Information posted on April 30th 2018 at 11:45
✤Stagecoach South Wales
Reserve Fleet Dart SLFs now back in main fleet use are 34522, 34664/70 and 35754 at Blackwood and 34676 at Aberdare, whilst Optare Solos 47201/02/06 have transferred from Blackwood to Porth. Dart SLF 34523 has been sold to Abba Scrap with 34672 and 34755 now delicenced and in the Strategic Reserve fleet. Training Dart SLF 34349 has been stood down from use at Cwmbran and is now for disposal, having been replaced by recently converted training Dart SLF 34673.
✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Reserve Fleet Tridents back in service are 18378 at Gillmoss and 18385 at Birkenhead. MAN/Enviro 300s 34132/33/37 are now allocated to Gillmoss from Preston with 24135 and 24156 now at Birkenhead. Enviro 300s 27888/89 and 27900/03 have transferred from Gillmoss to Preston whilst Optare Solo 47035 has transferred from Birkenhead to Chester. Withdrawn East Lancs Esteeem-bodied Scania saloons 28513/14 have been sold.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
Enviro 300 27638 has lost its blue-based advertising livery for Scampton Airshow and is in a version of corporate livery but Enviro 300 numbered 27638 entered service today. It has the slogan "PROUD TO BE LINCOLN" on the front, side and rear in an upper case typeface and the skirt & rear swoop is dark green/the swoop that is usually orange is now red/the front is best described as an olive/pale gold colour.
Recent repaints here, all in corporate livery, have been Trident 18320, Enviro 400 19142/47, Scania/Enviro 400 15511 and Dart SLF 34458.
Further Dart SLFs transferred from Bedford to Peterborough are 34834/35 whilst Enviro 400 19706 is now confirmed as being allocated to Bedford having been on loan there from the Reserve Fleet at Peterborough. Also now at Bedford is Trident 18336, transferred from Cambridge. The first of the former King's Lynn former 'Coasthopper' have entreated service at Bedford in full 'Coasthopper' livery and branding.
We understand that Cambridge-allocated Dart SLF training bus 34422 was still being used in normal service at Bedford this morning.
Most of the Peterborough-based MAN/ALX300 saloons which were taken out of use on April 28th, along with Dart SLF 34526 have been moved from Peterborough to Ely for storage prior to disposal, whilst 22329 and 22334 are understood to be in the Reserve Fleet at Long Sutton.