enviro  200 

Various

Like Dennis Darts Diamond Bus has never purchased a new Enviro 200. All the current vehicles of this type have in the main been acquired with the recent purchases of fellow operators Hanson’s of Wordsley and Central Buses. These vehicles have entered the Diamond bus fleet still in their former owner’s livery but with Diamond bus fleet names added. The one exception to this is KX07OOW which has been in the Diamond Bus fleet since 2011. Initially the vehicle operated from the former Long Acre depot under the Central Connect license but as the company was merged with Diamond Bus the vehicle ended up at their Tividale depot. This vehicle has operated alongside mainly Volvo B7 vehicles on the key commercial routes such as the service 16 and 50 in Birmingham.  On 24th April 2022 Rotala acquired the Claribel Coaches operation when a further E200  joined their fleet number 20533. With the purchase of the Johnson's bus operation in May 2022 7 ADL E200's joined the Diamond bus fleet.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
MX61BAV 20533 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR5AGY11776 B29F Tividale
KX07OOW 30929 ADL E200 SFD321AR16G10195 B37F Withdrawn 5/23 - Sold to Deluxe Coaches 5/23

20512/24/30-2/21101-4

With the purchase of the bus operations of Hanson's Local Bus on Sunday 25th February 2018 a number of Enviro 200 vehicles joined the Diamond Bus fleet. These were of both the short and long wheel base varieties. All entered the Diamond Bus fleet in Hanson's Local Bus livery but with Diamond Bus fleet names added. Repainting took around a year to complete by which time a number of the vehicles had been returned Minstral who owned all of the vehicles at the time they entered the Diamond Bus fleet.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
KX57OWM 20512 ADL E200 SFD111AR17GY1050 B29F Withdrawn and sold 1/21
YX09HZB 20524 ADL E200 SFD151AR28GY11070 B29F Withdrawn 12/23 and sold 12/23 to Wigley's for scrap
KX57OWK 20530 ADL E200 SFD111AR17GY10499 B29F Withdrawn 7/23 sold to Wigleys  7/23
KX57OWO 20531 ADL E200 SFD111AR17GY10501 B29F Withdrawn 7/23 sold to Wigleys  7/23
KX57OWP 20532 ADL E200 SFD111AR17GY10502 B29F Withdrawn 7/23 sold to Wigleys  7/23
KX59CZH 21101 ADL E200 B29F Kidderminster
MK10YOC 21102 ADL E200 SFD1A1AR5AGY11636 B29F Kidderminster
YY15NHX 21103 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR6FGY14934 B29F Withdrawn 3/20 returned to Minstral 7/20
YX65RHA 21104 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR6FGY15063 B29F Withdrawn 3/20 - returned to Minstral 11/20

21105-7,30962-6/71/5/6/7/31102

With the purchase of the bus operations of Central Buses on Sunday 25th February 2018 a number of Enviro 200 vehicles joined the Diamond Bus fleet. These were of both the short and long wheel base varieties. All entered the Diamond Bus fleet in Central Buses livery but with Diamond Bus fleet names added. Repainting took around a year to complete by which time a number of the vehicles had moved to the Diamond Bus North West operation.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
BU12LJL 21105 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR6CGY13016 B29F Tamworth
BU12LJN 21106 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR6CGY13018 B29F Withdrawn 10/23 sold to Wigleys for scrap 12/23
BU12LJV 21107 ADL E200 SFD1D1AR6CGY12956 B29F Kidderminster
BU12LJO 30962 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6CGY13037 B39F Moved to Diamond NW - Now with Go North West as 4031
YX63ZXK 30964 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6DGY13940 B39F Kidderminster
YX63ZXL 30965 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6DGY13941 B39F Tividale
YX64VLZ 30966 ADL E200 SFD8E1AR6EGY14176 B33F Kidderminster
SK15GYA 30971 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6FGY14912 B39F Moved to Diamond NW - Now with Go North West as 4032
YJ16YJH 30975 ADL E200 SFD7S1AR6GGY15618 B39F Moved to Diamond NW - Now with Go North West as 4033
YJ16YJJ 30976 ADL E200 SFD7S1AR6GGY15619 B39F Moved to Diamond NW  - Now with Go North West as 4036
YJ16YJK 30977 ADL E200 SFD7S1AR6GGY15620 B39F Moved to Diamond NW - Now with Go North West as 4037
YY15NHO 31102 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6FGY14946 B37F Moved to Hallmark 7/19 and then Diamond NW 9/19

