Information posted on November 1st 2018 at 14:45
The company is to be applauded for its initiative to commemorate Remembrance Day with the branding of eight Poppy Buses. Five ADL Enviro 200s and three ADL Enviro 300 have received the commemorative branding with a branded vehicle operating from each of the company’s eight depots. Vehicles carrying Poppy livery and their allocations are 27780 (Andover), 27843 (Chichester), 27876 (Portsmouth), 36024 (Winchester), 36036 (Worthing), 36840 (Basingstoke), 36917 (Aldershot) and 37268 (Guildford).
Portsmouth-allocated ADL Enviro 200 36925 has received a revised design of HioverBus livery and branding.
✤Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
The 13 Gold-specification Scania/Enviro 400s being transferred here from Stagecoach Midlands will be allocated to Birkenhead (11) and Preston (2). Reported to already be at Birkenhead are 15741/42/47/51. Also due to be allocated to Birkenhead are the six short ADL Enviro 200s (36314-19) recently transferred here from Stagecoach London.
✤Stagecoach South West
The second open top conversion of an ADL Enviro 400 within Stagecoach UK Bus is planned for this fleet. The plan will see 19571 returned to this fleet from Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. The bus sustained extensive roof damage when it collided with a low bridge in Runcorn,
✤East Yorkshire Motor Services
Due here are seven Scania/Caetano Levante III coaches for National Express work. They will be allocated to Hull. Already delivered is fleet number 1. They will carry fleet numbers 1-7 with registration marks BF68LCV/W/X/Y and BF68LFB/D/E being allocated.
Information posted on November 1st 2018 at 16:05
✤Stagecoach South East
The company has launched its new Poppy bus, Scania/Enviro 400 15442 into service.
The idea was the brain child of Stagecoach Assistant Operations Manager Ian Loftus. Ian, who served as a Sergeant in the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, is also an Royal British Legion (RBL) member at Dover.
Joanne Howe, Stagecoach Operations Director for the South East said “We're delighted to support the RBL and the Poppy Appeal. We hope that the Poppy Bus will be a visible reminder of the RBL's all-year-round work and pays a fitting tribute to our veterans and Armed Forces community.
“Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in the South East that we appreciate and recognise the commitment they have made to our country over the years.”