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Monday, 11 February 2019

Stagecoach North West Fleet Changes 1st January - 11th February 2019

Welcome back to the Blog Site, It has been a while since i wrote up a Blog on Fleet Changes to the Stagecoach North West Fleet so here are all the changes so far in 2019. In a couple of days a Special Blog Post about the new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMCs at Morecombe Depot will be posted.

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC 10828 SM66 VAU has moved from Rock Ferry to Gillmoss.

SM66 VAU on route 21
New Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC's in use at Morecombe Depot are as follows - 11139 YX68 UWN, 11140 YX68 UWO, 11141 YX68 UWP, 11142 YX68 UWR, 11143 YX68 UWS, 11144 YX68 UWT, 11145 YX68 UWU, 11146 YX68 UWV, 11147 YX68 UWW, 11148 YX68 UWY, 11149 YX68 UWZ, 11150 YX68 UXA, 11151 YX68 UXB, 11152 YX68 UXC, 11153 YX68 UXD, 11154 YX68 UXE, 11155 YX68 UXF And 11156 YX68 UXG.

11141 YX68 UWP at Lancaster Bus Station.

New Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC in use at Carlisle is 11157 YX68 UXH.

On loan to Stockport is Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC 11158 YX68 UXJ.

Scania Envro 400's 15563 PX59 CUA and 15564 PX59 CUC have moved from Preston to Gillmoss.

Scania Enviro 400's 15740 KX61 DKV, 15746 KX61 DLK and 15748 KX61 DLU are Reinstated at Rock Ferry.

Dennis Tridents 18139 PX04 DND, 18140 PX04 DNE and 18354 MX55 KPE are in Reserve at Morecombe.

Dennis Trident 18385 MX55 KSJ is in Reserve at Gillmoss.

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400's 19034 SN56 AWA, 19039 SN56 AWJ and 19040 SN56 AWM are in Reserve at Gillmoss.

SN56 AWM on route 472

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 19145 NK07 GZY is in Reserve at Morecombe.

Alexander Dennis Enivro 400's 19404 MX58 FSZ, 19405 MX58 FTA and 19407 MX58 FTD have moved from Sharston to Stockport

MAN A300 22149 S149 TRJ has left the Fleet.

MAN A300 22269 X269 MTS Is now in Reserve at Kendal.

MAN E300s 22608 PX08 CTO, 22877 SP09 DPV, 22878 SP09 DPX, 22879 SP09 DPY, 22880 SP09 DPZ, 22881 SP09 DRO, 22882 SP09 DRV, 22883 SP09 DRX, 22884 SP09 DRZ, 22885 SP09 DSE, 22886 SP09 DSP, 22888 SP09 DOJ And 22890 SP09 DPE Are in Reserve at Morecombe.

SP09 DPX on route 4
MAN A300's X822 SRM and 22826 X826 SRM have moved from the Training Fleet to Disposal.

MAN E300 22874 SP09 DPN has moved from Morecombe to Kendal.

SP09 DPN Sorry Not In Service

MAN E300 24116 PX59 AZB Has moved from Morecombe to Reserve at Barrow.

MAN E300 24118 PX59 AZD is in Reserve at Carlisle.

Alexander Dennis 27150 SN64 OHY is in Reserve for RTA Damage to be repaired.

SN64 OHY on route 10A

Alexander Dennis Enivro 300's 27897 SN63 MZO and 27903 SN63 NAO have moved from Rock Ferry to Preston.

SN63 MZO on route 82

Bluebird 29884 CX02 ECT has been Sold.

Alexander Dennis Dart 34679 PX54 EJO Has left the Fleet.

Alexander Dennis Darts 34706 PX05 ENK, 34707 PX05 ENL and 34718 PX05 EKM are in Reserve at Morecombe

PX05 ENK on route 55
Alexander Dennis Dart 34712 PX05 ENR has been Reinstated at Carlisle.

Alexander Dennis Darts 34743 PX55 EDK and 34820 PX06 DWF are in Reserve at Gillmoss.
PX55 EDK on route 17
Alexander Dennis Dart 35158 NK56 EPE has been Reinstated at Morecombe.

Alexander Dennis Enivro 200 36421 MX11 HGL has moved from Sharston to Ashton.

Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 PO62 MVV has moved from Rock Ferry to Chester

Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 36861 GN13 EXT is now in Service at Gillmoss.

Merc Benz 44007 BP16 UWU has been Reinstated at Kendal.

Merc Benz 44008 BV66 GSO is now in Reserve at Kendal.

Optare Solo 47140 PX54 EOY is in Reserve at Morecombe.

Optare Solos 47472 PX07 GZW and 47473 PX07 GZY are in Reserve at Wigan

Optare Solo 47490 PX07 HBN has moved from Gillmoss to Aberdeen

Optare Solo PX58 EZM is in Reserve at Preston.

Optare Solo 47825 YJ11 EKX is in Reserve at Stockport

Volvo B7 Coach 53258 TSV 722 is in Reserve at Gillmoss

Volvo B7 Coach 53296 SP57 CNC has left the Fleet.

