BYD/ADL Enviro E400EV 14031, on loan here from Stagecoach Manchester, is seeing extensive driver training use in Cambridge. We understand that this is currently taking place between Cowley Road depot in Cambridge and the city centre. The training is in advance of similar 14033 and 14034 entering service here later this month.
The recent launch of the new Stagecoach corporate identity is expected to see the demise of the green-based ‘Greener Smarter Travel’ livery here, currently carried on Busway Volvo B7RLEs at Fenstanton, former Busway Scania/Enviro 400s at Cambridge and a sole former Norfolk Green Optare Solo SR at Bedford. Another livery set to disappear across the Stagecoach empire is that for Stagecoach Gold with frequent reports of Gold-liveried vehicles being used on non-Gold routes at various Stagecoach companies.
Devoid of guidewheels, Fenstanton-based Scania/Enviro 400MMC 15293 was in use yesterday on Huntington routes 30, 35 and 66 taking it to Ramsey, Chatteris and St Neots, routes normally worked by Dart SLFs.
Following the withdrawal of the Tridents here, the oldest operational double deck in the fleet is former Stagecoach Manchester Enviro 400 19164.
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We can now confirm that the six Enviro 400MMCs on loan at Inverness from Stagecoach North East are 11297/98/99, 11300, 11502 and 11503.
We understand that Enviro 300MMC 26026 used as part of the launch event for the new Stagecoach livery has now lost its green 'special' branding in favour of the multi-colour 'local bus' scheme.
The company has confirmed that the new BYD/Enviro 400EVs for Sharston will be for services 41 and 111. Their entry into service will start a cascade which will see Hybrid Enviro 400s take over some Magicbus duties. Some of the displaced current Magicbus Enviro 400 fleet are likely to transfer to other parts of Stagecoach allowing further Trident replacement. The Tridents, and we understand the Enviro 400s, on loan here will also be taken out of service and returned to their respective operating companies.
Hybrid Enviro 400 12009 has been extensively damaged by fire.