Information posted on February 10th 2017 at 11:35
The allocation at Caithness is down to 22 following the transfer of Volvo B7Rs 53271 to the Reserve Fleet and Volvo B9R 53626 to Stagecoach Bluebird at Elgin. Volvo B7R 53309 and Volvo B9R 53624 are both out of service for repairs. Reserve Fleet Volvo B7R 53256 is now reported at Fort William from Skye. Optare Solo 47232, which had been delicenced for repairs, has been scrapped.
Fleet changes here have seen MAN/ALX300s 22422/29/30/32/33 taken out of service at Ecclesfield for disposal. Also out of frontline service at Ecclesfield and now in the Reserve Fleet are similar 22436/37/38 (Chesterfield); 22441/42 (Rawmarsh) and 22439/40 (Ecclesfield). 22435 has transferred from Ecclesfield to Chesterfield as cover for MAN/Enviro 300 22554 which is undergoing accident damage repairs.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22560/61 are reallocated from Barnsley to Ecclesfield and 22617/29/30/34 from Rawmarsh to Ecclesfield. ADL Enviro 300s 27187/88 and 27206 have returned to Barnsley after a short spell on the books at Rawmarsh. Scania/Enviro 300s 28675/76/77/78 are being re-allocated from Barnsley to Holbrook. The six MAN/MCV saloons in the Strategic Reserve Fleet here, 39611/12/13/14/15/16/17, are all now for disposal as are Optare Solos 47290/97/99 from Barnsley.
A further transfer from Stagecoach East Scotland at Aberhill to Aberdeen is Enviro 400 19547. Now back in service at Aberdeen after repairs are Enviro 300s 27101 and 27796, Enviro 300 Hybrid 29006, Van Hool H2 29004 and Volvo B9R 53226. Optare Solo 47214 has transferred from Aberdeen to Insch to replace 47585 which has been delicenced for repairs. Now at Aberdeen are Volvo B7Rs 53232 and 53337 from Peterhead although 53232 was subsequently placed in the Reserve Fleet. Volvo B12B 54066 has left Aberdeen and has been allocated to Peterhead where it has replaced Volvo B11R 54256 which has been placed in the Reserve Fleet. Optare Solo 47488 is now in the main fleet at Peterhead but 47111 from Insch is now for disposal. Volvo B7R 53243 has transferred from Macduff to Insch. Vehicles sold and awaiting collection are Volvo Olympian 16116, Volvo Olympian Open Top 16863, Optare Solo 47213 and Volvo B10M 52409. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34728 is now a publicity vehicle here and is based at Aberdeen.
Information posted on February 10th 2017 at 12:40
➨Stagecoach South West
Torquay-based Optare Solo 47084 is now in use as the depot’s staff shuttle vehicle following the withdrawal of 47096 which is being stripped for spare. Reserve Fleet 47691 has been allocated to Torquay as a replacement for 47084. Optare Solo 47596 is recorded by the company as pending transfer to Stagecoach West.
Information posted on February10th 2017 at 14:40
➨Stagecoach North East
MAN/ALX300s 22012/17 have been taken out of service at Stockton and are now for disposal, whilst Enviro 300s 27507/09/10 are now allocated to Stockton. Dart SLFs 35173 is now allocated to Hartlepool and will be followed by 35163/72. Dart SLF 34563 is now also in the Reserve Fleet (from Hartlepool). Enviro 400s 19645/46 have transferred from South Shields to Walkergate displacing 19201/02 to the Reserve Fleet. Dart SLFs 35188/89 are moved from Slatyford to the Reserve Fleet whilst MAN/Enviro 200s 39728/29/30/31/32 have been re-allocated from Sunderland to Slatyford. Route learning MAN/ALX300 22214 has been taken out of use and is for disposal being replaced at Walkergate on route learning duties by 22022.