Information posted on October 2nd 2015 at 13:30
Stagecoach Midlands is launching its ‘Stagecoach Gold’ Optare SRs in Leamington Spa today prior to their entry into service.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has now painted three vehicles, 768-70, in the pink/white livery with route branding for service 103:105. The company also advises that 382/83, 470/71 and 582/82 are all now allocated to Hull. 382/83 having transferred from Scarborough and the others were previously delicenced.
News reaches us from Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire that two Volvo Olympians have been given a reprieve. 16640 and 16642 will return to service following major repairs and are expected to be allocated to Morecambe.
Stagecoach Bluebird has fitted seatbelts to Trident 18449, recently received from Stagecoach West.
Stagecoach London has scrapped Trident 17892 following severe fire damage, whilst 17800 is awaiting disposal. 17583 has transferred to Stagecoach West Scotland and will be donated to charity rather than being used.
Look out for the arrival of three Dart SLFs at Stagecoach West Scotland. Regular correspondent Richard Smiles has advised that 34568/69 and 34606 are being transferred from Stagecoach North East.
Also at Stagecoach West Scotland Leyland Olympian Tri-Axles 13609/23 are reported as being sold, whilst Trident 18000 has transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland.
Information updated October 2nd 2015 at 14:15
Latest news from our friends at Ensign Bus covers activity for September 2015.
From Arriva London : DAF WLT807; Volvo B7TL LF52UOW.
From Wilts and Dorset : Tridents T742/744JPO Solo V679FEL.
From Alpha Recovery : Fleetline MRJ241W.
From Metroline : Tridents LN51KY, LR02BBN
From APH Parking : Solo’s YJ10MGG/MGO.
From Brighton and Hove : Scania’s YN08JAU, YN05GZS, YN04ANG. GX03SVK (Bridge victim for scrap)
From Howard Snaith Coaches : Enviro 200’s NK09FKR, YX60DXV.
From Go-Ahead North East : Darts NA52AWY/AWZ/AXB/AXC/AXF; Volvo B10BLE’s V533/534GDS, Tridents W806/861PNL, W177PCU. Volvo B10BLE’s R842PRG ,T813CBW
From Go-Ahead Metrobus : Scania’s YV03PZJ/RBF/PZZ/PZX, YU52XVR, YN53RXF/RXK/RXJ/RXH/RXP/RXY/RXV/RXL/RXM/RXT/RXX/RXO
From Go-Ahead South Coast : Solo’s V661DFX, V680/686FEL
From Monmouthshire CC : Javelin Y248YBM
From Landmark Coaches : Scania YN03WRP
From First Essex : Scania R147SSF.
Scania’s YN08JAU, YN05GZS, YN04ANG; Javelin Y248YBM: Bob Vale Coach Sales, Andover.
DAF YG52CEJ: Seaford and District.
Volvo B7TL LK51XGH: Borderbus, Bungay, Suffolk.
Volvo B10M’s (70 seat) P168/169/170/171KBD: Thandhi Coaches, Birmingham.
Volvo B10M (70 seat) L162JNH: Coast to Coast Travel, Ardrossan.
Trident LN51KYK: Fourways Coaches, Chelmsford.
Solo YG52DH : Landmark, Bedford.
Solo V679FEL: Galleon Travel, Frating, Essex.
DAF DB250 WLT807: UK Coachways, Bolton (Arriva to retain reg number)
Olympian M744HDL Scania’s R147SSF, RUI6683: Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
Olympian H987RKG: David Fowler, Calderwood, for preservation.
Scania YN03DFE: Beestons Coaches, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
DAF SB120 YG52CLV: Red Route Buses, Northfleet , Kent.
Volvo B10M R155SSN; Darts V216/220ERG: Barway Services, Ely, Cambs.
Trident LK03NKS: CT Plus, Leeds.
Olympian R839OVN: PCV NE, Middlesbrough.
Olympian R833OV : Stagecarriage, Middlesbrough.
Darts KX51UDE NA52AWJ: Grant Palmer, Flitwick, Beds.
Solo’s V652/653/661DFX, V680/686FEL : Geoff Ripley, Barnsley.
Trident LK03NKT: Sussex Police.
Enviro 200’s NK09FKR, YX60DXV: Faresaver, Chippenham.
Dart EK51XXC: Rambler, Hastings.
Olympian T569EGD: Tanamont Nigeria Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria.
Volvo B7TL LF52UOW: Sullivan Buses, South Mimms.
Trident T746JPO: West Kent Buses, Sevenoaks.
Tridents LHZ6354, T820RFG, T748JPO: M Travel, Castleford.
Trident T87KLD: AOT Coaches, Nottingham.
Dublin B7TL’s 01-D-10198/203/207 now LW51ZMY/ZMX/ZMZ with Heyfordian, Bicester.
Dublin B7TL 00-D-40041 now X717PFE with Swanbrook, Cheltenham.
Scania’s YV03PZJ/RBF: Rotala PLC.
Solo’s YJ61CKE/CKF/CKG: Dumfries and Galloway Council
Vehicles returned off hire
From Tower Transit: Trident: LX04FYB.
From Geldards Coaches: Tridents V364OWC, PK02RDO, T87KLD, V192/194MEV, V364OWC, T748JPO, T819/820RFG.
Volvo B7TL LG52DDA now single door, in service as 101, re-registered PIJ 601