Go North East Fleet Go North East's 6331
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Ken Weaver
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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.
January 2018 Go North East Photograph by Voyager: 5307, 5332
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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.
March 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Hadrian's Wall Country Bus" branding for service AD122 (Hexham - Haltwhistle).
March 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new corporate livery, having previously carried a plain red base livery. This example carries the tagline "Never miss your stop | Many of our buses have next stop screens and announcements".
March 2017 Go North East
In order to standardise the fleets at Stanley and Washington following the entry into service of the new Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid vehicles on "Durham Diamond" services 16/16A, this vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Stanley.
March 2017 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Peterlee Depot, this vehicle has returned to service at Deptford.