Unknown local spottings / Unknown operator questions

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(06 Feb 2020, 8:47 am)EL1TE Wrote: Anyone got an idea as to who owns Optare Excel Y249 DRC? Spotted it moving along Sunderland Road just a few mins ago..
It was with PCL Travel for a little bit but unsure if it still is or not: https://flic.kr/p/Ww5jh4
(06 Feb 2020, 9:10 am)Jimmi Wrote: It was with PCL Travel for a little bit but unsure if it still is or not: https://flic.kr/p/Ww5jh4
Didn’t look to be in plain white so I wouldn’t think it’s still with them. It was still a bit dark when I seen it so I can’t be sure what colours it actually was in.
(06 Feb 2020, 10:14 am)EL1TE Wrote: Didn’t look to be in plain white so I wouldn’t think it’s still with them. It was still a bit dark when I seen it so I can’t be sure what colours it actually was in.
Mostly black with red on top? Think PCL repainted it although wasn't seen after that point
(06 Feb 2020, 5:20 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Mostly black with red on top? Think PCL repainted it although wasn't seen after that point
Yeah it seemed like that, not sure why it was along Sunderland Road if it’s still with PCL
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Does anyone know which operator this belongs to, it was on the Asda bus in Bishop Auckland


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(19 Jun 2020, 6:18 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: [Image: b0aee10d4739a4ba5c249e684d0f0a16.jpg]
Does anyone know which operator this belongs to, it was on the Asda bus in Bishop Auckland


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Isn't that the one the Eden use for the ASDA bus? It's parked in the same place

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(19 Jun 2020, 7:55 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Isn't that the one the Eden use for the ASDA bus? It's parked in the same place

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Yes Eden still do Asda contract in Bishop.

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Have seen a Just Go Holidays coach pass through the bus gate just after 3:30pm for the past 2 days. It's a Cheltenham firm so I'm assuming 5he vehicle has been recently purchased. Enterprise group, maybe?
(15 Sep 2020, 3:47 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Have seen a Just Go Holidays coach pass through the bus gate just after 3:30pm for the past 2 days. It's a Cheltenham firm so I'm assuming 5he vehicle has been recently purchased. Enterprise group, maybe?

https://www.coachholidays.com/operators/...o-holidays no idea, but they're listed as having local drop offs/collections
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(15 Sep 2020, 3:47 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Have seen a Just Go Holidays coach pass through the bus gate just after 3:30pm for the past 2 days. It's a Cheltenham firm so I'm assuming 5he vehicle has been recently purchased. Enterprise group, maybe?
Isn't Just Go the new parent company of the revived National Holidays
(15 Sep 2020, 5:50 pm)ifm001 Wrote: Isn't Just Go the new parent company of the revived National Holidays
Yes https://www.route-one.net/business-deals...-go-owner/ 
But they have nothing planned for this year? I'm sure I saw a plain white coach around the same time, last week (waiting for notsolittlun to get home from school)
(15 Sep 2020, 11:09 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Yes https://www.route-one.net/business-deals...-go-owner/ 
But they have nothing planned for this year? I'm sure I saw a plain white coach around the same time, last week (waiting for notsolittlun to get home from school)
No they have introduced a few holidays for 2020
Another school bus mystery: deep pink decker with University of Sunderland livery, on SL9, this afternoon. Didn't get close enough to photograph it as it disappeared into whitesmocks, presumably on its way to St Leonards.
(07 Jun 2021, 3:57 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Another school bus mystery: deep pink decker with University of Sunderland livery, on SL9, this afternoon. Didn't get close enough to photograph it as it disappeared into whitesmocks, presumably on its way to St Leonards.
Think that would be ALX400 SU53 UNV which is a JH coaches vehicle.
(07 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: Think that would be ALX400 SU53 UNV which is a JH coaches vehicle.
Definitely! Thank you.

There's always a few treats for spotters on the St Leonard's routes. Never seen that one before but there's a stagecoach Sunderland bus that usually comes over - a pretty unusual sight in Durham!