Information posted on February 8th 2019 at 12:15
It can be confirmed that Stagecoach South East ‘Little & Often’ Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44028 is now at Cambridge on extended loan. It is to be used for route assessment with Stagecoach East. Volvo B9R coach SB12NMZ, from Plaxton’s dealer stock, has returned here and is on loan at Bedford for use on the X5 Cambridge-Bedford service.
Cambridge-allocated CPT training Bus, Dart SLF 34422, continues to see use in service and in the last week has been used on the Citi2 service.
The last Scania SLF/East Lancs in service in the main fleet at Chesterfield, 15413, is now in the Reserve Fleet but similar 15414 from the Reserve Fleet at Barnsley is now back in the main fleet there.
Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47465 is now back in the main fleet at Ecclesfield swapping places with 47317. Sold to AH Hardwick are MAN/ALX300 22430 and Dart SLF 35228.
Two Scania SLF/East Lancs vehicles donated are15415 to Lukes School and 15417 to Hope Church.
Trident 18057 and Dart SLF 34733 are now allocated to Swindon and it is believed they have ousted Dart SLFs 34595 and 34667 to the Reserve Fleet. Scania/Enviro 400 15451 has transferred from Cheltenham to Stroud, whilst also at Stroud is Dart SLF 34786 from Gloucester. Gold-spec MAN/Enviro 300 22749 is also now out of service and in the Reserve Fleet. The training fleet has been reduced to five vehicles with the withdrawal of MAN/ALX300 22053 and Volvo B10M coach 52628. A reduction in vehicle requirement at North Bristol has been Enviro 300s 27703 and 27778 transfer to Gloucester.
Vehicles no longer part of the fleet are Dart SLFs 34507/88 and 34807 along with the remains of Optare Solo 47908.
The three remaining Reserve Fleet 12.8metre MAN/Enviro 300s 22623/25/26 are now for disposal.
Look out for the first of the former Wessex Bus Enviro 200s entering service at North Bristol.
✤Stagecoach South West
Transferred here from Stagecoach Midlands for use as a spare vehicle for the Falcon service is Volvo B12B 54074.
✤Stagecoach North East
Now for disposal here is Volvo B10M training bus 20841 whilst MAN/East Lancs 22509 is now allocated to Slatyford displacing 22508 to the Reserve Fleet.
A further repaint from blue ‘gas’ livery to corporate livery is 28005.
Information posted on February 8th 2019 at 13:45
✤Stagecoach West Scotland
Van Hool Astromega 50209 has been sold whilst MAN/ALX300s 22015/37 have been scrapped. MAN/Enviro 300 22591 and Optare Solo 47470 have been taken out of service at Kilmarnock and are now in the Reserve Fleet at Stranraer.