Information uploaded on December 18th 2015 at 12:15
Stagecoach East Enviro 200 36011 has finally received its purple Cancer Research UK livery and was back at Peterborough this morning awaiting application of branding. It is understood that there is a Enviro 400 at Bedford paint shop which is also expected to move to Peterborough, details are still awaited.
Stagecoach South East has put MAN/ALX300 22009 back into service at Dover, where it has replaced Volvo B10M 20832 which is now awaiting disposal. Also out of service here following accident damage is Ashford’s Optare Solo 47665.
At Stagecoach Yorkshire Scania/Enviro 400s 15707/11 are back in service at Ecclesfield after modification work by GKN with 15709 now receiving modification work. MAN/ALX300 22089 from Ecclesfield is a further member of the type for conversion to a training vehicle. Conversion work on 22088 has been completed and it is now part of the training fleet at Barnsley. Four surplus Optare Solos here, 47283/86/88/93 have transferred to Stagecoach South Wales. The sole DAF SLF/Wright Commander in any Stagecoach fleet, 26127, has been sold to Go Coach Hire.
At Stagecoach North East a further Enviro 400 returned from loan to Stagecoach East Scotland is Slatyford’s 19151. In other changes MAN/ALX 22014 is transferred from the Reserve Fleet to Walkergate and 22210 is now for disposal.
Information updated on December 18 2015 at 15:15
Stagecoach Midlands has confirmed that transfer to Open Top Volvo Olympian 16527 to Stagecoach South, although the bus has not yet appeared on Stagecoach South records. Also leaving the Stagecoach Midlands fleet is Optare Solo 47411, which has been returned to Northamptonshire County Council. In other fleet changes Volvo Olympian 16459 is back in the Reserve Fleet at Corby following the return to service of Scania 15401. Also now in Reserve is Stratford’s Olympian 16174 following the completion of repairs on Trident 18102. Out of service at Northampton and in the Reserve Fleet is Dart SLF 34494 with Trident 17622 back in service at Kettering after repairs. Rugby’s 36210 and Kettering’s 15749 are out of service for repairs. Reserve Fleet MAN/Enviro 200 39693 is now in service at Nuneaton. Now for disposal are Open Top Olympian 16539 and MAN/ALX300 22921.
At Stagecoach East the company has confirmed that of the three remaining operational Optare Spectras 13986 is now for disposal with 13988/89 being placed into the Reserve Fleet following the transfer of Tridents 18343/44/45 to Kings Lynn. Also now for disposal here is Open Top Volvo Olympian 16541. It is understood that Volvo B10BLEs 21160/62/63/65/66 have been sold.
Information updated on December 18th 2015 at 16:30
News from Stagecoach South is the withdrawal of Volvo Olympians 16748/97, which are now awaiting disposal. Reserve Fleet Volvo B10M 20937 has transferred to the training fleet and is now at Winchester. There have been several re-allocations of Dart SLFs with 34515 now at Aldershot, 34631 and 35258 at Basingstoke, 34633 and 35215 at Guildford, 34447 and 34448 at Portsmouth with 34445/53, 34514/16, 34632 and 35256/57 now in the Reserve Fleet. Enviro 300 27837 has transferred from Aldershot to Chichester in exchange for 27838, whilst Enviro 200s 36014/20 have transferred from Winchester to Aldershot. Volvo Olympian 16633 is back in service at Winchester, whilst 16756 has been sold to Ensign Bus and 16524 donated to Holmbush Primary Academy in Shorham-By-Sea. Trident 18084 has arrives from Stagecoach West as a replacement for 18377, which was rejected, and has been allocated to Aldershot. Volvo Olympian 16291 is on loan to Stagecoach South East and is reported to be in use at Hastings.