Stagecoach South West reports that two Reserve Fleet Tridents are back in service, 17003 at Torquay/Paignton and 17702 at Exeter. Exeter also now has Trident 18065 from Torquay/Paignton on its books. Scania/Enviro 400 15868 is now at Barnstaple and Enviro 400s 19093/94/95 and 19107 have been reallocated from Exeter to Torquay/Paignton, with 19657/58 moving the other way.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has advised that Volvo Olympian 630 has been taken out of service at Withernsea, with a replacement Volvo B7TL 663 coming from Hull. Dart SLF 491 has transferre from Hull to Scarborough with former Finglands Trident 641 entering service at Hull. Vehicles sold are Mercedes Varios 418 and 419 along with Volvo Olympians 623, 627, 629 and 634. Recent repaints have been 350/51/52/55.
Stagecoach East has allocated former Reserve Fleet Tridents 18422 to Peterborough and 18423/24 to Bedford. Also returned to service at Bedford is Volvo B10M (70-seach schoolbus) 52155. The four Volvo B7Rs 53271, 53306/07/15 have transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland. MAN/ALX300s 22332/36 are transferred to the Reserve Fleet.
Norfolk Green reports that Optare Solo 47882 has been withdrawn for disposal. This was one of the first buses to receive the Stagecoach version of the Norfolk Green livery last year. Two further Optare Solos are out of service and delicensed - 47902/03. Optare Tempo 25125 is also delicensed whilst it is away at Stagecoach South Winchester for repaint and refurbishment. Information on the recent allocation of former Stagecoach London Tridents is that the seating layout is H45/29F.
We have received reports that Stagecoach East Midlands’ Lincoln-allocated Volvo B7TL 16908 has been operating from Grimsby depot.
Stagecoach West has received a single Plaxton Pointer-bodied Dennis Dart SLF from Stagecoach South. 33307 is currently being prepared for service. Sold from the Stagecoach West fleet is Dart SLF 33978, whilst former Norfolk Green Optare Versa 25269 has entered service at Ross on Wye, where it has displaced Dart SLF 34402 which has transferred to Stroud. Also allocated to Stroud is Dart SLF 34432 which has recently transferred from Stagecoach East. Enviro 200s 36126-28 have transferred from Swindon to Cheltenham and have been replaced by Dart SLFs 34431, 34840/43.
Stagecoach South East has allocated Dart SLF 34441 to Ashford, where Enviro 200 36125 is also back in service following repairs and these have allowed Volvo B10M 20659 and MAN/ALX300 22192 to move to the Reserve Fleet. Also in the Reserve Fleet is Volvo Olympian 16090 from Herne Bay. Olympian 16013 has been withdrawn from service at Folkestone and replaced by 16365 transferred from Eastbourne. Hastings-based 16382 is now in the Reserve Fleet, whilst former Reserve Fleet 16360 is now for disposal. The three Optare Solos due from Stagecoach South will be allocated to Eastbourne. The four Dart SLFs expected here from Stagecoach South, 34410-13, are being stored at Aldershot, whilst Dart SLF 33319 is technically returned to this fleet after a period on loan but has been withdrawn and awaits disposal from Stagecoach South’s Basingstoke depot.
Sold from the Stagecoach South East fleet are MAN/ALX300s 22004 and 22191. The recently transferred Volvo B10M coaches, 52498, 52502 and 52614 have been allocated to the Training School at Thanet. The eight Tridents received from Stagecoach London will be allocated to
Thanet - 17585/87/90
Herne Bay/Canterbury - 17538/53/82
Eastbourne - 17528/29
Stagecoach Midlands has put former London/Stagecoach East Scotland Trident 17127 into service at Rugby, where it has resulted in the withdrawal for disposal of Volvo Olympian 16680. Also for now disposal is Volvo Olympian 16692 from Kettering. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 24772 is in service at Kettering, displacing Optare Solo 47015 into the Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet Volvo Olympian 16684 is now based at Kettering.
Dart SLFs 33174 and 33853 have been sold by Stagecoach Manchester, with 33100, 33864/65/66/67/69-76 being taken out of service at Middleton and now await disposal. Seven Tridents have gone on loan - 17002/10/11 and 17567 to Stagecoach London and 17494, 17527/75 to Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire.
