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Hello there! Welcome to The South East Bus Enthusiast Group’s Official Website!

The SEBEG (Standing for The South East Bus Enthusiast Group), is a Friendly, voluntary group established in 2014 by bus enthusiasts for bus enthusiasts, (and the public).
We will be uploading Stagecoach Group, Rambler Coaches and Renown Group Fleetlists, and hopefully more in the future too! We will also be posting other exciting stuff about Stagecoach Buses and other bus companies in the area! (We also have a Renown of Bexhill Fleetlist and have now completed our Rambler Coaches of Hastings Fleetlist). Watch this page for upcoming updates. We hope you enjoy our site.

If there are any questions or queries which concern you, or you wish to tell us something we haven’t included or a mistake we’ve made, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, at thesebeg@hotmail.com 🙂

-SEBEG (Alex Fairweather, Harry Powell, Harry Harrison & Michael Amos)


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  1. Thanks a good deal for your site!

    Why, if you can cover Ensign, do you leave out Thanet Garage.

    The new ADL Enviro 400MM ‘s are mostly arrived, 15261 and 15275-90 are at Herne Bay, 15262-74 are at Thanet, and many are about on type training. Mostly they are based at Thanet pro tem, and the allocations are reversed from the original announcement, possibly because the new Herne Bay garage isn’t ready yet.

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    1. ADL Enviro 400MM ‘s – the latest!

      15262-74were lauched in service this morning (Mon 11/4) on the 8s, Thanet to Canterbury.

      15261 though nominally HB, is based pro tem at Thanet, and is used by HB for type training. It was in and out of Canterbury bus station today.

      There is no sign yet of 15275-90, the Herne Bay batch; staff saying that they are probably waiting for the completion of the new HB garage.

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  2. Hi Guys,
    Unusual working this morning of Wave 99 branded Enviro 400 15771 on the Service 1/1A in Eastbourne (Photo on my Flickr account). I can honestly say I have never see this previously. I suspect Eastbourne may be short of vehicles as a number of Loop painted vehicles have been used on the 1/1A in recent days. 17637 was on the 1 yesterday, straying from its usual Route 56.

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  3. Hi Guys,
    An interesting sighting tonight, Enviro 400,15501, GN 09 BCV, which I think is (was?) a Thanet vehicle travelling along Seaside from the Eastbourne Town Centre. I think it may have been on a Service 1/1A, but I cannot be 100% sure of the that.
    Steve LEE

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    1. Thank you very much for the information! Yes Eastbourne have two of these and apparently gaining more too. It is heard that their GX54 tridents and 18530 will be split between Folkestone and Thanet which seems rather pointless really. In return they will receive more ex Kent Scanias. Thank you and have a great evening! -Alex 🙂

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  4. An unusual hour to say the least in Eastbourne this morning. Three of the transferred Enviro 400’S were in service:
    15500 Service 98
    15501 Service 1A
    15504 Service 51
    There were a number of other interesting workings as follows:
    ‘One’ branded 19656 on anti-clockwise LOOP
    Magic Bus 17637 on Service 1
    Trident 19049 on route 55 (usually a single deck vehicle)
    Olympian 16344 on a 99 service
    34493 working a Service 3 (usually the preserve of the Optare Solos)
    Makes for an interesting hour with the trusty Nikon.
    Withe the exception off 15504, all the rest on on my Flickr account.
    Keep smiling
    Steve L

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  5. Eastbourne Depot now seems to be the gathering point for deliveries and disposals. A number of interesting vehicles in the yard today. Three Magic Bus liveried vehicles, one identified as:
    17662, V 162 DFT.
    17691, X 701 JVV
    34439, KV 54 EZR (Previously Herne Bay)
    22945, OV 51 KAE (Eastbourne)
    16389 N 389 LPN (previously Thanet)

    All the three Magic Buses look as if they have just arrived from Manchester as they still have the MagicBus pricing across the upstairs windows.

    15771 was still in use last night ( Sunday) on a 1/1A service.

