Information posted on February 13th 2018 at 11:00
✤Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The company has announced that its' annual depot open day will take place this year on May 26th at West Cumbria (Lillyhall) depot. Entries of preserved vehicles and applications for trade stands are now being taken. In addition to preserved buses range of vehicles from the Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire fleet as well as other Stagecoach UK Bus fleets are expected to be on display. A special bus service will operate between Workington Bus Station and the depot.
Information posted on February 13th 2018 at 13:00
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
Scania/Enviro 400 15509 has now joined the main allocation at Worksop, allowing Trident 18047 to transfer to Lincoln. Also at Worksop, Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34455 is being stood down and will be used for component recovery. Withdrawn Optare Solos 47068 and 47163 are being transferred to Stagecoach Highlands for spares whilst the company reports that withdrawn 47170/71 have been sold.
More details have been made available to us of the fleet cascade plan which will be put into action when the new 11.8 metre Gold-spec Enviro 200MMCs enter service at Nuneaton at the end of this month. 11 Enviro 200s will transfer from Nuneaton to Leamington and Rugby with 13 MAN/Enviro 200s moving to Rugby and Kettering. The transfers will eliminate the Dart SLF type from Leamington and Kettering, leaving just Rugby and Corby operating them.
The transfers will also see the Optare Solo eliminated from the Corby allocation with 47418 transferred to Kettering and others of the type at Corby withdrawn for disposal. The elimination of the Solos at Corby will leave just the Scania/East Lancs double decks 15401-05 operational in Corby Star livery. This is one of the longest surviving local identity brands within Stagecoach.
Once all the changes have taken place Corby will have Dart SLFs 35174/75/76/77/78/79, 35218/19/21/22/23/24/25/26 on its books with 35180-85 in the main fleet at Rugby and 34815-18 in the Reserve Fleet there. All other Dart SLFs will be for disposal.