Thursday, 5 April 2012
Stagecoach East Midlands New Buses
Recently Stagecoach East Midlands have invested in 19 new vehicles for two depots and also transferd newer buses to other depots to replace older vehicles. The New buses are for Mansfield & Skegness depots and consist of 36509-22 which are ADL Dart SLF Enviro 200 vehicles build to the 2011 style and bodywork and 15807-11 which are Scania N230UD Enviro 400, There highly specified for InterConnect route 6 (Lincoln-Horncastle-Skegness). The Scania N230UD Enviro 400s have started to be deliverd to the head depot located on Deacon Road, Lincoln and are soon to relocate to Skegness depot on the East Coast. They have new style leather seating and are in the purple InterConnect 6 Livery. They will replace the current Volvo B7TL Wright Gemini double deckers on InterConnect 6, These will be re-allocated onto InterConnect 7 (Skegness-Boston) & InterConnect 9 (Skegness-Mablethorpe-Louth). The ADL Dart SLF Enviro 200 vehicles are for Mansfield depot. These are 36509-22 and out of these 36509-13 (FX12BNJ/K/U/SO/U) have enterd service. The photo shows Mansfield Enviro 200 36512 (FX12BSO) operating route 53 (Mansfield-Sheffield) on Tuesday 03/04/2012 in Sheffield Bus Station. All but 1 of the Enviro 200 for Mansfield have arrived at the depot (36521 accordinly). Due to the new arrivals many older vehicles have been pushed into the Reserve pool. Vehicle movements include 33104 (R104KRG) to Skegness and Some Volvo B7TL East Lancs Vykings to Grimsby from Skegness and Scunthorpe. Worksop depot have lost 22188 (T188SRJ).