The first Stagecoach East Midlands vehicle to be repainted in the revised InterConnect livery, with violet repalcing the gold is Scania 15508. It alkso gas a grey area on the front and has re-entered service from Gainsborough without any InterConnect branding. Damon Powell also reports that the five new Scanias for Grimsby (15175-79) which are due for immiment delivery will also carry the new style InterConnect livery.
Another new livery for Stagecoach East Midlands is a blue-based Hull Park & Ride colour scheme carried by three Enviro 300s - 27880/81/82.
16 from the batch of new Enviro 300 saloons for Stagecoach North East's Stockton depot (27157-81) will carry 'The Zone' and 'Totally Tees' branding. According to company publicity they will be used on services 36, 37 and 39. There will be four versions of the branding covering 'Comfortzone' 'Ozone' 'timezone' and 'zoneout' They wil also be fitted with WiFi.
East Yorkshire Motor Services MAN/East Lancs 246 is in the paintshop at Anlaby Road depot in Hull. Our records show that the last time this bus was repainted was June 2009.
A further Stagecoach North East MAN/Enviro 300 to lose its Route 36 branding on repaint is 24103.
There has been a change around of the Volvo Olympians operated by Stagecoach North East. 16834 and 16836 are available for service at Stockton, with the other two 16833/39 now in the Reserve Fleet at Sunderland. MAN/ALX300s 22478/82/83 and 22736 have been taken out of the Reserve Fleet and are now for Disposal whilst similar 22664 which has returned after a period On Loan to Stagecoach West Scotland is also for Disposal.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire has repainted a further Dart SLF into the green-based 'Lakes' livery - 34711.
The first Norfolk Green ex Stagecoach London Trident to have received single door conversion and repaint is reported as 17786.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has sold two Volvo Olympians - 691 and 694. Both were originally new to Stagecoach.
Norfolk Green has confirmed that it is expecting its first two ex London Tridents next weeks. Unconfirmed reports suggest they may be in use on Ryder Cup duties this week.
The former London Darts received by Stagecoach Yorkshire - 34361/63-65 - are reported to have been converted from B27D to B31F. 34363 is reported as reregistered from LV52HKP to OSK784. The reregistration of the other three with cherished marks is also due to take place.
Teesside Megarider branding has been removed from Stagecoach North East Enviro 300 24109 upon repaint.
Stagecoach West Scotland has also reported that it has re-registered a number of former Oxford Tube vehicles:
50209 OU09 FNC to X77 SCA
50210 OU09 FND to X77 SC
50211 OU09 FNE to X77 BUS
50212 OU09 FNF to X77 SCC
50213 OU09 FNG to X77 SCD
50214 OU09 FNH to X77 SCE
50215 OU09 FNJ to X77 SCF
50216 OU59 AVC to X77 SCG
50217 OU59 AVD to X77 SCH
50218 OU59 AVE to X77 SCK
50219 OU59 AUR to X77 SCJ
50220 OU59 AUO to X77 SCL
Over the next six months we intend to produce a series of Allocation Guides for those Stagecoach fleets that are not covered by our range of Fleet Handbooks. We have today uploaded the latest Guides for the Stagecoach South East and Stagecoach South West fleets.
Norfolk Green has confirmed that the additional Dennis Trident - 17571 - transferred from Stagecoach London is for spares and component recovery only and is not for service use.
Stagecoach East has confirmed orders today for 24 new vehicles. Eighteen Plaxton Elite i coaches on Volvo chassis will go to Bedford for the X5 Cambridge-Oxford service. They will alll be in service by early 2015 and will carry fleet numbvers 54301-18. A further six Scania/Enviro 400 double deck buses are also on order for use on the Cambridgeshire Busway. Numbered 15197-202 they are due for delivery in November and will be allocated to Fenstanton depot.
Stagecoach East Reserve Fleet vehicles are seeing regular service this week as a number of Enviro 400s are on Ryder Cup duties in Scotland President-bodied Trident 17693 is at Peterborough.
Stagecoach East Reserve Fleet Tridents 18417-19 have been put back into service and are allocated to Bedford, whilst former Park & Ride Dart SLF's 33181-84 have been returned to Bedford Country Council.
