Information posted on September 18th 2017 at 10:25
Just two Optare Versas here remain in the operational fleet - 25213 and 25217 at Ross. 25205/16/29/30/31/32/33/56/57/58/69 are now in the Reserve Fleet with 25214 in use as part of the training fleet. An arrival here from Stagecoach South where it was in the Reserve Fleet is Dart SLF 34635, which has been allocated to Gloucester. Also now at Gloucester from the Reserve Fleet are Tridents 18085 and 18183 along with Dart SLFs 34563 and 34564.
Four Enviro 200s have been transferred here from Stagecoach Manchester - 36095-98.
A further repaint into the new livery here is Optare Versa 405.
✤Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
The loan of training MAN/ALX300 22160 to Stagecoach East Midlands has not taken place and the bus remains at Carlisle, where it was moved to from Barrow. Dart SLF 34616 here is now for disposal whilst Volvo Olympians 16119 and 16793 are currently at West Cumbria from Carlisle in exchange for Olympian 16670 and Trident 17198. Olympian 16650 is now in ‘schoolrunner’ livery with 16640 currently being painted.
Peterborough-based MAN/ALX300 22340 has lost its route 37 (Peterborough-Spalding) branding upon repaint.
Cambridge-allocated Enviro 400s 19017/68 are currently on loan to King’s Lynn.
✤Stagecoach South East
Heritage fleet Mercedes 709D 40933 has been moved from Eastbourne to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum.
✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Trident 17491 has transferred from Birkenhead to Chester whilst Reserve Fleet 18154 is now for disposal here. Also for disposal is former training coach Volvo B10M 52360. Back in service at Chester after refurbishment is Enviro 400 19031 along with Dart SLF 34804 from the Reserve Fleet. Also at Chester is Optare Solo 47326 transferred from Preston. Departures from Birkenhaed are Enviro 400MMC 10840 to Gillmoss, Optare Solo 47713 and MAN/Enviro 300 24173 to the Reserve Fleet with Enviro 200 36083 moving from the Reserve Fleet to Birkenhead. On loan at Chester is Mercedes Benz minibus 80035 with Enviro 300 27780 transferring from Chester to Gillmoss.
Back in use at Gillmoss, from the Reserve Fleet, is MAN/Enviro 300 24169 but similar 24134/37 are now transferred into the Reserve Fleet.
✤Stagecoach South Wales
Sold to ABBA Scrap is Dart SLF 34623. The former Norfolk Green Optare Solo transferred here from Stagecoach East, 47891, has been allocated to Blackwood. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34753 and MAN/Enviro 300 22780 have been allocated to Merthyr with 34760 and 2279 now in the Reserve Fleet. Reserve Fleet Dart SLFs 34505/13 and 34663 along with Optare Solos 47288 and 47390 are now for disposal here.
✤Megabus UK Operations
Stagecoach South Wales reports that Van Hool Sleeper 50306 is at Cwmbran for driver training use whilst Van Hool Astromegas 50204/21/22/23/24 are reported as withdrawn from service and awaiting disposal.
Information posted on September 18th 2017 at 15:00
✤Stagecoach South East
Dart SLF training bus 33176 is now based at Folkestone having transferred over from Ashford. Scania/Enviro 400s 15480/97 have transferred from Herne Bay to Dover with Dover also receiving 15494/99 from Hastings and Enviro 400s 19019/48/49 from Eastbourne and 19051 from Thanet. Dart SLFs 33098, 33305 and 34399 transferred from Herne Bay to Eastbourne with 34399 subsequently placed into the Reserve Fleet. Scania/Enviro 400 15442 has transferred from Ashford to Folkestone.
Other fleet changes reported by the company are:
Dart SLF: 34434 Reserve at Dover to Hastings; 34483 Folkestone to Ashford; 34655 Reserve to Thanet; 35256 Dover to Thanet; 34778 Thanet to Hastings.
Trident: 18161 Herne Bay to Ashford; 18167 Thanet to Ashford.
Enviro 200: 36900 Eastbourne to Dover; 36898/99 Eastbourne to Hastings.
Enviro 300: 27571-76 Dover to Eastbourne; 27577-79 Dover to Thanet.
Optare Solo: 47066/67, 47164 and 47662 Eastbourne to Dover; 47065 Eastbourne to Reserve.
Dart SLFs now in the Reserve Fleet are 34410/33/78, 34646 and 34730.