More Euro 2 Trident ALX400’s from Machester are making there way down to the Stagecoach in East Kent division, joining the 4 which made the move last year. 17628 (W628RND) and 17629 (W629RND) are currently on the journey down – 17631 (W631RND) also started the journey with them, however it later failed. It has been suggested that up to another 12 may come down, however we will have to wait and see if this materialises.
These are coming down to replace Olympians, as some of them are well past their best and suffering from problems such as chassis corrosion. The Tridents will be put into service quickly despite not being DDA compliant; it is expected that later on in 2016, once new vehicles have been delivered to the division, that some will be converted to DDA compliancy to replace the remaining non DDA Olympian’s.
Further updates will follow.
The SEBEG group
Number 02 CR65RAM has been sent for repaint,
Number 33 UDY910/M607UTV has been withdrawn and sent for scrap
Number 26 MV54BLU is at EnsignBus undergoing repairs.
To update you on some info for Stagecoach in East Sussex since the last update.
Eastbourne have started branding their E40D’s for the revamped 1/1A services. As well as this, 19659 OU60CVA has transferred to Eastbourne from Ashford and that has already been branded for the new 1/1A servies.
Volvo Olympian 16291 R291HCD, which was on loan from Basingstoke, has now returned to its home depot, and has been replaced at Hastings by batchmate 16297 R297HCD from Herne Bay.
Dennis Dart 34789 PX55EFU has joined the Hastings fleet from Gillmoss depot in the Merseyside & South Lancashire division, and 34620 PX04HTZ also arrived at Hastings from M&SL, and has gone to Ashford for repaint, however there is now uncertaintly as to whether this will now see service in Hastings.
35256 GX56OGG is now in the Reserve fleet having transferred from Winchester and is believed to currently be in Eastbourne depot. It is currently unknown for now where this will be allocated to.
The SEBEG Team
Rambler Coaches of Hastings have recently purchased two brand new vehicles, one being a 35 seater Cummins Engined Yutong TC9 Touring midicoach, and the other being a full size coach, a DAF/VDL engined Irizar i6. The Irizar in in Rambler’s standard coach livery, however the Yutong is not. The Yutong is fleet numbered 2 and registered CR65RAM, the Irizar fleet numbered 22 but not yet registered. Updates and possibly pictures as well are to follow. Please view Rambler’s now fully completed Fleetlist on our site, HERE