Posted by: SB Websites | August 4, 2011

04/08/11 News Update

Arriva North East

New Optare Solos 2863 YJ11 OHY, 2864 YJ11 OHZ and 2865 YJ11 OJA have entered service at Darlington which have temporarily displaced Dennis MPD 1798 SA52 MYT and Alexander Dennis MPD’s 1764 NK05 GWC and 1772 NK05 GWO to Jesmond.  Newly delivered to Jesmond is Optare Solo 2866 YJ11 OJB which is currently under preparation while a suprising repaint into new livery is Dennis Dart / Alexander Dash 1658 K709 PCN.

Go North East

The final two SimpliCity Optare Versas have been delivered and are 8329 NK11 HDN and 8330 NK11 HDO. Deliveries are now starting on the Versas for the Orbit with 8330 NK11 HDO being the first as shown below. Optare Solo SR 625 NK11 HBB is now in service on Nexus Buses contracts. Many Dennis MPD’s have been reinstated at Saltmeadows, these are 486 V186 ERG, 620 V729 DNL, 621 V730 DNL and 623 V732 DNL. Dennis SPD 8231 X231 FBB has moved from Chester le Street to Deptford in exchange for Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 8289 Y558 KUX. Further withdrawals are of Dennis SLF / Caetano Compass  8283 T430 LGP, Dennis SLF / Caetano Nimbus 8288 X94 FOR and Dennis SLF / Plaxton Pointer 8292 T438 EBD while Ex London Volvo B7TL / Plaxton Presidents are continuing to enter service with the latest being 6011 V311 LGC and 6013 V313 LGC at Chester le Street.

Stagecoach North East

Due to the arrival of new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H’s, diesel Enviro 400’s 19158 NK07 HBA and 19160 NK07 HBC have moved to Slatyford.

A Line

Optare Excel P502 OUG has been acquired.


Dennis Dart SLF / Caetano Nimbus RX07 KPG has been acquired and is in Nexus Buses livery.

Tyneside Travel

Newly acquired is Mercedes Vario W10 CAT.


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