Information uploaded on October 19th 2016 at 12:30
Stagecoach West Scotland…
New Astromegas 50287-90 are now in service from Cumbernauld having displaced older 50227/28/30 to the Reserve Fleet. The remaining Scania/Levantes in the Megabus fleet – 59301/02/04/05 have now been sold.
Stagecoach East Midlands…
Enviro 300s 27204/05 are reported by the company as being repainted into Humber Flyer livery.
MAN/ALX300s 22052/53 have become training vehicles here and are allocated to Gloucester. 22052 has been painted all over orange. Optare Versa 25214 is now in allocated to Gloucester with 25205/06/16 still being prepared for service. A clear out of vehicles here has seen T Wigley take Volvo Olympians 16496, 16746; Trident 17626; Dart SLFs 33307, 34402, 34727; Optare Solos 47121, 47365 (which was not used following transfer from Stagecoach West Scotland) and Volvo B10M 52300. Dart SLF 34681 is now in the Reserve Fleet (from Swindon). Scania/Enviro 400s 15521-26 have all now been repainted in unbranded Stagecoach Gold colours. Just three Volvo Olympians remain here in the Races Reserve Fleet. 16099, 16128 and 16759 are expected to see use for the last time at the Cheltenham race weekend between 11th and 13th November.
Stagecoach South East…
The two short Dart SLFs ‘Dinky Darts’ received here, 33304 and 34399, are both allocated to Ashford having displaced 34412/13 to the Reserve Fleet. The former paint float Dart SLF 34697 is now allocated to Ashford with Reserve Fleet Trident 17656 now at Dover replacing 17661 which has been sold. Also sold are Tridents 17176, 17660/65/67/68/69. Following conversion for training use Dart SLFs 33175/76 have been allocated to Ashford. Twenty-nine of the 30 new Mercedes minibuses (44001-30) due here have now been delivered with just 44026 outstanding.
Former Stagecoach Oxfordshire Hybrid Enviro 400s 12018/19/20/24 are now in service at Hyde Road allowing the transfer of Tridents 18145/46/48 to the Reserve Fleet, whilst Enviro 400s 19085/91 and 19104 are in service at Sharston which in turn has allowed the last Tridents in regular service here, 18290/91 to move to the Reserve Fleet. The three MAN/Enviro 300s recently received from Stagecoach West Scotland, 22582/83/87 have displaced MAN/ALX300s 22301/03/04 for disposal from Wigan. Sales to PVS have been Volvo B7TL 16968 along with Tridents 17245, 17638/41/44/46. Trident 17202 has been donated to a charity whilst also sold are Optare Solos 47768/75. Due here from Stagecoach West Scotland are two more MAN/Enviro 300s - 22521/86 whilst Trident 17698 and Enviro 400 19098 are confirmed as with Stagecoach South. A rationalisation of the vehicles in the Reserve Fleet here has seen many put up for disposal, including the Plaxton Primos of which two have recently been moved to Stockport for use! The current Reserve and Disposal fleets are:
Vehicles for Cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus (8)
Trident 17452/99, 17507/16/19/20/21/35
Reserve Fleet (15)
Trident 17497, 17561/78, 17699, 18110/11/45/46/48, 18280/81
Optare Solo 47619/20
Vehicles for Disposal (44)
Trident 17202/41/45/71, 17612/38/41/44/46/71
Volvo B7TL 16949
MAN/ALX300 22092/93/94, 22301/03 /04/21/22/23/24/25
Dennis Enviro 300 27501
Dart SLF 33871/73 /75, 34792/94/99, 34800
MAN (Midi) 39642
DAF/Plaxton Centro 26130/31
Scania N94 28506/07
Plaxton Primo 49891-96
BMC Student 29723
Optare Solo 47471/73
The entry into service of new ADL E40D/Enviro 400MMCs 10698-10700 at Andover has seen Scania/Enviro 400s 15804-06 taken out of service for repaint. Volvo Olympian 16769 is back in use at Andover with 16525 now in the Reserve Fleet. Dart SLF 34615 is back in service at Portsmouth but 33156 is now for disposal. Dart SLF 35212 has transferred from Basingstoke to Worthing in exchange for Enviro 300 27648. The company reports Optare Solos 47546/47 out of service at Andover for repairs but also shows 47307 as being in service at Andover.
Stagecoach West Scotland…
Following refurbishment Scania/Enviro 400 15639 is back in service at Ardrossan with 15635 now being refurbished. The allocation of former Stagecoach Oxfordshire Scania/Enviro 400s15994/95/96 to Cumbernauld has seen 15816/17 transfer to Ardrossan. MAN/Enviro 300 22584 is back in the main fleet at Ardrossan replacing 22521 which is for transfer to Stagecoach Manchester. Now for disposal here are Van Hool Astromega 50209 and Volvo B12B 54061. Following its conversion for driver training use Volvo B7R is in use at Dumfries.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire…
Scania/Enviro 400s 15723/24/28 are now allocated to Barrow, with 15818/21 transferring from Barrow to Morecambe. Similar 15822 is now for repairs. Volvo Olympians in the Reserve Fleet are 16645/64/65 from Morecambe and 16670 which was previously for disposal. Trident 17015 from Kendal is out of use for repairs being replaced by 17221. 17020 from Morecable now in the Reserve Fleet whilst 17024 has been sold. Dart SLF 34802 is now allocated to Carlisle with Optare Solo 47757 moving from the Carlisle operational fleet to the Reserve Fleet. Carlisle’s Enviro 300 27142 is out of service for engineering attention whilst former Stagecoach North East Enviro 400 19144 is now in the Reserve Fleet.
Information updated on October 19th 2016 at 14:00
Former Stagecoach West Volvo B9R 53609 is allocated to Macduff, whilst Trident 18015, which is on loan from Stagecoach East Scotland is in the Reserve Fleet at Aberdeen. Back at Aberdeen after repairs are 29901 and 10527 but repair work on Trident 17128 is not taking place and it is now awaiting disposal. At Peterhead Optare Solo 47233 is now in the Reserve Fleet being replaced in the main fleet by 47235. Taken of service for repairs in the last four weeks are 29905 (Aberdeen); 34796 (Macduff); 47488 (Peterhead); 53263 (Elgin) and 53630 (Elgin).
Information updated on October 19th 2016 at 15:50
Surplus Tridents 17004/07/50/58, 17562/69 and 17790 have been sold to Ensign Bus. All regained their original registration marks before sale. Chesterfield Trident 17008 is now out of service and for disposal.