| click to enlarge photo © Steven Hodgson|
Go North East have taken delivery of two new Optare Solo hybrids for use on the free Sunderland Connect Shuttle Service, in partnership with Sunderland City Council and Nexus. The Connect service runs alongside and enhances the existing Campus Bus service. The route includes the City Campus, Sir Tom Cowie Campus as well as Clanny House and the Precinct. In addition to the University, the route includes the Stadium of Light, the Winter Gardens, Park Lane Interchange an the Aquatic Centre.
The hybrids have a capacity of 49 people including standing passengers and run every half hour, Monday to Saturday on the City wide route.