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April 2014

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1007 has been sold to AOT Coaches, Nottingham, probably by 23 March. It was in service there in Vitality livery by 29th, so it's last day in service in Reading may have been 10th.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: W70/90 OOW have been reverted back to their original registrations, and A-EF53 OXF have been reregistered W30/40/50/60/70 OOW. These five coaches will receive a dual purpose black livery with red skirt, whilst the eight Olympians will all receive NBC red Noah Vale contract livery. Thanks to Dave Wilder for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 33464 has returned to reserve at Oxford from loan to Banbury. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 35178 is confirmed as having lost its X17 branding, and 47076 has now lost most of its Network Nuneaton branding. 34590 has transferred to Rugby from Northampton. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. Stratford 16786 has now been withdrawn for disposal instead of repair. Reserve 33397 and 34119 and withdrawn 33911 have gone on loan to Stagecoach in Cumbria, whilst 34121 will be retained in reserve rather than be disposed of. Leamington 33460 has been sold to Wigley, Carlton (dealer), and Stratford 47028 has been withdrawn for return to Warwickshire County Council being replaced by 47128 from Northampton. 53637 has returned from loan to Stagecoach Wales, but 53643/4 have gone on loan to Stagecoach Highlands via Stagecoach Western. 54001-7/26 have been returned to the leasing company.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 424-6 and one other are on site. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 50201-5 have been reregistered GX09 OTN/OTM/OYF/OTP/OFE. 50222 has lost its Oxford Tube 'Burn It At Both Ends' MegaRear. Withdrawn 42624 has been sold. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this. 50211/13/22 have lost their colour destination displays in favour of standard orange.


  • News Page: Reading on Diversion with photos of 418, 431 and 1104
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 44566 has gone on loan to Bracknell. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 20830 has been withdrawn. Reserve 34253 has transferred to Andover and 16588 to Basingstoke although the allocation of the Olympians still appears to be fluid. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this.
  • Stewarts Coaches: The company took over Woods Coaches of Leicester on 3rd. Thanks to Ian Dyer for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: Vauxhall Combo LN11 OFU has been sold. DN04 HWM is numbered 993. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The Volvo Olympians have been reregistered C10/13/15-20 TCL. NBZ 70 has been repainted into black with a red skirt with South Midland fleet names. W30/40/50/60/70 OOW are to be reregistered shortly. TIL 5973 is thought to have been sold, and SF13 FPA/C and YN13 AWY are C30F not C29F. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.


  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 401-3, 501, 521 and 916 were sold to Ensign (dealer) in March. The appearance of 916 at Carousel may therefore simply have been for preparation. From Ensign 402/3 have passed to Nextbus, Chippenham.


  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Former Oxford Bus Company Scania K114EB / Irizar Centurys A-EF53 OXF have been purchased from Ensign (dealer), with CF and EF having arrived and entered service at Greenham already. All are being converted to C70F prior to delivery. Meanwhile E200s SN11 BWG/H have been sold to Ensignbus (dealer) with BWJ and SN61 DCF to follow imminently. Thanks to Dave Wilder for this.

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