Dennis Enviro 300

300 SN54HXG & 317 SN08AAF

SN54HXG is an Alexander Dennis Enviro demonstrator. The vehicle was actually built by Transbus and entered service in January 2005. The vehicle entered service with First at Worcester on Friday 9th June 2006. It is in the fleet whilst warranty work is carried out by Alexander Dennis on the existing First fleet. SN54HXG is normally used on service 44 (Worcester Royal Hospital & Malvern). The vehicle was withdrawn in late July 2006. On February 11th 2009 a further Alexander Dennis Enviro demonstrator arrived at Worcester. The vehicle entered service at Worcester on Friday 13th February 2009 and was returned back to Alexander Dennis the following month.

Registration Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service with FMR

Date Withdrawn

SN54HXG

Transbus Enviro E300 3092/5

B42F

9th June 2006

August 2006

SN08AAF

Transbus Enviro E300 

B42F

13th February 2009

March 2009

67600 SN53KKY  

In November  2003 Firstgroup took delivery of a Transbus Enviro as a group demonstrator vehicle. The vehicle is a 46-seater and has high back dual purpose seats. is 12.7 metres in length which has proved to be problematic as it was initially allocated to the Bath deport of First Avon and Somerset as the company had plans to take delivery of a batch of the vehicles. However the length of the vehicle proved a problem and to keep it out of harms way it was soon moved to First Manchester. Other than the four vehicles for Herefordshire services (see below 67601-4) Firstgroup did not place any vehicle orders with Transbus due more to the fact that the company went into receivership in the Summer of 2004. As part of a rescue package the bus manufacturing and the Dennis chassis building interests passed to a new company called Alexander Dennis which has it's head office at the former Alexander factory in Scotland. The new company has now started producing the Enviro buses once again and Firstgroup has now placed an order for a number of the vehicles for their First Wyvern subsidiary. In readiness for these vehicles 67600 was transferred to Worcester from First Rouchdale in November 2004 for use mainly as a driver type trainer.  As a number of the new vehicles are to be allocated to Redditch 67600 moved to Redditch from 15th December 2004  for use as a driver type trainer. Whilst the vehicle was reallocated to Redditch as a driver type trainer it has been used in service though the digital destination blind equipment has not been recoded for Redditch destinations. During the last week of March 2005 67600 moved back to Worcester Garage in exchange for 67601. In September 2005 67600 moved back to Redditch for use on the service 51 route. This is one of few routes it can be used on in Redditch that don't involve negotiating speed bumps which because of length of the vehicle it grounds on them thus damaging the bus. Redditch garage had at time on where enough low floor vehicle to run the town network which has caused complaints from residents on the Batchley estate (route 51) and so 67600 is kept on this route thus ensuring at least 50% of journeys on the route are operated by a low floor vehicle. 67600 now has a working digital destination blind. Route branding for service 51 orange line was added to this vehicle on 25th June 2006. With the sale of Redditch and Kidderminster garages to Rotala in March 2013 67600 was placed in store at Hereford Garage. The vehicle stayed there until Wednesday 12th March 2014 when it was transferred to First Bristol for preparation to re=enter service

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

SN53KKY

67600

Transbus Enviro E300 3011/1

DP46F

Nov-03

Sold to First Bristol 12th March 2014

Barbie3 (6/08)

Livery Key :  Barbie 3 - is the new corporate Firstgroup livery for all vehicles which is a modified version of the original Barbie livery (The dates in brackets are when the vehicle was last repainted).

67601- 4  VX53VJV/Z,VX53VKA/B

In partnership with Hereford Council First Wyvern has continued the investment in new vehicles for their Hereford Garage by the purchase of a number of Transbus Enviro 300 vehicles. They are primarily for use on the services 419/420 between Hereford and Worcester. The first two vehicles VX53VKA/B were delivered to Worcester Garage on 24th January 2004 for preparation for service at Hereford Garage. These vehicles are short wheelbase versions of the Enviro which are normally 46-seaters. However, in line with Firstgroup policy a number of seats have been sacrificed to give passengers more leg room. VX53VKA has taken the fleet number 422 now 67603) and has been prepared for service at Worcester with the fitting of a ticket machine mount, cash trays and various stickers such as legal lettering and fleet numbers. By Thursday 29th January 2004 422 (now 67603) had move to Hereford Garage for driver and engineering  training. A third vehicle VX53VJZ (which is to be initially 421 and now 67602) arrived at Worcester Garage on Friday 30th January 2004 for preparation for service at Hereford Garage. The last of this quartet of new vehicles for Hereford arrived on Tuesday 3rd February 2004 at Worcester Garage. This vehicle carries the rather appropriate fleet number 420 (now 67601) as it will spend much of its time together with sister vehicles operating the service 420 between Hereford and Worcester. All four vehicles entered service at Hereford Garage on Friday 6th February 2004. Following the reduction in frequency of the services 419 and 420 in September 2004 67601 was reallocated to Worcester for use on the service 363. During the last week of March 2005 67601 moved  to Redditch Garage in exchange for 67600. With the service changes in Worcester in September 2005 67601 moved back to Worcester Garage. With the introduction of the new double deckers in November 2015 67601-4 were withdrawn and sold to First PMT. 67601 went during November 2015 to allow for driver and engineering training to take place.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Old Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