Stagecoach East Scotland has received Tridents 18005 and 18332/33 from Stagecoach West Scotland with Volvo B12B coaches 54061/71 being transferred the other way. Volvo B10M 52567 has transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland.
At Stagecoach South Dart SLFs 33375, 34110 and 34373 are for disposal, whilst 34445 is now in the Reserve Fleet. Former Stagecoach London Trident 17425 is allocated to Portsmouth. Dart 34117 has been sold.
Stagecoach London reports that Scania Omnicity 15147/48/54/55/56/60 are being prepared for return at the end of the lease agreement. Trident 17427 is a further conversion here for the training fleet.
Vehicles sold by Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire are Volvo Olympians 16236/37 and 16653; Trident 17018 and Volvo B10M 52172.
Ross Newman at Ensign Bus has advised us of the following activity during January 2015.
From Western Greyhound : Merc Vario’s : WK02BUS / SAT WK03BUS / WK53BNB / EUT WK04CCC / CUL / HSD / KUO / OTA WK54BHN / BHP WK05AOX / CFD. Optare Solo’s WK11APO / WK11APV / WK11APU / WK11APX Dart NA52AWP
From APH Parking : Versa YJ10MGV.
From Blazefield : Versa’s YJ57XVZ / XWA / XWB / XWC / XWD / XWF / XWG
From Stagecoach SE : Olympian S757DRP.
From Stagecoach Merseyside : Olympians R254NBV S659NUG.
From Epsom Buses : Enviro 200’s PE56UFP / UFR.
From Metroline : Volvo B7TL’s Y191 / 203 / 233 / 235NLK LK51XGM / XGR / XGG.
From Stagecoach Wales : Volvo B10M’s M765 / 766RAX R789DHB.
From Dawson Rentals : Darts KX03HZG / HZE KX53SDV.
From Arriva TGM : Volvo B12M TUI4844.
RML2350 : It’s Vintage Event Catering Ltd, Bournemouth.
DAF SB120’s FJ54ZDP / ZDT LF52TKD / TKO / TKJ / TKC Volvo B7TL W578DGU : Western Greyhound, Newquay.
Volvo B7TL Y738TGH : Coastal and Country, Whitby, converted to part open top.
Trident T745JPO : Minibus Direct, Churchdown, Gloucs.
Neoplan LX05BWN : Hunters Coaches, Daventry.
Dart SNZ7293 : Watts Coaches, Bonvilston, Wales.
Tridents LY02OAW / OBG : South East Bus Supplies, Bromley, Kent.
Olympian K741ODL : Freedom Travel, Cardinals Green, Cambs.
Dart SN53ETO : Blueworks Taxis, Ulverston, Cumbria.
Dart TNZ1186 : Mann’s Travel, Gravesend.
Volvo B7TL’s LK51XGL / XGN : Redbridge Transport.
Volvo B12M YN06PFE : Lehane Travel, Canterbury.
Volvo B7TL’s Y149 / 147 / 163 / 183NLK : London City Tours.
Versa’s YJ57XWA / XWB / XWC / XVZ / XVV : D and G Buses, Stoke on Trent.
Olympian S757DRP : Rodgers Coaches, Northampton.
Volvo B12B UK05BCL : Go-Ahead London.
Scania YN54NYT : Hilton Hire Services, Newton-le-Willows.
Enviro 200’s PE56UFP / UFR : Watts Coaches, Bonvilston, Wales.
Trident LK03GHY : Ace Travel, Liverpool.
Trident LX04FXM : Brylaine Coaches, Lincs.
Metrobus BYX304V : Unipessoal LDA, Maia Castelo Da Maia, Portugal
Neoplan KX05HVE : Stagecarriage , Middlesborough.
Volvo B10M M765RAX : Galleon Travel, Frating, Essex.
Tridents Y529NHK / LV52HFJ : Bryans Coaches, Enfield.
Olympian R253NBV : Red Kite, Tilsworth, Beds.
Dart KM02HFN : J Coates Driver Training, Leicester.
Volvo B10M M766RAX : Rooney International, Hilltown, Co Down, N Ireland.
Tridents LX04FXR / FXS / FXT / FXU into fleet as 156-159.