Go North East Fleet Go North East's 681
May 2019 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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 Deptford Depot to Washington, in order to operate "indiGo" services 81/82/83/84, as well as 85/86.
March 2019 Go North East Photograph by sean white
Following repaint, this vehicle has now received the Washington variant of the "indiGo" branding.
March 2019 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
Ahead of upcoming service changes and consequent re-allocations, this vehicle has lost its "Black Cats" branding having been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
June 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Black Cats" branding. "Black Cats" is the new brand identity being introduced to encompass a variety of different frequent services in and around the city of Sunderland, promoting the cheap and competitively priced day and weekly tickets available for travel in the city (£3.65 for a day ticket, and £12.15 for a weekly ticket).
September 2016 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
Presently unbranded, this vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot. At Deptford, it will be used to upgrade the daytime 33 service (The Docks - City Centre - Silksworth), and, to maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to Nexus-secured services 38C and 135/136 on evenings and Sundays.
August 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
This vehicle, which carries a plain red 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 Deptford Depot in due course. These brand new buses feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with e-leather; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats, to provide extra light on the gangway. They are also fitted with free passenger Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
December 2012 Go North East
Having been withdrawn from service at Gateshead Depot; this vehicle has been moved to Smiles Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne, where it will be stored and used for spare parts. It is thought that the engine will be used on similar 5350 (BX54 UCR), and other parts distributed amongst the other articulated Mercedes Citaro 0530G/Mercedes Citaro vehicles at Gateshead Depot.
December 2017 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "The Angel" branding.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has returned to service at Washington Depot.
December 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Deptford, on temporary loan, to alleviate vehicle shortages whilst Mercedes Citaro vehicles in Deptford's fleet undergo refurbishment at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn.