Information uploaded on June 1st 2016 at 12:50
As from Yesterday (31st May), Thamesdown have taken on some emergency tenders for Wiltshire County Council in the Calne area. To operate these, Thamesdown have taken delivery of two new 8.9m ADL Enviro200 B29F (old style body) from ADL entering service in all over white livery, numbered 108/109 (YY16 YJE/YJF). These are additional to the vehicles already on order.
Scania/Enviro 400 15973 has returned to service at Swindon after repairs, ousting Dart SLF 34402 to the Reserve Fleet at Stroud.
Despite the exchange of Cheltenham’s Dart SLF 34784 with Stroud for Optare Solo 47551 several months ago the transfer is still not reflected on official company documents. Dart 34785 which was expected here earlier this year from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire has been confirmed as still being at Gillmoss depot pending transfer south.
‘Gold’-spec Scania/Enviro 400 15196 has been transferred from Northampton to Kettering to replace 15750 which is currently delicenced for repairs.
Further Tridents transferred to this fleet from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire are 18153/55, which are now in the Reserve Fleet at Rugby and Leamington respectively. Volvo Olympian 16174 is back in use and allocated to Leamington, where it has ousted 16614 which is now awaiting disposal. Also now for disposal is Optare Solo 47014, whilst Open Top Volvo Olympian 16538 has been collected from Stratford garage by AH Hardwick. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34494 is now in service at Kettering, with Reserve Fleet MAN/Enviro 200 39697 now at Nuneaton.
Stagecoach East Scotland...
The Joint Venture allocation at Dundee ( Volvo B12Bs 54123-27) has been transferred to Perth.
Volvo B12B 54046 is now part of the Joint Venture allocation at Inverness.
Stagecoach South West…
Megabus Volvo B12B 54079 is on loan to Plymouth from Stagecoach Midlands nominally for Falcoln use.
Stagecoach West Scotland…
Megabus Volvo B12B 54078 is on loan at Cumbernauld from Stagecoach Midlands at Rugby and also in the Cumbernauld Joint Venture fleet is similar 54076. Now for disposal here are Optare Solos 47123, 47759 and 47760 whilst Volvo B7R 53234 is at Kilmarnock for training bus conversion.
Now in service at Cumbernauld are ADL E40D/Enviro 400MMC 10511-25, which has resulted in the transfer of Scania/Enviro 400s 15815 and 15945/47/48/49 to Ardrossan.
Scania/Enviro 400 15634 has been written off after sustaining severe accident damage.
Reallocations in the last month have seen several changes to the Volvo B7R fleet as follows:
53318/20/25 Cumbernauld-Reserve Fleet
53236/37/38 Transferred to Stagecoach South
53256/57/61/93/95 and 53302 to Stagecoach Highlands
MAN/ALX300 22388 is transferred from Ardrossan to Reserve Fleet whilst changes to the Optare Solo fleet are:
47499, 47506/07 Ayr-Ardrossan
47497, 47734 Ayr-Reserve
The displaced Optare Solo SRs, 47842-46, from Glasgoew are now allocated to Ayr.
Fiat minibus 49893 is out of use at Ayr for return to SPT
Information updated on June 1st 2016 at 15:35
Transferred from Rawmarsh to Barnsley are Dart SLFs 35235/36 in exchange for MAN/Enviro 300s 22536/41. Sold is the Volvo B10M/Alexander PS saloon 20412 which was latterly used as a Trade Union Learning Bus at Chesterfield.