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February 2010

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21-02-10:

  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: YN59 BXY/Z have been named Bob and Toff. Three further examples are also on order. Thanks to Buses magazine for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 33651/2 have lost their branding for route 10 in favour of fleet livery. 47316 went on loan from Oxford to Banbury on 16th to run a roadworks shuttle service on route 59A on 17-19th. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. 16510-12 have now been delivered. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Arrivals at Leamington from Manchester are 16768/82, two of several Volvo Olympians due in the near future to replace the remaining Leyland Olympians in the fleet.

15-02-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 726 is confirmed on loan to The Green Bus today, whilst 721 was at Newbury on 13th and 731 in Reading today. 729 is the only other one unaccounted for, so may be the third one that went on loan to The Green Bus last week.

13-02-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1102 and 1111 have lost their ethanol branding, so are assumed to be the fourth and fifth vehicles converted to diesel. 725 has returned from The Green Bus with 708-713, 722-5/7/8 all confirmed in Reading today.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 15609-20 will be registered OU10 BHA/D/E, BFZ, BGE/F/K/O/V/X/Y/Z. Thanks to Stuart Martin for this. Presumably the vehicle reported as BAJ is actually similar sounding BHA.

12-02-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Three Spectras have gone to The Green Bus, Birmingham including 725 which was present there in full Reading livery by 10th. 1103 and two further ethanol buses have been converted to diesel, making a total of five.
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: Delivered on 5th were two new ADL Enviro 200s YX59 BXY/Z. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: OU05 AWJ had received Countywide Skyrider lettering by 9th
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Optare Delta mobile classroom conversion 26035 transferred from Lincoln to Oxford yesterday for ticket machine training. 31320 transferred from Banbury to Oxford today with reserve 31361/2 continuing to see service to allow for school duplicates and repaints, and now this transfer. Reserve 31365 has been off the road since 29th October 2009.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18135 is currently having its route S1/S2 branding and MegaRear removed. New at Oxford is Ford Transit YB59 PUX to replace 95081 which will depart on Monday. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. The first of the 12 new Scania N230UD / ADL Enviro 400s for Witney have started to arrive at the local Scania dealership, with the first registered OU10 BAJ present by 10th. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this. Three more were present by 11th. When leaving the dealership all 12 will be stored at the Oxford parking site pending allocation to Witney from 28th March.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 17054 has transferred from Stratford to reserve, 20216 from driver training to ordinary service at Rugby, 20220 from reserve to service at Stratford, 31325 from Rugby to reserve, 47510 from reserve to service at Leamington and 47511 from Leamington to reserve.

04-02-10:

  • Reading Transport East Lancs Olympuses: 839 was actually back in service by 28th January. Thanks to John Wheeler for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18132 has lost its MegaRear S is forů staying late, 18136 S is for... staying late and 18137 MegaRear: S is forů success all in favour of fleet livery pending replacement from 28th March when 15609-20 are now expected to enter service. Most of the side and internal branding has been removed from these vehicles as well. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. It is also now confirmed that 18396/7 will be withdrawn rather than ousting 18198/9 from Oxford which will remain in service.

03-02-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 839 returned from repaint into dark green last week but had not re-entered service by 1st Feb. 839 was followed by 849 which had returned by 1st February, and 848 is currently away. 849 was back in service today. 1004 is being prepared for repaint into Vitality livery next week, and is to be followed by 1003 the week after. 1001/2 will not however be done at this moment in time. 1103 is to be the third vehicle converted from ethanol to diesel.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 42417 has lost its ColourBus livery for Lakes Panasonic. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.

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