30700/2//7/8/9/14

During May and June 2009 Arriva London took delivery of 19 Dennis Dart single deck vehicles that took the fleet numbers ENL30-49. They were delivered as dual door vehicles and were used on a variety of Transport for London contracts. During 2021 the vehicles were sold to the Go Goodwins Group after the vehicles had been converted to a single door layout. With the letting of the first bus franchises in Manchester there has been some fall out amongst the existing bus operators. including the sudden closure of the little Gem operation. This operator stopped running and went into voluntary liquation on Friday 26th April 2023.  The company been been in  difficulties  for some time. The company was owned by the Goodwin family and was a separate business to their Little Gem is a separate company to Go Goodwins Group and Mayne Coaches operations which are still in business.  Fortunately for Rotala the Little Gem operation had been running from a depot opposite to their Diamond Bus Eccles depot which needs enlarging or replacing to accommodate the franchised work they are taking on from September 2023. Rotala both purchased the Little Gem depot and 14 vehicles all of which have been retrofitted to Euro VI emission standards. To meet the requirement of all vehicles in the West Midlands being of Euro VI emission standards  the acquired vehicles were moved to the West Midlands.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
LJ09KPA 30700 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11163 B29F Tividale
LJ09KPO 30702 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11171 B29F Tividale
LJ09KOX 30707 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11151 B29F Withdrawn 1/24 Sold to Wrigleys for scrap 1/24
LJ09KPE 30708 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11164 B29F Withdrawn 1/24
LJ09KPF 30709 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11165 B29F Tividale
LJ09KPX 30714 ADL E200 SFD551AR49GY11145 B29F Tividale

30710-3

During October 2009 Travel London took delivery of 13 Denis Darts for use on Transport for London contracts. The vehicles were built to a dual door layout.  With the sale of the National Express bus operation s in London to Abellio in 2010.  During 2021 the vehicles were sold to the Go Goodwins Group after the vehicles had been converted to a single door layout.  With the letting of the first bus franchises in Manchester there has been some fall out amongst the existing bus operators. including the sudden closure of the little Gem operation. This operator stopped running and went into voluntary liquation on Friday 26th April 2023.  The company been been in  difficulties  for some time. The company was owned by the Goodwin family and was a separate business to their Little Gem is a separate company to Go Goodwins Group and Mayne Coaches operations which are still in business.  Fortunately for Rotala the Little Gem operation had been running from a depot opposite to their Diamond Bus Eccles depot which needs enlarging or replacing to accommodate the franchised work they are taking on from September 2023. Rotala both purchased the Little Gem depot and 14 vehicles all of which have been retrofitted to Euro VI emission standards. To meet the requirement of all vehicles in the West Midlands being of Euro VI emission standards  the acquired vehicles were moved to the West Midlands.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
YX59BYJ 30710 ADL E200 SFD5A1AR59GY11366 B29F Tividale
YX59BYP 30711 ADL E200 SFD5A1AR59GY11372 B29F Tividale
YX59BYM 30712 ADL E200 SFD5A1AR59GY11369 B29F Tividale
YX59BYN 30713 ADL E200 SFD5A1AR59GY11370  B29F Tividale

31416-22

With the purchase of the bus operations of Johnson's of Henley in Arden from 29th May 2022 seven further E200 single deck vehicles joined the Diamond Bus fleet. All seven had  been purchased new by Johnson's as they gained various TfWM and Warwickshire County Council contracts  All seven were allocated to Redditch on the transfer of the operations and initially were used on the Johnson's services that had been acquired.  With the loss of the Warwickshire County Council contracts from the end of July 2022 the vehicles have seen use on the Redditch town bus services.  By September 2022 3146/7/8/22 had been transferred to Burton on Trent and the remaining 3 to Kiddrminster

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
YY15NJJ 31416 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6FGY14959 B39F Kidderminster
YY15NJF 31417 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6FGY14957 B39F Burton on Trent
YY15NJK 31418 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6FGY14960 B39F Burton on Trent
YY16YLK 31419 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6GGY15503 B39F Kidderminster
YY16YLL 31420 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6GGY15504 B39F Kidderminster
SN66WKA 31421 ADL E200 SFD751AR6GGY15523 B39F Kidderminster
SN66WJZ 31422 ADL E200 SFD751AR6GGY15522 B39F Burton on Trent

31423-33

With the purchase of Midland Classic on  3rd August 2022 this brought another 11 E200 single deck vehicles into the  Diamond Bus fleet. Unlike  the vehicles that entered the fleet from Johnson's these vehicles had not  all been purchased new by Midland Classic. The oldest five all 12 plate vehicles are dual door and started life in London on red bus contracts. The other six are single door examples  and were a mixture of new and nearly new vehicles when they joined the Midland Classic fleet. All 11 joined the Diamond bus fleet at the Burton on Trent depot.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
YX12AYZ 31423 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6BGY32766 B31D Withdrawn 11/23 due to extensive accident damage
YX12AKK 31424 ADL E200 SFD7E1AR6BGY32771 B31D Burton on Trent
YX12DJE 31425 ADL E200 SFD5D1AR6CGY32974 B29D Burton on Trent
YX12DJD 31426 ADL E200 SFD5D1AR6CGY32973 B29D Burton on Trent
YX12AZW 31427 ADL E200 SFD5D1AR6CGY32971 B29D Burton on Trent
KW14MCL 31428 ADL E200 SFDA7EBAR6EGY1427 B29D Burton on Trent
JB14MCL 31429 ADL E200 SFDA7EBAR6EGY1270 B39F Burton on Trent
JB64MCL 31430 ADL E200 SFD8E1AR6EGY14482 B39F Burton on Trent
YY67USO 31431 ADL E200 SFD7S1AR6HGY16291 B39F Burton on Trent
YY67USF 31432 ADL E200 SFD8S1AR6HGY6481  B39F Burton on Trent
YY67USB 31433 ADL E200 SFD8S1AR6HGY16415 B39F Burton on Trent