Stagecoach East Midlands has taken a 'scrap' MAN/ALX300from the Stagecoach Midlands fleet. 22459 (S459OFT) was moved to Hull for component recovery and it is now for disposal.
Stagecoach East Midlands now has seven Optare Excels at it Hull depot which are being prepared for service - 35007/08/10/11/13/14/15, whilst at Grimsby the arrival and entry into service of new Scania/Enviro 400s has seen a cascade which has resulted in the remaining Volvo Olympians being taken out of front line servic and put into the reserve fleet - 16131/33/48, 16582, 16880, all now in the Reserve Fleet. Enviro 300 27880/81/82 are back in service at Hull and in use on the Hull Park&Ride service. Lincoln's training vehicle, Volvo B10M coach 52145, has been withdrawn and is for disposal wilst Lincoln no longer has any ADL Trident2/Enviro 400s on its books following the transfer of 19074 and 19127 to Grimsby.
Other changes at Stagecoach East Midlands has seen Volvo Olympian 16136 return to service at Worksop, with similar 16455 transferring from Worksop to Lincoln. Tridents 18035/38 have also transferred from Worksop to Lincoln with Dart SLFs 33436/39 and 33947 moving from Lincoln to Worksop. Similar 33406 is for disposal. Buses sold in the last month and no longer part of the fleet are Dart SLFs 33114/52, MAN/ALX300 22127, MAN Midi 39601-06, Optare Excel 35012, Volvo Olympian 16584 and Volvo B7TL 16900.
Richard Smiles reports that additional Enviro 300s delivered to Stagecoach North East at Stockton are 27164/65 (SN64OJO/P) and that 27157 was also used in service yesterday.
Further ADL trident 2/Enviro 400s for Stagecoach South, following use on Supertram replacement work with Stagecoach Yorkshire are 19071/78/81/90/97. The company has confirmed that the two MAN/ALX300s - 22105/29 - transferred from Stagecoach Manchester for emergency Supertrain replacement work were not used and have been placed into the reserve fleet.
Recent arrivals reported at Bus & Coach World for single door conversion and repaint are ex Stagecoach London Tridents 17740 (for Stagecoach South) and 17742/43 (for Norfolk Green).