Posted by: SB Websites | August 10, 2012

10/08/12 News Update

Arriva North East

DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4052 S352 KHN has transferred to Stockton. In order to operate the Sumer X93’s part double deck using Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s, 7501 NK57 DXX, 7502 NK57 DXY, 7503 NK57 DXZ  and 7504 NK57 DYA have transferred to Redcar which has displaced VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar’s 1429 NK59 DNE, 1430 NK59 DNF and 1432 NK59 DNN to Darlington and Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s 7514 NK09 FMZ, 7515 NK09 FNA, 7516 NK09 FNC and 7519 NK09 FNF to Ashington. Further moves include Dennis Dart SLF 1307 X527 GGO to Darlington and DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige’s 4065 S356 KHN and 4069 S711 KFT to Stockton while Durham’s 4062 S704 KFT has returned to service with new style flooring and cream handrails. Alexander Dennis ALX400 7445 NK05 GWX has been repainted into a half Arriva / half United livery to celebrate the 100th Anniversary while 7446 NK05 GWZ is in full United livery, with the launch of these buses at the Locomotion Rally on the 29th of July. Repaints into standard livery include Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander ALX200 1796 Y259 KNB which is now at Blyth and 1795 Y257 KNB which is in the process of being repainted, DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4057 S357 KHN, Optare Solo 2805 YK08 ERY and Dennis MPD 1773 NK05 GWU. Repainted orange is 1719 V719 DNL for a new Sainsbury’s store in Whitby. New VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2’s are beginning to be delivered to Jesmond for use at Blyth which currently includes 1499 NK12 FLL.

Go North East

MAN EcoCity demonstrator WX12 EKO has now returned and has been replaced at Deptford by Wright Streetlite demonstrator ERZ 2028.  A revised Prince Bishops livery has been applied to Scania L94UB / Wright Solars 4990 YN51 MKX, 5211 NK54 NVF, 5212 NK54 NVG, 5213 NK54 NVH, 5214 NK54 NVJ and 5217 NK54 NVN, with others still in purple base coat while similar Solar’s 4932 Y932 ERG, 4933 Y933 ERG, 5218 NK54 NVO and 5227 NK54 NWA are green for use on the Highwayman. Revised Red Kite branding has been applied to the existing Scania OmniCity’s 5234 NK56 KHB, 5235 NK56 KHC, 5236 NK56 KHD, 5237 NK56 KHE, 5238 NK56 KHF, 5239 NK56 KHG, 5240 NK56 KHH, 5241 NK56 KHJ and 5242 NK56 KHL. Further Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Vykings into Northern livery are 3968 PJ02 PYU and 3972 PJ02 PYY while Scania OmniCity 5273 NK56 KKJ is silver. The first of the new Volvo B9TL / Wright Gemini 2’s have now been delivered which are 6043 NK12 GCO, 6044 NK12 GCU, 6045 NK12 GCV and 6046 NK12 GCX and are all in the new Tyne Tees Express livery while Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini 3963 NK06 JXD is also in the new livery. Withdrawn are Dennis SPD’s 8160 S360 ONL and 8161 S361 ONL with Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine 3908 R266 LGH another sold to Ensign Bus.

Stagecoach North East

Due to the large number of vehicles leaving for use at the Olympics, various vehicles from other Stagecoach fleets have arrived. These include Ecclesfield Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Enviro400’s 15716 YN60 CKL, 15717 YN60 CKO and 15718 YN60 CKP at Walkergate, MAN 18.240/Alexander Dennis Enviro300 22527 SF57 LUO, 22539 YN57 MXF, 22540 YN57 MXG, 22541 YN57 MXH, 22542 YN57 MXJ, 22543 YN57 MXK, 22586 SF08 GPJ, 22850 SF09 ADV, 22855 SF09 AED and 22862 SF09 AEN are at Slatyford. Similar Enviro300 22851 SF09 ADX is operating for South Shields from Stagecoach Western with Yorkshire’s 22636 YN08 JFZ, 22637 YN08 JGF, 22638 YN08 JGO and 22639 YN08 JDU. Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400 18369 SF55 TZP is in use at Walkergate along with Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s 15626 SF10 CAX, 15628 SF10 CBU and 15629 SF10 CBV also from Stagecoach Western. Stagecoach West Scotland have brought Dennis Trident / Alexander Dennis ALX400’s 18001 SF53 BZH, 18002 SF53 BZJ, 18003 SF53 BYV and SF53 BYW, and Scania N230UD/ Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s 15628 SF10 CBU, 15640 SF10 CCX, 15644 SF10 CDK and 15655 SF10 CBN. Volvo B10BLE / Northern Counties Paladin 21101 P601 JBU has returned to service at Walkergate unusually with a fixed destination displaying “X63 Killingworth Express”.

Photo Thanks to S.Blair250

A Line

Acquired is Volvo B12B / Caetano GB53 BCL.

Compass Royston

New is Neoplan Tourliner MT12 LNF.

Gateshead Central Taxis

Acquired is Optare Solo MX08 DGY.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

New is Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite YN12 BPY.



  1. i see arriva blyth have new buses nk12 fll/p/r/n/y/ and many more

    • Hi,

      There have been seven new VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsars delivered to Blyth which have been included in the most recent update.


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