December 1st 2014
Norfolk Green has now received ther remaining three Enviro 300 saloons, 27645/46/47 from Stagecoach South with the last two being delivered to King's Lynn yesterday. We are now able to confirm that the remaining six Itisbus Agoraline saloons 39891/93/94/95/97/98 are all out of service. Our friends at Andy's Bus Blog report that 39895/8 have been sold to Kent-based Nu Venture with two others being sold for scrap - 39893/94. It is understood from Andy's Bus Blog that at least one more 39891 or 39897 has also been sold to Nu Venture. Former London Trident 17741 has finally enetered service here.
ADL E20D/Enviro 200s reporte to be carrying Grimsby Simplibus branding with Stagecoach East Midlands are 37190-92 and 37201/03.
The first of 18 new Plaxton elite coaches for Stagecoach East's prestigious X5 Oxford-Cambridge service have sdtarted to be delivered to Bedford depot. They carry a two-tone blue livery which is described as Cambridge Blue and Oxford Blue. The vehicles will carry fleet numbers 54301-54318 and will be registered YX64WCD/E/F/G/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/V/W/Y/Z, WDA/C/D
Courtesy of Ross Newman at Ensign Bus we are able to detail the vehicles bought/sold during October and November:
From Stagecoach London: Tridents LX04FXJ / FXL / FXP / FXS / FXK / FXM / FXR / FXT / FXU. Y529NHK LX51FKR / FMZ / FNL / LY02OBF / OAB / OAW / OBG / OBB / OBM LV52HDY / HFK / HFJ.
From Go-Ahead NE: Olympians S815 / 817FVK.
From Dawson Rentals : Darts KU02YUJ / KM02HGD / KX53SDU Enviro 300’S KW02PRO / KV03ZFJ / KV03ZFJ / KX54NKE.
From Go South Coast : Tridents T745 / 747 / 748 / 749JPO
From Epsom Buses: Enviro 200’s PE56UFH / UFJ / UFK.
From Stagecoach Scotland : Neoplan Skyliner’s SV54ELJ / YN05WEF / WEK.
From Galleon Travel : Darts SHZ2046 / TNZ1186.
From Stagecoach Scotland : Merc 709 N211UNH.
From Arriva TGM : Volvo B12B FN04FSE.
From London General : Volvo Olympians R370 / 371LGH Dart Y987TGH.
From Airparks : MAN’s AE61EWK / EWL / EWM / EWN.
From Carousel Buses : Volvo B7TL PN02XCS.
From Metroline : Trident LK03GHY.
From Regal Buses : Solo’s YJ06YSK / YJ56AOT.
From Go-Ahead South Coast : DAF SB3000’s P955DNR / P124RWR / N68FWU. Volvo B7TL W503WGH.
From Velvet Buses : Solo NX55FFO.
From Metroline : Enviro 200’s YX09FLP / FLZ / FMU / FMV / FLW.
From Nottingham Coaches : Volvo B10M’s M407BFG / N584XSA.
From Dawson Rentals : Darts KM02HDJ / HGD / YUJ KP54BYL
MAN’s AE61EWK / EWL / EWM / EWN : Associated Coach Sales, New Zealand.
Olympians S815 / 817FVK N731LTN : PCV NE, Stockton-on-Tees.
Dart SN03DZY : Grant Palmer, Dunstable.
Darts X224 / 227 / 232FBB : Nottingham Coaches. Enviro 200’s YX09HZA / MX10DXO / SN10CAU : Regal Busways, Chelmsford.
Tridents LK03CGU / GFY / GHA : Ace Travel, Liverpool.
Wrights Hybrids LJ09KRG / KRK / KRN : Crosville M.S, Weston-Super-Mare.
MAN’s FY52PMU / PMV : Lodge Coaches, High Easter, Essex.
RM2065 : Coolen Investeringen, Heythuysen, Holland.
RML2455 : Planet Ltd, Cosby, Leics.
Volvo B7TL W468WGH : Travel and Transport Ltd, Newry, Co Down, Eire.
Neoplan’s YN05WEK / SV54ELJ : Herberts Travel, Shefford, Beds.
Solo MX09AOT Trident T747JPO : Swanbrook Transport, Cheltenham.
Volvo B12B KB07OXF Volvo B7TL’s W495 / 496WGH : Redline Buses, Aylesbury.
Dart SNZ3869 MAN’s FY52PLX / PLZ : Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
Enviro 200 WA09FHJ : Simonds Coaches, Botesdale, Norfolk.
Volvo B12B’s AB07OXF / JB07OXF : Dawson Rentals.
Neoplan YN05WEF Dart R482NPR : Barkerbus, Roydon, Essex.
Dart Y987TGH : Avondale Coaches, Glasgow.
Solo MX59AVP : First Cornwall.
Volvo B7TL’s PN02XCA / XCK / XCT : Redbridge Transport. Olympian
R371LGH : South East Bus Supplies, Bromley
Dart KM02HFK : Johns School of Motoring, Edmonton.
Merc 709 N660VSS : WB Chambers and Son, Maidstone. (This was the vehicle used by ITV in the soap Coronation Street when it was part of the Stagecoach Manchester fleet)
Trident HMN220A : Oasis Tours, Malta.
Olympian R370LGH : Southern Transit, Brighton.
Trident HMN221A now LW05PJO with Tanat Valley, Oswestry.
Trident LX04FYA : Brylaine, Boston, Lincs.
E200’s E56UFH / UFJ / UFK Dart KP54BYL : Galleon Travel, Roydon, Essex
Trident W832NNJ : See London by Night, Barking.
Trident W902VLN : Geoff Ripley for scrap
Trident LK03GFV : MC Tractors, Romsey for scrap.
Olympian P610CAY : Andrew McLean, Co Antrim, Ballydare, Eire.
Neoplan SV54ELO : Jan’s Coaches, Ely, Cambs.
Volvo B12B GB05BCL : Carters Coaches, Northants.
Volvo B10BLE R234HCD : GHA Coaches, Wrexham.
Trident T683KPU: Bear Buses, Feltham, Middx.
Darts SHZ2046 / KX51UDG
Volvo B7TL W401WGH : Velvet Buses, Eastleigh, Hants.
Volvo B10M’s M407BFG N584XSA : Stagecarriage, Middlesborough.
Enviro 300’s KW02DRO / KV03ZFJ / ZFK / KX54NKE : Heritage Travel, Brighton.
Darts 781 / 782 sold to Avondale Coaches, Glasgow.
Dart 739 sold to Manor Training, Benfleet , Essex.
Darts 734 and 742 sold to Henshaw’s Coaches, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucs.
Volvo B10M 601 sold to Aintree Coaches. Volvo B7R YN54DCY into service as 603.
News is reaching us that three Plaxton President-bodied Dennis Tridents are due to move from Stagecoach East to Stagecoach South East. 17691/93 have the lower height bodywork favoured by Stagecoach but 18292 has a high body and was new to Cavalier Contracts of Long Sutton, joining the Stagecoach fleet when Cavalier was taken over.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has confirmed that it has sold a further five Volvo Olympians. 620/90/93/95 were out of service, with 619 being taken out of service at Bridlington and sold. 690/93/95 were the last of the former Stagecoach Cambus vehicles in the fleet, having fleet numbers 16549/65/77 with Stagecoach.
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