August 25th 2019 @ 15:40: More Tridents for Stagecoach South Wales and further Scania Omnicitys enter service at Stagecoach East Scotland
Stagecoach UK Bus
There have been numerous fleet changes here for the start of the new school term. We have summarised the new depot locations of transferred vehicles only:
Volvo B7R 53284 joins the fleet at Skye.
Transferred to Kirkwall are MAN/Enviro 300s 22790, 22869/70/71 and Volvo B7Rs 53257/83/95.
Tain now has Enviro 300s 27589/91/96/97 and Volvo B11R 54040 on its books.
Inverness depot has gained Enviro 200s 36955 and 37256 along with Enviro 300s 27107, 27535 and 27805 as well as Optare Solo 47182. Transferred into the Reserve Fleet at Inverness are Scania/Levante 59217, Volvo B9TL 16954 and Volvo B7Rs 53252/62/65/69/70, 53337.
Aviemore has gained Enviro 400s 19173/76, Enviro 300s 27101/02/03/04/06 and Volvo B7Rs 53306/34 along with 53289 which is in the Reserve Fleet. Volvo B12B 54041 is now at Caithness and Optare Solo 47602 at Macduff.
Aberdeen has gained MAN/Enviro 300s 22780/81/85/91 along with 22863 ad 22868 with 22867 in the Reserve Fleet there.
Volvo B7R 53317 is now at Peterhead with Enviro 200 37260 and Enviro 27538 now at Elgin and Enviro 400 19542 at Stonehaven.
Taken out of service during the last month for long term repairs have been Enviro 200 36956, Enviro 300 27536 and Volvo B7R 53264.
Vehicles released for disposal are Dart SLF 35195, Mercedes-Benz 814D 59620, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 59617 and Volvo B7Rs 53271/79, 53307/13/21.
Dart SLF 34795 has been scrapped.
Stagecoach East Scotland
Former Stagecoach London Scania Omnicitys 15021/52/58/60/66/67/70 have now entered service at Aberhill with Scania/Enviro 400s 15624/25/26 transferring to St Andrews. Also entering service at Aberhill are Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante coaches 53718/31-37 whilst Volvo B13R 54143 has transferred to Aberhill from Glenrothes.
Enviro 300 27549 and Optare Solos 47224 and 47229 have transferred from Aberhill to Glenrothes with Optare Versa 25269 at Glenrothes from Arbroath and Enviro 300 27612 at Glenrothes from Dunfermline.
Dunfermline has received Enviro 300 27539 from Aberhill.
Transferred from Aberhill to the Rennies Fleet are Tridents 18195/96 which have allowed similar 18072/76 to be released to Ferrymill Motors for seatbelt fitment prior to transfer to Stagecoach South Wales.
Volvo B5LH 13046 is out of service at Arbroath for Long Term Repairs whilst repairs to Optare Solo 47386 have not been authorised and it is now for disposal.
Recently converted for training use, MAN/ALX300 22367 is allocated to Perth.
DAF/Irizar YN14NPU, which had been on loan to Rennies, has been returned to Irrizar.
A clear out of withdrawn vehicles here are recorded by the company as sold to M & S Paton which is presumably a dealer. They are MAN/ALX300s 22349/50/68/69/70/71/72/73; MAN/East Lancs 22502/04 and MAN/Enviro 300s 22564/66/67/68/77/78.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Enviro 300 27789 is reported by the company as being sent to Ferrymill Motors for accident damage repairs.
Tridents 18184/85/87/91 and 18376 have transferred from Aldershot to Guildford in exchange for Enviro 200s 36431-35. Also now at Aldershot are Dart SLFs 34546 (from the Reserve Fleet at Chichester) and 34630 (from the Reserve Fleet at Guildford).
Trident 18188 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Andover whilst Optare Solos 47537/39/54 have transferred from Guildford to Andover.
Trident 18084 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth whilst Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34417 from the Reserve Fleet at Winchester is now in the main fleet at Guildford.
The 18 ADL Enviro 400MMCs currently being delivered to Hyde Road Manchester feature a revised interior. Seats are grey with dark blue piping/relief with great flooring and dark blue/light blue paneling. The grab rails are in a light blue.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture Operations
Volvo B11R 54208 has been taken out of service with South Gloucester Bus & Coach, where it carried fleet number SG44. It is in the Reserve Fleet with Stagecoach Midlands at Rugby and continues to be used in service although listed by the company as being in the Reserve Fleet to prepare for Rebrand. Does this suggest a new Megabus livery is on the cards?