Information posted on October 30th 2017 at 11:05
The names of the new Enviro200MMC have been confirmed and they will all be named after the British Railways ‘Western’ locomotives which were built at Swindon. The names will be applied to the vehicles in the coming weeks.
2772 (HF67 ATN) Western Enterprise
2773 (HF67 ATO) Western Pathfinder
2774 (HF67 ATU) Western Explorer
2775 (HF67 ATV) Western Pioneer
2776 (HF67 ATX) Western Crusader
2777 (HF67 ATY) Western Venturer
2778 (HF67 ATZ) Western Stalwart
2779 (HF67 AUA) Western Talisman
2780 (HF67 AUC) Western Harrier
2781 (HF67 AUE) Western Invader
2782 (HF67 AUH) Western Campaigner
2783 (HF67 AUJ) Western Thunderer
2784 (HF67 AUK) Western Firebrand
The final Optare Versa to have its engine changed to a Cummins unit is 406 whilst the latest repaints to the new livery are 107 and 526.
Withdrawals following the entry into service of the new Enviro 400MMCs are TransBus Dart MPD 104; Dennis Dart/Plaxton Pointer SPDs 198, 200-05/07-14 and DAF SB120/Wright Cadets 3415/16. No Pointer SPDs or Dart MPDs now remain in passenger service here.
Trident 364 has been sold to Wigleys.
We understand that Dart SLFs 34523/29, which were seen near Gloucester last week were being transferred to Stagecoach South Wales.
Now being delivered here are Enviro 400MMC 10889-91, which are for allocation to Winchester.
Now in the Reserve Fleet at Bedford is Trident 18109.
✤Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Lakes Connection branding has now been applied to the green livery on Dart SLF 35193.
✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Reports received advise that poppy-branded Enviro 400 19038 has been operating from Chester. Also now allocated to Chester are the four Enviro 400s received last week from Stagecoach South West - 19569-72 - which are also due to receive branding for the X8 service.
Now being delivered are Gold-spec Enviro 400MMCs 10882-88 for Birkenhead and Scania/Enviro 400MMCs 15295-305 for Preston where at least 15295-304 are expected to gain branding for the X2 service.
✤Stagecoach South West
Trident 18071 was not transferred from Exeter to Torquay as had been expected. It remains at Exeter with 18113 being transferred from Exeter to Torquay.
Information posted on October 30th 2017 at 12:15
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
Volvo B7TLs 16904/05/64/66 along with Enviro 400 19169 and Tridents 17673/75/76/77/78 are transferred from Skegness to the Seasonal Reserve Fleet. Also in the Seasonal Reserve Fleet are Volvo B7TLs 16943 (Lincoln) and 16962/65 (Grimsby).
Scania/Enviro 400 15656 is transferred from the Reserve Fleet to the main fleet at Lincoln whilst Volvo B12B 54052 has moved from Hull to the Rail Replacement Unit at Lincoln allowing 53208 to be released for training bus conversion.
Tridents 17710/11/12 are now in the Reserve Fleet at Hull with new Enviro 200MMCs 26172/73 now in service at Hull and 26174-76 at Scunthorpe. 26177 is due for delivery from ADL this week and will then be allocated to Scunthorpe.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22758/59/60 are transferred from Scunthorpe to Hull whilst now in the Reserve Fleet are Dart SLF 34702 (at Worksop) and Optare Solo 47264 (at Scunthorpe).