May 7th 2015
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire has received Plaxton Interurban-bodied Volvo B10M coach 52360 from Stagecoach East Scotland (Perth). It carries cherished registration 866PYC but was originally P160ASA. Currently in the Reserve Fleet it is expected to become a training vehicle. Other changes at Stagecoach Merseyside has seen Dart SLF 34602 from Preston and 34599, 34618/19/80 from Gillmoss go into the Reserve Fleet. Optare Solo 47482 has transferred from Gillmoss to Chester. Also at Chester is Open Top Trident 17502. Birkenhead’s Trident 17591 is undergoing repairs and loaned Tridents17494, 17525/75 are being prepared fro return to Stagecoach Manchester and then transfer to Stagecoach Midlands. Training fleet Volvo B10M 20794 has transferred from Chorley to Preston. Tridents 17019/21 are also now in the Reserve Fleet.
News reaches us from Stagecoach South West that the unique Caetano Nimbus-bodied Dart SLF in the fleet, 34399, is transferred from the Reserve Fleet and is back in the operational fleet at Torquay. Also back in service for the Summer Season is open top Trident 17701 which is at Exmouth. In other changes Darts SLF 34068/77 are transferred from Barnstaple to the Reserve Fleet and similar 34115 to the training fleet at Exeter. They have been replaced at Barnstaple by Optare Solos 47104 and 47585/88. Solo 47587 moves from Exeter to Torquay and Trident 17055 has transferred from Torquay to Barnstaple.
At Stagecoach East Midlands, Enviro 200 35006 is back in service at Worksop after repairs, allowing Dart SPD to be stood down into Worksop Reserve Fleet.
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