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Stagecoach 2018/2019 Orders


24/04/2018, 13:19 #1
Kuyoyo Volvo B10B/Plaxton Verde
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While the order hasn't officially been confirmed, the first Enviro400s are in the process of delivery. Thanks to Steve Mutly on the 'Stagecoach Enthusiasts' Facebook Group, they are:
10941 SN18KNE

10942 SN18KNF
10943 SN18KNG
10944 SN18KNH
10945 SN18KNJ
10946 SN18KNK
10947 SN18KNL
10948 SN18KNM
10949 SN18KNO
10950 SN18KNP
10951 SN18KNR
10952 SN18KNS
10953 SN18KNU
10954 SN18KNV
10955 SN18KNW
10956 SN18KNX
10957 SN18KNY
10958 SN18KNZ
10959 SN18KOA
10960 SN18KOB
10961 SN18KOD
10962 SN18KOE
10963 SN18KOH
10964 SN18KOJ
10965 SN18KOU
10966 SN18KOV
10967 SN18KOW
10968 SN18KOX
10969 SN18KPA
10970 SN18KPE


They are Worthing Depot to replace Scania E400s on 'Coastliner' 700. They aren't due into service until July so are going into store until then.
This post was last modified: 24/04/2018, 13:19 by Kuyoyo.

01/05/2018, 11:26 #2
Kuyoyo Volvo B10B/Plaxton Verde
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Still no sign of an order announcement but we do have some confirmations and some speculation:

Steven Knight Media have confirmed on the Fleet Rambling page of their website that Mansfield are due a batch of E400MMCs later in the year to replace 9 year old MAN E300s and 4 year old E300s on 'Pronto'.
Meanwhile, it has been mentioned on the 'Travel South Yorkshire' forum that new deckers (chassis type unconfirmed) are due for Chesterfield - either for services 50/50a/50b (Sheffield to Chesterfield via Eckington and Whittington) which is rumoured to be going 'Gold'; or service X17 (Sheffield to Chesterfield and Matlock), for which there are some 'improvements' coming soon. Rumour are that the X17 may be extended from Sheffield City Centre to Meadowhall - given the recent commercial risks made by Yorkshire (the X65 between Barnsley and Meadowhall, the X10 between Barnsley and Leeds and the 54/56 extensions to East Midlands Designer Outlet), that could be reality rather than rumour.

01/05/2018, 11:51 #3
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(01/05/2018, 11:26)Kuyoyo Wrote:  Still no sign of an order announcement but we do have some confirmations and some speculation:

Steven Knight Media have confirmed on the Fleet Rambling page of their website that Mansfield are due a batch of E400MMCs later in the year to replace 9 year old MAN E300s and 4 year old E300s on 'Pronto'.
Meanwhile, it has been mentioned on the 'Travel South Yorkshire' forum that new deckers (chassis type unconfirmed) are due for Chesterfield - either for services 50/50a/50b (Sheffield to Chesterfield via Eckington and Whittington) which is rumoured to be going 'Gold'; or service X17 (Sheffield to Chesterfield and Matlock), for which there are some 'improvements' coming soon. Rumour are that the X17 may be extended from Sheffield City Centre to Meadowhall - given the recent commercial risks made by Yorkshire (the X65 between Barnsley and Meadowhall, the X10 between Barnsley and Leeds and the 54/56 extensions to East Midlands Designer Outlet), that could be reality rather than rumour.

E400MMC for Chesterfield.

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01/05/2018, 12:41 #4
glen1234
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Is stagecoach north east getting new buses this year or is second hand buses again

04/05/2018, 22:27 #5
Cobalt271
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Just seen 5 of the new low entry Plaxton Leopard coaches heading North on the A1 just before the Scottish Border. I believe these are for East Scotland for the X55 route? All YX18L** reg’d.
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04/05/2018, 22:39 #6
Malarkey
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(04/05/2018, 22:27)Cobalt271 Wrote:  Just seen 5 of the new low entry Plaxton Leopard coaches heading North on the A1 just before the Scottish Border. I believe these are for East Scotland for the X55 route? All YX18L** reg’d.

Here is a photo of YX18 LHM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128789124@...14130@N06/

05/05/2018, 21:15 #7
Kuyoyo Volvo B10B/Plaxton Verde
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And to show the branding, it is the same one during the delivery run (the original photo appears to have been taken at Plaxtons)

[Image: 41908461991_6b8f9b208a_b.jpg]Stagecoach Fife YX18 LHN by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos, on Flickr

On the subject of Plaxton, a since-deleted tweet by Alex Hornby has revealed that Plaxton have secretly developed a double-decker coach bodywork in a similar styling to the Elite I. More as they confirm it

05/05/2018, 22:09 #8
Malarkey
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(05/05/2018, 21:15)Kuyoyo Wrote:  And to show the branding, it is the same one during the delivery run (the original photo appears to have been taken at Plaxtons)

[Image: 41908461991_6b8f9b208a_b.jpg]Stagecoach Fife YX18 LHN by Yorkshire  Paper Buses & Bus Photos, on Flickr

On the subject of Plaxton, a since-deleted tweet by Alex Hornby has revealed that Plaxton have secretly developed a double-decker coach bodywork in a similar styling to the Elite I. More as they confirm it

Interesting I have always liked the Plaxton Bodywork, good to see them expanding on the products they offer, clearly looking to fill void with heavyweight vehicles while others continue to push on with lightweight vehicles.

05/05/2018, 22:11 #9
mb134
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(05/05/2018, 21:15)Kuyoyo Wrote:  And to show the branding, it is the same one during the delivery run (the original photo appears to have been taken at Plaxtons)

[Image: 41908461991_6b8f9b208a_b.jpg]Stagecoach Fife YX18 LHN by Yorkshire  Paper Buses & Bus Photos, on Flickr

On the subject of Plaxton, a since-deleted tweet by Alex Hornby has revealed that Plaxton have secretly developed a double-decker coach bodywork in a similar styling to the Elite I. More as they confirm it

They look really quite smart. Any pictures of the interior anywhere? 

I'd assume that means no more Astromega's bought for Megabus?

06/05/2018, 09:00 #10
Kuyoyo Volvo B10B/Plaxton Verde
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(05/05/2018, 22:11)mb134 Wrote:  They look really quite smart. Any pictures of the interior anywhere? 

I'd assume that means no more Astromega's bought for Megabus?

No interior shots now available - the aforementioned Tweet did include one which showed 2+1 seating in the low floor area (with the standard leather coach seating).

As for Megabus - Astromegas are now more-or-less only to be found on the M11 from Scotland to London and on any linked Scottish Citylink turn around from Glasgow. At present, only 50253 remain south of the boarder - for how long following the closure of the unit at Plymouth and the redistribution of their Elite Is between Rugby and Cwmbran (50253’s home) is unclear. Indeed, 50234 (one of the Cwmbran originals) is now in Fleet livery.