July 23rd 2019 @ 12:00: Dart SLFs for training buses at Stagecoach South East and MAN/Enviro 300s for disposal/cascade at Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach West Scotland
Trident 18008, which had been on loan, and operating from Ayr depot, has returned to Stagecoach East Scotland. It has been replaced at Ayr by Enviro 400 19552 which has been transferred from Kilmarnock.
A reduction in vehicle requirement at Kilmarnock has seen MAN/Enviro 300s 22863/67/68/69/70/71 transferred to the Reserve Fleet there.
Volvo B7R training coach 53234, which had been on loan to Stagecoach East Scotland has now been formally transferred there. It is being replaced in the training fleet here by MAN/Enviro 300 22591.
The company reports that MAN/ALX300 22389 has been scrapped.
Now released for disposal/cascade are MAN/Enviro 300s 22522/23/24/25/28/33/34/84/90/93 and 22856/59/61, whilst for disposal are Optare Solos 47506/07/23.
Stagecoach South East
Following the entry into service of new 11.8m ADL Enviro 200MMCs at Thanet (26231-54) the Enviro 200s have been displaced and reallocated to:
Herne Bay - 36858/59/60/62/63/64/65/66/67/68
Ashford - 36869/70/71/72/73/74/75
Folkestone - 36876/77/78/79/80/81/95/96/97
As a result just one Dart SLF (34655) remains on the books at Herne Bay, whilst Optare Solos have been removed from the allocation at Folkestone.
Optare Solo 47666 has transferred from Dover to Ashford in exchange for 47110, whilst Dart SLF 34792 from Herne Bay is now allocated to Folkestone.
Additions to the allocation at Eastbourne are ADL Enviro 300 27578 and Dart SLFs 34438/44 and 34541.
Dart SLFs 34651/54/56/57/58/60, displaced from Herne Bay, are now awaiting conversion to training vehicles.
Now in the Reserve Fleet here are Dart MPD 33305 and Dart SLFs 34442/83/88 along with Optare Solos 47112/13/18/65, 47477/78 and 47686/87/88.
The company no longer details Dart SLFs 33098, 34487, 34543, 34645/62, 34790/94 and Optare Solo 47176 with 34662 and 34794 sold to Ensign Bus and the remainder understood to have been sold to A H Hardwick.