Posted by: SB Websites | October 20, 2010

20/10/10 News Update

Arriva North East

DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4068 S710 KFT has been repainted into Interurban with Scania OmniCity 4663 NK07 FZF returning to Durham after its spell in Jesmond. A new “Seasider” brand is now starting to be applied to Scania OmniCitys for service 93/X93 with 4648 NK05 GXB the first to receive this livery. Another new livery applied this week is “Northumbria” which is on the two-tone blue Scania L113 / East Lancs 281 N281 NCN and Volvo B10B / Alexander L209 KEF, unusually there is not yet a designated service for these vehicles.

Go North East

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H has now been returned after trials on service 22 while VDL SB200 / Wright 9162 YJ59 AZN has now moved to Winlaton. Repaints this week are Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown 4912 X912 WGR which is now Green and Dennis Dart / Plaxton SPD 8237 NK51 MKL which is now red.

Stagecoach North East

Funding has been awarded for 26 Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H Hybrids for Newcastle services 39 and 40, they are expected to be delivered early next year with similar 12050 MX60 BVS for Stagecoach Manchester being in the North east for inspection. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS 20841 P814 GND is now a driver trainer at Stockton. Allocation changes see Volvo Olympian / Alexander 16074 N704 LTN, 16705 N705 LTN, 16706 N706 LTN, 16707 N707 LTN, 16708 N708 LTN, 16709 N709 LTN, 16711 N711 LTN and Volvo B10M / Alexander PS 20696 P316 EFL in reserve.


Acquired is Volvo 9700 FJ58 LSF.

Leven Valley

Another new Alexander Dennis ALX200 is YX60 DXY, numbered 91 and named St Aidan. Optare Solos T27 BXG, T28 BXG and T888 BXG have been re-registered NT05 NBM, NT55 JKJ and NK06 JKA respectively pending sale.


Acquired is Volvo Olympian / Alexander 99-D-455, 99-D-458 and 99-D-465 from Dublin Bus.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

Acquired is Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties P534 HMP.

Tees Valley Stagecarriage

Acquired is Neoplan Skyliner RIB4313.


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