August 8th 2019 @ 14:35: Former Stagecoach London Scania OmniCitys now in service in Cambridge and more Tridents prepared for transfer to Stagecoach Manchester
Stagecoach UK Bus
Five of the former Stagecoach London OmniCitys have now been converted to single door layout, repainted and fitted with digital destination equipment. All are based at Cambridge. 15075/78/81/83 are in service. 15074 awaits preparation work before being put into service and was yesterday parked up behind one of the Tridents that the type is replacing. The revised seating capacity of the Scania Omnicitys is H41/28F (or H41/27F + wheelchair).
Tridents 18411-15 are all currently being prepared for transfer from Cambridge to Stagecoach Manchester with the first examples due to transfer next week.
The transfer of the Long Sutton operation from Stagecoach East to Stagecoach East Midlands is still expected to take place. However, in the meantime Long Sutton-allocated vehicles receive maintenance at Peterborough which results in the use of Long Sutton vehicles on Peterborough-worked services. With Peterborough vehicles frequently used from Long Sutton. We understand that today Long Sutton buses in use in Peterborough include 18338/41/47, 18416, 19017, 34426 and 34530.
Enviro 400MMC 10870 was returned from Cambridge to Peterborough on August 8th.
The new ADL Enviro 400MMCs, 11216-32, due for delivery to Leamington are expected between mid-August and mid-September.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Now being delivered to Morecambe are ADL Enviro 400MMCs 11202-15. Amongst vehicles due to be displaced from Morecambe are Enviro 400s 10014-17 with 10014/16 already having transferred to Carlisle.
Optare Solo 47774 has been returned to service here following long-term repairs and is now allocated to West Cumbria.
A further Trident to transfer to Stagecoach Manchester is 18326 with 18357/58/65 expected to follow over the next few days.
We understand that Optare Versas 25213/17 are due to be collected from Stagecoach West in the next few days and will be exchanged for Dart SLFs 34716/18.
Stagecoach UK Bus
ADL Enviro 400MMC 11158 remains at Stagecoach Manchester’s Stockport depot where it is being used for IT Cloud computing trials. It is nominally part of the Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire fleet.
Stagecoach South West
Dart SLFs continue to be repainted here with the latest one being 34849.
There was a 100th Anniversary Devon General Rally at Newton Abbot on Sunday 4th August. A large number of preserved vehicles were present, and working, including Stagecoach South West owned 872ATA Atlantean and LRV992 PD2.
Optare Solo 47101 has returned to Exeter, giving Exeter five working ‘04’ plate Optare Solos.
Go Ahead Group
Go North East
Mercedes Citaro 5285 is the latest recipient of the GNE 2019 livery.