Hello Guys! Just thought it would be nice to inform you with all of the latest major happenings within multiple bus companies around the local area! -Alex 🙂
STAGECOACH SOUTH EAST
One of the most noticeable recent movements at Stagecoach South East are brand new ADL Enviro 400 MMCs for Wave Routes 100/101/102 which feature free Wi-Fi, leather seats and USB Charging. However, we have listed all of the happenings we know of below.
10701/2 SN66VVM/O are brand new here and have entered service at Hastings. They are in standard Stagecoach livery.
10703/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20 SN66VVP/R/S/T/U/W/X/Y/Z/WA/WB/WC/WD/WE/WG/WH/WJ/WK are brand new here and have entered service at Folkestone. 10703-10706 are in standard Stagecoach Livery. 10707-10720 are branded for Wave Routes.
10721/2/3/4/5 SN66VXL/WM/WO/WP/WR are brand new here and have entered service at Hastings. They are all branded for Wave Routes.
15188 YN64AKX Involved in Major RTC, possibly withdrawn.
15438/9/40/41 KX08KZH/J/C/B Transfer from Folkestone – Dover (Replace Non-DDA buses)
15442/3 KX08KZN/K Transfer from Folkestone – Ashford (Replace Non-DDA buses)
15475/6/7/8/9/81 GN09AZP/R/T/U/V/X Transfer from Folkestone – Ashford (Replace Non-DDA buses)
15482/3/4 GN09AZZ/BAA/BAO Transfer from Folkestone – Hastings (Replace Non-DDA buses)
17106, 17623/4, 17632/3/7/9, 17663 V106MEV, V623/4DJA, W632/3/7/9RND, V163DFT Withdrawn from Service at Hastings
17402/18292 Y103GHC/AE51VFW Transfer from Ashford – Hastings (Mainly for Southern Rail Strikes)
17628/36, 17656/7 W628/36RND & V156/7DFT Withdrawn from Service at Dover
17631/35/89/90 W631/5RND & X601/2VDY Withdrawn from service at Ashford
17634/93 W634RND/X703JVV Withdrawn from service at Thanet
34482 SV53DDJ Transfer from Folkestone Reserve – Hastings (Replace 36487)
34659 GX54FVU Reserve – Folkestone (Repaired Blown Engine)
36487 GN12CKL Withdrawn from Hastings due to Fire Damage.
36490 GN12CKU Involved in RTC. Now repaired and in service.
36504 GN12CMK Withdrawn (?) from Hastings due to Fire Damage
RENOWN GROUP OF BEXHILL
Ex-GHA Coaches and Arriva Manchester, Mini Pointer Dennis Dart, SN03DZZ has been acquired here and fleet numbered 9. It is currently undergoing service preperation.
Optare Solo 7 T467BCN has been withdrawn and sold to a Kent based operator.
Dennis Trident 44 T109KLD has been sold to a haulage company near London for advertising purposes.
Dennis Trident 46 T139CLO has been sold to a campsite near Hull, to be converted to a static caravan.
Former Lothian Buses Super Pointer Dart 12 SN53AVF has been withdrawn due to severe collision damage.
Dennis Dart 16 V560JBH has been re-numbered 299 and is no longer a service bus. It is now used only within the depot as a towing vehicle and a jumpstarter, with a beacon added on top and displays set to Engineering Divison
EMPRESS COACHES OF HASTINGS
Recently acquired here are two identical vintage mini-coaches, both being Plaxtons bodied Bedford J2s. One is EXS569F, which is the 100th vehicle purchased by Empress and has been repainted into a vintage Empress livery. The second is PVV888J and is currently undergoing restoration. The photo above is copyright SEBEG and should not be used without our permission
SEAFORD & DISTRICT MOTOR SERVICES
Dennis Trident TA11 V311KGW has been sold through Chalkwell Sales to Nu-Venture, Aylesford.
East Lancs Pyoneer bodied Volvo Olympian 856 SFZ595/S856DGX has been sold to Bristol Beer Bus, joining other former Seaford fleet member, Dennis Dart P283FPK.
HAMS TRAVEL, FLIMWELL
Acquired here is brand new Jonckheere SHV bodied Volvo Coach BV66VHM which has been repainted into the Hams Livery, along with identical coach BD16YGH which was acquired earlier this year. It is belived that BD16YGH will be registered DW16HAM with BV66VHM becoming MC66HAM. The photo above is Copyright SEBEG Harry Powell
YMS TRAVEL, KENT
The latest addition to the YMS Fleet is Ex Go-Ahead South Coast Wright Cadet bodied DAF SB120 YG52CLO which has been repainted into company livery and named Olive. Carlisle bodied High Floor Dennis Dart, G29TGW “Dennis” has been withdrawn and sold on for preservation.
BARCROFT COACHES, HASTINGS
At the present time Barcroft are trying to sell Caetano bodied Volvo B10M-62 LIG1393 with plans to purchase a newer coach once this has sold.
CROSSKEYS COACHES, FOLKESTONE
There are rumours that Ex Go-Ahead London Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL PJ52LWM has been acquired here, although this is not yet certain.