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North East Bus and Coach Show
North East Bus and Coach Show
At the intu Metrocentre Coach Park

Please note the change of date due to another event taking place at the intu Metrocentre.

This event which will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands and a free bus & coach service around the local area and to the Tanfield railway.

Service 1 Metrocentre - Newcastle - Metrocentre

Metrocentre Coach Park - Dep 1030 1130 1230 1330 1430 1530 1630
Newcastle Business Park
opp Dunston Staithes
1040 1140 1240 1340 1440 1540 1640
Metrocentre Coach Park - Arr 1050 1150 1250 1350 1450 1550 1650

Service 2 Metrocentre - Tanfield Railway - Metrocentre

Metrocentre Coach Park - Dep 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600
Tanfield Railway Terminus - Arr 1120 1220 1320 1420 1520 1620
Tanfield Railway Terminus - Dep 1130 1230 1330 1430 1530 1645
Metrocentre Coach Park - Arr 1150 1250 1350 1450 1550 1705

Tanfield Railway Timetable

To travel to the event by public transport catch any bus or rail service serving the intu Metrocentre and walk over the footbridge to the intu Metrocentre Coach Park.

For additional information on the location of the intu Metrocentre Coach Park, click here

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Monday 4th May 2015
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
GSR 244GSR 2441943Commer Q4 Scottish Aviation C29F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) Wartime Commer Q4 Chassis with early post war Scottish Aviation 29 seat coach body This vehicle spent over 40 years in Ted Heslop's scrapyard in Acomb, before being rescued in 2010. All of the restoration has been done by Derek himself, and is still ongoing.
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
382 VPU1961Ford Consul Mk2Edward J Weightman Featured in the 1962 film "Jigsaw" driven by Jack Warner (Dixon of Dock Green) who takes the part of a detective inspector
EGM 176EGM 1761962Ford Zodiac Mk2Eddie Crann Restored after 45 years off road.
EUP 405BEUP 405B1964AEC Routemaster 3R2RH, Park Royal H41/31FDavid Slater New to Northern General as fleet no. 2105; one of only 50 built for use outside London; used for medium-distance services until preserved in 1980. Restored in the original livery in which it entered service.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body. 140 Group The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert. The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
ECU 201EECU 201E1967Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks bodyPhil Logie This bus was the first Leyland-engined Bristol RE to be delivered to a non-Tilling operator. It was sold by Busways in 1977 for service with a succession of further operators before reacquisition in 1988. It has been preserved since 1998.
SMK 686FSMK 686F1967AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RTed Jones New to London Transport as RML 2686, one of the last batch of RML's in service and latterly run by Arriva until the demise of RM operation in London. The bus was refurbished some years ago and was fitted with a Cummins engine, bought by Cooper of Annitsford, Northumberland, and acquired from them by present owner in 2005 after driving it up from London. On going restoration to its 1968 looks.
NDL 769GNDL 769G1969Bristol LHS6L with Marshall single-deck bus body. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society First registered in 1969 by Southern Vectis. It was last in service with United in 1984. The vehicle was restored to 'Newtonian' livery in 1998 as part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the new town of Newton Aycliffe. Purchased by the society because of its association with the Newtonian service between 1981 and 1984. It was the precursor of the Roadranger services. The vehicle was returned to its original United livery by the Society when acquired in 1984. The bus is unusual because of its body design by Marshalls of Cambridge who are a well known for specialist vehicles and aircraft conversions. Regular drivers of LH vehicles compliment the condition of the vehicle. The type was noted for its heavy steering, manual gear change and a 'bouncy' suspension.
JGH 601 K1972Austin FX4 London TaxiAlan Griffiths Early Austin FX4 London type Taxi powered by the B.M.C. 2.2 Diesel engine. Owned since 1990 about to undergo a full body & chassis restoration.
PFT 117L1972ERF HCB/Angus Water Tender/Major Pump AppliancePaul Pearson
CHH 210TCHH 210T1979Leyland National Series 'B' Mk 1 Workington Transport Heritage Trust In Cumberland N.B.C Livery
JKH 194VJKH 194V1979Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53FTony Hull Plaxton Supreme IV bodywork, ex National Express (East Yorkshire). It then went to Cherry Coaches of Hull, before returning to East Yorkshire Motor Services, it spent some it's later years with Lee's of Durham, Classic of Annfield Plain, and Scarlet Band Coaches all in the Durham area, before being preserved by the present owner Mr Tony Hull.
APT 808W1980Bristol VRT ECW H43/31FChris Isaacs Restored to United livery
