received "Tynedale Express" branding. Adopting a similar design to the recent X9 | X10 brand re-launch, albeit primarily blue in colour to provide the biggest contrast against the orange base colour allowing a bigger impact, the livery intends to promote the fast and direct links between Newcastle and Hexham. The rear design focuses on the express nature of the route; depicting a graphic of a road (reflecting the A69), which is the fastest route between the two locations.
October 2017 Go North East Photograph by Paul Claxton
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Presently unbranded; this vehicle has returned to service at Hexham Depot, where it will see allocation to "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85. As part of the upgrade, the branding design is intended to be changed compared to the current "Tynedalexpress" branded Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles.
September 2017 Go North East Photograph by Guy Park-Royal
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This vehicle has returned to Go North East following internal refurbishment and repaint into a plain orange base livery. It is currently undergoing preparation for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot prior to allocation to Hexham Depot. As part of ongoing improvements to services in Hexham, "Tynedalexpress" services X84/X85 will receive an upgraded Mercedes Citaro allocation, with the existing Scania L94UB/Wright Solar vehicles allocated to Hexham cascading to another route.
July 2017 Go North East
Having been temporarily withdrawn from service, this vehicle has now been released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
July 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.
July 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.
December 2011 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.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has lost its allover wrap advertisement for Strongbow Cider in favour of another wrap advertisement for NatWest Bank.
November 2013 Go North East
Following transfer to Washington Depot to operate "South Tyne" services 88/88A, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain lilac base livery.
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot. Fitted with free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements, this vehicle is a dedicated spare vehicle for "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. As a corporate liveried spare vehicle, it can also be used on other services, should the full compliment of... see more
November 2012 Go North East
Allocated fleet number 9136 during its time at Go North East, this vehicle has now entered service at Washington Depot. Following a period of driver familiarisation, this vehicle will see primary allocation to "Red Arrows" service X1.