Stagecoach West Scotland has put new Scania/Enviro 300s 28703-08 into service at Cumnock, where they have displaced MAN/Enviro 300s 22522/82-85 to Reserve and 22862 to Glasgow. New Enviro 200s 37247-51 are in service at Kilmarnock where they have displaced a number of Optare Versas, 25201/02 to Stranraer, 25218/19 to Ardrossan and 25220 to the Reserve Fleet. The five Scania/Levante coaches in this fleet 59301-05 have been transferred to Stagecoach Midlands at Rugby for Megabus duties. Mercedes 709D 40056 has replaced 40058 at the staff shuttle vehicle at Ayr. Of the five Volvo B7Rs received from Stagecoach East Scotland, 53256/57 are in the Reserve Fleet and 53293-95 have been allocated to Stranraer. Displaced from Ardrossan, Dart SLFs 35241/43 are being prepared for allocation to Stranraer.
At Stagecoach Yorkshire MAN/ALX300 22935 is back in service at Ecclesfield, whilst Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 33238 is now awaiting disposal. Barnsley-allocated Dart SLF 34721 is out of service undergoing engine repairs.
Stagecoach North East has started the process of disposing of surplus MAN/ALX300s with 22465/70/72/79/82/83/88/92 and 22660/61 heading off to A H Hardwick (Dealer). Similar 22668 is no longer awaiting disposal and is back in the reserve fleet. Dart SLF 33101 is now awaiting disposal and the return to service of Dart SLF 34615 at Hartlepool has seen similar 34401 transferred to the Reserve Fleet. Chassis Repairs have been undertaken on Volvo Olympian 16839 which is no longer awaiting disposal and is back in the Reserve Fleet at Sunderland. Repairs on MAN/ALX300 22672 are not taking place and the vehicle is now awaiting disposal, whilst similar 22675 is back in service at Slatyford.
Geoffrey Simmonds advises that further to yesterday's Fleet News Ramblings re Stagecoach South (more specifically Chichester). Some of the listed changes, while indeed planned, have not yet been implemented. Firstly only 37269 and 37270 of the expected 6 new AD20D saloons have thus far entered service. Presumably because of that 34684/86/89 have not yet moved away and are still active here in Chichester (the other ex-Carlisle example 34690 has recently gained Stagecoach Chichester University colours as previously applied to E40D 19900). Also, rather more surprisingly, T-reg Dart SLF 33378 is in service this morning.
Ross Newman at Ensign Bus has provided the following update covering December 2014:
From Forest Environmental : Volvo B7TL’s W512 / 513WGH
From Metroline : Volvo B7TL LK51XGN Enviro 200’s YX09FLZ / FMU / FMV / FLD / FLW.
From Regal Busways : Solo YJ56AOU.
From Stagecoach London : Trident Y454NHK.
From Go-Ahead South Coast : DAF’s T165AUA / K547RJX / P125RWR / N68FWU / L526EHD Solo R618NFX Excel W601PLJ Volvo B10M M694BTU Volvo B7TL W905WGH Olympians K735 / 741ODL H728DDL.
From Coaches ETC : Olympian LIG9127.
From Compass Travel : Dart SN53ETO.
From Transdev Blazefield : Versa’s YJ57XVO / XVP / XVR / XVW / XVS / XVT / XVV / XVX / XVY.
From Dawson Rentals : Darts KP54BYY.
From London General : DAF SB120’s LF52TKD / TKC / TKO / TKK / TKJ / TJY / TJV /
TJX BX04BXM FJ54ZDP / ZDT
From First Cornwall : Scania’s YN54NXT / NXU YN04YHZ / YHY.
From Galleon Travel : SPD’s SNZ7292 / 7296 MPD’s TNZ1186 / 1252.
From Dawson Rentals : Darts KP54BYY / KX53SDU / KM02HDJ / KM02HFN.
Scania’s YN54NXT / NXU : Hilton’s Hire, Warrington.
Tridents LN51KXP / KYT : Buses ETC, Merstham, Surrey.
Volvo B7TL W514WGH Dart R931FOO : Geoff Ripley for scrap.
Solo’s YJ56AOT / AOU / YSK : First Devon and Cornwall.
Volvo B7TL PN02XCS : Redbridge Transport.
Enviro 200’s YX09FLZ / FMU / FMV / FLD / FLW : London General.
Javelin P955DNR DAF’s N45 / 68FWU : York Pullman.
DAF L526EHD : Watts Coaches, Bonvilston.
Trident LK03CEV : Compass Travel, Worthing.
Volvo B7TL Y734TGH : Redline Buses, Aylesbury.
Tridents LY02OAB / OBM : Cardinal Buses, Staines.
Olympian H728DDL : Stagecarriage, Middlesborough.
Versa’s YJ57XVT / XVW / XVX / XVY : Central Buses, Birmingham.
DAF T165AUA Excel W601PLJ Darts X223FBB NK51MKL : Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
DAF SB120’s LF52TJY / TKK : Cotswold Green, Nailsworth.
DAF BX04BXM Darts KX51UDE / PJ02RGZ Solo R618NFX : Western Greyhound
Volvo B7TL’s Y162 / 179 / 182NLK : London City Tours.
Versa’s YJ57XVO / XVS / XVR / XVP : Marchants Coaches, Cheltenham.
Trident T697KPU : Regal Buses, Chelmsford.
Volvo B10M M694BTU DAF’s P124RWR / K547RJX : First Choice Travel, Merthyr Tydfil
Trident PK02REU :Herberts Coaches, Shefford, Beds.
Dart KP54BYL : Galleon Travel, Roydon.=
Olympian D235FYM : Aphrodites Waves Tours, Agia Wapu, Cyprus
Olympian 826 sold to A2B Travel, Luton.
Dart 743 sold to Nu-Venture, Aylesford.
Dart 772 sold to Belle-Vue, Manchester.
Dart 729 sold to Galleon Travel, Roydon
Olympian 395 sold to Aphrodites Waves Tours, Agia Wapu, Cyprus.
Stagecoach Midlands has completed axle repairs on MAN/ALX300 22374, which is back in service at Northampton. Following its return from a period on loan to Norfolk Green Volvo Olympian 16459 is back in the main fleet at Kettering as cover following the write-off of Trident 18105 with fire damage. Also now allocated to Kettering is Optare Solo 47124. Dart SLF 34491 is back in service at Rugby as cover for Enviro 200 36213 which is receiving engine repairs.