Posted by: SB Websites | April 8, 2011

08/04/11 News Update

Arriva North East

DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4081 T82 AUA has returned to service at Redcar after a lengthy gap, as has 4051 S351 KHN which is at Stockton after being refurbished and repainted. Northumbria’s new Optare Solos have temporariy changed depots with Optare Solo 2815 YK08 ETL heading to Jesmond and 2816 YK08 ETO heading in the other way to Ashington. A new green and black livery has been applied on Alexander Dennis MPD 1766 NK05 GWE for Green Park service X40, though no branding has yet been applied. Scania L113 / Northern Counties 269 R422 TJW has been transferred to Stockton from Arriva Midlands, of note is the first of this bodywork to be transferred.

Go North East

The First Volvo B9TL / Wright Geminis to be delivered are 6001 NK11 BGZ and 6002 NK11 BHA which have been branded and are being prepared for use. Scania L94UB / Wright Solar 4934 Y934 ERG has been painted Orange awaiting Fab Fifty Six vinyls while Volvo B10BLE /Wright Renown 4848 R848 PRG has received Key branding.

Stagecoach North East

Volvo B10M  /Alexander PS 20551 P551 ESA and Volvo B10BLE / Northern Counties Paladin 21101 P601 JBU have transferred to Walkergate due to the arrival of the new Enviro300’s. Further Enviro 300’s  to enter service are 27725 NK11 BRM and 27727 NK11 BFO while Volvo B10M / Alexander PS’s 20550 P550 ESA and 20554 P554 ESA have been converted to Driver Trainers.

Low Fell Travel

Volvo Olympian / Alexander L937 UTU has been acquired.


Acquired from Leven Valley is Optare Solo T888 EXG.

The Eden

Acquired is Optare Solo T469 BCN, for an unknown reason replacing considerably newer Solo MX57 URA.


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