Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5385
October 2020 Go North East
"QuayLink" was conceived as a frequent, high quality bus service, for the newly developed and expanding Quayside area. Despite being located a short distance from the town centres of Newcastle and Gateshead, the area was poorly served by public transport. Now in its fifteenth year, albeit on a revised route compared to when it first launch, service Q3 is to be re-branded from "QuayLink" to "Quaycity", acknowledging the growing focus of the route changing from the Newcastle Quayside, to the City Centre itself, with an expanding hospitality sector in the city. As such, this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service, allowing the repaint of this vehicle at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, and seat re-trim/USB charging point fitment, at Saltmeadows Road's bodyshop facility.
August 2020 Go North East
In partnership with North Tyneside Council; this vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
October 2018 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following completion of repaint; this vehicle has now received the green variation of the "Quaylink" branding, for service Q3.
October 2018 Go North East
Following the end of the Great Exhibition event, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain yellow base livery and is expected to receive "Quaylink" branding again.
June 2018 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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This vehicle has received a promotional livery to support the Great Exhibition of the North. The event, running between 22nd June and 9th September 2018, using NewcastleGateshead as its stage, is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting-edge culture and magical experiences for all the family.
June 2018 Go North East
Following the repainting of similar 5390 (NL63 YAY) back in April, Go North East has decided to support the Great Exhibition of the North event by branding up two further vehicles. As such, this vehicle has now lost its "Quaylink" branding having been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Following service changes last month, this vehicle has received the green variation of Go North East's "Quaylink" branding for service Q3.
July 2016 Go North East
Having previously carried "Citylink" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a yellow base livery. There are a number of changes to Go North East's services in the Gateshead and surrounding areas, from 24th July 2016. "Citylink" service 58 will be revised to operate every 12 minutes between Heworth and Newcastle only. The Optare Versas surplus to requirements as a result of the PVR reduction will be deployed on the revised "Quaylink" Q3 service, which, following requests from stakeholders and passengers, will be extended from St Peter's Basin to Wallsend via Walker, offering a number of new travel opportunities.
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.
November 2013 Go North East Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has entered service at Gateshead Depot, on "Citylink" service 58, replacing the older articulated Mercedes Citaro vehicles previously allocated to the service. This bus also features free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has received "Citylink" branding, with sub-branding for service 58 (Heworth - Newcastle - Hadrian Park).
November 2013 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries an orange base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. It will be transferred to Gateshead in due course to be launched on service 58.
January 2008 Go North East
In line with service changes effective 27th January 2008, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Gateshead. It has also been fitted with a new LED front destination display, but retains the flipdot side and rear displays. In addition, it has received "The Crusader" branding, with sub-branding for the new 27 service, which operates between Newcastle City Centre and South... see more
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, Go North East will introduce a new service, numbered 26 and branded as "Crusader". There will be more journeys running between Newcastle and Jarrow, with buses now running up to every 10 minutes on Monday -... see more
January 2018 Go North East
From 28th January 2018, Go North East are making changes to a number of services to improve reliability and to allow new travel opportunities. As part of these service changes, Go North East will introduce a new service, numbered 26 and branded as "Crusader". There will be more journeys running between Newcastle and Jarrow, with buses now running up to every 10 minutes on Monday -... see more
January 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Deptford Depot.