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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Stagecoach Wigan Change Bus Route Numbers

It has been announced that Stagecoach Wigan are to change their Service numbers on their routes with the first batch changing on 26th October 2018 with the Remaining changing on 27th January 2019. Any Service not listed will retain its current Route Number.

28th October 2018

631 Wigan - Highfield Grange will become Number 1
632 Wigan - Highfield Grange will become Number 2
621 Wigan - Kitt Green will become Number 3
628 Wigan - Kitt Green will become Number 4
625 Wigan - Beech Hill will become Number 5
626 Wigan - Beech Hill will become Number 6

MX54 LSD on route 658

27th January 2019

540 Wigan - Bolton will become Number 7
598 Wigan - Leigh will become Number 8
658 Wigan - Leigh will become Number 9
600 Wigan - Leigh will become Number 10
601 Wigan - Leigh will become Number 10A

SF57 LUB on route 540

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Avon Buses Cease Trading.

Last Update 12pm 12/10/2018

On 5th October 2018 The Wirral's Largest Independent Bus Operator Avon Buses Ceased Trading, Avon Buses was founded in 1981 and was Called Avon Minis at the time, Over the years the company slowly grew until it had a network covering The Wirral, Liverpool and Sefton. The company Operated around 35 Buses from their Depot in Prenton, Wirral. An update on The Wirral Globe  The Company directors Blame The Metro Mayor and Merseytravel.

AE07 NYU on route 83A

Update on the Route Situation:

10 Liscard - New Brighton

Operated by Arriva

10A Arrowe Park Hospital - New Brighton

Operated by Arriva

16 Clatterbridge Hospital - Moreton (Monday To Friday Daytime)

Withdrawn

16A Clatrerbrige Hospital - Moreton (Monday To Friday Daytime)

Withdrawn

17 Clatterbridge Hospital - Moreton (Monday To Friday Daytime)

Withdrawn

17A Clatterbridge Hospital - Moreton (Monday To Friday Daytime)

Withdrawn

17S Moreton - Wirral Grammar School

Operated by Happy Al's as Service 652

18 Birkenhead - Town Meadow

Withdrawn

22 Moreton - Chester

Operated by Stagecoach from Monday 8th October

X22 West Kirby - Chester

Operated by Stagecoach from Monday 8th October

77 Heswall - Birkenhead 

Withdrawn

77A Heswall - Wirral Grammar School - Birkenhead

Withdrawn

80 West Kirby - Newton Circular

Withdrawn

82 West Kirby - Caldy Circular

Withdrawn

83A West Kirby - Arrowe Park Hospital Or Birkenhead

Operated by Arriva

84 Heswall - Raby Mere

Withdrawn

85 Heswall - Eastham Ferry

Withdrawn

88 West Kirby - Heswall

Withdrawn

88A West Kirby - Heswall
Withdrawn

91 Birkenhead - Prenton Circular

Withdrawn

107 Town Meadow - New Brighton
Withdrawn

122 Crosby - Aintree University Hospital

Withdrawn

124 Woodside - Harrison Drive (New Brighton)

Withdrawn

125 Woodside - Harrison Drive (New Brighton)

Withdrawn

144 Bootle - Netherton (Monday To Saturday Daytime)

From 15th October this service will be operated by Warringtons Own Buses

145 Moreton or Birkenhead - Mill Park
Withdrawn


164 New Ferry - Woodside

Withdrawn

207 Woodside - New Brighton

Withdrawn

208 New Brighton - Woodside

Withdrawn

492 Woodside - Beechwood - Arrowe Park Hospital (Evenings/Sunday Daytime)
Withdrawn

495 Woodside - Noctorum - Arrowe Park Hospital (Evenings/Sunday Daytime)

Withdrawn

613 Bebington High - Mill Park
Withdrawn


628 Moreton Cross - Hilbre High School (Morning Journeys)

Operated by Happy Al's

821 Netherton - Liverpool
Withdrawn


C5 Dingle - Royal Liverpool Hospital

Withdrawn

We understand that some Commercial Services may be re-routed to partly replace some of the withdrawn Services, We will update as further information is posted.


AE56 LWL on route 18

A small update has been posted On Merseytravel's Website
  • Avon Bus services. - Due to operational difficulties Avon Buses are not operating at this time. We are awaiting further updates from the operator.
SN55 DVF on route 22

We will Update this page as more information in released.
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Monday, 1 October 2018

Merseyside Independents Fleet Update September 2018

Another month gone so we have another month of fleet updates, Here are the latest changes to be aware of.

Avon Buses

Reinstated
Plaxton President Y174 NLK (174) Has been reinstated.

Plaxton President Y174 NLK on route 83A

Transbus Dart KU52 YLB (252) Has been reinstated.

KU52 YLB on route 83

Caetano Nimbus KU02 YBD (302) Has been Reinstated

KU02 YBD on route 18

Cumfybus

Reinstated
Wright Gemini 1 LX05 EZJ Has been Reinstated

Hattons Travel

Reinstated
Leyland Tiger H787 PEF Has been Reinstated

HTL Buses

Withdrawn
Opare Solo YJ12 PNK Has been Withdrawn

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Stagecoach North West Fleet Update 13th September 2018

Since my last update there has been a number of changes including brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMCs going into service at Gillmoss:

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s 19561 YN59 EAM and 19566 YN59 EAY have moved from Stagecoach Yorkshire and are in Reserve in Manchester.

