Posted by: SB Websites | September 12, 2010

12/09/10 News Update

Arriva North East

Improvements to service 685 (Newcastle – Carlisle) were made on the 29th August which sees more morning and evening journeys. Recent repaints see a two tone blue livery applied to Volvo B10B / Alexander Strider 4535 L209 KEF and Scania / East Lancs European 281 N281 NCN which are expected to be for the ex Go North East Morpeth services. Ex Go North East DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4006 S892 ONL has been repainted into Interurban while recently acquired Volvo Olympian Northern Counties 7360 R616 MNU and 7361 R619 MNU are working for Ashington. After a long period out of use, Scania OmniCity 4654 NK05 GXH is back in service at Durham making Volvo Olympians 7424 M688 HPF and 7426 M690 HPF in reserve.

Go North East

The final Volvo B10BLE / Wright to be transferred is 5160 T810 CBW which unlike others is in white, most notable appearing on services 10/10A. Returning from refurbishment are similar one door 5147 V533 GDS and 5150 V536 GDS which are in a purple base coat pending a new route branding. With the current standard livery being Northern Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 3827 S827 OFT, Dennis Tridents 3873 W183 SCU and 3874 W184 SCU have been painted red although similar 3801 V801 EBR is white.

Stagecoach North East

Transferred from other Stagecoach fleets is Volvo B10M / Alexander 20695 P315 EFL which is at Stockton and similar 20840 P840 GND which is at South Shields. Dennis Dart / Alexander 32760 L760 ARG and 32763 L763 ARG have been withdrawn. No significant news on the Designline Olymbuses is avalible yet although they have all been stripped of Quaylink branding.

Weardale Motor Services

MAN Meridian / Wright W666 WMS has been aquired as well as a third Dennis Trident / Plaxton President, PJ02 PZW.

Henry Cooper

Recently delivered Volvo B7RLE / Wright OBR 297 is now available for service.


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