Information posted on September 22nd 2015 at 12:10
Stagecoach South Wales has put Reserve Fleet Dart SLF back into service at Aberdare and transferred Optare Solo 47348 from Porth to Cwmbran. Volvo B10M 20685 has been taken out of frontline use at Blackwood and transferred to the Reserve Fleet. Blackwood has transferred Volvo B10BLE 21138 to Cwmbran in exchange for Volvo B10B 21028.
At Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Optare Solo 47009 is now at Barrow. Dart SLF 34712 at Kendall is undergoing repairs as is Optare Solo 47059 from West Cumbria. The remains of Dart SLF 34589 have been scrapped. As the peak supper season comes to an end Open Top Volvo Olympian 16534 and Open Top Trident 17217 have been transferred to the reserve fleet at Carlisle.
We have had confirmation from Stagecoach East that the ten Volvo B7R/Wright Eclipse Urban saloons that will be displaced from Busway work when the new Volvo B8Rs enter service later this year will be transferred to Cambridge. They will work alongside the former Busway Scania/Enviro 400s on Ely/Newmarket services which required six single decks and we are predicting that they could also see use on the Haverhill route, which currently requires one MAN/ALX300 on weekdays and the 26 route to Royston which requires three vehicles. Their cascade will release MAN/ALX300s which are likely to be transferred elsewhere within Stagecoach.
At Stagecoach East Midlands we are advised that coach 53030 has now received Rail Replacement livery, whilst Scania/Enviro 400s 15507/09 are in the latest Interconnect livery.
Information updated on September 22nd at 12:40
Our friends at Andy's Bus Blog have confirmed that two Tridents from the Stagecoach East Reserve Fleet, 18348 and 18349, have now arrived in King's Lynn for service with the former Norfolk Green operation. As we revealed several weeks ago the allocation of Tridents from the main Stagecoach East fleet to King's Lynn is expected to be temporary and will allow replacement of non-standard Optare Spectras.