Information posted on September 20th 2018 at 11:45
MAN/ALX300 22426 is now at Barnsley with similar 22436 in the Reserve Fleet there. Transferred to Barnsley from Holbrook, in exchange for Enviro 200s 36410/11/12/13. are Scania/Enviro 300s 28675/76/77/78. Also transferred from Holbrook to Barnsley is Enviro 400 19149.
Additional Dart SLKFs now in service at Chesterfield are 34574 and 34582, whilst 34581 is now allocated to Holbrook.
Buses magazine reports that Dart SLF 34720 has lost its green Chesterfield livery and now carries corporate colours, whilst Scania/Enviro 400s 15826/27 are reported to have received Aspire77 branding for service 77 Chesterfield-Worksop.
✤Stagecoach Megabus/Joint Venture operations
The three Volvo B12Bs used on East Midlands Trains MegabusPlus duties, 54052/77/79, are now on loan to Stotts Travel.
We were premature with our report of Leyland Olympian Megadekka 14000 being readied for transfer north to Stagecoach East Scotland and it is again parked up at Ely. Also now at Ely is former Norfolk Green Trident/East Lancs 18280, which is for disposal here.
✤Stagecoach West Scotland
The six Van Hool Astromegas that had been on loan to Stagecoach Yorkshire for rail replacement duties, 50201/06/17/18/19/25, are now for disposal and are parked up at Stagecoach Yorkshire’s Chesterfield depot.
Confirmed as sold are Van Hool Astromegas 50202/03/05/07/08 and Volvo B12Bs 54043/44 whilst Optare Solos 47360 and 47458 have been donated to charity.
MAN/Enviro 300s 22528/34/84 are now in the Reserve Fleet at Ardrossan whilst similar 22591 has transferred from Ardrossan to Kilmarnock and 22871 from Kilmarnock to Stranraer.
Optare Versa 25201 has returned to service at Stranraer following repairs. Now received from Stagecoach East Scotland is Scania/Enviro 300 28660, which is being prepared for service whilst similar 28651/57/61 are now allocated to Ardrossan. Optare Solos 47495/96 and 47613 are now all in the Reserve Fleet, whilst 47822/23 are now both allocated to Ardrossan. Volvo B7R 53320 has been written off and has been replaced at Stranraer by similar 53323.
Former Stagecoach South East Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 44010/11 are allocated to Kilmarnock with 44012 in the Reserve Fleet there.
✤Stagecoach East Midlands
Enviro 300s 27182/85 have lost their Pronto livery and branding upon repaint and are now in corporate colours. Another Dart SLF to receive driver training livery is Hull-allocated 34461.
Vehicles reported carrying Magicbus livery with branding for service 147 are 19180/81/82/83/85.
The vehicles transferred here from Rotala have been confirmed as ADL Enviro 200s (all B29F, 8.9m versions) YX09 HZE, YX09 HYY, YX09 HZC, YX09 HYW, BA02 EAA (originally SF07 URJ), YX09 HZD, SF07 VOB, EU08 FHC, (ex Rotala 20515/17/20/25/26, 20806/21, 20910) and Optare Solo M950 MX08 MYT (ex Rotala 20986). None are currently in use.