Posted by: SB Websites | February 20, 2012

20/02/12 News Update

Arriva North East

New service X1 has now started with branded VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar’s 1404 NK09 BPF, 1405 NK09 BPO, 1406 NK09 BPU and 1407 NK09 BPF which are at Garnetts depot in Tindale Crescent. Durham’s second VDL DB300 / Wright Gemini has now arrived in the form of 7626 NK61 EBV and is now in service while Plaxton Pointer / Dennis Dart SLF 1648 R423 COO has been displaced into reserve and is currently working for Jesmond along with DAF SB3000 / Plaxton Prima 1201 R291 KRG. Also currently operating for Jesmond is DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s 4066 S708 KFT and 4070 S712 KRG.

Go North East

Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown 4908 W908 RBB has transferred to Gateshead which has displaced DAF SB120 / Wright Cadet 8247 NA52 BVD and 8254 NK04 FOT to Deptford. Completing the articulated Mercedes Citaro AG’s in service are 5349 BX54 UCP, 5350 BX54 UCR and 5353 BX54 UCW which in turn have allowed for the completion of transferring Rigid Citaro’s  5291 NK08 CGG, 5292 NK08 CGO, 5293 NK08 CGU, 5294 NK08 CGV, 5295 NK08 CGX, 5297 NK08 CGZ to Stanley, all of which are Orange. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown’s 4840 340 GUP, 4845 R845 PRG, 4906 W906 RBB, 4907 W907 RBB and 4909 W909 RBB are all Maroon and have transferred to Gateshead for use on the Crusader service 27. Having just came from Arriva Darlington, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H SN59 AWW is on demonstration at Chester-le-Street, allocated to the Angel 21.  Dennis MPD’s 495 V195 ERG, 496 V196 ERG, 498 V198 ERG and 499 V199 ERG have all been sold to EnsignBus and SPD’s 8170 S370 ONL and 8175 S375 ONL to Geoff Ripley, Carlton. A great shock came last evening when it was announced former MD Peter Huntley died in an accident at the Lake District, he was a truly inspirational manager that changed Go North East within his 5 years of management.

Stagecoach North East

Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX 300 21142 R242 KRG is now a driver training vehicle at Stockton while Dennis Dart / Alexander ALX 200 33126 R126 KRG has moved to Slatyford.

Lee’s Coaches

Scania Irizar i6 demonstrator YT61 FEK has passed here from Stanley Travel.

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