Information posted on April 27th 2018 at 14:15
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
Open top Volvo Olympian 16314 is at Grimsby for bodywork repairs. Trident 17681 is being donated to charity whilst Dart SLF 34455, MAN/ALX300 training bus 22491 and the remains of the last Optare Solos which had been used for component recovery here, 47124/72, 47261/64/66/67/68/70 have all been sold.
Dart SLF 34475 which is for conversion for driver training use is reported by the company as being at Hull.
We now understand that the Long Sutton allocation from Sunday will comprise Enviro 400s 10052-55 and 19693-97 along with four Tridents, expected to be from the 183xx series and two Dart SLFs. Tridents 18341/45 and Enviro 10053 have been reported in Peterborough depot, which will be the maintenance location of the vehicles allocated to Long Sutton.
We have also seen comments that Peterborough will receive eight Dart SLFs from Bedford which are suggested will include 34771/73 and 35103-06 along with an additional Trident which is likely to be 18349 from King’s Lynn. It is also expected that the 344xx-series Darts at Bedford will be withdrawn.
Of the vehicles currently on loan to Bedford, the Dart SLFs are expected to return to Fenstanton with the training vehicles to Cambridge and Peterborough whilst MAN/ALX300 22333 and Trident 17484 will be stood down for disposal.
✤Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The company has released more details of its planned Open Day next month at its West Cumbria (Lillyhall) depot. More details have been published on our Blog page.