Information uploaded on April 6th 2016 at 11:30
Stagecoach South has confirmed the receipt of Volvo B9R/Plaxton Panther 53610 from Stagecoach West. It will be used as a training vehicle at Portsmouth and is also expected to be available for Rail Replacement duties. Also received by Stagecoach South are Dennis Tridents/TranBus President LK03GJU/NKW from Ensign Bus for component recovery. Sold to T. Wigley are Volvo Olympians 16278 and 16748. Re-allocations are Enviro 200s 36018/19 from Aldershot to Basingstoke, displacing Enviro 300s 27835/36 to Winchester. Reserve Fleet Dart 35257 is back in service at Andover with 34602 moving to the Reserve Fleet, whilst also moving from the Reserve Fleet is Dart SLF 34453 which is now allocated to Guildford.
There have been numerous fleet changes at Stagecoach Manchester with Tridents 17656/57/59-69 now in the Reserve Fleet, along with 17634 already in Reserve they are expected to be cascaded to other companies with Stagecoach South East expecting at least four more of the type and provisional plans were in place last year for some to transfer to Stagecoach South. The two Plaxton Centros 26130/31 and the remaining three Plaxton Primos at Middleton - 49891-93 - have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet with replacements being reported as MAN/ALX300s 22325/26 and Optare Solos 47768/74/74. Reserve Fleet Trident 17500 is allocated to Hyde Road, in exchange for 17497. Reallocations of Enviro 400s reported is:
To Ashton: 19083, 19275/76/81.
To Sharston: 19165/78/79/83/84/85/86/88/89/90/91/99 and 19228.
Dart SLF 33868 remains shown by the company as awaiting disposal, whilst sold to PVS are MAN/ALX300s 22219/21/41 and 22808.