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March 2015

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 819/22/24/25, 838/9, 848/9, 861 and three from 801-10 have been advertised for sale. 804 has also gained the new Vodafone 4G Colourbus livery.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 33142 has been repainted into First Urban livery. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 839 entered service on approx 11th in green City 6 livery, followed by 840 by 14th and 841 by 21st. 212/3 have returned from Thames Travel and gone away for repaint into purple for route 4. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. 66-73 are expected in March. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 209/10 have been transferred in from Oxford Bus Company in full Thames Travel livery.
  • Truemans Travel Fleet List: New in January was Scania i6 J17 TRU, followed by J14 TRU in February and there are two more J13/6 TRU due to follow in March. The previous J13/14/16/17 TRU were reregistered back to their original registrations YN07 EAF/G/C/E in February, with YN07 EAC/F sold in February and EAE/G to be sold in March. Various seating capacities have been corrected. Thanks to Steve Foster for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Ford Transits YC64 PDU/PFA, and the eight Volvo / Jonkheeres have now arrived. Thanks to David Wilder for this. RIL 5261, V130/153 MEV, MX59 BYM/N/P/R/S, YX59 BZL/M/N, YN12 BRZ/BZR, PO13 LLE/F have all left the fleet. Thanks to Dale Scutter for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 36932 went on loan to Banbury in early February and was still there on 12th. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this. 15933 has returned to Oxford from loan to Witney. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 17127 has been transferred in to Rugby replacing 16680 which has been withdrawn for disposal. Leamington reserve 34772 has transferred to Kettering, and Rugby reserve 36213 has returned to service with 47039 has gone into reserve for repairs. Withdrawn 16729 has been donated to South End Junior School.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 2-8, 131-4 and possibly 804 have gained new Vodafone 4G Colourbus liveries. Thanks to Richard Haines for this. 1114 has gained a new ColourBus livery for the Alzheimer's Society, the company's new charity of the year in place of the one for LaunchPad. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. The official launch of 1114 was held on 27th January.
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: 1207-9 have gained new MegaRears for the University of West London. New photos of 1207 and 1209 added.
  • Burghfield Mini Coaches Former Fleet List: YJI 4980 is now with JD Travel, Oxfordshire and often does a run from Crowmarsh Gifford to Langtree School. Thanks to the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for this.
  • Carousel Buses Fleet List: 415/7 are officially in reserve. Two new single deckers are to be ordered for delivery this year. 116 has been converted to single door. 112 is now considered permanent rather than a transfer. Thanks to Buses magazine for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 42346 was withdrawn on 27th December. 64032/4 returned to Slough from loan to Bracknell on 18th December. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: Former Brookesbus 209 and 210 have been repainted into base Thames Travel livery but with City logos, presumably for eventual swap with loaned 211/12. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. 839 has been repainted green, apparently as part of new route specific branding exercise which will see route 4 become purple, route 5 pink and route 6 green. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. The unidentified ex London Plaxton President is likely to have been Dennis Trident TPL254 LN51 KYK which has been on loan to Carousel. The initials reflected in the registrations of 605-7 have been confirmed as Sean McLaughlin, Sarah Claridge and Susie Baker, 606 not being University Chacellor Shami Chakrabarti as previously thought. 612-14 are Gillian Almond, James Gagg and Geoff Handley, 613 not being June Girvin as previously thought. Thanks to Buses magazine for this.
  • Truemans Travel Fleet List: Three from J13/14/16/17 TRU have been advertised for sale, available shortly.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The three new E200s for Newbury and District are registered YY64 TYA/B/C. Two arrived on 30th January and the third is due tomorrow. Thanks to David Wilder for this. W40 OOW is named George and W50 Zippy. Thanks to Tony Atkins for this.

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