Information uploaded on July 19th 2016 at 09:45
Over the past 24 hours we have picked up two Twitter messages from Stagecoach companies which took our interest. Stagecoach South East is converting two Tridents to open top for a new seasonal service in Thanet and in a nod to the company's history it painting the vehicles in a traditional East Kent livery. Meanwhile at Stagecoach East Scotland a batch of Optare Versas are being completely refurbished and re-liveried for the Jet 747 service. The photographs below have been supplied by Stagecoach.
Information updated on July 19th 2016 at 12:15
Stagecoach East Midlands…
A further Volvo Olympian authorised for withdrawal and disposal is Lincoln’s 16131, with the same fate also awaiting Trident 17670. They are being replaced by Trident 18391 and Volvo B7TL 16906 which will transfer from Grimsby following the entry into service there of former Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire Volvo B7RLEs 21263 and 21275. A further two B7RLEs to arrive at Grimsby from Merseyside are 21266/67, which are being prepared for service.
Volvo B7Rs 53210 and 53216 have now been converted to training vehicles and the plan is to allocated 53210 to Lincoln and 53216 to Grimsby. Volvo B12B 54052 is being transferred from the Rail Replacement Unit at Lincoln to Hull.