Information posted on January 10th 2018 at 09:44
✤Stagecoach South West
Heritage fleet open top Leyland PD2 19992 has been sold to a private owner for ongoing preservation. Reserve Fleet Trident 18136 has returned to service whilst repairs to Enviro 400 19323 are carried out.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
A vandal attack on over a dozen vehicles at Grimsby overnight on 8th/9th January resulted in numerous smashed windows (we understand several trains stabled overnight at Cleethorpes also had windows smashed. To provide cover at Grimsby at least 11 vehicles were hastily transferred in from other depots. Reported were:
Trident 18044 (Gainsborough), Volvo B7TL 16906 (Seasonal Reserve Skegness), Enviro 200 36120 (Mansfield), Enviro 300s 27189/90 (Lincoln) and 27197 (Scunthorpe), MAN/Enviro 300 22798 and 24195 (Hull), Volvo B7RLE 21214 (Skegness), Dart SLFs 34849 (Reserve Lincoln) and 35143 (Scunthorpe).
Repainted into corporate livery out of Interconnect livery is Scania/Enviro 400 15509.
Information posted on January 10th 2018 at 12:35
Transferred here from Stagecoach West Scotland are Enviro 300 school buses 27596/97 and 27623. The Optare Solo recently received from Stagecoach East Midlands (47269) was for component recovery only and has been scrapped.
Now here from Stagecoach South West are Tridents 18061/67/68/69, which have been placed into the Seasonal Reserve fleet. Also in Seasonal Reserve here are Volvo B7Rs 53524/30/36, whilst 53525/29 which were in the Seasonal Reserve fleet are now for disposal.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
With the exception of Volvo B7TL 16906 and Volvo B7RLE 21214 we understand that all the loaned vehicles at Grimsby have now returned to their home depots.
Another Scania/Enviro 400 repainted out of Interconnect livery into corporate livery is 15510.
The vehicles recently sold from this fleet have all gone to A H Hardwick.
Enviro 400s 19170/71, 19378 (from Stonehaven) and 19174, 19376 (from Insch) along with Trident 18446 (from Stonehaven) are now allocated to Aberdeen. Volvo B7Rs 53317/37 and Volvo B9R 53607 have transferred from Aberdeen to Stonehaven with Volvo B7Rs 53314/16 moving from Aberdeen to Insch. Enviro 300 27806 has also transferred from Aberdeen to Stonehaven.
Volvo B7R/Wright Commuter 21201 is now for disposal here with 21202 moving from the main fleet to the Reserve Fleet at Aberdeen.
✤Stagecoach West Scotland
New Enviro 400MMC 10932 is allocated to Cumbernauld, displacing Enviro 300 27228 to Ayr. MAN/Enviro 300 22852 has moved from the Reserve Fleet at Ayr to Dumfries whilst TransBus Enviro 300 27512 is allocated to Stranraer and 27513/14 are at Dumfries. The entry into service of 27512-14 has allowed 27596/97 and 27623 to transfer to Stagecoach Highlands. Currently delicenced for repairs is Enviro 300 27626 whilst Dart 34217 has been donated to charity. Now for disposal here are Volvo B7Rs 53299 (from Stranraer) and 53301 (from Dumfries) with 53323 re-entering service at Stranraer after completion of repairs. Van Hool Astromega 50233 is now in service with the Joint Venture fleet at Cumbernauld whilst Volvo B11R 54211 is reported by the company as having transferred to the Megabus fleet with Stagecoach South Wales at Cwmbran.