Information posted on July 27th 2017 at 11:20
✤Stagecoach North East
Scania N280UD GAS/Enviro 400MMC Demonstrator (DD16 GAS) arrived at Sunderland depot on Monday 24th July 2017. Once driver familiarisation has been completed, it is to be allocated to Service X24. It is understood that it will be staying here until the end of August 2017 and has been given temporary fleet number 80036.
Of the MAN/ALX300s returned off loan from Stagecoach West Scotland, 22013/45/49 are now for disposal at Stockton and 22047 for disposal at Slatyford. MAN/ALX300 22073 has transferred from Slatyford to Sunderland and is now in the training fleet whilst 22673 has been sold to Alpha Recovery.
Dart SLF 35163 and Enviro 200s are now in service at Hartlepool with Dart SLF 35156 moving from Hartlepool to the Reserve Fleet. MAN/Enviro 300 22580 is now in service at Slatyford and Enviro 400 19205 has transferred from Walkergate to South Shields.
✤East Yorkshire Motor Services
The company has reported that the first four new Volvo B5TL/MCV EvoSeti vehicles have now been delivered.
Volvo B7TL/Plaxton President 592 has had its commemorative ‘Poppy’ livery updated. The bus now marks 100 years since Passchendaele, also known as the second Battle of Ypres, which took place between July and November 1917. EYMS chief executive Peter Shipp said “The bus was so well received when it first appeared to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War that each year since then we have redesigned it to mark another poignant anniversary - firstly VE Day in 1945 and last year the Battle of the Somme which took place in 1916.
“Having thought hard about what would be most appropriate for this year we chose Passchendaele which was another long battle in WW1 when again many lives were lost.
“I hope it will have some significance for the many who lost friends and relatives in that battle including those from the Hull and East Riding area.”
As before, the new livery was designed by the company’s in-house design studio and the new vinyls were applied in the EYMS main workshops at Anlaby Road in Hull. It took to the streets of Hull in its new incarnation last week and will work out of the Hull depot on local routes for the time being.