April 2nd 2019 @ 15:55: Open Day plans for Stagecoach East at Bedford depot and training bus allocations at Stagecoach South
Stagecoach South East
Vehicle tracking systems show Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34625 as operating on a regular basis out of Thanet depot.
Now sold to PVS is Volvo B10M training bus 20971.
The Optare Solo acquired from Wessex Bus, 47747, is now for disposal and has not been used here. Also for disposal is MAN/Enviro 300 22847 whilst MAN/ALX300 22053 has been sold. The nine Enviro 200s transferred here from Stagecoach West Scotland, 36131-39. Are all allocated to Gloucester.
The following sales during March 2019 have been confirmed and corrects initial information provided.
Enviro 400s LK56FHF/FHT: City Sightseeing Malta
Enviro 400s LK56FHR/FHS: Cardinal Buses, Egham, Surrey
Trident 18416 has moved from Cambridge to Peterborough (for Long Sutton) in exchange for former Norfolk Green Enviro 400 10055, the last of the four NG E400s to move over to Cambridge. 10055 had received damage earlier this morning, prior to its transfer, in Peterborough’s Queensgate Bus Station when it was hit by Stagecoach Midlands Gold-Spec Enviro 400MMC 11132.
The company, in partnership with the Omnibus Society Beds & Herts Branch is planning an Open Day at Bedford depot on Saturday 10thAugust 2019. The event will mark 100 years continuous operation of bus services from the depot. Look out for more details in the next few weeks.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Former driver training MAN/ALX300 22461 was sold to A H Hardwick (dealer).
Dart SLF 34852 has transferred from the Reserve Fleet to the main fleet at Guildford in exchange for 34844. Now for disposal here is Optare Solo 47543.
The training fleet is now allocated as follows:
Winchester: 20937, 34632, 52617
We understand that the Volvo B9R coaches are being replaced on the East Midlands Trains Bedford-Wellingborough rail link with Northampton-based Dart SLFs. We have received reports that Volvo B9Rs 53702 and 53703 have already been transferred away from this fleet and are stored at Stagecoach South East’s Herne Bay depot.