October 17th 2014
MAN/ALX300 22260 has been sold by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire and removed for scrap.
Stagecoach Midlands has returned Dart SLFs 34491 and 34585 to service at Rugby and Northampton, whilst also back in service are Optare Solos 47124 at Northampton, 47128 at Stratford and 47402 at Corby. Received back from Norfolk Green is Volvo Olympian 16162, which is now delicensed pending engine repairs. An interesting development here is the fact that vintage Volvo Olympian 16684 is not listed for disposal, but is officially shown by the company as delicenced for axle repairs.
A further new Enviro 300 for Stagecoach North East at Stockton is 27169 (SN64OJU), which also has the orange-based Time Zone branding.
Stagecoach East Scotland has sold several Volvo Olympians - 16057/77, 16230/32, 16324, 16658, which is shows as to JMB Travel, Wishaw. The company also lists several vehicles for re-allocation within Stagecoach. These are MAN/ALX300 22374-78 and Dennis Tridents 17127/96-99, 17212. Four of the Tridents 17127/96-98 have been allocated to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire.
Stagecoach London is showing Trident 17571 for disposal following component recovery at Norfolk Green.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has sold two more Optare Excels - 287 and 292. It has also transferred it’s two Wright Cadet-bodied Volvo Merits - 244 and 245 - from Hull to Hornsea, where they have displaced Volvo B7TL double decks 708 and 709 to Hull. 244 was repainted before transfer. Further transfers have seen B7RLE 370 transferred from Beverley to Hull in exchange for Dart MPD 493.
Stagecoach West has transferred MAN 22620 to Gloucester from Swindon. The company has now concentrated all its MAN saloons at Gloucester depot.
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