Information uploaded on December 8th 2015 at 12:50
Reports have reached us suggesting that the re-allocation of Trident 18377 from Stagecoach West to Stagecoach South has now been formally cancelled and that 18084 has transferred in its place.
The four MAN/ALX300s transferred from Stagecoach East (Cambridge) to Stagecoach Manchester last Sunday were 22321-24. As of last night three Optare Spectras remained operational at King’s Lynn - 13986/88/89.
Local press reports confirm that Stagecoach East is bidding for 89 Electric Hybrid double decks for its Cambridge services for next year. The investment would be worth £17million and would be subject to funding of £5million being received. The double decks would replace the Park & Ride Enviro 400s, the Cambridge Sightseeing open top tridents and all of the standard Enviro 400s and remaining Tridents based at Cambridge depot. Peter Roberts, the executive councillor for environment and waste at Cambridge City Council, said: "This bid has the potential to bring about significant improvements in air quality in those parts of the city where they are most needed." Andy Campbell, managing director of Stagecoach East, added: "We are hoping our bid is successful so we can continue to invest in our city to further improve air quality." The results of the bid should be known next month.
A number of fleet changes have taken place at Stagecoach Yorkshire following the transfer of three Enviro 300s on loan to Stagecoach East Scotland. As a result MAN/Enviro 300s 22644/48 have moved from Chesterfield to Barnsley, being replaced at Chesterfield by MAN/ALX300s 22801/12 from the Reserve Fleet. Also back in service at Barnsley is Reserve Fleet MAN/East Lancs 39624.
The first of the MAN/Enviro 300s to transfer from Stagecoach East Scotland to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is 22875, which is now at Morecambe. The transfer of further vehicles from this batch will enable withdrawal of the non-DDA compliant MAN/ALX300s in the Cumbria fleet.
Details are becoming clearer of the vehicles moved to Scotland, and within Scotland, as part of the Forth Road Bridge closure contingency fleet. More vehicles than were needed were pledged by Stagecoach companies resulting in some of the planned, and advised, transfers not taking place. We have produced a Supplement which gives the latest information that we have been advised. A copy of this document can be downloaded here.