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8 November 2020
Repaints last week included Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8311 (NK10 GNZ) and Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite 8340 (NL63 XBJ) and 8341 (NL63 XBK) into the 2019 fleet livery; Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6004 (NK11 BHE) and 6053 (NK12 GDO) into the 2020 Crusader livery; and Wright StreetDeck 6304 (NK16 BXD) partially repainted into the yellow and gold variant of the X-lines livery for services X5/X15.
Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8310 (NK10 GNY) and 8311 (NK10 GNZ) have both now returned to service at Riverside, with similar 8313 (NK10 GOC) and 8314 (NK10 GOE) taken out of service in lieu.
Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6367 (NK70 BYD) and 6373 (NK70 BYP) have both now entered service at Washington, displacing Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6043 (NK12 GCO) to Hexham and allowing 6049 (NK12 GDA) to be taken out of service for repaint/re-trim.
Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6333 (X21 GNE) has also been temporarily taken out of service for partial repaint into the light-green variant of the X-lines livery.
The return of 6043 (NK12 GCO) at Riverside has permitted the transfer of dual-door Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6909 (LX06 EBL) to Consett, in turn releasing Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5417 (NK15 EOH) to Riverside, in a float/reserve capacity.
Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6004 (NK11 BHE), 6053 (NK12 GDO), 6054 (NK62 EKD) and 6055 (NK62 EJF) have all now returned to service at Riverside, following repaint and seat re-trim. Consequently displaced are Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5380, 5381, 5382 and 5383 (NL63 YAF/YAG/YAH/YAJ), all taken out of service for repaint and re-trim.
Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5410 (NK15 EOA) has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Deptford, allowing Mercedes Citaro 0350N/Mercedes Citaro 5305 (NK08 CHN) to be withdrawn from service.
The first two Yutong ZK6118BEVG/Yutong E10 vehicles have been delivered. These are 8806 (YD70 CFU) and 8808 (YD70 CFX). Not yet taxed; their registration marks are subject to change to local ‘NK’ plate registration marks, prior to their entry into service.
- For information on the East Yorkshire fleet, please see the East Yorkshire website.