Information uploaded on November 11th 2015 at 12:00
We have had confirmation on the changes currently being made to the Optare Solo fleet at Stagecoach Midlands, as a result of the transfer of former ‘Goldline’ vehicles 47508-12 to Northampton and 47651-54 to Stratford. At Northampton, 47402/04/06/17/18 are being displaced and will transfer to Kettering, allowing 47069 and 47125-27 to move to the Reserve Fleet and 47409 to be returned to Northamptonshire County Council. At Stratford 47011 is for transfer to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, whilst 47012-14 are listed for disposal. News from Rugby is the removal of the remaining four Optare Solos from the allocation, with 47036/39 for the Reserve Fleet and 47042/43 for transfer to Stagecoach South East. Their replacements are Dart SLFs 34813-16 from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire (34813/14 from Preston and 34815/16 from Chester).
It is anticipated that further displaced Dart SLFs from the Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire fleet may be cascaded to Stagecoach South East.