July 3rd 2019 @ 16:30: MAN/ALX300s and Trident withdrawals at Stagecoach East Midlands; Mercedes-Benz Sprinters enter service with Stagecoach East and loan Enviro 200MMC with East Yorkshire
Now in service here are the three Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 44005/06/09. They are being used on Citi 2 shuttle services 2A and 2B in Cambridge during the closure of Mill Road railway Bridge. Two vehicles are in service each day.
Latest repaints here are Tridents 18411 and 18412, ahead of their transfer out of this fleet, along with 18413/14/15 later this summer, and cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Now in the main fleet at Hull are new Enviro 400MMCs 11192-11201. They have initially ousted Tridents 17709/21 for disposal. Also ousted from Hull for disposal are MAN/ALX300s 22365/80/82 whilst similar 22363/81 are now in the Reserve Fleet.
Trident 17739 has been scrapped here whilst 18039 has transferred from Hull to Gainsborough.
Enviro 300 27789 from Gainsborough and Enviro 200 36004 from Worksop are delicenced awaiting body repairs. Also delicenced for mechanical repairs is Dart SLF 34851 from Gainsborough.
Dart SLF 35147 has transferred from Hull to Gainsborough and Enviro 200 36524 from Hull to Worksop.
Call Connect Fiat Ducato 91985 has transferred from the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln to Gainborough for the start of a new Call Connect contract there.
The four Mercedes-Benz Sprinters here, 44014/28/29/30, are due to enter service on the North East Lincolnshire Phone & Ride demand responsive service next week.
Due to return to service by Ju;y 14th, following completion of repairs, is Enviro 400 19296.
Currently at Hyde Road depot is former Stagecoach London Trident 17860.
Currently at Scarborough to provide cover whilst new Enviro 200MMCs 276-83 receive interior upgrades is Enviro 200MMC demonstrator YX19ONV, which has been allocated fleet number 140 during its stay. 276-83 were ‘dealer stock’ vehicles and Go North East Managing Director Martijn Gilbert recently confirmed that they will have the seats replaced and receive the new standard East Yorkshire interior specification.