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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2018, 08:43:21 PM »
One of the East Lancs Tridents has left the yard at Lynn, it could have been swapped with an ALX400

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »
One of the East Lancs Tridents has left the yard at Lynn, it could have been swapped with an ALX400

It was 18278 which left the yard at King's Lynn and went to Cambridge via Peterborough. I understand this vehicle will be leaving the fleet imminently.

The two Solo SRs that remained at King's Lynn depot, 48021/22, have transferred to Stagecoach West Scotland and are reported as being at Kilmarnock pending service preparation and allocation.

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2018, 04:38:36 PM »
It was 18278 which left the yard at King's Lynn and went to Cambridge via Peterborough. I understand this vehicle will be leaving the fleet imminently.

The two Solo SRs that remained at King's Lynn depot, 48021/22, have transferred to Stagecoach West Scotland and are reported as being at Kilmarnock pending service preparation and allocation.

Is it leaving Stagecoach altogether or going elsewhere in the fleet

I believe its the second one that recently got painted into corporate colours, the other one 18280 that was refurbished in 2016/2017 is still in Kings Lynn, will this be going with 18278

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2018, 10:27:38 AM »
Is it leaving Stagecoach altogether or going elsewhere in the fleet

I believe its the second one that recently got painted into corporate colours, the other one 18280 that was refurbished in 2016/2017 is still in Kings Lynn, will this be going with 18278

Will be leaving Stagecoach

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2018, 12:48:57 PM »
Will be leaving Stagecoach

That's the one that was repainted 2 months ago

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
Does anyone know what vehicles are still stored at Kings Lynn and where they're likely to be going in the future?

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2018, 03:00:29 PM »
Does anyone know what vehicles are still stored at Kings Lynn and where they're likely to be going in the future?

Without a definite list, it's safe to say that all the Mark 1 Solos are there along with the Optare Tempos and Versas

In terms of ADLs the two stagecoach NG varient ALX400s are there along with the apple green ALX400, also stagecoach coloured ALX400s 2002 models

Not forgetting one of the East Lancs 18280

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2018, 12:55:57 AM »
Just been looking at this site, entered a few numbers of the old KL like Mark 1 Solos, Tempos and both the East Lancs Tridents and they are not showing in service

On April 29th they were all still in reserve at Kings Lynn, so I would assume that they have all been withdrawn and now dumped in Hamlin Way waiting to be sold on

Perhaps someone would know if there is another website which shows if they have been delicenced with the relevant authorities

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2018, 08:49:38 PM »
Just had a drive round Hamlin Way, still no sign of movement on the scrapped buses, beensitting idle for two months now and would of thought Stagecoach would have shifted them to Ensign got a big lump sum cash then they can release the two yards assuming they can leave Hamlin Way when they want

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2018, 09:23:08 PM »
Just had a drive round Hamlin Way, still no sign of movement on the scrapped buses, beensitting idle for two months now and would of thought Stagecoach would have shifted them to Ensign got a big lump sum cash then they can release the two yards assuming they can leave Hamlin Way when they want


Two months is nothing for Stagecoach. The remains of fire damaged Trident 18105 (KX04RFF) are still at Northampton more than 2 years after it was withdrawn

Broken MAN's are also still at Bedford months after withdrawl now joined by Darts that look to be being stripped for spares

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2018, 03:57:55 PM »
One of the Solos was on the move today, going towards Littleport on the A10, last bit of number plate EZZ

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2018, 04:16:12 PM »
One of the Solos was on the move today, going towards Littleport on the A10, last bit of number plate EZZ

That would be 47909 (YJ09EZZ).
These would be useful to get rid of older Solos in Kettering
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 04:23:18 PM by al_557 »

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2018, 02:59:03 PM »
One of the Solos was on the move today, going towards Littleport on the A10, last bit of number plate EZZ
I have it, on good authority, that some of the better conditioned 479xx solos will be going up North, possibly to Cumbria or Scotland, to another Stagecoach Company.

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2018, 08:08:09 PM »

Two months is nothing for Stagecoach. The remains of fire damaged Trident 18105 (KX04RFF) are still at Northampton more than 2 years after it was withdrawn

Broken MAN's are also still at Bedford months after withdrawl now joined by Darts that look to be being stripped for spares

18105   KX04 RFF   Dennis Trident      Destroyed by fire -  to be retained - PSV Claims.....This is the Official line regarding 18105..but I have never been able to find out the reasoning behind it, from PSV Claims ?

