Information posted on September 21st 2015 at 12:30
Former Stagecoach East Cambridge Busway Scania/Enviro 400 15461 has been repainted in all-over dark green (Biobus) colour and is now allocated to Cambridge for Ely/Newmarket services. There has been considerable online discussion on the colour scheme for these vehicles. Stagecoach has agreed that the livery for its Busway operation is blue/green or green and it is believed this is a requirement of the County Council. By painting these ex-Busway vehicles in all-over green, as opposed to corporate Stagecoach livery, will allow their use in the future on the Busway if there is a Busway vehicle off the road, or if there is a short term requirement to increase Busway services.
Stagecoach East Midlands has painted Grimsby-allocated ADL E20D/Enviro 200s 37190/91 in a pink-based Europarc livery. At Hull the new Simplibus branding is carried on numerous MAN and ADL E30D vehicles and the previous Frequento branding has been removed from vehicles, although there are some distinct signs of where it was previously carried.
Regular correspondents Dave Russell & Deric Pemberton advise at Stagecoach West that recently-acquired Optare Versas 25233/56/57/58 are now allocated to Gloucester, with 25231/32 at Ross on Wye. Similar 25229 has transferred from Ross to Gloucester. Scania/Enviro 400 15451 is now at Gloucester, being exchanged with Ross on Wye for 15875. Former Merseyside Dart SLF 34597 is at Swindon and 34596 at Stroud. Dart SLFs 33972/96 have been sold and are no longer part of the fleet, however, Reserve Fleet 33957/58 are now awaiting disposal. Branding for Gloucester service 12 is now carried by Enviro 200s 37320-22.
At East Yorkshire Motor Services ADL Enviro 400MMC demonstrator 794 has arrived and is now painted in EYMS livery with X46 branding. Also now with a new purple/ivory livery and service 101/105 branding is 768.
There has been a lot of changes at Stagecoach North East in the last month, which has also seen six Dart SLFs leave the fleet - 34607 joining already reported 34612/14 at Stagecoach South West and 34566, 34608/15 have transferred to Stagecoach South. Dart SLFs 35155/57/58 have transferred from Sunderland, where they were the last Dart SLFs on the allocation, to Hartlepool. Hartlepool has also received MAN/Enviro 200s 39710-14 from South Shields. Walkergate has received Enviro 400s 19196/97 from South Shields along Reserve Fleet 19647. Now allocated to South Shields are Enviro 400s 19641/43-46. The allocation of new Enviro 300s to Stockton has seen the transfer of MAN/ALX300s 22202/04/10/11 and 22674 to the Reserve Fleet, whilst 22469/71/75 are now for disposal. Also for disposal, having previously been in the Reserve Fleet are Dart SLF 34401 and MAN/ALX300 22734 from the Reserve Fleet are also now for disposal. Also for disposal is MAN/ALX300 22666 from the Training fleet.