Information posted on June 2nd 2017 at 12: 50
➨Stagecoach South West
Trident 18114 has been taken out of service at Exeter and is being prepared for transfer to Stagecoach East Scotland. It has been replaced at Exeter by Scania/Enviro 400 15894 from the Reserve Fleet whilst MAN/Enviro 300 24141 has returned to the main fleet at Exeter with Optare Solo 47600 now being in the main Reserve Fleet following a period on loan to Torquay. The company reports that the transfer of Optare Versas 25151-55/59/60 to Stagecoach East Scotland is now complete.
There have been a large number of reallocations here which have taken place or are still to happen. In summary they are:
To Aberdeen: Volvo B9TL 16947/48, Enviro 400 19377, MAN/Enviro 300 22788, Enviro 300 27536, Optare Solo SR 47876 and Volvo B7R 53317.
To Insch: Trident 18018, Enviro 400 19173/74 and 19375/76, Enviro 300 27104/07 and 27796/99, Optare Solo 47485 along with Volvo B7Rs 53226/68/73/74. Also here in the Reserve Fleet is Optare Solo 47585.
To Stonehaven: Tridents 18446/49, Enviro 400s 19170 and 19369, Enviro 300 27800, Volvo B12B 53036 along with Optare Solos 47569 and 47603 and Optare Solo SR 47875.
To Peterhead: Enviro 400 19373, Enviro 200 36031, Enviro 300 27796, Optare Solo 47486. In the Reserve Fleet here is Dart SLF 34726.
To Elgin: Enviro 200 36957 and Volvo B9R 53630 whilst Volvo B7Rs 21201/02 are transferred to the Reserve Fleet here.
To Macduff: Optare Solos 47161 and 47601.
Vehicles out of service for long term repairs are Optare Solo 47487, Volvo B11R 54244, MAN/Enviro 300 22779, Volvo B7R 53321, Enviro 200 36048, Volvo B12B 53106 and Scania Omnilink 24004.
Vehicles for disposal here are: MAN/ALX300s 22706/11, Optare Solo 47214 and Volvo B7Rs 53223/32/33/40/41/43/44/47.
Vehicles sold and no longer part of the fleet (details of new owners/disposal locations unknown) are Volvo Olympians 16111/21, Trident 17128, Dart SLF 34795, Optare Solo 47111, Volvo B10M 52416 and Volvo B7Rs 53239/63/72.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22784/87 were in this fleet and in April were shown for transfer to Stagecoach North East. This move does not appear to have taken place. Does anyone know of the current location(s) of these vehicles please?
➨Stagecoach East Scotland
Due here from Stagecoach Bluebird are Enviro 400s 19547/48/49/50/51/55/56.
Again with special thanks to Ross Newman at Ensign Bus we are able to update on recent activity at the dealership. This update covers May 2017.
From Stagecoach London: Tridents LX03BXK/BXL/BXN/BXR/BXS/BXU/BXV/BXW/BXY/BXZ/BYA/BYB/NFT/NGN/OSB. From Metrobus: Darts SN03WLA/WLE.
From Bath Bus Co: Tridents V901/903FEC; Olympian P774SWC.
From Ashcroft Academy: Olympian J842TSC.
From HCT Group: E400 PN08SWJ.
From Go-Ahead London: Dart AE06HCC; Volvo B7TL’s LX05EYO/FCD/FBL/FAA, LF52ZRK/TJU, PL03AGZ.
From Arriva London: Volvo B7TL’s LJ03MXL/MXP, LJ53BFL/BFM/BFN/BCZ/BDE/BDO/BDY/BDZ/BEO/BBV/BBZ, LJ05BLK
Trident LX03OSP: Collins Coaches, Milton, Cambs.
Trident LN51KYG, DAF LJ03MVY : MC Tractors for scrap.
Volvo B7TL’s PG04WHW/WHZ/WJA: James Mullally Coach Hire, Co Kildare, Eire.
Tridents LK03GMV/GLV Darts AE06HCD/HCA/HCF/HCC: Geoff Ripley, Barnsley.
Volvo B7TL’s LX05FBN/FBV: Selwyns Coaches, Runcorn.
Volvo B7RLE’s MX05CKL/CKK: Cymru Coaches, Swansea.
Olympian J328BSH: Mr G Merriman, Somerton, Somerset.
Volvo B7TL LF52TGN: York Pullman.
Enviro 400 LJ09OKO: Ashcroft Academy , Putney, London SW15.
Volvo B7TL PJ52LWN: Hardwicks, Barnsley.
Darts SN03WLA/WLE: Mike Lawrenson, Preston.
Olympian J329BSH: Inis and Faas LLC, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Volvo B7TL LF52ZPP: Axe Valley, Seaton, Devon.
Volvo B7TL LB02YXG: Flagfinders, Braintree, Essex.
Volvo B7TL PA04CYP: Dublin Deckers, Lucan, Co Dublin, Eire.
Dart CX51EZJ: Nu-Venture, Maidstone.
Volvo B7TL PA04CYT: The TravelIn Group, London W1.
Olympians J842TSC: GS Fresh Ltd, Ely, Cambs.
Volvo B7TL’s LX05FBB/FBD/FBE: Belle-Vue, Manchester.
Darts SN03WKY/WMV: Thandhi Coaches, Smethwick, Birmingham.
Ensign Bus fleet
Dart 796 sold to Ivan Anderson, London SW12.
Four ex Abellio E200’s have been added for the Tilbury Cruise Terminal work as follows :
The 10 BCI’s, fleet numbers 140-49 are now registered LX17DZA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/J/K and will all be entering service in the next few weeks.
Information posted on June 2nd 2017 at 14:30
➨East Yorkshire Motor Services
The company has released details of the fleet numbers and registrations for the five expected Enviro 200s. They will be numbered 510-14 and carry registrations YX17NKE/F/G/H/J.
➨Stagecoach North East
Now for disposal here are MAN/ALX300s 22012/77/78. Enviro 300 27508 is now in service at Stockton with Volvo B12B 54045 also now allocated there. MAN/Enviro 300 22579 is now in the Reserve Fleet at Slatyford with 22574 returning to the main fleet there. MAN/ALX300 22016 has moved from the main fleet at Stockton to the Reserve Fleet whilst Dart SLF 35194, which had been for disposal, is now in the Reserve Fleet at Slatyford with Reserve Fleet 34611 moving to the main fleet at Hartlepool.
Information posted on June 2nd 2017 at 14:50
➨Stagecoach East Midlands
There are a number of fleet changes here due to take place over the next few days. Volvo B7TLs 16908/09/10 are being reallocated from Lincoln to Skegness displacing Enviro 300s 27762/63/64 which will transfer to Mansfield. Former Stagecoach East Enviro 400s 19299 and 19300 now both in service at Lincoln following removal of the centre doors. Enviro 400 19122 will move from Grimsby to Lincoln in exchange for 19127. For transfer from Hull to Scunthorpe are MAN/Enviro 300s 22759/60.
The exchange of Dart SLFs and Enviro 200s between Mansfield and Lincoln continues with Dart SLFs 34457/59/61/65/74/75/77 and 34570/72 due to transfer from Mansfield to Lincoln with Enviro 200s 36115/17/18/19/21 and 36449 due to transfer from Lincoln to Mansfield.
Lincoln-based Trident 18050 has been reported operating out of Skegness depot.
Withdrawn Tridents 17516/19 have been transferred to Stagecoach East Midlands where they are being used for component recovery at Lincoln (17516) and Hull (17519).