Oxford Bus Company Fleet List:
301, 303, 304 and 306 entered service on 27th (306 in place of
originally intended 302) with 302, 305 and 307 also expected to be in
service by today. 308-17 will be registered HH/HJ-HN/HP/HR-HS/HY11 OXF
and all are H47/30F. 226 and 231 have received Vivacity branding and 223
Centricity branding. 790/1
have been withdrawn and were returned to Brighton & Hove on 26th and
820/1 have been withdrawn and transferred to Go North East. Demonstrator
800 was returned on 9th July 2010. 111 was repainted into Brookesbus
livery last July along with the others previously noted, loosing its
MegaRear for The Ashmolian.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 722
departed for Norfolk Green's painters either yesterday or today. 723
arrived at Norfolk Green today following repaint, whilst 724 had already
arrived following repaint. 722 was therefore both the first low floor
Spectra to join the town fleet and the last one to leave (ignoring it's
stint on DayTrack/NightTrack along with 721/3).
S360 ADP has fleet number 4 instead of 6, whilst W117 TJF has
reverted from 7 back to 6.
Aldermaston Coaches Fleet List:
New in March was Volvo B7R / Sunsundegui BX11 GUW numbered 11, and in
January Mercedes-Benz 0813D / Onyx SF03 VUX numbered 3. Thanks to Bus
Fare magazine for this. It is not yet known what, if anything, these
have replaced. The departure of H458/9 FLD (2/1), V901 LOH (3) and M39
CHS (9) have not previously been noted, with Y452 DCY joining the fleet
as 1 in January 2009, FE02 FBX as 2 in September 2009, YX55 ADV as 6 in
March 2009 and SF59 BXV as 9 in November 2010. Listing converted to
Courtney Coaches Fleet List: A
second new Optare Solo for the Basingstoke Centre Shuttle is KX11 EER. Thanks to
Gary Baxter for this. These will presumably replace Enviro 200s KX08 HMD/E.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 1027
has returned from repainted into Bronze 11 livery, and re-entered
service along with 1006 today. 1015/6 have received Thames Valley Park
branding on their light green livery, whilst the branding on 1017-9 has
had 'via Silverdale Road' added instead of 'Lower Earley'. The Route
23/24 branding on 827-34 was removed by 9th April and replaced with
'Caversham' branding over night between 14th and 15th. 599 was withdrawn
after service on 16th and will depart for its new owner shortly.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: The
first E400H arrived on 14th numbered 301 and registered HY11 BRD. Thanks
to Malcolm Crowe for this. 302-3 are HB/HC11 OXF. Thanks to Ian
Singleton for this. 306/7 are HF/HG11 OXF. Thanks to Gregg Collins for
this. Brookesbus liveried 103/4/19/20 lost their
additional Q-buster branding back in September.
Mortons Travel Fleet List: The second new
Bova is MT11 DAV and is named Sylvie. MT11 LOU is named Louise, with
WA08 JVY renamed
Wendy from Louise. D17 BUS joined the fleet in February
and was named Joanne until March when Volvo B9TL / Optare Olympus WX58 YHB arrived from Kinch Coaches.
WX58 YHB has been reregistered P111 KGF and named Joanne, with D17 BUS
renamed Jacqui from Joanne. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS Type M652 BCD also
arrived in February from Stagecoach South and has been named Katie,
whilst YJ57 BTE has been sold to Highcliffe Holidays, Dorset, YJ06 LFB to Moseley (dealer) and
G637 BPH to DW Coaches, Chesterfield. On short term loan from Moseley
(dealer) recently has been FAST Starter Coach AY59 AUT. S269 WTU carries
fleet "number" WTU and is plain white.
Reading Transport Fleet List:
1001-5 have been sold to Eddie Brown Tours, with 1002 departing on 8th
and 1003-5 today. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 811-7 and 819-34 have
been advertised for sale in September and October respectively. These
along with 822-4 are assumed to have returned from Weavaway on around
Mortons Travel Fleet List: A
recent addition is ex Hong Kong Olympian M129 BNO which has been
reregistered D17 BUS. Thanks to Mike Penn for this. One of the two new
Bova Futuras is registered MT11 LOU and was on display at the UK Coach
Rally. Thanks to Ian Singleton for this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
33651 returned to Oxford from loan to Banbury by 4th. Reserve 33822
returned to service at Oxford by 8th, before being sent to Banbury over
the weekend to replace 33655 on loan there. 52211 has returned to Oxford
from loan to Warwickshire. 15440 is now confirmed with WiFi logos.
Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List:
16458 arrived at Rugby from Chesterfield on 3rd. Thanks to Vurora for
this. Rugby 14034 has been withdrawn for disposal, whilst 20214 has gone
from reserve at Leamington back into service at Rugby, Stratford 20220
has been withdrawn for disposal and Leamington reserve 20225 has gone
back into service at Stratford. 25704 has gone into reserve for repairs
and 34123 has transferred back to Rugby from Leamington. 16487, 31328
and 31355 have been sold to Hardwick (dealer) and 20223 and 30147 to
Trevor Wigley (awaiting collection).
Reading Transport Fleet List: 1031
returned to Reading mid-morning today after initially being in service
at Newbury. Its presence was to cover for 125 which returned to Newbury
from the Reading workshop this morning. Thanks to David Wilder for this.
1027 is away for repaint into Bronze 11 livery, and 501 is thought to
have departed for a new owner on 1st.
UK Operators: Page updated with
Stagecoach's increased size following London re-acquisition, First's
reduced size following service reductions, the Veolia Transdev merger
and emergence of RATP Dev and some new photos.
News Page: British Trolleybus
Society Golden Jubilee Tour with photos of preserved 4 and 47.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 1028
was on loan to Newbury from 22nd March. Thanks to Michael Bennett for
this. 1031 replaced 1028 in Newbury by 28th. Thanks for David Wilder for
this. 1006 has been repainted into Bronze 11 livery with 1027 to follow.
1015/6 are expected to receive branding for Thames Valley Park and WiFi
from 11 April, whilst the branding on 827-34 will be revised to
'Caversham' to cover routes 22, 23 and 24 from 18 April. Thanks to Brian
Coney for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 41336
arrived on 17 March, whilst Slough 68531 transferred to London the same
day. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this. Following the arrival of 41336,
similar 41257 is to depart shortly. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
65621 has a new MegaPanel for Subway. Thanks to Ricky Barnes for this.
20201 has been back on loan since at least 19th March.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: A total
of nine Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s are expected, rather than 8 as
previously announced. The first six will be branded 'Jet Black' for
route 1, whilst the remaining three will have Weavaway's own branding for use on
the 1 or Weavaway's other services. All will have Reading Transport
fleet numbers (1201-9) for the real time information system on the 1,
and will enter service on 5th following a launch on 4th. 1201/2 were
delivered to Reading Buses depot for the fitting of ticket machines,
real time equipment, WiFi and route branding on 16th March, 1203/4 on 17th, 1205 on
18th and 1206-9 the following week. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. Two of
the generic vehicles SN11 BRX/TF entered service on football specials
today in a plain black livery with Newbury & District Skyrider branding.
The batch are registered SN11 BWA-F/MO/RX/TF with 76 seats and feature tables.
Two MAN / VanHool Alicron are on order for May and two Optare Solo SRs for June.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
Oxford 33651 went on loan to Banbury again on 28th to provide additional
cover whilst 34466-72 are refurbished. Thanks to Martin Townsend for