April 5th 2019 @15:30: Stagecoach Enviro 300 Hybrids from Perth move to Aberdeen and three Tridents back in service at Stagecoach Midlands
Stagecoach North Scotland
A large number of fleet changes have taken place over the last month. Headlines are the allocation to Inverness of Tridents 18112/13/19/24 and 18337/39 following seat belt fitment.
New ADL Enviro 400MMC Smart Hybrids 11161-75 are now at Macduff for route 35, having displaced Volvo B9Rs from the route. Also now on the books at Macduff is Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44023.
The ADL Enviro 300 Hybrids received here from Stagecoach East Scotland, 29011-19 have joined others of the type at Aberdeen resulting in the Van Hool Hydrogen buses, 29901-06 being taken out of service. Tridents 18061/68 have moved from Aberdeen to the seasonal reserve fleet at Orkney (18061) and Inverness (18068).
Now at Insch are Enviro 300 27103, Optare Solo 47490 and Optare Solo 47875, all transferred from Aberdeen,
Stonehaven has gained Enviro 400 109377, Enviro 200s 36031 and 36048, Enviro 300 27797 along with Optare Solos 47495 and 47604.
Allocated to Peterhead are Optare Solo 47167, Volvo B7R 53335, Volvo B11R 54244, Enviro 200 36050 and Enviro 400 19375.
Volvo B12B 54049 is being scrapped whilst now for disposal here are Optare Solos 47216 and 47483/88. Optare Solo 47572 is reported by the company as transferring to Stagecoach West Scotland.
During the last month Enviro 200s 36206 and 37258; Enviro 400s 19173 and 19373, Volvo B7R 53279; Volvo B12B 53111; Bova Futura 59623 and DAF SB120 39881 have been stood down for repairs.
Now withdrawn is Dart SLF 35223 from Kettering. The remaining three Volvo B9R coaches which had been used on the East Midlands Trains Bedford-Wellingborough contract, 53704/05/08, have all passed to Stagecoach South East. The EMT service is now planned to be worked by Enviro 200s with 36163/64 added to the Northampton allocation having transferred over from Rugby.
Now on the fleet strength at Northampton are Tridents 18152/53 and 18410 whilst Northampton’s MAN/Enviro 300s 22834/37 are currently delicenced.
We understand that previously withdrawn Trident 18403 has been/or is due to be allocated to Leamington. It had been latterly used as cover at Northampton.
Trident 17486 has been sold.
The company has reported that the two new ADL Enviro 200MMCs are due to be delivered this month. The 8.9m vehicle 515 (YX19OVS) is for Bridlington with the longer 10.8m vehicle 396 (YX19OVT) for Pocklington.
Stagecoach North East
MAN/ALX300 22066 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Slatyford following the return to service of MAN/Enviro 300 24115.
Alpha Recovery have now taken away for scrap MAN/ALX300s 22025/29/30/43/44.