21/11/2014

Fleet Updates... Norfolk Green, Stagecoach East & Go Whippet - 21/11/14

With several interesting fleet updates to report this week we though we would combine them into this post, operators featured include Norfolk Green, Stagecoach East and Go Whippet...

Norfolk Green - part of the Stagecoach Group

SC Norfolk Green 27643 GX10 HBY
Norfolk Green 27643 GX10 HBY at King's Lynn Bus Station, photo (c) David Bell.

Another of the batch of six Alexander Dennis Enviro300s from Stagecaoch South - 27644 GX10 HBZ has arrived with Norfolk Green since our last update. It joins previously reported 27642 GX10 HBU and 27643 GX10 HBY (pictured above) which have entered service during the last few weeks.

Reserve fleet Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLF 33382 W378 SVV has gone in the opposite direction, it is not yet known if it will return.

Stagecoach East

fresh out the box 15202 YN64ANX seen in Histon  at Park lane
Stagecoach East 15202 YN64 ANX on The Busway at Histon, photo (c) Jamie Armstrong.

Six new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bodied Scania N230UDs 15197-15202 YN64 ANF/P/R/U/V/X have arrived at Fenstanton depot and have begun entering service on The Busway, their arrival brings the total of Stagecoach's Cambridgeshire Busway fleet up 37 vehicles (22 Scania N230UD/ADL Enviro400s and 15 Volvo B7RLE/Wright Eclipse Urban 2s)

Go Whippet

Surprising news earlier this week was that Go Whippet, established and operated in the Cambridgeshire area by the Lee family since 1919 has been sold to Australian company Transit Systems for an undisclosed sum, the Australian firm entered the UK market as Tower Transit in 2013 when they purchased First London's Atlas Road, Lea Interchange and Westbourne Park garages. It is understood that the Go Whippet brand will be retained by the new owners.

On the subject of Go Whippet, the company is shortly to begin operating National Express contracts on route 010 between Cambridge and London as well as the associated daily extensions to/from King's Lynn and Dereham. The company will initially use seven Caetano Leventes FJ57 KHO, FJ57 KJU/O/K, NX06 AAA (FJ57 KHM) L555 SGB (FJ56 OBZ) and NX56 AAA (FJ56 PFE) which have arrived on loan from South Gloucester Bus & Coach.