January 6th 2020: Fleet Ramblings
Stagecoach East Midlands
Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Vyking 16910 was transferred from Skegness to Long Sutton (on loan) on January 4th 2020 with Volvo B7RLE 21213, which had been on loan at Long Sutton returning to Skegness.
We also understand that Long Sutton-based Enviro 400 19687 has been undergoing maintenance at Skegness since before the Christmas holiday and may have been used on Skegness local services on January 3rd 2020.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Trident 18442, which had been on loan to Stagecoach Manchester and in use from Stockport depot Stagecoach Manchester’s Wigan depot.
Stagecoach South Wales
Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47283 is now in the main fleet at Aberdare following the withdrawal for disposal of Dart SLF 34664. Another Dart SLF for disposal here is 35197 from the Reserve Fleet.
Transferred to the Reserve Fleet for repairs are Optare Solos 47185 (from Caerphilly) and 47305 (from Cwmbran) along with Enviro 200 36404 from Caerphilly. Now allocated to Caerphilly is Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34770. Trident 18079 is understood to be in the Operational Reserve Fleet at Cwmbran.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Trident 18354, which had been delicenced here, is now for disposal.
At Kendal MAN/Enviro 300 22874 is nor transferred to the Reserve Fleet with Dart SLF 34719 transferring from the Reserve Fleet to the main fleet.
We understand that Volvo B8L/Enviro 400XLB 13904 has become the first of the type to operate in service on the Cambridgeshire Busway. It is reported to have operated just one trip on the route on Friday 3rdJanuary covering for the failure of another vehicle.
Stagecoach South East
Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34488 has replaced similar 34498 at Eastbourne with the latter out of service for repairs.
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