Go North East Fleet Archive Go North East's 9099
May 2017 Go North East
Though originally planned to return to Go North East following completion of annual PSV preparation and test; Go North East have obtained enough data from this vehicle to compare it against other competing double-deck vehicle types on the market, and as such, it will not return to service with the company.
April 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has temporarily been withdrawn from service at Chester-le-Street Depot, to be returned to Optare for annual PSV preparation and test.
February 2017 Go North East Photograph by dbp dearingbuspix
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This vehicle has transferred from Washington Depot to Chester-le-Street, for further trials on "Angel" service 21.
January 2017 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "TEN" services 10A/10B at Riverside Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Washington, where it will undergo further trials on "Red Arrows" service X1 whilst some of Washington's own "Red Arrows" branded Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs have AVID e-fans installed.
December 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "Angel" service 21 at Chester-le-Street Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Riverside, where it will undergo a similar four week trial on "TEN" service 10.
November 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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Following trials on "Red Arrows" service X1 at Washington Depot; this vehicle has now transferred to Chester-le-Street, where it will undergo a similar four week trial on "Angel" service 21.
September 2016 Go North East Photograph by Daniel Graham
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This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot, where it will undergo a four-week trial on "Red Arrows" service X1, to compare against the current Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL allocation.
September 2016 Go North East
Having first been trialled by First South Yorkshire, where it was allocated fleet number 35000 and allocated to service X78, this vehicle has joined Go North East's fleet for a period of up to four months. The Optare MetroDecker is an integral double-decker bus designed by English bus manufacturer Optare. The MetroDecker was designed as the spiritual successor to the Optare Olympus double-decker which was discontinued in 2011. The MetroDecker is powered by the same Euro VI Mercedes-Benz OM934LA engine as the Wright StreetDeck. In a break from the norm for Optare, an Allison transmission option is not available for the MetroDecker, with the ZF EcoLife transmission fitted.
November 2016 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Washington Depot. It should act as a dedicated spare vehicle for "Red Arrows" service X1, improving the quality of service provided to passengers when a branded vehicle is unavailable. It will also be allocated to the weekend-only service X88 (Concord - Metrocentre).
November 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has gained "Angel" branding and has entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot.
November 2016 Go North East
Ahead of upcoming service changes which will see "Wear Tees Xpress" service X7 revised to operate between Sunderland and Peterlee only (with the link between Peterlee and Station Town being retained by a revised "indiGo" 202 service and the link between Station Town and Middlesbrough being withdrawn completely), this vehicle has been repainted into Go North East's new... see more
November 2013 Go North East
Ahead of the entry into service of new Wright Streetlite vehicles on "Saltwell Park" services 53/54 and this vehicle's consequent cascade from Gateshead Depot, this vehicle has lost its branding for "Saltwell Park" services 53/54.