Stagecoach North East Fleet Stagecoach North East's 12066
July 2011 Stagecoach North East Photograph by emdjt42
This vehicle has entered service at Walkergate Depot, seeing primary allocation to services 39 (Dumpling Hall - City Centre - Walker) and 40 (Chapel House - City Centre - Wallsend). It will also form part of the Sunday PVR of service 12 (Two Ball Lonnen - City Centre - Walker - Wallsend), allowing the company to maximise the amount of mileage being operated by these fuel-efficient vehicles.
June 2011 Stagecoach North East Photograph by David Walker
This vehicle, which carries a green variation of Stagecoach's corporate livery to promote more envionmentally-friendly public transport, has arrived into the Stagecoach North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service. Representing an investment of approximately £7.5m (partly funded by the Green Bus Fund), this batch of vehicles are believed to be in line to upgrade high-frequency cross-city routes 39 and 40. As well as featuring a special two-tone green variant of the Stagecoach corporate livery, this batch of vehicles also sport a modified corporate interior, based around green and yellow hues rather than the more familiar blue and orange. Powered by an electric-hybrid system which uses two power sources (the traditional diesel engine and a highly sophisticated battery system), these vehicles use approximately 30% less fuel and emit nearly a third less carbon than a standard conventional bus, providing customers with a cleaner and greener bus service which has a smoother, more comfortable ride.
September 2017 Stagecoach North East
Following completion of repaint, this vehicle has now entered service at Kendal Depot.
September 2016 Stagecoach North East
This vehicle has entered service at Slatyford Depot. Although it was originally suggested that this vehicle would be trialled on service 100 (Newcastle - Metrocentre), to compare against the Dennis Enviro 300/Alexander Enviro 300 vehicles presently allocated, it will instead be trialled on all of Slatyford's single-deck routes.
September 2016 Stagecoach North East
Having previously been listed for disposal at Slatyford Depot; this vehicle has been reinstated at Stockton Depot, following repaint.
September 2015 Stagecoach North East
This vehicle, which carries Stagecoach's corporate livery and additionally sports "connecting the dots" branding with sub-branding for services 52, 58, 59 and 61, has arrived into the Stagecoach North East fleet, and is currently undergoing preparation for service.