Information posted on May 5th 2017 at 16:20
Many thanks to Ross Newman for a summary of activity at the dealership during April 2017.
From Go-Ahead London: Darts AE56OUH/OUJ/OUK/OUL/OUM/OUN, AE06HCF/HCH; Volvo B7TL’s LB02YXH/LF52TGV
From Arriva London: Volvo B7TL’s LJ03MXP/LJ53BDY; DAF DB250 LJ54BGE; DAF SB120’s LJ53NHC/NHO/NFE/NFF/NFG/NFT/NFU/NFV/NFX/NFY/NFZ/NGE/NGF/NGG/NGN.
From Metroline: Volvo B7TL’s LK03GKG/GKZ; E200’s YX09AEU/AEW.
From Go-Ahead Oxford: Volvo B10BLE’s R218/225HCD.
From Stagecoach London: Tridents LX03BXM/OSA.
From Stagecoach Manchester: Volvo B7RLE MX05CKL.
From Geoff Ripley: Volvo B7TL’s PA04CYK/CYP/CYT.
Volvo B7R SP06FVF: Aintree Coaches.
Trident LN51GMF: Rubicon Classic Tours, Bristol
Volvo B7TL’s LF52ZSD/ZTL: Regal Buses, Chelmsford.
Darts GX54DWK/KN52NFT; Tridents LK05GHB/GFO/GFX: Nu-Venture, Maidstone.
Enviro 200’s UU08BLU, SS57BLU, JJ58BLU: Drew Wilson Coach Sales.
Dart SN03WLH: Bear Buses, Feltham, Middx.
Dart AE56OUM: Mullaneys Coaches, Watford.
Trident T75KLD: London by Night , Rainham, Essex.
Volvo B7TL’s PL51LGN/LGX: Alpine Travel, Llandudno.
Volvo B7TLs LK03GKG, LG02KHM: Ridleys Coaches, Kenilworth, Warwicks.
Enviro 200s YX09FLC/FLH: Regent Coaches, Whitstable.
Olympian J327BSH: Evento Lukasz Mfgdalski, Warsaw.
Trident LX03OSC: Skyliners International, Cobham, Surrey.
DAF SB120’s LL07BLU, KK07BLU: MD Bus and Coach, Warrington.
Volvo B7R SP56EBO: Seaford and District.
Dart AE56OUN; Volvo B7TL’s PJ52LWP/LWO, LF52ZNO; Tridents LR02BCY/LR02BBU: MC Tractors for scrap.
Dart SN03WKU: Elite Truck Training, London E4.
Volvo B7TL LF52TGZ: JD Transport, Oxford.
Volvo B7R’s SP56EBN/SP07HHR: New Adventure Travel, Cardiff.
Dart AE06HCH; Volvo B7TL LK03GMX: Geoff Ripley, Barnsley.
Volvo B7TL PG04WHX: The TravelIn Group, London W1.
Volvo B7TL PL51LGA: DT Net Detra, Slovakia.
DAF SB120’s LJ53NHC/NHO/NFE/NFF/NFG/NFT/NFU/NFV/NFX/NFY/NFZ/NGE/NGF/NGG/NGN: AH Hardwick , Barnsley for scrap
Dart 797 sold to Ivan Anderson, London W2.
➨Stagecoach South West
The remaining seven Optare Versas here 25251-55/59/60 are to be transferred to Stagecoach East Scotland.
➨Stagecoach East Midlands
Operating from Grimsby in the last few days has been Skegness-allocated Scania/Enviro 400 15811, whilst it is understood that Volvo B7TL has returned from Grimsby to Lincoln. It has been confirmed that former Stagecoach South East Trident 18164 still retains cherished registration XIL1568. Recent repaints, all in corporate livery, are Tridents 18026/50, MAN/Enviro 300 22575 and Dart SLFs 35144/48. Tridents 17726 and 18045 along with Dart SLF 34000 have been sold to A H Hardwick.
A highlight here on May 4th was the use of Grimsby-allocated open top Volvo B7TLs 16962 and 16965 on local service 6. It is understood that the Open Top Trident fleet is awaiting final DDA dispensation prior to re-entering service at Skegness for the Summer season.
Back in service for the summer season are Optare Solos 47243/45, 47306 and 47902 at King’s Lynn and open top Tridents 17078/79/99 at Cambridge. The fire-damaged remains of Trident 17742 have been disposed of.
➨Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Back in service for the summer season at Kendal are 17012/13/14/15/16, 17221/77 and 17692 with 17489/90 back on the allocation at West Cumbria. Darts 34562/65/67/88 along with Enviro 200s 36195/96/98/99 are now allocated to Carlisle and Dart SLD 34712 is at Kendal. Reserve Fleet Optare Solos now allocated to West Cumbria are 47449/50 and 47721/22.