We had not planned a Fleet Ramblings update until the New Year, but we have received several queries regarding a fire on a Stagecoach Midlands double deck yesterday. The bus involved was Kettering's Trident 18105 which was running out of service from Kettering Depot to Northampton. It is believed that an engine fire occurred and the bus is reported to have received substantial damage.
In other news Stagecoach East Midlands has repainted Volvo 16916 in the latest version of the InterConnect livery.
Stagecoach Yorkshire has received another MAN/East Lancs saloon from Stagecoach East Scotland at Dundee. 22508 has gone to Chesterfield for initial inspection before entering service which is likely to be at Barnsley. MANs 22439/42 have lost Sheffiled Route 83 branding on repaint whilst former Stagecoach London Trident 17562 has been re-registere to MKZ9039 from LY55HDO.
The next planned Fleet Ramblings update will be on Monday 5th January 2015