Information uploaded on July 4th 2016 at 09:30
The company is now showing Dart SLFs 34639/40 and 34700 as being part of the Reserve Fleet, which suggests that the planned transfer to Stagecoach Manchester has been cancelled.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire…
Volvo Olympian 16119 is again on loan at West Cumbria, whilst open top Volvo Olympian 16534 has returned to Carlisle.
Stagecoach East Midlands…
We understand that the remaining 13 Volvo B7RLEs due to transfer from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire to this fleet for use at Grimsby are likely to be current Park & Ride examples 21263-21275.
Stagecoach Disposals explained…
Where we report the withdrawal of Stagecoach vehicles for disposal it does not mean that the vehicle is already out of service. Whilst some will already have been withdrawn, others have been earmarked for withdrawal and disposal and may be seen to continue in use until the MOT or Road Tax expires, or until the next engineering inspection date.
Stagecoach Reserve Fleet explained…
There is a misconception that the transfer of a vehicle into the Stagecoach Reserve Fleet means that they are no longer in service. This is not the case and many Reserve Fleet buses remain in regular use. There are, however, several categories of Reserve Fleet vehicles.
Strategic Reserve comprises vehicles that are generally out of use, providing the individual company with vehicles that can be called back into service if required for their own use or to allow cover to be provided during emergency situations at other companies. This category is also used by some companies to identify vehicles that are delicenced for long-term repairs.
Operational Reserve this is the category in which most Reserve Fleet vehicles are allocated. Most remain available for service and see regular use. They are generally additional vehicles allocated to depots which are over and above the formal depot allocation. It is wrong to assume that Reserve Fleet vehicles are parked up as they give depots operational flexibility and like the Strategic Reserve vehicles may be called on at short notice to allow cover to be provided at other depots
Seasonal Reserve this is the category used for those vehicles which are used to provide the seasonal (generally summer period) increase in vehicle requirement. Out of season most of these vehicles will be parked up and stored, but during the peak summer period most will be formally allocated to depots but some will remain in the Seasonal Reserve fleet and the Operational Reserve explanation above applies.
Information updated on July 4th 2016 at 09:55
With thanks as usual to Ross Newman, detailed below is the activity at Ensign Bus during June 2016
From Arriva London: DAF DB250 LJ53NHO.
From Stagecoach Devo : Tridents T657KPU, S802/805BWC, X299NNO.
From Arriva Kent: Volvo B7RLE’s GN06EVG/EVJ/EVK/EVM/EVP/EVR/EWD.
From Stagecoach South East: Olympians P718GND, S592BCE, S957URJ, S271CCD, R760DRJ, R297HCD, R501/505/507UWL.
From Stagecoach London: Tridents LX04FYJ/FYL/FYK/FYM/FYV/FYH, LX03OSE/OSU/OSP/OSD/OSM.
From Dublin Bus: Volvo B7TL’s 00-D-70180/181/182/183/184, 01-D-10213/214/215/216.
From Webberbus: Optare Versa’s : YJ57YCA/YCB, YJ58CEK, YJ62FBC/FBL/FCD.
From Rotala: Scania’s YT59NZM, YN08OBY/OBZ.
From Compass Travel: Tridents T183/184CLO
From Go-Ahead NE: Volvo B10BLE’s W491SCU,W905/906/908RBB, X913/914/924WGR.
From Simonds Coaches: MAN’s AE09DJF/DJJ.
From Plymouth Citybus: Volvo B7TL’s PL51LGX/LGN/LGA/LFE/LGJ/LGK, PN02XCJ/XCMFrom Go-Ahead London: Dart PN06UYS.
MAN’s CU04AMV, YT03AYH, YT03AYFm YN04WMC: Faresaver , Chippenham.
Scania’s YN03DFK/DFU: Grayscroft Coaches, Mablethorpe, Lincs.
Volvo B7TL LF52ZPG: E Thomas and Sons , Epsom.
Volvo B7TL LJ03MJU: Borderbus, Bungay, Suffolk.
Versa YJ62FBL; MAN’s AE09DJF/DJJ: Associated Coach Sales, New Zealand.
DAF DB250 LJ04LDA: Chalkwell Coaches, Sittingbourne.
DAF DB250 LJ04LDN: Rotala PLC.
Enviro 200s YX11HNV/BXH: Phoenix Coaches , Gateshead.
DAF YG52CLY: Lodge Coaches, High Easter, Essex.
Tridents LX53JZJ/JZN/JZO: First Bus Stop, Gravesend.
Tempo LX09BGF: Stavros Louka MEA Ltd, Larnica, Cyprus.
MAN YT03AYG; Dart GX54AOT: MC Tractors, Ely, for scrap.
Olympian P767SWC: Epsco LTD, Milan, Italy.
Solo VU52UEF: George Brunswick, Bishop Auckland.
Volvo B10BLE’s W491SCU, W905/6/8RBB, X913/914/924WGR: Galleon Travel, Frating, Essex.
Volvo B10M K789DAO: Mr B Sambu, The Gambia.
Darts PN06UYP/UYR/UYM/UYW: Regent Coaches, Whitstable, Kent.
Dart LN51DUA: Hawk Express Cabs, Ipswich.
Volvo B7RLE’s GN06EVG/EVJ/EVK/EVM/EVP/EVR/EWD: Lothian Buses.
Dublin B7TL’s 01-D-10213/10216: Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry, S Yorks.
Scania YT59NZM: Stephensons of Essex.
Dart 780 withdrawn and transferred to sales stock.
Information updated on July 4th 2016 at 13:25
Stagecoach West Scotland…
Trident 17707 had been on loan here from Stagecoach East Scotland, but its current status is unknown.
Stagecoach East Scotland…
Dart SLFs 33308 and 34598 are now for disposal here, whilst one of the Optare Versas (25225) recently transferred from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire to Stagecoach West Scotland is expected here.
Sold are MAN/ALX300 22811 and Volvo B10M 20412.
Information updated on July 4th 2016 at 13:30
Stagecoach East Midlands…
A further four Volvo B7RLEs have arrived at Grimsby depot from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. 21271/72/73/74 and are being prepared for service.