Reading Transport ColourBuses

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ColourBus liveries are all-over advertisements on buses, which involve painting the whole bus, and sometimes special contra-vision material over the windows. There are also MegaRears in the fleet where only the rear of the bus is painted.

This page contains details (and photos of most) of the different ColourBus liveries applied to Reading's buses since the first in 1990.

Current ColourBuses

Scania OmniDekka 801 Vodafone 4G
Applied April 2015
 
Scania OmniDekka 804: Vodafone 4G
Applied January 2015, front amended April 2015

804 on 1 April 2015

Scania ND230 / East Lancs Olympus 861: Rugby in Berkshire
Applied 24th July 2015, amended 19th July 2016

861 on 1 August 2015

Scania OmniCity 1107: Reading College
Applied approx 14th September 2014

1107 on 11 October 2014

Scania OmniCity 1114: Alzheimer's Society
Applied January 2016

1114 on 4 June 2016 1114 on 4 June 2016

Former ColourBuses

Leyland Olympian 11: Radio 210
August 1991 (amended to Radio 2-TEN August 1993) to February 1996.
 
Leyland Olympian 11: Reading Chronicle Jobs
February 1996 to April/May (?) 1999

011 in May 1998 (26509 bytes)

Leyland Olympian 15: Smith's Security Systems / Local Community Police
December 1991 to October 1996

015 in April 1996 (18979 bytes)

Leyland Olympian 15: Safer Reading Campaign
October 1996 until November 2001

15 in November 1997 (19716 bytes)

Leyland Titan 72: Lafford and Leavey (First ever commercially sponsored ColourBus in fleet)
October 1990 to April 1994

072 from W Ball Collection (19014 bytes)

Leyland Titan 72: National Westminster Bank Mortgage Services
April 1994 to December 1996

072 in May 1994 from W Ball Collection (24070 bytes)

Leyland Titan 74: EyeSite Optometrists
November 1990 to November 1994

074 from W Ball Collection (21148 bytes)

Leyland Olympian 85: Thames Valley Auto Trader
June 1996 to ? 1998

085 in October 1997 (16472 bytes)

Leyland Olympian 87: Thames Valley Auto Trader
July 1991 to July 1996
 
MCW Metrobus Mk I 185: Saab Reading
June 1991 to February 1995

185 from W Ball Collection (23093 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk I 185: Reading Chronicle
February 1995 to June / July 1999

185 in February 1998 (23178 bytes)

MCW Metrobus 186: ComTel
? to approx September 1999

186 in January 1999 (30089 bytes)

Optare StarRider 208: Newbury & Thatcham Chronicle Jobs
February 1996 to ? 1999

208 in April 1998 (20743 bytes)

Leyland National Mk I 344: ComTel
? 1997 to May 1999

344 in March 1998 (24658 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk II 457: John Nike Sports Complex
November 1995 until January 2003

457 in November 1997 (24971 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk II 457: John Nike Sports Complex (Second Version)
January 2003 until sold in December 2007

457 on 1 February 2003 (45826 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk II 458: Randstad Employment Bureau

July 1995 until November 1996

458 in October 1996 (20811 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk II 465: Reading Football Club
April 2006 until withdrawn 24th February 2008

465 on 1 May 2006 (59248 bytes)

MCW Metribus Mk II 466: Utopia Discoteque
September 2000 until December 2001

466 in September 2000 (20910 bytes)

MCW Metrobus Mk II 468: Reading Chronicle Leisure
March 1997 to March (?) 1999

468 in April 1997 (22086 bytes)

Optare Delta 508: Tesco's Henley store
March 1996 to ?

508 in July 1997.jpg (15091 bytes)

Optare Delta 520: Leighton's Opticians
February 2002 until June 2002

520 on 11 April 2002 (39514 bytes)

Optare Delta 520: Leighton's Opticians (modified version)
June 2002 until January 2004

520 on 3 July 2002 (45160 bytes)

Bristol VRT/SL3 530: Radio 210 Classic Gold
July 1993 until September 1995 (when the vehicle was withdrawn)
 
MCW Metrorider 605: Leighton's Opticians (First minibus ColourBus in fleet)
September 1995 until January 1999 (when the vehicle was withdrawn)

605 in April 1998 (18104 bytes)

Optare MetroRider Mk I 609: Leighton's Opticians
September 1995 until October 2001

609 in June 1998 (15879 bytes)

Dennis Dart 605: Southern Electric
October 2008 until September 2009

605 on 20 January 2009

Optare Spectra 712: B&Q
March 2007 until 4th October 2008

712 on 15 May 2007 (71467 bytes)

Optare Spectra 712: Southern Electric
4th October 2008 until September 2009

712 on 9 March 2009

Optare Spectra 726: Southern Electric
4th October 2008 until September 2009

726 on 13 October 2008

Optare Spectra 738: NightTrack - Let nighttrack take you there and back
July 2002 until December 2006

738 on 6 August 2002 (59136 bytes)

Scania OmniDekka 801: Reading Football Club
August 2012 until June 2013

801&802 on 27 August 2012

Scania OmniDekka 802: Vodafone Freebees
September 2012 until 21st July 2013

802 on 30 March 2013

Scania OmniDekka 804: Vodafone Freebees
September 2012 until January 2015

804 on 21 September 2013

Thanks to James Cusworth for this photo.

Scania ND230 / East Lancs Olympus 861: Vodafone Freebees
August 2012 until 21st July 2013

861 on 27 August 2012

Optare Excel 931: Reading Buses 'Look Again' Family 5
December 2007 until withdrawn August 2008

931 on 15 December 2007

Optare Excel 932: Reading Buses 'Look Again' Busabout 3
January 2008 until withdrawn August 2008

932 on 16 february 2008

Optare Excel 933: Reading Buses 'Look Again' Busabout 3
February 2008 until withdrawn August 2008

933 on 5 April 2008

Optare Excel 934: Reading Buses 'Look Again' 1.50 single
November 2007 until withdrawn August 2008

934 on 15 December 2007

Optare Excel 935: Reading Buses 'Look Again' 1.50 single
November 2007 until withdrawn August 2008

935 on 7 November 2007

Optare Excel 936: Reading Buses 'Look Again' Family 5
December 2007 until withdrawn August 2008

936 & 931 on 15 December 2007

Optare Excel2 963: Trunkwell
July 2008 until October 2009

963 on 26 August 2008

Scania OmniCity 1114: Launch Pad
27th January 2014 until 26th January 2015

1114 on 10 March 2014 1114 on 10 March 2014

Scania OmniCity 1114: Alzheimer's Society
26th January 2015 until January 2016

1114 on 7 March 2015 1114 on 7 March 2015

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