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body. Treble One Group (M Mackenzie) New to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1981; it passed to Busways in 1986. It worked first at City Busways from Byker then most of its time at Slatyford on Fastline services. It had brief spells on Magicbus and at Sunderland and ended up at Stagecoach Transit from where it was bought by the Treble-one Group in 2004. It is restored in Newcastle Busways livery.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 3 speed gearbox Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith) New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981. FTN 710W is one of only 5 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life and spent most of her life there running the 194/294. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006. In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008. After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group. She made her first NNRG outing at the 2013 Metrocenter event and has been on the road ever since apart from during the COVID pandemic. This year 4710 took part in the National 50 event at Whitehaven by the kind invitation from our Friends, The Workington Transport Hertitage Trust.
A216 BJRA216 BJR1983Leyland Tiger TRC TL11/3RH Duple Laser 2 C57FIan Plumley New to Bissett(Primrose Coaches)of Ryton upon Tyne in 1983 as the company silver jubilee vehicle. Later operated by Tyne Valley Motor Services, Hexham. Extensively restored during 2013 and re entered service as an active PSV with Primrose of Hexham.
UTN 501YUTN 501Y1983MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31FLee Garrett New on the 12th June 1983, as the first Mark 2 Metrobus to be delivered to Northern and also the National Bus Company. Delivered in NBC poppy red, this vehicle was one of only 12 Metrobuses painted in this livery from new. 3501's first depot allocation was Chester le Street, and moved to Murton Depot after a year at it's previous depot, remained here until Murton closed. 3501 was withdrawn in 2000, and after restored won the best 1980's double decker award at Showbus Rally in Duxford in 2009. The bus is powered by Gardner engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox. The vehicle is fully restored in "as new" condition. The bus was withdrawn fifteen years ago and has been in preservation with its current owner ever since.
F805 FAOF805 FAO1988Leyland Olympian/Alexander new to Carlisle Carlisle Bus Group (Lee Paul Wardle) This bus was new in September 1988 to Stagecoach Cumberland. It was the third bus that Stagecoach bought for Carlisle and one of the first of its type in the country. Upon arrival, the double-decker bus was given the fleet number of 1005 and carried the iconic Stagecoach 'Stripes' livery. 1005 was part of a batch of nine vehicles of the same type which started life at Stagecoach Cumberland's Carlisle depot, where they were mainly purchased for use on the city network of services. In early May 2010, the vehicle was painted into a heritage cms Cumberland livery, in time for the annual Stagecoach North West Open Day which took place at Carlisle depot. Sadly on 20th September 2012 it received minor accident damage while in service with Kendal depot, and with the return of Olympic-loaned vehicles, it resulted in its final withdrawal from service. The vehicle was subsequently transferred up to Carlisle depot for storage, ironically where it all started twenty-four years previously. The Olympian sat at Carlisle pending disposal from the group. Throughout September, October and November the newly formed Carlisle Bus group negotiated with Stagecoach to purchase 1005, and finally in December got the green light and received the paperwork which passed the ownership of 1005 to Carlisle Bus for onward preservation. It has since received full restoration.
G141 NPTG141 NPT1989Leyland Leopard Duple C53FT Ian Plumley Leyland Tiger / Duple 340. Fitted with Cummins L10 engine and ZF Auto transmission. Last ever Leyland from a long line taken new by the Primrose company of Ryton on Tyne. Still in active service with Primrose based at Hexham in the Tyne Valley.
K719 ASCK719 ASC1992Alexander bodied Leyland Olympian Dolly The Decker Fan Club (Ian Skillcorn) Ex Stagecoach and Scarlet Band.
K723 PNLK723 PNL1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Trevor Hines This vehicle was the first of a batch of six new buses 1723 - 1728 (K723 PNL - K728 PNL) delivered to Sunderland Busways in 1993. It was named 'CITY OF SUNDERLAND' to commemorate the granting of City Status in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
CUI 201993DAF MB230 Vanhool Alizee A-Line Coaches Ex K551 RJX new to Welsh's, Upton, West Yorkshire
P545 PNEP545 PNE1997Mercedes 814D Vario with a Plaxton Beaver 2 body Workington Transport Heritage Trust In Osprey Bus/Stagecoach livery
S833 OFTS833 OFT1998Volvo Olympian Palatine II County Durham Bus Preservation Group 3833 was acquired from Go North East in November last year. The members of the County Durham Bus Preservation Group felt this vehicle should be secured for preservation, as it was the last step entrance vehicle bought new by Go North East. The bus appears in its "acquired" state, but will be eventually restored into Go Coastline livery as it was when brand new.
KUI 6575KUI 65751999Optare Excel A-Line Coaches Original registration V79 JKG new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre
KX05 HVE2005Neoplan Skyliner, 91 seat executive double deck coachJohn Atkin
YJ09 CTUYJ09 CTU2009Temsa Safari HD Stainless. Exec Bells Coaches (Jonathon Cox)
YJ10 DMXYJ10 DMX2010Temsa Safari HD 57 seat Bells Coaches (Jonathon Cox)
SN15 LJJSN15 LJJ2015ADL Enviro 300 Perryman Buses Ltd (Roddy Perryman) Fleet No 025