First of all sorry for the lack of new posts over the last few days but I have been having technical problems. You may have seen a few testing posts over the last day or so as I tried to fix things. Now armed with a new editor I am back in business so things should get back to normal just in time for the Christmas break! There may be one or two formatting issues as I get used to the new editor and even more spelling mistakes than normal as there is no spell checker available yet!
So lets get on with it…
It has to be said that so far the Stagecoach takeover has been a bit of a damp squid with a fleet of elderly Tridents running around on a much reduced network. The Tridents are all in full Stagecoach livery and there are a few newer Enviros so its still an improvement on the old First fleet but its the coming months when we get to see what Stagecoach are bringing to Plymouth that we will really see what Stagecoach can do that First never managed.
There have been a few conflicting reports around as to what is due for Stagecoach Devon and in particular Plymouth but hopefully this is close to what is going to happen…
26034- 26038 YX65 RCV/Y/Z/RDO/U ADL Enviro 200 MMCs due soon for Plymouth, expected for the 200 P&R
10457-10462 ADL Enviro 400 MMC in progress of delivery for Exeter Park & Ride then 10488-10503 due for Plymouth in the new year
© Ben Beaver
Seen heading Southbound on the M5 at Sampford Peverell yesterday morning was 10452 - SN65NZJ, an Alexander Dennis Enviro 400MMC which is destined for the Stagecoach South West fleet, for use on the Red (Honiton Road) Park & Ride.
Meanwhile the new Megabus fleet due to operate out of Plymouth has also started to arrive with 54264- 69 YY65VXF/G/H/J/K/L Volvo B11RT Plaxton Elite Interdeck coaches already noted. Some of these may still be operating out of Rugby at the moment but carry DC Devon legal lettering so will join the local fleet. Not sure how many of these are due?
Meanwhile the first new Megabus destined for Plymouth Plaxton Elite Interdeck 54265 is currently working out of Rugby with full Stagecoach Devon legal lettering due to come south in the new year (Photo link)