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February 2013

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 708-13 are to be replaced by six Dennis Tridents from Lothian Buses - three just after Easter and three in the summer.


  • News Page: Thames Travel Reorganise with photo of 419 from Graham Low
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 107, 108 and 117 went away to Hants & Dorset trim for repaint on 26th January. Since then 108 has been converted to single door. Thanks to David Smith, Craig and Mike for this. 361/9 were in service by 22nd leaving just 363 to be seen. 368/9 do not carry Electricity branding in addition to 366. Thanks to Graham Low for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: Van OV54 GWJ has been withdrawn for scrap. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: A new addition is FJ57 CYY which has been reregistered YUE 338 as the Oxford United team coach. The previous YUE 338, plus TIL 5975 and TIL 9262 have been withdrawn for scrap. N179 LHU has been upseated to C70F. C16/19/20 TCL and N172/80 LHU have been repainted black with South Midland fleetnames from Tappins orange & white. 653 GBU has been reregistered B10 MDT, C10 TCL to B10 MFT, C13 TCL to B10 MLT, C15 TCL to B10 MWT and 461 XPB to B10 MBT. These have gained Southern Railroad Company fleetnames. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Two new Optare Versas are due for Newbury & District shortly. N180 LHU has been upseated to C70F, with N179/80 LHU to be reregistered NBZ/NDZ 70 with 'Class of 70' lettering. RIL 5261 and TIL 1184 have also been withdrawn. Thanks to Dave Wilder for this.


  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 33817 was on loan from Stagecoach South by 8th. Thanks to Julian Walker for this.




  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: YJ62 FMD is plain white, FYF has now arrived wearing blue and white for routes 4 and 239, and finally FYH has arrived and is plain white for any route. White FCC is not restricted to route 4. The standard width Solo SRs are all M890s rather than M950s. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 65725 has returned to Slough from loan to Bracknell. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this. 33181 entered service on the 194 during the afternoon of 31st January. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this. London 41772 is in use at Slough in London red. Thanks to David Fuller for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 42051/2/4/5 have been sold, with 34243/373 entering service on 28th and 29th January. Further vehicles from London being prepared at Stagecoach South look likely to be 34239/53 and 34367.
  • Reading Transport Optare Excels: Former 916 and 926 passed from South Wales Transport to an operator in Ireland in October. Thanks to Shaun C for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 360 was in service by 4th. Thanks to Graham Low for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 863 has transferred from Oxford Bus Company after all. Both this and 862 retain Oxford Bus Company style advertising on the rear for the time being. Van YP57 AXZ has fleet number 996 and AV57 CAO has 994. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. DAF976 has been withdrawn, and will depart for a new owner shortly. 480 is now a permanent transfer from Carousel for route 98. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 47549/51 returned to Stagecoach West off loan following the entry into service of 47433/4.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Nuneaton reserve 34398 has transferred to Leamington. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. Withdrawn Northampton 16691 and 22921 have been moved to Rugby. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this. Stratford 16555 and Leamington 34118 have been withdrawn for disposal, Stratford reserve 16786 has been withdrawn for repairs and Rugby 33453 has been withdrawn. Leamington 33397 is no longer for disposal and remains in service, and reserve Megabus 52567 has been returned to service to replace 53017 which is for disposal. Car 91577 has arrived to replace 92954.


  • News Page: New First Livery Arrives in Reading with photo of 33181. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 418 and 419 have transferred from Carousel Buses, with 804/6 returning off loan. Thanks to John Hammond for this. Van Y39 LJO has been given fleet number 992. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Rugby 34133 has returned to service from reserve. Thanks to Brian Lambert for this.

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