Go North East: 0708 / WK58EAG
Go North East's unallocated Optare Solo M710SE/Optare 708 (WK58 EAG), which carries the corporate livery of its previous owner, Go Cornwall Bus, is pictured here in the yard at Saltmeadows Road Depot, Gateshead, following acquisition by Go North East. 03/02/17
New to Western Greyhound of Summercourt as fleet number 703 in January 2009, this vehicle passed to Plymouth Citybus in December 2014 where it gained fleet number 208.
Plymouth Citybus acquired vital Western Greyhound bus services in the Liskeard area when the company took over operation of the Western Greyhound business on Monday 8th December 2014. The acquisition of the company safeguarded 31 bus driving jobs in the area, and allowed the services to continue running. The operation was re-branded as "Go Cornwall Bus", and was launched with 9 low-floor Optare Solo minibuses.
Go North East has now acquired this vehicle for further use within the North East - close to its original fleet number allocation, and retaining the two final digits of its previous Go Cornwall Bus fleet number. It is expected to be one of nine joining the fleet from Plymouth Citybus.