Information posted on May 2nd 2018 at 10:25
With our usual thanks to Ross Newman at Ensign Bus we are able to detail activity at the dealership during April 2018.
From Stagecoach SE: Scania/Caetano FJ08KOE.
From RATP Yellow Buses: Volvo B7TL’s Y411/413CFX, HU02HFA/HFE/HFD; Dart SN55DVM
From RATP London: Scania YN55NKU/NKR/NLG/NLM; Tridents SN53EUO/EUL/EUP/EUM/EUJ, LG02FAJ/FBN
From Abellio London: Volvo B7TL’s BX55XMC/XNL/XNP
From First South West: Volvo B12M’s AO02RBZ/RCU; Scania YV03UBA/UBC; Javelin N765PAE; Mercedes YN53VBT/VBU/VBV, EY54BPX
From Go-Ahead London: E200 LX07BYJ/BYR/BYS; Darts BT04BUS, LX06FAJ/FAO/FAU/FBA; PO56JEU
From Go-Ahead South Coast: Darts SN03EBP, SN03ECA.
From Nottingham City Transport: Scanias YN07EYO/EYP/EYR/EYT/EYU/EYW/EYX/EYY
Enviro 200’s YX12ARZ/AXU: RATP Yellow Buses.
Scania’s YV03RBX/YN53RYH/YN53RYM/RYR: Renown Coaches, Bexhill
Volvo B7TL LJ53BBZ, Trident SN53EUL: YMS Travel, Canterbury
Volvo B7TL Y417CFX: Red Kite, Tilsworth, Beds
Darts SN55DVK/DVL/HTF: South Wales Transport, Swansea
Dart SN55HTD: Hulleys of Baslow
Scania FJ08KOE: Meritrule, Kingswood, Surrey
Volvo B7TL’s BX55XMD/XMM: Als Coaches, Birkenhead
Volvo B7TL BX55XMA: A1 Minibus and Coach Services, Fife
Volvo B9TL’s LX60DXC/DXH: London City Tours
Enviro 200 LJ56VST: Select Bus and Coach, Skewen
Volvo B7TL PJ02RDZ: Red RM, Brentford
Darts SN03EBP/ECA; Trident X336NNO: Galleon Travel, Roydon, Essex
Dart LX06FAJ: Avondale Coaches, Glasgow
Scania YV03UBC; Mercedes 814 YN53VBV: Coastal Liner, Wolverhampton
Dart LX06FAO: Mullaneys, Watford
Tridents LX03OSG/OSR: Aintree Coaches
Scania YN54AJU: Grayscroft Coaches, Mablesthorpe, Lincs
Dart PO56JEU: Nu-Venture, Maidstone
Volvo B7R SV55FJO: Cymru Coaches, Swansea
Dart BT04BUS: Bear Buses, Feltham, Middx
Tridents LX03BXL/BXN: Landmark Coach Hire, Arlesey, Beds
Volvo B7TL LX05FBZ: Symphony Chauffeurs, Heathrow
The following have all gone to Shelton Motors, Ramsey, for scrap: B7TL’s LX03EXU, Y163NLK; Tridents SN53EUO/EUP/EUM, LG02FAJ/FBY; Dart AE56OUJ; Enviro 200 LX07BYR; Enviro 400 LX06EZM; Scanias YN03UWT/UWR
It looks like vehicles from the Peterborough allocation are being loaned to Long Sutton until ther Lincolnshire depot is established with its own dedicated allocation. Besides MAN/ALX300s 22329/34, Trident/ALX400s 18420/22 are also there this morning.
Not a heading we ever expected to use on Fleet Ramblings but we received this image of Grimsby-Cleethorpes Transport (GCT) Leyland Fleetline/Roe-Park Royal O45/29D, 113 (MBE 613R) yesterday. It was posed for photos in rural North East Lincolnshire having been repainted into a GCT livery that was worn by vehicles from 1987.
Stagecoach purchased GCT in November 1993 and there then saw the introduction of corporate stripes, replacing the orange and white livery.
An additional stripe still needs to be applied beneath the lower saloon windows as well as legal lettering and the front fleet number.
Weather permitting – it gets rather wet when it is raining, it is hoped the bus’ first trip out in this livery will be on 20th May to Whittlesey for the Fenland BusFest event.
A website is devoted to the history and upkeep for GCT 113 and can be found at www.GCT113.com
Information posted on May 2nd 2018 at 13:50
Surplus Volvo B10M training vehicles, 20968/82, have been transferred to Stagecoach South where they have been placed into the training fleet at Winchester.
✤Stagecoach South West
Optare Solos 47586 and 47587 have now transferred to Stagecoach South where they have entered service from Chichester depot.
✤Stagecoach North East
MAN/East Lancs 22511 has returned to service at Slatyford allowing MAN/ALX300 22050 to be transferred to the Reserve Fleet.
Despite an announcement still being awaited on the Stagecoach UK Bus order for 2018/19, the first vehicles are now being delivered with Enviro 400MMCs 10941-55 (SN18KNE/F/G/H/J/K/L/M/O/P/R/S/U/V/W) being recorded by the company as being delivered during April to Worthing depot.
Dart SLF 34418 is now in use as a training vehicle at Andover and following the transfer of Volvo B10Ms 20968/82 here from Stagecoach Manchester Volvo B10M training coaches 52657 and 52658 have both been stood down for disposal. Also now for disposal here are Dart SLF 34524, which had been considered for training bus conversion and Aldershot-allocated Optare Solo 47546.
Tridents 18077 and 18187 are now allocated to Aldershot and 18184 is at Guildford.
Locations of the Reserve Fleet vehicles are: Aldershot 18386, 34629/34; Andover 34514; Basingstoke 34519; Chichester 34690; Guildford 34518; Portsmouth 34633 and Winchester 34608.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
The vehicles recently sold -Scania/Enviro 400 15807, MAN/ALX300 22491, Dart SLF 34455 and Optare Solos 47124/72 along with 47261/64/66/67/68/70 have gone to A H Harwick (dealer).
Information posted on May 2nd 2018 at 18:10
The company is again showing Tridents 17497 and 17499 as part of its training fleet, whilst Optare Versa Hybrid 25343 has been returned to Transport for Greater Manchester from Middleton depot.
Enviro 400 19116 has transferred from Middleton to Hyde Road and Optare Solo 47623 from Middleton to Stockport - both were the only vehicles of their type at Middleton.
Enviro 300s 27825/26/27 have transferred from Middleton to Ashton allowing MAN/ALX300s 22056/90/91 to be stood down for disposal.
Transfers into the Reserve Fleet are Enviro 200s 36102/03 from Middleton and 36422/23 from Stockport along with Optare Solo SRs 47822/23 from Stockport.
Enviro 400s 19349/65/90/91/92 have transferred from Sharston to Stockport with Enviro 200s 36416-21 moving from Stockport to Sharston and 36428-30/80-83 from Stockport to Middleton.