August 24th 2017
Information posted on August 28th 2017 at 18:15
✤Stagecoach West Scotland
Four of the five Volvo B9R coaches transferred here from Stagecoach South East (53710-13) are at Bus & Coach World for repaint. The fifth vehicle, 53709, is in the Reserve Fleet at Stranraer.
Now allocated to Swindon are Trident 18447 and Dart SLF 34806. There are now no MAN/Enviro 300s allocated here. Now on the books at Stroud are Optare Solos 47551 and 47553. The three MAN/Enviro 300s ousted from Swindon, 28682/85/87 are now allocated to Cheltenham. Gloucester has gained MAN/ALX300 22377 and Dart SLFs 34511/61/88/90 whilst at Ross on Wye depot are Dart SLFs 34784/85/87/88.
The Reserve Fleet currently consists of 25 vehicles pending a further phase of vehicle changes in preparation for the launch of the North Bristol operation. The Reserve Fleet is currently officially allocated as follows:
Gloucester 18085, 17722/28/29, 22378, 25205/16 /29/30/32, 36385, 37011/12/13
Stroud 22744, 34805
Swindon 18183, 34507/63/64, 47471
The latest company information omits any reference to MAN/ALX300 training bus 22052, Optare Versa 25206, Dart SLF 34585 and Optare Solo 47358 which suggests that they may have been sold.
Reserve Fleet Trident 18127 has returned to the main fleet at Northampton, displacing 18150 into Reserve. MAN/Enviro 200 39699 which has been in Reserve at Northampton has transferred to Nuneaton with 39698 now in Reserve at Nuneaton. Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47402 has temporarily returned to the main fleet at Kettering. At Rugby Trident 18198 is now in the Reserve Fleet with 17493 now delicenced.
Withdrawn Optare Solo 47406 is reported as having passed to Stagecoach West, presumably as a source of spares.
The four ex Stagecoach Manchester (originally Stagecoach London) Tridents used on the Skanska contract at Cambridge - 17452/84, 17500/04 - are now in the Reserve Fleet as are MAN/ALX300s 22058/59 and 22332. Reserve Fleet vehicles now in the main Cambridge fleet are Tridents 18335/36/37 and Scania/Enviro 400s 15456/57/58/59.
At King’s Lynn Trident 18280 is back in the main fleet as is Optare Tempo 25124. The Tempo had been withdrawn for disposal. Vehicles taken out of main fleet use at King’s Lynn and now in Reserve are Tridents 17605/06 and 17741/43 along with Slimline Optare Solos 47234/45 and 47306.
✤Stagecoach North East
Now for disposal here are MAN/ALX300s 22020/40/47 whilst now in the Reserve Fleet for Hartlepool are Dart SLFs 35162/63/72 along with MAN/Enviro 200 39657. MAN 22510 is now in service at Slatyford displacing 22574 to the Reserve Fleet.
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