The transfer of Scania/Enviro 400s 15199-202 from Fenstanton to Cambridge means that the only double deck vehicles now available for Busway work are the 12 Enviro 400XLBs 13901-13. As a result the two 904 St Ives-Peterborough diagrams from Fenstanton depot have in recent days been worked by Volvo B7RLEs. The Peterborough-worked diagram has been using an Enviro 400MMC.
Back in service at Fenstanton are Volvo B7RLE 23232 and Volvo B8RLE 21306.
Enviro 300 27520 along with Enviro 200s 37234/35 have returned to service at Bedford whilst the next Volvo B11R/Plaxton elite coaches expected back in service (if not already) are 54310/11/16.
The two BYD/Enviro 400City vehicles at Cambridge, 14033/34, have now returned to their planned diagrams on the Cambridge Citi6 service. In recent months they had been put to work on Park & Ride services.
Following the transfer of the Peterborough-based training bus to Cambridge, an Enviro 200 from the Peterborough allocation is now being used as a drivers rest area to provide for Social Distancing. Today 37216 was in use. For Health & Safety reasons it is parked against the vehicle flow in Queensgate Bus Station.
Stagecoach North East
Following our comment yesterday about Optare Solo 47318 being the first of its type in the Stagecoach North East fleet we are reminded that comment 47025 was operated from Newcastle’s Slatyford garage on the Hadrian's Wall AD122 service many years ago. It carried a white and purple promotional livery and the name ‘SPARTACUS’.
Look out for the return of the Tridents here as part of a strategic Reserve Fleet to combat any capacity issues with the return of schools.
Now relicensed here are Enviro 400MMCs 10761-65 at Aldershot, Trident 18502 at Chichester, Tridents 18084, 18118 and 18188 at Winchester, Trident 18191 and Enviro 400 19069 at Guildford along with Tridents 18503/10/11 and Enviro 300 27618 at Basingstoke. We are also hearing that Trident 17736 here may have been withdrawn for disposal.
Stagecoach Midlands Stagecoach East Dart SLF 34833 from store at Bedford and also 34878 from store at March have arrived here and are at Rugby depot. 35186 was also picked up by Crouch Recovery from Stagecoach East’s Peterborough depot this morning and is now also reported at Rugby. A further Dart SLF is due and all four will be available at a ‘Hot’ reserve Fleet to assist with any capacity issues that arise with the return of schools.
& North Lancashire
Vehicles relicensed here and put into service for schools and to assist with Social Distancing with the return of the schools are:
West Cumbia: Dart SLFs 34708/09/13, 35246/48/49; Volvo Olympians 16640, 16793; Tridents 17017, 17196/98, 18327/28/30/75 and coaches 53028/29.
Barrow: Tridents 18143/11; Dart SLFs 34801, 35192.
Morecambe: Tridents 18324/55/56/59/63/64/68/80/81/82; Dart SLFs 34565/67/79, 34712, 35191.
Carlisle: Volvo B10M (bus) 20710/11/12, MAN/Enviro 300s 24117/20/21; Optare Solos 47001/02/08.
MAN/Enviro 300 22880 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44009 are transfers from West Cumbria to Carlisle whilst at Carlisle Optare Versa 25220 has been taken out of service and delicenced.
Enviro 400 10014 has transferred from Carlisle to Kendal.
Scania/Enviro 400 15533 is expected to remain here for around four weeks to act as a Reserve Fleet vehicle to allow duplicate workings to assist with Social Distancing capacity. It is still due to transfer to Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire and is now expected there by November.
Stagecoach South West Now sold and no longer part of the fleet are Dart SLFs 34407 and 34686 along with Optare Solo 47105. Now confirmed is the transfer of Optare Solo SRs 48012-15 which have been allocated to Plymouth. Dart SLF 35245 from Plymouth is currently delicenced for repairs.
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