Information uploaded on October 23rd 2015 at 09:10
Fleet changes at Stagecoach South East have seen further non-DDA saloons ousted with Volvo B10Ms 20011 and 20956 now in the Reserve Fleet from Thanet, with MAN/ALX300 22054 now on the allocation at Thanet. Ashford has lost MAN/ALX300 22194 to the Reserve Fleet, with 22942 allocated as a replacement. All of the vehicles which were awaiting disposal - Volvo Olympians 16022, 16270, 16356/71/87/88; Volvo B10Ms 20008, 20312, 20642/44 and MAN/ALX300s 22006/07/09 - have been sold.
Information updated on October 23rd 2015 at 15:30
Stagecoach South has transferred Optare Solo SR 47307 from Guildford to Aldershot. 47545 has returned to service at Andover whilst Dart SLF 34615 moves from Portsmouth to the Reserve Fleet. Sold are Volvo Olympian 16312 and Volvo B10M 20228, whilst Volvo Olympians 16129, 16293 and 16524 are now awaiting disposal.
At Stagecoach West Scotland BMCs 29727/28 have been returned to Dumfries and Galloway Council (D&GC), whilst now in the fleet are D&GC-owned Enviro 300s 27626/26 (SN08AEL/O). A new Optare Solo here is 47981 (YJ65EPP) which was last reported at Ayr being prepared for service. The transfer of Volvo Artic (sleeper) 51096 to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum has still not taken place. Two additional Volvo B7R coaches are Ardrossan are 53238 from Glasgow and 53330 from Arran. Moved from Ardrossan to Glasgow are Scania/Enviro 400s 15948/49. Sold from the fleet are Volvo Artic coaches 51093/94, whilst Arran-based Volvo Olympian 16864 is now delicenced. MAN/ALX300s 22386/88 are now at Ardrossan. MAN/E300 22528 is now in the Reserve Fleet with 22592 moving from Reserve to Ayr.
A large number of fleet changes have been reported by Stagecoach North East this month. The Enviro 400s received a few months ago from Stagecoach Yorkshire, but originally new to Stagecoach East Scotland, are now all in service here following the allocation of 19194-7 and 19647 to Walkergate and 19641/44/46 to South Shields. Dart SLKF 35155 has replaced 34550 at Hartlepool. The allocation of the remaining new ADL E30D/Enviro 300s to Stockton (27243/46-50/53/54) has seen a cull of MAN/ALX300s with 22011-15 moving to the Reserve Fleet and 22196-98, 22671 now for disposal. 22214/15 from the Reserve Fleet have become training vehicles at Walkergate and Sunderland. 22050 is also in the Reserve Fleet ex South Shields. A surprise move here is that Dart SLF 34401 is no longer awaiting disposal and is in the Reserve Fleet at South Shields. MAN/ALX300 22480 has been sold, whilst 22202/04/06/11, 22451/52/54/55/56/62/66, 22668/74, 22735 are all now for disposal.
Our friends at East Yorkshire Motor Services advise that four new Enviro 200s are due. The booked registration marks are SN65ZGJ/K/L/M. Fleet numbers have not yet been confirmed.