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Service with First Berkshire with photo of 47666. Thanks to David Fuller for
Reading Transport Fleet List: 420
retains it's original registration rather than FA57 BUS. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
It went to Brooklands Museum on 17th and returned on 19th wearing FA57
BUS and was back in service with its original mark on 20th. 1031 was
repainted into the latest silver/gray livery in February, returning on
27th and was back in service by 2nd March. 569 has been named Carl McCarron
in memory of a former Green Bus driver. 759-74 have all now been
delivered pending entry into service on 10th.
First Berkshire Fleet List: The
first of a batch of new Wright Streetlites has arrived numbered 47665-7.
Thanks to Glenn de Sousa for this. 20811 has been repainted into the new
RailAir & you're there livery. Thanks to Martin for this.
Horseman Coaches Fleet List: New
are Volvo B9R / Plaxton Leopards YX15 OVA-E and Volvo B11R / Plaxton
Panthers YX15 OUV/W/Y. S192/3 WAN, S484 KJT and T10/20 DMB have been
withdrawn for sale as a consequence. Thanks to Bob Stanger for this.
Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List:
SF05 GGA is actually SF05 GGP. The interior lettering claims it has 15 seats,
however it actually has 16. WH08 OXO is actually WH04 OXO. X7 FFC has
been up-seated to 70 seats without a toilet. The Scania / Irizar XIL
7395 is presumed reregistered back to its original RE53 JAK and sold,
the Setra having become XIL 7395.
Stagecoach South (Fleet Buzz) Fleet List:
33306/7, 34239/43 were withdrawn for disposal on 4th January with 34531,
34684/6/9 transferring from Chichester in their place. 47065-7
transferred to Stagecoach East Kent on 11th January, 47738-40
transferred to Aldershot on 4th January and 47540/5 went into reserve
also on 4th. 33307 then transferred to Stagecoach West on 22nd January,
34239/43/53 were sold to Ensignbus (dealer) on 26th February and 34373
to Wigley (dealer) on 10th March. 33319 returned to Stagecoach East Kent
off loan on 19th January and 33382 to Norfolk Green on 14th February.
Reading Transport Fleet List:
Registrations for 759-74 have been confirmed. 760 will now be in mint
green instead of generic silver/grey, with all expected to enter service
on 10th May. 801 received the Vodafone 4G ColourBus livery in April.
Thanks to Brian Coney for this. The application of the advertising
livery suggests a more permanent move for 801 to Newbury. 420 has
received a cow print design on the front portion, along with "watch me
become the fastest bus in the world #projectvroom" lettering along the
sides. It also appears to have been reregistered FA57 BUS ahead of a
world record attempt on 17 May to become the fastest gas powered
ordinary service bus.
Carousel Buses Fleet List:
551/2 have been repainted into fleet livery. 801/2 have been
reregistered back to their original registrations, which indicates that
the anticipated two new vehicles will be registered C1/2 WYC. Thanks to
Malcolm Crowe for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 44560
has transferred to Slough with 44502/3 transferring to Bracknell.
42341/43/44 have gained MegaRears for the University of West London,
42344 in place of its rear for Queensmere/Observatory. 42654 has been
parked out of use since mid March, and 42343 since late March. Thanks to
David Fuller for this.
Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List:
XIL 7398 has been reregistered back to BX54 ECE and sold, whilst
PN08CME has been reregistered XIL 7398. SIL 6404 has been rereigstered
S728 SEL and sold. HIG 9345 has also been sold. New additions are Plaxton Cheetah
YN07 DVG which has been reregistered SIL 6404, Scania /
Irizar Century YR58 RSY which has been reregistered WH08 OXO and
Volkswagen minibuses WH04BUS and SF05 GGA. BX05 UYK has been
reregistered XIL7395. The unknown Scania / Irizar from 2013 is YN08 MMV
which has been reregistered BU51 MAC.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: A tenth
former Stagecoach Volvo Olympian/Alexander RL due imminently for the
Noah Vale contract fleet is S272 CCD. Neoplan Tourliners PO13 LLE/F have
not been sold, and continue as part of the Tappins fleet. Enviro
300s RX58 KHF/G/H have been sold to NAT, Cardiff. NBZ/NDZ 70 have been
returned to their original registrations N179/80 LHU. Thanks to
David Wilder for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 32141
has been repainted into First Urban livery, noted at Southampton paint
shops on 14 March. Thanks to Ricky Barnes for this. 44563/4 transferred
from Bracknell to Slough in late February. Thanks to David Fuller for
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: The
new Plaxton Elite i coaches have been numbered 71-78 and are in X90
livery, with 71/72/78 entering service on 4th March. 842/3 have been
repainted purple for City 4. FJ13 EDP has been in use on loan from
National Express. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. 844-8 are to
follow into City 4 livery. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this. The 11 double
deckers on order are to be Wright Streetdecks with the new front end.
Thanks to Buses Magazine for this. 50 from National Express is FJ60 KVS.
91-96 have been withdrawn following the arrival of the Interdecks.
Thames Travel Fleet List: 212/3 did
not transfer to Oxford Bus for repaint into purple as thought, but have
been repainted into Thames Travel livery and remain in the fleet as
permanent transfers from Oxford Bus along with 209/10. Thanks to Chris
Maxfield for this. 552 transferred to Carousel Buses in early March,
with 551 to follow.
RV63 GVY has left the fleet, as have 993, 997, WU08 XMW and YE10 RUC.
YP57 AXY is confirmed as fleet number 996 rather than 995. Thanks to
Alex Johnson for this.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Three
unusual acquisitions in March were P492 FRR Volvo
Olympian / East Lances (which is to be re-registered C2 OXF), S772 RVU Volvo Olympian
/ Alexander and RF61 CYJ Mercedes Benz Sprinter / EVM X-Clusive. E20 EGE
has been reregistered 653 GBU. C1-8 OXF, reregistered N171-8 LHU were to
leave the fleet in February leaving only NBZ/NDZ 70 (N179/80 LHU) still in service from the fleet acquired with Tappins Coaches,
however N171/3 LHU were reinstated temporarily until March. YN10 ADV
also left the fleet during February. The Olympians will be in Noah Vale
livery, and the Sprinter in Tappins. Thanks to David Wilder for this.
N171-8 LHU were part exchanged with Plaxton (dealer) who now has them
for sale. Thanks to Dale Scutter for this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
36932 returned from Banbury to Oxford on 24th February. Thanks to Martin
Townsend for this.
36769 went on loan from Oxford to Witney in exchange for 47453 to
operate a shuttle service in Chipping Norton. Thanks to Chris Maxfield
Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List:
Rugby 47038 has gone into reserve for repairs with 47039 returning to
service. 52567 has transferred from Stagecoach Highlands for use as a
driver training vehicle. Rugby Megabus 53028 has transferred to Scotland