Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5307
June 2020 Go North East Photograph by kieron mathews
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From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Riverside.
April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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 Stealth: 5307, 5332
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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This vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service at Deptford Depot and released for internal refurbished and repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.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.
August 2010 Go North East
Currently devoid of route branding pending service changes affecting services on the Coast Road corridor; this vehicle has entered service at Percy Main Depot, on "The Centurion" services 75/76.
August 2015 Go North East
Armed with a pair of scissors and dressed in his very own bus driver uniform; 11-year-old schoolboy Peter Witham landed his dream job thanks to a heart-felt letter to Go North East's Managing Director, and cut the ribbon at a publicity launch at Crimdon Dene to declare the 14 brand new indiGo buses officially open for business. Following the publicity launch, this vehicle entered service at... see more
August 2016 Go North East
Following service changes last month, this vehicle has received the green variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for service Q3.
August 2010 Go North East
As part of ongoing improvements to the local network of services along the Tyne Valley corridor, service 602 has been withdrawn and replaced by an extended service 10, operating every ten minutes between Newcastle, Metrocentre and Crawcrook, continuing every 20 minutes to Prudhoe, Corbridge and Hexham. In line with these service changes, this vehicle has received "TEN" branding.