October 22nd 2019 @ 18:00: MAN/Enviro 300s taken out of service with Stagecoach Midlands and sole MAN/East Lancs Kinetic remains operational with Stagecoach North East
Stagecoach UK Bus
There appears to have been a change of fleet strategy here and the expected cull of Tridents has not happened. Instead following the allocation of new Enviro 400MMCs 11216-31 to Leamington similar 10726-33 have been ousted and transferred to Northampton where they will displace MAN/Enviro 300s 22832-39 which are all expected to be delicensed imminently, although 22832/35/37 have all been seen still in servic . At Leamington Tridents 18103/06/28/99 and 18322 have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet but there is a suggestion that they may be reinstated to service at Northampton.
Returned to service here after repairs are Enviro 200s 36847 (at Leamington) and 37064 (at Northampton) and Dart SLF 35181 (at Kettering for the Corby outstation fleet).
Reserve Fleet vehicles returned to main fleet use are Enviro 400 19087 at Kettering and Dart SLF 35184 at Rugby. Delicenced during the last month for repairs is Scania SLF 15402 from Kettering.
Several vehicles have been sold with Dart SLFs 34593 and 34642 going to A H Hardwick whilst Ensign Bus has taken Dart SLFs 34628, 34823, 35183 and 35223 along with Optare Solos 47044, 47050, 47339 and 47402. Also sold is Volvo B10M training coach 52526.
Stagecoach North East
MAN/East Lancs Kinetic 22512 was withdrawn from service at Walkergate depot on October 21stwhilst on the same date MAN/Enviro 300 24110 was transferred from Stockton to Slatyford following a full repaint.
MAN/East Lancs Kinetic 22510 was withdrawn from service at Slatyford depot on October 22nd. It has been moved to Stockton depot for storage. MAN/Enviro 300 24107 transferred from Stockton to Slatyford effectively in a swap with 22510.
As of today MAN/East Lancs Kinetic 22511 is now the only active one of its type in the Stagecoach North East fleet.
Only four MAN/Enviro 300 are still to transfer from Stockton to Slatyford - 24106, 24108, 24111 & 24112.
Open Top Bristol FLF 19952 is expected to return here from Stagecoach South later this week.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture Operations
Volvo B11R 54265 has returned to Rugby following repairs at ADL Anston