    Regards

    Steve LEE

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  6. Last week there were not only 17662 and 17691, but also 17659 – presumably your third. It was at the back behind all 3 Dotto trains.
    17691 is shon as withdraw on semi-official lists, the other 2 as reserve fleet, along with 17634, which I can’t find anywhere!

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  7. Trident Alexander ALX400, 18530, has not yet gone to Folkestone and was still in use this morning in Eastbourne on Route 54. There was also two Hastings Arrows in the town within 60 minutes of each other, 36489, GN 12 CKP worked in and out on a service 99 just after 08.00 and 36498, GN 12 CLV was working a route 98 just before 09.00

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    1. I have a fleet allocation list for Stagecoach SE dated yesterday.
      I t includes the recent cahanges after Herne BAy and Thanet put the new ones into use, and sent others elsewhere.
      Since your depot lists are very out of date, I wonder if its any use?

      Can I make a further pleas for news of 17634. It was shown as Dover a month ago, and there is a photo on the web of it on the swamp at Whitfield.
      Whitfield, has denied knowledge of it, but Dover controller told me yesterday that it went to Eastbourne on Wed (June 1st). He even told me the name of the driver and where in Eastbourne garage he parked it.
      However, by yesterday it was nowhere at Eastbourne, and the staff denied knowledge of it! They said perhaps it was at Hastings. Hastings said they had never seen it?
      Does anyone know where it is please?

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      1. Hi, thanks, yes that would be a great help! We are aware of some of the moves which have happened but have just not got round to updating the fleetlists yet!

        Regarding 17634, I am not aware of where this vehicle currently is or where it has moved from/to, but I can say that it has not arrived at Hastings. Sorry that I cannot help you further, this seems to be a bit of a mystery!

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  8. 17634 was at the back of Thanet garage last Saturday!

    17665/6/and 17669 were seen coming down the hill into Hastings from Oare yesterday afternoon, “not in service”. They are rumoured to be going to Eastbourne, but I havn’t been able to check this yet.

    I have the lists: I can’t seem to be able to attach files on this screen, so how should I send them?

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      1. 17665/6/and 9 were indeed in the yard at Eastbourne yesterday, along with 17664, making 7 magic buses – Manchester comes to Eastbourne!

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  9. Hi Guys, Nine Magic buses parked in Eastbourne depot yard only 17667 and 17666 identified. Staff told me that they are from Dover that has no room for them. Also former Hastings Olympian awaiting disposal 16373.
    Photo on my Flickr account: SteveLEE318

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  10. Hi Guys, Interesting sighting in Eastbourne this morning, Trident Enviro 400, 19058, parked up in the Bus Lanes. Looking at the vehicle allocations this is a Thanet vehicle. I do not recall seeing it round Eastbourne previously. Has it moved to the reserve list and is it in the town to operate the Park and Ride for Airborne. I’ll keep you updated.

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    1. Hi Steve, thank you for informing us of this, we highly appreciate it. This is currently on loan to Hastings from Thanet along with Thanet based 18163 XIL1560, 18174 GX54DVT, Dover based 19059 MX56FSK and Ashford 15492 GN09BBU. This is because Hastings are currently running extra buses on the 99 as duplicates on peak time journeys to relieve high capacity intake on the normal 99s during the southern strike which have been making buses very busy. To my knowledge, Eastbourne are also running extras on the 56 from Polegate to Eastbourne and Southdown PSV are also running an X12 between Brighton, Seaford and Eastbourne to help with increased passenger loadings, I think. Hope I could help and thanks for getting in touch with us. Many Thanks, Alex 🙂

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  11. Hi Guys,
    Eastbourne Airborne Park and Ride Thursday 11th August 2016:
    15541 GN 59 EWP (Dover depot)
    15542 GN 59 EWR (Dover depot)
    15591 GN 09 BBO (Ashford Depot)
    15495 GN 09 AZP (Dover Depot)

    Fleet 18174, 19058 and 18163 worked into the town during the morning with Route 99 workings

    Steve Lee

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  12. Hi Guys,
    Magic Bus 17632 parked up in Eastbourne Bus Lanes this afternoon. Never moved in over an hour. I suspect its borrowed from Thanet garage to provide a relief vehicle on the 99 wave service during the two day rail strike. Photo on my Flickr account.
    Steve LEE

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  13. Eastbourne appears to have cleared some ex- Magic buses. There are four left 17668/9 9n the tard and two at the back I couldn’t identify.
    There are 122 or more minibuses in a grey livery almost filling the yard; are they for Stagecoach?

