Go North East: 6332 / NK67GOA
Go North East's unallocated Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6332 (NK67 GOA), which carries a light blue base livery, is pictured here in the yard at Saltmeadows Road Depot, Gateshead, following delivery to Go North East. 25/01/18
This vehicle, which carries a light blue base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot.
As part of the £4.3 million investment to upgrade the "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, Go North East has also ordered two dedicated spare vehicles to the same internal specification as the branded ones. This has been done to ensure customers on the 21 service can enjoy an undisrupted and continually high-quality service.
Last summer; Go North East invested over £1.6 million in new electronic ticket machines with the ability to accept contactless payment methods, to make getting the bus even easier for people in the region. Unveiled during last year's "Catch the Bus Week" (3rd - 9th July 2017), Go North East hopes the versatility and stress-free nature of contactless will drive passenger numbers across its Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Tees Valley services.
Now in its fourth year, Catch the Bus Week raises awareness of the associated health, economic and environmental benefits of bus travel, while aiming to drive long-term travel change.
To support the company's ongoing marketing campaign to advertise the ability to pay by contactless on Go North East buses, this vehicle will receive a special promotional livery prior to entering service. Emblazoned with the large tagline, "Hop, Tap, Go!"; this vehicle intends to serve as a mobile advertisement for non-bus users who were previously worried about having incorrect change, or who were put off by the ticket-buying process, and now may be more inclined to just pop on the bus.