Information posted on March 6th 2017 at 11:50
Dual door Enviro 400s 19299 and 19300 remain in use here, the last of the type still at Cambridge although they are expected to move to Stagecoach West for Cheltenham Race duties over the coming weekend. All of the new Park & Ride Enviro 400MMCs are now here and in service.
➨Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Enviro 400s 19045/70 are currently allocated to Chester whilst 19018/18/40/54/60/61 have transferred from Birkenhead to the Reserve Fleet. Also in Reserve are MAN/Enviro 300s 24132/33/71 with 24136 currently recorded by the company as on loan to Stagecoach UK Bus. Similar 24139/55/57/58/59/70/73 are reported as transferred from Gillmoss to Birkenhead, whilst Enviro 300 is now shown as allocated to Chester. Dart SLF 34806 has transferred from the Gillmoss allocation to the Reserve Fleet. 34798 from Chester is now for disposal being replaced by 34743 which was in the disposal fleet here. Bluebird 29882 is now for disposal here whilst Optare Solos 47081, 47327/28, 47709/10/53 are all now reported by the company as being allocated to Gillmoss. Of the new Enviro 400MMCs here (10811-43), 10841 are awaiting entry into service; 10817/28-31/35 are at Chester; 10834/36-40 at Birkenhead and the remainder are at Gillmoss.
Further new ADL Enviro 400MMCs to arrive at Hyde Road, for service at Middleton, are 10848-51 (SN17MJJ/K/O/U).
➨Stagecoach North East
The final open top Trident here to be branded for Newcastle and Gateshead City Sightseeing operation is 17239.
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
Delicenced MAN/ALX300 saloons 320/21/23/26 have been returned to service at Hull. Volvo B9TLs 722-25 have returned to Scarborough, from Hull, for seasonal use on the 120/X20 service. Volvo B9TL 749 has transferred from Elloughton to Hull in exchange for Volvo B9BTL 759 whilst Volvo B7TL Open Top 883/84/85/86 are all now allocated to Scarborough. Former Hybrid Enviro 400 901 has returned to service at Hull following removal of the hybrid technology.
➨Stagecoach South Wales
Following conversion to driver training vehicles Dart SLF 34500 is allocated to Porth whilst 34351 is in us at Cwmbran. They have replaced Volvo B10Ms 52499 to disposal and 52628 which has gone to Stagecoach West, although this is believed to be only on a loan basis rather than a transfer.
Six Dart SLFs here, 34507/11/95 and 34665/66/67 are also earmarked for transfer to Stagecoach West. Dart SLFs 35199 and 34751 are back in service at Merthyr but 34510/12 from Merthyr are now for disposal and 34753, 35200/06 have moved from Merthyr to the Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet Dart SLFs 34506 and 34688 along with Optare Solo 47359 are now for disposal. Dart SLFs 34352 and 34509 along with Optare Solo 47361 have been scrapped. Optare Tempo 25118 is back at Merthyr after repairs and Optare Solo 47283 at Merthyr is now in the Operational Reserve Fleet.