November 18th 2019 @ 12:15: Stagecoach fleet numbers for vehicles taken over by Stagecoach West from South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach. Seat belt conversion for MAN/Enviro 300 at Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.
The planned takeover of South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach took place at 01:00 on Saturday 16th November. With thanks to our regular correspondents’ Dave Russell and Deric Pemberton we are able to provide full details of the vehicles taken over by Stagecoach along with the Stagecoach fleet numbers allocated. The Megabus vehicles which had been on loan have reverted to their former Stagecoach fleet numbers.
Details of the fleet taken over can be viewed here:
or downloaded here:
This last weekend also saw a busy race card at Cheltenham Races, although the number of vehicles on loan from other Stagecoach companies was much reduced on previous years with the following vehicles loaned, All were Enviro 400MMCs with the exception of Scania/Enviro 400 15988
Stagecoach Manchester: 11264/65
Stagecoach Midlands: 10726, 11219/20
Stagecoach Oxford: 10672
Stagecoach South: 10764, 10894, 15988
Stagecoach South West: 10693/94
Many of the double decks used from the main Stagecoach West fleet were Gold-spec vehicles. Dave Russell & Deric Pemberton advise that there were plans to also use Swindon Bus Company and local operator Swanbrook on Friday evening, but as racing was cancelled, these didn’t materialise.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Enviro 19685 has now moved from Hull to Long Sutton and is understood to have done part of a diagram on the 505 this morning.
Now repainted into corporate livery, from Coasthopper livery, is Enviro 200MMC 34731.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
MAN/Enviro 300 22882 has now been seat belt fitted and we understand it will be allocated to Carlisle.
We can also now confirm that Volvo B10M 52414 has been repainted red and will receive SchoolRunner branding.
Enviro 200MMCs at Scarborough, 276-81 have now received ‘Scarborough Sevens’ branding.