Information posted on August 26th 2015 at 10:40
We are now able to confirm that former Stagecoach East Schoolbus Volvo B10M coach at Bedford 52486 has been repainted into corporate livery, fitted with additional exterior mirrors and is now part of the training fleet at Bedford. Also in use with the training school at Bedford are 52437 and 52485. Official lists also show 52441 as being with the training school at Bedford, but from information received this vehicle has been observed back at Cambridge. We understand that the new Scania/Enviro 400 vehicles for the Cambridgeshire Busway, 15211-20, are due to enter service from Fenstanton depot imminently. The new Volvo B8R/Wright Eclipse saloons for the Busway, 21301-10 are currently due for delivery during November 2015 so are expected to enter service in December 2015. At King's Lynn it is expected that at least four Optare Solos will be taken out of service in the coming months, as a result of the delivery of the five new Optare Solo SRs 48021-25. Our guess is that 47883/85/86/87 will be the vehicles taken out of service.
Information updated on August 26th 2015 at 15:10
At Stagecoach North East new Enviro 200s 37301-11 are now in service from South Shields, 37312-15 are being prepared for service and 37316-19 are awaiting delivery. 37312-19 carry ‘65’ mark registration plates, the original ‘15’ marks being surrendered,
Dart SLF’s 34562/65/68 and 34606/07 from Hartlepool are now in the Reserve Fleet, having been replaced by 35159/60/61/62 from Slatyford and 35156 from Sunderland. Enviro 19642 is in service at South Shields, displacing 19194 which is being prepared for service at Walkergate. Transferred from South Shields are MAN/Enviro 200s 39702-05 to Slatyford and 39706 to Sunderland. Dart SLF 34614 is a further example awaiting cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus, whilst the sold Dart SLF at South Shields, 35190 has transferred to Slatyford.
The loan for Dart SLFs 34629/30 from Stagecoach South to Stagecoach East at King’s Lynn terminated on August 6th 2015 and both vehicles are currently awaiting collection from King’s Lynn.
Stagecoach South has received Dart SLFs 34602/17 from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. 34602 has been pressed into service at Andover, but 34617 is unlikely to be used here and could be cascaded elsewhere within Stagecoach UK Bus. Now allocated to Andover are Dart SLFs 34450-54. 34466 is at Andover, transferred from Portsmouth. Trident 18525 has transferred from Andover to Basingstoke and 18527 from Andover to Winchester. Dart SLF 34448 has transferred from Portsmouth to Winchester. Transferred from Stagecoach West, Tridents 18376/86 and 18439 are in the Reserve Fleet at Aldershot. The sole Volvo Olympian at Andover, 16129, has been transferred to the Reserve Fleet.
At Stagecoach Yorkshire East Lancs-bodied MAN 39622 is transferred from Barnsley into the Reserve Fleet, whilst the remaining Dart SPD active here, 33402, has been stood down at Ecclesfield and is now for disposal. MAN/ALX300 22083 at Rawmarsh is now in the Reserve Fleet. Volvo B10M training coach 52380 has been withdrawn and is awaiting disposal. Vehicles sold to PVS, Barnsley are Dart SLF 33240, MAN/East Lancs 39628 and MAN/ALX300s 22114 and 22913.
At Stagecoach East Scotland there have been a significant number of fleet changes, including the closure of Cowdenbeath depot. These changes are summarised below:
Aberhill-Wellwood: 17333/34/83/93/94, 17401/30
Cowdenbeath-Aberhill: 17512, 18123/24/29/30, 18350/51/70
Cowdenbeath-Dunfermline: 17652, 19555/56, 19895, 22579-81, 22872-90, 27530/31/39-41
Cowdenbaeth-Glenrothes: 18196/97, 27548/49, 53249
Cowdenbeath-Wellwood: 17372/80/87/92, 17431/32/33/35, 53250
Dunfermline-Aberhill: 18099, 54114-17
Dunfermline-Glenrothes: 18001/07/08, 34367, 54109-13
Perth-St Andrews: 47392
Wellwood-Aberhill: 17469, 17579/84
To Reserve (at Arbroath): 47051/52
Volvo B10M 52477 is now part of the Training Fleet at Wellwood and previously not reported by us is the use of Optare Solo 47004 as a crew shuttle at Dundee.