Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Operations

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On Sunday, Lillyhall sent single deckers out on the 301 instead of double deckers - high winds and I also think same for X4/X5. Same happened a week or two ago on a very windy day.
Also on Sunday, Willowholme depot was emptied due to flood warning and buses parked up in Lowther Street.
Registration changes in the open-top fleet are as follows:
17489 has become VLT217 (ex LX51FMJ)
17490 has become TSV720 (ex LX51FMK)
17495 has become WIJ1545 (ex LX51FMU)
17692 has become WLT824 (ex X702JVV)


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27750 (PX11 DNO) is the first vehicle to be repainted into the new local livery for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stagecoach...14130@N06/
As reported by Steven Knight Media, due for delivery here are:

Mercedes-Benz EVM Cityline 44038-47 - of which 44038 is reported as RX20PZU
Mercedes-Benz EVM Trend 44048-53

Due for a new contract in West Cumbria.

Also reported as due to cascade is a further Sprinter - Stagecoach East’s 44009.
11158 getting picked up today from Stockport.


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11158 now in service on the 685, alongside 11157.


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(05 Mar 2020, 10:59 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote: 11158 now in service on the 685, alongside 11157.

[Image: 49622031368_b21be0e6c3_c.jpg]Stagecoach Cross Pennine 11158 / YX68 UXJ by kieron mathews, on Flickr


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Monday afternoon - no Carlisle double deckers out and about - so passed by the depot around 1500 and a full line inside the west side of the depot - so no doubt all the double deckers are now out of service for a while.
Lillyhall double deckers were out on the 300 Whitehaven<>Carlisle hourly service.
(02 Mar 2020, 3:29 am)Kuyoyo Wrote: As reported by Steven Knight Media, due for delivery here are:

Mercedes-Benz EVM Cityline 44038-47 - of which 44038 is reported as RX20PZU
Mercedes-Benz EVM Trend 44048-53

Due for a new contract in West Cumbria.

Also reported as due to cascade is a further Sprinter - Stagecoach East’s 44009.

As reported by Steven Knight Media, the new Sprinters are for the Sellafield Contract and are as followed:
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/EVM Cityline (like 44031-7 at Stockton)
44038 RX20 PZU
44039 WX20 SWK
44040 WX20 SWN
44041 WX20 SWJ
44042 WX20 SVW
44043 WX20 SVY
44044 WX20 SWF
44045 WX20 SVZ
44046 WX20 SWO
44047 awaiting confirmation
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/EVM Trend
44048 WX20 SVU
44049 WX20 SVV
44050 WX20 SVS
44051 WX20 SVT
44052 WX20 SWU
44053 WX20 SWV

Pending full delivery, 7 Mercedes-Benz 513CDI/Mellor are on-loan and they are:
80044 DG63 MYH
80045 DG63 MXF
80046 DG63 NCD
80047 DG63 NEU
80048 DG63 MXH
80049 DG63 LCW
80050 DG63 LCV

As also reported, E200MMCs 26001-5 are due for East Scotland (replaced there by 5 new examples) as are Versas 25265-7. Deckers due for the contract include Enviro400Hs 12206-13 from Manchester's Stockport depot plus 3 further unidentified deckers.
Scania/Enviro 400 15699 is now in Lakes Connection base livery.

Surprised they're still doing repaints.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(30 Mar 2020, 1:02 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: As reported by Steven Knight Media, the new Sprinters are for the Sellafield Contract and are as followed:
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/EVM Cityline (like 44031-7 at Stockton)
44038 RX20 PZU
44039 WX20 SWK
44040 WX20 SWN
44041 WX20 SWJ
44042 WX20 SVW
44043 WX20 SVY
44044 WX20 SWF
44045 WX20 SVZ
44046 WX20 SWO
44047 awaiting confirmation
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/EVM Trend
44048 WX20 SVU
44049 WX20 SVV
44050 WX20 SVS
44051 WX20 SVT
44052 WX20 SWU
44053 WX20 SWV

Pending full delivery, 7 Mercedes-Benz 513CDI/Mellor are on-loan and they are:
80044 DG63 MYH
80045 DG63 MXF
80046 DG63 NCD
80047 DG63 NEU
80048 DG63 MXH
80049 DG63 LCW
80050 DG63 LCV

As also reported, E200MMCs 26001-5 are due for East Scotland (replaced there by 5 new examples) as are Versas 25265-7. Deckers due for the contract include Enviro400Hs 12206-13 from Manchester's Stockport depot plus 3 further unidentified deckers.

Steven Knight Media have now reported the loan Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/Mellors 80044-50 have been returned to the lessor unused.

(09 Apr 2020, 9:49 am)Michael Wrote: Scania/Enviro 400 15699 is now in Lakes Connection base livery.

Surprised they're still doing repaints.

Also due to receive Lakes Connection livery are recently returned Solo SRs 48001/2 - they will be used on the 77/77A replacing 47721/2.

4 E200s are due to arrive from Manchester - 36416/7/9/22. They will be going straight into store.
All information from Steven Knight Media
(24 Apr 2020, 3:11 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: Steven Knight Media have now reported the loan Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/Mellors 80044-50 have been returned to the lessor unused.


Also due to receive Lakes Connection livery are recently returned Solo SRs 48001/2 - they will be used on the 77/77A replacing 47721/2.

4 E200s are due to arrive from Manchester - 36416/7/9/22. They will be going straight into store.
All information from Steven Knight Media

Thanks for the update!


The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/Mellors were for contracts weren't they?, i assume they haven't gone ahead due to the current situation?

When the E200's come out of storage, which services will go on?, a Lakes service?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(24 Apr 2020, 3:21 pm)Michael Wrote: Thanks for the update!


The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter/Mellors were for contracts weren't they?, i assume they haven't gone ahead due to the current situation?

When the E200's come out of storage, which services will go on?, a Lakes service?


Sellafield Ltd contract has been delayed due to the current pandemic, the loaned Mellors were to cover gaps where intended contract vehicles had not arrived yet, but ultimately are not needed. There are a number of new Sprinters to land, to go alongside 12206-12213 and 26001-26005, plus others tbc.

The E200s will be heading into Kendal, subject to change over the next few months but will be stored at Lillyhall for now.


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(25 Apr 2020, 5:12 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Sellafield Ltd contract has been delayed due to the current pandemic, the loaned Mellors were to cover gaps where intended contract vehicles had not arrived yet, but ultimately are not needed. There are a number of new Sprinters to land, to go alongside 12206-12213 and 26001-26005, plus others tbc.

The E200s will be heading into Kendal, subject to change over the next few months but will be stored at Lillyhall for now.

Thanks for the extra information.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
[Image: 50069609477_5882aa9c54_c.jpg]48002 (YJ15ANF) Carlisle Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr


[Image: 50069606507_3a833a9c57_c.jpg]47009 (KX51CSZ) Carlisle Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr


[Image: 50069348656_77f7049c0f_c.jpg]47058 (PX04DME) Carlisle Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr

Stagecoach Cumbria have been repainting there Solos over in Carlisle.


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