April 30th 2019 @ 14:20: Ensign dealership activity during April and Stagecoach updates for Manchester, South, South East, West Scotland and North Scotland fleets
Volvo B10M training bus 20970 has been sold to PVS (dealer).
Enviro 400 19081 has transferred from Winchester to Aldershot whilst similar 19069 has moved from Winchester to Guildford.
Tridents 18078 (from Basingstoke) is no at Winchester whilst 18520 has returned to the main fleet at Winchester.
Enviro 200 36833 has transferred from Portsmouth to Basingstoke whilst also now at Portsmouth from the Reserve Fleet is Trident 18084.
Dart SLFs 34853/54/55/59 are now allocated to Guildford with 346309 now in the Reserve Fleet there. Trident 18118 and Dart SLF 34417 are now in the Reserve Fleet at Winchester with Trident 17740 and Dart SLF 34633 in the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth. Dart SLF 34415 has transferred from Guildford to Portsmouth. Dart SLF 34844 from Guildford is currently delicenced for repairs.
Stagecoach South East
Enviro 400s 19051 and 19059 have transferred from Dover to Thanet, whilst Scania/Enviro 400 15775 from Herne Bay is currently delicenced for repairs.
Enviro 200 36868 is now at Ashford (from Thanet) displacing Dart SLF 33098 to the Reserve Fleet. Optare Solo 47115 has been transferred from Folkestone to Ashford with Reserve Fleet 47113 now at Folkestone.
Enviro 300s 27577/78/59 are now in the Reserve Fleet here from Thanet, whilst 27582 from Eastbourne remains in the Reserve Fleet here although previously earmarked for transfer to Stagecoach West Scotland.
Enviro 300 training bus 27518 has been allocated to Herne Bay.
Stagecoach West Scotland
Optare Solo 47496 has been allocated to Ardrossan replacing 47506, which along with 47507, is delicenced for repairs.
Enviro 300s 27580/81, which have transferred here from Stagecoach South East, have been allocated to Kilmarnock displacing MAN/Enviro 300s 22592 and 22860 to the Reserve Fleet
Volvo B7R training vehicle 53234 has gone on loan to Stagecoach East Scotland.
The transfer of Optare Solo 47572 from the Stagecoach North Scotland fleet did not take place.
Van Hool Astromega 50234 has been sold to West Coast Motors whilst MAN/Enviro 300s 22589/94 have been scrapped.
Stagecoach North Scotland
There have again been a large number of fleet changes here during the past month including the transfer of new ADL Enviro 400MMC SmartHybrids 11161/62 from Macduff to Elgin.
Arrivals at Orkney are Optare Solo 47565, Volvo B7R 53314 and Volvo B9R 53616 whilost Volvo B12B 53106 is now at Tain.
Scania/Van Hool 59216 has been withdrawn from Inverness whilst now at the Highland depot are Volvo B7Rs 53334/37/38, Volvo B9Rs 53623/24 and Volvo B12B 53105. Caithness now has Volvo B7R 53339 and Volvon B9Rs 53628/29/30/31/33.
Enviro 19375 has transferred from Buchan to Macduff whilst also now at Macduff are Optare Soloi 47601 and Volvo B9R 53609.
Trident 18000 has transferred from Aberdeen to the Seasonal Reserve Fleet at Inverness whilst now on the books at Aberdeen are Volvo B9Rs 53634/35/37/38/39/40/41/42.
Volvo B12B 53110 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Insch and similarly Volvo B7R 53317 is in the Reserve Fleet at Stonehaven.
Now on the books at Buchan is Optare Solo 47486.
Volvo B7R training vehicle 53214 has been allocated to Aberdeen.
Vehicles reported by the company as scrapped are Optare Solos 47483/87 and Volvo B7Rs 53226/68/73.
Vehicles sold to Ferrymill Motors are Volvo B10Ms 52326/27; Volvo B12Bs 53115/16/17; Scania K340 59216 and Bova Futura 59623.
With usual thanks to Ross Newman we are able to detail activity at the Ensign Bus dealership during April 2019.
