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Formed in 1995 as Countywide Travel with a number of vehicles from Marchwood Motorways, the firm operated from a depot near Basingstoke railway station until around 1998 when they moved to the premises of former operator Oakley Coaches in nearby Oakley. A need to vacate this second site coincided with the sale of the coaching side of the firm to Weavaway Travel from 1st October 2007, leaving the business to concentrate on their local bus operations in Basingstoke, Aldershot, Farnborough, Fleet and Reading, rebranded "Fleet Buzz". On 1st December 2011 the Fleet Buzz business was sold to Stagecoach but was not rebranded as such until 4th January 2015.
Photos of the Current Fleet
Optare Solo 51 on Bridge Street in Reading on 6 March 2010.
76 is one of two Dennis Dart SLF / Caetano Nimbus purchased from Reading Transport. It is seen here at St Mary's Butts on 28th May 2010.
34414 on 6th December 2014.
64 at Reading Station on 20 February 2009.
Photos of Former Fleet Members
Former Ford Sherpa E613 EGW at the Oakley depot on 15th February 2002. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
Iveco Mellor N305 FOR at Basingstoke Station on 20th September 2002. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
Iveco Mellor P616 LTP in Winchester wearing a ColourBus livery for Fabric Warehouse. Thanks to Terry Partridge for this photo.
LDV Convoy T696 OCR at the Oakley depot on 20th September 2002. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
LDV Convoy HJ52 OKK making a very rare appearance on route 72 on 29th October 2005.
Mercedes-Benz Vario Y113 LTF passing Reading Station on 25th September 2001.
Similar RL51 ZLN on 17th April 2002.
H186 EJF, a Caetano Optimo II at the Oakley depot on 20th September 2002. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
Marshall bodied Dennis Dart M73 AKA at St. Mary's Butts in Reading on 21st September 2001.
Similar M74 AKA at Reading Station on 17th April 2002.
MAN / East Lancs Myllennium 61 is Countywide's first low floor vehicle. It is seen not long after delivery to the Oakley depot in January 2004. Thanks to Mick Dainty for this photo.
A rear shot of the same vehicle taken moments later. Thanks to Mick Dainty for this photo.
Leyland Leopard SLJ 387X with Plaxton Supreme 4 bodywork on 20th September 2002. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
Unusual Caetano Estoril 2 bodied Bedford YMT VFB 617T at the Oakley depot on 20th September with NIB 7625 behind. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
A better view of NIB 7625, a Plaxton Paramount 3200 bodied DAF SB2305. It was originally registered F851 YJX. Thanks to Steve Oxbrow for this photo.
Ikarus 350 bodied DAF R164 GNW. Thanks to Terry Partridge for this photo.
DAF SB3000 / Ikarus 350 YJ51 EKK on rail replacement duties at Reading Station on 7th April 2007.
Dennis Dart / Alexander Dash 32623 on loan from Aldershot on 19th January 2012. Thanks to Peter Coney for this photo.
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Official website: www.fleetbuzz.co.uk