The two Stagecoach South Volvo Olympians, in South West Trains livery - 16502 and 16787 - have returned to Winchester following a period on loan to Norfolk Green.
Andy’s Bus Blog reports that the first former Stagecoach South Enviro 300, 27642, has arrived with Norfolk Green. Five more are expected and they are due to oust the remaining five Agoraline saloons in the Norfolk Green fleet, which will be withdrawn. Also reported is the receipt of further Optare Solos - 47243/45 - from Stagecoach South.
Norfolk Green also advises that Optare Solos 47881 and 47884 are due to leave King’s Lynn for the Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire fleet today. Similar 47883 is expected to be stood down from service soon and is also earmarked to head to Cumbria. Further Optare Solos received from Stagecoach South are 47243 and 47245
Stagecoach East advises that its new Enviro 200 saloons at Cambridge (37210-15) and Peterborough (37216-35) are due to enter service on Sunday November 2nd. At Peterborough short Darts 34141/60 will be withdrawn and Smartcard advert Dart 33305 will return to the Reserve Fleet. The current fleet of Dart SLFs at Peterborough 34532-49 will move to Fenstanton and Bedford where they will displace older Dart SLFs. It some of the displaced Fenstanton and Bedford Darts that will move to Stagecoach South East and not the current Peterborough ones. The current five Enviro 200s at Cambridge - 36041-45 - will move to Bedford. Full details of the cascade plan should be available next week.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire has repainted Volvo Olympian 16795, which was in all blue livery, into corporate livery. Five ex London Tridents were received last week, although not all were expected. The vehicles at Carlisle are 17196/97/98/99 and 17212. This updates the planned allocation of ex London Tridents to this fleet.
At Stagecoach Midlands it is reported that an additional, single, Scania N230UD/Enviro 400 to ‘Gold’ specification is 15196 (YN64AOG) due to be allocated to Northampton depot for the X46/X47 route.
Stagecoach North East received further Enviro 300s last week – 27172/73/74 (SN64OJX/Y/Z). 27172/74 have blue-based ‘Zone Out’ branding, whilst 27173 has green-based ‘O Zone’ branding.