Posted by: SB Websites | January 30, 2013

30/01/13 News Update

Arriva North East

Recent arrivals to the North East fleet, DAF SB220 / Alexander ALX300’s have been numbered 4091 R442 KWT, 4092 R443 KWT, 4093 R460 KWT and 4094 R461 KWT of which they are now beginning to enter service. DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4051 S351 KHN has moved to Durham along with DAF DB250 / Alexander ALX400 7464 T311 FGN in place of Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400 7435 W501 RBB which has moved to Jesmond . Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer 1651 R426 COO has returned to service at Durham following accident damage carrying a Mark 2 style front end. Further repaint includes DAF SB120 / Wright Cadet 1906 W308 PPT, VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2 1427 NK09 EKC and 1428 NK09 EKD. DAF SB3000 / Plaxton Prima 1213 V213 DJR has transferred to Jesmond and should re-enter service soon.

Go North East

11.7 Metre Optare Versa 9133 YJ62 FBB has entered service at Stanley for a trial period in an all over red livery with Go North East logos, currently allocated to Diamond services 43 and 44. Volvo B9TL / Wright Gemini 2 6072 NK62 FBA is the first of 13 to be delivered for service 10 with further deliveries noted as far as Heysham Docks while the current fleet of Mercedes Citaros have all been de-branded and replaced with individual slogans above the windows .  DAF SB220 / Plaxton Prestige 4867 S867 ONL has transferred to Winlaton while Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine 3915 R355 LGH has been reinstated at Stanley. Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine II’s 3811 S811 FVK, 3821 S821 OFT, 3822 S822 OFT and 3826 S826 OFT have been repainted yellow and branded ‘Yellow Bus’ minus the Taxi style checkered stripe.


Stagecoach North East

MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX300 22671 V671 DDC has been repainted and refurbished and is now back in service at Stockton.

Classic Coaches

Dennis Dart / Caetano Nimbus HX04 HUK has been repainted in Nexus grey and red.

Henry Cooper

New is Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther 754 GHO which has replaced the Volvo B12 / Plaxton Excalibur with the registration passing over.

M&D Travel

Acquired is Mercedes Sprinter YN55 KVY.

Nightingale Coaches

Not previously reported is the acquisition of ex  Go North East Volvo Olympian / Northern Counties Palatine’s P818 SGP, R263 LGH and R392 LGH.


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