Posted by: SB Websites | August 15, 2011

15/08/11 News Update

Arriva North East

Brand new Optare Solo’s continue to arrive with 2869 YJ11 OJE and 2868 YJ11 OJD arriving at Jesmond for preparation into service, along with DAF DB250/Alexander ALX400 7462 T309 FGN. Volvo B10BLE/Alexander ALX300 4518 W295 PTT has now returned to service and has been painted into the standard livery and has new LED displays after being withdrawn from service last December. Transbus MPD 1792 NK556 MYT is also in the standard livery. Optare Solo 2816 YK08 ETO has been moved to Jesmond and is in nexus Basecoat.

Go North East

Transbus Dart/Plaxton MPD’s 550 NK53 TKE and 554 NK53 TKO have had their Black Cats logos removed and replaced with Nexus BUSES examples for the Nexus Contracts until the rest of the Solo SR’s arrive. Transbus Mini Pointer’s 542 NK52 AXG and 571 NK53 TMV have moved to Saltmeadows and 632 V732 DNL has been withdrawn. New Optare Versa’s for the Orbit services are being delivered and now compromise of 8331 NK11 HJX 8332 NK11 HJC 8333 NK11 HJV 8334 NK11 HJE but are not yet in service. The rest of the Ex-Oxford Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown’s for the fabfiftyseven service have also arrived but are not yet in service. They are 5161 T811 CBW, 5162 T812 CBW, 5163 T813 CBW, 5164 T814 CBW, 5165 T815 CBW, 5166 W816 FBW, 5167 W817 FBW, 5168 W818 FBW and 5169 W819FBW. Ex London Volvo B7TL / Plaxton Presidents are still arriving and see 6010 V310 LGC, 6014 V314 LGC, 6015 V315 LGC, 6023 V923 KGF and 6030 V330 LGC in service at Percy Main and transferred from Gateshead to Percy Main are 6012 V312 LGC, 6017 V317 LGC and 6027 V327 LGC. Plaxton President 3891 NK51 UCU has been painted all over white for another refresh for the DFDS livery.

Stagecoach North East

MAN 18:220 / Alexander ALX300’s 22021 NK03 XJM, 22049 NK53 KFT and  22050 NK53 KFU are now at South Shields.



  1. Hi

    Having had a better look at the photo of the Solo without Arriva fleetnames on NEBP’s Flickr stream, YJ11 OJO is actually YJ11 OJD and numbered 2868. All of Darlington’s 8 have arrived. 2870 onwards are Similine examples due for Jesmond for Nexus Contract work.

    • To Tony,

      Thanks it’s been changed.


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