With thanks to Ross Newman we are able to detail activity at the Essex dealership during the early part of March.
From Abbey Travel: Volvo B7TL LJ03MHY.
From First Essex: Darts SN53KJY, LK03UFB; Volvo B7TL X749VUA; Trident LT52XAC.
From Halton Transport: Enviro 200s MX12DZJ/JXC/JXD/CFE/CFJ.
From Wheelers Travel: Enviro 200 YY66PFD.
From National Express: Volvo B9Rs FJ12FXD/FYR.
From Compass Bus: Volvo B7RLE DK09DZG.
From Metroline: Enviro 400s LK58KHP, LK08NVJ; Volvo B9TL BF10LTE.
From First Eastern Counties: Volvo B7TL MV02VBZ; Volvo B7TL W774DWX.
From Stagecoach East: Tridents AE55DJV, AE06GZR/GZV/GZW.
Dart PO56JFF; Enviro 400 LK55KJX: Aintree Coaches.
Volvo B12B UK05BCL: Candy Coaches, Selborne, Hampshire.
Volvo B7TL BX55XNG: Bournemouth Transport , converted to half top.
Scania LX09AHO/LX09FZT/LX09AHE: Belle-Vue, Manchester.
Enviro 200 FN57EWV: Select Bus Services, Swansea.
Volvo B9Rs FJ12FXD/FYR: Solus Coaches, Tamworth.
Volvo B12B LK53KVZ: Simmonds Coaches, Diss, Norfolk.
Scania YS03ZKJ: Hadlow Community School, Hadlow, Kent.
Enviro 200 YY66PFD: Brighton and Hove.
Enviro 200 DK60AHO: Dons Coaches, Dunmow, Essex.
Enviro 200’s KX08HME, KX59CYW, MX12DZJ: Grant Palmer, Dunstable, Beds.
Enviro 400s LK08NVO, LK58CNF: First Scotland .
Enviro 400s SN09CDY/CEF/CEX/CFM, LK55KJX were all put into fleet temporarily for the emergency Barking-Walthamstow Gospel oak-Barking rail replacement service in January and February.
The whole operational and vintage fleet has been delicenced with the exception of :
23 x Volvo B9TLs.
6 x Enviro 200 MMCs.
12 x BCI 2 axles.
An emergency timetable for Thurrock services has been introduced and in addition we are now operating 14 buses a day for Amazon; rail replacement for Transport for London and c2c is also continuing.
That’s it for now, not sure when the next one will be as most bus companies at present have yards full of buses they do not need.
Please stay safe and stay at home!
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Dart SLF 34813 has transferred from Gilmoss to Chester whilst also at Chester is Optare Solo 47620 from the Reserve Fleet.
Reserve Fleet Dart SLFs 34808/09/10 are all now for disposal here.