Stagecoach Midlands Rugby-allocated Enviro 200 37065 is set to be the first vehicle here to receive the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery. Following preparation work at Rugby it was due to be sent away for repaint today.
Stagecoach South West Barnstaple-allocated Dart SLF 34729 has now received the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery.
Scania coaches 1, 4, 5, 6 from the National Express Unit at Hull have now been relicensed whilst the company has confirmed that Volvo B7TL 670 has been sold. We understand this has gone to MP Travel and was repainted by East Yorkshire as part of the sale. The six Mercedes-Benz Sprinters due here from Go Ahead London have been allocated fleet numbers 401-06 and will be allocated to Elloughton. A large number of vehicle changes will take place from 1st September in preparation for the new school term. These include the relicensing of Volvo B7TLs 671/72/73/74 and 711 along with Volvo B7RLE 362 at Scarborough. The company also reports that Volvo B9R 81 from the Coaching Unit at Hull is also due to transfer to Scarborough whilst similar Coaching Unit-allocated 83, 84, 89, 90 and Volvo B11R 93 will be relicensed. Vehicle being relicensed and allocated to Hull will be Volvo B7TLs 682/83/84/85/86/87/88/89/ 96/97/98/99 along with Enviro 300s 271-75, Enviro 200 355 and Volvo B7RLEs 343 and 344. Volvo B7RLE 345 will be relicensed and allocated to Pocklington with Volvo B9TLs 744 and 745 being relicensed at Withernsea. Volvo B5TL/MCVs transferring to Hull will be 807 from Bridlington and 808 from Pocklington. Other planned transfers will be Volvo B7TLs 701 and 706 from Elloughton to Pocklington and 702 from Bridlington to Pocklington whilst Volvo B9TL 714 will transfer from Hull to Pocklington with similar 716 moving from Elloughton to Hull.
Stagecoach Megabus/ Joint Venture Operations Being returned to service with Stagecoach East Midlands at Hull are Volvo B9R 53605 and Volvo B12Bs 54077/79.
Stagecoach East Midlands Summarising fleet changes is normally a simple task. We say normally because it looks like the company has been busy and has reported a mammoth number of fleet changes which will be completed over the coming days as it prepares for the start of the new school term. Now here from Stagecoach Manchester and being allocated to Hull are Enviro 400s 19111/17/18/20/81. The majority of the decommissioned vehicles are being returned to service at their home depot including:
Grimsby: Enviro 200s 36526/27, 37194/95/96/97, 37200/04/07/08 Tridents 18029/38 along with 18309/35/38/44/47 will transfer from Hull to Gainsborough (18347 to the Reserve Fleet at Gainsborough) whilst 18031 will move to the Reserve Fleet at Mansfield with 18425/26/27 moving from Hull to the main fleet at Mansfield. Enviro 400s departing Grimsby will be 19121 to Hull, 19123/24 to Lincoln and 19125/26/27 to Worksop. Also moving to Hull are Enviro 300s 27182/83/84 from Mansfield, 27785/87/88 from Gainsborough and 27199 which had been on loan to Skegness whilst Grimsby will get Enviro 300s 27189/90/91/92 from Lincoln with 27193 moving from Lincoln to Mansfield. Enviro 300s 27794 and 27879, which had been on loan from Hull to the Seasonal Reserve Fleet at Skegness will transfer to the Go West Travel fleet at Long Sutton. Dart SLFs are set to return to the Lincoln allocation with the transfer of 34426/56/65 from Scunthorpe and 35147/48/49 from Hull (34426 is in the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln), whilst 34570/72/73 join the Reserve Fleet at Scunthorpe and 34702 moves to the Reserve Fleet at Worksop. At Skegness Dart SLFs 35132/44 move from the main fleet to the Reserve Fleet. Enviro 200 36455 will transfer from Hull to Lincoln whilst Lincoln will also receive 37004 from Mansfield. We understand that Volvo B7TL 16906 was stripped of useable parts during June and July and the remains disposed of. The company also reports that the remains of Tridents 17718 along with 18021/36/39/41 have been scrapped.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire The first reported Chester-allocated vehicle to receive the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery is Enviro 200 36819. Seven God-spec Scania/Enviro 400s are due here from Stagecoach Yorkshire. Originally new to Stagecoach Oxfordshire 15534/36/37 will transfer from Chesterfield and 15535 along with 15609, 15610 and 15611 from Barnsley. They will be exchanged for seven standard-spec Scania/Enviro 400s with 15589/90/91/92 expected to be the four vehicles that will transfer to Stagecoach Yorkshire at Barnsley.