Stagecoach East Midlands
A further Enviro 200 transferred from Grimsby to Skegness is 37188, whilst additional Enviro 400s received at Skegness from Hull are 19689/90/91.
Former Stagecoach North East Enviro 400 19194 has now received InterConnect livery and entered service at Skegness on March 18th. It replaced Volvo B7TL 16906 which was taken out of service when it returned to the depot the previous evening.
The last day of use of the Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Vykings here before they were parked up was 25th March when 16904/07/10/123/15 were used for part of the day. 16913 was the last one in service working the 12:00 service 56 from Skegness to Lincoln and the 16:00 return when after arrival back in Skegness it was replaced by Enviro 400 19689. 19689 worked the 16:00 from Skegness to Lincoln but then was declared a failure and 19201 from the Lincoln allocation was used for the return journey to Skegness.
‘Stagecoach Local’ livery is now sported by Enviro 200 36712, Enviro 300 27634 and Enviro 400 19317.
Stagecoach South West
A further recipient of all-over white livery here is MAN/Enviro 300 24144, whilst Scania/Enviro 400 15435, which was all-over white has now been finished in the ‘Stagecoach Local’ livery
Enviro 400MMC 10866 which was involved in a road traffic collision has been towed away from Peterborough depot, believed to be to an external contractor for repairs.
A further Busway Scania/Enviro 400 to be painted into all-over Ocean Green livery is 15219 whilst further recipients of the new Busway branding on their Ocean Green livery are Enviro 400XLB 13911 and MCV eVoRa-bodied Volvo B8RLEs 21363/64.
We have received reports that the first vehicle in this fleet to receive the new ‘Stagecoach Local’ livery is Enviro 300 27705.
Stagecoach North Scotland (Highlands)
At Inverness, from Stagecoach West Scotland, is Volvo B13R 54133 which also now carries the ‘Stagecoach Distance’ Amber livery.
Stagecoach West Scotland
Now repainted here into the Amber ‘Stagecoach Distance’ livery are Volvo B13Rs 54131 and 54132.
The plan to delicense Enviro 200 36766 has not happened and it remains available for service.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Seven Mercedes-Benz 513CDI/Mellor minibuses are on short term loan here for use on the Sellafield contract until the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters arrive. They have been allocated fleet numbers 80044 - 80050.
80044 DG63 MYH
80045 DG63 MXF
80046 DG63 NCD
80047 DG63 NEU
80048 DG63 MXH
80049 DG63 LCW
80050 DG63 LCV
Registrations for the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters due here have changed slightly.
44038 RX20 PZU
44039 WX20 SWK
44040 WX20 SWN
44041 WX20 SWJ
44042 WX20 SVW
44043 WX20 SVY
44044 WX20 SWF
44045 WX20 SVZ
44046 WX20 SWO
44047 awaiting confirmation
44048 WX20 SVU
44049 WX20 SVV
44050 WX20 SVS
44051 WX20 SVT
44052 WX20 SWU
44053 WX20 SWV
In another first for this fleet and we understand across all Stagecoach UK Bus operating companies, its paint shop staff have been busy applying the ‘Stagecoach Local’ livery to an Optare Solo. The recipient is 47617 from West Cumbria depot.
The company is planning to mothball 40% of its fleet of 738 licenced buses with 319 vehicles expected to be parked up by tomorrow.
The company has also confirmed that three of its new Enviro 400MMC vehicles were completed and despatched from ADL’s Falkirk site before the company closed down its bus and coach manufacturing operations earlier this week.
We understand that the Corby outstation may be temporarily closed with operations in the town being transferred to Kettering depot. There has been a suggestion that this could free up valuable space to part up mothballed vehicles. We wonder if a similar fate could happen to the Stratford outstation with operations and buses being moved to Leamington on a temporary basis.
We understand that at least four new Smart Hybrid Enviro 400MMCs are being stored at Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire’s Carlisle depot.