April 9th 2019 @ 12:25: Round up of fleet changes at Stagecoach East Midlands and Stagecoach London vehicles for disposal
Stagecoach South West
Dart SLFs 34610 and 34687 are now allocated to Plymouth whilst 34609 is a Reserve Fleet vehicle there. Similar 34613 is now in the main fleet at Barnstaple. Scania/Enviro 400 15669 is now at Barnstaple from Torquay having been swapped with 15893.
Dart SLF 34725 is now in the Strategic Reserve Fleet here.
Stagecoach East Midlands
A bumper report this time with the open top seasonal fleet all back in operational ststus at Skegness (Volvo B7TLs 16964/66, Tridents 17013/15/16, 17673/75/76/77/78 and Enviro 400 19169) along with Volvo B7TLs 16962/65 at Grimsby and 16943 at Lincoln.
Now for disposal is Trident 17739 at Mansfield whilst Hull Reserve Fleet 17713/18 have returned to the main fleet there and 18043 has transferred from Hull to Lincoln nominally for Newark area services.
Wright-bodied Volvo B7RLE 21213 has been transferred from Scunthorpe to Skegness with Volvo B7TL 16914 from the Seasonal Reserve Fleet at Skegness being transferred to Scunthorpe.
Volvo B7RLE 21248 has moved from Scunthorpe to the Reserve Fleet at Grimsby and at Scunthorpe Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34465 is now in the main fleet with Enviro 200 36526 moving from the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln to the Reserve Fleet at Scunthorpe.
Enviro 300 27761 is transferred from Lincoln to Mansfield and Enviro 200 36525 from Grimsby to Mansfield.
Mansfield’s Enviro 200 37005 is current delicenced for repairs.
Transport for London Routemasters RM324, RM871, RM1933/44, RM2060/71/89 are now in the operational fleet at West Ham for use on the 15H Tower Hill-Trafalgar Square heritage service which now only operates at weekends and bank holidays. RM652, RM1968 and Rm2050 remain in the miscellaneous fleet here.
Enviro 400s 10113 and 10114 are currently on hire to CT Plus for use on route 20.
Now in the training fleet here are Enviro 200s 36562/67 and Enviro 400s 19138/40 whilst former training fleet Tridents 17364/68/97 and 17834 are for disposal.
Further charity donations reported by the company are Tridents 18218/73/74.
Inter-depot transfers reported are Enviro 400s 10196 and 19385 from Bromley to Plumstead, Enviro 400 19385 from Catford to Barking, Enviro 400 11017 and Trident 18457 from West Ham to Catford whilst Enviro 400s 19869-71 are now allocated to Leyton.
A large number of vehicles have been listed for disposal in the last month and include:
Scania Omnicity: 15074/75/77/78/80-85/87-90/92-95
Trident: 17836, 17999, 18209, 18455/58/59/72/75/83/96/97
Optare Versa: 25310/11/13/14
Go North East
The company reports that after two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Hownsgill Depot in Consett, County Durham, on Friday 15th March 2019. The high-tech operation replaces the company’s Stanley Depot, which it operated from for nearly 100 years. Therefore; most vehicles based at Stanley transferred to Hownsgill on Sunday 7 April, the date from which the new depot commenced operations.
In exchange for 5234-5237, ex-Go South Coast Mercedes Citaros 5482-5485 have transferred from Saltmeadows to Hownsgill. Likewise, Mercedes Citaro 5481 has transferred from Riverside to Hownsgill in exchange for Scania OmniCity 5238.
The nine remaining Scania OmniCitys based at Stanley (5239-5242, 5249-5253) have also transferred to Riverside, along with the operation of services 6 and X31.