Information uploaded on October 24th 2016 at 11:20
First Eastern Counties…
Due to a high level of outstanding vehicle repairs/failures on the Ling’s Lynn-allocated Enviro 400 fleet, several Volvo/Wright Geminis have seen use on the Norwich-Peterborough section of the X1 recently. In use this morning is 36169 but 36180/82/90 have also been seen recently.
Gold-specification Scania/Enviro 400 15196 was in use on a shuttle service to and front the Matlock Beer Festival last Friday/Saturday. The link to/from the railway station is only around 800 tards in length but is up a 1:5 incline!
East Yorkshire Motor Services…
Now sold are Dart SLFs 302 and 489.
Now back in service at Sharston are 19287/92 in full Magicbus livery and branding with similar 19290/91 reported at the depot ready to re-enter service. Recent re-allocation to Sharston 19085 entered service there last Thursday.
Now at Cowley Road, Cambridge is former Stagecoach Manchester Trident 17452. Reserve Fleet MAN/ALX300 22322 is confirmed as in use at Cambridge with 22329 working out of Peterborough depot.
Information updated on October 24th 2016 at 14:25
Open Top Tridents 17078/79 at Cambridge and Slimline Optare Solos 47243/44/45 and 47306 at King’s Lynn are now in a Seasonal Reserve Fleet. Non-DDA compliant Tridents 17151/75/80 have been stood down from the Skanska contract and replaced with 17484, 17500 and 17504. Trident 18340 has been transferred from Cambridge to Kin’s Lynn.
At Kings Lynn Trident 18280 is now officially recorded as out of service for repairs, whilst Optare Tempos 25123/27; Optare Versa 25268/70 and Optare Solo 47912 are transferred from the Reserve Fleet to the main operational fleet at King’s Lynn. Optare Solo 47896 is withdrawn.
Dart SLFs 34419/20/21/22, which are at Bedford, are for training use with the planned allocation being Bedford (34419); King’s Lynn (34420); Peterborough (34421) and Cambridge (34422). Vehicles now for disposal here are Dart SLFs 34580, 34640, 34700 and 34701; Optare Solos 47890/91 and the remains of MAN/ALX300 22320. It is believed that Optare Tempos 25120 is also for disposal here and that it will shortly be joined by 25119/22/24/25/26.
Vehicles sold are Dart SLF 34639 and Optare Solos 47891/95/96/99 to Ensign, with Dart SLF 33382 and Optare Solos 47882/83/85/86/87/88/89/92/93 to T Wigley.