Information posted on February 24th 2018 at 12:21
The first batch of 25 Gold-specification Enviro 200MMCs (26202-26) will go into service from Nuneaton depot tomorrow on the 48 group of services operating between Coventry-Bedworth-Nuneaton-Leicester or Atherstone. The buses have 39 seats most with seat back USB sockets, coat hook and reading light. The buses also have WiFi enabled. They are replacing standard Enviro 200s on the route. 19 of the 25 vehicles have so far been delivered, with the remainder expected in the week.
The 48 is the top-earning route within Stagecoach Midlands with buses covering over one million miles a year carrying over two million passengers. The 25 buses cost around £176,000 each and represents the biggest ever investment in new vehicles by Stagecoach Midlands at £4.4 million.
The 48 runs up to every ten minutes between Coventry and Nuneaton with buses then going alternatively to Leicester or Atherstone.
Bus 26202 carries the name Paul Dickson after the well respected former Midland Red and Stagecoach driver who was also union rep at Nuneaton depot.
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Two former Lochs and Glens Volvo B13R/Joncheere touring coaches are reported to have joined the Rennies fleet.
Another Dart SLF, 34516, which had recently been awaiting disposal has been reported back in service at Chichester.
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Dart SLF 34679 has been taken out of service and is understood to have been earmarked for conversion to a driver training vehicle.
Enviro 400MMC 10880 has returned to service at Peterborough following repairs to front end damage sustained when it was hit by a car in December last year, whilst Enviro 400 10013 has been repainted and is in service without any Peterborough Citi logos being applied.
King’s Lynn-based East Lancs-bodied Trident 18280 has been seen in Peterborough depot where it is receiving preparation work for its annual test.