✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Enviro 400MMC 10839 has transferred from Birklenhead to Gillmoss, whilst now allocated to Birkenhead after refurbishment are Enviro 400s 19018/61 with 19031 from Gillmoss now out of service for refurbishment. Reserve Fleet Trident 17272 and Scania/East Lancs saloons 28513/14 are all now for disposal here. Scania L94UB saloons 28544/45/46 have been sold. Dart SLFs 34813/14 have transferred from Preston to the Reserve Fleet in exchange for Enviro 200s 36804/05. Also now in the Reserve Fleet are Optare Solos 47081, 47327/28 and 47753 along with Dart DLF 34804 and MAN/Enviro 300 24174 from Gillmoss.
We understand that Optare Solos 47556-58 are now dedicated to the new North Bristol operation.
✤Stagecoach South Wales
A surprise transfer here is former Norfolk Green Optare Solo 47891 from the Stagecoach East fleet. It is in the Reserve Fleet at Blackwood being prepared for service. Vehicles sold to Abba Scrap are Optare Solos 47314 and 47634 along with Dart SLF 34512.
MAN/Enviro 300 22780 is currently out of service for repaint, being replaced at Merthyr by Optare Tempo 25118. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34490 has been allocated to Blackwood. Optare Solos 47521/22 have transferred from Blackwood to Caerphilly with 47185 moving from Caerphilly to Blackwood.
the company has confirmed that the 16 Enviro 400MMCs due later this year (10866-81) are for Peterborough and are expected to oust older Enviro 400s used on the Citi 1 service, which in turn will allow a cascade allowing the replacement of some the older Tridents in the fleet. However, the planned upgrade of the Bedford-based 99 fleet and the 99/X5 spare fleet with new Volvo B11R coaches during the 2017/18 financial year is not now due to take place.