From Stagecoach East: Tridents LY52ZFC, LX03BWA, LX51FNC, KX04RVL, AE06GZO; MAN/ALX300s AE51RZU/RYO/RYT/RYW, AE53TZJ/TZK/TZM; Optare Versas YJ10EYC/EYD, YJ58VCC; Optare Solo’s GX55DXM/DXP, GX06DYG, AE06TWN, YJ07EGE; Darts KV53EZF, AE06WXO/WXS
From Arriva Southern Counties: DAF DB250s Y494/495UGC, FE51WSU/WSV, KL52CXA, LJ51DLD; DAF SB120s GK53AOT/AOZ, GN04UFW; Darts Y385HKE, SN54HWZ
From Aintree Coaches: Scania YN53RYR
From Tower Transit: RM1650, RM1627
From Go-Ahead London: Enviro 200s LX10AUR/AUV; Scania YT59DYA
From Metroline: Enviro 400s LK55KLA, LK55KKO, LK06FLA, LK07AZA/AZC/AZF/AZJ/AYZ
From Stagecoach London: Enviro 200s LX56DZW/DZY/DZZ; Trident LX55EPC; Scania’s LX58CFG, LX09AFK/AFO/AFV/AGU/AHC/AHD/FZW
From Flintshire CC: Optare Solo YK07BFV
From Transdev London: Scanias YP59ODT/ODU/ODV/ODW/ODX, YP59OEA/OEC/OED/OEE/OEF/OEG/OEH/OEJ/OEK/OEL/OEM/OEN/OEO/OER/OES/OET/OEU/OEV/OEW/OEX/OEY/OEZ
From John’s School of Motoring: Darts RN52ERU, KM51BEO
From Skills Coaches: Scanias V304EAK, W301MKY
Trident LY02OBM: UK Bus Dismantlers, Herefordshire
Darts LK55KMF, SN03LDZ: WB Chambers Farms, Maidstone
Scanias PN09ENL/EMF/EMX/EKU/ENK/ENH, PO59KFX: Selwyns Travel, Runcorn
RML2556: Premium Coaches, London W4
Trident Y526NHK: ITH Ltd, London EC2
Volvo B7TL LJ54BEO: WKN Coaches, Yalding, Kent
Optare Versas YJ10EYC/EYD, YJ58VCC; Enviro 200s LK56DZW/DZY/DZZ: Arriva Southern Counties
Enviro 200 YX60FUF: Banga Buses, Wolverhampton
Volvo B7TL LX03EXZ: Lycaeum Music, London EC1
Scania YN55NKF: Drew Wilson Coach Sales, Carluke
Enviro 400s LK07AZB, LK56FHG: Malta City Sightseeing
Enviro 400 LK07AZT; Scanias YT59DYJ/DYF/DYM: Eazibus, Liverpool
Enviro 400s LK07AZA/AYZ: Golden Tours, London
Enviro 400 LK06FLA: Red Route Buses, Northfleet, Kent
Trident T885KLF: Wallops Wood Ltd, Droxford, Hants
Optare Solos GX55DXM, YK07BFV, GX06DYG: Eco Travel, Manchester
Trident SN04AAU: Axe Valley, Seaton, Devon
Scania V304EAK: Mr Peter Langdown, Canterbury
Enviro 400 LK55KKJ: Cronins Coaches, Cork, Eire (converted to part open top)
Volvo B7TL LF55CYY: Go-Ahead EYMS (converted to part open top)
Volvo B7TL LJ53BDZ: South East Coachworks, Faversham, Kent
Scania’s YT59DYB/DYN: Als Coaches, Liverpool
The following all went to Hardwicks for scrap in April: Tridents LY52ZFC, LX03BWA; DAF DB250s Y494/495UGC, FE51WSU/WSV/KL52CXA/LJ51DLD; DAF SB120s GK53AOT/AOZ, GN04UFW; Darts Y385HKE/SN54HWZ/RN52ERU
The following all went to Shelton Motors for scrap in April: Tridents LX51FNC, KX04RVL, AE06GZO, W821NNJ; MAN/ALX300s AE51RZU/RYO/RYT/RYW, AE53TZJ/TZK/TZM; Darts KV53EZF, AE06WXO/WXS; Enviro 200s PE56UFN/UFZ; Enviro 400 LK56FHP
Open top Trident TSU639 temporarily taken into fleet to cover for 392 which is on a long-term job for The Brexit Party.