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Stagecoach Yorkshire

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Stagecoach Yorkshire is an operating division of Stagecoach UK Bus

It was formed in 2005 to take over the former Traction Group fleets in Yorkshire by Stagecoach Group, which took over Traction from Frank Carter on 14 December 2005; Yorkshire Traction, Yorkshire Terrier and Barnsley & District Since then the geographical coverage of the division has changed, with the divestment of services in the Huddersfield area, and the addition of Derbyshire operations from Stagecoach East Midlands The former Yorkshire Traction and Barnsley & District operations are now branded as Stagecoach Yorkshire, whilst services in Yorkshire Terrier's former area are operated as Stagecoach Sheffield, and the Derbyshire operation continues as Stagecoach in Chesterfield However, following rationalisation, services throughout the division are now registered to Yorkshire Traction

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Depots
  • 3 Fleet
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

Traction Group was formed in 1986, when Barnsley-based Yorkshire Traction was sold to its management and employees, led by Frank Carter In 2000 Sheffield-based Yorkshire Terrier was taken over along with the operations of Andrews, South Riding, Sheffield Omnibus, and Kingsman, all in Sheffield, which all competed with Mainline in the city

Barnsley & District was formed in July 1990 when Traction bought Tom Jowitt Travel of Tankersley It was enlarged in 1992 when Pride of The Road, Royston was purchased, and in 1995, when the bus operations of Globe of Barnsley were taken over

Mainline was sold to FirstGroup, became First Mainline and then First South Yorkshire It still competes with Stagecoach Yorkshire and Stagecoach Sheffield today, which brings Britain's largest two bus groups into competition with each other

Following the takeover by Stagecoach, Barnsley & District was closed and absorbed into Yorkshire Traction in July 2006, and three months later the Stagecoach in Chesterfield operation was transferred into Stagecoach Yorkshire from Stagecoach East Midlands

From Sunday 20 May 2008 the company is operating a brand new bus service across Barnsley and South Yorkshire There have been a number of changes, presented as a bid to improve the service but really major service reductions Many cross-border services into West Yorkshire have been withdrawn, especially between Barnsley and the Huddersfield areas, a former Yorkshire Traction stronghold

In May 2008, following rumours that Arriva would purchase Stagecoach's Huddersfield operations, it was announced that Centrebus Holdings would buy the division That company was a partnership between the Centrebus owner and Arriva, which held a 40% stake It is now Yorkshire Tiger, wholly owned by Arriva

Stagecoach Yorkshire division's first Stagecoach Gold service commenced on Monday 10 November 2014, operated by Stagecoach in Chesterfield and running between Sheffield, Chesterfield and Matlock

Depotsedit

  • Barnsley Wakefield Road
  • Rawmarsh Dale Road

Fleetedit

Stagecoach Yorkshire run coaches on behalf of National Express This is Caetano Levante 59205, seen in Southampton coach station, on route 310 to Bradford

Stagecoach Yorkshire's vehicles are mainly varied Traction Group was known for a lot of variety among its bus fleet; Yorkshire Traction's fleet included the unique KIRN Mogul with East Lancashire Flyte body, a large fleet of Scania buses dating back to the 1990s, which were relatively rare then, and Traction has been the only major buyer of MAN 14220s, all with East Lancs Myllennium bodies Many more rare vehicles operate in the fleet, as well as more familiar vehicles, such as Dennis Darts, with Plaxton and Alexander bodies, low-floor Dart SLFs and Volvo B6BLEs with East Lancashire Spryte bodies, plus some ex-Blazefield Volvo B10Bs and B10BLEs with Wright bodies and Alexander ALX200-bodied Volvo B6LEs

The company's last MCW Metrobuses were withdrawn in the first quarter of 20071

Terrier's fleet is a bit more standardised with East Lancashire Spryte-bodied Dennis Darts and Volvo B6BLEs, East Lancashire Myllennium-bodied DAF SB220s, a single low-floor Volvo B6 with Plaxton Pointer bodywork, and now 10 Alexander Dennis Pointer Darts More recently, 25 MAN 18240s with Alexander ALX300 bodywork joined the fleet, replacing all the remaining Alexander Dash-bodied Volvo B6s, and allowing the single low-floor Plaxton Pointer example to be cascaded first to Doncaster, then to Barnsley where it currently resides

Since Stagecoach takeover, 20 new Alexander Dennis Pointer Darts have entered service at Rawmarsh and Ecclesfield, of which 17 of the 20 are branded for routes 88, and 108/9, along with seven MCV Evolutions at Rawmarsh and 30 Alexander ALX300-bodied MAN 18240s 25 at Sheffield and the remaining 5 to Barnsley

2009 saw more vehicles added with 9 Enviro 400 based at Barnsley and branded for service 66 Barnsley - Elescar

In 2010 Sheffield received fifteen brand new Enviro 400's branded for service 88 and directly replaced the previous buses on this route, which moved on to new route 87 Lowedges - High Green More ALX 300 were transferred from Oxford and were placed into service on new service 79 Batemoor - Eccelsfield Also three Optare solos were transferred in from Preston Bus later sold to Rotala to operate new service SL2 linking the Stannington estate with the tram at Malin Bridge Rawmarsh and Barnsley received seven Enviro 200s each

In 2011 Holbrook depot received 21 Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 Hybrids for service 120 Halfway/Crystal Peaks - Royal Hallamshire Hospital/Fullwood Ecclesfield Depot received 6 Enviro 200's for the enhanced supertram Link service between Stocksbridge and Middlewood

In 2012 more Enviro 200's entered service 6 entered service in Barnsley on Townlines 1 replacing Optare Solo's These Optare Solo's were re-assigned to Holbrook depot for a new Supertram Link service between Crystal Peaks and Killamarsh Holbrook depot also received 8 Enviro 200's for service 25 between Woodhouse and Bradway In October 2012 the Sheffield Depots became partners in the Sheffield Bus Partnership Ecclesfield Depot gained service 57, Stocksbridge - Sheffield Towards the end of 2012 and into early 2013 another 19 Enviro 400 Hybrids were starting to be delivered These will be used on service 52, Woodhouse - Hillsborough When these enter service Holbrook depot will be only served by Alexander Dennis Products and 5 Optare Solo's These been E400 Hybrids, E200's and 5 Optare solo's for the SL3

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Goodbye to the double-deckers Sheffield Today by the Sheffield Star Retrieved 23 January 2007

External linksedit

  • Stagecoach in Yorkshire website
  • Stagecoach in Sheffield website
  • Travel South Yorkshire website Public transport information for South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Public transport information for West Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
  • Yorkshire Traction website Legacy website
  • Unofficial YTC website
  • Stagecoach Yorkshire Photographs

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