October 15th 2019 @ 16:35: Final OmniCity’s for Stagecoach East enter service and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters join the Stagecoach North East fleet
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach North East
Now being collected here for a new Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) operations are Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. 44005 and 44006 have arrived from Stagecoach East at Cambridge with 44015 and 44017 being transferred here from Stagecoach East Scotland. 44015 had been in use as a staff shuttle at Arbroath whilst 44017 had been in service at Dunfermline.
A further Enviro 300 to lose its Get there with E’s (Pirate design) branding is 27737.
The final two former Stagecoach London Scania OmniCitys, 15087 and 15090, are now in service at Cambridge with former Norfolk Green Enviro 400s 10052-55 now moved into the Reserve Fleet pending entry into service at Bedford.
Further Peterborough-allocated Tridents taken out of service and stored at Ely are 18349 and 18421.
Former Stagecoach London Enviro 200 36310 is expected to join 36309 in the training fleet at Peterborough.
Stagecoach South Wales
Former Stagecoach East Scotland Tridents 18076 and 18079 arrived at Cwmbran depot, following seat belt fitment at Ferrymill Motors, on October 10th2019.
There is a Dart SLF back on the allocation at Aberdare with the allocation there of 34664 whilst Optare Solo 47315 had replaced 47717 (now in the Reserve Fleet) at Aberdare and Optare Solo SR 47848 has returned to the operational fleet there.
At Blackwood the fleet has been boosted with the allocation of Dart SLF 34522 (from the Reserve Fleet), Enviro 200 37026 and Optare Solo 47522 both from Caerphilly.
New Slimline Optare Solo SRs for TrawsCymru Connect services, 48041/42/43, are now at Merthyr whilst also now allocated at Merthyr is Dart SLF 34767. Optare Solo SR 47861 has been transferred (on paper at least) from Merthyr to the Brecon outstation allocation.
Now on the books at Cwmbran is Optare Solo 47638.
Vehicles sold for scrap have been Dart SLFs 34350, 34756 and 35199 along with Optare Solos 47194, and 47202. The disposal for scrap of Dart SLFs 34774/75 and 35202 along with Optare Solos 47205, 47345 and 47757 is due imminently.
Recent transfers to the Strategic Reserve Fleet for repairs are Wright StreetLite 43004 (from Merthyr), Optare Solo 47717 (from Aberdare) and 47350 (from Aberdare).
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
The company reports that MAN/ALX300 training bus 22077 is now at Gilmoss with similar 22079 now at Chester.
Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34808 is reported as being at Chester whilst the last two former Stagecoach Midlands Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400s to enter service here, 15741/47, are now allocated to Preston and hove ousted Scania/Enviro 400s 15583/84 to Birkenhead.