Information posted on May 6th 2017 at 14:45 (updated on May 9th 2017 at 13:25)
➨Stagecoach North East
A recent network revision in Newcastle has seen MAN/ALX300s 22072/75/76/77/78 from Slatyford move to Head Office to be prepared for service as Driver Training Vehicles. MAN/ALX300 22346 from Walkergate moves to the Reserve Fleet. Also in reserve from Slatyford are MAN/East Lancs Kinetic 22515, MAN/Enviro 300s 22574/80. Slatyford MAN/ALX300 22049 has moved from the Reserve Fleet to awaiting disposal. Slatyford Dart SLFs 35190-91 move to the Reserve Fleet and are being prepared for transfer to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Fleet, whilst 35192-35195 are now awaiting disposal.
Volvo B10M/Alexander PS trainer 20554 is now for disposal with 20550 being transferred from Stockton to Walkergate. Also for disposal is Trident/ALX400 17647 which was a donor vehicle for the recent Trident open top conversion programme. Now in service on City Sightseeing duties is open top Trident 17240. Transferred from Walkergate to Slatyford are Enviro 400MMC 10638, Enviro 400 19203, MAN/ALX300 22345 and MAN/Enviro 200s 39722-26. Enviro 300 27507 is now allocated to Stockton with 27510 moving from the main fleet at Stockton to the Reserve Fleet. MAN/ALX300 22012 is no longer for disposal here and has been allocated to the Reserve Fleet at Stockton.
Club 22 branding has been removed from Enviro 400 19433 on repaint with MAN/ALX300s 22408-12 losing their X47 branding.
The training fleet is being upgraded here and will include three Tridents, 17497/99 and 17578, which are being converted for their new use. Also for conversion to training vehicles are MAN/ALX300s 22398/99, 2400/01/02/03/04. Once converted these will allow the replacement of the Volvo B10M training fleet here.
Vehicles sold are Volvo B7RLEs 21237 (to Ensign) whilst 21241 has gone to an un-named charity. Tridents 18110/11/45/46 are for transfer to Stagecoach Highlands whilst MAN/ALX300s 22405/06/07 are for Stagecoach West Scotland where they will be converted to training vehicles. Two further Enviro 400s to be cascaded to Stagecoach Midlands are 19085 and 19091.
Magicbus-liveried Enviro 400s 19165-68/85/92/99 are now in the Reserve Fleet whilst 19186 from Hyde Road is being repainted back into corporate livery and will be allocated to Ashton. 19357 from Sharston is now part of the Ashton fleet releasing 19328 to Wigan. On the books are Hyde Road are 19362/63/64 from Sharston with 19332-35 moving from Sharston to Stockport. Transferred to Stockport from Wigan are Enviro 200s 36429 and 36780/83. MAN/ALX300s 22391/93 from Stockport are for disposal and 22398/99 are included in the training bus conversion programme. Optare Solo 47623 has transferred from Stockport to Middleton with 47624 from Stockport to the Reserve Fleet. Also in the Reserve Fleet from Stockport is Enviro 200 36095. Additional Enviro 400s on the allocation at Wigan are 19328/29/56/58/59, which have resulted in MAN/Enviro 300s 22521/82/83/86/87 being placed in the Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet MAN/ALX300s 22391/92 and Tridents 17561 and 18148 are now for disposal/cascade.
Transferred from Corby’s main fleet into the Reserve Fleet is Trident 18128, being replaced in the main fleet by Dart SLF 34824 which has been in the Reserve Fleet at Kettering. Optare Solo 47418 has been transferred from the main fleet at Kettering to the Reserve Fleet. Following conversion to a training vehicle MAN/ALX300 22375 is allocated to Nuneaton. Volvo B10M/Alexander PS training vehicle 20215 has transferred from Nuneaton to Northampton and is being used for CPC training.
