Stagecoach South Wales A large number of vehicles, previously unreported by us are now back in service with some having also been transferred between depots. Cwmbran: Optare Solo 47363 and Scania/Enviro 300 28721.. Porth: Enviro 200MMCs 26094/95; Scania/Enviro 300s 28636, 28709/23/36/39; Dart SLF 34555; Enviro 200 36794 which is back here from repairs and Optare Solo 47346. Also at Porth is Scania/Enviro 300 28711 which has been relicensed and transferred from Merthyr. Aberdare: Scania/Enviro 300s 28638/39 and Optare Solo 47380, 47431/32 along with Dart SLF 35200. Blackwood: Dart SLFs 34670/77, 34746/54/58/61/62, 35204/07 and Optare Solos 47715/16. Caerphilly: Dart SLFs 34750/770 amd 35201. Merthyr: Dart SLFs: 34751/53/60/67, 35196, 35206 along with Optare Solos 47204/06/36.
Transport for Greater Manchester With thanks to the Ribble Enthusiasts Club, we are able to confirm that Parks of Hamilton are using 16 coaches on Transport for Greater Manchester schools contract duplicate workings They are based at its depot at Royle Street, Rochdale Volvo/Plaxton elite: KSK950/951/952, LSK502/507/508/509/511 Volvo/Jonckheere: LSK483/496/499/614/820/821/824 and KSK984 20 Stagecoach Megabus coaches are now based at Hazel Grove Park & Ride site near Stockport for similar duties. We await confirmation of the identity of the Megabus coaches being used.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire We understand that Enviro 300s 227257/59/66 are now allocated to Preston.
Stagecoach East Midlands Another former Stagecoach Manchester magicbus-liveried Enviro 400 repainted all over white and in service at Hull is 19184. A reported shortage of drivers at Grimsby depot is behind the transfer of Enviro 300s 27202-05, along with all Grimsby duties on the 250 service, to Hull. Similarly the transfer of Enviro 400s 19014/61 and the planned transfer of Volvo B7RLE 21271 from Grimsby to Lincoln also sees also Grimsby's workings on the 53 InterConnect service transferred to Lincoln. On loan to Gainsborough from Hull, Enviro 400MMC 10741 was in Lincoln yesterday. It had worked the 354 Gainsborough to Lincoln schools service in the afternoon and then returned to Gainsborough at 17:35 on a 107 duplicate run. We understand that 10740 is also at Gainsborough. Our report dated 27th January 2020 on the repaint of Dart SLF 34426 was erroneous and despite advice we can now confirm that it never received a repaint. The current 'Beachball' paint condition is tired and weathered and it still carries 'Stagecoach in Bedford' fleet names.
Stagecoach Yorkshire We believe that the exchange of Gold Spec Sania/Enviro 400s for standard spec vehicles with Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire has now started with 15589/92 now at Barnsley and 15610/11 now with the Merseyside operation.
Fleet Ramblings Update @ 23:55 September 8th 2020
Delaine Buses Limited Look out for the company's latest new vehicle, its' first 11.8m ADL Enviro 200MMC 167 (AD70DBL) entering service tomorrow morning. In a first for this operator it has next stop information and WiFi. This is one of two 11.8m ADL Enviro 200MMCs ordered by the company as replacements for what had been two further Wright-bodied Volvos, which were subsequently cancelled. The second ADL Enviro 200MMC is already built and painted and is expected to be delivered in Spring 2021 and fleet number 168 has provisionally been allocated. It was recently spotted on test by Twitter user @Woodling7163 in the Ryedale area of Yorkshire. Both of the Delaine vehicles have been built at ADL's Scarborough site.