April 25th 2018
Information posted on April 25th 2018 at 14:40
The company advises that it is still finalising its fleet plan which will be implemented this coming weekend with the closure of the King’s Lynn operation. We are expecting the early 177xx series Tridents, Optare Versas and Optare Tempos to be withdrawn whilst the Optare Solos are likely to become available for cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus or withdrawn for disposal.
There are unconfirmed reports that the six Enviro 300s, the Enviro 200MMCs and most if not all of the Optare Solo SRs will be moving to Bedford and that displaced Dart SLFs will replace most of the MAN/ALX300s at Peterborough.
We will provide more detailed information when available.
✤Stagecoach North East
On loan to Slatyford depot is Yutong E12LF electric saloon demonstrator YK66CBC. It is being used on the 100 Metro Centre Shuttle route and is expected to remain here for three weeks.
✤East Yorkshire Motor Services
Sold is Volvo B7TL 651 to GDS 23016 Limited.
✤Stagecoach South East
The latest issue of Route One magazine has confirmation that Optare Solos will be used on the Ashford Little & Often network from June 2ndwhen the fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters (44001-30) are withdrawn from service. The report says that 17 Solos from within the fleet here will gain Little & Often branding whilst the Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are likely to be transferred to other Stagecoach UK Bus regions for use on lightly used routes.
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