Information updated on October 20th 2015 at 11:45
Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has taken delivery of three new Scania/Enviro 400s – 15226-28 (YN65XEA/B/C) are for Preston. The Optare Solos transferred from Stagecoach Midlands (47513-17) are in the Reserve Fleet at Chester. Sold are Bluebird Schoolbuses 29887/88 whilst a transfer from Stagecoach Manchester for the training fleet at Gillmoss is Volvo B10M 20603. Also transferred from Stagecoach Manchester is Trident 17202 which has been swapped for 17176 and is at Gillmoss. Ousted from Gillmoss into the Reserve Fleet is Optare Solo 47711. Reserve Fleet Optare Solos 47742/43/44 are being prepared for transfer to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire. Other transfers are Open Top Trident 17455 from Chester into the Reserve Fleet and Tridents 18147/52 from Birkenhead to Gillmoss in exchange for 17452 and 17500.
New to Stagecoach Oxfordshire for use on service 500 from Banbury are ADL E20D/Enviro 200MMCs 37401-05. It is expected that Enviro 200s 56453 and 36763/64 will move to Oxford from Banbury whilst other displaced E200s will allow a similar number of Banbury-based Pointer-bodied Dart SLFs to move into the reserve fleet. There is also a suggestion that the four Optare Solo SRs at Banbury (47831-34) could move to Witney in exchange for older Optare Solos.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is currently fitting Volvo Olympian 16639 with seatbelts.
At Stagecoach East Midlands Tridents 17686/97 have been allocated to Worksop, from the Reserve Fleet at Hull. Their transfer enabling the last two Worksop based Volvo Olympians to be transferred away with 16066 and 16136 now in the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln.
Over at Stagecoach West a further Trident to leave the fleet in exchange for a Dart SLF is 18446 which has been swapped with Stagecoach Bluebird for 34740, which is now allocated to Gloucester. Trident 18377 never completed the journey to Stagecoach South and is back on the allocation at Gloucester with 18082 now being transferred in its place. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 346198 is now allocated to Stroud where it has ousted 33980 to the Reserve Fleet. Three Optare Solos have arrived here from Stagecoach Midlands and 47032/36/37 are in the Reserve Fleet at Cheltenham. Sold and no longer part of the fleet are Dart SLFs 33957 and 33958.