May 28th 2019 @ 13:45: More Stagecoach Enviro 400s transferred from Merseyside to Fife and Gold vehicle swaps at Stagecoach South Wales
Although the Cambridge Park & Ride routes have a dedicated fleet of ADL Enviro 400MMCs, including two in a neutral colour scheme to provide maintenance cover, occasionally other vehicles may be used on the routes. On Saturday May 25th2019 Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400 15958 was used on the Maddingley Road route.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Seasonal Reserve Fleet Open Top Trident 17692 is now allocated to Carlisle whilst Dart SLF 35193 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44007 are now in the Reserve Fleet at Kendal.
Stagecoach North East
Now back at Stockton after Euro 6 engine conversion is MAN/Enviro 300 24101, whilst 24114 has returned to Slatyford after engine conversion with 24113 from Slatyford now at ADL Anston. Also at Anston is an unidentified vehicle from Stockton.
The latest Enviro 300 gas bus to receive corporate livery is 28019.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Now at Chester are Enviro 300s 27255/56/57 from Birkenhead along with 27294 from Gilmoss.
The operational Dart SLF fleet is now down to three examples at Chester (34793, 34809 and 34810) following the transfer to the Reserve Fleet of 34811/12/13 from Chester and 34743 along with 34808 and 34820 from Gilmoss.
The company reports the transfer of Enviro 400s 19018/22/45/62/54 to Stagecoach East Scotland. 19045 has latterly been on loan to Stagecoach Yorkshire.
A further two former Stagecoach Midlands Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400s top enter service at Birkenhead are 15739 and 15751 which leaves 15741/44/45/47 still to enter service here.
Tridents 18156, 18372, 18440/41/42 are all reported to have been removed from operational use at Birkenhead with 18156 in the Reserve Fleet and 18372 along with 18440/41/42 pending re-allocation.
Optare Solos now in the Reserve Fleet are 47035 and 47624 at Chester and 47622 at Birkenhead. Enviro 300s now on the books at Birkenhead are 27295-99, 27300 and 27899.
Enviro 200s 36183 along with 36821/22 are now allocated to Gilmoss, whilst also now at Gilmoss from Birkenhead are MAN/Enviro 300s 27135/37/38/39/52/70/73.
Volvo B9TLs 16951/52/53/56/59 along with Volvo B7Rs 53258/88/90 are all now for disposal and stored at Wigan whilst also awaiting disposal is former Preston-allocated Volvo B10M training coach 52257.
Stagecoach South Wales
A review of the Gold operation here has seen 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs 26178-26201 transferred from Porth to Blackwood with Porth receiving standard Enviro 200s 37014-27, Enviro 300s 27687/90-93/97 and Scania/Enviro 300s 28736/39 in return. Enviro 200s 36401-407 have also left Blackwood and are now at Caerphilly.
The Operational Reserve Fleet now comprises Dart SLFs 34502/55 and Optare Solos 47346/80 and 47630 at Aberdare; Dart SLF 34670 at Blackwood; Dart SLF 34676 and Optare Solos 47074, 47194, 47236, 47349 and 47628 at Merthyr and Optare Solo 47384 at Cwmbran.
Back in service after repairs are Scania/Enviro 300 28641 at Aberdare and Wright Streetlite 43009 at Merthyr along with Optare Solos 47720 at Porth and 47905 at Aberdare.
Now on the main allocation at Aberdare are Dart SLF 34522 and Optare Solos 47527 and 47905 along with Optare Solo SR 47863.
Dart SLF 34748 is now at Porth whilst Reserve Fleet Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 44001 and 44003 are both now allocated to Porth replacing similar 44005 and 44006 which have moved to Stagecoach East.
Dart SLF 34669 along with Optare Solos 47629/37/43 are now on the books at Cwmbran whilst the company reports that Optare Tempo 25109 has been returned to Powys Council.
Stagecoach South West
Dart 34729, which had been in the Reserve Fleet at Exeter has moved to Barnstaple. Optare Solo SRs 48018/19/20 have moved from Exeter to Torquay in exchange for Enviro 200s 36221/22/23. Also transferred from Torquay to Exeter is Scania/Enviro 400 (Gold) 15961.
Former Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire Optare Solo 47674 remains at Torquay for component recovery.
Stagecoach South East
Now for disposal here are Dart SLFs 33098, 34487, 34543, 34645 and 34790.
Enviro 300 27577 remains allocated to Thanet, rather than being part of the Reserve Fleet.
Herne Bay has lost Trident 18080 to Ashford and 18162 to Thanet with replacements being Dart SLFs 34654 and 34655 transferred from Thanet.
Optare Solo 47173 has been transferred from Thanet to Ashford.
Stagecoach West Scotland
The company reports that MAN/Enviro 300s 22592 and 22860 have been transferred to Stagecoach Yorkshire whilst former Joint Venture Volvo B13Rs 54127/28/29 are recorded as being transferred from Cumbernauld to Stagecoach East Scotland.
Following the withdrawal for disposal of Optare Solo 47529, similar 47470 has been transferred from Stranraer to Dumfries.