May 20th 2019 @ 12:30: Stagecoach East Scania goes pink as Mercedes-Benz Sprinters join the fleet and new coaches for Stagecoach Yorkshire's National Express work
The repaint of former Stagecoach West Scania/Enviro 400 15641 into pink Cancer Research UK ‘Race for Life’ livery has now been completed.
Look out for three former ‘Little & Often’ Mercedes-Benz Sprinters entering service in Cambridge. They are needed for shuttle services during the closure Mill Road railway bridge, which is on the Citi 2 route. Two of the three vehicles have been identified as 44005/06 which have latterly been in use with Stagecoach South Wales.
We understand that Dart SLF 34422 may now have been stood down at Bedford prior to a return to Cambridge where it is part of the training fleet
Stagecoach East Scotland
Recent fleet changes here have seen the Rennies double deck fleet upgraded with cascaded vehicles. One Trident that has been operating from the Rennies depot for some time is 18131, which was transferred to this fleet from Stagecoach South West. It is pictured in North Queensferry below the imposing Forth Rail Bridge returning to depot after working the SC8 service from St Columba’s High School.
Stagecoach South Wales
Moving here from Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire are Optare Solo SRs 47950-53 and 47961.
Now being delivered to Chesterfield for National Express duties are Volvo B11R/Caetano Levante III 54404-11. They will replace earlier Caetano Levante-bodied examples 53731-38, with most if not all due to be cascaded to Stagecoach East Scotland.
Stagecoach North East
A further Enviro 300 to lose Stockton Zone branding here is 27178. This leaves just 27167/69/72/73/74/77 still carrying Zone branding.
Stagecoach UK Bus
The ADL autonomous Enviro 200, which had been with Stagecoach East at Cambridge was demonstrated at the UWE in Bristol last week
Now repainted into the new livery is Volvo B9TL 722 whilst Enviro 200 505 is currently in the paintshop.
Stagecoach South West
Optare Solo 47095, now in use as an Information Vehicle, has received Devon General centenary livery.