July 16th 2019 @ 14:05: Dart SLFs at Stagecoach North East and Trident transfers at Stagecoach East Midlands
Stagecoach North East
Despite the remaining Dart SLFs at Sunderland being in the Reserve Fleet (34605 and 35189), or part of the Route Training fleet (34611) they continue to be used in service. Out yesterday on route 8 was route trainer 34611, which has become as ‘pet’ vehicle at the depot.
Enviro 200 36082 which moved to Hartlepool towards the end of last year has recently been on loan to South Shields to cover for MOT/PSV Tests. It returned to Hartlepool yesterday having been put through the Paint Shop first.
The number of Stagecoach North East 241xx MAN/Enviro 300s converted to Cummins Euro 6 engines now stands at 11 out of the 15. Two should currently be at ADL for conversion with the remaining two yet to go for conversion.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Ousted from Hull following the entry into service of new ADL Enviro 400MMCs there, Tridents 17713/25/30 were transferred yesterday to Lincoln.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Preston-allocated Optare Solo SRs 47932/33 have received a white livery with pink branding for the Preston Park & Ride service which was recently taken over by Stagecoach.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The first of 14 new ADL Enviro 400MMCs for Morecambe (11202-15) are expected by the end of this month.
East Midlands Railway
Abellio is using a former Stagecoach Manchester Northern Counties-bodied Dennis Dominator 15036 (H136GVM) is being used by Abellio as an information bus for staff who will transfer to them with the current East Midlands Trains rail franchise next month. It has undertaken a similar role in the past for the West Midlands Railway franchise.