Volvo B11 Coach SP08 FPG has left the Fleet.

Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 MX14 FUP is on loan to Gillmoss from Ferrymill Motors.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

When Will Northern Rail's Pacers Be Withdrawn?

As we are about to enter February 2019 Northern Rail still operate a number of Trains from the Pacer Family on their Services, We decided to do some digging to find out how long these Trains have left in Passenger Service.

142001 Departing Manchester Picadilly

Pacer Trains do not meet the DDA Requirements so therefore must be withdrawn before 1st January 2020 meaning any remaining Pacers must go this year. Northern Currently operate Two types of Pacers, The Class 142 with 79 Examples and the Class 144 with 23 Examples.

144003 at Leeds Station.
To get the latest information i yesterday tweeted Northern Rail asking when the Pacers will start to be Withdrawn, Their Reply was:  "Hello Terence, our pacers will start to retire once the new trains join our fleet after they pass their UK testing". 

142005 at Liverpool Lime Street

Using the information in the Tweet plus the known fact extra Trains are needed in May for the Timetable Change which will see additional Services operated by Northern Rail them new Trains must be due out by that Timetable Change, So Pacers must be due to start being Withdrawn from around the same time.


No matter what time of 2019 the Pacers are withdrawn i will personally miss them, I grew up with them operating my local Railway Service and with them being different to your typical Train it will be a shame to see them go.

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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Merseyside Independents Fleet Update December 2018

Welcome to our first Blog Post of 2019, We hope you had an amazing Christmas and we wish you all the best for 2019! As usual here is our monthly Blog updating you with the Fleet Changes with the Merseyside Independents, A quiet month with only changes from One Operator.

Cumfybus

Withdrawn
Now Withdrawn is Optare Solos YS02 UCD, VU52 UEM and YN04 LXA, All 3 have been in Reserve at Southport for the last few months.

YS02 UCD on route 139

Also Withdrawn is Optare Solo MX09 MJY.

MX09 MJY on route 139
HTL Buses 

Withdrawn

Sprinter BF62 JZT has been Withdrawn following an Incident.

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Merseyside Independents Fleet Update November 2018

With the Run up to Christmas now on things have been quiet on the Bus Front with very few changes to report.

HTL Buses

Into The Fleet
Into the Fleet is Volkswagen LT46 SN04 LFT Which was last with Gowiths Taxis, This will be used on the Merseylink Contract.

Withdrawn
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter BF62 JZU has been Withdrawn.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Merseyside Independents Fleet Update October 2018

This month saw One Merseyside Operator shutting up shop with movements elsewhere:

A2B Travel

Further Information Required
Optare Solo MX05 ELW Has been Re-Taxed, Currently we are unable to confirm if this has been Reinstated of it its been sold.

MX05 ELW on route 155

Aintree Coachlines


Out The Fleet
Dart OU04 FMV Is at Ensign Bus Sales.

OU04 FMV At Chester Railway Station

AL's Coaches


Additions
Into the Fleet are Scania's YR58 SNY, YR58 SNZ And YP58 YFV.

Into The Fleet is Volvo B7TL LK06 DZE.

Avon Buses
This Operator Ceased Trading on 5th October.

Cumfybus

Withdrawn
Wright Gemini 1 LX05 FCA Has been Withdrawn

Optare Solo NT06 GKA Has been Withdrawn

NT06 GKA on route 139

TFGM Owned YJ11 ELX, YJ11 EMF and YJ11 ELU has past to Vision Bus.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

First Manchester To Close Another Depot

On the 26th October First Announced that they plan to close Rusholme Depot by 26th January 2019 with all members of staff being moved to other First Depots.

YJ51 RCO on route 41

This is the 3rd Depot in recent times to close following Bury and Ashton Under Lyne Depots in 2017, Services affected are the 41 (Manchester - Sale) and 53 (Cheetham Hill - Pendleton)

SN14 DXM on route 42

Once Rusholme closes it will leave Bolton, Queens Road and Oldham as the only Depots with First in Manchester. 

SK63 KFY on route 99

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Stagecoach North West Fleet Updates 15th October 2018

Since our last update Stagecoach have many a number of Fleet Movements, Here is what has changed:

Enviro 400 MMC's 11101 SN18 KVF, 11102 SN18 KVG, 11103 SN18 KVH, 11104 SN18 KVJ, 11105 SN18 KVK, 11106 SK68 LVY, 11107 SK68 LVZ 11108 SK68 LWA, 11109 SK68 LWC. 11110 SK68 LWD, 11111 SK68 LWE, 11112 SK68 LWF, 11113 SK68 LWG, 11114 SK68 LWH, 11115 SK68 LWJ, 11116 SK68 LWL, 11117 SK68 LWM Are in Service at Gillmoss

Plaxton President 17692 X702 JVV Is now in Reserve at Carlisle.

17692 X702 JVV on route 599

Dennis Trident 18138 PX04 DMZ Has been Reinstated at Carlisle.