    Does anyone know about 17663? Its still listed as Hastings, though it doesn’t seem to be about.

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    1. Hi Malcolm. Indeed, many magic buses have been sold to EnsignBus, who have sold them on for further service. Thanks for the information. The Minibuses are for stagecoach, at their Ashford depot and will enter service towards the end of this year or early next year. They will just carry the silver livery with Stagecoach logos. 17663 is still indeed based at Hastings and is still in service.

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  14. 17663 is still out and about and was on the Service 98 on 8th October, There is a shot of it laying over in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne on my Flickr account.

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  15. 15443 in full East Kent livery, was seen in service in London Road, Silverhill this afternoon. Unfortunately I wasn;t able to get the service no.
    I have it as allocated to Folkestone.

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  16. I saw several Merc. minis in Ashford and Eastbourne yesterday; no fleetnos. as yet so I noted reg. nos. However 2 “usually reputable” sources give conficting tables of fleet/reg. nos. Does anyone know where I can get the authoritative lst?

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    1. I believe these are the correct fleet/reg numbers.

      44001 BP16UWN
      44002 BP16UWO
      44003 BP16UWR
      44004 BV66GRX
      44005 BP16UWT
      44006 BV66GRZ
      44007 BP16UWV
      44008 BP16UWW
      44009 BV66GSU
      44010 BV66GSY
      44011 BP16UWZ
      44012 BV66GTF
      44013 BV66GTU
      44014 BV66GTY
      44015 BV66GTZ
      44016 BV66GUA
      44017 BV66GUC
      44018 BV66GUD
      44019 BV66GUE
      44020 BV66GUF
      44021 BV66GUG
      44022 BV66GUH
      44023 BV66GUJ
      44024 BV66GUK
      44025 BV66GUO
      44027 BV66GUW
      44028 BV66GUX
      44029 BV66GVA
      44030 BV66GVC

      44026 is yet to be confirmed as far as I am aware.

      Hope this helps

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  17. I was able to visit SC Folkestone Depot late Thursday and too dark to identify 4 new DD’s I believe two are SN66VVR & VVS. Can anyone advise on the other two please (ps I am from Lincolnshire so won’t be back shortly!!)

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    1. Thanks for you comment. These are part of a batch of 25 that will enter service on the 4th of December on the Wave routes running from Dover to Hastings via Folkestone, Hythe, Lydd and Rye. The batch will be split between Folkestone and Hastings depots. I don’t know what the two vehicles you couldn’t identify were but we know that a number of the batch are currently in storage at Thanet and Eastbourne depots with only a few at Hastings and Folkestone currently for type training.

      Hope you had a good trip, hopefully this information helps. 🙂

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  18. Hi Trevor. I hope you had an enjoyable trip. In response to my colleague’s comment, I believe the two you couldn’t identify may have been SN66VVP and SN66VVT but not sure. Hastings have VVM and VVO 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Yes a good trip. Not been down to Kent for years so a good catch up on vehicles in the SE over two days. Saw VVR & VVS doing type training at Folkestone Bus Station, Thursday morning. Was too far away to see but a further new vehicle entered Thanet Depot about noon on Friday. Always a pain when you see vehicles but cannot see the reg or number when so far from home.

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  19. Eastbourne depot had two MMCs yesterday SN66VWO (presumed 10723) and another at the back on the left behind the coaches: anyone know which?
    Also one came past me on the A27 at Falmer at 4 oclockish, heading toward Brighton presum ably on type trasing but surely well of its intended route?

