Information uploaded on February 12th 2016 at 14:30
Previously unreported is the withdrawal from service and return of the First Group vehicles loaned to Stagecoach South West for service at Plymouth.
We understand that Stagecoach South East are likely to take training vehicles 20614 and 52130 out of service in the near future.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is due to receive Optare Solos 47001 and 47757 from Stagecoach Manchester on loan. They will replace 47473 and 47751 which are due to return off loan to Manchester.
Stagecoach East has sold Optare Spectras 13982-87, with the remaining three ex-Norfolk Green vehicles of the type, 13981/88/89 now awaiting disposal. Recently repainted MAN/ALX300 22329 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Cambridge.
There have been a number of changes at Stagecoach Yorkshire, which have seen MAN/Enviro 300s 22536/41/5158/59 and 22648 allocated to Barnsley. Trident/Enviro 400 19042 has transferred from Holbrook to Ecclesfield, whilst back in service at Ecclesfield is Scania/Enviro 400 15710. In exchange for 22648 which it has transferred to Barnsley, Chesterfield has received Dart SLF 34462. Withdrawn from service at Chesterfield and now for disposal are Optare Solos 47287/92, a similar fate befalling 47298 from Barnsley. Dart SLF 35116 has transferred from Rawmarsh to Barnsley. Withdrawn from training duties are Volvo B10M coaches 52407 and 52514. MAN/East Lancs 22512 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Barnsley. Several vehicles have been transferred into the Reserve Fleet but remain in use at depot on an ‘on loan’ basis. These are 22083 at Barnsley, 22087 at Ecclesfield, 22508-11 at Barnsley, 34460 at Chesterfield, 47282/89 at Barnsley and 39613/14/16/17 at Barnsley.
Stagecoach Midlands has allocated Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34593 to Corby, ousting Optare Solo 47044 into the Reserve Fleet. Solos 47126/27 and 47409 have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet from Kettering and replaced by 47404/06/18. At Rugby Optare Solos 47030/39/42/43 are now all in the Reserve Fleet having been replaced by Dart SLFs 34491 and 34815/16/18 - this removed the Solo from the allocation at Rugby. MAN/ALX300 is stood down from service for conversion into a training vehicle. New Megabus Volvo B11Rs 55021/28 are now in service at Rugby, but Volvo B12Bs 54053/54/55 are now out of service. Volvo B12M 53029 is awaiting collection from Rugby by Stagecoach East Scotland, whilst Volvo B9Rs 53636-40/42-45 have transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland at Inverness. Now for disposal are Scania/Levante 59301/02/04/05 and Volvo B12B 54051-55 which are all stored off site at Plaxton’s Anston. Sold is Volvo Olympian 16683.
There have been a number of fleet changes reported at Stagecoach East Scotland with Enviro 400 10006 from Blairgowrie out of service with fire damage and similar 19896 from Arbroath out with collision damage. Glenrothes Volvo B12B 54075 also has collision damage. The remains of Trident 17746 have been donated to the Police. MAN/ALX300s sold are 22166 and 22259 to B. Devlin and 22233-68/76/77 to JMB Travel. Also sold is Mercedes Touro 59642 to Royjay Travel. Dunfermline’s Dart SLF 34598 is out of service undergoing engine repairs. Volvo B7R has transferred from Aberhill to Blairgowrie and Optare Solo 47051 from Glenrothes to St Andrews. Volvo B10Ms 52420/60/78 are all now in the Reserve Fleet as is Volvo B7R 53290, with similar 53249 transferring from Glenrothes to Blairgowrie. Volvo B12Bs 54063-65/67/70/72-74 from Stagecoach North Scotland are at Glenrothes but 54075 is out of service awaiting repairs and 54047/48 have transferred from Glenrothes to the Reserve Fleet. Volvo B7Rs 53252/82/89 and B12B 54046 are transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland.