Go North East
Repaints last week included Scania L94UB/Wright Solars 5213 and 5214 into a white base livery prior to disposal to Hodgson’s Coaches, Barnard Castle, and Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6050 into a striking ‘retro’ multi-coloured scheme. Inspired by a re-work of the company’s infamous 1985 'don't judge a bus by its colour' initiative alongside the rainbow image that has been so prevalent during the coronavirus crisis. The vehicle will become a visual symbol of the company’s ‘One Team GNE’ colleague and community network being launched to build upon the great strength and team spirit shown by its team during the depths of the crisis, to work together to build even better relations across the company and the communities it serves.
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5212 has now been permanently withdrawn from service at Go North East, having sustained defects uneconomical to repair.
Former Training bus Volvo B7TL 9915 has been transferred to fellow Go Ahead business Oxford Bus Company. It moved from Hull to Oxford on 25th June 2020.
Volvo B9TL 721 is set to lose its promotional livery for East Yorkshire Coaches (Coach Hire/Tours) in favour of the standard East Yorkshire livery.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Now in the ‘updated’ Lakes livery are Optare Solo 47058 and the two Optare Solo Slimline SRs 48001/02 which were recently returned here from Stagecoach East Scotland.
Further repaints into the Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery are Optare Solo 47009 and Scania/Enviro 400 15679.
Stagecoach North Scotland [Highlands]
The company reports that Enviro 400s 19214/15/16/17/18/19 have been allocated to Inverness whilst also now in this fleet and being prepared for service are Enviro 400s 19037/38/40/41/43 which have been transferred here from Stagecoach Manchester.
Stagecoach South East
Now for disposal here are Volvo B10M training coach 52614 along with Optare Solos 47113, 47477/80 and 47667.
Enviro 400 19051, which has been in use as a Paint Float vehicle at Folkestone is now performing the same duties at Herne Bay.
The Reserve Fleet here currently includes:
Hastings: 18477, 34732
Thanet: 17528/29, 34442, 34547, 47118
Eastbourne: 17221, 34492/93/98
Folkestone: 34652, 47687
Ashford : 34791, 47112
Herne Bay: 34434, 34636, 36327/28/29/35
Reported as repainted into the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery is Enviro 400MMC 10717.
Scania/Enviro 400s 15977/78/79/80 have been temporarily re-allocated from Cheltenham to Stroud. Two recently repainted vehicles at Gloucester, Enviro 200 36390 and Enviro 300 27719, have been moved from the main fleet to the Reserve Fleet at Gloucester.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Repainted into the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery here is ADL Enviro 300 (original body style) 27594.
We understand that Trident 18473 is now ready to enter service at Skegness as the replacement ‘Pierre the Seasider’ The original ‘Pierre’, 17675, has been withdrawn from service.
Stagecoach South Wales
Licensed and in the operational Reserve Fleet at Cwmbran are Tridents 18006/07/08/72/76/79, Scania/Enviro 300s 28640 and b28737 along with Optare Solos 47530/32/33.
Enviro 200 36854 is at Blackwood and 36851 at Caerphilly.
The company reports that Volvo B10M coaches 52402/03/04 along with 52631/33 have now been sold and are awaiting collection.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture
Megabus Volvo B11Rs 54207/08 which had been at North Bristol (Stagecoach West) are now reported as delicenced with Stagecoach South Wales at Cwmbran.
Previously unreported by us is the allocation of former Stagecoach Oxfordshire Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400s 15534/37 to Chesterfield and similar 15535 to Barnsley.
Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47321 is back in the main fleet at Barnsley as a replacement for 47725 which is undergoing repairs. Returned to service at Ecclesfield following completion of repairs is Wrightbus StreetLite 39105.
The fleet here remains fluid but with further vehicles being returned to service. Currently there are 14 Busway Scania/Enviro 400s and three Scania/Enviro 400MMCs operating from Cambridge and 14 Volvo B7RLE and Volvo B8RLE Busway saloons operating from Bedford. Enviro 200 training bus 36310 is currently at Fenstanton.