Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5307
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/25119624387/
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Riverside Depot.
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Crusader: NK08 MXY, The 9: BJ10 VUS,
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62209150@N03/39807659682/
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
This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Deptford Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
October 2013 Go North East
Ahead of the introduction of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Drifter" service 60 (Sunderland - Parkside), this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. It is expected that once the new vehicles enter service on service 60, this vehicle will be cascaded to Chester-le-Street Depot, to be allocated to "Lambton Worm" services 34/34A.
October 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Gateshead Depot to Percy Main.
October 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service at Riverside Depot.
October 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it will see allocation to the new DU2 service (Durham City Centre - Ushaw College). The new contract is due to commence from Monday 5th October 2015.