as at 27 July 2019
Stagecoach in Newcastle operate from two depots in the city; Slatyford in the West and Walkergate in the East. On the public facing side, these two divisions form a cohesive operation under the common name Stagecoach in Newcastle. From an operational point of view, there is also cross-over between the two depots, an obvious example being the joint operation of flagship services 62 & 63.
Walkergate operates a PVR of 88 (reducing to 85 in the university summer holidays), covered by a network of ten regular services. In addition to regular stage carriage services, Walkergate also operate occassional Services 991 & 995 (neither of which attract an increase to the overall PVR), scholars services (which require one vehicle) and also house the North East Megabus fleet. Most recently, Walkergate commenced operation of the new Seasider open top service between North Shields and Whitley Bay, not included in the PVR quoted here.
Slatyford operates a PVR of 87, covered by a network of 22 regular services, including Metrocentre Shuttle Service 100. In addition to the regular services, Slatyford also operates occassional Services 8, 68 & X79 (none of which attract an increase to the overall PVR) and scholars services (which require two vehicles).
The combined Stagecoach in Newcastle operation (excluding the Seasider and Megabus operations) therefore involves a PVR of 175 (reducing to 172 in the university summer holidays), covered by a network of 32 regular services.
Stagecoach in Newcastle network serves the majority of the city's suburbs from
Wallsend and Walker in the East to Throckley and Leazes in the West and further
afield to Ponteland and Newcastle Airport in the North and Gateshead Metrocentre
to the South.
The Walkergate fleet comprises 101 vehicles (excluding Megabus and Seasider). The total of 101 is made up of 26 Enviro400H hybrid deckers, 68 Enviro400 deckers (seven of which are the new MMC variant) and seven MAN saloons. Walkergate also have one Driver Training Vehicle; MAN 18.220 22076.
The Slatyford fleet comprises 100 vehicles. The total of 100 is comprised of 24 Enviro400 deckers (of which 17 are the new MMC variant), 29 ALX300 bodied MAN saloons, a pair of ELC Kinetic bodied MAN saloons, 18 new MMC Enviro200s, seven Enviro300 bodied single decks and 20 Enviro200 midis (on both integral and MAN 14.240 A66 chassis).
In addition, Slatyford has two Driver Training Vehicles; Volvo B10M 20553 and MAN 18.220 A69 22072.
Meet the Walkergate Fleet
Walkergate operate eight Euro 6 engined Enviro400s, one of which is on the original design 10000 and came to Newcastle via Manchester, while the remainder, 10631, 10632, 10633, 10634, 10635, 10636 and 10637 are the new MMC variant, new to Walkergate.
A batch of 26 Hybrid electric Enviro400H decekers were purchased in 2011 for Services 39 & 40: 12061, 12062, 12063, 12064, 12065, 12066, 12067, 12068, 12069, 12070, 12071, 12072, 12073, 12074, 12075, 12076, 12077, 12078, 12079, 12080, 12081, 12082, 12083, 12084, 12085 and 12086.
A total of 60 Euro 5 engined Enviro400 operate from Walkergate, spread across five batches: 19204, 19205, 19206, 19207,19208, 19209, 19210, 19211, 19212, 19213, 19214, 19215, 19216, 19217, 19218, 19219, 19379, 19380, 19381, 19382, 19383, 19384, 19385, 19386, 19387, 19388, 19389, 19430, 19431, 19432, 19433, 19434, 19435, 19436, 19438, 19439, 19440, 19441, 19442, 19443, 19444, 19445, 19446, 19645, 19646, 19647, 19670, 19671, 19672, 19673, 19674, 19675, 19676, 19677, 19678, 19679, 19680, 19681, 19682 and 19683.
Two ELC Kinetic bodied MAN 18.240s have recently transferred over from Slatyford: 22512 and 22513. In addition, Walkergate also operate five ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220s, two indigenous to Busways: active reserves 22022 and allocated 22024 together with three recent transfers from Yorkshire, 22424, 22437 and active reserve 22444.
All of the standard Enviro400s, the Kinetics and ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220s carry Stagecoach corporate livery. One Enviro400 (19385) additionally retains route branding for Club 22. Enviro400Hs 12061/62/65/67/68/71/74/76/78/81 carry a modified green and white version of the Stagecoach in Newcastle livery. Most (10633-37) of the MMC variant Enviro400s carry #BUSPEOPLE branding.
All of Walkergate's standard Enviro400's and MANs were delivered complete with the new style interior. The hybrids carry a green variation on the corporate interior. The Enviro400 MMCs carry high spec e-leather interiors.
All of the Walkergate fleet carry orange Sentence Case digital destination displays, with the exception of 22024 which retains a yellow destination display.