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May 2003

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  • Buses: Link to Xephos bus and train website updated



  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Bovas R6/7 BRD have been reregistered and repainted pending sale. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.



  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: New are Bova Futuras WA03 UDY/Z. Thanks to Paul Hilton for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 110 is reinstated to Bracknell depot from Slough, 80/95 are transferred to First Cymru having been on loan to First Capital. 74/106 are also transferred to First Cymru, 74/97/106 being part of First's pool fleet and 213 is transferred to First Huddersfield. LS497 is withdrawn at Bracknell. Thanks to Mac Head and Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Area Bus Routes: Further new bus routes (M1-3, 67/8) that commenced on 31-03-03 added, these are connected with the 'T' group of services that started on the same day.
  • Reading Buses Route Allocations: Gatwick service removed, following withdrawal of contract from 16-05-03



  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 271-4, 614/24 are advertised for sale, 614 is withdrawn. Of the Vectas only 801/3-6 remain in service, all others are sold or withdrawn. 186 however has not been sold, but is to remain in service at Newbury. 924-6 have new MegaRear ads. Thanks to Brian Coney for all this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: New transfers to Bracknell depot from First London are four Dennis Dart / Marshall Capitals, DML165/171-73 registered R1xx TML.
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: TJT 185/6/7/90 are withdrawn. New are DAF DB250 / Northern Counties P337 ROO and R382 GTW from East Thames Buses. Thanks to Brian Coney and BTS Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Reading ColourBuses: Details and photo of 186's ComTel ColourBus livery added
  • Reading MegaRears: Details of new rears on 924-6 added
  • Reading exService 21 (Line F): Updated following partial replacement by service 42 last year
  • Reading Area Bus Routes: Timetable changes to Thames Travel routes 107, 140/2/9 from 4th May. Service 190 withdrawn on weekday evenings since 12th December 2002. Plus spell checker used to correct some very bad spelling mistakes!
  • TWM Fares: Previous fare scale removed


  • News Page: It's that time of year...
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 40155 and possibly 40157 are still in stripes rather than new livery as previously shown, 40157 has however definitely lost its MegaRear. 48063 is still in use, whilst 52302 that was burnt out due to a wiring fault is to be sold for scrap.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 111 is the fourth exVodafone Solo to join the main Newbury fleet. 506 and 510 are now in Newbury livery, completing the repaints. 506 has been transferred to Newbury, whilst 505, 509 and 510 still remain in service at Reading in Newbury livery. Thanks to Brain Coney for this.
  • Travel West Midlands Vehicle Types: New photo of Mercedes-Benz / Marshall C16 minibus 229 added, thanks to Pete Price.

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