Posted by: SB Websites | January 23, 2012

23/01/12 News Update

Arriva North East

Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 7361 R619 MNU is the second of its type repainted red, with a third (7362) expected to follow. Further DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s gained by Darlington are 4035 R435 RPY, 4036 R436 RPY and 4057 S357 KHN. New VDL DB300 / Wright Gemini 2’s 7616 NK61 EBD, 7818 NK61 EBG, 7619 NK61 EBJ, 7620 NK61 EBL  and 7622 NK61 EBN have all been delivered to Jesmond for preparation for service while earlier delivered 7617 NK61 EBF is now in service at Blyth and VDL SB220 / Wright Pulsar 1496 NK61 CZL has also finally moved to Jesmond after being at Heysham docks for almost a month.

Go North East

A further VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet has been drebraned, in the form of 8245 NA52 BVB and 8252 NA52 BVJ which are in the process of being replaced by Volvo B10BLE /Wright Renowns starting with 4838 R838 PRG, 4839 R839 PRG, 4841 R841 PRG and 4842 R842 PRG in Burgundy. Mercedes-Benz Citaro AG’s from London General now in service on the Citylink 58 are 5351 BX54 UCU, 5352 BX54 UCV, 5354 BX54 UCZ and 5355 BX54 UDB with the remaining expected to be in use by the end of January. These moves have displaced rigid Mercedes Citaro’s 5284 NK08 CFP, 5285 NK08 CFU, 5286 NK08 CFV, 5287 NK08 CFX, 5288 NK08 CFZ, 5289 NK08 CGE and 5290 NK08 CGF to Stanley for use on the Diamond. Dennis SPDs 8213 V213 ERG and 8216 V216 ERG have moved to Percy Main along with MPDs 550 NK53 TKE and 551 NK53 TKF while similar MPD 513 X513 WRG has moved to Hexham and 553 NK53 TKN and 554 NK53 TKO have moved to Saltmeadows. These moves have allowed for the withdrawal of Dennis MPDs 505 X505 FBB, 506 X506 WRG, 509 X509 WRG, 510 X551 FBB and Dennis Dart SLF/Caetano Compass 8276 T403 LGP and 8277 T407 LGP. Volvo B9R / Caetano Levantes 7103  FJ61 GZC and 7104 FJ61 GZD have been re-registered JCN 822 and 574 CPT. Scania L94UB / Wright Solars  5230 NK55 OLH, 5231 NK55 OLJ, 5232 NK55 OLM and 5233 NK55 OLN have all been branded “The OK Expressway”, with 5229 NK55 OLG in generic “OK Motor Services” livery for use on any service and all have transferred to Crook for the start of service OK1 on the 23rd of January.

Photo Thanks to SPD17

Stagecoach North East

Transbus Dennis Dart  /Plaxton Pointer 2′s 34605 NK04 NPF, 34606 NK04 NPJ have now moved to Hartlepool. Darts 34610 NK04 NPV, 34612 NK04 NPY 34614 NK04 NRE, 35187 NK56 FCA and 35188 NK56 FFH have moved to Sunderland, with the rest due to follow when deliveries of Alexander Dennis Enviro 200’s have been complete. Due to these moves, Dennis Dart SLF  /Alexander ALX200 33118 R118 KRG, 33122 R122 KRG, 33124 R214 KRG and 33826 R826 YUD have been withdrawn.

Scarlet Band

The latest of a significant intake of Optare Solos is YT51 EAW.

Stanley Travel

On demonstration is Scania Irizar i6 YT61 FEK.

Tees Valley Stagecarriage

Acquired is Volvo B10M / Alexander PS R952 XVM.



  1. Great Update, and I see my photo lol 😀

    • Thanks SPD17, and a good photo it is you took!


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