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2018, 03:55:22 PM »
That would be 47909 (YJ09EZZ).
These would be useful to get rid of older Solos in Kettering

Just been to Cowley rd & this sits in the yard, amongst the "Dead Pack"

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2018, 10:23:51 PM »
Just been to Cowley rd & this sits in the yard, amongst the "Dead Pack"

Is it possible it's there for component recovery, I believe Cambridge has two Solos one for Cambridge the other for Newmarket

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »
Is it possible it's there for component recovery, I believe Cambridge has two Solos one for Cambridge the other for Newmarket

Cambridge doesn't have any Solo's. The only Stagecoach East depot allocated Solo's is Bedford

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »
47909 (YJ09EZZ) is now in the yard at Bedford depot

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2018, 08:30:03 PM »
possible use on service 8/10.
the new solos seem to be too big for these routes
this makes Bedford with 3 surplus solo SRs.

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2018, 08:28:04 PM »
The second East Lancs trident has now been removed from King's Lynn, also from the last visit a Solo which appeared to have returned has now gone

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #80 on: July 15, 2018, 07:22:19 AM »
The East Lancs Trident 18280 and Solos 47910 and 47912 were in the yard at Cambridge yesterday lunchtime.

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2018, 06:41:51 AM »
Looks like a pettern emerging here where they are all being taken to Cowley Road to be checked over before moving elsewhere in the group

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #82 on: July 18, 2018, 04:37:55 PM »
47909 has gone to Blackwood for Stagecoach South Wales it arrived yesterday Tues 17 July

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2018, 04:40:38 PM »
The East Lancs Trident 18280 and Solos 47910 and 47912 were in the yard at Cambridge yesterday lunchtime.

47910 and 47912 are now both at Bedford as was 47909 before its move to Wales. It seems these are going first to Cambridge, then on to Bedford then on to where ever they're being transfered to

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #84 on: July 21, 2018, 06:09:15 AM »
Someone from Cambridge is possibly getting the train to King's Lynn, it's a direct service around 30 minutes, they take the bus back to Cambridge, it might be looked over at Cowley Road for defects, (would hazard a guess all the buses will have engine management lights on) they then get driven to Bedford and the driver returns on the X5

Most of the Solos have leather Coasthopper head rests, could these be removed at Bedford along with touching up of pain work as when they have gone through the wash the paintwork has started to chip away showing the original coasthopper colours

Is the East Lancs trident at Bedford as well, noticed there was no mention of the first one going there before it was given to charity

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #85 on: July 21, 2018, 09:11:04 AM »
Someone from Cambridge is possibly getting the train to King's Lynn, it's a direct service around 30 minutes, they take the bus back to Cambridge, it might be looked over at Cowley Road for defects, (would hazard a guess all the buses will have engine management lights on) they then get driven to Bedford and the driver returns on the X5
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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #86 on: July 28, 2018, 08:50:22 PM »
Been a bit of a move around in Hamlin Way, for those that don't know the set up there Stagecoach have two yards either side of the road, within the last week they have moved nearly all the Solos from one yard to the other, there could well be some Solos that have been removed in the shuffle perhaps now at Cowley Road

The Tempos, Versas and ALX400s appear to be untouched at the moment

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
Been a bit of a move around in Hamlin Way, for those that don't know the set up there Stagecoach have two yards either side of the road, within the last week they have moved nearly all the Solos from one yard to the other, there could well be some Solos that have been removed in the shuffle perhaps now at Cowley Road

The Tempos, Versas and ALX400s appear to be untouched at the moment
Yes, 47904/06/07/12 are at Coiwley Rd in the Dead Pack area.

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2018, 01:16:57 PM »
Yes, 47904/06/07/12 are at Coiwley Rd in the Dead Pack area.

If the pattern with previous movements is followed then I expect these will soon turn up at Bedford then move elsewhere within Stagecoach

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Re: Stagecoach Norfolk Cascades
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2018, 12:20:59 PM »
Yes, 47904/06/07/12 are at Coiwley Rd in the Dead Pack area.

Interesting that 47912 is now back at Cowley Road after getting as far as Bedford