Go North East: 5361 / BX63BCV
Go North East's unallocated Mercedes Citaro 0530N/Mercedes Citaro 5361 (BX63 BCV), which carries a midnight blue base livery, is pictured here in the yard alongside similar 5362 (BX63 BCY) at Saltmeadows Road Depot, Gateshead, following delivery to the company prior to entering service. 25/09/13
Delivered in September 2013, this vehicle was one of a batch of 11 Mercedes Citaros ordered by the company as part of its 2013/14 financial year.
The eleven Mercedes Citaros featured high-backed seating, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and Next Stop Announcements.
They were used to upgrade "MetroLINK" service M1, operating between Houghton-le-Spring and Heworth, under a new brand name and service number: "Connections4" service 4.
The new brand promoted the various connections between (or more aptly 'for') Heworth Interchange, Concord, Washington Galleries, Shiney Row and Houghton-le-Spring.