Information posted on July 21st at 11:10
Look out for the first of ten new Scania/Enviro 400s for Stagecoach East (15211-20) being delivered to Fenstanton depot in the next few weeks to upgrade vehicles used on Busway service B. They will replace a similar number of older Scania/E400s which the company has confirmed will be will be transferred to Cambridge for use on Ely and Newmarket services. They will retain their leather interior seating and are likely to carry a green biobus-derived livery which would allow them to also be used on Busway services if required.
Stagecoach East Midlands is currently receiving cascaded Enviro 200s from Stagecoach West Scotland at Glasgow. It is expected that 36706-12 will be allocated to Lincoln depot.
Stagecoach East Midlands is also planning to introduce its ‘Simplibus’ branding and network concept - already in use at Grimsby - to its Hull network where it will replace the ‘Frequento’ brand.
Another Stagecoach London Trident transferred to Stagecoach East Midlands for component recovery is 17557.
New Enviro 200MMCs reported as awaiting commissioning with Stagecoach London at Romford at 36601/02/05. Stagecoach London has sold Tridents 17556 and 17812 to City Metals whilst Tridents 17846/52/53 are now at Barking and Scania 15042 at West Ham.
Updated on July 21st at 18:10
Look out for 12 Enviro 400s transferring from Stagecoach Yorkshire to Stagecoach South East, where they will be put into Eastbourne depot. They are due to be released in August following the completion of Supertram Replacement work. They are due to displace a similar number of Enviro 300s which through an internal cascade programme will enable further non-DDA saloons to be taken out of service.
A further Enviro 400 already released from Supertram work by Stagecoach Yorkshire is 19641, which is now with Stagecoach North East.
At Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Dart SLF 34719 is now in the green ‘Lakes’ version of the Stagecoach livery and Optare Solo 47729 is now in the latest version of the Solo livery. Trident 18362 is losing its Morecambe & Wise livery on repaint, which will see it emerge in corporate livery.