Trident 18484, which has been expected to join the training fleet here is now earmarked for a charity donation
Now out of use here is Chichester-allocated Enviro 200 36015 which has been totally gutted by fire..
Enviro 400 19900 here continues to look resplendent in its old-style 'beach ball' livery, despite it being repainted seven months ago. Several delicenced vehicles at Chichester have spent several weeks parked up at the Bus Station - Volvo B7TL 16932, Trident 18502 and Enviro 400s 19097 and 19098.
A large number of Tridents are back in service here including all of the Portsmouth allocation of five vehicles. Also regularly used at Portsmouth is Trident 17740 from the Reserve Fleet.
Further Busway Scania/Enviro 400s to be reported operating on loan to Cambridge are 15198 and 15657. Currently just four of the type remain at Fenstanton for Busway duties - 15199, 15200/01/02.
As well as operating local services, those on loan at Cambridge are also seeing use on the X5 duplicate workings which operate between Cambridge and Eaton Socon.
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ardrossan depot remains closed with most of the allocation there transferring to Kilmarnock with the exception of Enviro 400MMC 10921 which has moved to Ayr.
Enviro 200 36142 has transferred from Stranraer to Dumfries whilst Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44011 has returned to Ayr from Cumbernauld but is currently delicenced. Enviro 400MMCs 10922-25 have transferred from Dumfries to Kilmarnock.
The company reports that Optare Solos 47732/33 from Kilmarnock have transferred to Stagecoach North Scotland [Highlands].
Stagecoach North Scotland [Highlands]
Now at Kirkwall are Enviro 200s 36933/56/57 along with Wright StreetLites 43011/12 and Optare Solos 47748/49 from Inverness together with StreetLite 43012 from Aviemore and Optare Solo SR 47811 from Caithness.
Volvo B13R 54130 is now at Tain with similar 54131/32/33/34/37 at Caithness. Volvo B9Rs 53625/30 have transferred from Caithness to Aviemore.
Now at Inverness are MAN/Enviro 300 22864, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 59617 and Optare Solos 47181 and 47185 whilst at Caithness is Optare Solo 47564.
Scania/Caetano 59217 and Volvo B12B 54040 are now for disposal.
Vehicles sold, or scrapped, and no longer part of the fleet are Trident 18001, Enviro 200s 36954 and 37075, DAF 39881, Optare Solo 47570, Volvo B7R 53215/18, 53307/13 along with Volvo B12Bs 54062/66.
The company reports that deliveries of the new Enviro 400MMCs to Stockport have reached 11540.
Enviro 400 Hybrids transferred from Stockport to Hyde Road are 12088/90 and 12111/13/15/80/82/84/94/95 whilst similar 12196/97/98/99 have left Stockport for Ashton.
Enviro 400s 19425/27/28/29 have transferred from Sharston to Middleton with Enviro 200s 36779/80 being exchanged with Middleton for Optare Solos 47472/73 which are now at Stockport.
Go North East
Extracted from the Go North East website is a bumper package of information.
Repaints last week included Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6332 which has been treated to a partial (back end) repaint, into the light green variant of the “X-lines” livery, for services X45/X46/X47.Following repaint it was transferred from Chester- le-Street Depot to Consett, but has not yet displaced another bus which will facilitate the repainting of the ‘Red Kite’ branded Wright Streetlite vehicles.
The tour of the ‘Retrobus’ liveried Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6050 continues. This week it has transferred to Riverside Depot.
Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 6308-14 have been taken out of service from Riverside, to undergo preparation for their use on the X21 service, which includes a repaint at Bus & Coach World, Blackburn, as well as some mechanical upgrades. When the work is completed they will transfer to Chester-le-Street.Temporarily operating in their place at Riverside on the X9/X10 services between Newcastle and Middlesbrough (pending delivery of the interdeck Volvo B11RT/Plaxton Elitei coaches from Oxford Bus Company) are a number of Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs, which have mostly transferred in from other depots, including; 6048/84/85/86/99 and 6100. The vehicles from Deptford and Percy Main have been made available owing to the school holidays PVR reduction, while 6048 has been exchanged for Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3965.
Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3s 6334/35 have transferred to Chester-le-Street.
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3983 has been sold to Jamie Potts for preservation.
Repaints earlier this month included Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6001 into the 2019 fleet livery. Wright StreetDeck/Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6331 has a partial (back end) repaint, into the light green variant of the “X-lines” livery, for services X45/X46/X47.
The commencement of the school holidays means that Optare Solo SR M890/Optare 651 is now surplus to requirements at Riverside and has therefore transferred to Deptford. It also means that Scania CN230UB/Scania Omnicity 5239 and 5240 are now surplus to requirements and have been taken out of service from Hexham (but remain available to be reinstated if required), while the following vehicles have been permanently withdrawn from service:
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3967 (PN02 XCL)
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3970 (PJ02 PYW)
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3971 (PJ02 PYX)
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3977 (PJ02 PZD)
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5207/08/09 are for disposal and Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante coaches 7104/05/06/43/44 have now been permanently withdrawn from service.
Vehicle disposals have continued:
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3973 (PJ02 PYZ) has been sold to Cranberry Coachways, Accrington.
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3975 (PJ02 PZB) has been sold to Cranberry Coachways, Accrington.
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 4976 (NK53 UOC) has been sold to A-line Coaches, Pelaw.
Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5212 (NK54 NVG) has been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery, Weetslade.