Information uploaded on September 22nd 2016 at 10:30
The new Optare Solos for Coasthopper services (48031-36) are due to enter service on October 3rd. 48032 was used for a photoshoot at Holkham Hall and between Cromer and Hunstanton yesterday.
A surprise departure from the fleet is former Cavalier Dart SLF 33305, which carries a Stagecoach Smart Card advert. It is now with Stagecoach South East and we understand it is allocated to Thanet.
Repaints here are 47906/09 into corporate livery from Coasthopper livery, whilst Dart SLF 34701 has lost its Stagecoach Norfolk Green and is now in corporate livery.
Stagecoach North East…
A second former Stagecoach Manchester Trident to be despatched to Gardiners of Spennymoor for part open top conversion is 17239.
East Yorkshire Motor Services…
Volvo B8RLE is operating with Morebus of Bournemouth whilst on loan to Go SouthCoast. Previously unreported by us is the transfer of 704 from Hull to Bridlington.
Information updated on September 22nd 2016 at 15:20
Stagecoach South East…
The Reserve Fleet has been rationalised here with eleven vehicles put up for disposal: Tridents 17176, 17660/65/67/68/69; Dart SLF 33099; MAN/ALX300 22009, 22945/46 and Volvo B10M coach 52231. Further Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 45 minibuses to be delivered here are 44004/06/10/12/13/15/16/19 which are stored at Eastbourne pending a re-vamp of the Ashford Town services. In a surprise move, Mercedes 709D 40933, one of the original specification Stagecoach minibuses, has been transferred to the Heritage Fleet. Dart SLF 35256 which had been used at a repaint float vehicle has been allocated to Dover whilst other changes reported are Scania/Enviro 400 15443 Herne Bay to Folkestone in exchange for 15480; Trident 17587 from the Reserve Fleet to Herne Bay in exchange for 17656, 17632 from the Reserve Fleet to Hastings and 17657 from the Reserve Fleet to Dover. More Dart SLFs are expected here shortly from other fleets. Stagecoach Midlands…
The entry into service of Enviro 400s cascaded from Stagecoach Manchester has seen the last Volvo Olympians withdrawn and also several early Tridents are now for disposal. Sold to Ensign Bus are Volvo Olympians 16459 along with 16694/96/98/99, whilst 16460 and 16695 from Stratford are now awaiting disposal. In a surprise move Trident 18147 has been transferred back to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. Enviro 19083/84 at Corby has seen Tridents 17212 and 17697 withdrawn, 19080/82 at Stratford have replaced the Volvo Olympians, 19089 at Northampton has ousted 17695 for disposal and 19087 at Kettering has allowed 17060 to be withdrawn. Trident 18149 is now allocated to Northampton. MAN/Enviro 200 39700 is back in service at Northampton, whilst 39694/95 are at Nuneaton and will be joined by 39698 following repaint.
Trident 17613 is now allocated to Kettering with Dart SLF 34772 transferred from Kettering to Stratford. Optare Solos 47070-74 have been withdrawn from service at Nuneaton and replaced for former Gold-specification Solos 47510/12 and 47651/52/54. Three of the four Dart SLFs at Nuneaton have been removed from the allocation with 34594 and 34627 in the Reserve Fleet and 34595 for disposal. Also for disposal is Dart SLF 34491 and Optare Solos 47046/69 and 47409. Megabus Europe Volvo B11R 55021 is currently out of service for accident repairs. A further MAN/ALX300 for conversion to a training vehicle here is 22375.
Scania/Enviro 400s 15687/88 were not transferred from Chesterfield to Ecclesfield with 15693/94 moving in their place. Optare Solos 47282/89/91 have been sold to Ensign Bus, whilst Tridents 17562/69 and 17790 from Ecclesfield along with Optare Solo 47296 from Barnsley are now awaiting disposal. MAN/ALX300 22083 remains in the Reserve Fleet and operational from Ecclesfield.
A large number of fleet changes have taken place in the last month, which will be reflected in the Allocation Supplement which will be put online next week, with the main changes summarised here Middleton has gained Enviro 400s 19100/01/11 along with Versa Hybrids 25317/25/26 and Enviro 200s 36111/13, but has lost Enviro 400s 19326/42 to Hyde Road and MAN/ALX300 22324 and Optare Solo 47768 to the Reserve Fleet. School bus 29824 has transferred from Middleton to Ashton being replaced with 29829 from Sharston. Enviro 19098 from Ashton is awaiting cascade out of the fleet. Hyde Road Tridents 17520/21/33/35 are also for cascade being replaced by 18145/46/48. Ousted from Hyde Road are 19328/31/32/33/34/53/54 with additions being 19221/22/36/42 and former Stagecoach Oxfordshire Hybrid Enviro 400s 12015/16/21/23/25/26. Gone from Sharston are Tridents 17202 for disposal, 17484, 17500 for cascade and 17699 along with 18110/11 to the Reserve Fleet, whilst now allocated here are Enviro 400s 19331/32/33/34. Versa Hybrid joins the Sharston fleet but school buses 29828/29 have departed to Wigan and Middleton. Optare Solos leaving Ashton are 47559 to Stockport and 47619/20 into the Reserve Fleet. Also in Reserve are MAN/ALX300 - 22392 from Hyde Road; 22324 from Middleton and 22092 from Stockport. Versa Hybrid 25316 is at Sharston. Enviro 400 19328 is now at Stockport Tridents sold to PVS Barnsley are 17273/83, 17325 and 17642. It is understood that 17507/16/19 have transferred out of this fleet.