Updated to 13 May 2017
Which depot has the youngest fleet, the oldest vehicle, the most operational spare vehicles? You can find out here.
In both tables, each of the six depots which form Stagecoach North East are represented in normal typeface and depot rank is indicated in [square brackets] for relevant analyses. For ease of comparison, a combined analysis for both Newcastle depot is included in italics in each table but 'Newcastle' is not included in the ranking (this being reserved for individual depots).
The Northern and Southern divisions are summarised in bold in each table, followed by an overall summary for Stagecoach North East as a whole.
Table 1: Fleet Age
A straightforward look at the average fleet age and the two extremes - youngest & oldest.
Fleet Age Summary
Overall Sunderland operates the most youthful fleet, with the lowest average
fleet age of just 4.6 years.
Hartlepool now operates the most aged fleet, with their average fleet age standing at 9.4 years.
Hartlepool, South Shields and Sunderland operate a fleets of 04-reg or newer vehicles, while Teesside and Walkergate depots still have 03-plated vehicles in service.
Slatyford operates the youngest vehicles - 66-plate Enviro200s and a single 66-plate Enviro400 with MMC bodywork.
Hartlepool comes off worst for new vehicles, the depot's newest being 58-plate Enviro200s.
Table 2: Age, Accessibility & Capacity
comparison of spare capacity and an alterative way of looking at the
% spares (operations) reflects the percentage of the total fleet which is spare (against total PVR).
% spares (fleet) reflects the percentage of the total fleet which is spare (against total fleet).
Age & Capacity Summary
Sunderland currently has the highest total spare vehicle percentage in the North
East, aprtly due to the temporary evaluation of a coach vehicle on Service X24. Next highest spares are maintained by Walkergate.
At present, the spare vehicle proportion is similar for both the Northern and Southern divisions.
Slatyford has the lowest proportion of spare vehicles in the North East.
Slatyford have the most vehicles over 10 years of age, with 27 vehicles (representing 29.0% of their fleet) being over a decade old. Hartlepool now have the next highest proportion, with almost one in three of their fleet being aged 10 years or older.
South Shields has the lowest proportion of vehicles over 10 years old.
Less than one in seven of the total Stagecoach North East fleet are now aged 10 years or older.