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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.

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Taken on September 26, 2013