Information posted on June 29th 2015 at 09:05
Two further surplus Dart SLFs have been sold from the Stagecoach West fleet, 33968 and 33971. There have been few fleet changes in the last month with Trident 18437 transferring from Gloucester to Stroud, Enviro 200 37238 from Cheltenham to Gloucester and similar 36384 from Stroud to Gloucester.
A further repaint into the green Lakes livery at Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is Dart SLF 34616, whilst similar 34685 is out of service with severe collision damage and has been temporarily replaced at Kendal with 34719 from Carlisle. Further surplus Enviro 200s have left this fleet with 37109-12 now with Stagecoach Midlands.
Update on June 29th 2015 at 13:45
Stagecoach East Midlands has confirmed that open top Bristol FLF 19952, was only on loan over the weekend and is due to be returned to Stagecoach East tomorrow.
At Stagecoach South Wales further Scania/Enviro 300s into service at Cwmbran are 28723/25/27/31/39 with similar 28724/37/38/40/41 now at Porth. Dart SLF 34746 is now a repaint float vehicle and has been replaced at Blackwood with Enviro 200 36842 from Porth. Also transferred from Porth is Enviro 200 37167 which is now at Carephilly. MAN/Enviro 300 22788 has transferred to Stagecoach Highlands at Inverness.
Further new Enviro 200s delivered to Stagecoach North East at South Shields are 37303-05 (SK15HDJ/L/N).
Information posted on June 17th 2015 at 14:20
The latest information from Stagecoach Oxfordshire now shows the remaining three Dart SLFs in the fleet, 33651/52/54, as now longer being in Reserve and once again awaiting disposal.
At Stagecoach East Midlands, Tridents 17681/83 are transferred from the Reserve Fleet at Skegness to the frontline fleet at Lincoln. Enviro 200 36058 has returned to service at Lincoln after repairs. Reserve Fleet Dart SPD 33833 has transferred from Worksop to Skegness. Now withdrawn and awaiting disposal are MAN/ALX300s 22122 and 22174. Following the entry into service of the two open top Volvo B9TLs at Grimsby (16962/65), open top Leyland Olympian 14667 has been placed into the Reserve Fleet. It is hoped that 14667 will represent Stagecoach East Midlands at the Peterborough Bus Rally on Sunday July 12th. Previously unreported by us is the exchange of training vehicles 52283 and 52379 with the former now at Lincoln and the latter at Grimsby. A large number of vehicles have been sold and are no longer part of the fleet here. These include:
Volvo Olympians 16143/45/68, 16455, 16807/08
MAN/ALX300 22463/64, 22659, 22702, 22803
Dart SPD 33849
Volvo B10M Coach 52642/45
Information posted on June 25th 2015 at 06:20
Stagecoach East Midlands has painted Scania/Enviro 400 15651 in Lincolnshire Flag livery. more MAN/ALX300s currently out of front line service here are 22453 and 22658 in Reserve at Lincoln and 22576 for repairs at Hull. We are receiving reports that the Stagecoach East open top Bristol FLF 19952 has transferred to this fleet on loan and is at Skegness.
Information posted on June 25th 2015 at 06:15
Stagecoach East Midlands has withdrawn accident damaged Trident 18286 which is now awaiting disposal. It has been replaced at Lincoln with 18287. Three more MAN/ALX300s are also now withdrawn for disposal, 22122 and 22468 from Lincoln and 22174 from Hull. Three Dart SPDs - 33831/34/36 - have been taken out is service at Hull and are stored at Scunthorpe.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has confirmed that the new Volvo B5TL/MCV EvoSeti will be registered BP15OLH, it will carry fleet number 793. The three Volvo B9TLs, 790-92,will be registered BP15OLC/E/G. Three short 28-seat Enviro 200s are also due to join this fleet. They will be numbered 502-4 and are registered MX12CFF/G/K. They were previously with Ace Travel of Aintree. following its use in the Olympian Farewell Tour, 631 has returned to Scarborough and is parked up at the Town Centre parking area.
Stagecoach East has now registered Cowley Road,Cambridge as the legal address of the former Norfolk Green operation. It retains its previous legal title, Go West Travel Limited and is shown trading as Stagecoach in Norfolk. Stagecoach-liveried Tempo 25126 is now back in service, with 25122 now away for refurbishment along with 25130. 47900 is the latest Optare Solo to go to Full Circle for refurbishment, whilst Solo 47891 and Spectra 13987 have been to the same location for floor repairs.
Richard Smiles has confirmed that the first two New Enviro 200s for Stagecoach North East at South Shields - SK15HDG/H will carry fleet numbers 37301/02.
