Posted by: SB Websites | August 31, 2011

31/08/11 News Update

Arriva North East

A further arrival from London is DAF DB250 / Alexander ALX400 7464 T311 FGN. Teesside’s 48 brand is already starting to be removed with Dennis MPDs 1736 V736 DNL and 1739 V739 DNL already removed of branding. Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX300 4517 W293 PPT has been repainted into new livery while Durham have gained Dennis MPD / Alexander ALX200 1796 Y259 KNB.

Go North East

All 9 brand new Optare Versas are in service on the Orbit 51/52 and are as follows; 8330  NK11 HDO, 8331 NK11 HJX, 8332 NK11 HJC, 8333 NK11 HJV, 8334  NK11 HJE, 8335 NK11 HJF, 8336 NK11 HJG, 8337 NK11 HKP and 8338 NK11 HKT. Scania L94UB / Wright Solar released from the Orbit have gained temporary brands, 4944 NK51 OLH, 4945 NK51 OLJ, 4956 NK51 OLM, 4947 NK51 OLN for “The Nine” and 4948 NK51 OLO with Go North East logos at Deptford. The final three are branded for the X36 and X37 at Percy Main, 4989 YN51 MKV, 4990 YN51 MKX and 4991 YR02 ZYK. As reported on the Go North East website there have been many movements this week, these are Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 2 3813 S813 FVK and Dennis SPDs 8229 X229 FBB and 8230 X823 FBB to Gateshead, 3829 S929 OFT to Stanley, SPDs 8219 V219 ERG and 8220 V220 ERG to Saltmeadows, Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 3906 R264 LGH, 3910 R553 LGH, 3914 R554 LGH and 3915 R355 LGH to Stanley, Volvo B7TL / Plaxton President 6023 V923 KGF to Winlaton, 6014 V314 LGC and 6015 V315 LGC to Gateshead, 6022 V322 LGC and 6042 V306 LGC to Deptford, Dennis MPDs 543 NA52 AXH, 548 NK52 AXO, 549 NK53 TKD, 550 NK53 TKE and 572 NK53 TMX to Saltmeadows, 571 NK53 TMV to Deptford, 573 NK53 TMY and 574 NK53 TMZ to Peterlee and Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolynes 3801 V801 EBR, 3873 W183 SCU and 3874 W184 SCU to Stanley. These moves have allowed for many vehicles to be withdrawn and are Dennis MPDs 486 V186 ERG, 488 V188 ERG, 489 V189 ERG, 500 V820 ERG, 620 V729 DNL and 623 V732 DNL, Dennis SPDs 8160 S360 ONL and 8171 S371 ONL.  Volvo B7TL / Plaxton President 6040 V304 LGC has returned to service painted blue.

Stagecoach North East

All Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H are in use on services 39 and 40. Volvo B10B / Alexander Strider 21102 M902 DRG has been sold to the Tyne and Wear bus preservation group and was first seen to the public at the Seaburn rally. MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX300’s 22469 T469 BNL and 22471 T471 BNL have transferred to Stockton.


On loan to work recently won Nexus contracts are Alexander Dennis MPD KX06 LYT and Plaxton Primo KX08 HLM while  purchased new is Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 YX11 HPU.


Acquired are ex Arriva London DAF DB250 / ALX400 T312 FGN and T313 FGN.

Stanley Travel

Acquired is Alexander Dennis MPD OO05 STX for Nexus contracts.


Coastal and County Coaches have acquired the Whitby Tour along with MCW Metrobus GOG 216W.


The Durham Cathedral bus service has now been taken over by Yourbus and have acquired Optare Solo 1604 – YJ60 KFP.


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