September 16th 2019 @ 15:00: New vehicle deliveries to Stagecoach South Wales and Stagecoach North East and former London Enviro 200s confirmed for training vehicle use at Stagecoach East
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Enviro 400 10015 has transferred from Morecambe to Carlisle with Scania/Enviro 400 15697 transferring from Morecambe to West Cumbria. Tridents moved from the main fleet at Morecambe into Reserve are 18139, 18324/27/55/56/59.
West Cumbria Volvo Olympian 16661 is now for disposal and has been replaced by 16640 transferred over from Carlisle. Trident 17198 from the Reserve Fleet is also now allocated to West Cumbria.
Now in the Reserve Fleet are Open Top Tridents 17490 (West Cumbria) and 17692 (Carlisle) along with Trident 18143 (Barrow), Volvo B10M 20457 (Carlisle) and Dart SLF 34719 ( West Cumbria).
Reserve Fleet Optare Solos 47001/02/09 along with 47011 from West Cumbria are now at Carlisle as is Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44008 from Kendal.
Following its use with VOSA, Optare Solo SR 47949 has now transferred to Stagecoach South Wales.
The company reports that the two Enviro 200s recently acquired from Stagecoach London, 36309/10, are for conversion to driver training vehicles. The conversion work reported as is being undertaken by ADL at its Anston site in South Yorkshire.
Stagecoach East Midlands
Fiat Ducatto 49901 has returned to Lincolnshire County Council and has been replaced by Mercedes-Benz Trekka 49912 (LP15JYU) at Gainsborough.
At Lincoln Mercedes-Benz Trekka 49902 has replaced Fiat Ducatto 91984, which is now in the Reserve Fleet.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 44014 has been transferred from the Reserve Fleet to the main fleet at Grimsby with 44030 currently delicenced for accident repairs.
A reduction in vehicle requirement at Skegness has seen Volvo B7RLEs 21212/13/14 transfer to the Seasonal Reserve Fleet.
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Now allocated to Chester are former Stagecoach Midlands (via Stagecoach Manchester where they were unused) MAN/Enviro 200s 39690, 39691 and 39693.
Another Enviro 400 to transfer from this fleet to Stagecoach Manchester is 19070.
Optare Solo 47517 has lost its Stagecoach Gold livery on repaint and is now in corporate colours.
ADL Enviro 400MMC 10828 is back here after repairs and is allocated to Gilmoss. Returned off loan to Ferrymill Motors is Enviro 200 fm36.
ADL Enviro 400MMCs 10832/35 have transferred from Chester to Gilmoss. Also now at Gilmoss is Trident 18156 from the Reserve Fleet.
Ousted from Birkenhead are Enviro 200s 36815/16/17 along with Optare Solos 47081, 47341, 47559 and 47710 to Chester with MAN/Enviro 300s 24154 and 24156 moving from Birkenhead to Gilmoss.
A further Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400 put into service at Birkenhead is 15744 whilst Reserve Fleet Optare Solo 47622 is allocated to Preston.
Now allocated to Birkenhead are Enviro 300s 27147/54 along with 27255/57/57 and God-spec examples 27292/94.
A further Dart SLF to join the training fleet here is 34743 which is allocated to Gilmoss with Dart SLF trainer 34797 transferring from Gilmoss to Birkenhead. MAN/ALX300 trainer 22077 is now at Chester with similar 22078 at Preston.
Optare Solo 47035 is now for disposal here whilst Reserve Fleet Dart SLF 34809 is reported by the company as moving from storage at Wigan to Gilmoss - could this be another training bus conversion?
Stagecoach South East
Enviro 300s 27577 and 27579 have transferred from Thanet to Eastbourne in exchange for Dart SLFs 34444 and 34730.
Trident 17734 is also transferring from Eastbourne to Hastings, whilst Dart SLF 34492 is in the Reserve Fleet, rather than the main fleet, at Eastbourne following its recent transfer from Hastings.
Stagecoach North East
The first of 18 new 11.8m ADL Enviro 200MMCs, 26278, has now arrived at Stockton depot with 26276/77 due imminently. The remainder of the batch are 26279-93.
In common with a number of Stagecoach UK Bus subsidiaries, vehicles were sent on loan to cover the Solheim Golf tournament in Scotland during early September. Ten Enviro 400MMCs were sent from this fleet - 10631/32/33/35/37 from Walkergate and 10641/44/45/46/47 from Slatyford. To cover at local depots there were a number of short term vehicle loans comprising MAN/Enviro 300s 24103/07/10 from Stockton to Walkergate; Dart SLF 34605 from Sunderland to Hartlepool; Enviro 200s 36966/67 from Sunderland to Slatyford and 37318 from South Shields to Slatyford; MAN/Enviro 200 39660 from Hartlepool to Stockton.
Enviro 400s 19204-07 have transferred from Walkergate to Stockton, although 19211 was on loan to Stockton pending the repair, repaint and transfer of 19205. 19194-96 have transferred from Slatyford to Walkergate.
Stagecoach South Wales
The remaining Dart SLFs at Aberdare - 34502/22/55 and 34664 have been transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Cwmbran with 34502 currently awaiting repairs. They have been replaced by Enviro 200s 36401/02/03/06 which have been transferred from Caerphilly.
Optare Solos 47905/06/09/12 have transferred from Aberdare to Blackwood with Optare Solos 47304/50 and 47531 now at Aberdare and 47715 now at Blackwood.
Optare Solos now in the Reserve Fleet are 47315 (at Porth), 47201 (at Merthyr) and 47638 (at Cwmbran).
Optare Solos 47236 and 47524 are now at Merthyr with Optare Solo SRs 47950/51/52/53 and 47961 transferring from Blackwood to Caerphilly.
Now in the main fleet at Cwmbran are Optare Solos 47384, 47530 and 47643.
New here are 9.2m slimline Optare Solo SRs 48041/42/43, which carry registrations YJ69CPX/Y/Z and are being prepared for service at Merthyr. They will carry TrawsCymru livery.
Now for disposal here are Dart SLFs 34756 and 35199; Optare Solos 47194, 47202/05 and 47757; Volvo B10Ms 52404 and 52631.
Optare Tempo 25116 has been returned to Powys County Council whilst the remains of Dart SLF 35208 and Optare Solos 47351/52 and 47457 have been sold for scrap.
Go Ahead Group
Transferred to Go North East are Volvo B9R coaches 91 and 92 whilst Volvo B7TLs 587 and 663 have been sold to Ellie Rose Travel.
Volvo B7RLE 341 has been re-licenced and allocated to Hull whilst Enviro 200s 374 and 376 have transferred from Hull to Scarborough where they have ousted earlier Dart/E200s 350/52 which have been delicenced and are expected to be transferred to fellow Go Ahead subsidiary Plymouth Citybus. Although still reported by the company as being allocated to Hull, Enviro 200 375 was parked up at Scarborough a few days ago.
We also understand that the three Volvo B7RLE/MCVs 382-84 at Scarborough are due to be transferred to Hull.