Dennis Trident 18385 MX55 KSJ Is in Reserve at Gillmoss

Enviro 400 19037 SN56 AWG Is in Reserve at Gillmoss 

19037 SN56 AWG on route 14A

Enviro 400's 19041 SN56 AWO, 19043 SN56 AWR and 19044 SN56 AWU Have moved from Stagecoach Merseyside and Lancashire to Stagecoach Manchester's Sharston Depot.

Enviro 400's 19101 MX07 HLZ, 19111 MX07 HMO and 19122 MX07 HMU Have moved from Wigan to Middleton.

Enviro 400's 19177 MX57 LCE and 19185 MX57 DZK Have moved from Sharston to Hyde Road.

Enviro 400 19192 MX57 DZS Has moved from Wigan to Hyde Road.

Enviro 400 19247 MX08 GMV Has moved from Ashton to Hyde Road.

Enviro 400's 19328 MX08 UBV and 19408 MX58 FTE Have moved from Wigan to Stockport.

Enviro 400 19407 MX58 FTD Has moved from Wigan to Sharston.

Enviro 400's 19561 YN59 EAM, 19562 YN59 EAO, 19564 YN59 EAW 19565 YN59 EAX and 19566 YN59 EAY Are now in Service at Sharston.

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

Volvo B7RLE's 21243 MX55 FGV, 21244 MX55 FGZ, 21245 MX55 FHA and 21247 MX55 FHG Have left the Fleet for Scrap.

MAN 18.22's 22055 MX53 FNA, 22056 MX53 FNC, 22090 MX54 LRV, 22091 MX54 LRY, 22094 MX54 LSD, 22095 MX54 LSE, 22096 MX54 XLB, 22097 MX54 XLC, 22098 MX54 XLD, 22099 MX54 XLE, 22100 MX54 XLF, 22351 SV55 CCY, 22352 SV55 CCZ, 22353 SV55 CAA, 22354 SV55 CAE, 22355 SV55 CAO, 22356 SV55 SAU, 22357 SV55 CAX and 2238 SV55 CBF Have left the Fleet for Scrap.

22357 SV55 CAX At Leigh

MAN A300 22269 X269 MTS Is now in Reserve at Kendal.

MAN E300's 22873 SP09 DPK and 22887 SP09 DOH Have been Reinstated at Carlisle.

MAN E300 22874 SP09 DPN has been Reinstated at Kendal.

22874 SP09 DPN Not In Service

MAN E300 24116 PX59 AZB is in Reserve at Carlisle.

MAN E300 24117 PX59 AZC Has moved from Carlisle to Barrow.

MAN E300's 24122 PX59 AZL and 24123 PX59 AZN have been Reinstated at Carlisle.

MAN E300 24134 PO59 HXZ Has moved from Preston to Gillmoss 

MAN E300 24169 PO59 MXC and 24171 PO59 MXE Have been Reinstated at Carlisle.

Optare Versa 25316 YJ12 MYZ Has moved from Sharston to Ashton

Optare Versa 25319 YJ12 MZL Has moved from Middleton to Wigan

Optare Versa 25325 YJ12 MYH Has moved from Sharston to Wigan

Enviro 300's 27701 PO11 BAA, 27702 PO11 BAU, 27704 PO11 BBE, 27706 PO11 BBJ, 27778 PO12 HTC And 27905 SN63 NBA Have left the Gillmoss Fleet for West Scotland.

27701 PO11 BAA on route 10A

Enviro 300 27827 MX62 LTY Has moved from Ashton to Wigan

Scolabus 29829 FN55 EDU Has moved from Ashton - Sharston

Dennis Dart 34562 NK04 KZV Is now in Reserve at Carlisle.

Dennis Dart 34711 PX05 ENP is now in Reserve at Barrow.

Dennis Dart 34793 PX55 EFZ Is now in Reserve at Chester

34793 PX55 EFZ on route 53

Dennis Dart 35193 NK56 FFO is now in Reserve at Kendal.

Enviro 200's 36102 MX59 JBZ and 36103 MX59 JCJ Have been Reinstated at Middleton

Enviro 200's 36422 MX11 HGM and 36428 MX11 HHD have been Reinstated at Stockport
Enviro 200's 36429 MX11 HHE and 36430 MX11 HHF Have moved from Middleton to Ashton

Enviro 200 36480 MX12 GEY Has moved from Middleton to Stockport

Optare Solo 47061 PX04 DMV is now in Reserve at Lillyhall.

Merc-Benz 44007 BP16 UWV has Joined the Carlisle Fleet from the South East.

Optare Solo 47490 PX07 HBN Is in Reserve at Preston

Optare Solo's 47491 PX07 HBO and 47493 PX07 HBU Have left the Stagecoach Fleet.

Optare Solo 47824 MM59 BLU Is now in Reserve at Stockport.

Volvo B7R 53290 SP07 HHU Has joined the Gillmoss Fleet from Stagecoach Fife.

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