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April 2016 Go North East
With the operation of "Coast & Country" services 8/78 transferring to Chester-le-Street Depot as part of service changes effective Sunday 17th April 2016, this vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Chester-le-Street.
November 2015 Go North East
This vehicle has gained a new green circular symbol to the outside of the bus, behind the driver's cab, to indicate that this vehicle features audio-visual 'Next Stop' announcements.
May 2015 Go North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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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 "Coast & Country" services 8/78.
April 2015 Go North East Photograph by NorthEast England Bus Photos
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Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been branded as "Coast & Country". "Coast & Country" is the new brand name which services 8/78 (currently branded as "Lime") will fall under. Services 8/78 link the coastal city of Sunderland and serves a number of destinations in the countryside along the route to Stanley and Consett respectively.
March 2015 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a light green base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Once prepared for service, it is expected to be allocated to Stanley Depot, for use on services 8/78 (Sunderland - Chester-le-Street - Stanley - Consett), representing an investment of approximately £2,500,000. It is the Micro-Hybrid version of the Wright Streetlite, which is 11.5m in length. The Micro Hybrid recovers energy lost from braking to power the vehicle electrics and compressed air systems, saving up to 10% in fuel costs. The interior specification for this batch of vehicles has been completely overhauled: they 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.
May 2016 Go North East
As a result of service revisions at Deptford Depot and the change in allocation to some of Deptford's services, this vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Riverside. Until July 2016, this vehicle will act as an additional spare vehicle for "Crusader" service 27, "Blaydon Racers" service 49 and "Citylink" service 57.
May 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Stanley Depot to Winlaton.
May 2007 Go North East
To reflect changes to the route of service 39, the route details on the branding of this vehicle have been altered to read 'Southwick - Enterprise Park - City Centre - Doxford International'.
May 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot, on "Prince Bishops" services 20/20A/X20 (South Shields - Durham).