The transfer of Tridents from Stagecoach Manchester to Stagecoach Midlands has started with 17613/15/22 reported to have moved south. It is understood that 17613 is at Rugby and 17622 is at Kettering.
Stagecoach North East has sold most of its surplus MAN/ALX300 fleet to dealer AH Hardwick. Removed from the fleet are 22193, 22201/08, 22473/74/76/77/81/84/87/89/93, 22656/57/63/64/65/70/72.
Nu Venture has bought two surplus MAN/ALX300s from Stagecoach Yorkshire - 22207 and 22916.
Sold by Stagecoach Yorkshire to PVS are MAN/ALX300s 22115/26, 22209/13, 22914/15/18/19/23/25/26/28-33/38 and Dart SLF 33235. Dart SPD 33838 has been placed into the Reserve Fleet being replaced at Rawmarsh with MAN/ALX300 transferred from Barnsley. It has been replaced at Barnsley by similar 22654 from the Reserve Fleet. Now in service at Barnsley are MAN/East Lancs 22511/13/15. The MAN/ALX300 training bus on loan from Stagecoach East Midlands is being used from Rawmarsh depot.
At Stagecoach South East, the recent fleet changes have reduced the number of non-DDA vehicles in service, whilst also moving towards standardisation of the fleet at depots. The changes have seen Volvo Olympians 16014 transferred from Ashford to Folkestone; 16024 from Ashford to Reserve; 16273 Herne Bay-Disposal; 16275 Herne Bay-Thanet; 16299 Thanet-Disposal and 16356 Thanet-Reserve. Further former Stagecoach London Tridents now in service are 17538/87/90 at Herne Bay. Trident 18169 has moved form Herne Bay to Thanet and 18529 from Eastbourne to Ashford. Volvo B10Ms 20642/44/47/49/75 have been taken out of front line service and put into the Reserve Fleet with a similar fate befalling MAN/ALX300s 22006/07/08. There have also been numerous transfers of the Dart SLF fleet which has included:
34433 Thanet-Herne Bay
34439 Reserve-Herne Bay
34442 Reserve-Herne Bay
Optare Solo 47164 has transferred from Herne Bay to Eastbourne and similar 47676, 47682-84 have transferred from Herne Bay to Ashford. Solos 47560/61 have been returned to Kent County Council.
At Stagecoach West Scotland eight ADL E20D/Enviro 200s have transferred to Glasgow 36706-12 from Dumfries and 37252 from Kilmarnock. Additions to the fleet here are Council-owned BMCs 29727/28 and Optare Solos 47913/14/38/39. The sale of Neoplan coach 50140 to Ensign was not completed and it remains at Kilmarnock for disposal. Reserve Fleet Volvo Olympian 16864 is back in service at Arran and Optare Versa is in service at Ardrossan. MAN/ALX300 22386 has transferred from Stranraer to Dumfries with Dart SLF 35240 transferring from Ardrossan to Dumfries. Received from Stagecoach North Scotland is Volvo B10M 52607 which is being prepared for its role as a driver training vehicle. Optare Solos 47180 and 47568 are due to transfer from Stagecoach North Scotland to Stagecoach West Scotland, they were last in service from Orkney.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22787/92 have been allocated by Stagecoach North Scotland to Orkney with similar 22790 being placed into Reserve at Peterhead. Enviro 400 19372 has moved from Inverness to Tain.
Stagecoach London reports that Tridents 17803/04/06 are being prepared for return to the leasing company, whilst similar 17807-10 are being used as cover for a Refurb programme. Trident 17572 is back in the main fleet at West Ham. Sales have been Optare Versas 25111-15 to Ensign and Tridents 17573/801 to Metal Waste Recycling. Further Tridents sold are 17441/66 and 17505/06 to Lister PSV.
Latest in from Stagecoach Midlands confirms that Dart SLF 34120 has been placed into the reserve fleet and its replacement at Corby is Optare Solo 47340 transferred from Kettering. Also at Corby Optare Solo 47050 is back in service after repairs allowing 47015 to return to the Reserve Fleet. Nuneaton has transferred Dart SLF 34494 to Northampton, whilst Trident 17212 is transferred from Northampton to Rugby, following accident damage to 18406 and Dart SLF 34491 is back in service at Rugby whilst engine repairs are completed on Optare Solo 47038. Scania/Levante 59301 is in use with the Megabus unit at Rugby following the return to Scania of demonstrator Irizar i6 80025. Also delivered to Rugby for Megabus duties are Van Hool Alatanos 55011-16. The company has also reported that it intends to donate Volvo Olympian 16684 to a local school.
Stagecoach East has transferred Trident 18415 from Cambridge to Fenstanton, whilst Dart SLF 34580 is now in service from Cambridge. Open Top Tridents 17078/79 are also back in service at Cambridge for the summer season.
Stagecoach Yorkshire has advised further fleet changes, including confirmation of the remaining two MAN/East Lancs vehicles transferred from Stagecoach East Scotland - 22509/14 which are currently being prepared for service. At Chesterfield the MAN/ALX300 type has been eliminated from the main fleet with the transfer of 22124 and 22205 to the Reserve Fleet, replacements are Dart SLFs 34363/64 from Barnsley. Other MAN/ALX300s taken out of service and placed in the Reserve Fleet are 22114 and 22812 from Barnsley, 22113, 22811 and 22935 from Ecclesfield and 22203 from Rawmarsh.
A further snippet from Stagecoach Midlands is that repairs on Volvo Olympian 16516 have been stopped and the vehicle is for disposal.
A large number of vehicles have been sold from the Stagecoach East Scotland fleet including:
Open Top Leyland Titan 11083 to Springfield, Runcorn
Volvo Citybus 15297 to B. Devlin
Trident 17467, 17537 to B. Devlin
MAN/ALX300 22714/19 to B. Devlin
MAN/ALX300 22106/68, 22264, 22601, 22712 to Dunsmore
MAN/ALX300 22717 to Geddes
MAN/ALX300 22718 to Drew Wilson
Dart 32201 has been donated to Fosseway Primary School and Volvo B10MA 51095 has been sold for preservation
The planned transfer of MANs 22349/50 to Stagecoach Midlands was cancelled as they were no longer required and these two vehicles remain in the Reserve Fleet with Stagecoach East Scotland.