Stagecoach South West
Volvo B11R 54211 has now received Falcon branding on its all white livery and has entered service here. It is allocated to Plymouth.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
No sooner had Enviro 400MMC 11158 arrived at Carlisle and had route 685 ‘CrossPennine’ branding applied than it emerged that it was to return to an IT development role. has already been moved south to Stagecoach Manchester's Stockport depot, where it also spent much of last year in the same role!
Go North East
Repaints last week included Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6129 into the 2019 fleet livery, which has also transferred from Saltmeadows to Riverside, in exchange for similar 3996.
Similarly, Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6165 is now in service at Chester-le-Street following repaint, displacing dual-door Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 6910 to Riverside. In turn, 6136 (has transferred from Riverside to Saltmeadows, allowing 6166 to be taken out of service from Saltmeadows for paint preparation and re-trim.
Former East Yorkshire Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 796, now numbered 6334 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).
Scania K340EB/Caetano Levante 7099 has been withdrawn from service at Hexham and sold to Cochranes Coaches, Peterlee. Other vehicles sold include; Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Vyking 3974, Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4989 and Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5229, all for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.
The final former Metrobus Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity, 566, brought up to the North East for spares recovery, has also been sold to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade, for scrap.