Updated to 28 October 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 5.0 years.
Hartlepool operates the most aged fleet, with their average fleet age standing at 8.5 years.
Hartlepool operate a fleet of 08-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 61-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
Hartlepool has the highest total spare vehicle percentage in the North
Walkergate has the lowest proportion of spare vehicles in the North East.
Slatyford have the most vehicles over 10 years of age, with 31 vehicles (representing almost a third of their fleet) being over a decade old. Teesside have the next highest proportion, with one in five of their fleet being aged 10 years or older.
Hartlepool now have no vehicles over 10 years old.
Around one in eight of the total Stagecoach North East fleet are now aged 10 years or older.