Information posted on September 12th 2017 at 12:40
✤Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The latest vehicle here to receive the red ‘schoolrunner’ livery and branding is Northern Counties-bodied Volvo Olympian 16119.
MAN/ALX300 training bus 22160 has been reported as being readied for transferring on loan to Stagecoach East Midlands.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
A further Dart SLF repaint here with black window pillars is 34457. Former Stagecoach East Enviro 400 19307 had entered service by the end of August 2017 with 19306 entering service on September 1st 2017.
Out of service for repairs are Enviro 400MMC 10739 and MAN/Enviro 300 22573. Due for transfer from the main fleet at Skegness to Seasonal Reserve Fleet are Volvo B7TLs 16907/10 whilst open top Trident 17675 is back in service at Skegness after repairs. Reserve Fleet Tridents from Lincoln transferred to the main fleet are 18049 (at Worksop) and 18121 (at Gainsborough), whilst 18318/19/20 are being stood down from the main fleet at Lincoln into the Reserve Fleet there.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22755/56 are due to transfer from Scunthorpe to Hull and Enviro 300 27782 from Skegness to Mansfield. Optare Solo 47068 has transferred from the main fleet to the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln.
It has been reported that Enviro 200s 36382-85 and 37006-13 along with Optare Solos 47555-58 are the vehicles that will be operated from the new North Bristol depot. However, initially 37320 may have been used pending the transfer of 37008.
Tridents 18336 and 18337 have been on loan from Cambridge to King’s Lynn.
✤Stagecoach South West
Local press reports suggest that Enviro 400 19325 has been damaged by fire.
✤Stagecoach South East
The company has confirmed that the 12 new Scania/Enviro 400MMCs due here will be allocated to Eastbourne (3) and Hastings (9).
✤East Yorkshire Motor Services
Sold to Lincolnshire-based W H Fowler are Volvo B7TLs 655/56/57 and 664/65. Recent repaints here are 200, 710 and 778.
A further DAF SB120/Wright Cadet transferred here from Go South Coast is 3415 (YJ07JTX)
New Enviro 200MMC 26142 (SN67WVK) was one of the Stagecoach vehicles at the recent Bus Driver of the Year competition in Blackpool.
With thanks to Ross Newman at Ensign Bus details of the activity at the dealership during August 2017 was:
From Metroline: Enviro 200’s YX09AFE/AFJ, LX07BEY, LR02BDX/BEJ/BEY
From Go-Ahead London: Volvo B7TLs LX53AZ, LX06ECJ, LX03EDU, LG02KJE, PJ53NKZ, W403/462/529WGH; Dart SN51UAZ
From Tower Transit: Volvo B9TL’s BX12CVK/CVL/CVM/CVP, BN61MYB/MXO/MXS/MXP/BG61SXN; Volvo B7TL’s LK04HXS/HXW/HXH/HYU/HZM/HZW/HXD/HXE/HZL/JCV/HZP/HYF/JBV/HZV/HXJ
From First Wales: Darts WK06AFV/AFU/AEE/AEF; E200 WK56ABZ
From Stagecoach Manchester: Volvo B10M L425TJK.
From Abellio London: Volvo B7TL’s BX54DJZ/BX55XLW.
Volvo B7TL LB02YXK: Flagfinders, Braintree, Essex.
Volvo B7TL LB02YXD: Thandhi Transport, Birmingham.
Scania’s YN05WKC, YN04GNU/GMG: Galleon Travel, Frating, Essex.
Volvo B7TL LX03EXV: Fragers Ltd, Ardleigh, Essex.
Volvo B7TL’s LX53AZC/AZD/AZF/AZL: Kingsley Coaches, Birtley, Co Durham.
Volvo B7TL’s LJ55BSO/BSU/BSV/BSX/BSY/BSZ/BVP/BVR; Darts PX55EFL/EFM/EFN; Enviro 200 PP57BLU: Stotts Coaches, Oldham.
Dart KX05KFC: Red Route Buses, Northfleet.
Trident LK05GFV: Carters Heritage, Capel-St-Mary, Suffolk.
Trident LK05GGV: Aintree Coaches, Liverpool.
Darts WK06AFV/AFU/AEE: Avondale Coaches, Glasgow.
Volvo B7TL’s LF52ZPX/ZTJ, LX03EXW: Mullaneys Coaches, Watford.
Enviro 200 BX11PTU: South West Coaches, Wincanton, Somerset.
Volvo B7TL’s LJ05BLK/BLN: Goodwins Coaches, Manchester.
Volvo B7TL LK03GLZ: Geoff Ripley, Barnsley.
Volvo B7TL LF52ZNK: Axe Valley, Seaton, Devon.
Volvo B7TL LB02YXH: JD Travel, Oxford.
Volvo B7TL PJ53NKL: Pulfreys Coaches, Grantham, Lincs.
Volvo B7TL’s LF52ZPR/ZPZ/ZRR/ZRU/ZRZ/ZSO/ZSP/ZSR/ZTH/ZTK/ZTR/ZNT/ZTO: CT Plus, Leeds.
DAF SB120s BX04BXL, FJ54ZVA; Volvo B7TL’s W403/459/462/529WGH; Volvo B10M L425TJK: All to Shelton Motors, Ely for scrap.
Regular correspondent Nigel Kirk has recently photographed one of the former Stagecoach Volvo B7TLs that was sold in May to Connexions Buses of Tockwith near Harrogate who use it on service work between Harrogate and Tadcaster. This is the former 16921 and is painted in a very attractive two tone Green livery whereas the other two acquired 16922 and 16923 are painted in a mainly White with Green skirt and Green swoop towards the rear (SP51AWW) and an adopted Stagecoach style livery in green (SP51AWX). SP51AWV (ex Stagecoach 16921) was photographed in Harrogate bus station on August 30th 2017.