Volvo B10M's 20653 R653 HCD and 20972 R972 XVM have left the fleet for Scrap.

Volvo B7RLE's 21238 MX05 CKN, 21240 MX55 NWF And 21242 MX55 FGO has left the fleet for Scrap.

Stagecoach Wigan MX05 CKN

MAN Enviro 300 24134 PO59 KXZ Has moved from Preston to Rock Ferry

Alexander Dennis Enviro 300's 27703 PO11 BAV, 27708 PO11 BBN, 27710 PO11 BBV, 27712 PO11 BBZ and PO11 BCF Have left the Gillmoss Fleet for Stagecoach West.

PO11 BBN on route 10A to St Helens

Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 27892 SN63 MZJ Has moved from Gillmoss to Preston

Iveco Scolabus 29814 FX56 AHU, 29818 PN09 BWZ, 29819 PN09 BXA And 29820 FX57 GUF Have returned to TFGM from Wigan Depot.

Iveco Scolasbus 29817 FX57 LKM Has returned to TFGM from Sharston Depot.

Optare Solo 47009 KX51 CSV has gone from Barrow to Reserve.

Optare Solo 47011 KX51 CTF has gone from Reserve to Lillyhall.

Optare Solos 47129 KN54 XYX and 47404 KX55 PFE Have turned up at Gillmoss from Corby, I am currently unsure of their future.

47219 SV55 BZB 47220 SV55 BZC and 47221 SV55 BZD Have arrived at Preston from Stagecoach East Scotland.

Optare Solos 47491 PX07 HBO, 47492 PX07 HBP and 47493 PX07 HBU are for Disposal at Preston.

Volvo B7R (Coach) 53258 SP56 EBM, 53288 SP07 HHS and 53296 SP57 CNC Have arrived at Gillmoss from Perth.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Merseyside Independents Fleet Update August 2018

This month has seem a number of changes happening:

Avon Buses

Out The Fleet
Alexander Dennis Enviro 200's MX12 CFE (112) MX12 CFJ (212), MX12 DZJ (312) MX12 JXC (412) and MX12 JXD (512) have been sold to Halton Transport.

MX12 DZJ on route 90

Reinstated:
Back in service is Nimbus KU02 YBB (202)

Cumfybus

Withdrawn:
Wright Gemini 1 LX05 EZJ has been Withdrawn

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Fairbrothers Of Warrington Close Down

Fairbrothers of Warrington have Closed Down with immediate Affect due to person Reasons.

Fairbrothers Operated Three Public Services, The 1C (Warrington - Westy), The 15A/15X (Warrington - Sankey) And 16X (Warrington - Dallam). We understand these routes will finish as Warringtons Own Buses Operate these routes also (numbered 1, 15 and 16). The School Services will pass to Warringtons Own Buses.

An Official Statement was issued this morning by David Fairbrother dated 16th August:
It is with a heavy heart to announce that after 26 years of serving the Warrington area, Fairbrothers will no longer be operating. Due to personal reasons, we have had to scale down the business. With the help and cooperation of Warrington’s Own Buses they have agreed to take over all local services and school services. We have also been in negotiations to relocate Fairbrother Drivers to secure jobs with Warrington Own Buses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have supported our services over the years.
— David Fairbrother, Fairbrothers Coaches

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Stagecoach North West Fleet Changes 4th August 2018

This month has been a busy month with a lot of Fleet moving around, Here is what has changed:

Dennis Trident 18140 PX04 DNE Is now in Reserve at Barrow

Dennis Trident 18360 MX55 KPN Has been Reinstated at Barrow

Dennis Trident 18374 MX55 KRD Has left Cumbria for West Scotland

Into the Greater Manchester Fleet from Yorkshire is Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s 19562 (YN59 EAO) 19563 (YN59 EAP) 19564 (YN59 EAW) and 19565 (YN59 EAX). These are currently showing as in Reserve but we assume they will be for the 147 that Stagecoach take over from Bullocks in September.

Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipses 21238 (MX05 CKN) and 21242 (MX55 FGO) Has been sold to PVS.

Wright Eclipse MX05 CKN 

MAN 18.22 22092 (MX54 LRZ) and 22093 (MX54 LSC) have been sold to PVS.

MAN Enviro 300's 24169 (PO59 MXC) and 24171 (PO59 MXE) are now in Reserve at Morecombe

MAN Enviro 300 24172 (PO59 MXF) has moved from Preston to Gillmoss

MX59 MXF on route 21

Out of the Gillmoss Fleet to West Scotland are Alexander Dennis Enviro 300s 27716 (PO11 BCU) and 27721 (PO11 BDE).

PO11 BCU on route 10A

Out of the Preston Fleet to West Scotland are Alexander Dennis Enviro 300's 27770 (PO61 NTF), 27771 (PO61 NTG) 27773 (PO61 NTK), 27890 (PE13 LTN) and 27892 (SN63 MZJ)

Alexander Dennis Dart 37414 PX05 EKH is now in Reserve at Lillyhall

Alexander Dennis Dart 34719 PX05 EKN Has been Reinstated at Lillyhall

Transferred from Gillmoss to Rock Ferry are Optare Solo's 47341 (KX06 TYK) and 47710 (MX54 YZT)

At Gillmoss is Volvo B7 Coach 53297 (900 RWX), There are more examples due soon and will be allocated to the X5 Liverpool - Widnes that starts in September.

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