Cobalt Clipper goes double deck
Go North East has converted its ‘Cobalt Clipper’ services from single to double deckers to keep up with demand. The 17 new Wrightbus Eclipse bodied Volvo B9TLs on the routes are each fitted with free onboard Wi-fi, power sockets and next stop announcements and displays. They have been introduced following a £3m investment by the Go-Ahead owned operator. ‘Cobalt Clipper’ services 309 and 310 provide fast and frequent links from Blyth, Whitley Bay and North Shields to Cobalt Business Park and Newcastle via Battle Hill. Buses run every 15 minutes from Whitley Bay to Newcastle (every 30 minutes from Blyth) and every 15 minutes from North Shields to Newcastle, to give a bus at least every eight minutes between Cobalt and Newcastle via Battle Hill and the Coast Road.