The UK Government announced yesterday that in England “when more people return to the network, from the 15 June onwards, they will be required to wear a face covering on (the) transport network”.
It was announced that the wearing of face coverings, other than for selected medical conditions, will be mandated with rule changes under the National Rail Conditions of Travel and the Public Service Vehicle Regulations for buses.
The Government says that means intending passengers “can be refused travel if they don’t comply and could be fined.
“Alongside transport operators, this will be enforced by the British Transport Police, as necessary”.
Transport staff will also wear face coverings.
Stagecoach East Midlands
We are able to confirm that Trident 17719 received a full repaint earlier this year in the former Stagecoach corporate livery. It also has a black area applied above the destination screen and the window pillar areas have also been painted black. It is now back in service at Gainsborough.
Skegness-allocated Dart SLFs 35132 and 35144 are currently operating from Long Sutton depot.
Now sold and no longer part of the fleet is Dart SLF 34665.
A further vehicle repainted into the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery, and the first Enviro 200 in the new livery here, is 36390.
ADL 400 19079 has been relicensed and transferred from Andover to Winchester, whilst now at Portsmouth but still delicensed is Trident 18502 from Chichester.
We also understand that ADL Enviro 300s 27618 and 27621 have moved from Basingstoke to Guildford but remain delicensed.