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  20. Hi,
    Trident 18528, GX 06DYS was in use on the 99 yesterday (Friday11th Nov). The vehicle looked as if it had just undergone a repaint and did not have any side adverts applied. This used to be a Hastings vehicle, but I think went to Herne Bay after the shuffle round of vehicles last year. I would imagine Hastings are short of vehicles following the vehicle fire last week although I am aware 36907 has gone to Hastings from Eastbourne. Photograph of 18528 on my Flickr account.
    Regards
    Steve LEE

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    1. Hi Steve,
      Thank you for letting us know about 18528. We hadn’t seen this for a while and thought it must’ve gone for a repaint too. 18528 originally went from Herne Bay to Eastbourne for about 2 days, with 18529 to Hastings, then they both swapped around after about 2 days. 18529/30 are now at Ashford, but 18528 has been based at Hastings since then. I believe they are slightly short of vehicles, and Hastings did have 36907 on loan, but I believe it has returned now. Thank you for the info.
      Kind regards,
      Alex – SEBEG 🙂

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  21. This morning (Sat 12 Nov) Folkestone depot had 10703/4/6, while 10705 was in the bus station.
    Thanet depot had about 12 of them round the back, of which I could only identify 10710/2/4. 22946 and17660 were there hemmed in and presumably now off service.
    Ashford has sent all minis except BV66GUU (47026?) to Estbourne for prepping, and I was told that they won’t be introduced until January.

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  22. Hi Guys,
    Four Trident ALX400’s in the depot yard at Eastbourne today, 17624, 17632, 17663 and 99% certain, although willing to be proved wrong, 17637. They seemed to have suddenly appeared. Are they in store prior to disposal? Any ideas?

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    1. Hi Steve, you are correct. These have been withdrawn from Hastings and are being stored at Eastbourne until they are sold, which will probably be to Ensign Bus of purfleet (dealer). Hope I could help – Alex 🙂

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  23. THanks for all this!
    Does anyone know where 18290/1 are? They appear on another list as “On Stand By For Rail Strikes” I could’t see them at Eastbourne, which seems the most likely as it covers rail lines by Southern.

    Isn’t it bizarre that Hastings has withdrawn 4 Tridents that were in service very recently and now has a bus shortage!

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    1. Hi Malcolm. That is interesting, they could well be at Hastings, although we haven’t seen or heard about this. We live in Hastings though, so we will keep a look out 🙂 Kind Regards, Alex

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  24. Hi Guys,
    A cold morning at Hastings secured a photograph of 17699 and 34799, which are part of what I went for. However I have still to see the two Plaxton Presidents. Another photographer told me that 18692 has severe engine problems and that the second due from Manchester, had also suffered engine problems and had not yet arrived. Any ideas what the present situation is. Oh! and Happy New Year.

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    1. Hi Steve,
      Glad you got some good shots.
      I gather they mean 18292, which has blown it’s engine.
      There is indeed supposedly another president due at Hastings, which is 18291 MX03KZP although nothing has been heard about this recently and it’s not arrived so is possible it has been suffering faults. Hope this helps, thanks very much. Happy New Year to you too Steve 🙂 Kind Regards, Alex.

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    1. Hi Nigel,
      We have temporarily removed the Ensign Bus fleet list for around a week at the most whilst we update it as it was rather outdated and would be giving false information. We are currently working on an updated one which should be released shortly. We hope you understand and I apologise if any inconvenience is caused.
      Many Thanks & Regards,
      Alex F 🙂

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  25. Ashford minis are formally launched tomorrow, The service starts on Sunday.
    Most if not all are now in Ashford.
    Several incorrect lists of reg. nos. are circulation: the full list from latest movement order and mostly ovserved by me, is:
    44001 BP16 UWN
    44002 BP16 UWO
    44003 BP16 UWR
    44004 BV66 GRX
    44005 BP16 UWT
    44006 BV66 GRZ
    44007 BP16 UWV
    44008 BP16 UWW
    44009 BV66 GSU
    44010 BV66 GSY
    44011 BP16 UWZ
    44012 BV66 GTF
    44013 BV66 GTU
    44014 BV66 GTY
    44015 BV66 GTZ
    44016 BV66 GUA
    44017 BV66 GUC
    44018 BV66 GUD
    44019 BV66 GUE
    44020 BV66 GUF
    44021 BV66 GUG
    44022 BV66 GUH
    44023 BV66 GUJ
    44024 BV66 GUK
    44025 BV66 GUO
    44026 BV66 GUU
    44027 BV66 GUW
    44028 BV66 GUX
    44029 BV66 GVA
    44030 BV66 GVC

