Swindon’s Scania Enviro 400 15648 is currently in Gloucester Depot. Its’ ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Stagecoach West’ wrap has been removed and is being replaced by a further all-over wrap this time for Cirencester Sixth Form. It is believed the wrap will be similar to the to one already worn by 15650. Stagecoach West has gained a large number of contracts for transport to Cirencester College that start in September.
Stagecoach South West
Withdrawn Optare Solo 47094 has been sold and has been seen in a scrapyard at Crediton along with 47107.
Another reported repaint into the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery is MAN/Enviro 300 24151.
Stagecoach East Midlands
It seems that the original ‘Pierre’ (open top Trident 17675) who had been sidelined by Stagecoach in favour of ‘Pierre 2’ (another open top Trident, this time 18473, but known just as ‘Pierre’) has tired of the view from the scrap line at Hull and asked for a transfer to Grimsby, which has been granted. Now at Grimsby the original ‘Pierre’ is, we understand, prepared to become a component donor to ensure his ‘Skegness Seasider’ are able to continue to entertain the boys and girls (and adults) back in their home town. We think that ‘Sandy’ (also known as open top Trident 17676) may be about to get a helping return to service thanks to parts from the original ‘Pierre’. We also understand that the new ‘Pierre’ has realised that he was carrying the wrong fleet number of 18437 and now correctly sports the right 18473 number!
Now in the Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery are Enviro 400MMCs 10735 and 10744 whilst former Stagecoach Manchester Enviro 400s to enter service at Hull are 19112 and 19115.
Optare Versa 25304 has returned to the training fleet here following its period on loan to Stagecoach Cumbria & South Lancashire.
Enviro 400H Hybrids 12403-25 are reported by the company as transferred from Bow to West Ham whilst now in the Reserve Fleet are Enviro 200ds 36362-65. Similar 36366 is being prepared at an external location for transfer to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.
Stagecoach North East
Now back at South Shields after repaint into Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery is Enviro 200 37318.
Go North East
Look out for the arrival here of 15 new ADL Enviro 400MMCs which will see use on services X30, X31, X70, X71, X84 & X85.
New ADL Enviro 400MMCs are also due here. Eight vehicles are on order and will generally be used on the X46 service.