Stagecoach North East
Now back in service here carrying Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery are Enviro 200 37318 and Enviro 200 27729 along with Enviro 400MMC 11298. Now at Sunderland for repaint is Enviro 400MMC 11299 along with Enviro 300 27242 and 27728.
The three Scania OmniCity vehicles here, 24001-03, which prior to ‘lockdown’ were being used on the X24 Sunderland-Newcastle service have remained decommissioned here. Given their non-standard nature within Stagecoach it is likely they will not be returned to service. Gas Enviro 300s and standard Enviro 300s are being used on the X24 service.
Look out for the eight new ADL Enviro 400MMCs now being delivered from ADL Scarborough. Registered YX20OEA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H they will carry fleet numbers 922-929.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Further repaints into the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery here are Enviro 300 27636 and Enviro 200 36710 whilst withdrawn Volvo B7TLs 16902 and 16904 have been moved from Skegness and are now parked up at Scunthorpe. There are now 21 vehicles here in the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery with a further one in the Stagecoach ‘Special’ livery. Hull-based Enviro 400 19684 has never had its repaint completed and remains in all over white.
Stagecoach South East
Enviro 400MMC 10711 and Scania/Enviro 400MMC 15280 have been repainted into Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery and have been allocated to Folkestone depot. Also repainted into Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery is Enviro 200 36859 at Herne Bay depot - this is the first of this type in this division to be repainted.
Enviro 400MMCs 10717/18 have now entered service at Herne Bay.
Stagecoach South West
Now sold and seen in a scrapyard in Crediton are Optare Solos 47108/09 and Dart SLFs 34821/22.
Regular correspondent Adrian Roberts has managed to get a line-up photo of three of the Stagecoach ‘Local’ liveried MAN/Enviro 300s (24145/42/47) here.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
MAN/Enviro 300 24136, which had been used by Stagecoach Group as its ‘Be Nice Bus’ is now back here in the main fleet and has been repainted into the Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery.
Another Leamington vehicle on loan to Northampton is Scania/Enviro 400 15449 whilst company information confirms that Optare Solo 47653, which had been for disposal, is now regarded as part of the Reserve Fleet at Kettering.
Enviro 200s 37038/46/47/49/50 from Northampton are all delicenced and parked up at Leamington.
The outstations at Corby and Stratford upon Avon remain closed with operations being undertaken from Kettering and Leamington Spa).
Trident Open Top vehicles, 17412/17/94 and 17527/75, which were used on the Stratford upon Avon City Sightseeing tour are now all for disposal. When the tour restarts 18471/74/75/82/96 will be used.
We understand the first Optare Solos have now returned to post-‘lockdown’ use here with 47416 and 47417 becoming operational at Kettering.
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