Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
This fleet continues to have a large number of original Optare Solos on its books with over 54 examples in the fleet. There are also 11 Optare Solo SRs operated. Two examples of the original Optare Solo fleet include two narrow-bodied Slimline vehicles with high floors which were specifically bought for use on the Keswick-Honister service and we are able to bring an image of one of these, 47722, photographed recently by John Gelson. Most of the Optare Solos retain the 2000-style Stagecoach livery although some others carry Lakes Connection colours and five, 47006/09, 47139/40 and 47617 have been painted in the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ colours.
Further repaints into Stagecoach 'Local' livery here are Scania/Enviro 400s 15682/83 and 15726 along with MAN/Enviro 300 24129.
Look out for the departure of Trident 18328 from West Cumbria. It is being transferred to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire and is expected to be allocated to Birkenhead.