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Stagecoach West Emergency Contingency Plan August 2018

There has been a problem with the remaining 11 ADL Enviro 300's due to transfer from Gilmoss to Gloucester. ADL are running behind on manufacturing Gilmoss' new ADL E400MMC's as a result Gilmoss cant release the final 11 E300's. A contingency plan has been put into place as a result to ensure that Stagecoach Bristol's new routes are able to run from 2nd September. the plan is

  • the 13 SN18*** Enviro 400MMC's for Swindon are put straight into service on the 66 route
  • 2 of the other 3 SN18*** Enviro 400MMC's for Cheltenham are being loaned out. 1 at stroud. 1 in Gloucester until the E300's are released.
  • the Scanias that currently run the 66 will be loaned out to other depots that need them.
  • Tridents that decide to start are expected to be pulled from reserve in Eastcott road and distributed across the west
  • All ADL E200's that are transferring from depots to Bristol are expected to transfer as scheduled, but are to be covered by a mix of reserve tridents and ex 66 Scanias

Any more information on this please comment.

 

 

UPDATE:
ALL REMAINING 11 ADL E300'S HAVE NOW ARRIVED AT STAGECOACH WEST. TRIDENTS WILL REMAIN IN SERVICE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 18089 (VX04GHV) WHICH BLEW ITS ENGINE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BACK AND IS EXPECTED TO BE USED FOR COMPONENT RECOVERY.

6 OF THE 7 SCANIA 61 PLATE GOLDS FROM ROUTE 66 (15763-68 (VX61FKN/JU/V/Y/Z/KA)) HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO STROUD TO REPLACE THE MAN'S. 15769 (VX61FKB) IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IMMINENTLY FOLLOWING REPAINT.

15841 (VX62CAO) HAS RETURNED TO GLOUCESTER FOLLOWING SPENDING 4 YEARS IN SWINDON.
15968 (YP14GYX) HAS RETURNED TO SWINDON FOLLOWING SPENDING 4 YEARS IN GLOUCESTER.
15968/41 WERE ORIGINALLY SWAPPED DUE TO THE FORMER BELLES EXPRESS ROUTE NEEDING A SPARE BUS WITH A "TACO" SYSTEM FITTED. NO GLOUCESTER VEHICLE HAD A TACHO SO 841/968 WERE SWAPPED.

THE LOAN OF THE 2 18 PLATE MMC'S HAS NOT GONE AHEAD

34806/807 (PX55EHC/D) HAVE TRANSFERRED FROM SWINDON TO STROUD TO REPLACE 36175/6 (KX60DUA/H) WHICH MOVED TO BRISTOL

27156 (SN64OJE) HAS NOT TRANSFERRED DUE TO ONGOING PROBLEMS. 27905 (SN63NBA) HAS MOVED IN PLACE