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29 November 2020

Repaints last week included Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5439 (NK16 AZU) and Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8314 (NK10 GOE) into the 2019 fleet livery; as well as Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5383 (NL63 YAJ) and 5384 (NL63 YAK) into the new “Quaycity” livery. 

Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8314 (NK10 GOE) has now returned to service at Riverside, with similar 8318 (NK10 GOU) taken out of service in lieu. 

Following the completion of the repaints on the “Saltwell Park” branded Wright Streetlites, Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5415 (NK15 EOF) has transferred from Riverside to Deptford. Similar 5416 (NK15 EOG) and 5417 (NK15 EOH) have both been formally allocated to Riverside (previously float/reserve), displacing Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6048 (NK12 GCZ) and 6084 (NL63 XBS) to Deptford. These three buses, as well as Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3943 (NK05 GZR) which transferred to Deptford last week, will provide cover whilst Deptford’s “Fab Fifty Six” branded Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s undergo repaint and refurbishment. The examples taken out of service thus far include 6087 (NL63 YHP), 6088 (NL63 YHR), 6089 (NL63 YHS) and 6090 (NL63 YHT). 

Go North East flipped the switch on Friday 27 November, with the entry into service of its new electric buses (fleet numbers 8801 – 8809) on “Voltra” services 53/54. The company was unable to hold a public event to help promote the new buses as they had intended, so produced a video of a smaller-scale launch instead. This can be viewed on YouTube (https://youtu.be/yg6_Yqy_D18). 


22 November 2020

Repaints last week included Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5438 (NK16 BWZ), Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8313 (NK10 GOC) and Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite 8346 (NL63 XBR) into the 2019 fleet livery; Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6333 (X21 GNE), which has been treated to a partial (back end) repaint, into the light green variant of the “X-lines” livery, for services X45/X46/X47; as well as Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5387 (NL63 YAV) and 5388 (NL63 YAW) into the new “Quaycity” livery. 

The 6-cylinder Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3, 6377 (NK70 BYV), has transferred from Riverside Depot to Chester-le-Street, for a trial period in use on “X-lines” service X21. 

Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6333 (X21 GNE) has now returned to service at Consett following repaint. The cherished registration mark is intended to be re-allocated to Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 6334 (BF63 HDC) in due course in order to hide its age (being the oldest Volvo B5TL allocated to service X21). 

Following the completion of the repaints on the “Saltwell Park” branded Wright Streetlites, Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8294 (NK09 FUP) has transferred from Riverside to Chester-le-Street. As such, Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5263 (NK56 KJY) has transferred from Chester-le-Street Depot to Washington, in turn displacing Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3943 (NK05 GZR) to Deptford, where it will provide cover whilst Deptford’s “Fab Fifty Six” branded Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s undergo repaint and refurbishment. 

Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8313 (NK10 GOC) has now returned to service at Riverside, with similar 8317 (NK10 GOP) taken out of service in lieu. 

The final new vehicles to be procured this year have now been delivered. These are in the two-tone orange variant of the “X-lines” livery, for use on services X84/X85. These feature cycle racks like the batch earlier this year which are used on services X70/X71 between Newcastle and Consett, but additionally feature new “business tables” on the upper saloon (which pull out from the main table for laptops and tablets) as well as two wheelchair bays, improving accessibility. Fleet details for these vehicles are: 

  • 6352 (YX70 OKM) 
  • 6353 (YX70 OKN) 
  • 6354 (YX70 OKO) 
  • 6355 (YX70 OKP) 


15 November 2020

Repaints last week included Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8312 (NK10 GOA) and Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite 8342 (NL63 XBM), 8343 (NL63 XBN) and 8344 (NL63 XBO) into the 2019 fleet livery; as well as Optare Versa V1170/Optare 5385 (NL63 YAO) and 5386 (NL63 YAU) into the new “Quaycity” livery. 

The 6-cylinder Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3, 6377 (NK70 BYV), has transferred from Washington Depot to Riverside, to be used on services X9/X10 for a trial period. 

To permit a better spread of the spare coaches, 7126 (BX16 CKJ) has transferred to Riverside and 7127 (BX16 CKK) has transferred to Deptford. 

Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8312 (NK10 GOA) has now returned to service at Riverside, with similar 8316 (NK10 GOJ) taken out of service in lieu. 

The remaining balance of Yutong ZK6118BEVG/Yutong E10 vehicles have been delivered. These are: 

  • 8801 (ND70 AFA) 
  • 8802 (ND70 AET) 
  • 8803 (ND70 AEU) 
  • 8804 (ND70 AEV) 
  • 8805 (ND70 AEW) 
  • 8807 (ND70 AEY) 
  • 8809 (ND70 AFK) 

8809 (ND70 AFK) carries a red variant of the “Voltra” livery, with the intention of this example being a shared spare bus for “Voltra” services 53/54 and “Quaycity” service Q3, following earlier trials of electric buses on the latter route. 

8806 (YD70 CFU) and 8808 (YD70 CFX) have now both surrendered the registration plates they were originally delivered on, and have been re-registered as ND70 AEX and ND70 AEZ respectively.  


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