Coastliners Move From Portsmouth to Liverpool

Coastliners Move From Portsmouth to Liverpool
A Coastliner branded Scania N230UD with Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bodywork in Liverpool.Daniel Christopher

To boost capacity on its South Liverpool services, Stagecoach has transferred fourteen Alexander Dennis Enviro400s from Southern England to Merseyside with Alexander Dennis Enviro300s going in the opposite direction.

After operating on Stagecoach South’s flagship Coastliner route 700 between Brighton and Southsea for eight years, a batch of fourteen Scania N-Series based Alexander Dennis Enviro400s have transferred to Merseyside after being replaced by brand new vehicles, boosting capacity on Stagecoach’s routes in Liverpool.

The fourteen vehicles have been allocated to Gillmoss depot, where they have replaced integral Alexander Dennis Enviro300s which have transferred away from Merseyside. Stagecoach have allocated the former “Coastliner” buses to their Quality Bus Partnership 82 route between Liverpool city centre and Liverpool South Parkway bus and rail interchange in Allerton.

Their arrival has seen a number of interesting liveries on the streets of Liverpool; the distinctive Coastliner livery, a pink variant of the company’s standard livery for Cancer Research (15585) and an overall advert for the University of Portsmouth (15584). It is understood all but 15585 will receive the Beachball livery, with four examples repainted so far.

On board, passengers can enjoy their journey from the comfort of a dual purpose seat, with complimentary WiFi also available to keep you connected on the move. Seating capacity is available for up to 76 passengers.

However, these are not the only batch of double deckers to arrive at Gillmoss this year, with a batch of seventeen brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs for service 10A expected to arrive in the very near future.

For those interested, the details of the vehicles which have transferred are: GX59 JYS (15585), GX59 JYT (15586), GX10 HAA (15588), GX10 HAE (15589), GX10 HAO (15590), GX10 HAU (15591), GX10 HBA (15592), GX10 HBB (15593), GX10 HBC (15594), GX10 HBD (15595), GX10 HBE (15596), GX10 HBF (15597), GX10 HBG (15598) and GX10 HBH (15599).

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  • Andy D
    August 6, 2018, 9:52 pm

    Glad to see Stagecoach investing in Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs for the 10A’s, an exceptionally busy route and totally unsuitable for the smaller Enviro 300’s.

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    • Tommy @Andy D
      August 8, 2018, 8:42 pm

      We at Birkenhead depot where told these coastliner enviro 400s
      where brought up to be refurbished then used on no1 route Liverpool to Chester
      but as usaul diverted to gillmoss use
      And sod all fir no1 route so why not change route back to mill lane instead of us getting abuse off residents in Upton lane Chester

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      • James Grundy@Tommy
        August 9, 2018, 8:23 pm

        Hi Tommy,

        Rock Ferry depot is due to receive thirteen "Gold" specification Enviro400s from Stagecoach Midlands in the not too distant future

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