August 27th 2019 @ 17:10: Enviro 400MMC on loan from Stagecoach East Midlands to Stagecoach Oxfordshire and lighter blue repaint for Megabus Volvo B11R
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach East Midlands
The company reports that it has transferred ADL Enviro 400MMC 10735 to Stagecoach Oxfordshire on loan.
Following accident damage to Volvo B7TL 16940, Seasonal Reserve Fleet 16905 has been returned to main fleet service at Skegness.
The exchange of MAN/Enviro 300s with Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday 28thAugust 2019). Seat belt-fitted 22782 and 22789 will be transferred to the Cumbria fleet and will be replaced at Hull with 227674 and 22877,
Transferred from Scunthorpe to Hull are ADL Enviro 200MMC 11.8m 26172/73 whilst Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 35148 is back in the main fleet at Hull.
At Grimsby Enviro 200 37195 has returned to service after repairs whilst similar 37201 is now out of service for repair.
Fleet changes planned for next week will see ADL Enviro 400MMCs 10975/78 return to Mansfield from Worksop. Delicenced Trident 17715 is due to return to service at Mansfield whilst 17718/19 from the Reserve Fleet at Hull will transfer to Gainsborough and 18122 from Mansfield will transfer to Lincoln.
Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 35146 at Hull is due to transfer to the main fleet at Worksop.
Whilst most of the Tridents operated by Stagecoach have various makes of ALX400 bodywork, Stagecoach East midlands continues to operate 25 Tridents with the Plaxton President bodywork. These are currently allocated to:
Worksop (2): 18052/54
Gainsborough (8): 18021/26/27/39/40/41/44/50
Lincoln (5): 18023/43/47/48/55
Mansfield (3): 18028/33/35
Hull (7): 18024/29/31/36/38/39/42
Stagecoach South West
Sunday 25th August, saw the 33rd Plymouth Bus Rally, this year held at Plymouth Citybus Depot at Milehouse. Stagecoach South West sent three buses, Optare Solo 47095, Scania 15893 and Atlantean 872 , seen at the Plymouth Depot prior to heading to the Rally.
An atmospheric black and white image from Adrian Roberts shows 1959 Atlantean 872ATA seen at Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, working the old 38 route, from Milehouse to Royal Parade, via Barbican and The Hoe.
Dart SLF 34607 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Barnstaple whilst Optare Solo 47101 is now allocated to Exeter. Open Top Trident 17701 and Dart SLF 34613 are at Torquay whilst Dart SLF 34407 is now in the Strategic Reserve Fleet.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture Operations
Stagecoach Midlands (Rugby) allocated Volvo B11R 54207 has been repainted in what appears to be a slightly lighter shade of blue. It was in the North East on August 25th with an M35 service from Birmingham. It has not yet received any branding.