Information posted on September 4th 2018 at 11:35
Following the conversion of route 39 in Chesterfield from Optare Solo to Dart SLF, Solos 47319/20/21 have moved to Barnsley and 47317/18 to Ecclesfield with Dart SLFs 35233/34 transferring from Rawmarsh to Chesterfield.
The Stagecoach East Midlands Community Bus ‘Hattie’, Volvo Olympian 16314, is planned to be here during September at events in Sheffield (25th), Barnsley (26th) and Doncaster (28th).
✤Stagecoach South West
Dart SLFs 34613, 34725/29 and 34776 are all now part of the main fleet allocation at Exeter with the transfer of 34777 from Plymouth expected imminently. As a result Enviro 200 37137 has moved from Exeter to Plymouth with 37138 to follow. Also transferred from Exeter to Plymouth is Optare Solo 47093.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
There is a suggestion that displaced 180xx-series Tridents from the west of the company’s operating area could be transferred to Hull to replace older 177xx-series Tridents. More information when known.
Information posted on September 4th 2018 at 15:20
With the usual thanks to Ross Newman, details of vehicles passing through the Essex dealership during August 2018 are:
From Go-Ahead London: Volvo B9TL LX11CVL, Volvo B7TLs LF52ZPE/ZRJ
From Tower Transit: Enviro 400s SN11BMZ/BMV/BMU/BMY, SN11BNA/BNB/BND/BNE/BNF/BNJ/BNK/BNL/BNO/BNU/BNV/BNX/BNY/BNZ, SN11BOF/BOH/BOJ/BOU/BOV/BPE/BPF.
From RATP London: Volvo B7TLs PA04CYE/CYJ, PG04WHN; Tridents LG02FBK/FAK/FAF/FAA
From Metroline: Volvo B7TL’s LK04CSY/CSZ/UWT/CVT/CVD/CSF/CRJ/CTE, LK53LYP/LXX/LXV, LK03GME
From Meritrule: Volvo B12M AO02RBZ; Volvo B7TL LX06DYT.
From Brighton and Hove: Scania HF08UHT.
From RSM Driver Training: Dart AE06HCG
From Blue Bus: Solo WK11AOZ.
From WB Chambers: Dart Y331FJN.
Volvo B7TLs HJ02HFD/HFF: Red Rose Travel, Aylesbury.
Dart EU53PXZ: Mr Coffee Ltd, London E1.
Volvo B7TL Y411CFX: Qualiti Conversions, Southampton.
Volvo B7TLs LX06DZL/DZM: Moffat and Williamson, Glenrothes, Fife.
Volvo B7TL LJ54BCZ: Rose Line Productions, Leavesden, Herts.
Volvo B7TL Y413CFX: Fowlers Coaches, Holbeach Drove, Lincs.
Volvo B7TL LF52TGO: Seaford and District.
Enviro 200s YX09FLA/FLE/AEZ: Panther Travel, Manningtree, Essex.
Dart AE56OUO: Faresaver, Chippenham, Wilts.
RML2722: Lodge Coaches, High Easter, Essex.
Scania’s YN07EYW/EYU/EYR/EYO: Tyrers, Adlington, Lancs.
Volvo B7TL BX54DJF: Sleafordian, Sleaford, Lincs.
Volvo B7TL LX06DYT: Wagon Wheels Ltd, Amersham.
Darts LX06FAU/FBA: Nu-Venture, Maidstone.
Volvo B12M AO02RBZ: Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
Scanias YN07EYT/EYP: Flagfinders, Braintree.
Volvo B9TL LX11CVT: Vision Bus, Bolton.
RM1527: Peter Comfort, Basingstoke.
Volvo B7TL Y418CFX: Mr P Lee, Huntingdon, Cambs
Enviro 400 SN11BPF: City Sightseeing Malta
Enviro 400 SN11BNJ: Gozo Coaches, Malta.
Volvo B7TL LF52ZPE: Axe Valley Coaches, Seaton, Devon.
Scania YN53RYW: Hornsby Coaches, Scunthorpe, Lincs.
Scania’s YN55NLL/NLM: Dartline, Exeter.
Trident LX03BXM: First Bus Stop, Gravesend.
Trident LX03BXW: Applegate Coaches, Berkely, Gloucester.
Scania’s YN55NLD/NKR: Connexions Buses, Harrogate.
Trident SN51SYS: Gloucester Minibus.
Enviro 400s SN11BMY/BNB/BNF/BNK/BNO/BNU/BNZ, SN11BOF/BOH/BOJ/BOU/BOV/BPE: Go-Ahead London.
Volvo B7TL’s LK04CSY/CSZ/UWT/CVT/CVD/CSF/CRJ/CTE, LK53LYP/LXX/LXV, LK03GME, LF52ZPM/ZPO, LX53BFK; Tridents LG02FBJ/FAK, LX03NGN, DAF SB120 LF52TKT; Scania YN53RYC to Shelton Motors for scrap.
✤Stagecoach North Scotland
The company has announced today that ten of the former Stagecoach South East ‘Little & Often’ Mercedes Sprinters will be joining the fleet.
The minibuses be used throughout Aberdeenshire, Moray, Caithness, Orkney and Skye and mark an investment of just over £600,000. The vehicles are fitted with faux leather seats, seatbelts and ‘Euro 6’ specification low-noise engines representing the very latest in clean engine technology.
The buses will be used in Peterhead on services 81, 82, 83 and 84A/C. One minibus will be used in Moray on service 31, whilst three minibuses will be introduced on services 74/274, 76 and 78 in Caithness.
Orkney will also benefit from one of the Mercedes Sprinter minibuses and will be used on one of the school bus routes as well as some daytime work on the island. Customers in Skye will also benefit from one minibus which will operate service 55. Finally, one minibus will be used in the Banchory area on a school bus service on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.