LAST UPDATED: 4 January 2016

SCANIA K270UB

28001-17

YN63BX-

 

28001-17 are Scania K270UB on an ADL Enviro300 body. These vehicles were delivered from new to Sunderland in February 2014 as the first gas buses for the depot, and indeed the company. Given their unique nature, the vehicles were painted in a special livery, in various shades of blue and adorned with hot air balloon graphics and promotional wording highlighting the cleaner, quieter ride offered by the gas bus. The buses also feature distinctive pods on the roof, which hold the gas tanks. They are otherwise similar to other Enviro300 bodied vehicles, with orange scrolling sentence case destination displays and standard corporate interiors.

Pictured on Vine Place, Sunderland operating Service 3 towards Farringdon is Scania K270UB 28013, illustrating the bespoke livery applied to the batch.

Photo © Stagecoach North East Bus Depot 2015

The registrations of the batch are as follows:

 

28001 YN63BXO
28002 YN63BXP
28003 YN63BXW
28004 YN63BXY
28005 YN63BXV
28006 YN63BXX
28007 YN63BXJ
28008 YN63BXF
28009 YN63BXG
28010 YN63BXK
28011 YN63BXS
28012 YN63BXH
28013 YN63BXL
28014 YN63BXM
28015 YN63BXR
28016 YN63BXE
28017 YN63BXU

The vehicles seat 43 passengers and offer passengers free wifi. All 17 vehicles entered service, on routes 16 & 20, on 27 February 2014, having been unveiled a couple of weeks earlier at a special open day held at the Wheatsheaf depot. The first of the batch having arrived in December 2013, the vehicles were stored mostly at the Wheatsheaf but some (28005/12-17) at Walkergate, for several weeks until the purpose built gas filling station at the Wheatsheaf depot was complete.

Upon entering service, the batch replaced many of the DDA non-compliant MAN 18.220 A69s at Sunderland, comprising 22172, 22727/29/32/36 (to Disposal), 22734 to South Shields, 22735 to Walkergate (replacing B10LE 21153), 22467/86/87/88/89, 22731/33 to Teesside (replacing 22174/93/95/99, 22201/06) and 22495, 22728/30 (to Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire) 22467/86/87.

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

 

 

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