April 4th 2019 @ 15:00: More Scania Omnicity double decks move from Stagecoach London to Stagecoach East Scotland and Optare Versas for disposal at Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach West Scotland
Back here after a period on loan to Stagecoach North Scotland at Inverness are Van Hool Astromega 50233 now at Cumbernauld and Enviro 400 19552 now at Kilmarnock.
Van Hool Sleeper 50310 is currently delicenced for repairs whilst Optare Versas 25201/02/28/35/26 are now for disposal here.
A further Trident Open Top to leave this fleet is 18497, which we understand is now with Stagecoach North Scotland.
Now in service at Northampton are Dart SLFs 34817 and 35174.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture Operations
Volvo B11R 54211 is being prepared for transfer from Cwmbran (Stagecoach South Wales) to South Gloucester Bus & Coach whilst Van Hool Sleeper is now at Plaxton for repaint prior to allocation to South Gloucester Bus & Coach.
Stagecoach South West
Repaints of Optare Solos has started again here with 47098 and 47101 receiving the revised version of the Solo livery in recent weeks.
Further vehicles sold (to Ensign Bus) are Optare Solos 47243/45, 47306/55 and 47901. Also sold to Ensign is former Volvo B10M training coach 52440.
The transfer of Scania/Enviro 400 15640 to Cambridge following repaint by Stagecoach West at Gloucester is imminent.
Scania/East Lancs 15412 is back in the Reserve Fleet at Chesterfield following the return to service of Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400 15193. Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47467 is now back in the main fleet at Ecclesfield being exchanged for 47318.
Now for disposal here are Tridents 18125 and 18126 along with MAN/ALX300s 22431/40/48. Now delicenced here are MAN/ALX300s 22425/34/36/39/41/46/47.
Sold to A H Hardwick (dealer) is former Stagecoach London Trident 17955, which had been here for component recovery. Similar 17956 has been donated to Stocksbridge School. Optare Solo 47317 has been donated to Elm Church in Huddersfield.
A further 14 Scania Omnicity double decks have been transferred to Stagecoach East Scotland. 15052/54/58/59/60/61/63/66/67/68/69/70/71/72 have joined 15021 at Ferrymill Motors where they will be converted to single door layout.
Stagecoach East Scotland
Volvo B12B 54075 is now allocated to Dunfermline whilst Tridents 18092, 18116 and 18129 have transferred from Aberhill to the Rennies fleet where they have displaced 17702/03/06 which are now for disposal. Also displaced from Aberhill and being prepared to service at Rennies are Tridents 18093/94/96/97.
Transferred from Aberhill are ADL Enviro 300s 27603 and 27906/07/08/09/10/11/12/15 which have moved to Perth where they have replaced the batch of ADL Enviro 300H hybrids, 29011-19 which have been transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland.
The Volvo B11R received here from the Megabus fleet with Stagecoach South Wales, 54204, is being prepared for use in the Rennies hire fleet.
ADL Enviro 400 19153 and MAN/East Lancs 22502 are both now for disposal here whilst sold are Volvo B12Bs 54063/64/69/72.
Go North East
The company reports that buses repainted last week included Optare Solo SR M925/Optare 689 (NK66 CXE) into pink (subsequently receiving "indiGo Washington" branding) and Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5260 (NK56 KJU) into the 2016 fleet livery.Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5216 (NK54 NVM) has returned to full service at Riverside, serving as a replacement vehicle for already-withdrawn 5218 (NK54 NVO). The final Alexander Mini Pointer Darts, 618 (NK55 RUV) and 619 (NK55 RUW), have left the fleet. Both have been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade. Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante 7113 (FJ60 EGY) has been sold, and 7114 (FJ60 HXW) has also been withdrawn and similarly sold.