May 4th 2018
Information posted on May 4th 2018 at 11:30
The cull of the Peterborough-based MAN/ALX300s was short lived with 22329 and 22334 operating out of Long Sutton and 22337 back in use at Peterborough yesterday. The plan is that all three will be stood down but are sing use during the transitional period following last weekend’s closure of King’s Lynn depot. At least 22316 and 22333 remain active at Bedford.
Vehicles delicenced in the last month have been MAN/ALX300 22431 at Ecclesfield and MAN/Enviro 300s 22556 and 22768 at Rawmarsh. Dart SLF 35112 has transferred from Chesterfield to Holbrook whilst Scania/Enviro 400 15826 is now in the main fleet at Chesterfield.
Chesterfield also has an Enviro 400MMC on its books following the transfer of 10663 from Barnsley.
Barnsley-based Reserve Fleet MAN/ALX300s 22437 and 22439 are now in the main fleet at Rawmarsh with similar 22434 from the Reserve Fleet at Rawmarsh now allocated to Ecclesfield.
Now in the Reserve Fleet is Chesterfield’s Optare Solo 47325, which has been prepared for a new service in Matlock and has received Matlockbus branding. More images are available on our Blog Page.
There have been a number of fleet changes here in the last month with Optare Solos 47127 and 47549 joining the allocation at Stroud, displacing 47552 to Cheltenham and 47471 to North Bristol. Gold-spec ADL Enviro 400MMCs 10903/04 have now been allocated to Cheltenham, however, 10905 remains on loan to Stagecoach Oxfordshire.
Scania/Enviro 400s 15450, 15640 and 15735 are now allocated to Gloucester. Now in the Reserve Fleet, from Gloucester, is Trident 2/Enviro 400 19128 - the last of the type here. Scania/Enviro 400 15733 is now allocated to Ross on Wye, displacing Trident 18181 to the Reserve Fleet. Also in the Reserve Fleet, from Gloucester, is Trident 18377. ADL Enviro 200s 37010/11 at North Bristol are currently stood down for long-term repairs.
Many of the vehicles in the Reserve Fleet here have been moved to the old depot at Swindon.
✤Stagecoach North Scotland
We are now recording the Stagecoach Bluebirdand Stagecoach Highlandsfleets under the combined Stagecoach North Scotland heading given the frequent transfers of vehicles between these two fleets. A large number of fleet changes have taken place in the last month and full details will be included when we publish the April 2018-dated Allocation document.
Highlights of the recent changes include the re-allocation of Volvo B7RLEs 21203-07 to Skye and the transfer of Optare Solo SR 47811 from Fort William to Inverness. At Inverness Enviro 300s 27601 and 27916 along with Enviro 400 19372 are now in the Reserve Fleet.
Seasonal Reserve Volvo B10Ms 52524/30/36 along with 52610/11 are now for disposal, being replaced in the Seasonal Reserve Fleet by Volvo B7Rs 53205/07/15/17 whilst similar 53201/04 are earmarked for training bus conversion. Enviro 300 27102 has transferred from Aberdeen to Peterhead in exchange for 27538.
✤Stagecoach Megabus Operations
Withdrawn from service with South Gloucester Bus & Coachand now for disposal are Caetano Levantes SG 01/03/05/06.
Currently stood down for refurbishment are Enviro 400s 19742/44/46/49/51/73/88/97 and Scania OmniCitis 15100/04/16 with all other vehicles that had been for refurbishment having returned to their home depot. Strategic spare Trident 10.5ms 17845, 18215 and 18486-93 have been allocated to West Ham. Tridents 18275 from West Ham and 17837 from Barking are both withdrawn for disposal.
Information posted on May 4th 2018 at 17:10
Dart SLF 35180 is now at Corby allowing Optare Solo 47044 to be stood down for withdrawal. This leaves just one operational Optare Solo at Corby, 47340, which will itself be withdrawn when Dart SLF 35181 is returned to service. ADL Enviro 200 36153 has transferred from Rugby to Nuneaton whilst Dart SLFs 34627 and 35182 are now in the Reserve Fleet at Rugby.
We understand that the remains of Dart SLF 34499 have been scrapped whilst Trident 17493 from Rugby has been donated to charity.
✤Stagecoach South West
Trident 18136 has transferred from Reserve Fleet use at Exeter into the main fleet at Plymouth, with Enviro 400 19001 moving from Plymouth to Exeter.
Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47088 is now allocated to Plymouth with 47089 transferred from Plymouth to the Reserve Fleet.
✤Stagecoach East Scotland
Scania/Enviro 400s 15629/31/33 have transferred from Perth to Arbroath with Enviro 300 27548 moving from Perth to the Reserve Fleet. Formerly for disposal here Dart SLF 34737 and Volvo B12B 54072 are now allocated to Perth as is MAN/Enviro 300 22572 from the Reserve Fleet. Transferred from Perth to Blairgowrie are Enviro 400 19156 and Enviro 300s 27609/10/11 with Trident 18131 moving from Perth to the Rennies fleet in exchange for 18014. Received at Perth from Blairgowrie are Tridents 18015/16 and Enviro 300s 27599 and 27600.
Optare Solos 47301/02/03 have transferred from Arbroath to Blairgowrie in exchange for 47366/67/92. Also at Blairgowrie from Aberhill are Enviro 300 27550 and 27551/52 from Dunfermline along with 27540 from the Reserve Fleet.
Treident 18082 has transferred from the Rennies fleet to Arbroath in exchange for 18119 whilst Enviro 400s 19547/48 have transferred from Arbroath to Perth and Reserve Fleet Enviro 300 27539 is now at Aberhill.
Transfers into the Reserve Fleet at Optare Solo 47212 from Blairgowrie and Volvo B7R from Rennies whilst Dart SLF 34587 has been sold to GTG Collegeand Volvo B7Rs 53249/51 from Blairgowrie and 53286 from the Rennies fleet have been sold to Moffat and Williamson.
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