Information posted on February 6th 2017 at 10:10
Thanks to Ross Newman for details of activity at the dealership during January 2017.
From London United: Trident SN53KHR; Dart LN51DUH
From Go-Ahead London: Volvo B7TL’s LB02YXD/YXG/YXK, LF52TGN/TGV/TGX/THK, PJ52LWC/LWD/WRA/WPW, LF52ZPZ/ZRA/ZRD/ZRL/ZRV/ZPO/ZPU/ZPX/ZTN; Darts LN51DWP/DWL, AE06HCA/HCD; DAFSB120’s FJ54ZDV/ZDW/ZFA.
From Metroline: Volvo B7TL’s LK03GMF/GMV/GMX; Trident LK05GFO.
From Stagecoach South: Trident V162DFT
From Stagecoach Midlands: Solo KX06TYF
From Stagecoach East Scotland: Volvo B7R’s SP07HHR/SP56EBO.
From Go-Ahead Oxford: Tridents T103/4/5/6/9/11/16/19/20DBW.
Trident LX03OSP: AC Williams, Grantham.
Volvo B7TL LK03GMF: MP Travel, Manchester.
Volvo B7L R986SSA; Olympian R694DNH: Dearnsdale Fruit Ltd, Stafford.
Trident LK05GGJ: Carters Heritage Travel, Ipswich.
Volvo B7TLs LX53AYP/AYG: Country Bus , Heathfield, Devon.
Volvo B7TL’s LX05EZJ/FAK/FBU/FCA: Cumfy-Bus, Southport.
Solo’s YJ59GHA/GHD/GHF: Yorkshire Tiger.
Enviro 400 LJ09OKC: Larry the London Bus Ltd, Waltham Abbey.
Dart LX06EZU: Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
Trident LK03CFG: Nu-Venture, Maidstone.
Volvo B7TL PG04WHF: Flagfinders, Braintree, Essex.
Solo YK05CCV: UK Coachways, Bolton.
Dart LN51DWL: Johns School of Motoring, London N18.
DAFSB120’s FJ54ZDV/ZDW/ZFA: RJ of Wem, Conwy.
Volvo B7TL PL51LGC: Xelabus, Eastleigh, Hants.
Volvo B7TL BX04BBJ: New Horizon Travel, Colchester.
RML2611: Dualway Coaches, Dublin.
Volvo B7TL’s PG04WHK/WHH/WHE/WHD: EM Horsburgh, Livingston.
Olympian G132YWC: Fragers Ltd, Colchester.
Volvo B7TL X559EGK: Mr Jean Besin, Cambrai, France.
Tridents T103/4/5/6/9/11/16/19/20DBW, S825/26/28/29/32BWC, V162/67/68/69DFT, V618/21DJA, W671/72PTD, LK03NKE, LG02FBF, SN53KJF; Dart LN51DUH: All to MC Tractors, Ely, for scrap.
Temporary fleet additions for a 5 month Brentwood-Shenfield London Overground replacement are Volvo B7TL’s :
➨Stagecoach East Midlands
The two Volvo Olympians, 16462/63, which were moved and effectively transferred to Stagecoach North East at Stockton depot last week are for donation to two local schools by Stagecoach North East.
The company became part of Go Ahead’s Go South Coast operation from the start of service on Friday 3rd February 2017. The company continues to trade under the Thamesdown Transport Limited name and Go Ahead says the current branding will remain although in the future there may be some changes to fleet colours.
Optare Versas 403 and 407 here have had their MAN engines replaced with Cummins engines whilst TransBus Pointer-bodied Dart SLFs 101 and 102 are now withdrawn.
Information posted on February 6th 2017 at 12:05
➨Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
New Enviro 400MMCs now here are 10811-17 and 10828-36, with 10818-27 and 10837-43 outstanding. The reason for the blocks of fleet numbers is that the vehicles are being built on two separate production lines at ADL Falkirk. Of the new Enviro 400MMC vehicles delivered 10817/28/30/31 are reported at Chester with the remainder at Gillmoss. Enviro 400MMC 10542 is also reported as having transferred from Gillmoss to Chester.
Optare Solos 47326-29 from Preston, 47713 from Birkenhead and 47710 at Chester are all now in the Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet Trident 18147 is now allocated to Birkenhead with 18154 from Gillmoss taking its place in the Reserve Fleet. Enviro 300s 27776-79 have transferred from Chester to Gillmoss with 27779 in the Reserve Fleet there rather than the main operational fleet. Withdrawn from Chester for disposal are Dart SLFs 34743 and 34781 whilst Volvo B7RLEs 21260/61 have transferred from Chester and are reported by the company as now in the Reserve Fleet at Gillmoss. At Birkenhead Dart SLF 34782 is for disposal whilst Scania L94s 28544/45/46/47/48/50 are shown as now in the Reserve Fleet. Transfers to Birkenhead from Gillmoss are MAN/Enviro 300s 24138/53/54. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34783 is now awaiting disposal.
Reported disposals are Volvo Olympians 16099 and 16128 along with Dart SLF 34405 to T Wigley, whilst Dart SLFs 34403 and 34617 along with MAN/Enviro 300 22622 are all now for disposal. Olympian 16128 had last month been recorded by the company as sold for preservation so we hope clarify the disposal of this vehicle when more information becomes available. The allocation of Gold-specification MAN/Enviro 300s 22745-49/51-54 to Stroud has also seen a plan put into place to transfer Dart SLFs 34404, 34585/90, 34619, 34734/84/85/86 to the Reserve Fleet.
Information posted on February 6th 2017 at 12:15
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
Following the allocation of new vehicles recently to Withernsea, look out for route 66 branding being applied to buses 737, 796 and 796, whilst it is due to be removed from buses 335 and 337. We also understand that 392 and 394 will be equipped with WiFi using the equipment which is being removed from 735 and 753.
Information posted on February 6th 2017 at 14:48
➨Stagecoach South Wales
It has been confirmed that the Megabus training vehicle at Cwmbran is 50311.
Dart SLF 34677 has transferred from Caerphilly to Aberdare where it has replaced 34769 which is now for disposal. Dart SLF 34663 is now in the Strategic Reserve fleet from Blackwood whilst 34555, 34664 and 34749 are in the Reserve Fleet at Blackwood. 34678 has transferred from Blackwood to Merthyr. Enviro 200s 36402/04/05/06/07 have transferred from Caerphilly to Blackwood whilst 37169/70/72-80 have been reallocated from Blackwood to Caerphilly. The remaining Dart SLF on the books at Perth, 34753, has transferred to Merthyr, which also now has 34508 and 34752 from the strategic Reserve Fleet on its books. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34509 is now for disposal. With 34507 and 34511 now in the Strategic Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47361 is now for disposal. Two Merthyr-allocated vehicles are delicenced for repairs/modifications - Optare Tempo 25118 is away at Optare whilst Optare Solo 47861 is at Bulwark Engineering.
Enviro 200 10.2m 36261/62 have transferred from Romford to Catford with 8.9m Enviro 200 36583 transferring from Bromley to Catford, New vehicles here awaiting commissioning into service are Hybrid Enviro 400s 12403-09 for route 277 and Enviro 200MMCs 36622-31 for route 273.