GNE Lime is refreshed

As part of Go North East’s 5.2m bus order (routeone, News, 22 April), 15 Wright StreetLite Max micro hybrids are being introduced onto its Lime route (Sunderland-Consett).

The route is being rebranded Coast & Country, reflecting the routes that link the coastal city with the towns on the edge of the North Pennines.

The new buses have free Wi-Fi, at-seat power sockets, next stop announcements, LED lighting.

They also have two-colour Tarabus wood-effect flooring and blue accent lighting underneath seats, to provide extra light on the gangway.