Currently on loan to Stagecoach East at Cambridge for staff familiarisation is BYD/ADL Enviro 400EV14031 (LF69UYY).
The first repaint here into the pale green livery, as carried by the Cambridge Busway Enviro 400XLBs, is Volvo B7RLE 21224, which previously carried the green-based 'Greener Smarter Travel' livery.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Volvo B10M 52414 has now left the fleet and is with the Ribble Valley Preservation Trust who intend to use it for component recovery to allow similar 52409 to be restored.
Go North East
Extracted from the Go North East website, the company has reported the following fleet information:
Repaints last week included Wright StreetDeck 6331 into the blue variant of X-lines livery for service X21.
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5230 transferred from Deptford to Riverside, as a replacement for similar 5231 which has been withdrawn but was itself withdrawn a few days later. Also withdrawn from Riverside has been 5232.
Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6084 has transferred from Riverside to Deptford, displacing recently refurbished 6099 to Percy Main.
Former East Yorkshire Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 797, now numbered 6335 within the Go North East fleet, has entered service at Riverside. It has been repainted into the “spare bus” X-lines livery and existing seats replaced with high-back Esteban Civic V3 seats trimmed in Go North East’s new moquette, with cream headrests. It should see primary allocation to services X9/X10 (Newcastle-Middlesbrough).
As a result of service changes, there have been a large number of vehicle movements this week:
Optare Solo SRs 637, 638 and 639 have transferred from Riverside to Deptford, allowing similar 718, 719 and 720 to transfer from Deptford to Riverside where they will be allocated to the new 30/31/32 services which operate from Stanley to Lanchester, East Stanley and Annfield Plain.
Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6143 has transferred from Percy Main to Chester-le-Street, displacing Vovlo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6912 from Chester-le-Street to Consett. Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President 6932 has transferred from Consett to Saltmeadows.
Dual-door Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6911 has also transferred from Riverside to Consett.
Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6146 has transferred from Chester-le-Street to Riverside, whilst Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6043 and 6044, as well as dual-door Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6910 have transferred from Riverside to Chester-le-Street. The two Volvo B9s should be allocated to “X-lines” service X21, following service changes on this route requiring more vehicles.
Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid 5419 has transferred from Consett to Chester-le-Street. Scania CN230UB/Scania OmniCity 5262 and 5263 have transferred from Chester-le-Street to Washington, displacing Mercedes Citaro 0350N/Mercedes Citaro 5486 and 5487 to Deptford, both acting as float vehicles, covering for the repaints on the similar examples still branded as “Wear Xpress”.
In order to concentrate dual-door configuration Volvo B7TLs at Saltmeadows, with provincial specification vehicles allocated to Riverside (where they are more likely to be allocated to services on the frontline core commercial network).
3967, 3970, 3971, 3973, 3975, 3977, 3983 from Riverside to Saltmeadows
6920, 6921, 6922, 6923, 6924, 6925, 6926, 6927, 6928, 6929, 6930, 6931 from Riverside to Saltmeadows
3995, 3996, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6128, 6131, 6136, 6137, 6138, 6139 from Saltmeadows to Riverside
6935, 6936, 6938, 6939, 6940, 6941 from Saltmeadows to Riverside.
Vehicles sold this week included Optare Solo M950/Optare 710, 711, 712, 713 and 714 to Scarlet Band, West Cornforth, and Scania K340EB/Caetano Levante 7096 to Weardale Motor Services.