LAST UPDATED: 24 April 2016


27238-27254 SN65O--


Photograhphed on Stockton High Street operating Service 36 to Middlesbrough, 27239 SN65OBZ is one of the three unbranded examples, carrying Stagecoach corporate livery.Photo © Stagecoach North East Bus Depot 2016

This batch of 17 vehicles was delivered new to Stagecoach on Teesside in September 2015. The majority of the batch entered service the same month, with 27243/53 the only two to be delayed in entering service until the following month. They are built on a fully integrated chassis and body design; the same as the earlier 64-plate examples also at Teesside (see SN64O-- batch).

The registrations of the batch are as follows:
27238 SN65OBY
27239 SN65OBZ
27240 SN65OCA
27241 SN65OCB
27242 SN65OCC
27243 SN65OCD
27244 SN65OCE
27245 SN65OCF
27246 SN65OCG
27247 SN65OCH
27248 SN65OCJ
27249 SN65OCK
27250 SN65OCL
27251 SN65OCM
27252 SN65OCO
27253 SN65OCP
27254 SN65OCR


The vehicles carry 41 passengers seated with up to 29 standees and were delivered to current Stagecoach corporate specifications, with blue interior and individual seating with the blue Stagecoach moquette. The batch also offer free passenger wifi.

The batch were purchased for use on Stockton-based services 52, 58, 61 & 61, faciliatating the replacement of several MAN 18.220 A69s. The batch ultimately replaced 22011-14 (which moved to Newcastle) and non-DDA compliant 22196-98, 22202/04/06/10/11, 22466/69/71/75, 22671/74 which were withdrawn to Reserve/For Disposal.

27238-40 were delivered in Stagecoach corporate livery while 27241/42/44-52 received Dotty branding for services 52/58/59/61. 27243/53/54 were delivered in Stagecoach corporate livery, and received Dotty branding in-house, prior to entering service. The Dotty branding is much the same as that carried by the newest batch of South Shields Enviro200s (see SK15/SN65--- batch) and despite services 52/58 interworking with service 35 makes no reference to the latter.

Illustrating the Dotty branding applied to the majority of the batch, 27242 SN65OCC (left) shows the front and nearside appearance while 27254 SN64OCR (right shows the rear and offside appearance.
Photos © Stagecoach North East Bus Depot 2016

These vehicles are currently operated in the North East by Teesside.




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