Posted by: SB Websites | June 21, 2012

21/06/12 News Update

Arriva North East

Further VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar’s to be branded for service 15 are 1484 NK61 CYX, 1485 NK61 CYY, 1486 NK61 CYZ, 1488 NK61 CZB, 1489 NK61 CZC and 1490 NK61 CZD. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer’s 1501 X475 GGO and 1502 X478 GGO are in service at Durham, with similar 1304 X485 GGO at Darlington. DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s 4066 S708 KFT and 4070 S712 KRG are now at Redcar while Optare Solo’s 2806 YK08 ERZ and 2815 YK08 ETL have transferred to Jesmond. Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s 7507 NK57 GWZ,  7508 NK57 GXA and VDL DB250 / East Lancs Lowlanders 7454 YJ57 BVE, 7455 YJ57 BVF and 7456 YJ57 BVG have received a new style branding for the Coast and Castles Connection.

Go North East

VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet’s 8247 NA52 BVD, 8248 NA52 BVE, 8249 NA52 BVF, 8250 NA52 BVG, 8251 NA52 BVH, 8252 NA52 BVJ, 8253 NK04 FOP, 8254 NK04 FOT, 8255 NK04 FOU and 8260 NK04 FPE have transferred to Washington, where in exchange Deptford have received Dennis MPD 565 NK53 TLU, Scania L94UB / Wright Solar 5228 NK54 NWB, Mercedes Citaros 5320 NK58 DVW, 5321 NK58 DVX, 5322 NK58 DVY, 5323 NK58 DVZ and 5324 NK58 DWA. DAF SB120 NA52 BUU has transferred to Saltmeadows while Dennis Trident / East Lancs Lolyne 3871 W181 SCU is now at Gateshead from Chester le Street in exchange for 3864 W864 PNL. Similar Trident 3870 W174 SCU has transferred from Chester le Street to Percy Main in exchange for 3859 W859 PNL. Various new liveries have been introduced in the previous weeks with the first of these being the new Laser brand, currently applied to Mercedes Citaro’s 5298 NK08 CHC, 5299 NK08 CHD, 5300 NK08 CHF, 5301 NK08 CHG, 5302 NK08 CHH, 5303 NK08 CHJ, 5304 NK08 CHL, 5305 NK08 CHN, 5306 NK08 CHO, 5307 NK08 CHV, 5308 NK08 CHX and 5309 NK08 CHY. Lambton Worm branding has been applied to DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s 4862 S862 ONL, 4864 S864 ONL, 4865 S865 ONL and 4866 S866 ONL, with the latest brand being a revised Loop livery with each vehicle carrying an individual colour circle which currently stands at 5219 NK54 NVP (blue), 5220 NK54 NVT (pink) and 5221 NK54 NVU (red).Various vehicles have been disposed of which includes Dennis MPD’s 507 X507 WRG, 508 X508 WRG, 509 X509 WRG, SPD’s 8167 S637 ONL, 8168 S368 ONL, Dennis Dart SLF / Caetano Compass 8282 T429 LGP and Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 3896 R254 LGH to Ensign Bus while Volvo B12B / Plaxton Panther 7091 NK54 WMM has gone to Caetano.

Stagecoach North East

Volvo B10BLE / Northern Counties 21103 P603 JBU is now based at South Shields for route learning duties. Volvo B10BLE / Alexander ALX300 21156 R256 KRG is in use at Stockton while 21156 R256 KRG has transferred to Slatyford.

Croft Coach Travel

Mercedes 811 / Robin Hood P743 LKL has been acquired and is painted in standard livery.

Olympic Torch Relay Fleet

The Olympic Torch is in the region from the 15th of June until the 18th of June where a fleet of vehicles have been traveling alongside. Included within the fleet are VanHool T9’s BT08 BUZ and BT11 BUZ from Buzzlines, Wright Streetlites CN12 ARF,  CN12 ARO, CN12 ARU, CN12 ARX, CN12 ARZ,  CN12 ASO, CN12 ASU, CN12 ASV, CN12 ASX and CN12 AWU from Stagecoach, Bedford SB / Debono SKR 801G and Bedford SB / Barbara SKR 616G from Lloyds TSB.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite YN12 BHY is now in service with this allowing for the disposal of Volvo B12B / Plaxton Panther YN05 UUZ.

Thirwells Coaches

Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite PCN25 is now in service.

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