Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire has an ADL Enviro 400MMC demonstrator on loan. 80027 (YY15HJZ) is fitted with the experimental stop/start technology and is on trial here.
In other reported changes at Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire Volvo B10BLE 21117 has been take out of service at Birkenhead and is now for disposal. Birkenhead has received Optare Solo 47008 on transfer from Preston whilst Trident 17448 has been transferred from Preston to Chester in exchange for 17491. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34680 is now allocated to Gillmoss and similar 34744 is allocated to Chorley after completion of repairs. A further transfer here is MAN/Enviro 300 24132 from Gillmoss to Birkenhead.
We are also advised that several cherished registrations on vehicles at Stagecoach East Midlands will be transferred to the vehicles recently transferred into the Rail Replacement fleet at Lincoln. This plan will also see the cherished registration marks on coaches recently transferred to Stagecoach Highlands and Stagecoach West being returned to Stagecoach East Midlands.