May 24th 2019 @ 14:05: Latest fleet changes at Stagecoach East Midlands and X21-branding for East Yorkshire coach
Volvo B9R 76 has received branding for the X21 Hull-Scarborough service.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Enviro 200s 36526 and 36527 are expected back from Stagecoach Yorkshire, where they have been on loan and will be allocated to Grimsby where they will displace Volvo B&RLEs 21213 and 21214 back to the Seasonal Reserve Fleet at Skegness.
Tridents 17715 and 17717 are transferring from Hull to Mansfield displacing Enviro 400MMCs 10975 and 10978 which are moving to Worksop.
Back in service at Hull after Euro 6 engine upgrade are MAN/Enviro 300s 24161 and 24203/04/05 with 22789 now away at ADL Anston for engine upgrade. ADL is undertaking the MAN/Enviro 300 Euro 6 engine conversion work for Stagecoach vehicles at both Anston and Harlow.
Now delicenced are Trident 18121 from Mansfield; MAN/Enviro 22772 from Mansfield and MAN/ALX300 22379 from Hull.
Look out for Dart SLF 34471 being stood down into the Reserve Fleet at Banbury and its replacement with Enviro 200 36760 being transferred from Witney.
Previously unreported is the return to the operational Oxford Tube fleet of Van Hool Astromega 50281 whilst Dart SLF 34437 has been sold.
Bedford-allocated Dart SLF 34424 has been receiving attention at Peterborough. We await confirmation on whether it is a transfer or merely at Peterborough for maintenance.
Stagecoach UK Bus
We understand that the 2019/20 orders do not include any Gold-specification vehicles, although some are expected to replace existing Gold vehicles. Does this mean the end of the Stagecoach Gold brand?