Stagecoach East Midlands
The reign of the Trident in Hull is at an end with the planned transfer of the remaining three examples, 18431-33, into the Reserve Fleet at Lincoln. They have been replaced at Hull by Enviro 400s 19113/84/89 which have recently transferred over from Stagecoach Manchester. Also here from the Manchester fleet is Enviro 400 19183 which is at Hull for preparation prior to entry into service. This completes the current cascade plan for Enviro 400s transferring from the Stagecoach Manchester fleet.
& South Lancashire
We understand that following servicing at Gilmoss, Reserve Fleet Tridents 18325 and 18365 have been relocated to Birkenhead.
The latest Enviro 400MMCs to transfer from Peterborough to Bedford are 10874 and 10881, which was moved this morning. Now at Peterborough, from Cambridge, is Enviro 400 19693
Withdrawn Tridents now sold are 17735, 17858, 18065 and 18386.
Stagecoach North Scotland [Highlands]
There have been a large number of fleet changes here over the last few weeks although several vehicles transferred, and detailed here, remain decommissioned.
Tridents 18061/69 from Inverness have transferred to Stagecoach East Scotland, as have Volvo B12Bs 54039/40/41 which had been for disposal here. The company reports that Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 44019/20 and 59617 have been moved to Stagecoach Manchester’s Wigan depot. An arrival at Inverness from Stagecoach Manchester is Volvo recovery vehicle 97014 (F798KNO).
Volvo B7Rs 53310/35 received here from Stagecoach North Scotland [Bluebird] have been allocated to Kirkwall. Volvo B13R 54135 is allocated to Caithness with 54136 at Tain. Also at Tain is Optare Solo 47573 following long term repairs.
MAN/Enviro 300 22869, which had been in use for driver training, is back on the allocation at Inverness following the withdrawal of 22786. Enviro 200 36203 has been released to cover training duties.
Electric Optare Solo SRs 48900-02 are now in the Reserve Fleet whilst 48903-06 are at Kirkwall.
Volvo B12Bs 53105/06 from Tain and Volvo B7Rs 53281, 53306/33 from Aviemore are now for disposal whilst 53298 from Kirkwall is out of service for long term repairs. Enviro 200 36201 from Inverness is also out of service for long term repairs.
Transfers from Inverness to Aviemore are Tridents
18018, 12124, 18337/39 and 18446/49 along with Optare Solo 47181. Moving from Aviemore to Inverness are Enviro 400s 19172/73/75 and 19370 along with Enviro 300s 27106/07.
Transfers from Tain to Inverness are Enviro 300s 27588/91/97 and Optare Solo 47182 with Enviro 300 27590 moving from Inverness to Tain along with Scania/Enviro 300s 28605/43/44, Enviro 200 37257 and Optare Solo 47566.
There have been a large number of vehicle transfers here in the last few weeks with more to follow.
A summary of the changes is:
Reserve Fleet-Middleton: Enviro 400MMC 10856
Ashton-Reserve Fleet: Enviro 400s 19185/90/91/92/99, 19222/26/32/36/42/47/71; Optare Solo SR 47824 and Enviro 200 36075
Wigan-Reserve Fleet: Enviro 400s 19225/35/37/38/39/40
Reserve Fleet to Ashton: Enviro 400 Hybrid 12116/22; Enviro 200 36424-30 and Enviro 400 19274
Reserve Fleet to Stockport: Enviro 200s 37151-66
Reserve Fleet to Middleton: Enviro 200 36108
Reserve Fleet to Sharston: Enviro 400 Hybrid 12202
Hyde Road to Reserve Fleet: Enviro 400 19258, 19400/04
Sharston to Reserve Fleet: Enviro 400 19243, 19403
Stockport to Reserve Fleet: Enviro 400 19220/21/23/24/26/28/31/34/41; Enviro 200s 36781/82/83
Stockport to Sharston: Enviro 400 Hybrid 12233
Stockport to Wigan: Enviro 400 19326
Stockport to Hyde Road: Enviro 400 Hybrid 12087/89, 12110/14, 12127/81/83/85/86/87; Enviro 400s 19327/28/30/33.
It is understood that Enviro 400s 19168/77/78/80 are stood down for cascade within Stagecoach UK Bus.
School buses 29803/23/24/27/28/29/30 have been returned to Transport for Greater Manchester.
Go North East
Repaints last week included Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5414 into the 2019 fleet livery; Optare Solo SR M890s 641/43 into the 2020 Venture livery; and Volvo B5TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 3s 6308/10/12/14 into the blue variant of the X-lines livery.
The tour of the ‘Retrobus’ liveried Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 6050 has now ended, and it has returned to Washington Depot from Consett allowing 6161 to return Consett.
The faith schools contract in operation from Riverside has re-commenced and therefore the intended Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka have returned to service at Riverside. These are 6126/27/29. Chester-le-Street has received similar 6140/41 as replacements from Riverside.
Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid 5459 and Volvo B11RT/Caetano Levante coaches 7122/30/31/32/37 have all been re-licensed but remain out of use.
Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante 7111 has transferred from Deptford to Riverside and Volvo B11RT/Caetano Levante 7120 has been reinstated in the fleet at Riverside. Both vehicles will be allocated to services X9/X10 which operate between Newcastle and Middlesbrough from Saturday 5 September, pending the delivery of the ex-Oxford interdeck Plaxton Elitei coaches, which are now expected to arrive in late September/early October.
Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante coaches 7107/09/12 have all been permanently withdrawn from service and are being prepared for their disposal from the fleet.
Scania N94UD/East Lancs OmniDekka 6128 has been withdrawn having sustained defects uneconomical to repair. It will be used for spare parts and scrapped.
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking 3967 has been sold to Go East Anglia (Konect Bus), and Scania L94UB/Wright Solar 5209 has been sold to JH Coaches, Birtley.
New vehicles received are as follows:
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6341 (YX20 OKA), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6342 (YX20 OKB), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6345 (YX20 OKE), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6346 (YX20 OKF), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6347 (YX20 OKG), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
ADL Trident 2/ADL Enviro 400MMC 6351 (YX20 OKL), in the dark-green X-lines livery.
Wright StreetDeck Micro-Hybrid 3 6376 (NK20 EMJ), in the charcoal grey X-lines livery. This vehicle will be re-registered as a ‘70’ plate prior to entering service.
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