Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The company has confirmed that it has taken the decision to cancel the planned Open Day scheduled to be held at Carlisle depot on May 23rd. The plan is to stage the event at Carlisle depot in 2021. The company thanks everyone who had expressed an interest in supporting this year’s event.
Details of the vehicles due to be cascaded here for the new Sellafield contract have now emerged. From Stagecoach East Scotland will come 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs 26001-05 and also Optare Versas 25265/66/67. More interesting is the plan to cascade Enviro 400H Hybrids 12206-13 here from Stagecoach Manchester. We understand three more double decks are required for the Sellafield contract and until all the Mercedes-Benz Sprinters have been delivered a number of Mercedes-Benz/Mellor minibuses will be on hire.
Also due here from Stagecoach Manchester, but for normal fleet use, are Enviro 200s 36416/17/19/22.
Enviro 200 37096 is a recipient of the new ‘Stagecoach Local’ livery whilst Optare Solo 47014 has received a new Lakes Connection ‘Solo’ livery
We have been advised that given the current unprecedented situation facing bus operators the plan to transfer Dart SLFs 34562 and 35190 to Stagecoach West will not now take place and upon withdrawal from service the two buses will be for disposal here.
Stagecoach East Scotland
The five dealer stock 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs which were built and registered at the end of last year are expected here. 26326-30 were initially painted in the ‘old’ Stagecoach livery but we understand that they have now been repainted into dealer white pending application of the new ‘Stagecoach Local’ livery. There is a suggestion they could be allocated to Dunfermline and displace older 26001-05 to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire where they will be allocated to West Cumbria for the Sellafield contract.
We understand that the first of around 52 new ADL Enviro 400MMCs for this fleet have been completed at ADL's Falkirk factory. It is our understanding they will carry fleet numbers 11504-11555