Go North East
Buses repainted last week included Optare Solo SR M925/Optare 677 (NK16 BXV) into a new four-colour base livery for the “X-lines” X6/X7 and X20 services. Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 691 (YJ13 HNW) has been repainted into a new two-tone blue base livery; the brand name for the revitalised North Tyneside network has been revealed as “Little Coasters”. Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5258 (NK56 KJN) has been repainted into the 2019 fleet livery - the first of this type to be repainted into the new fleet livery.
In line with service changes and the introduction of new brand identities, there were a large number of vehicle re-allocations which took place on Sunday 19 May, the significance of which has been likened to the South Shields and Bishop Auckland depot closures in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
These are summarised as follows: