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28 January 2024

Repaints last week included open-top format Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6996 (LIG 9116) into Toon Tour livery.

The eleven ‘Elite’ branded Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max vehicles have now entered service within the Driver Training fleet at Riverside:

  • 5511      SM13 NBA
  • 5512      SM13 NBB
  • 5513      SM13 NDK
  • 5514      SM13 NDL
  • 5515      SM13 NDN
  • 5516      SM13 NDO
  • 5517      SM13 NDU
  • 5518      SM13 NDV
  • 5519      SM13 NDX
  • 5520      SM13 NDY
  • 5521      SM13 NDZ

As such; Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5210 (NK54 NVE), as well as Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5236 (NK56 KHD), 5257 (NK56 KJJ) and 5262 (NK56 KJX) have been withdrawn from service in the Driver Training fleet. Similar 5260 (NK56 KJU), which was intended to be converted to a Driver Training vehicle, has also been withdrawn from service.

ADL Dart SLF 5/ADL Enviro 200MMC 5488 (NK69 FAU) and 5491 (NK69 FBC) have returned to service at Riverside following repaint.

Dennis Trident 2/Optare Olympus 6972 (LX58 CXJ) has entered service at Riverside, allowing Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6129 (GX03 SVD) to be withdrawn from service. Similar 6126 (GX03 SUY) has been reinstated, but is still out of service currently.

Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6214 (LX59 CZC) has transferred from Consett to Washington, allowing Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6362 (NK70 BYL) to transfer to Riverside, for use on service X21.

Similar Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6219 (LX59 CZJ) has transferred from Consett to Riverside.

Service X20 has been reinstated with effect from 28 January 2024, resuming its previous route between Sunderland, Durham and Langley Park. As such, Volvo B5TL/Wright Gemini 3 6308 (NK67 ECD) has transferred from Consett to Sunderland, while 6311 (NK67 EBD), 6312 (NK67 EBF), 6313 (NK67 EBG) and 6314 (NK67 EBJ) have all transferred from Riverside to Sunderland.

As a result of the reinstatement of service X20 and resultant cancellation of service 20A during the day, Optare Versa V1110/Optare 8327 (NK11 GWY) and 8328 (NK11 HBC) have transferred to Riverside for use on services 49/49A, 57 and 96.

 

21 January 2024

Repaints last week included ADL Dart SLF 5/ADL Enviro 200MMC 5488 (NK69 FAU) into Supershuttle livery for use on service X66, and Optare Solo SR M925/Optare 727 (NK68 BZX) and Dennis Trident 2/Optare Olympus 6972 (LX58 CXJ) into 2019 fleet livery.

The Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs which carry a wrap advertisement livery to promote the Elite Training Academy recruitment campaign have been dispersed from Riverside to the depots where the drivers shown on the livery are based. As such:

  • 6155 (LJ62 KOX) has transferred from Riverside to Washington, with Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6363 (NK70 BYN) moving to Riverside in exchange.
  • 6157 (LJ62 KXZ) has transferred from Riverside to Consett, with similar 6218 (LX59 CZJ) moving to Riverside in exchange.
  • 6158 (LJ62 KYA) has transferred from Riverside to Hexham, with similar 6231 (LX60 DXT) moving to Riverside in exchange.
  • 6159 (LJ62 KYG) has transferred from Riverside to Sunderland, with similar 6159 (LJ62 KYG) moving to Riverside in exchange.

Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6163 (YN54 AOM) has transferred from Percy Main to Washington, allowing Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6185 (MX07 BRZ) to move to Consett. Paired with the transfer of Wright StreetLite DF/Wright StreetLite Max Micro-Hybrid 5410 (NK15 EOA) from Sunderland to Consett, both Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6059 (NK62 CEN) and 6061 (NK62 CJE) have been withdrawn from service.

Withdrawn in November 2022, Optare Solo M710SE/Optare 709 (WK58 EAJ) has now been reinstated, but is not yet in service.

Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6190 (MX07 BUU) has returned from Go North West following its loan period, but is not yet in service.

A further ‘DOE’ Optare Olympus bodied Dennis Trident has been acquired from Go South Coast – this being DOE24 (LX58 CXP) from Go South Coast, now numbered 6976 with Go North East.

Open-top format Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 632 (LIG 9116) has been acquired from Oxford Bus Company, and has been re-numbered 6996 within the Go North East fleet.

Demonstrator Yutong U11D 9038 (YD73 FTP) has entered service at Riverside on service 21.

 

14 January 2024

ADL Dart SLF 5/ADL Enviro 200MMC 5491 (NK69 FBC) has been repainted into Supershuttle livery, for use on service X66.

Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6211 (LX59 CYZ) has entered service at Percy Main. As such, Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6132 (YN04 GJF) has been withdrawn from service at Percy Main.

Having been long-term VOR for engine repairs, Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5451 (NK66 EVN) has now transferred from Riverside to Percy Main.

ADL Dart SLF 5/ADL Enviro 200MMC 5495 (NK69 FBG) has returned to service at Consett following repaint, allowing similar 5492 (NK69 FBD) to be taken out of service for repaint.

A Yutong U11D demonstrator vehicle has been acquired from Pelican Bus & Coach. Registered YD73 FTP, it has been numbered 9038 within the Go North East fleet, and has been allocated to Riverside for use on service 21.

Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6065 (NK62 CME) has been withdrawn from service at Consett.

Ahead of the introduction of the Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max vehicles within the training fleet, Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5202 (NK54 NUV) has been withdrawn from service.

Dennis Trident 2/Optare Olympus 6968 (LX58 CWR), 6969 (LX58 CWZ) and 6971 (LX58 CXH), which were on loan to East Yorkshire, have all now permanently transferred there. Three further examples of this type will be acquired to replace them at Go North East.