November 20th 2015
Information uploaded on November 20th 2015 at 10:00
Stagecoach Manchester is to repaint Reserve Fleet Enviro 400s 19166 and 19167 into Magicbus livery.
Stagecoach East has returned Dart SLF 34538 to the Reserve Fleet at Fenstanton.
At Stagecoach East Scotland the last Volvo B7TL in the refurbishment programme, 16922, has returned to service at Arbroath allowing Volvo Olympian 16922 to return to the Reserve Fleet. MAN/ALX300 22169 has been transferred to Stagecoach West Scotland where it will be converted to a Community Bus display vehicle and is expected to replace Volvo B10M 20108 which currently performs that role. Now in service at Dundee are former Stagecoach North East Dart SLFs 34568/69 and 34606. ALX300-bodued MAN 22255 is to be donated to the Glasgow Bus Museum. New here are Plaxton elite-bodied Volvo B11Rs 53801-03 (YY65SXH/J/K) whilst currently there are five Optare Solos in the Reserve Fleet - 47004/51/52/53 and 47179.
At Stagecoach West Scotland a reallocation of Scania/Enviro 400s see 15631 and 15944 now allocated to Ardrossan with 15815-17 now based at Glasgow. ALX300-bodied MAN 22390moved to the Reserve Fleet whilst allocation changes to the MAN/Enviro 300 fleet sets 22526 at Ardrossan, 22528 at Ayr, 22584 at Kilmarnock and 22529 in the Reserve Fleet. Optare Solo 47981 is now allocated to Ayr with 57503 transferred from Stranraer to Glasgow, being replaced at Stranraer with 47434 from the Reserve Fleet. Transfers to the Reserve fleet are 27623, 47356/59, 47760 and 53237. ADL Enviro 300s 27626/27 are now allocated to Dumfries.
Information updated on November 20th 2015 at 12:30
At Stagecoach North East, Volvo B10M driver trainer 20121 has been transferred from Walkergate to Stockton, where it is a replacement for Volvo B10B driver trainer 21037 which is now awaiting disposal. Other fleet changes reported are to the MAN/ALX300 fleet with 22050 moving from the main fleet at South Shields to the Reserve Fleet at Slatyford. 22462 is no longer in the disposal fleet here and has been moved to the Reserve Fleet at Walkergate. 22675 moves from the Reserve Fleet at Slatyford and is now awaiting disposal.
@NorwichBusesBlog reports that a further Stagecoach East Enviro 300 to lose its Norfolk Green-Stagecoach livery in favour of standard corporate Stagecoach colours is 27643.
Stagecoach South West has transferred Open Top Trident 17701 (Exmouth) and Optare Solos 47084/86 (Plymouth) to the Reserve Fleet. In course of delivery are 11 Scania N230UD/Enviro 400 to ‘Stagecoach Gold’ Specification. 15250-53 have been delivered and are in Reserve pending service introduction, with 15254-60 in course of delivery. The batch is registered YN65XDO/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z.
Information updated on November 20th 2015 at 15:00
Further news from @Norwich BusesBlog confirms details of an Optare Solo on hire to Stagecoach East at its King's Lynn depot. The vehicle is a M900 type and is registered KX14FJN. New in 2914 It is owned by Dawsonrentals and was previously operating for the Maltese Governments Malta Public Transport where it carried the registration BUS332.
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