Information posted on July 1st 2017 at 13:15
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
Now delicensed are Dennis Dart SLFs 470, 481 & 486 at Hull and 483 & 485 at Scarborough. ADL Enviro 200 502 has transferred from Hornsea to Hull. Recently delivered Brand New ADL Enviro 200MMC’s 510-514 have now been formally allocated in the fleet with 510 & 511 at Scarborough, 512 at Hornsea and 513 & 514 at Hull as anticipated. Partial Open Top Trident 888 is now part of the Hull Coaching Fleet & carries red, orange & white livery with Hull Explorer branding. ADL Enviro 400 Trident 910 has returned to service at Hull following Engine modifications from Hybrid power to conventional Diesel power. Training Bus 9918 has been re-reregistered 546 EYB (previously W448 WGH). New ADL Enviro 200MMC 512 is to be named Ernie Harper, the name having previously been carried by 502.
➨Stagecoach North East
MAN/ALX300 22012 has moved from disposal at Stockton to Slatyford where it is now seeing use as a Route Learning vehicle, whilst 22026 has moved from the reserve fleet and is now being used as a Route Learning vehicle at Stockton. MAN/ALX300 22071 has transferred from the service bus fleet at Slatyford to South Shields where it is undergoing conversion to a Driver Training vehicle, whilst 22075 is now under conversion to a Driver Training vehicle at Stockton. 22072 & 22076 are under conversion to Driver Training vehicles for Slatyford & Walkergate respectively. Withdrawn MAN/ALX300s 22077 & 22078 together with 22079 from the service bus fleet at Slatyford have transferred to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire for conversion into Driver Training vehicles there.
MAN/ALX300 22215 at Sunderland and 22673 at Slatyford which had been in use for Route Learning duties are now awaiting disposal. Similar 22346 has moved from the reserve fleet at Walkergate & is now part of the service fleet at Slatyford. A year almost to the day of its arrival a further MAN/Kinetic to enter service at Slatyford is 22508. Dart SLF 34611 has moved from reserve at Hartlepool to Sunderland, where it is now serving as a Route Learning vehicle, whilst fellow Dart SLFs: 35155, 35158, 35160, 35161 & 35173 are all now in reserve at Hartlepool. Dart SLF 35192, which had been awaiting disposal at Slatyford, has transferred to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, where it has entered service at Carlisle. 35194 which had recently moved to the reserve fleet, is once again now awaiting disposal at Slatyford.
ADL Enviro 200s 36461-36467 which had recently transferred from South Shields to Hartlepool, have all now entered service there.
The recently applied & short lived Samsung Galaxy S8 Mobile Phone vinyl wrap, has now been removed from Walkergate based Enviro 400 19213.
➨Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Look out for the first of the new open top Wright-bodied Volvo B5TLs arriving here in the next week. The batch of seven will carry fleet numbers 13801-07.
Trident/ALX400 17196 has moved from reserve to Lillyhall, whilst Seasonal Reserve part open top Trident 17217 has now entered service at Carlisle.
Trident/ALX400 17683 has moved from Stagecoach East Midlands to Morecambe, whilst 17332 has transferred from Stagecoach East Scotland to Carlisle, both vehicles are being stripped & used as a source of spare parts only. MAN/Enviro 300 22762 has moved to the reserve fleet at Morecambe having sustained accident damage, whilst sister 22763 has transferred from Carlisle to Morecambe as a replacement. Dart SLF 34579 has entered service at Carlisle from the reserve fleet, whilst 35192 recently transferred from Stagecoach North East has also entered service at Carlisle. Optare Solos 47474 from Carlisle & 47774 from the reserve fleet have both moved to & entered service at Lillyhall.
➨Stagecoach East Midlands
Scania/Enviro 400 15652 was repainted into corporate livery prior to its transfer from Lincoln to Worksop, whilst a further former Stagecoach East Cambridge Park & Ride Enviro 400 to enter service at Lincoln after removal of the centre doorway is 19295. 19298 has not been used in service since its arrival at Lincoln from Bus & Coast World.
The four Scania/Enviro 400MMC for Busway use, 15291-94, have now entered service.
Scania/Enviro 400 15748 at Kettering is due to receive a tidy up and re-trim, being replaced by Reserve Fleet Trident 18128. Also at Kettering Dart SLF 35220 is for disposal whilst Reserve Fleet 47129 is now in the main fleet here. Cascaded Enviro 400s 19085/91 (from Stagecoach Manchester) and 19129 (from Stagecoach West) are now allocated to Rugby having displaced Tridents 17486/93 to the Reserve Fleet. Also in Reserve is MAN/Enviro 200 39699 from Northampton whilst Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34499 is now delicenced. Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47653, which had been at Leamington, is now in the main fleet at Northampton.
➨Stagecoach South Wales
Optare Solo SR 47861 is now allocated to Merthyr displacing Solo 47757 to the Reserve Fleet at Porth. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34752 is now allocated to Merthyr displacing 35200 to Reserve. Previously unreported is the allocation of Dart SLF training vehicle 34500 to Blackwood with 34350 now at Porth.
Trident 17520 has transferred to Stagecoach South West for component recovery with 17522 moving to Stagecoach Highlands, also for component recovery.
Volvo B7RLEs are recorded by the company as having transferred to Harpurs with Optare Solos 47599 and 47620/22/24 transferring to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire.
Sold to PVS are MAN/ALX300s 22301-05/08/21-28/35 along with BM
➨Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Scania L94s 28539/42/43, which were planned to be converted for training use here have been sold. Their replacements for the training fleet, after conversion, will be MAN/ALX300s 22077/78/79 which have transferred from Stagecoach North East.
Reserve Fleet MAN/Enviro 300s 24132/33 are now allocated to Preston whilst 24135 has moved from Gillmoss to the Reserve Fleet. Birkenhead now has Enviro 400s 19022 from Chester and 19040/46/60 from the Reserve Fleet whilst Enviro 400MMCs 18036/38 have transferred from Birkenhead to Gillmoss. Scania N94 28514 is withdrawn from Gillmoss and is for disposal whilst Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47494 is now allocated to Chester.
Enviro 400 19038 has received a special Royal British Legion ‘poppy’ livery.
➨Stagecoach South West
Trident 18079 is transferred from Plymouth to the Reserve Fleet whilst Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47476 is now for disposal here.
➨Stagecoach South East
Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34444 and Reserve Fleet Trident 18291 are now located at Eastbourne. MAN/ALX300s 22057, 22279 and 22947 are now in the Reserve Fleet being replaced at Thanet by Dart SLFs 34410/11/78.
Dart SLF 34520 from Andover has been delicenced whilst 34514 and 34632 are now on the main allocation here. Dart 34448, from the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth, is now in the main fleet at Chichester. Dart SLF 35213 has transferred from Portsmouth to Guildford in exchange for 35118.