➨Stagecoach South Wales
Sold to Abba Scrap are Optare Solo 47359 and Dart SLFs 34506/10. A further Scania/Enviro 300 being prepared for repaint into TrawsCambria livery is 28733. Back in service at Merthyr is Optare Solo 47431 but Optare Solo SR 47815 and Optare Tempo 25118 are now in the Reserve Fleet as is Optare Solo 47639 from Caerphilly. Enviro 200 37175 has transferred from Caerphilly to Blackwood in exchange for 37167. Dart SLF 34749 is back in the main fleet at Blackwood from the Reserve Fleet. Driver Training Dart SLF 34350 has transferred from Blackwood to Porth in exchange for 34500.
Trident 17425 and Optare Solo 47308 are no longer recorded by the company and are believed to have been sold. Now for disposal here is the sole remaining Mercedes 709D in the fleet, 40655, which has latterly been used for staff accommodation.
Enviro 300 (gold) 22750 is now delicenced and its previous role as a staff shuttle vehicle at Guildford is now being undertaken by Dart SLF 34415. Dart 35258 has transferred from Basingstoke to Aldershot replacing 34451 which is transferred from Aldershot to the Reserve Fleet. 35117 from Worthing is now at Andover allowing 34632 to move to Reserve. Trident 18074 has transferred from Andover to Chichester whilst Dart SLF 34635 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Basingstoke. Enviro 300 27652 has transferred from Basingstoke to Portsmouth. At Chichester Dart SLF 34454 is now in the Reserve Fleet. Dart SLF 35118 has transferred from Worthing to Guildford where it has displaced 34516 into the Reserve Fleet.
Trident 18073 has moved from Winchester to Portsmouth whilst Dart SLF 34448 has moved from the main fleet at Portsmouth to the Reserve Fleet. Dart 34515 is allocated to Winchester following completion of repairs. Repairs have also been completed on Enviro 300s 27756 and 27844 which are now allocated to Worthing along with 27755 and 27918 which have been in the Reserve Fleet at Aldershot.
➨Stagecoach South East
Dart SLFs 33098 (Herne Bay), 34433 (Ashford) and 34434 (Dover) along with Scania K340 coach 59303 (Dover) are all now in the Reserve Fleet here whilst Dart SLF 34790 from Ashford is out of service for engine repairs. Optare Solo 47065 has returned to service at Eastbourne.
Dart SLF 34540 has transferred from Herne Bay to Ashford whilst 34438 has moved from Folkestone to Ashford.
➨Stagecoach South West
Transferred from the Reserve Fleet to Torquay is Trident 18131.
Volvo B7Rs 53332/33 are now part of the Joint Venture fleet at Inverness. Volvo B11Ts 54219/20 have transferred to the Megabus UK fleet at Rugby whilst all of the Rugby-based left hand drive Van Hool and Volvo B11R vehicles (55001-13/15/16, 55021-28) are now for disposal with 55014 delicenced with major accident damage.
Following refurbishment Enviro 400s 19762 and 19767 are back at Barking. 8.9m Enviro 200s 36301-5/14 have transferred from Barking to Catford whilst Bow has lost its last two Scania Omnicity double decks, 15119/20, which have transferred to Plumstead. Enviro 200 10.7m 36559 has been transferred from Barking to Rainham whilst Optare Versa has been withdrawn from service at Barking following fire damage and is now for disposal. Bow has received Hybrid Enviro 400s 12335/36/37/38 from Plumstead. Following refurbishment Enviro 400 19841 is back at Catford with 19840 now being refurbished as is 8.9m Enviro 200 36338 from Catford and Scania Omnicity 15037 from Rainham where 15036 is back in service.
Trident 17896 is withdrawn from service at Plumstead and is for disposal whilst 17826 from West Ham is awaiting return to Lombard. 9.9m Trident 17990 has transferred from Rainham to West Ham. Tridents 17866/93 have been scrapped and 17816/17/21/29 and 17907 returned to Lombard. Scania Omnicitys 15125/27/28/31-35/38-41 have been returned to Scania. 9.9m Trident 17564 is being donated to a school in Peterborough.
New vehicles here are Enviro 200MMCs 36641-69, which are awaiting entry into service for routes 380 (36641-56), 167 (36657-64), 499 (36665) and 362 (36666-69).