VX53VJV

67601

420

Transbus Enviro 300

B44F

6th Feb 04

Withdrawn 12th Nov 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3 (12/07)

VX53VJZ

67602

421

Transbus Enviro 300

B44F

6th Feb 04

Withdrawn 4th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3 (12/07)

VX53VKA

67603

422

Transbus Enviro 300

B44F

6th Feb 04

Withdrawn 4th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3 (10/07)

VX53VKB

67604

423

Transbus Enviro 300

B44F

6th Feb 04

Withdrawn 4th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3 (11/07)

Livery Key :  Barbie 3 - is the new corporate Firstgroup livery for all vehicles which is a modified version of the original Barbie livery (The dates in brackets are when the vehicle was last repainted).

67631-51  VX54MOV/MPE/O/U-W/Y/Z/MRO/U/V/Y/Z/MSO/U/Y

In November 2004 Firstgroup announced a major vehicle order for a total of 125 new low floor buses from Alexander Dennis at a total cost of 15M. As part of the order First Wyvern are to receive a total of 46 new vehicles which include thirty five Enviro 300 single deck vehicles.  These are all of the Enviro vehicles ordered by Firstgroup and represent the largest order for such vehicles to date. On 14th December 2004 First Wyvern started to take delivery of their second batch of production Enviro vehicles this time built by Alexander Dennis rather than the now defunct Transbus. The vehicles are built as 44-seaters with space for both one wheelchairs and pushchairs and are fitted though not working with real time information displays inside the vehicle. Numerically the first 67631 has been delivered in all over red livery as this vehicle will carry a version of the old Midland Red livery to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Midland Red company in 2004. 67631 arrived at Worcester on Wednesday 14th December with 67632 joining it a day later. Both 67631 and 67632 moved to Redditch on 16th December and are being used a static driver type trainers at Redditch alongside sister vehicle 67600.  67600 is being used to do the actual type training with the production vehicles being made available as there are a number of detail differences in the driver cab layout. 67631/3 entered service at Redditch on Tuesday 4th January 2005. After a couple of weeks in service  67631 (VX54MOV) had Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus (BMMO) style fleet names and fleet numbers added to its plain red livery in recognition of the 100th anniversary of what was better know as Midland Red. Enviro's 67646 and 67648 entered service at Evesham on Saturday 5th February 2005 and became the first new buses to enter service at Evesham since BVP773V in 1980! The remainder of the Evesham vehicles entered service over the next few days replacing Dennis Lance vehicles one for one which in turn moved to Redditch to replace Leyland Lynx vehicles. 67642 was hit head on in Lower Quinton in Warwickshire by a van during February 2007 and was off the road being repaired from then until June 2009.  There must have been something not right with either the van or the driver as the van driver and his mate disappeared before the police arrived telling the First driver (who was not injured other than being shocked) that they were going to look for a phone!  

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

VX54MOV

67631

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/1

B44F

04-Jan-05

Withdrawn 11th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(8/07)

VX54MPE

67632

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/2

B44F

07-Jan-05

Withdrawn 11th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(7/08)

VX54MPO

67633

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/3

B44F

04-Jan-05

Withdrawn 11th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(7/08)

VX54MPU

67634

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/4

B44F

07-Jan-05

Withdrawn 11th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(11/08)

VX54MPV

67635

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/5

B44F

12-Jan-05

Withdrawn 11th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(11/08)

VX54MPW

67636

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/6

B44F

12-Jan-05

Withdrawn 16th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(11/08)

VX54MPY

67637

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/7

B44F

18-Jan-05

Withdrawn 24th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(12/08)

VX54MPZ

67638

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/8

B44F

18-Jan-05

Withdrawn 24th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3

VX54MRO

67639

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/9

B44F

18-Jan- 05

Withdrawn 24th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(1/09)

VX54MRU

67640

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/10

B44F

18-Jan-05

Withdrawn 24th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3 (2/09)

VX54MRV

67641

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/11

B44F

12-Jan-05

Withdrawn 24th Dec 2015 and sold to First PMT

Barbie3(12/08)

VX54MRY

67642

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/12

B44F

Jan-05

Withdrawn 2nd August 2016 and sold to First PMT 

Barbie3 (5/09)

VX54MSO

67643

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/13

B44F

Feb-05

Withdrawn November 2016 and sold to First PMT 

Barbie3

VX54MSU

67644

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/14

B44F

Feb-05

Withdrawn 2/3/13 and sold to Diamond Bus

Barbie3

VX54MSY

67645

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/15

B44F

Feb-05

Withdrawn 2/3/13 and sold to Diamond Bus

Barbie3(7/08)

VX54MTE

67646

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/16

B44F

05-Feb-05

Withdrawn 2/3/13 and sold to Diamond Bus

Barbie3(7/08)

VX54MTF

67647

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/17

B44F

Feb-05

Withdrawn April 2017 and sold to First PMT 

First Urban with Pink front (08/16)

