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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Merseyside Independents Fleet Changes December 2017

It has been a quiet month on Merseyside with only 2 changes to note:

Cumfybus

Reinstated
Optare Solo MX54 KYH has been reinstated


Out The Fleet
Following the loss of the Metroshuttle Contract in Bolton Optare Versa Hybrids YJ11 ENT and YJ11 ENU have moved to Vision Bus.


Withdrawn
Wright Gemini 1 LX05 FBU has been withdrawn

HTL Buses

Withdrawn
Optare Solo YD63 VCG has been declared SORN, I believe this will only be for a short period of time while it has RTA Damage repaired.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Merseyside Independents Fleet Changes November 2017


A2B Travel

Withdrawn

Optare Solos MX05 ELW and MX09 AOR are Withdrawn
MX05 ELW on route 155

Cumfybus

Withdrawn

Optare Solo YN53 ZWJ, Dennis Trident X664 WCH and Bluebird Orion YX62 AYO have been Withdrawn.



Out the Fleet



Optare Solo VX51 RBF has been scrapped

Hattons Travel

Additions


Transbus International Dart MX04 AXR has joined the fleet

Link Network

Additions

New here is Wheel Forward Streetlite MX12 CFU

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Stagecoach Invest Eleven Scania N250UD Double Deckers for the X2

This month Stagecoach Preston's Brand new Scania N250UD Alexander Dennis Enivro 400 MMC's for route X2 that operates from Preston to Liverpool serving Southport along the way.


YN67 YKS - Credit Graham Judge 
These Buses come with a range of Features including High back Leather seats, Tables, USB Charging sockets and Free WI-FI.


YN67 YKV on route X2

The Registrations and fleetnumbers are as follows:

15295 - YN67 YKM
15296 - YN67 YKO
15297 - YN67 YKP
15298 - YN67 YKR
15299 - YN67 YKS
15300 - YN67 YKT
15301 - YN67 YKU
15302 - YN67 YKV
15303 - YN67 YKW
15304 - YN67 YKX
15305 - YN67 YKY

PX58 FXK on route X2

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire strikes gold with investment of 7 new buses for routes 471/472

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire have invested £4 million pound in new vehicles for the region of which 7 vehicles have been purchased for routes 471/472 between Liverpool - Heswall and onwards towards Barnston (472 PM peak journeys).


Stagecoach Gold specification Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC buses have been introduced with hand-stitched Italian-designed leather seats, wood effect flooring, Euro 6 emissions compliant engines complete with stop/start technology to help cut exhaust gas emissions, free WiFi, at seat LED lighting and USB plug sockets to charge mobile phones and tablets whilst on the go as part of a modern and fresh interior design.

Here we have Stagcoach MC&SL 10883 YX67VCT on layover at Heswall Bus Station preparing to start a 471 journey to Liverpool

These vehicles replace aging Alexander Dennis Enviro400s on 56 (2006) plates drafted in when Stagecoach took over from First Group in 2013.

Here we have Stagcoach MC&SL 10888 YX67VCW at Hamilton Street in Birkenhead on route 472 to Heswall
The fleet of 7 vehicles are as follows:

10882 - YX67VCP
10883 - YX67VCT
10884 - YX67VCU
10885 - YX67VCV
10886 - YX67VCW
10887 - YX67VCY
10888 - YX67VCZ

Here we have Stagecoach MC&SL 10887 YX67VCY at Sir Thomas Street in Liverpool loading up for a 472 to Heswall

Thank you for taking the take to read this blog post and we will be back next Sunday for a blog post focusing on the new Alexander Dennis Enviro400MMC due to be put out in service on route 2/X2 between Preston - Southport and Liverpool.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Twelve New Electric Buses For Arriva Green Lane

Arriva Green Lane have taken delivery of Twelve Brand New Alexander Dennis Enviro 200's (BYD D9URs) for Services 26 & 27 Sheil Road Circulars (Also known as The Belt!).

LJ67 DNX on route 26
The Fleetnumbers and Registrations are as follows:

7000 - LJ67 DLX
7001 - LJ67 DLY
7002 - LJ67 DLZ
7003 - LJ67 DME
7004 - LJ67 DMF
7005 - LJ67 DMO
7006 - LJ67 DMU 
7007 - LJ67 DMV
7008 - LJ67 DMX
7009 - LJ67 DMY
7010 - LJ67 DNX
7011 - LJ67 DNY


LJ67 DMO Sorry not in Service
As always, When newer Buses enter service older Buses leave, This time some Wright Pulsar 2's are being displaced to St Helens Depot, The Fleetnumbers and Registrations are as follows:

2960 - MX09 JHY
2961 - MX09 JHZ
2962 - MX09 JJE
2963 - MX09 JJF
2964 - MX09 JTY
2994 - MX59 FHB
3012 - MX59 ABN
3013 - MX59 FFR
3014 - MX59 FFS

MX59 FFR on route 27
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Merseyside Independents Fleet Changes October 2017

A2B Travel

Withdrawn
Optare Solos MX05 ELV and MX09 AOP have been withdrawn
                       

Optare Solo MX05 ELV on route 155
Cumfybus

Withdrawn
Optare Solo MX04 VLU has been Withdrawn


Optare Solo MX04 VLU on route 139
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Merseyside Independents Fleet Changes September 2017

A2B Travel

Out the Fleet
Optare Solo YJ10 MBF has left the fleet, Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 MX12 JXB is now with Reptons Coaches of Surrey.


Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 MX12 JXB on route 146
Avon Buses

Reinstated
MCV Evolution 207 AE07 DZT is Reinstated


 
MCV Evolution AE07 DZT on route 77
Withdrawn
Dennis Dart 187 V187 ERG has been Withdrawn

Cumfybus

Withdrawn
Optare Solo MX05 OSW is Withdrawn.

Optare Solo MX05 OSW on route 139

HTL Buses

Withdrawn
Rohill Harrier X338 SKJ and Merc-Benz Sprinter's BF62 JZV and BF62 JZW are Withdrawn.

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