Stagecoach West Scotland
Enviro 200s 36141 and 36705, which had been delicenced at Dumfries, are currently operational from Kilmarnock.
Enviro 200MMC 37602 has become the first vehicle at Holbrook depot to receive the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery.
The seasonal Peterborough-Skegness (X12) service is now running at weekends with two Enviro 400MMCs (10870 and 10872) vehicles being used on today’s service.
Tracking systems are showing the return to service today of X5 Volvo B11R/Plaxton elite coach 54306 at Bedford, although it is believed to be working the 99 Milton Keynes-Luton Airport service. If the information is correct it is the first of the X5 coaches to return to use fitted with a driver protection screen. 54304 was the vehicle which received the prototype screen fitment at Hants & Dorset trim in Eastleigh but although now back at Bedford has not been reported as being used on service although we have received several reports of it being used as a driver shuttle vehicle between the depot and the Bus Station.
We are also hearing that the Cambridgeshire Busway ‘B’ service will no longer operate through to Peterborough from September. From numerous reports we have received it looks like there will be a new 904 service between Peterborough and St Ives Bus Station, with connections in St Ives onto Busway services through to Cambridge. The planned route for the 904 is unconfirmed but we believe it will also serve Hinchinbrooke Hospital and Huntingdon Rail and Bus stations before taking a more direct route from Huntington to St Ives than currently taken by the current Busway service. We believe the service would be jointly worked by Fenstanton and Peterborough depots. More details when we have them.
It looks like the company is getting ready to put its new ADL Enviro 400MMC buses into service and has published a number of images on its Twitter account with the following comment: “Coming soon... your journey to York will never be the same again. Find out more next week”, whilst on his Twitter feed Martijn Gilbert tweeted: “More investment and innovation at our East Yorkshire Buses business. Brand new, high specification and Euro 6 low emission buses full of creature comforts and new ideas to upgrade our 45 and X46 routes into York, complete with a dazzling new ‘EastRider’ route brand too...”
Here are the Twitter images which look like they were from a publicity shoot.
Stagecoach South West
The Open Top vehicles are now returning to service here with Tridents 18186 and 18303 reported in use on the Hop 122 service from Torquay and there is a suggestion that 17701 may also have returned to use. At Exeter depot Open Top Scania/Enviro 400 15665 is also operational.