VX54MTJ

67648

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/18

B44F

05-Feb-05

Withdrawn 19th April 2017 and sold to First PMT 

Barbie3(12/08)

VX54MTK

67649

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/19

B44F

07-Feb-05

Withdrawn April 2017 and sold to First PMT 

Barbie3

VX54MTO

67650

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/20

B44F

07-Feb-05

Worcester

First Urban with Pink front (10/16)

VX54MTU

67651

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4301/21

B44F

08-Feb-05

Worcester

First Urban with Pink front (11/16)

Livery Key :  Barbie 3 - is a modified version of the original Barbie livery & New Urban is the latest version of the corporate livery , Midland Red - 1960's Midland Red livery (The dates in brackets are when the vehicle was last repainted).

Vehicles 67634-44 had branding for "Get around Redditch". This branding was removed during early June 2008. The branding is applied to the windows on the side and rear of the vehicles in the latest corporate style and is used to promote daily, weekly and monthly discount tickets.

67652-64  VX05LVS/T/U/V/W/Y/Z/LWC-H

On Monday 2nd May 2005 First Wyvern started to take delivery of the remaining members of the 34 new Alexander Dennis Enviro vehicles in the shape of 67659-61 (VX05LWC/D/E). (35th vehicle in the order being 67600 which had only been a First Group demonstrator). These were followed by 67662/3 (VX05LWF/G) on Wednesday 4th May 2005. A further seven 67652-8 vehicles were initially stored at First Leicester. However, 67656-8 moved to First Wyvern on Wednesday 25th May 2005. All vehicles entered service at Worcester/Kidderminster Garages on the 12/13 June 2005 for use of the service 144 (Birmingham and Worcester) jointly operated by Kidderminster and Worcester garages and on the service 44 (County Hall & Malvern via Worcester City Centre) operated by Worcester garage. The latter service was extended to County Hall from the City Centre with the introduction of the new vehicles to replace the existing service 28. Whilst all the vehicles entered passenger service in June 2005 67656-64 were licensed in May 2005 for use on driver familiarisation. To prepare for bus service revisions in Worcester from 5th September 2005 67652 and 67653 were repainted into the new "Worcester Express" livery for the new circular services round the City which are linked to the Worcester North Park and Ride and the whole batch of vehicles were transferred to Worcester. At the same time the frequency of service 144 was increased to every 20 minutes. 67654 (VX05LVU) has had a modified engine fitted that meets euro4 standard (the remaining Enviro vehicle engines meet euro3 standard). As part of the modification a second fuel tank has been fitted for a fuel additive, which is refined from sheep urine. The urine is collected by the fertiliser industry from farm waste and refined into pure urea. Ammonia from the urea reacts with nitrous oxides in the exhaust, and converts then to nitrogen gas and water, which is released as steam. Following the loss of the contract for Worcester North Park and Ride from 25th February 2008 both 67652 and 67653 were repainted back into standard Barbie3 livery.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

VX05LVS

67652

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/7

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (2/08)

VX05LVT

67653

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/8

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (3/08)

VX05LVU

67654

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/9

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (2/09)

VX05LVV

67655

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/10

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (2/09)

VX05LVW

67656

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/11

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (2/09)

VX05LVY

67657

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/12

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

First Urban with Pink front (1/17)

VX05LVZ

67658

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/13

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (3/09)

VX05LWC

67659

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/1

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

First Urban with Pink front (12/16)

VX05LWD

67660

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/2

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (4/09)

VX05LWE

67661

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/3

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (6/09)

VX05LWF

67662

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/4

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Barbie3 (6/09)

VX05LWG

67663

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/5

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

First Urban with Pink front (09/16)

VX05LWH

67664

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 4302/6

B44F

12 Jun 05

Worcester

Midland Red (09/14)

Livery Key :  Barbie 3 - is a modified version of the original Barbie livery & New Urban is the latest version of the corporate livery, Midland Red - 1960's Midland Red livery  (The dates in brackets are when the vehicle was last repainted).

67665/99 FN08AZZ/ PT59JPT

With the need for more vehicles as both the Alexender bodied Volvo B7 single deckers were transferred to other group operators and a need to remove the none DDA compliant vehicles the opportunity was taken to acquire a further two second hand Dennis Enviro 300. These came from the now defunct Premier fleet in Nottingham FN08AZZ is basically has the same  bodywork as the remainder of the Enviro 300 fleet. Whereas PT59JPT has the more recent version of the Alexander Dennis bodywork for Enviro 300 vehicles. Both vehicles were painted into the latest version of the First livery before entering service at Worcester 

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

FN08AZZ

67665

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 SFD121AR26GG10283

B44F

18th September 2013

Worcester

New Barbie

(8/13)

PT59JPT

67699

Alexander Dennis Enviro E300 SFD161AR29GG30413

B44F

19th September 2013

Worcester

New Barbie

(8/13)

 

Livery Key :  Barbie 3 - is a modified version of the original Barbie livery & New Urban is the latest version of the corporate livery (The dates in brackets are when the vehicle was last repainted).