Stagecoach in Cumbria & North Lancashire has confirmed that the two recently-delivered corporate-liveried Optare Solos 48001/02 are B28F.
Information posted on June 20th 2015 at 07:15
All the new Optare Solos will be in service at Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire's Carlisle depot from today and the Enviro 200s being replaced were stood down from service as they returned to the depot last night.
At Stagecoach East, Optare Tempo 25126 is back from its refurbishment work at King's Lynn and our friends at Andys Bus Blog have confirmed it carries Stagecoach corporate livery.
Information posted on June 18th 2015 at 14:15
The 26 new Optare Solos for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire (47941-47966) are due to enter service next week in Carlisle. Built in Britain, the new buses feature the latest Euro 6 technology to lower exhaust emissions. They will improve Carlisle’s carbon footprint as they use less fuel than the buses they will replace.
The buses feature a unique dark blue and chrome colour scheme designed especially for Carlisle by top design house Best Impressions, with each route identified with in different colour.
60 Sky Blue Route Sandsfield Park to Carleton Clinic
61/61A Pink Route Morton West to Harraby East
62/62A Purple Route Crindledyke Farm to Morton Park
76 Orange Route St Anns Hill to Durranhill
Passengers with mobility problems are not forgotten as the new fleet have low floors and wide step free entrances. They also have just as much space for buggies and wheelchairs as the buses they replace.
Commenting on the launch Nigel Winter, Managing Director of Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire said; “Our striking new buses are dark blue but underneath they are very green. I am delighted that we are doing our bit to improve air quality in Carlisle. Look out for the displaced Enviro 200 saloons being transferred to other companies, with the first batch expected to move to Stagecoach Yorkshire next week.
We have also received some news from our friends at East Yorkshire Motor Services, who advise there will be five new double decks joining the fleet in the coming months. ADL demonstrator and previously on loan here as 134 (YX64 VOO) will be have been bought and will re-enter service here in the next few weeks. It will become fleet number 794. The Volvo B5TL MCV (registration to be confirmed) is also due in the next few weeks will be given fleet number 793. The latest news is that there are three Volvo B9TL double-deck buses on order, and these will be given fleet numbers 790, 791 and 792.
Information posted on 15th June 2015 at 13:30
Hants and Dorset Trim have confirmed that Stagecoach East (Norfolk Green) Tempo 25122 is currently on site and is in the final stages of refurbishment.
Information posted on June 12th 2015 at 11:50
Stagecoach Midlands Trident 18127 at Northampton has now received an all over advert for furniture store Homesense.
MAN/ALX300 driver trainer 22272 has returned to Stagecoach East Midlands at Grimsby after a period on loan to Stagecoach Yorkshire.
At least eight former Stagecoach South Wales ADL Enviro 300s are now reported with Stagecoach East Midlands. 27190-92/94 at Lincoln and 27195/99, 27200/05 at Hull.
Information posted June 11th 2015 at 17:15
East Yorkshire Motor Services have sold Volvo Olympian 614 and report that recent repaints have been 662 and 731 with 734 and 743 now in the paint shop, with one of them receiving a non-standard livery.
Three more displaced Stagecoach London Tridents have been transferred to Stagecoach East Midlands - 17559/72/74, all are for component recovery and 17572 is reported to be at Grimsby. At least two of the ex Stagecoach South Wales Enviro 300s, 27190 and 27191 are in service at Lincoln.
Volvo B10M driver training coach 52381 with Stagecoach West has now been re-registered back to P181PRH, with cherished plate IUI3463 being returned to Stagecoach East Midlands.
We have received several reports that the planned transfer by Stagecoach East of Tridents 18348/49 from Cambridge to Peterborough has still not taken place.
Information posted June 9th 2015 at 07:30
A Wright StreetDeck bus has arrived with East Yorkshire Motor Services on loan for three weeks. It has been given fleet number 135 (SL15ZGP).
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire MAN/ALX300 22141 is now being painted in training livery. We believe it will be allocated to Carlisle. A further MAN/ALX300 is expected to be converted to a training bus here. Volvo B10M 52626 was destroyed by fire at the weekend and has temporarily been replaced at West Cumbria by Volvo B10M/Alexander PS 20219.
We have now received confirmation that Stagecoach West driver trainer Volvo B10M 52446 now has now reverted to its original registration of R456FCE, allowing the cherished plate 647DYE to be returned Stagecoach East Midlands where it will be reused on one of the Rail Replacement fleet coaches. We have also received reports that Reserve Fleet Volvo Olympians at Stroud 16496 and 16759 have been seeing use on schools services.
We have also been advised that former Cheltenham District Mercedes Benz 709D N730RDD has moved from Cotswold Green to Chepstow Classic.