Posted by: SB Websites | November 4, 2011

04/11/11 News Update

Arriva North East

DAF SB300 / Plaxton Prima 1210 V210 DJR has been repainted into standard livery while 1213 V213 DJR was involved in a fatal accident in Middlesbrough Bus Station so is now out of service which has been temporarily replaced at Darlington by Dennis Dart / Northern Counties Paladin 1628 N474 MUS. A further Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer passing through on its journey back to Scotland West is 1513 X481 GGO which was at Durham, while others have also been noted across the North East depots. Delivery has now began on Durham’s VDL SB220 / Wright Pulsars starting with 1461 NK61 CXS, NK61 CXT,  NK61 CXW,  NK61 CXX, NK61 CXZ, NK61 CYA, NK61 CXU, NK61 CYC and NK61 CYE. Apart from NK61 CXS, the rest of the fleet numbers have not yet been confirmed so have not been included.

Go North East

Optare Solo SR hybrids 629 NK61 EFY and 630 NK61 EGY are now in service on Sunderland Connect 700 while the second batch of five articulated Mercedes Citaros are 5339 BL57 OXJ, 5340 BL57 OKJ, 5346 BP57 UYK, 5347 BP57 UYK and 5348 PB57 UYL. Withdrawn are ex East Durham Dennis MPDs 495 V195 ERG and 496 V196 ERG which are starting to be replaced by ex Kingfisher examples starting with 540 NA52 AXD while Scania L94 UB / Wright Solar 4949 NK51 OLP has received an overall branding for the British Legion and Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolyne 3859 W859 PNL has been repainted red with Northern vinyls. Further Mercedes Citaros to be repainted into orange pending transfer to the Diamond are 5288 NK08 CFZ and 5297 NK08 CGZ.  Volvo B7TL / Plaxton Presidents 6008 V308 LGC, 6009 V209 LGC, 6010 V310 LGC, 6018 V218 LGC, 6019 V319 LGC, 6022 V322 LGC, 6026 V226 LGC, 6028 V228 LGC, 6030 V330 LGC, 6033 V233 LGC, 6036 V336 LGC and 6038 V338 LGC have transferred to Chester le Street, heading in the other direction 6011 V311 LGC, 6013 V313 LGC, 6029 V329 LGC, 6031 V331 LGC and 6032 V332 LGC have transferred to Washington. Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Vykings 3967 PN02 XCL, 3970 PJ02 PYW, 3971 PJ02 PYX, 3976 PJ02 PZC, 3979 PJ02 PZF and 3981 PJ02 PZH have transferred to Deptford for services 26 and 99, along with Dennis Dart SLF / Caetano Compass’ 8280 T427 LGP, 8281 T428 LGP and 8284 V434 KGF. Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine 2 3814 S814 SVK has moved to Gateshead, Palatine 1 3923 R282 LGH has moved to Winlation, Optare Solo SRs 626 NK61 DBX and 627 NK61 DBY and Dennis MPD 551 NK53 TKF to Saltmeadows, 618 NK55 RUV and 619 NK55 RUW to Consett, 562 NK53 TLJ to Percy Main, Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolyne 3802 V802 EBR to Stanley. There moves have lead to the withdrawal of Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine 3912 R270 LGH and 3928 R287 LGH and MPDs 487 V187 ERG, 490 V190 ERG, 498 V198 ERG, 499 V199 ERG and 413 X513 WRG. Volvo B7TL / Plaxton Presidents branded Angel are 6008 V308 LGC, 6016 V816 KGF , 6020 V220 LGC , 6025 V325 LGC , 6028 V228 LGC, 6039 V302 LGC and 6042 V305 LGC while 6021 V921 KGF, 6024 V324 LGC , 6034 V334 LGC, 6035 V335 LGC, 6037 V337 LGC, 6040 V304 LGC and 6041 V305 LGC are branded Pronto. Branded Pulse for service 69/69a are Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renowns 5160 T810 CBW, 5161 T811 CBW, 5162 T812 CBW, 5163 T813 CBW, 5164 T814 CBW and 5165 T815 CBW. Dennis MPDs 548 NA52 AXO and 562 NK53 TLJ have been painted lime green pending North Tyne Links vinyls.

Stagecoach North East

Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX300’s 21143 R243 KRG and 21150 R250 KRG are now in use as reserves at Stockton.

Gateshead Taxis

Acquired is Optare Solo YJ54 UXD.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Bluebird Tucanas YX59 DYV is now also branded for village link services 707 and 708.

Weardale Motor Services

Acquired are Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolynes W653 SNN and W943 SNR which are both in standard livery.

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