Purchased new by
Busways Travel Services
Ex-Stagecoach, ex-Stonehouse Coaches
918 (F918JRG) was part of a fleet of 20 Scania N113CRB Alexander PSs which were new to Newcastle Busways' Slatyford depot in 1988. Busways were in fact the first UK customer for the standard-floor single-decker version of the N113.
These new single-deckers were compared to recently purchased Leyland Lynx, part of a company investment of 60 buses. At the time these buses were regarded as the first generation of Environmentally Friendly buses in the North East fleet, with quieter and cleaner engines. This trial resulted in further deliveries of Scania PS vehicles taking the total of this type to 36.
918 remained at Slatyford through the purchase of the company to Stagecoach, being renumbered as 28918. It spent time in both stripes and swoops liveries, and in 2004 had a short spell at Walkergate. 918 remained at Walkergate until September 2005 unlike 915 which went to Carlisle. The two buses were reunited in the Scottish Bluebird fleet.
By 2007 it was withdrawn from the group with sister 915 and made its way to Stonehouse Coaches for use on schools before both being purchased for preservation.