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January 24 2018
By Mel Holley

A former routeone editor, Mel has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

Angel reborn for prestigious
route 21 with Go North East

Go North East has invested £4.4m in 19 new Wright StreetDeck buses for its prestigious Newcastle-Chester-le-Street-Durham Angel 21 route.

With Wright’s third generation smart accessories, stop-start engines and four more seats downstairs, they also have larger Hanover LED Next Stop Announcement displays,  rather than the TFT monitors,  as a result of passenger feedback. Upstairs are USB ports and tables.

Two dedicated spare buses, to the same specification, ensure that high quality buses will always be used.

Buses continue to run every 7-8 minutes between Newcastle and Chester-le-Street, continuing every 15 minutes to Durham.

Wrightbus’ ‘Micro-Hybrid 3’ smart accessories system delivers 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.

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