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    1. Hi Malcolm, yes you are indeed correct and believe you are right about those fleet numbers and registrations. We will be posting the official Stagecoach approved list on an update post and the fleet list by Sunday. Hope this helps – AF 🙂

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      1. Hello again. All 300 Minis were at Ashford Yesterday. I believe the list is correct, apart from 44008 definitely carrying BV66GSO not BP16 UWW.

        Other news
        18291 MX03KZP is at Herne Bay
        18292 Hastings is withdrawn
        Darts 34792/4 PX55EFY/EGC are at Folkestone, they followed
        34799/800 Hastings and Ashford respectively which I think you have.

        Many thanks for the new Renown list!

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      2. Hi Malcolm,
        Indeed yes it is GSO.
        We knew about 18291, it is in reserve and planned to be allocated to Hastings to replace 17402.
        Also correct about 18292, we were made aware it blew a gasket of some sort. That’s also correct about the two Folkestone darts. We will add them shortly. Also, look out for our latest stagecoach south east movements update which will be posted shortly, as well as additions to fleets. You’re very welcome for the renown Fleetlist.
        Thank you for your comments, regards – Alex

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  26. 18291 is definitely Herne Bay; parked up at back of depot, “awaiting decision” according to staff. Its easily recognised by the large upper front window in the Plaxton body.
    18290 is still a mystery. I have and spoken to staff at all garages, and Old Romney yard, except Hastings, where you can’t see inside ans staff would not help. Does anyone know more?

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  27. Hi Guys,
    Do we happen to know if 15780 has been transfer from Hastings to Ashford? I was in Ashford on Saturday and caught 15780 working a Route 1 to Canterbury. Photo on my Flickr site.
    Steve.

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    1. Hi Steve, this is still a Hastings vehicle; Hastings provide 2 vehicles on the Ashford to Canterbury service as this interchanges with service 2 from Ashford to Hastings

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  28. 18291 is definitely still at Herne Bay and in service, seen today; has the move to Hastings to replace 17402 (which is still parked up at Hastings) been abandoned?
    18290 has disappeared from official lists, so is presumably withdrawn; anyone know any more?

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    1. Hi Malcolm, sorry but we still have no idea about 18290/1! They seem to be a mystery and nobody seems to know. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.
      Alex

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  29. Hi Guys,
    While on my way into Eastbourne this morning (26/06/2017) at about 0805, I was passed in Old Town by Trident/ President 18291, MX 03 KZP. ‘Not in service’ blinds illuminated. It appeared to be travelling west on the A259. Last I was aware of this vehicle was that it was a Reserve vehicle garaged at Herne Bay. Couldn’t get a photograph. Sorry!
    Regards
    Steve LEE

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    1. Thanks for the information Steve! Last Sunday we saw 18291 in Eastbourne garage, presumably for storage. Perhaps this is now being used as a staff ferry vehicle?

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      1. They normally do the changeovers in Terminus Road. Unusual to see anything other than a 1, 1A or a 55 that far west of the Town Centre. Perhaps it was a shakedown run. I am aware that they have been using one of the MAN single deck vehicle on reserve as a staff transfer vehicle. I’ll keep my eyes open.
        Steve

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  30. Eastbourne today (sat 2/12 had 9 of the new buses at the back,
    I noted YN67YLA/D/G/J/K/L/M, presumably 15728/31/4/6-9, though fleet nos. were not carried. The other 3 may have been inside, but were certainly not in the yard. If anyone can identify the others, I should be grateful. 18291 is still in the same place in the yard it has been in for some weeks.

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