Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6327
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Dynamo: 5307, 5332
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This vehicle has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot on "The Angel" service 21 (Durham - Chester-le-Street - Newcastle).
January 2018 Go North East
Prior to entering service, this vehicle has received "The Angel" branding.
December 2017 Go North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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This vehicle, which carries a two-tone green and yellow base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £4.3 million, this batch of vehicles have been ordered to upgrade "Angel" service 21, which is currently allocated Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LHs, partially funded by a grant of £1,119,235 in Round 3 of the Green Bus Fund in 2012. These vehicles feature the latest technology, and are fitted with the third generation of Wrightbus' Micro-Hybrid system. This system allows a 21% fuel and CO2 saving; and is achieved by carrying through the technologies from the previous two generations of the Micro-Hybrid systems, as well as additional features being added, such as a third smart alternator to power new electric features such as an electric air compressor, which reduces engine load and fuel consumption. As well as this, the vehicles feature Euro 6 stop/start engines. Internally; they feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with leather and soft topper foam for added comfort; four tables on the upper saloon; two-colour Tarabus 'Wood Effect' flooring; and blue accent lighting, which is fitted underneath seats and on the stairwell, to provide extra light on the gangway. A first for Go North East; this batch of vehicles also includes a glass staircase, for added style and again providing further light on the stairwell. Like all new vehicles; they feature Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB connections as standard, though these vehicles also feature three-pin power sockets on the upper saloon tables.
January 2018 Go North East
With "Lambton Worm" branded Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8303 (NK09 FCD) having sustained severe fire damage due to an electrical fault whilst operating the final journey of the day on "Lambton Worm" service 34A on 17th August 2017; Optare have supplied this vehicle, in addition to Optare Versa V1170 Hybrid/Optare 9084 (YJ64 DZM) as a courtesy vehicle on long-term loan to cover... see more
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot, acting as a dedicated spare vehicle for "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A. To maximise the amount of mileage operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles which are eligible for an enhanced rate of BSOG payment, it will also be allocated to the Sunday operation of service X71 (Consett - Newcastle), alongside similar Wright Streetlite... see more
January 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Stanley Depot on "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A.
January 2019 Go North East
Following the end of the Arriva North East industrial action, this vehicle has transferred from Peterlee Depot to Chester-le-Street.