Enviro 400s 10199, 10200-05 have been returned to the leasing company whilst Enviro 400 Hybrid 12274 has suffered fire damage and is out of use for long term repairs.
We understand that Enviro 200s 36330/31/32/36/37 have been earmarked for cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus - further details are awaited.
The new BYD/ADL Enviro 400City EVs 14001-32 have now entered service from Sharston. We understand that 14001-30 were fully branded before they entered service with branding still to be applied to 14031/32 which has been on loan to Stagecoach East at Cambridge for training purposes before entering service here.
Magicbus Enviro 400 19221 has transferred from Hyde Road to Sharston whilst also at Sharston from Hyde Road is 19412 with 19412 transferring from Hyde Road to Middleton.
We understand that Trident 18412, Enviro 400s 19031/37/41/43/60/61 and Enviro 200s 36416/17/18/20 are all now in the Reserve Fleet and parked up. We understand the Trident and the Enviro 400s may be destined for loan to Stagecoach West for Cheltenham Races with the Trident (18412) possibly remaining there following completion of the Races work.
The transfer of ADL Enviro 300 27855 from Cambridge to Bedford is permanent and is to allow Enviro 200 36045 to be stood down from service and converted into a training vehicle.
Further Scania/Enviro 400s transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Fenstanton are 15197-15201.
Three of the six Volvo B8RLE/MCV eVoRa saloons, 21363/64/66, have been reported in service on Busway duties from Fenstanton.
Although Fenstanton is generally a ‘Busway’ depot, it does have an allocation of five Dart SLFs (34534-38) which are used on Fenland and the St Neots services from Huntington.
Withdrawn Volvo B10M training coach 52485 has been sold.
MAN/Enviro 200 39685 from Kettering has been delicenced. Withdrawn Optare Solo 47653 has recently been moved to Kettering depot.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Former Scania L94 training bus 28541 is now for disposal here. Also for disposal is Volvo B12B coach 54076, which suggests that Private Hire operations have now ceased.
The company has reported the transfer of Dart SLF 35114 from Chesterfield to Stagecoach West and Volvo B9R 53714 from Barnsley to Stagecoach North Scotland.
Scania/Enviro 400 15690 is delicenced at Chesterfield but 15826 has been re-licenced there. At Ecclesfield Wright StreetLite 39102 has returned to service but 39105 has been delicenced. Delicenced at Barnsley is Optare Solo 47725.
Stagecoach North East
It is understood that a further two Enviro 400s from Walkergate depot 19683 & 19670 (expected in that order) are currently under repaint at Sunderland.
Owing to the requirement of lower emission vehicles in Newcastle as a result of the upcoming Clean Air Zone possibly being implemented in January 2021 and as a result of NEXUS specifying a Euro 5 or higher engine rating for NEXUS Contracted operated services, another round of vehicle swaps is currently under way here involving 20 vehicles, this time the swaps are taking place between Slatyford & Sunderland.
MAN/Enviro 200s 39723-39732 are in the process of transferring from Slatyford to Sunderland in exchange for ADL Enviro 200 bodied Darts 36960-36969.
Vehicles swapped over so far are:
39723 in exchange for 36961 (23 February 2020)
39729 in exchange for 36960 (around about 27 February 2020 or early March 2020) Exact date NOT known.
39730 in exchange for 36963 (3 March 2020)
The Sunderland based 3696xx batch of vehicles carry the "Here Comes the Sunderland Bus" branding, but are being de-branded on a one-by-one basis just prior to transfer to Slatyford in exchange for the 397xx's mentioned above.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The company reports that it is planning to send Enviro 400 10015 (from Carlisle), Scania/Enviro 400 15681 (from Morecambe) and Trident 18140 (from Kendal) to Stagecoach West for Cheltenham Races work.