Posted by: SB Websites | April 29, 2012

29/04/12 News Update

Arriva North East

A selection of Stockton’s VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsars have received names for Middlesbrough Footballers which currently stands at 1444 NK10 CFG Tony Mowbray, 1445 NK10 CFJ Bernie Slavern, 1446 NK10 CFL Gareth Southgate, 1447 NK10 CFM Byran Robson, 1448 NK10 CFN George Hardwick, 1449 NK10 CFO Brian Clough, 1450 NK10 CFP Gary Parkinson, 1453 NK10 CFX Graeme Souness, 1454 NK10 CFY Wilf Mannion, 1455 NK10 CFZ Craig Hignett and 1456 NK10 CGE Mark Schwarzer. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown 4501 V501 DFT, ALX300 bodied 4519 W295 PPT , 4522 W298 PPT and 4523 W299 PPT have re-entered service at Jesmond following on from refurbishment and repaint while 4513 V513 DFT has also been refurbished but is not yet painted in new livery. DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4008 P10 LPG is now in new livery while 4049 S349 KHN has transferred to Stockton and Transbus / Dennis MPD 1758 NK53 HJA is now working for Ashington after a spell at Redcar. Recently transferred to Redcar from Arriva Scotland West’s fleet is Dennis Dart / Caetano Compass’ 44060 Y40 TGM and 44061 Y50 TGM. Darlington have gained Optare Solos 2504 Y294 PDN and 2505 Y295 PDN in exchange for 2868 YJ11 OJD and 2869 YJ11 OJE which are now at Jesmond. The third and final Scania OmniCity to enter service at Durham is 4644 CX05 EOW.

Go North East

On demonstration at Deptford is MAN EcoCity / Caetano City Gold 9143 WX61 HSL which is currently on the Laser 35 and is also due to be trialled on the Red Arrows X3. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renowns 4837 R837 PRG, 4838 R838 PRG, 4839 R839 PRG, 4840 340 GUP, 4841 R841 PRG, 4842 R842 PRG, 4843 R843 PRG, 4844 R844 PRG, 4845 R845 PRG, 4846 R846 PRG, 4906 W906 RBB, 4907 W907 RBB, 4908 W908 RBB and 4909 W909 RBB are all branded for Crusader service 27. Scania L94UB / Wright Solar 5219 NK54 NVP and 4220 NK54 NVT have been refurbished and are now all over black, Solar 4940 NK51 OLB is red with Northern fleet names and Mercedes Citaro’s 5326 NK58 DWD and 5327 NK58 DWE have returned from warranty work repainted silver. Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX300 4993 S590 KJF is now working for Chester le Street while Deptford have received Dennis SPD 8222 V822 ERG in place of 8215 V215 ERG which is now at Percy Main.

Stagecoach North East

Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX300 21142 R242 KRG is once again in use at South Shields.

Low Fell Travel

Acquired is Mercedes 814D / Plaxton Vario SN03 FHL.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

Dennis Dart SLF V386 JWK has been acquired. A variety of coaches have joined the fleet this month which includes Volvo B10M / Plaxton Paramount TAZ 4059, Volvo B10M / VanHool Alizee H813 TEP and Volvo B12B / VanHool T9 MH06 YAX.

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