September 2nd 2015
Information posted on September 2nd 2015 at 10:45
Look out for the new Scania/Enviro 400 vehicles with Stagecoach East (15211-20) entering service from Fenstanton depot on the Cambridgeshire Busway this week. The first displaced vehicles are reported to have already moved to Cambridge depot where they are being prepared for service there on Newmarket and Ely services.
The first Volvo B5TL/Wright Gemini 3 (159 AD65DBL) to be bought by Delaine Buses is expected to arrive at the operator’s Bourne depot in Lincolnshire later today and should be in service by the end of the week. Two second-hand acquisitions here, bought via Ensign Bus, are ex Dublin Volvo B7TL/Alexander ALX400s 01-D-10200 and 01-D10201. The have been given Delaine fleet numbers 160 and 161 and are re-registered AD51DLD/E. They will no be repainted out of Dublin Bus livery before being put into service and are required due to increased schoolday requirements. Both have been upseated in the lower saloon by Ensign.
All of the new Enviro 200s from this year’s order for Stagecoach North East have now been delivered and it is confirmed that South Shields ‘Connecting the Dots’ branding for services 3, 4, 7 and 8 has been applied to 37304-19. Look out for the imminent delivery of a batch of Enviro 300s (27238-54) to this fleet.
At Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Volvo B10M 52414 is now back in the service fleet and carries corporate livery following completion of the conversion to a training bus of MAN 22141.
We have received reports that Magicbus-liveried Tridents 17452/99 and 17500 are on loan to Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire from Stagecoach Manchester.
Completion of the Sheffield Supertram work means that a further batch of Enviro 400s have been released by Stagecoach Yorkshire for transfer to Stagecoach South East at Eastbourne. The first of the Enviro 300s due here from Stagecoach Oxfordshire have arrived at Chesterfield for preparation work prior to allocation, believed to be to Rawmarsh where they will release MAN/ALX300s 22083-89. Look out for the ALX300-bodied MANs turning up with Stagecoach East Midlands.
Information updated on September 2nd 2015 at 11:25
Our friend Ross Newman at Ensign Bus has updated us with activity during August 2015.
From Arriva London: DAF DB250’s S235JUA, LJ03MWN/MWU/MVT/MVW/MWC. WLT719 (DW19, Arriva to retain reg) Volvo B7TL’s LG52DDA/DDE.
From Centaur Coaches: E200 EU58ACX.
From Metrobus : Scania Omnicities YN53RXD/RXP. Scania Omnidekkas: YN03DFD/DFG/DFE. YV03RCZ (fire victim for scrap)
From Houstons Coaches: Enviro 200 MX62ARF.
From WAVE : Dart PK51LJY. Versa SP58DPK.
From Stagecoach East: Volvo B10M’s L155/156/160/161/162JNH, P168/169/170/171/172/173KBD, R182/183DNH.
From Go-Ahead South Coast: Trident T746JPO. DAF SB120 YG52CLV. Volvo B10Ms M305KOD, LIL2665, LIL3748. Volvo Olympian M744HDL
From Stagecoach North East: Olympians R833/839OVN.
From Holloway Coaches: Volvo B10M’s OIW5036, TXI2087, RUI6683, YYR832, R928YBA, OTW833
From Grant Palmer: Enviro 200 YX11HPU.
From Thandhi Coaches: Volvo B7TL’s IIG9298, IIG9286
From Dorset CC: Scania YN05WHX.
From New Adventure Travel: DAF SB200’s CN07FSY/FTA/FTC/FTD/FTE.
DAF SB200’s CN07FSY/FTA/FTC/FTD/FTE, Wrights Hybrids LJ58AVG/AVK, Enviro 200 MX08ZFA: Crosville MS, Weston-Super-Mare.
Tridents LK03UFG/UFR: Moffat and Williamson, Fife.
Solo’s MX54KXO, MX05OTP, WK55BUS, PL06TFY, PL06TFX, MX05OTN, YJ06FZL: Yeomans, Hereford.
DAF DB250’s LJ03MWN/MVT/MWU/MWD. WLT719 (reg to be retained by Arriva) : Rotala Group.
Volvo B7TL’s LF52USE/UTC/UTG/UTJ, LF02PVN: New Adventure Travel, Cardiff.
Dart MX04AXR: Severnside Transport, Bristol.
Darts EK51XXL, YT51EAK, X512WRG, PK51LJX: Xelabus, Eastleigh.
Optare Versa LX09BGV: Stavros Louka MEA, Larnaca, Cyprus.
Volvo B10M R183DNH: Herberts Coaches, Shefford, Beds.
Tridents T87KLD, T748JPO, T819/820RFG, V192/194MEV, V364OWC, PK02RDO: Geldards Coaches, Leeds.
Optare Tempo’s LX09BGK/BGU: Associated Coach Sales, New Zealand.
Dublin B7TL 01-D-10188 now LW51ZFS with Brookline Coaches, West Malling, Kent.
Scania YN05WHX: Solus Coaches, Tamworth.
Volvo B10M’s R182/184DNH : Thandhi, Birmingham.
DAF S235JUA: MC Tractors, Ramsey, for scrap.
Volvo B10M L161JNH: First Call Travel, Merthyr Tydfil.
Dublin B7TL 01-D-10204 now LW51ZDY with Mulleys, Bury St.Edmunds
Dublin B7TL 01-D-10202 (UK reg TBA) with Mulleys, Bury St.Edmunds
Volvo B7TL’s X648/654LLX: Fowlers Coaches, Holbeach Drove.
Volvo B7TL X158FBB: Swallow Coaches, Rainham, Essex.
Volvo B10M’s L155/160JNH : Littles Coaches, Ilkeston, Derbys.
Dublin B7TL’s 01-D-10200/201 now AD51DLD/DLE: Delaine Coaches , Bourne, UK plates TBA.
Tridents LK03GGJ/NLA/NLC/NKG/NKU: HCT Group, Leeds.
DAF DB250 LJ03MWC: UK Coachways, Bolton.
Enviro 200 MX62ARF into service as 715.
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