Information posted on February 8th 2017 at 11:30
As previously reported there have been significant changes to the allocation of vehicles here in the last month with further MAN/ALX300s and the entire Volvo B7RLE fleet taken out of service and now for disposal. Middleton has seen its last operational Optare Solo, 47774, move to the Reserve Fleet - latterly this has been the vehicle used for filming by ITV Studios on the Coronation Street soap. At Ashton MAN/ALX300 22055 is being stood down for disposal. Enviro 400s 19184/87/88/89/90/91 and Enviro 400 Hybrids 12054, 12108/09 and 12247-57 (from Sharston) are now at Hyde Road with Enviro 400 19365/90-97 and Enviro 400 Hybrids 12223-46 now at Sharston. The fleet of MAN/ALX300s at Sharston 22095/96/97/98/99 and 22100 are now shown by the company as for disposal.
Recorded by the company as withdrawn for disposal from Wigan have been Volvo B7RLEs 21237-47 and MAN/ALX300s 22308/27/28/35/51, although 21247 and 22335 have been observed in service this week. Tridents 17699 and 18290 which were in the Reserve Fleet are now also for disposal here. Additional Enviro 400s now on the allocation at Wigan are 19328/29/31, 19407/08/10/11/93. Enviro 400 Hybrid 12214 is currently delicenced as a result of fire damage. Vehicles sold to Ensign Bus are the two DAF/Plaxton Centros 26130/31 and Dart SLFs 33871/73/75.
We understand that Enviro 400s 19185/86 are likely to transfer from Sharston to Hyde Road with 19398/99 and 19400/06 transferring from Hyde Road to Sharston.