Ensign Bus’ Ross Newman provides details of activity at the Essex dealership during February 2019.
From Metroline: Dart LK55KMF; Enviro 400s LK56FHF/FHP/FHT.
From RATP London: Volvo B9Rs FJ11MMF/GLF.
From Go-Ahead South Coast: Dart PE55WPP.
From RATP Yellow Buses: Dart SN55DVG.
From Lothian Buses: Trident SN04AEJ.
From Go Ahead London: Dart LT52WUM; Enviro 200s LX10AUW/AVC; Scania’s PN09EKV, YT59DYB/DYG/DYM/DYN, YN56FEF.
From Goodwins Coaches: Enviro 400 MMC YX66WLH.
From Dublin Bus: Volvo B9TLs 05-D-70001/2/3/4/5/6/10/12/13/14/15/16/17/20.
From Go-Ahead East Yorkshire: Volvo B9Rs FN62CEA, FN62CEU, YY63OEK.
From Richardson Travel: Volvo B7TLs PN05SYF, PN52XBP.
Volvo B7TL LX06DZS: Priory Coaches, Leicester.
Volvo B9TLs LX11CWP/CWR, LX60DXK; Volvo B9R FJ11MMF: Lothian Buses.
Volvo B9R FJ11GLF: Coach Hire Surrey, Kingswood, Surrey.
Volvo B7TL’s W449/454BCW Trident SN51SYO: Richardsons Coaches, Midhurst, West Sussex.
Volvo B7TL LG02KHT: HOPE Charity , Blackwood, Gwent.
Volvo B7TL LG02KJA: Eydetic Ltd, London SW11.
Volvo B7TL LX06ECE: Abbey Travel, Erith, Kent.
Trident SN04ADU: A and P Travel, Barway, Cambs.
Tridents SN04ABX/ABZ/AEL/AEK/ADX/ACU/ABV/AEA: Skills Coaches, Nottingham.
Scania’s YN55NLP/NLR: Redfern Travel, Mansfield.
Scania PF61OXF, LF61OXF: Lewis Coaches, Blackheath.
Scania YN55NKX: Goodwins Coaches, Manchester.
Darts SN55DVG, PE55WPP: Galleon Travel, Roydon, Essex.
Dart LK55KLU: Aintree Coaches.
Scania FJ58AJV: Solus Coaches, Stafford.
Volvo B9Rs FJ11MME, FJ61EYL: Seaford and District.
Scania PN09EKR: Uttlesford Playbus, Saffron Walden, Essex.
Tridents LX03BXU, SN53KHV: WB Chambers, Maidstone.
Scania YN56FEF: York Pullman.
Trident LX06AGO: Google, London W1.
Dublin B9TL 05-D-70007 now LW55AJU with Sussex Coaches, Steyning.
Dublin B9TL 05-D-70009 now LW55AHZ with Travelmasters, Sheerness.
Dublin B9TL 05-D-70011 now LW55AJX with Travelmasters, Sheerness.
Dublin B9TL 05-D-70020 now LW55AJV with Travelmasters, Sheerness.
Dublin B9TL’s 05-D70003/70013: Hilton Coaches, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. These are being registered by the operator and new registrations are unknown.
Enviro E400 MMC YX66WLH into fleet as 132.
Go North East
With thanks to information from the company online we are able to summarise recent fleet changes here:
25th February 2019
Five new Volvo B11RT with Caetano Levante 3 bodies have been delivered, 7138 to 7142, registered BM68 AHA/C/D/E/F. 7140 (BM68AHD) was the first in service, displacing Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante 7113 (FJ60EGY) to the Special Events fleet.
East Lancs bodied Scania N94UD 6136 (GX03SUA) has been transferred to Percy Main depot, displacing Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 6017 (V317LGC) to Washington.
Hybrid Optare Solo 629 (NK61EFY), 630 (NK61EGY) and 640 (NK62DWY) have left the fleet, being returned to Sunderland City Council.
Mercedes Citaro hybrid demonstrator BF68ZHB is on loan at Riverside Depot, numbered 9078.
12th February 2019
Scania L94/Wright Solar 5201 (NK54NUU) has transferred from Percy Main to Chester-le-Street, with 5205 (NK54NUY) going the other way.
Also swapping depots are Optare Versa 5389 (NL63YAX), which returns to Riverside with 8324 (NK11FXG) returning to Chester-le-Street.
Wright StreetDeck 6304 (NK16BXD) has returned to service at Crook, with 6332 (NK67GOA) returning to Chester-le-Street. Scania L94/Wright Solar 5218 (NK54NVO) has been withdrawn.
ADL Enviro 200 demonstrator YW68 OXA is on loan at Washington Depot, numbered 9079.
28th January 2019
Scania L94/Wright Solar 5201 (NK54NUU), 5204 (NK54NUX) & 5216 (NK54NVM) have moved to Percy Main depot. Optare Versa xFE demonstrator OP7ARE is on loan at Washington Depot, numbered 9088.
Three Scania Omnicity vehicles have been acquired from Go Ahead London for spares recovery - these were Metrobus 564 (YN08OAW), 566 (YN08OAY) and 567 (YN08OAZ).
East Yorkshire Motor Services
Now sold to Ensign Bus are Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante coaches 74. 75 and 79. They had previously been used here on National Express work.
Enviro 400 779 , Volvo B7TL open top 885 and Volvo B7RLE/MCV 385 are all reported at Go North East’s Saltmeadows depot paint facility.
Stagecoach North East
Stockton ‘Zone’ branding has now been removed from Enviro 300 27170.
Stagecoach East Midlands
The company has won the contract for the Bridlington Park & Ride service, previously operated by East Yorkshire Motor Services. We understand that a new Hull-Bridlington service will also be operated.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The company confirms that MAN/Enviro 300s 22608, 22763 and 24118/71 are now for disposal here whilst similar 22884/90 are now allocated to Carlisle.
Stagecoach South Wales
The company reports that Dart SLFs 34501 and 34775, which had been for disposal, have now been scrapped. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44003, which had been in use as a temporary staff shuttle at Merthyr is now in the Strategic Reserve Fleet.
Porth-allocated 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs 26093 and 26189 along with Optare Solo 47720 are all in the Strategic Reserve Fleet awaiting repair/repaint. Optare Solo 47346 has transferred from Porth to Aberdare whilst similar 47630 is in the Reserve Fleet at Aberdare following transfer from Cwmbran. Dart SLF 34672 has transferred from Blackwood to Porth where Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44002 is also now allocated.
Former Stagecoach East/Norfolk Green Optare Solo 47905 has now been allocated to Blackwood whilst Optare Solo SRs 47972 and 47980n are now allocated to Cwmbran. Scania/Enviro 300 28641 is currently out of use at Aberdare for repairs.
Stagecoach South East
Scania/Enviro 400 15282 is back in service at Herne Bay, displacing Dart SLF 34543 to the Reserve Fleet.