Information posted on July 1st 2015 at 12:25
Stagecoach Manchester has transferred dual-door Tridents 17499, 17507/16/20/21/61 from Hyde Road to Sharston in exchange for single-door versions 17641/45/57/64/65/71. Tridents 17002 and 17005 are returned to service at Middleton, where they have displaced 17504/78 to the Reserve Fleet. MAN/ALX300 22231 has also returned to service at Middleton, releasing 22223 for transfer to Wigan which in turn has seen 22243 transferred to the Reserve Fleet. Also now out of frontline service at Middleton and in the Reserve Fleet is Volvo B9TL 16949. The cascade of Optare Solo 47470 to Stagecoach East has been cancelled and it has now transferred, along with 47476 to Stagecoach West Scotland.
At Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire Dart SLF 34579 has been released from training duties and is now allocated to Chester. MAN/Enviro 300s 24125 and 24132 have been exchanged between Gillmoss and Birkenhead. Dart SLFs 34596/97 have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Chester. Volvo B10M training vehicle 20794 has been taken out of service and is now awaiting disposal.
News reaches us this morning that Enviro 400s 19642-47, which had been with Stagecoach Yorkshire at Holbrook for Supertram Replacement work, have been transferred to Stagecoach North East. East Lancs-bodied MAN 22514 is now in service at Barnsley. Of the 15 Enviro 200s recently transferred from Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, 37087/88 are now in service at Rawmarsh whilst the remainder are at Chesterfield where they are being prepared for service. Withdrawn for disposal from Rawmarsh are Dart SPDs 33403, 33837 and 33839 along with Dart SLF 33237. Dart SLF 33097 is no longer listed by the company as is assumed sold, whilst MAN/ALX300 22124 has been sold to Nu Venture. Reserve Fleet MAN/ALX300s 22934/40 are now allocated to Rawmarsh.
At Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Dart SLF 34719 has transferred from Carlisle to Kendall. MAN/ALX300 22160 has returned to service at West Cumbria whilst Volvo B10M 52626 is now withdrawn for disposal. Optare Solo 47005 at Morecambe has also been withdrawn from service.
Update posted on July 1st 2015 at 15:45
A large number of vehicles have been sold from the Stagecoach South East fleet. These include Volvo B10Ms 20648/79 and 52094, MAN/ALX300s 20007/10 and Volvo Olympians 16024, 16275/86/99, 16363/70 and16503. Additionally Optare Solo 47379 has been donated to Wolverhampton College and similar 47163 has been transferred to Stagecoach West Scotland. Olympian 16285 has returned to service at Thanet as a replacement for 16275 and also here is Volvo B10M 20642 replacing 20679. Also here is Dart SLF 34653 which has come from Ashford in exchange for 34650. At Hastings Olympian 16388 is back in service as a replacement for 16371 and at Eastbourne MAN/ALX300 22057 has replaced 22192.