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June 2020 Go North East
From Monday 1 June 2020, in line with guidance from the government, Go North East's bus services will start returning to what can be considered a 'normal' level of service on weekdays (albeit still reduced on weekends), also with some minor changes which had originally been planned to take place from 17 May 2020. As such, this vehicle has now been reinstated at Chester-le-Street.
April 2020 Go North East
Following completion of all required vehicle re-allocations; this vehicle has been temporarily withdrawn from service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been officially delicensed (SORN'd), enabling Go North East to obtain a tax refund.
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.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has been reinstated, and has transferred from Deptford Depot to Consett.
April 2017 Go North East
Originally repainted with a light blue cant rail; this vehicle has now been treated to a partial repaint so that the cant rail is black in colour, allowing a greater contrast with the planned branding.
April 2020 Go North East
Further service changes have taken place due to the reduced demand for bus services as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Deptford.
April 2016 Go North East
Following repaint, this vehicle has transferred from Percy Main Depot to Deptford.