Information posted on June 15th 2017 at 15:35
➨Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
It is expected that open top Tridents 17012, 17277 and 17692 will remain here as spare vehicles once the new Wright Gemini/Volvo B5TL open top vehicles enter service. Bids have been made for the remaining open top Tridents, 17013/14/15/16 and 17221, with one due to transfer to Stagecoach South East and others moving to Scotland. 17012, which is being repainted into a heritage livery will remain at Kendal depot. Enviro 200 36196 is now branded for Carlisle’s route 76, with 36195/98/99 also due to receive the branding.
Optare Solo 47474 is now at West Cumbria depot.
Trident 17683 has been received from Stagecoach East Midlands but is for component recovery only. Optare Solo 47774 is on loan from Carlisle to West Cumbria.
Former Megabus Gold Van Hool Sleeper vehicle 50302 arrived at Bedford depot on June 9th. The company has confirmed that there are no plans to use it in service and it was there as part opf a project to look at the depot infrastructure to see if longer (15 metre) vehicles could be accommodated in the future.
Being offered for sale directly by Stagecoach, rather than through a dealer, are the MCV Evolution-bodied MANs 39611-17, which were previously used from Barnsley depot.
➨Stagecoach East Midlands
Former Stagecoach East Enviro 400 19298 is now at Lincoln being prepared for service following removal of the centre doorway. Lincoln-allocated Enviro 400 19202 has been reported operating ‘on loan’from Skegness depot.
➨Stagecoach North East
Enviro 300 27725 has lost its ‘Get there with E’s’ branding upon transfer from South Shields to Stockton and a recent repaint.
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
Vehicles 93, 645 and 9918 are expected to received cherished registration marks in the near future. 701 lost its branding for routes 45/46 following a repaint earlier this year.
The five new short Enviro 200MMCs due here are all expected to be delivered to Hull for preparation for service with one then due to be allocated to Hornsea whilst the others have been reported as going to be split between Hull and Scarborough.