Stagecoach South East
ADL Enviro 400MMC 10708 retains its ‘Wave’ branding bus has been reported as moving from Folkestone to Herne Bay. 10711 at Folkestone and 10718 at Herne Bay are recent recipients of the new Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Further recipients of the Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery here are Enviro 200s 36115/20 and 36708.
Go Ahead Group [Oxford Bus Company/Carousel/Thames Travel]
The Oxford & Chiltern Bus Page reports that nine new Wrightbus StreetDeck vehicles will be coming into our fleet over the coming weeks. These vehicles were originally built for Go North East but due to a change of plan at our there have are no longer required and will now become fleet numbers 901-909 here.
901-903 will join the Oxford Bus Company fleet, where they will be used primarily on Abingdon services as well as the Bicester Village Park & Ride.
904-909 will join the Thames Travel fleet and will be used on the X2 service, as well as some new contracts which we hope to be awarded in the near future.
The company says the vehicles are built to a very high specification and include features such as a glazed staircase, USB and wireless charging points, tables and head rests with integrated phone / tablet holders. The first three vehicles are already with us and being prepared for service at Cowley House.
In return, former X90 Oxford-London Volvo B11RT/Plaxton elite I coaches 72-78 are being transferred to Go North East. These currently carry cherished registrations plates so we assume they will be re-registered before transfer.
The company has also told The Oxford & Chiltern Bus Page that: "National Express does not know when the 737 will restart so they have given us 12 months notice of termination and will be back in touch if and when they want it to restart. Meanwhile, they have advised us to redeploy the drivers and take the livery and equipment off the vehicles. We will be using them on Rail Replacement duties from this weekend." These are Volvo B11RT/Caetano Levante (56/57) and Caetano Levante III (58-60) vehicles.