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March 2012

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30-03-12:

  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 82 has been renumbered 52 and repainted into an advertising livery for the Creation Theatre with 'direct to and from Oxford' branding for use on both the Airline and X90. Funding for a further 19 hybrids has been won under the Green Bus Fund round 3.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 36448-51 gained new route branding for route 500 on the night of the 26th. 33650 and 34466 gained new MegaRears for Oxford Audi on approx 27th.

26-03-12:

  • Baileys of Newbury Fleet List: New is MAN / Beaulas Stergo Spica PO12 ENT.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 42412 transferred to First Cymru about two weeks ago. Thanks to Paul Forbes for this. Funding for 10 new low carbon vehicles has been won in the third round of the government's Green Bus Fund.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 33382 has been transferred in from Stagecoach South Portsmouth depot and repainted into full livery. Thanks to Bob Smith for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: Demonstrator WX61 HSL had left the fleet by 23rd, returning to MAN. Thanks to Alex Horwood for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: V11 OCL and V11 OOL have been reregistered YJ08 NTG (O?) and YJ57 EZG pending replacement by new vehicles for the 2012 season. Reading Solos 109, 111, 115 and 122 are said to be the process of being acquired for the Newbury & District fleet as they become available. Thanks to David Wilder for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 81 has been renumbered 51 and repainted into an advertising livery for the Ashmolean Museum with 'direct to and from Oxford' branding for use on both the Airline and X90.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22279 gained a new ColourBus livery for Gap by 6th.

18-03-12:

17-03-12:

  • News Page: Whitley Street 1 Fare Branding with photos of 805 and 838
  • News Page: Russell Street Closure with photo of 201
  • Carousel Fleet List: M1386 had left the fleet prior to Go-Ahead takeover. Thanks to John Hammond for this. An unidentified Alexander ALX 400 bodied Volvo B7TL is on loan from London. Thanks to Graham Low for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 84, 86-9, 91-4, 96-7, 99 are confirmed as having been repainted into X90 livery from the Airline. Thanks to David Winyard for this.

13-03-12:

  • Carousel Fleet List: The vehicles on loan from London have been given fleet numbers 58, 91, 210 and 211 and are all in service. The withdrawal and sale of DMS10 is corrected to DMS8 (DMS10 does not exist). Thanks to John Hammond for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 40907 has been repainted into Fleet Buzz livery and was in service yesterday. Thanks to David Goddard for this.

12-03-12:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 156 has been registered RX12 DZA and was in service by 8th. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • Carousel Fleet List: M524, M758 and M598 have been sold, M524 and M598 for continued use/preservation and M758 for non PSV use at a school in Wycombe. M2744, M2865 and M2887 were withdrawn on Go-ahead takeover and have been sold to PVS, Carlton for scrap. L564, DMS10, DMS13, VWL232 and VWL236 were sold to PVS, Carlton prior to takeover. RM2198, RML 896, RT981, RT2553 and V2 were not acquired by Go-ahead and remain with previous owner S Burns. Thanks to John Hammond for this. Withdrawn M703 and V451 and reserve A969 YSX also appear to have left the fleet prior to takeover. Y801/11 TGH are now in service.
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: A second new Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther 2 is YN12 BJX.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: C1 OXF had returned to service by 3rd. Thanks to Alex Horwood for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Withdrawn 31319/20/53 were sold to Wigley, Carlton (dealer) on 20/21/22 February. 31852-4 had left the fleet prior to this date, making 31353 the final departure.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Withdrawn 20213 has returned to service. 18398 has gained the same MegaRear for Heritage Property as 18399. 47407 is on temporary loan to Rugby from Kettering. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. Rugby Megabus 52526/67, 52659 have gone into reserve at Leamington. Thanks to Antony Shaw for this. New arrivals at Rugby are 54001-7 and 54101 transferred from Stagecoach Wales Cwmbran depot, with 54003-5/7 going into reserve for refurbishment. Stratford 16223 and Rugby 47039 have gone into reserve for accident repairs, with reserve 16872 transferring from Leamington to Stratford in its place. Rugby 16677/80 have gone into reserve following the arrival of 18198/9. Accident damaged 17054 has returned to service at Leamington.

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