Friday, 27 April 2012

Local Fleet Updates > April 2012

BL Travel, South Elmsall
Noted at this fleet recently is VDL Wright Pulsar 2 Demo YJ59AZA for use on route 223 (South Elmsall-Hemsworth-Wakefield)

Camerons Travel, Sheffield
Ex G&R Travel Scania K113CRB Van Hool Alizee C10 GRT has moved here for a school contract.

First South Yorkshire
Volvo Olympian Northern Counties Palatine 34054 (P254UCW) has transferd from Olive Grove, Sheffield to Rotherham. Volvo B7L Wright Eclipse 60732 (MV02VDE) has been damaged by fire.

G&R Travel, Sheffield
This operater has ceased trading unfortunaty after the owner passed away, Most of the vehicles are now up for sale on Ebay however Scania K113CRB Van Hool Alizee C10 GRT has been noted at Camerons Travel.

Stagecoach Yorkshire
Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown 21130 (T546AUA) has transferd (On Loan) To Stagecoach West for service trials to replace B10Ms. 21133-5 (T549-51AUA) Are the only ones currently in Service at Wakefield Rd, Barnsley. 21129/31/32 (T545/548/9AUA) are currently in reserve and 3 (Including 21130 if returned) are expected to see use at Chesterfield dueing the Olympics on Express route X17 (Sheffield-Chesterfield-Matlock). DAF SB220 East Lancs Myllennium 26109 (W479MKU) has been damaged by an engine fire (Seen in the photo on the Right operating in Sheffield). New Magic Bus Service 22 Starts on Monday 30/04/12. This will be operated by Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer I 33083 (1619 HE P979LNB) and Dennis Dart SLF East Lancs Sprytes 33227/33232/3 (1737 HE R127TWF, 1909 HE S132XHE, 3880 HE S133XHE).

Tate's Travel Group

Volvo B10M-55 Alexander PS 1204/1621 (M204LHP/L621TDY) has been withdrawn and scrapped along with Volvo B6LE Alexander ALX200 1345 (P345JND). Expected to follow are the other Volvo B6LEs in the fleet however this maybe delayed due to this operater winning servral contractings onbehalf of Metro (West Yorkshire PTE) in Wakefield from 28/04/2012 in compertition with Arrivas services in the area and on the Wakefield-Ryhill & Wakefield-Hall Green corridors. It was orringally expected that new vehicles would be on fleet before now however nothing has been said or heard. L621TDY is seen in Staincross operating the 97 (Barnsley-Wakefield). This was on of the better buses in the fleet of Tate's Travel and its a shame to see it been withdrawn. What a beast it was.


  1. Joe First SY have got 34082 and 34293 from Manchetser they at Rotherham now seen them a week ago these are Volvo Olympian Buses they using now they may get more Buses from Manchester

    1. I am aware of the above. Will post a new Fleet changes for this month shortly... Tomorrow maybe. Thank You :D