Posted by: SB Websites | March 8, 2012

08/03/12 News Update

Arriva North East

Scania N113DRB / East Lancs 7529 M177 GRY has moved to Blyth while Scania OmniCity 4643 CX05 EOV has now entered service at Durham following refurbishment. Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 7366 R639 MNU is another repainted red, which is to be a historical based livery rather than a route brand, with Dennis MPD 1742 V742 DNL and surprisingly Scania N113DRB / East Lans 7260 M170 GRY repainted into standard livery. Temsa Avenue 4714 YJ10 DHK is second of the type to catch fire, although substantially smaller than to 4708 causing less damage. DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4003 S870 ONL has moved to Redcar along with DAF SB3000 / Plaxton Prima 1201 R201 KRG which is on loan from Jesmond.

Go North East

DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s 4862 S862 ONL and 4866 S866 ONL are now all over dark green pending application of a brand for the 34/34A service. Also repainted is similar DAF’s 4820 P320 AFT, 4821 P321 AFT and 4822 P322 AFT which are now red. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet’s 8244 NA52 BUW, 8246 NA52 BVC and  8255 NK04 FOU have been transferred to Deptford displacing Dennis SPD’s 8201 V201 ERG, 8202 V202 ERG, 8203 V203 ERG and 8205 V205 ERG to Saltmeadows and Dennis Dart SLF 8290 S726 KNV to EnsignBus. Also sold to EnsignBus are Dennis MPD’s 487 V187 ERG and 490 V190 ERG while Volvo B12M / Plaxton Paragons 7087 NA52 RMZ and 7091 NK54 WMM (recently re-registered from CU 7661) have been withdrawn. Mercedes Citaro’s 5284 NK08 CFP, 5285 NK08 CFU, 5286 NK08 CFV, 5287 NK08 CFX, 5288 NK08 CFZ, 5289 NK08 CGE, 5290 NK08 CGF, 5291 NK08 CGG, 5292 NK08 CGO, 5293 NK08 CGU, 5294 NK08 CGV, 5295 NK08 CGX, 5296 NK08 CGY and 5297 NK08 CGZ are all now branded “The Diamond” at Stanley. Dennis SPD 8236 NK51 MKJ has received a ‘Key Mobile App’ brand to promote the new application available which has been placed on the existing red base coat.

Stagecoach North East

Dennis Dart / Alexander ALX 200 33127 R127 KRG, 33469 R469 MVN and 33826 R826 YUD are now in service at Walkergate while Slatyford now have 33825 R825 YUD.

A Line

New is Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 KX12 ATO which has allowed for SN59 AXA to be returned to Dawson Rentals.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

Not previously reported is the arrival of Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther 2 YN61 EOT. Various second hand vehicles have been added to the fleet which are Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance N582 CKA, Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 V618 EVU and Volvo B10M / Plaxton Paramount TAZ 4059.

Tees Valley Stagecarriage

Service 271 is now branded ‘Poundrider’ having being extended to Easington, vehicles branded for the service are Volvo B10M  / Alexander PS R952 XVM and R895 XVM.



  1. arriva 1707 v707 dnl is broken at ahington and j468 kp bus is covering it until fixture happens

  2. i am suprised to see he l170 gry bus to be repainted and i am enjoying arrivas changes it hasnt be like tis since 2005

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