Go North East Fleet Go North East's 5403
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 Peter Barclay
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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 Chester-le-Street Depot on "Coast & Country" services 8/78.
April 2015 Go North East
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.
April 2015 Go North East Photograph by aureolindn
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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 Chester-le-Street 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.
July 2014 Go North East
This vehicle has been acquired by Go North East for a demonstration trial to compare against other new single deckers available on the market, namely the integral Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid.
July 2017 Go North East
Having previously carried "TEN" branding, this vehicle has been repainted into a dark green base livery. As part of ongoing improvements to services on the Tyne Valley, Go North East will re-brand its "TEN" 10/10A/10B/10X services as "Tyne Valley Ten" on a green base livery, moving away from the silver livery which the vehicles allocated to these services have carried... see more
July 2016 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Washington Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "Black Cats" services 2/2A (Silksworth - Washington) and 39 (Doxford Park - Pennywell). The Optare Versas currently allocated to services 2/2A are in line to be cascaded to another depot, whilst the Scania L94s currently allocated to service 39 are in line to cascade to services 38 and 61 at Deptford.