Following the delivery of 14 new ADL E20D/Enviro 200 saloons to Stagecoach South there have been further withdrawals of non-DDA Dart SLFs. 37261-68 are at Aldershot and 37269-74 at Chichester. The earlier Darts taken out of service are 33002/16/17/20/25/26/27/28, 33119, 33306/07/76/78/81, 33818, 34107, 34239/43/53. Other changes here have included the transfer of Volvo Olympian 16293 from Winchester to Andover whilst similar 16590 has been returned to service and allocated to Basingstoke. Former Stagecoach London Trident 17740 is allocated to Portsmouth. Optare Solo 47047 is withdrawn for disposal, whilst 47419 has been taken out of service for return to Hampshire County Council. Other fleet changes in the last month have included:
Former Stagecoach London Tridents 17292/93 have been allocated to Perth by Stagecoach East Scotland, but similar 17537 will not be used and is awaiting disposal. Enviro 300s 27548/49/51 have been allocated to Dunfermline, whilst Dart SLF 33435 has been donated to the Sir Brian Souter Foundation. He two ‘Borrismaster’ 61312/13 have returned to Stagecoach London, whilst received from Stagecoach Highlands at Inverness are Dart SLFs 34735-39. Volvo B7R coaches 53256/57/61/93 are due to be transferred to the Stagecoach West Scotland fleet. Internal transfers of B7Rs has seen 53250/90 being allocated to Cowdenbeath; 53291 to Perth and 53304 to Dundee. Into the Reserve Fleet with accident damage is 53717.
Finally for this posting comes news from our friends at East Yorkshire Motor Services who have advised that the first two vehicles from the, now closed, Whittles operation have arrived in Hull – ADL Dart/Enviro 200s 171 and 172 are the vehicles.