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March 2010

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28-03-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1106 and 1108 had been converted to diesel by 25th. Thanks to Martin for this. 731 had returned from The Green Bus by 20th with just 721 to confirm. Two from 721-31 are no longer advertised for sale (nor are 708-13, 961/3) thought to be 726/7 but all remain in the fleet at present.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: WWL 211X, SCK 226X and DBV 173Y have gone to Wigley, Carlton for scrap. Thanks to Steve Annells and Derek Bradfield for this. C8 OXF has been rebranded from Haywards to Countywide. Thanks to Steve Annell for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 632 has been sold to Harris Coaches, Blackwood and 640/2 to Dews Coaches, Cambridge
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 16782 is registered S782 RVU, not SVU like 16768. Thanks to John Page for this. 16782 entered service this week at Leamington. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

22-03-10:

21-03-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 722 went on loan from Reading to Newbury by 18th March. Thanks to David Gray for this.
  • Reading Transport MCW Metrobuses: Former 146 has passed from Sun Decker Tours to Cotswold Bamboo, Cheltenham. Thanks to David Gray for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: OU05 AVD has been repainted black with Weavaway Skyrider branding. V11 OOL has also been repainted black with Weavaway lettering. Thanks to Carl Jones for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 15609-11/13-20 were on loan to Stagecoach Cheltenham last week, but 15612 remained at Oxford.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18131 lost its branding and MegaRear (S is forů stylish) for routes S1/S2 by 16th. 18393/6 have lost their branding and MegaRears (S is forů sales, S is forů stylish) for routes S1/S2, and 18134/94 have also lost the remains of their branding and MegaRears (S is forů sales, S is forů smart). Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 14023 is currently on loan from Leamington to Stratford. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. 16729 has transferred from Leamington to Rugby to replace 14027. Thanks to Simon Langley for this.

13-03-10:

  • News Page: Closure of Friar Street West with photos of 821, 836, 1004, 1014, 1105 and First 33144
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 728 and 730 had returned from loan to The Green Bus by 9th. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. 1013 went on loan from Reading to Newbury in exchange for 126 and returned on 2nd. Presumably 126 returned to Newbury at around the same time. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 1104/9 have been converted to diesel and are back in service.
  • Reading Area Operators: New photo of Baileys PN09 CWY added
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 33143 is confirmed in service with route 190 branding. 33148 also has route 190 branding.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: C4/5 OXF are in Abingdon Coaches silver livery, and are based at Culham along with KX08 OME/F. Thanks to Steve Annells for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 15615/6 and three others including 15617 arrived on 8th, followed by the last two on 9th. All had received their branding for route S1/S2 by 12th (15617 by 10th) and will spend next week at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Reserve 31361 officially returned to service at Banbury following the transfer of 31320 to Oxford, with reserve 31365 now making appearances in service again.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Rugby 14027 has been withdrawn for disposal. Leamington 16782 has gone into reserve with 16729 returning to service, Rugby 31363/4 have gone into reserve (although 31363 was listed at Nuneaton) with 20213 and 31325 returning to service. Leamington 47517 has gone into reserve with 47511 returning to service.

06-03-10:

03-03-10:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 721 transferred back to Newbury on 5th February receiving Newbury Buses fleetnames, then went on loan to The Green Bus, Birmingham from 20th. It may have returned to Newbury on 27th. Other loans to The Green Bus, Birmingham have been 724/5: 6-13th February; 726: 6-20th February;  728/30/1: 20th February and scheduled to return on 6th March. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 848 was confirmed back in service in route 4/5/6 livery on 28th after repaint last month. Thanks to Steve Wickens for this.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 126 went on loan from Newbury to Reading from around 27th February to cover for a shortage of vehicles.
  • Reading Transport MCW Metrobuses: Former 177 was sold to Goodwin, Carlton for scrap in June 2003 via Mike Nash (dealer), and former 189 was sold to Vizibuzz, Onoz, Belgium in April 2007 for conversion into a publicity/advertising unit, via Nash, Weybridge (dealer). Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Optare Excels: Former 964 has been reregistered JEZ 9739 by its new owners Three Star, Luton.
  • Reading Transport Optare Solos: Former 105 was sold from Central Buses, Birmingham to Blue Iris, Nailsea on 15th February 2010. Thanks to David Smith for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 790/1 wear Park & Ride livery rather than Oxford Bus Company.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18397 lost its branding for routes S1/S2 (MegaRear: S is forů success) at the start of February. 15609/10 received their branding for the S1/S2 today, with 15611/12 to follow tomorrow. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 20214 is confirmed back in service at Rugby. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

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