01 February 2024

Stagecoach Scottish Imports

Stagecoach seem to be gaining a few single deckers from Scotland at the moment:

36324 LX58CCF Alexander Dennis Dart Enviro 200 B26F from Stagecoach Bluebird [Flickr Photo] arrived at Exeter

27602 SV59DVU Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 B42F from Stagecoach Bluebird [Flickr Photo] arrived at Plymouth

27533 SV57BYN Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 B42F from Stagecoach Bluebird [Flickr Photo] also at Plymouth

36034 SV07FCF Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B37F from Stagecoach Bluebird [David has a photos of the bus at Exeter being prepped for repaint here]

The two Enviro 300s are a new type for Devon. It remains to be seen where they end up in service.


27602 SV59DEU STAGECOACH

27602 seen back in 2012 © Eddie (cc)



10 comments:

  1. Devon has indeed seen E300s before, however i have not seen one for some time, to see them return to Plymouth is interesting. I believe they were MAN E300s.

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    1. you are right - I forgot that the MANs were also E300's. A batch of 59 reg were new to SCD currently Exeter based.

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    2. yeah, 59 plates, i think they used to run the 3s?

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    3. Think a few are now at north devon think tuesday i saw 24149 in bidiford on a 21.

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  2. Wouldn't it make more sense to partner the E300s with those already in Exeter?

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    1. They might be for the 38, its 2x vehicles from Plymouth and the 'shorts' are from Exeter as we have had 2x 59 reg E300's for the X38 before the timetable changes, loading might be too big for an E200 but not enough to require an E400, where they could be better used in Plymouth & we don't have enough E200MMC 11.5's.

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  3. They're only similar to the MANs body-wise, mechanically they're very different. I guess it's all part of a move to free up some deckers for the Taunton P&R.

    Four of the MANs now seem to be based at Barnstaple.

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  4. The MANs were bought for the Exeter Park & Ride and are still regulars on the "Green" route. They also appear on service 4 (Exeter St Dsvids to Cranbrook)

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  5. The two that arrived in Plymouth are seatbelted. Plymouth has some more school services in east Cornwall commencing after half term

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  6. As well Barnstaple use E300 on the long DCC 5B to Exeter.

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