Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 581
September 2009 Go North East
Following withdrawal, this vehicle has been returned to the lessor (Southdown PSV Ltd).
June 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service, and has also been repainted into a plain red base livery prior to being returned to the lessor whilst being decommissioned from the Go North East fleet.
October 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has been withdrawn from service, and is undergoing maintenance at Saltmeadows Road Depot, prior to being returned to the leasing company.
April 2007 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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This vehicle has been repainted into a purple cream base livery, and has also received "The Drifter" branding, for services 60 (Sunderland - Seaham - Parkside) and 61 (Sunderland - Murton).
May 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "SimpliCity" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain blue base livery. From Saturday 3rd June 2017, the operation of "See it, Do it, Sunderland" service 36 will transfer from Deptford Depot to Chester-le-Street. As Chester-le-Street do not have any Mercedes Citaros at the moment; service 36 will instead be allocated Optare Versas in a... see more
May 2019 Go North East
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which have been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Chester-le-Street, where it should see primary... see more
May 2015 Go North East
Following a number of publicity events to promote the investment into new vehicles for services 8 and 78, this vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot. On Sundays; when the PVR of the "Coast & Country" services is reduced, this vehicle will be allocated to service X71 (Consett - Newcastle). This provides customers on these services with premium features such as free Wi-Fi and... see more
May 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried sub-branding for services 12/12A (Newcastle - Winlaton); this vehicle has had these vinyls stripped and new vinyls added, sporting the taglines "For city centre shops and leisure" and "Frequent buses to Newcastle".