LAST UPDATED: 11 October 2015

ALEXANDER DENNIS ENVIRO200

36960-36980 SN63V--

 

This batch of 21 integral Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Darts were delivered new to Sunderland in October 2013. Like the earlier examples, these vehicles feature Stagecoach corporate standard blue interior and individual seats. All of the batch entered service wearing Stagecoach in Sunderland corporate livery, and had scrolling orange Sentence Case destination displays.

The registrations of the batch are as follows:

Representing the batch and SUNderland bus branding is 36973, SN63VVH, seen operating service 11 to Pennywell.

Photo © Stagecoach North East Bus Depot 2015

 

36960 SN63VUT
36961 SN63VUU
36962 SN63VUV
36963 SN63VUW
36964 SN63VUX
36965 SN63VUY
36966 SN63VVA
36967 SN63VVB
36968 SN63VVC
36969 SN63VVD
36970 SN63VVE
36971 SN63VVF
36972 SN63VVG
36973 SN63VVH
36974 SN63VVJ
36975 SN63VVK
36976 SN63VVL
36977 SN63VVM
36978 SN63VVO
36979 SN63VVP
36980 SN63VVR

The vehicles were purchased for use on Services 10, 11 and 23 and were delivered complete with here comes the SUNderland bus branding.

The first ten examples, 36960-69, entered service on 19 October 2013. 36970 followed on 21 October, 36971/72 on 23 Ocotber, 36973-75 on 25 October, 36976/77 on 28 October, 36978 on 29 October, 36979 on 30 October and 36980 on 31 October. These vehicles replaced aging Dart SLFs, comprising 33101 (for disposal), 34608 (to Hartlepool), 34609-14 (to Walkergate), 34615, 35159-63/72/73/87-89 (to Slatyford) and 35190 (to South Shields).

Each of the vehicles additionally carries intricate rear adverts highlighting the investment made by Stagecoach:

something new under the SUNderland bus - 36961, 36965, 36966, 36967, 36974

find your place in the SUNderland bus - 36960, 36962, 36975, 36976, 36977

rise and shine on the SUNderland bus - 36963, 36964, 36968, 36970, 36980

it's bags of fun in the SUNderland bus - 36969, 36971, 36972, 36973, 36978, 36979


Illustrating the rear branding applied to the batch, 36974 carries the 'something new under the SUNderland bus' variant of the branding.

Photo © Stagecoach North East Bus Depot 2015



These vehicles have to date retained their initial allocation to Sunderland.

 

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