Stagecoach Oxfordshire has sold Dart SLFs 33463/64 and 33650/53. Similar 33652/54 remain as part of the Reserve Fleet and 33651 remains in service at Banbury. Also in the Reserve Fleet here is MAN/Enviro 300 22770 and Solo 47239.
The Managing Director of Stagecoach Midlands has provided confrmation on the amalgamation of Operating Licences for his company. "I would confirm that all Stagecoach Midlands United Counties Omnibus Company registrations in the Eastern Traffic Area have been cancelled and have been replaced with new Midland Red (South) Ltd registrations with effect from October 12th 2014. After that date Stagecoach Midlands will run its services under two separate operating licences - Midland Red (South) Ltd in the West Midlands Traffic Area and Midland Red (South) Ltd in the Eastern Traffic Area. We have to run under two licences as we operate in two different Traffic Commissioner areas". This means that from October 12th the United Counties Omnibus Company name will dissapear from the legal address on buses. It will provide the strange sight of buses operating from Northampton, Corby and Kettering depots carrying Midland Red (South) Limited legal lettering.
Stagecoach London has shown the transfer of Trident 17571 to Norfolk Green. Confimation on the transfer is being sought.
Look out for further MAN/Enviro 300 saloons being transferred by Stagecoach West from Swindon to Gloucester.
Stagecoach South has been six ex Stagecoach London Tridents - 17425/48/49, 17549/91, 17740. They will be released after Ryder Cup duties and will be converted to single door layout and repainted before entering service with Stagecoach South. A further acquisition to the fleet and allocate to Winchester is Volvo B10M/Alexander PS 20937.
Stagecoach South East has confirmed that former Stagecoach East Volvo Olympian 16592 has been allocated to Dover, whilst 16593 is being prepared for service. Two similar vehicles from the same batch 16590/91 are with Stagecoach South and have recently been transferred to Basingstoke.
Note quire fleet ramblings, but registrations recently made to the Traffic Commissioners for services in the Northampton/Kettering area from Stagecoach Midlands have been made on the Midland Red (South) Limited licence, suggesting that the transfer of services from the United Counties Omnibus Company name is now underway. The plan is for all services operated by Stagecoach Midlands to be done on the Midland Red licence.
Stagecoach Yorkshire has re-registered Dart SLF 34363 from LV52HKP to OSK784. East Lancs-bodied Scania SLFs 15416/17 have been transferred from Ecclesfield to Barnsley, with MAN/Enviro 300s 22536/41 being transferred from Barnsley to Ecclesfield and 22539/40 from Barnsley to Rawmarsh.
Stagecoach North East's MAN/Enviro 300 24101 is the latest repaint and has lost route branding for Stockton route 36.
Deliveries of new ADL E20D/Enviro 200 saloons (37146-66) to Stagecoach Manchester for service at Stockport have been completed and the first vehicle for Stagecoach South Wales (37167) is recorded as being delivered and in use for driver type training at Caerphilly. A further 13 (37168-80) are due at Caerphilly. Deliveries will then be to Stagecoach Yorkshire (Chesterfield - 37181-86), Stagecoach East Midlands (Grimsby - 37187-209), Stagecoach East (Cambridge - 37210-15 and Peterborough - 37216-35) and then Stagecoach West (Cheltenham - 37236-46).
Stagecoach Manchester has also taken a number of ex Stagecoach London Tridents into its fleet. Those reported by the company are 17452/84/86/93/94/97/99, 17500/01/04/07/11/16/19/20/21/22/27/35/61/67/75/78, Ten are likely to remain in the Reserve Fleet, whilst the remainder are due to receive Magicbus livery but surprisingly are expected to also retain their dual door configuration.
Stagecoach South Wales has transferred five surplus Optare Solos - 47458/59, 47523/29 and 47718 - to Stagecoach West Scotland. Sold from the Stagecoach South Wales fleet to Ensign are Dart SLFs 33073, 33288, 34125/32/43/54/55 and Volvo Olympian 16149.
Delivery of the three additional Scania/Enviro 400s to Stagecoach Oxford (15994-96) is now expected to be at the end of September - they are expected to be used in Scotland on Ryder Cup shuttles first. There is also a suggestion that some of the batch due for Stagecoach East Midlands at Grimsby (15175-79) may also bee use on Ryder Cup duties.