Posted by: SB Websites | September 15, 2012

15/09/12 News Update

Arriva North East

Further new VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar’s delivered to Blyth are  1500 NK12 FLM, 1501 NK12 FLN, 1502 NK12 FLP, 1503 NK12 FLR, 1504 NK12 FLV and 1505 NK12 FLW.  DAF SB220 / Ikarus Citibus 4074 T74 AUA, 4075 T75 AUA, 4076 T76 AUA and DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4004 S870 ONL have transferred to Jesmond while Darlington have received 4077 T78 AUA, 4078 T79 AUA and 4079 T83 AUA in exchange for Volvo Olympians 7363 R640 MNU, 7364 S648 KJU and 7365 R625 MNU. Dennis Trident / Alexander Dennis ALX400’s 7432 W397 RBB, 7433 W398 RBB, 7334 W399 RBB and 7335 W501 RBB have transferred to Durham. In exchange, Jesmond have received VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar’s 1418 NK09 EJG, 1419 NK09 EJJ and Dennis MPD 1722 V722 DNL.

Go North East

Scania OmniCity’s 5250 NK56 KHW and 5273 NK56 KKJ has been repainted silver and are due to go to Percy Main for use on the Cobalt Clipper. Further new Volvo B9TL / Wright Gemini 2’s delivered to Gateshead are 6047 NK12 GCY and 6048 NK12 GCZ in Tyne Tees Express livery while 6049 NK12 GDA, 6050 NK12 GDE, 6051 NK12 GDF, 6052 NK12 GDJ and 6053 NK12 GDO are in Red Arrows livery. These have displaced Mercedes Citaro’s 5275 NK07 KPG, 5276 NK07 KPJ and 5277 NK07 KPL out of service pending re-allocation.  Optare Solo SR’s 637 NK12 HCD, 638 NK12 HCE and 639 NK12 HCF have been delivered and are now in service on NexusBus work. Former Tyne Tees Express Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini’s have all been displaced into different roles with 3941 NK05 GZO and 3942 NK05 GZP transferred to Winlaton having being repainted silver for use on the 10, 3943 NK05 GZR in Red Arrows livery, 3962 NK06 JXE into new two tone green for use on the Angel, 3963 NK06 JXC in new Tyne Tees Express livery, 3964 NK06 JXC in Northern red and 3965 NK06 JXB is out of service. Dennis Trident / Plaxton President 3886 NK51 UCO and Dennis SPD 8222 V822 ERG have transferred to Deptford, Scania L94UA / Wright Solar Fusion’s 4950 NK51 OLR and 4952 NK51 OLU have been withdrawn and Volvo Olympians 3986 P826 SGP, 3987 P828 SGP, 3988 P817 SGP and 3989 P818 SGP have all been sold to Weardale Motor Services.

Stagecoach North East

All Olympic and Paralympic cover vehicles have returned to their usual depots due to the North East vehicles returning. Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 19151 NK07 HBL has returned to service after suffering fire damage in March 2011 while Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander ALX200’s 33483 R463 SEF and 33485 R465 SEF have moved to Slatyford to replace 33126 R126 KRG and 33827 R827 YUD.

A Line

Acquired is MAN 12.240 / Plaxton Centro KX58 BHZ.

Classic Coaches

Acquired are DAF DB250 / Alexander ALX400’s T320 FGN and T421 GGO.

Connect

This independent operator has now ceased trading with evening 69/69A journeys and all journeys on service 73 passing to Go North East.

Esk Valley

Optare Solo MX54 KXW has been acquired.

Howard Snaith

Acquired is Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite CN10 HDJ while Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther’s YN12 BBF and YN12 BBO have been branded.

Scarlet Band

Acquired is Plaxton Premiere L600 ALY which has been repainted into standard livery.

Stanley Travel

On loan is Dennis MPD KX06 LXO and Dennis Enviro 200 Dart MH07 EPY while Optare Solo YJ61 JHV has been acquired from Connect.

The Eden

Acquired is Dennis Dart SLF / East Lancs N239 VPH while Dennis MPD V197 ERG has been sold.

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