December 2nd 2019: Fleet Ramblings
Stagecoach South Wales
The final Trident due here from Stagecoach East Scotland, 18008, has arrived and is now in service from Cwmbran.
Now transferred to Stagecoach East Midlands are Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400s 15613/16/19.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Scania/Enviro 300 28613 was moved from Long Sutton to Skegness yesterday and was then subsequently transferred to Worksop. Trident 18348 is also due to transfer from Long Sutton to Gainsborough in the next few days when former Stagecoach Oxfordshire Scania/Enviro 400 15614 enters service at Long Sutton.
Currently delicenced at Gainsborough are Tridents 18021/26/40 and Dart SLF 35131.
Enviro 400 19017 has transferred from Worksop to Grimsby with Enviro 200s 37184 and 37201 due to return to the main fleet at Grimsby with Volvo B7RLE 21248 being relegated to the Reserve Fleet at Grimsby.
Now scrapped here is accident damaged Enviro 200 36004.
Stagecoach South West
Dart SLFs 35154 and 35169 along with Enviro 400 19106 have been observed operating in Exeter, it is not known if these vehicles are on loan to Exeter or have been transferred.
We also understand that a number of vehicles have recently had their ‘Exeter Citi’ branding removed.
Stagecoach UK Bus
One of the new ADL Enviro 400 City EV/BYD vehicles has been seen on test. Carrying registration mark LF69UYC it carries the pale green colour scheme also carried by the Volvo B8L/Enviro 400XLBs currently being delivered to Stagecoach East for Cambridgeshire Busway use.
Stagecoach UK Bus: Christmas 2019
Look out for Christmas branded buses appearing in the next few weeks.
At Stagecoach South East Enviro 200 36865 supports Canterbury’s Lord Mayors appeal and has been unveiled by the Lord Mayor himself. This year the bus features a striking rear design showing the Lord Mayor himself in full regalia, bursting out from behind a cover of Christmas wrapping paper.
The bus promotes the Lord Mayor of Canterbury’s Christmas Gift Fund; a charity that helps people living in the Canterbury community who may be elderly, vulnerable or facing particular hardship.
Stagecoach Manchester is again using former Volvo B10M training bus 20982 whilst Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire has adorned MAN/Enviro 300 24122 which over the coming weeks will be seen across the areas served by the company.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Following a number of requests we are able to bring you a photograph of Optare Versa training bus 25304, which is on loan here from Stagecoach London and currently being used at Carlisle.
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