The East Yorkshire Enthusiasts Facebook page reports that MCV EvoSeti (10.4m) low-height bodied Volvo B5TL, 793 is currently on loan to Volvo for fuel emission trials in France. The vehicle travelled to Lyon, France on Wednesday last week following an overnight crossing.
We understand that short Enviro 200s 36378/79 on loan here from Stagecoach West have been allocated to Bromley for on the B14 service, releasing two Enviro 200MMCs to Catford.
The collection of Dart SLFs at Rugby continues to grow with a further two being transferred here from Stagecoach East. 34835 and 35105 had been stored at Stagecoach East’s Haverhill outstation.
Stagecoach East Our records now show just 14 Dart SLFs stored here - 34421/24, 34535/36/37/38, 34771, 34827/28/29/30/34/80/81.
Stagecoach East Midlands
News reaches us that two Enviro 400MMCs, 10742/43, have been transferred from Hull to Scunthorpe to assist with Social Distancing.
& North Lancashire
Dart SLF 35191 will not be returned to service at Morecambe as had been planned and in its place Optare Versa 25219 has been re-licensed and transferred from Carlisle to Morecambe.
Go North East
The company, on its' website. reports that repaints last week included Optare Solo SR M890s 642 and 646 into the 2020 Venture livery.
There have been a large number of re-allocations to cater for the start of school services. There are also many temporary re-allocations to accommodate extra duplicate services which are in operation covering the Go North East network as well as routes operated by Arriva North East and Stagecoach North East. These are:
Optare Solo SRs 653 from Peterlee to Deptford and 689 from Washington to Deptford
Volvo B7TLs 3941/42/43 from Washington to Deptford; 3962/63/64 from Riverside to Deptford; 3965 from Hexham to Deptford.
Volvo B7TL open tops 3998 Percy Main to Deptford and 3999 from Chester-le-Street to Peterlee
Scania OmniCitys 5239/40 reinstated at Riverside with 5250 moving from Chester-le-Street to Riverside; 5251/52 from Chester-le-Street to Washington; 5273/74 from Percy Main to Riverside
Mercedes Citaros 5305/06/07/08/09/10/11/12/23/24/25 move from Riverside to Deptford; 5313 from Riverside to Washington; 5314/15/16 from Riverside to Percy Main
Wright StreetLite Max 5410/11/12 move from Consett to Chester-le-Street; 5438 from Deptford to Peterlee; 5459 has returned to service at Riverside
Volvo B9TLs 6043/44 from Riverside to Hexham; 6086 from Riverside to Deptford and 6100 from Riverside to Percy Main
Scania OmniDekkas 6126/27/29 from Riverside to Chester-le-Street; 6146 from Percy Main to Chester-le-Street; 6167/68/69/71/76 from Percy Main to Washington
Wright StreetDecks 6304/05/06/07 from Chester-le-Street to Consett
Volvo B5Tls 6308/09/10/11/12/13/14 have returned to service at Chester-le-Street
Enviro 400MMC is now 6344 in service at Consett
Volvo B7TLs 6901/02/03/04 have moved from Deptford to Riverside with 6910/11 moving from Riverside to Consett and 6922/23/24/25/26/27 from Riverside to Percy Main
Scania/Caetano coach 7098 has been withdrawn from service at Riverside whilst Volvo B11Rs 7124/25/27/28/29/30/33 have been reinstated at Deptford
Optare Versas 8301/02/04 transfer from Chester-le-Street to Riverside with 8322/23/24 moving from Riverside to Chester-le-Street
Scania OmniDekkas 9065-68 (YN57FYP/F/G/H) on loan from Brighton & Hove have entered service at Riverside.
New vehicles delivered are:
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6348 (YX70 OKL), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6360 (NK20 EMV), in the light-green X-lines livery, which has also now entered service at Consett.
Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6365 (NK70 BYB) and 6375 (NK70 BYT), in the red X-lines livery.
All remaining delicensed vehicles have been relicensed, although some currently remain out of use.
Finally, we spotted the following Tweet and image from Martijn Gilbert this morning. Our team have given today their all. Everything is out, including our adopted Routemaster from the North East Bus Preservation Trust which is being expertly crewed on a 21 duplicate by Jamie and Billy from our Riverside depot team this morning.