Monday, 19 March 2012

Chester-le-Street 2

We continue our look at buses travelling through the County Durham town of Chester-le-Street.

First an unusual view, above and below, of one of the MPD's in the recently revived OK livery.  The vehicle normally runs on the OK service between Coundon, Bishop Auckland and Woodhouse Close, but in this instance it will have received attention at the local Go North East depot and is being used on a local service, maybe to test the vehicle.

Volvo B10B-Wright Renown V990 ETN on 'Lime' route service 8, to Sunderland via Washington.
Behind the bus is the Market Square which still sees a thriving market on certain days of the week. 
Further in the distance is the viaduct carrying the East Coast main line.

 Passing through the town centre is V996 ETN is another 'Lime' vehicle on the 78 service
Scania L94UB Wright Solar in 'Whey Aye Five 0' livery, which runs between South Shields and  Durham
 As mentioned in the original posting, Arriva run a variety of  buses on the X2 and here we
 see one of the recent VDL Wright Pulsars NK61 CYE heading North to Gateshead and Newcastle

 An Optare SoloY293 PDN belonging to Classic Buses, travels through the town

 Volvo Olympian R255 LGH. These Olympians are to be found almost everywhere  in the North East,
covering for branded vehicles when required

 Volvo B10BLE picks up in the Market Place on service 8 deputising for a 'Lime' liveried vehicle.
The red 'Northern' livery has now become the latest generic livery for buses not allocated to a particular service

 DAF SB220GS Plaxton Prestige in yellow generic livery which is being replaced by the 'Northern' red
 The Waggonway service 28 linking Beamish Museum with various towns is operated by DAF SB220GS
Northern Counties Paladins transferred from Oxford
 Dennis Super Pointer Dart showing service 71 on the destination.
This service runs from Chester-le-Street via Fence Houses & Houghton -le-Spring to Sunderland.
 David Gambles