Information posted on May 7th 2017 at 16:15
Sold to T Wigley are Dart SLFs 34403/31 and 34617 along with former training Volvo B10M 52400. The Volvo B10M training vehicle which has been on loan from Stagecoach South Wales, 52628, is now part of this fleet and is based at Swindon.
Dart SLF 34401 which was transferred here from Stagecoach North East last month has not been recorded by the company on its fleet strength.
Now allocated to Swindon depot are Dart SLFs 34507/11/85/90/95, 34619/65/66/67 and 34784/85/86 whilst Optare Solo 47358 is transferred from the main Swindon fleet to the Reserve Fleet. Dart SLFs 34404 and 34734 are now at Stroud as are Optare Solos 47244 and 47297 with Enviro 200 36381 transferring from Stroud to Gloucester where 36175/76 and Trident 18177 are now allocated. The last MAN/ALX300s in the main operational fleet here, 22377/78, have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Gloucester. Trident 17729 recently returned from Stagecoach Midlands and Optare Solo 47596 transferred from Stagecoach South West are both in the Reserve Fleet.
➨Stagecoach West Scotland
Optare Solo 47458 has transferred from Dumfries to Ardrossan where it is in use as a staff shuttle vehicle whilst 47459 has moved from Dumfries to Stranraer. MAN/ALX300 22388 is being converted for training use as are 22405/06/07 recently transferred here from Stagecoach Manchester. Volvo B10M 20108 is to be donated to a local charity.
Transferred to the Stagecoach Bluebird fleet are Volvo B9TLs 16947/48 and Enviro 400s 19170/73/74 along with 19369/73/77. The remaining Dennis Javelin vehicles in the fleet 27051/52/57 have been sold along with Volvo B10M 52510 whilst Optare Solo 47563 has been scrapped. Currently out of service for long term repairs are Trident 18000, Enviro 400 19176, Enviro 200 37257 and Volvo B7Rs 53308/09. Volvo B12B 53101/02 and Volvo B7Rs 53332/33 are recorded by the company as being allocated to Fort William but they are also being reported by the Megabus/Joint Venture operation as being part of that fleet at Inverness.
A large number of vehicle transfers has taken place over the last month with Optare Solo SRs 47812/13 and Enviro 300 27914 now at Fort William. Enviro 200 36955 and Enviro 300 27533 are at Inverness, Volvo B7Rs 53293/94 are at Skye and Volvo B9R 53624 is at Caithness. Transferred from Stagecoach East Scotland to Orkney is open top Trident 17515 with Optare Solos 47182 and 47565 also now allocated to Orkney. Volvo B7RLEs 21206/06, Enviro 300 27591 and Scania/Enviro 300 28648 are at Tain with Enviro 400s 19172/75 and 19370/72 along with Volvo B7RLE 21207 are at Aviemore. Volvo B7R 53220 is now in the Reserve Fleet whilst 53229/52/61 are for disposal. Volvo B10M 52289 has transferred here from Stagecoach Bluebird for component recovery before being scrapped.
MAN/ALX300 22707 has been scrapped. The training bus conversion work on MAN/ALX300 22312 has been completed and the vehicle is now part of the training fleet at Aberdeen. Volvo B11 elite coaches 54241/56 are back in service at Peterhead after repairs with 54244 now stopped for modifications.
➨Stagecoach East Scotland
Following the entry into service of new Volvo B5LH Hybrids 13111-17 at Arbroath the depots allocation of Enviro 400s has been disbanded with 19664 moving to Aberhill and 19156 along with 19894/96-99 going into the Reserve Fleet. Volvo B7TL 16932 from Blairgowrie is now for disposal whilst similar 16921/22/23 have been sold to Connexionbuses. Two Volvo Olympians 16770/71 have been sold to JMB Travel. A clear out of withdrawn vehicles has seen MAN/ALX300s 22153/73, 22252, 22604, 22722 and 22917 along with Dart SLFs 34367/75 and Optare Solos 47179 and 47215 sold to GRC Skip Hire and Waste Materials.
Enviro 300 27137 from Glenrothes is in the Reserve Fleet whilst 27907/08/11 are now allocated to Dunfermline. Trident 18013 has transferred from Aberhill to Dunfermline whilst 18009/15 are now allocated to Perth with 18016 from Dunfermline now in the Reserve Fleet. Of the Optare Solo SRs received from Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire 47941-43/54 are allocated to Dunfermline. Volvo B7R 53288 is back in service at Dunfermline following repairs displacing Volvo B12B to the Reserve Fleet.