Stagecoach North East: Order Predictions

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I would like to see E 400 mmc at Stockton on 36 I like it when Newcastle E400 mmc were on loan at Stockton.
Well there was nothing listed for any NE in the stagecoach handbook for this year

As per usual it’s the “pet depots” of Scotland that get bulk of orders. Investment upon investment in areas that probably don’t even have justification (rant over)
(26 May 2021, 5:59 pm)Youngymmv Wrote: Well there was nothing listed for any NE in the stagecoach handbook for this year

As per usual it’s the “pet depots” of Scotland that get bulk of orders. Investment upon investment in areas that probably don’t even have justification (rant over)
Most likely is that yes. Meanwhile Hartlepool have buses that no hardly fit for purpose and the engineers seeming to work flat out to keep them on the road. Newcastle have a big problem in that they have at least half the fleet unsuitable to be used in the city centre soon and once covid is over quite a few of Stockton’s services will likely once again be full. It the usual thing with Stagecoach though they don’t care. They won’t sell because if it don’t make much profit they still have a monopoly in that area but they won’t invest either.  Something needs doing but they won’t do anything.
(26 May 2021, 5:59 pm)Youngymmv Wrote: Well there was nothing listed for any NE in the stagecoach handbook for this year

As per usual it’s the “pet depots” of Scotland that get bulk of orders. Investment upon investment in areas that probably don’t even have justification (rant over)

Stagecoach seem to favouritise the Scottish depots because they originated there
(26 May 2021, 7:56 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: Stagecoach seem to favouritise the Scottish depots because they originated there
Which is shocking when Hartlepool is in need of investment badly.
(26 May 2021, 5:59 pm)Youngymmv Wrote: Well there was nothing listed for any NE in the stagecoach handbook for this year

As per usual it’s the “pet depots” of Scotland that get bulk of orders. Investment upon investment in areas that probably don’t even have justification (rant over)

Actually for Scotland:
52 buses are because Stagecoach has been awarded Electric Bus funding by the Scottish Government (which is mostly funded by the UK Government but that is another can of worms).
25 Volvo B8RLEs are for a new contracts gained on Orkney
6 AD E400MMCs for Fife
2 AD E400MMCs for Aberdeen

For England:
4 AD E400MMCs for the Canterbury Park & Ride contract
25 BYD double deckers for TfL contracts 160 & 180
21 Scania / AD E400MMCs for Gloucester route 10

Nothing for Wales

So a total of 140 buses with only 29 not related to a contract requirement or outside funding.
Don't forget that over the past 12 months Stagecoach and every other bus company has not made any money so they are only going to buy buses to meet contractual requirements, hopefully next year it will be better but who knows.