Posted by: SB Websites | October 28, 2012

28/10/12 News Update

Arriva North East

DAF SB220 / Ikarus Citibus 4079 T83 AUA has now entered service at Darlington while VDL DB300 / Wright Gemini 2’s 7618 NK61 EBG and 7619 NK61 EBJ are in service at Durham. VDL SB180 / Plaxton Centro’s 1923 and 1924 YJ57 BVC have moved to Stockton which has displaced VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2 1492 NK61 CZF to Darlington. Further Scania OmniCity’s to Darlington are 4644 CX05 EOW and 4645 CZ05 EOY.

Go North East

The latest Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 2’s to arrive are 6056 NK62 CBV and 6068 NK62 CYF while a further two remain outstanding, with the currently delivered 13 now in use on the 21 alongside Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini’s 3962 NK06 JXE and 3965 NK06 JXB. Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Myllenium 3974 PJ02 PZA has moved from Chester le Street to Deptford in exchange for 3981 PJ02 PZH which has an all over advert for Vodaphone. Volvo B7TL / Plaxton President 6016 V816 KGF has been transferred from Chester le Street to Stanley while Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 3897 R255 LGH has been withdrawn and 3932 R391 LGH has been sold to West Kent Buses. Highwayman branding has been applied to Scania L94UB / Wright Solar’s 4932 Y932 ERG, 4933 Y933 ERG, 4938 NK51 OKX, 4940 NK51 OLB, 4941 NK51 OLC, 4947 NK51 OLN, 4948 NK51 OLO, 4967 NK53 UNT, 5218 NK54 NVO, 5227 NK54 NWA and 5228 Nk54 NWB. VDL SB180 / Wright Cadet 8261 NK04 ZNC is now Northern red while a new addition to the fleet is former London Mercedes Citaro G MAL66 BX54 UCO.

Croft Coaches

Acquired is Optare Solo W959 PAU.

Newcastle Airport

Acquired is MAN 14.240 / Plaxton Centro MX59 KUE numbered ‘Bus 4’, for use as a shuttle bus to the long term car park.

Phoenix Coaches

New is Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart YX62 EEY.

SB Travel

Optare Solo J600 JSB has passed to Scarlet Band with older Solo V69 GEH acquired, while a second Solo should arrive soon.

Scarlet Band

Optare Solo J600 JSB has been acquired from SB Travel while 8 Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts are in use due to the large number of contracts which have been won. These include MX10 DXK, MX10 DXJ, MX10 KNO, MX10 KNP, MX10 KNU and MX10 KNW.  Other new vehicles include Dennis Javelin / Berkhof R712 KGK, Renault Masters RX53 RZG, GK02 WDJ and Mercedes Sprinter NK04 VMD while Leyland Tiger / Plaxton Paramount B110 GRR has been withdrawn.

Weardale Motor Services

Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine’s acquired from Go North East are P817 SGP, P818 SGP, P823 SGP, P826 SGP and P829 SGP.


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