Information posted on October 18th 2017 at 14:00
✤Stagecoach Megabus UK Operations
Volvo B11Rs 55021/22 are now operating with Freestones whilst 55023-28 are now with South Gloucester Bus & Coach. Van Hool 55001/07, which had been stored at Rugby are now in storage at Wigan, whilst 55006 which had been at Wigan is now reported as stored in Paris.
New to Inverness are Volvo B11Rs 54821-24, which we understand has displaced Volvo B12Bs 53101/02 onto domestic duties with Stagecoach Highlands.
Volvo B12B 54056, which had been in the disposal fleet at Rugby has returned to service and is on loan to Plymouth.
The company has reported a large number of fleet transfers which have either taken place in the last month or are likely to take place imminently. The large fleet of Optare Versas here has been reduced following the transfer of 25229/20/31/33/69 to Stagecoach East Scotland with 25205/16/32/56/57 now for disposal here. That leaves just seat belt-fitted 25213/17 in the operational fleet at Ross on Wye.
Reserve Fleet Tridents 17722/28/29 are now shown by the company as allocated to Gloucester with 18183 transferring from Gloucester to Swindon. The Enviro 200s received recently from Stagecoach Manchester, 36095-99 and 36107, are reported as allocated to Gloucester as are the Enviro 300s, 27553/54/55, received from Stagecoach South. Also reported as transferred from Stagecoach South is Enviro 300 27511 which is also shown as allocated to Gloucester.
Optare Solo 47621 is designated as a Paint Float vehicle and allocated to the Reserve Fleet at Cheltenham. Other allocation changes reported by the company are Dart SLF 34563 and Enviro 200s 36175/76 to Swindon; Scania/Enviro 400s 15450/51 and 15968 to Cheltenham with MAN/Enviro 300 22744 now shown at Gloucester. Dart SLFs ousted to the Reserve Fleet are shown as 34404, 34432, 34511/61/64/88/90, 34635 and 34807 whilst MAN/ALX300 22377 is also now shown as part of the Reserve Fleet.
A further Enviro 400 transferred from Peterborough to Bedford is 19704.
The allocation of the new 11.8m Enviro 200MMCs, 26146-61, to Portsmouth has seen a large number of vehicle re-allocations across the fleet.
Dart SLF 35119 Worthing to Aldershot
Dart SLFs 35121/23/25 Worthing to Andover
Dart SLFs 35120/22 Worthing to Chichester
Enviro 300s 27558-62 Portsmouth to Winchester
Enviro 300s 27563-70 and 27651/52 Portsmouth to Basingstoke
Other changes have seen Dart SLFs 35211/12 and 35250 allocated to Guildford with 34615 and 35118 now in the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth. Now at Worthing as replacements for the ousted Dart SLFs are Enviro 200s 36028/29/30/36/51-57.
Following conversion for training use Volvo B10M 52658 is now in the training fleet at Winchester whilst the plan to convert Dart SLF 34527 at Portsmouth to a training bus appears to have been scrapped and 34524 is now earmarked for conversion along with 34418 and 34632 which are at Andover. Volvo B10M training bus 52618 is now for disposal.
Also now for disposal here are Dart SLFs 34448, 34517/22/23/27/29, 34608/33, 35217/53.