Information posted on September 17th 2018 at 10:50
✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Now in service at Gilmoss are Volvo B7Rs 53258/88/90/97/97 and new ADL Enviro 400MMCs 11104-16, with 11113-15 in the Reserve Fleet at Gilmoss pending entry into service. As a result Trident 18385 and ADL Enviro 400 19037 have been transferred from Gilmoss to the Reserve Fleet and ADL Enviro 300s 27706 and 27905 are reported by the company as further transfers to Stagecoach West.
Optare Solo 47490 has transferred from Preston to the Reserve Fleet whilst similar 47491/93 have been sold. Also in the Reserve Fleet is Dart SLF 34793 from Preston and MAN/Enviro 300 24134. Previously unreported by us is the fact that Enviro 300 27890 is at Preston.
✤Stagecoach South Wales
The two Scania/Enviro 300s at Blackwood, 28736 and 28739 have transferred to Cwmbran. Also now in service at Cwmbran are Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34664 and Volvo B10M 52633 from the Reserve Fleet at Blackwood. Dart SLF 34502 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Aberdare whilst Optare Solo 47206 is now allocated to Aberdare with 47720 transferring from Aberdare to Porth. Optare Solo from the Reserve Fleet at Blackwood is now allocated to Merthyr.
Now delicenced here are Dart SLFs 34522 and 34555 along with Optare Solos 47456/57 and 47757. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44003 is reported as being used temporarily as a staff shuttle vehicle at Merthyr.
Two further Optare Solos from Stagecoach East are 47906/12, which are being painted prior to entry into service here.
✤East Yorkshire Motor Services
ADL Enviro 300 273 has transferred from Scarborough to Hull in exchange for Enviro 200 504. Now delicenced following accident damage and unlikely to return to service here is Volvo B7TL 588.
New Volvo B8RLE/Wright Eclipse 3 164 is due to enter service this week.
A further two former Norfolk Green Optare Solos to leave this fleet for Stagecoach South Wales are 47906 and 47912.
✤Stagecoach West Scotland
Van Hool Astromegas 50210 and 50211 are currently allocated at Dumfries depot for contract work for Dumfries & Galloway Education Authority. We understand that both will return to Ayr depot for storage after use and are still currently advertised for sale.
Former Stagecoach South East Little&Often Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44009 (BV66GSU) is at Dumfries depot for contract work between Castle Douglas and Dumfries & Galloway college. The vehicle retains blue and silver livery.
The remaining serviceable MAN/ALX300s at Dumfries have now been withdrawn from active passenger service with both 22386 (SF55VUN) & 22389 (SF55VUP) now parked at the rear of the depot awaiting a decision on their fate. Four examples of the type remain in use with the training school here.
Also withdrawn is the last Alexander Pointer bodied Dennis Dart 35239 (SF56FKW) which is at prior to disposal.
As part of an ongoing programme to replace all MAN engine vehicles at Dumfries depot Alexander Enviro 200 bodied Dennis Darts SLF 4’s 36147/8 have been allocated here from Ayr. A further example is expected from Kilmarnock depot imminently.
Former Stagecoach South Wales Optare Solo 47523 (CN57BXB) has suffered engine failure and is now classified as has been delicenced, whilst Optare Solo 47613 (SF08GUU) is due to transfer from Kilmarnock to replace it.
Optare Solo 47504 (SF57DPK), which has been off the road for some time, has now received the engine from fire damaged 47503 (SF57DPE) and should return to active service imminently.
Volvo B11R Plaxton Interdeck 54260 (YY65SXX) has recently received a rear advert for Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas replacing the standard X74 branding.
Following 54210’s transfer to Stagecoach North Scotland sister bus 54209 (SF62CUA) is also scheduled to be transferred there shortly once all the X74 Dumfries Interdecks (54258-62) have been to Volvo (Carlisle) to receive attention under warranty.
MAN/Enviro 300 22871 (SF09AEZ) has been allocated to Stranraer, from Kilmarnock depot, for extended school contract work between Ballantrae and Girvan Academy.
We are advised that the following Volvo B7TL/Plaxton Presidents are on loan with First West of England (Bristol) having come from Metroline London Northern via Ensign Bus
Vehicles reported so far are:
32230 LR52BLZ (On hire to CT Plus, Bristol but carries First Group Fleet No)
Information posted on September 17th 2018 at 14:30
✤Stagecoach South East
The company reports the transfer of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 44010/11/12 to Stagecoach West Scotland at Kilmarnock.
Scania/Enviro 400MMC 15277 has returned to service at Herne Bay after repairs, but 15282 is currently out of service for repairs. Trident 17590 has transferred to Herne Bay from Eastbourne whilst Dart SLF 34546 has moved from Herne Bay to Ashford.
Driver Training Dart 33176 is currently out of use and parked up at Folkestone.