Posted by: SB Websites | December 2, 2012

02/12/12 News Update

Arriva North East

Alexander Dennis MPD’s 1760 NK05 GVX and 1761 NK05 GVY have transferred to Darlington along with Volvo B7TL / Alexander Dennis ALX400’s 7445 NK05 GWX and 7446 NK05 GWY which have displaced Optare Solo 2808 YJ08 XBU, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400’s 7516 NK09 FNC and 7517 NK09 FND to Jesmond. Belmont have gained Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointers including 1617 S617 KHN, 1618 S618 KHN and 1638 S638 KHN while Dennis MPD 1766 NK05 GWE has been painted into standard livery, previously green and black for the Great Park and Ride. Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties 7361 R619 MNU has also been painted into standard livery from red while other repaints include Dennis MPD 1799 SF04 RHA and VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2 1424 NK09 EJZ  into standard livery. DAF DB260 / Northern Counties Palatine 2 7465 R201 CKO has been acquired from Arriva North West and is in use at Belmont depot.


Go North East

The final two Volvo B5LH / Wright Gemini 2’s to be delivered for Angel service 21 are 6069 NK62 CZA and 6070 NK61 CZL while Mercedes Citaro G 5357 BX54 UCO has entered service on Citylink 58, without repaint or refurbishment. Another new vehicle joining the fleet is 11.7 metre Optare Versa which is painted all over red with Go North East logos, but is a Go Ahead demonstrator so will only be a temporary addition. Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 SN61 DFK is in use as a demonstrator at Washington on service X1. Repaints this month include Scania L94UB / Wright Solar 4945 NK51 OLJ which has been repainted gold for Laser service 35, Dennis MPD 563 NK53 TLN has been painted into an all over white based livery for the QEH NHS Staff Shuttle and MPD 513 X513 WRG is now in yellow North Tyne Links livery. The Blaydon Racers services have now been upgraded with a new red based livery applied to Mercedes Citaro’s 5275 NK07 KPG, 5276 NK07 KPJ, 5277 NK07 KPL, 5278 NK07 KPN, 5279 NK07 KPO, 5280 NK07 KPP, 5281 NK07 KPR, 5282 NK07 KPT and 5283 NK07 KPU.

Stagecoach North East

MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX300 22062 NK54 BFF has been branded for service 37 following repaint.

Classic Coaches

Acquired from Tellings Golden Miller’s Southern operations is Volvo B9TL / Optare Olympus LJ58 GCF which is repainted into standard livery. Also acquired is Volvo B12M / Plaxton Paragon YN06 PFD.


Leven Valley

Following long term loan, the Alexander Dennis Enviro 200’s are beginning to be returned where in replacement Dennis MPD’s V331 CVV, W365 ABD, W793 VMV and W794 VMV have been acquired.


Acquired is Volvo B12B / Plaxton Paragon FJ55 DZL.

SB Travel

Optare Solo V69 GEH is now in use, primarily on new service 108 between Bishop Auckland and Wear Valley Estate.


Stanley Travel

Volvo B7TL / Alexander Dennis ALX400 V102 LGC has been re-registered S2 STX and V211 LGC to S4 STX.

Tees Valley Coach Travel

Acquired is Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine N623 KUA. However, many vehicles are expected to be sold soon due the cancellation of all public bus services which will be taken over by Tees Valley Stagecarriage.

Weardale Motor Services

Optare Solo SR YJ12 NBX and Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 YX62 EEY have been demonstrated during November.



  1. Not all Tees Valley Coach Travel services are being taken over by Stagecarriage. Most are disappearing altogether.

  2. what has happend to x526/7 ggo bus from ashington?

  3. For the arriva paragraph you mean nk05 gwx and nk05 gwy buses

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