March 8th 2019 @ 14:30: Temporary fleet number for loan coach and Stagecoach London E400s on Rail Replacement work
On loan here from Stagecoach London for Southern Rail (Rail Replacement) work are ADL Enviro 400s 10110/11/12 and 19871 at Portsmouth; 19870 at Worthing and 19869 at Chichester. 19869/70 are due to return to Stagecoach London’s West Ham depot on Sunday 10thMarch whilst the four buses at Portsmouth will be transferred to Stagecoach West on Monday 11thMarch for Cheltenham Races duties before returning to West Ham.
The remaining five ADL Enviro 20os due from Stagecoach West Scotland are now here and being prepared for entry into service. Reserve Fleet Trident 17722 is now part of the main fleet at Stroud.
The entry into service of former Wessex Bus 8.9m Enviro 200 36080 at North Bristol has allowed Optare Solo 47558 to transfer to Stroud where it has displaced similar 47551 which is now for disposal. Dart SLFs 34585 and 34667 are no longer part of the fleet.
Look out for Dart SLF 34425 transferring from the Reserve Fleet at Bedford to the operational fleet at Peterborough as a replacement for accident damaged 35104.
The company has confirmed that the Volvo B9R/Plaxton elite coach on loan and allocated to Bedford for use on the X5 service (SB12NMZ) has been given fleet number 80041.
The remaining Tridents which had been at the former King’s Lynn depot and awaiting disposal have now been moved with 17744 and 17787 now at Biggleswade and 18343 at an external location in King’s Lynn. All remain for disposal.
Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture Operations
Reserve Fleet Volvo B11Rs 54207/08 are now in the operational fleet with South Gloucester Bus & Coach. The five Van Hool Sleeper coaches for use by South Gloucester Bus & Coach are still being prepared for service with 50302/03 reported by the company as being at Rugby and 50301/04/06 at Cumbernauld.
Vehicles awaiting allocation are Volvo B12Bs 54077/79 and Volvo B11Rs 54211 along with 54601/03.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Transferred from Birkenhead to Chester is Enviro 200 36819 whilst Dart SLF 34814 from Gilmoss is now for disposal although prior to its withdrawal from service it may have operated briefly from Chester. Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34820 is back in the main fleet at Gilmoss.
Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34804 is now for disposal here.