August 22nd 2019 @ 13:00: Stagecoach West moves Gold-spec Enviro 300s to North Bristol and East Yorkshire open tops sold to Ensign Bus
Stagecoach UK Bus
It has been a busy month here with vehicle allocation changes Trident 18177 and Dart 35174 from the Reserve Fleet along with Scania/Enviro 400 15730 (from Stroud) are now at Swindon. Gold-spec MAN/Enviro 300s 22744/45/47/47 have transferred from Stroud to North Bristol with 22754 moving from Stroud to the Reserve Fleet in exchange for 22742. Also now at Stroud are Dart SLFs 34815 and 34817 recently transferred here from Stagecoach Midlands.
Cheltenham has added Scania/Enviro 400s 15977/78/79/80/81 to its allocation with all five transferring over from Gloucester where they were replaced by Enviro 200 36079 from the Reserve Fleet and Enviro 300s 27511/17 from Ross on Wye and 27701/02 from North Bristol. 27511 has subsequently been damaged by fire. Now at Ross on Wye are former Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Dart SLFs 34716 and 34718.
Reserve Fleet Enviro 200 36378 is at North Bristol whilst Optare Solo 47551 has been sold.
Open Top Bristol FLF 19952 operated a relief journey at 10:15 on the 505 from King’s Lynn to Spalding before then doing a short 505 at 11:57 from Spalding to the nearby Springfields Outlet before returning to Ely depot where it is now kept.
The Heritage vehicle was used by Stagecoach East to evaluate whether there could be a demand to use the vehicle in the future during holiday periods.
We are pleased to present a selection of images from the day including a photo opportunity in King’s Lynn Bus Station with Julian Peddle’s FLF456 which is currently undergoing long-term restoration and conversion back to a bus.
We have now been able to get a photograph of one of the five Stagecoach East Tridents now on loan here.
Go Ahead Group
Sold to Ensign Bus are Volvo B7TLs 582 and 659 along with Volvo B7TL open top 881 and 882 and Trident open top 887 and 888.