Green Buses from Newcastle to Chester-le-Street
Go North East invests Â£4.5million in 19 green double-deck buses for its Newcastle to Chester-le-Street service.
21:45 01 February 2018
Go North East celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Angel services by investing £4.5million in 19 green double-deck buses to its Newcastle to Chester-le-Street service. The new and bigger buses, which feature free WiFi and USB connections, are able to accommodate 16 more passengers every hour.
The buses are also eco-friendly, featuring Euro 6 stop/start engines. They are also fitted with a third-generation micro-hybrid system allowing them to save 21per cent fuel and carbon dioxide
Go North East managing director Kevin Carr said: “2017 was a huge year of investment for us and we are delighted to continue this into 2018. This significant boost to our popular Angel services comes at a key time as we look to support Gateshead Council with its year-long celebrations to commemorate the Angel of the North’s 20th birthday, while also supporting our aim of having the greenest bus fleet in the country.”
The investment includes a further two dedicated spare double-deck buses built to the same specification as the new Angel vehicles.