Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 9088
February 2019 Go North East
This vehicle has now been returned to Optare, following its loan period at Go North East.
January 2019 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
Following the demonstration trial of Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid 3 9092 (SK17 HHL) on "Connections4" service 4 in November 2017, Go North East are now currently trialling vehicles from other manufacturers. The ongoing trials have seen the acquisition of a 9.6m ADL Enviro 200MMC and also Optare's latest 'xFE' variant of the Euro 6 Versa model, allowing Go North East to gather comparative data against the Streetlites, as well as gauging driver and passenger feedback for the duration of their stay. This vehicle has now entered service at Washington Depot, on "Connections4" service 4. Allison’s xFE transmissions in the Optare Versa model feature the latest advances in fuel-saving technology. Incorporating optimized gear ratios coupled with the FuelSense® Max package, xFE transmissions have been designed to deliver significantly more lock up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges for further fuel economy improvements.
January 2019 Go North East
Registered new as YJ68 FXY, this vehicle was re-registered as OP07 ARE in December 2018 prior to entering service. The cherished registration mark, owned by Optare, was previously allocated to HOV1. This vehicle was a Hybrid Optare Versa demonstrator bus to TfL specification, used at Epsom Coaches Group and Go-Ahead London. Over the coming months, Go North East will finalise plans for this year's intake of brand new vehicles to support the replacement of some of their oldest buses. As such; following on from the trial of Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid 3 9092 (SK17 HHL) last year on "Connections4" service 4, Go North East will now undergo a comparative trial of the Optare Versa xFE and ADL Enviro200MMC. This vehicle, first unveiled last year at the NEC's annual Euro Bus Expo event, has now been delivered to Go North East and allocated fleet number 9088 for the duration of its stay.
June 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has received a promotional livery to support the Great Exhibition of the North. The event, running between 22nd June and 9th September 2018, using NewcastleGateshead as its stage, is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting-edge culture and magical experiences for all the family.
June 2007 Go North East
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
June 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has been reinstated at Hexham Depot, for trials on Hexham's scholars services.
June 2016 Go North East
Originally added to commemorate the company's centenary year in 2013, this vehicle has had its 'Northern' fleet names stripped ahead of the introduction of a new company corporate livery.