November 11th 2019 @ 14:15: Enviro 400/Enviro 400MMC swap between Stagecoach Manchester and Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire and increase in buses at Stagecoach South Wales’ Brecon outstation
Parked up at the Network Oxford Yard on Saturday 9th November were former Witney-allocated Scania/Enviro 400s 15611/13/19 ands 15537. Whilst 15619 is a confirmed transfer to Stagecoach East Midlands we suspect 15611/13 will move to Stagecoach Yorkshire with 15537 possibly joining them.
Enviro 400 19534 has been transferred from Hyde Road to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire where it has been allocated to Chester. It has been swapped for Enviro 400MMC 10535 which has been transferred to this fleet from Gilmoss and is now in service from Hyde Road.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
The three Open Top Tridents from Chester, 17470/79 and 17502, are now in the Seasonal Reserve fleet for the winter period and are parked up at Birkenhead.
Transferred from Chester to Gilmoss are Enviro 400MMCs 10830/31 with Scania/Enviro 400s 15581/82 leaving Preston for Gilmoss (15581) and Birkenhead (15582).
Enviro 300 27288 has transferred from Gilmoss to Chester allowing Dart SLF 34808 to again be placed into the Reserve Fleet. Also now in the Reserve Fleet is Optare Solo 47620 from Preston. 47655 from Preston has moved to Chester.
Volvo B10B 21118 has been retired from the training fleet and sold whilst also sold are Optare Solo 47035, Volvo B10M B7R 53297 from the Reserve Fleet is now for disposal here.
Stagecoach North East
A further Enviro 300 gas bus repainted into corporate livery here is 28031 which leaves 28003/04/08/16/20/21/23/30/34/38/40 in the blue-based gas bus livery.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Trident 18416 has now moved from Long Sutton to the Reserve Fleet at Skegness whilst Enviro 19690 has been moved from Hull to Long Sutton.
Stagecoach South Wales
Tridents 18006/07 are now allocated to Cwmbran ousting Volvo B10M coaches 52632/33 which are both now for disposal.
The allocation at the Brecon outstation has been increased to 12 (from 7) with the transfer of Volvo B8RLE/MCVs 21355-57, Optare Solo SR 47862 and Optare Solo SR Slimline 48041/42/43 from Merthyr. Optare Solo SRs 47820 and 47861 have returned to the Main fleet at Merthyr having previously been part of the outstation fleet at Brecon.
Dart SLF 35203 is now in the Strategic Reserve Fleet and 35205 has been sold (both from Blackwood). Blackwood has received Enviro 200 36853 from Caerphilly.
At Cwmbran Enviro 300 27273 is now reported as a paintshop float vehicle whilst Scania/Enviro 300s 28711 and 28725 have been transferred from Cwmbran to the Strategic Reserve Fleet and following repaint are expected to be allocated to Porth.
Optare Solos 47195, 47348, 47628/29/38 have transferred from the main fleet to the Reserve Fleet at Cwmbran whilst Dart SLF 34670 is also now in the Operational Reserve Fleet at Cwmbran.
Optare Solo 47196 from Caerphilly is now for disposal and has been replaced by 47209 which has transferred from Cwmbran.
Now part of the training fleet, Optare Tempos 25101/02/03 are now allocated to Blackwood.
Vehicles sold/scrapped and no longer part of the fleet here are Dart SLFs 34669, 34755/74, 35202/5 along with Optare Solos 47205, 47345, 47456, 47521 and 47757.