Monday, 2 April 2012

Local Fleet Changes March 2012

This is just a round up of Fleet changes for local operaters for the month of March 2012:

Stagecoach Yorkshire:
This operater will start a Magic Bus operation in Rotherham from the end of April using Dennis Dart vehicles 33083 (P979LNB)/33232/3/6/7 (S132/3XHE/S136WKY/T137JKY). Route 22M in direct compertition with First South Yorkshire will operate between Rotherham & Wath every 20 Minutes. 33083 & 33232 are the first vehicles that have been painted into the Magic bus livery as well as cleaned up inside and look very good indeed. M.A.N 18.240 HOCL-NR Alexander ALX300 22446 (YN07KSO) & Enviro 300s 22535/42 (YN57MXB/J) have been repainted into Beachball 22446 loosing its Townlines 11 brandings. Dennis Mini Dart Alexander ALX200 34082/6 (S482/6BWC) are in use at Holbrook & Barnsley depots respectivly.

Tate's Travel/ South Yorkshire Rider:

Soon to be withdrawn Volvo B6LE
1454 P454LWE in Rotherham
A Notable new arrivel is that of this operators first Optare Solo. This been B33F seated M920 8341  (MIL8341 (X231MBJ)) The vehicle is in full Tates livery and has now enterd service. Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 KX05KFE has arrived onloan covering for RTA Damaged 1959 (X959CNO). New Vehicles are expected at this operater and as a result certain vehicles are been or have been withdrawn recently. Volvo B10M Alexander PS 1204 (M204LHP) and one other Volvo B10M Alexander PS are expected to go as well as Volvo B6LE Alexander ALX200 1345/1712 (P345JND/P712BTA) and Volvo B6LE Wright Crusader 1454/5 (P454/5LWE). It is not yet know what vehicles are due at this operater however its possible these will be ADL Enviro 200 vehicles.

One of the 43 New VDL DB300 Wright
Geminis for Arriva Yorkshire
Arriva Yorkshire:
VDL DB300 Wright Gemini 2 1548 (YK12AWR) has finally arrived and enterd service. This vehicle should have been 61 registared however it was deliverd late and after 1st March 2012 thus gained a 12 plate. This bus follows on from 42 other vehicles to the same spec (The first 15 having leather seating for Route 110 (Leeds-Wakefield-Hall Green).

BL Travel, South Elmsall:
Wright Pulsar 2 Demonstator YJ59AZA has returned to this operater for a second time and is in allover white livery and has been used on Route 223 (South Elmsall-Hemsworth-Wakefield).

Abbeyways Coaches, Halifax:
This Operation has ceased trading

Ross Travel, Featherstone
Two new ADL Enviro 200 Darts have been noted with this company, These are YX61DRZ & SN12AVM. Both are in use on service 125 (Pontefract-Wakefield) I understand SN12AVM is numberd 3.

Centrebus West Yorkshire (Huddersfield, Halifax & Leeds):
Huddersfield Bus 652, The other MCV
eVolution M.A.N 14.220 in the fleet
Allover white VDL Plaxton Centro YJ07JSZ is believed to be onloan from Arriva Bus & Coach Dealer to Huddersfield Bus Company and has been noted holding fleet number 627. Also operating here in March was YJ07JSX however i believe this was replaced by YJ07JSZ. I understand the only ex Coastliner and Yorkshire Traction Volvo Olympian Northern Counties Palatines left now are 804/7 (K4/7YCL). Simaler 810 (WLT 528) has been reported scrapped after suffering damage to the near side on the upper deck/ front. Optare Solo 380 (MX04VMC) Has receved a full repaint and has been used out of Elland, Halfax depot but onloan from Waterloo, Huddersfield depot. Some soruces suggest Huddersfield Bus Company M.A.N 14.220 MCV eVolution 651 (BV55HYO) sufferd a major engine fire and its future is uncertain.

E. Stotts & Sons, Milnsbridge:
 This operator has recently receved two brand new Volvo B9R Plaxton Elite Coaches. One of these i noted on the M1 on Thursday of last week. These are YN12BVD & YN12BVE. Both coaches were used at a press event at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield which RouteOne attended.

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