Information uploaded on August 25th 2016 at 11:10
Optare Solo 47044 is back in regular use at Corby whilst 47045 is undergoing repairs. Dart SLF 35179 is a further vehicle of the type to transfer from Leamington to Kettering, replacing 34494 into the Reserve Fleet. At Rugby non-DDA spec Tridents 17127 and 17613 are relegated to the Reserve Fleet and have been replaced for recently transferred former Stagecoach Manchester Enviro 400s 19004 and 19088 - the first of the type to be operated from Rugby garage. Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47046 is now delicenced for repairs. The company is now showing Reserve Fleet Volvo Olympian 16113 at located at Leamington, having formerly been at Stratford. Similar Reserve Fleet 16459 which had been parked at Northampton is believed to have returned to Kettering, although it is regarded as part of the Reserve Fleet at Corby.
The recent entry into service at Chesterfield of new 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs 26081-87 has seen MAN/Enviro 300s 22640-44 and Dart SLFs 34574/81 transferred to Barnsley, where with the allocation of former Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire short Enviro 200s 36071/72 earlier this month has allowed MAN/MCVs 39611-17 to be transferred to the Strategic Reserve Fleet, whilst Optare Solos 47282/89/91 and 47423 are withdrawn and awaiting disposal.
Information updated on August 25th 2016 at 14:40
Stagecoach East Midlands…
Look out for the Marie Curie Daffodil bus, Scania/Enviro 400 15653, in Gainsborough from next week. It is currently operating from Worksop depot but will move to Gainsborough from August 30th which will complete its use from all Stagecoach East Midlands depots. Following use at Gainsborough it is expected to return to its home depot of Lincoln.