Stagecoach Manchester confirms that three Tridents have transferred to Stagecoach South East - 17623/24/27 - we have been advised that 17624 was at Stagecoach South East's Herne Bay depot earlier today. The current cascade plan will see further Tridents leave the fleet with 17670 due to transfer to Stagecoach South, whilst Stagecoach Midlands will take 17486/93, 17511/67, 17613/14/15/17/22. Stagecoach Midlands is also due to receive Tridents 17494, 17527/75 when they are returned off loan to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. Optare Solo 47470 is due to transfer to Stagecoach East with suggestions this may be based at Cambridge for the Ely Town Service, which is currently using an Enviro 200. The three Optare Solos which moved from Stagecoach Manchester to Stagecoach East Midlands, 47757/68/74 are now regarded as being on loan and are in service at Lincoln as replacements for the gas-powered Solos that have recently been taken out of service.
Elsewhere within Stagecoach Manchester MAN/ALX300s 22144/45/58/63/65/67 have been sold to PVS (Dealer). Internal transfers are:
17151, 17240 Middleton-Hyde Road
19264 Hyde Road-Ashton
22394 Hyde Road-Stockport
36073/96/96 Hyde Road-Middleton
36430 Hyde Road-Stockport