Our friends at Nu Venture have confirmed that Irisbus Agoraline 39891/97 (891.97 in the Nu Venture fleet) have now been collected from Norfolk Green at King's Lynn.
We can also confirm that the allocation of ex-London Trident 17741 to Norfolk Green is a replacement for originally expected 17744 which has now been allocated to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.
As noted above Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire has been allocated ex London Trident 17744 along with 17490 and 17495. Currently in store at Morecambe thet will be converted to single door layout and open top configuration at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn for the 2015 season. The four Tridents received here in October, 17196-99, have now been fitted with seatbelts.
The new Enviro 200 saloons with Stagecoach East Midlands at Grimsby (37187-205) are all now in service and all but 37188/96 now carry Simplibus branding. All five ADL E30D saloons for Mansfield (Pronto services) have now been delivered and are being prepared for service. Numbered 27182-86 the registrations are SL64HXR/S/T/U/V. This corrects a previous report in which we suggested they had SN registration marks. At Skegness DAF 26122 has been transferred to the Seasonal Reserve fleet pending engine repairs and has been replaced by 26126. A large number of early Dart SLFs have been withdrawn and are now awaiting disposal. These include:
33151/53/55, 33214/15/16/18/22-25/56, 33439, 33848 and 34187. The allocation of the displaced Pointer-bodied Dart SLFs from Grimsby is:
35128-32 Grimsby (Reserve)
Finally with Stagecoach East Midlands Volvo B7TL 16904 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Grimsby, whilst other inter-depot transfers are:
33221 Disposal to Grimsby (Reserve)
33848, 34183/84/89/94 Hull to Hull (Reserve)
35007/08 Hull (Reserve) to Hull
34849 Gainsborough (Reserve) to Gainsborough
24201 Hull to Hull (Reserve)
Delaine Buses has confirmed that it has reserved registration mark AD15DBL which will be applied to its next Volvo B9TL/Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 which has already been built and will enter service in March next year. It will carry fleet number 158.