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Discussion in 'Buses & Coaches' started by mbonwick, 5 Oct 2007.
Further MAN E300 transferred from Gillmoss to Rock Ferry are 24152 and 24159.
the 540 from Wigan to Bolton has seen several E400s on daily diagrams recently, previously I've noticed only one daily diagram. This is a good sign as this route is very popular.
Ah thanks for that! 24159 last one I need for a photograph so that'll save me a few hours hanging around Kirkby looking for it lol
Tbh Tim I think it's more a case of Bryn having received extra E400s from Manchester to replace the elderly MAN ALX300s and in typical Stagecoach fashion they get shoved out on anything lol. 600 has been almost 100% double deck on a few occasions lately
E400MMC 10799 is now in service in Cambridge after its loan to Merseyside.
The stop/start technology ADL Enviro 400MMC demonstrator 80027 (YY15HJZ) has now joined the Stagecoach fleet on a permanent basis and has been given fleet number 10430. It is currently allocated to Sharston depot.
According to Merseyside Dennis Dart Gillmoss E400MMC 10549 and 10565 are currently at Rock Ferry whilst 10541 is at Chester,
Yes, all spotted (and photographed) by myself yesterday, today's surprise is brand new 10840 also at Rock Ferry, on the 471 this afternoon http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/32931347186
I don't think that 10840 will be a permanent fixture at Rock Ferry. I assume that there will be a few short term loans from Gillmoss to both Rock Ferry and Chester until the Merseyrail upgrade is complete.
10796 10800 and 10802 have now transferred to Cambridge after finishing service with Merseyside. Only 10798 remains.
10842 and 10843 are reported to be SN17MHV and SN17MHX.
Credit: Merseyside Dennis Dart
18327 MX05WHV seen driving into White Lund today. This is one of those painted green as backups for the 555 a couple of years ago. Still painted green and still carrying "Kendal and the Lakes" fleet transfers despite notionally being allocated to Morecambe. Must be one of the last Morecambe buses carrying regional fleet branding: virtually all have lost their "Lancaster" or short-lived "Lancaster & Morecambe" transfers
Now confirmed, courtesy of Steven Knight Media, is an order for 7 Volvo B5TL / Wrightbus part open toppers for the Lakes 599 service / Kendal depot. It is further reported that they will introduce a revised 'LAKE sider' branding for the route.
Great news that Stagecoach are investing in new buses for the 599 rather than chopping a few roofs off older buses.
These should solve the open-top problem, for the next 10/15-years!
It would be nice if these sometimes were used on the 555 or 755
Interesting that these new open tops are not E400MMCs.
Out of interest, is there a problem with open top E400MMCs? or lead time?
Noted that Lothian Buses have a lot of SN16 reg Volvo B5TL/Wrightbus open tops - so same bus?
ADL do not offer an E400MMC Open Top.
However if they did, I imagine that Stageocach would have gone for it over the Wrigh+Volvo.
Gillmoss have recently won Merseytravel contract 163/263 which runs between Huyton-Belle Vale-Halewood Caravan Park. The route uses Optare Solos and noted so far by me have been 47081 47494 47709/10 and 47753. I understand that 47326/28 have moved from Preston as well.