Thursday 23 May 2019

Stagecoach Order Allocation Update

Further to our posting earlier this week covering the announcement of the new £80m Stagecoach bus orders for 2019/20, here are details of proposed allocations to provincial fleets.

131 ADL Enviro 400MMCs
11139-11156 Morecambe [Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire]
11157 Carlisle [Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire]
11158 Carlisle but currently with Stagecoach UK Bus for IT cloud evaluation [Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire]

11161-11162 Elgin [Stagecoach North Scotland]
11163-11175 Macduff [Stagecoach North Scotland]
11176-11191 Aberhill [Stagecoach East Scotland]
11192-11201 Hull [Stagecoach East Midlands]
(17) Northampton [Stagecoach Midlands]
(21) Witney [Stagecoach Oxfordshire]
(18) Sharston [Stagecoach Manchester]

95 ADL Enviro 200MMC (11.8m)
(24) Thanet [Stagecoach South East]
(21) Hull [Stagecoach East Midlands]
(18) Stockton [Stagecoach North East]
(32) Basingstoke [Stagecoach South]

28 ADL Enviro 200 MMC (10.8m)
37602-37615 Holbrook [Stagecoach Yorkshire]
37616-37629 Cheltenham [Stagecoach West]

12 Volvo B8RLE/ADL Enviro 400MMC XLB

13901-13912 Fenstanton/Busway [Stagecoach East]

32 BYD/ADL Enviro 400 400 electric

(32) Sharston [Stagecoach Manchester]

12 Optare Metrocity electric
(12) Caerphilly [Stagecoach South Wales]

4 Optare Solo electric

(4) Caerphilly [Stagecoach South Wales]

3 Optare Solo SR slimline
48041-48043 Merthyr [Stagecoach South Wales]

12 Volvo B8RLE/MCV

​(12) Merthyr [Stagecoach South Wales]

14 Volvo B11RlE double deck coaches

50406-50411 Megabus/Cumbernauld [Stagecoach West Scotland]
50412-50419 CityLink/Cumbernauld [Stagecoach West Scotland]

8 Volvo B11R/Caetano Levate III coaches
54404-54411 National Express duties/Chesterfield [Stagecoach Yorkshire]

In a statement Stagecoach said its planned new vehicle orders are worth more than £80million to help tackle the twin challenges of car congestion and air quality.
A new fleet of 351 cleaner, greener vehicles, will be introduced in the coming 2019/20 financial year as the company invests further in to improve services for customers in communities across the UK.

The brand new buses and coaches will be introduced in Stagecoach's regional networks in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as on the company’s network in the UK.
The planned orders include 48 electric buses which are being part-funded by the UK Government’s Green Bus Fund and - once orders are finalised - will go into service in Manchester and South Wales.

Virtually all of the new vehicles meet the Government’s Low Carbon Emission Bus specification, with a mixture of electric vehicle technology and the latest Euro 6 emissions standard engines.
Most of the new vehicles are set to be built in the UK, helping to support hundreds of British manufacturing jobs and smaller businesses in the supply chain.

Around three quarters of the new vehicles will be fitted with audio visual display systems which provide next-stop information. Each of the new vehicles will also be fitted with CCTV, and USB charging points, while most will also have wi-fi installed, giving customers free internet access during their journeys.  

A number of vehicles from the order have already been delivered and are in service with Stagecoach East Scotland, Stagecoach North Scotland, Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Stagecoach Yorkshire. The 20 Enviro 200MMCs delivered to Stagecoach West Scotland earlier this year are not included in the totals and are presumed to be an addition to last years orders.

The latest investment includes 131 low-floor double-decker vehicles to go into service across the UK, as well as around 95 single deck vehicles and 28 midibuses.
Also included are a fleet of 12 new double deck vehicles for the Cambridge Guided Busway, delivering more capacity than ever before, carrying 100 passengers. 
There are also 22 coaches for the Group’s UK Bus, Scottish Citylink and operations.

Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths said: “This is a huge investment by the private sector in providing better mobility and better air quality in local communities. It follows other significant investment that we’ve made in smart ticketing, improved information for customers and digital technology.
“Delivering better bus services is a shared responsibility and it is absolutely essential that this commitment is matched by urgent action by local authorities to address the growing gridlock in our towns and cities. Without action on congestion, local people will not enjoy the full benefits of this investment and people’s quality of life, health and our economy will continue to be damaged by too many cars on the road.”

Stagecoach East
Twelve high capacity ADL Enviro 400MMC XLB double deck buses are on order for Cambridge Busway work and will be allocated to Fenstanton depot.

Lothian ADL Enviro 400MMC XLB operating on Princess Street Edinburgh. 
One of these vehicles has been evaluated on the Cambridge Busway and
as a result orders for 12 have been placed for operation on the Busway

The order follows the evaluation of one of the Lothian vehicles earlier this year. Delivery is expected later this year.
The buses will enable an increase in seats on the Busway to cater for increasing loadings.