Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach Group has this morning issued a statement in which it says that following a review of its liquidity position, which it says is ‘strong’ it has revised its Capital Expenditure plans. The statement says: “Recognising our strong liquidity position, we have since revised that cash capital expenditure up by around £14m, principally to acquire additional vehicles available for delivery in the short-term”.
Steven Knight Media contacted Stagecoach and asked for more details of the additional vehicle order(s) and also where they would be deployed. There was no confirmation forthcoming from Stagecoach Group who merely said: “we aren’t able to provide any more details at the moment”.
Following the scaling back of the new vehicle investment as a result of the COVID-19 reduction in business Stagecoach told Steven Knight Media that the new vehicle Capital Expenditure programme had been significantly scaled back with the majority of contracts deferred. At that time we understood that the only new vehicles remaining on the order books was the 52 ADL Enviro 400s for Stagecoach Manchester.
Stagecoach South West
Some late news. Optare Solo SR 48019 was involved in a rear fire on 29th April on the FOX route in Paignton. The vehicle is now stored at Exeter. Another vehicle requiring repairs is accident damaged Dart SLF 34866 which was involved in a road traffic accident on May 9th.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Enviro 200 36416 is now here from Stagecoach Manchester and is allocated to Kendal it has ousted Dart SLF 34801 which is currently parked up at Morecambe.
The company is gearing up for an increase in service frequencies on Monday June 1st which will also include the return to operational status of the depots at Bridlington, Elloughton, Pocklington and Withernsea.
Buses due to be transferred in the next few days are Enviro 200MMC 515 from Scarborough to Bridlington and 512 from Hull to Withernsea. Also due for transfer are Volvo B9TLs 747 and 748 from Hull to Bridlington and Enviro 300 396 from Hull to Pocklington.
The company advises that following vehicles will be re-licenced from June 1st:
Hull: 342-48/63-69/78-80/89/95, 687/88, 696-99, 700/03/05/07/08/09/13/19/20/27/43/53/67/69/70/71, 906.
Scarborough: 282/83, 353/56/59/60/73/74/76/82-85/90, 504, 741/42/81/82.
Bridlington: 358/81, 702/04/10/12/34/66, 807/15.
Elloughton: 388/91, 701/06/16/36/50/51/59/78/79/88/89.
Pocklington: 386/87/93, 805/14, 728/29/52/65.
Withernsea: 513, 755/72/73/74/75/76/98/99, 800/01.