News Page: Mint Green becomes
Emerald with photos of 761, 767 (thanks to Richard Mallett), 764, 767
(thanks to Mark Lyons), 773 (thanks
to Graham Low) and 774
Reading Transport Fleet List:
759-74 entered service from 10th as planned. 839/849/861 have had their
route 5/6 branding removed for use as float vehicles during a closure of
Reading Bridge affecting pink routes 22/23/24/25, and will then be
withdrawn for sale. 802 and 810 are to be repainted into generic silver
and retained within the fleet, whilst 803/5-9 have been withdrawn for
storage in the short term. 848 has been sold to Abus, Bristol, departing
on 15th, 819/22/24 to Sanders of Holt, 825 to Ford of Althorne, and 838
to Wealdon PSV (dealer).
Carousel Buses Fleet List:
The two new buses are Wright Streetlites due in June. 118/9 are
confirmed with Blue Bus lettering now, whilst 112 has Carousel
fleetnames on Oxford livery.
Courtney Buses Fleet List: Optare Solo SRs YX15 BMV/Y
are not part of this fleet, and are owned by Cobra for the Maidenhead
Office Park contract which transferred to them last year. Meanwhile
however KY63 VTF has been in use in a silver livery since at least
February 2014. Thanks to Tony Atkins for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: Further
new Wright Streetlites are 47668/9. The batch of 5 appear provisionally
to replace Optare Solos 53052/54-57 on the Slough trading estate
shuttle, of which 53054-57 have transferred to First Hampshire & Dorset
at Weymouth. 44560 has transferred back to Bracknell from Slough, with
42346 returned to service at Slough. Thanks to David Fuller for this.
68522 also transferred to First Hampshire & Dorset in March and 42344
was withdrawn in April. 33143 has been repainted into First Urban
livery. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 20810 had been repainted into
the new RailAir & you're there livery by 1st. Thanks to Martin for this. The design on each rear varies, 20810 having Taunton to Toronto,
20811 Bath to Barcelona and 23015 Cardiff to Cairo.
Mortons Travel Fleet List:
Unreported additions are Volvo B9TL / East Lancs Nordic Myllennium
X14/Y14 BUS which jointed the fleet from Sanders, Holt in April 2014.
WA10 CFN has been reregistered WE53 BUS and renamed Wendy. Thanks to
Matt Forbes for this. More recent additions in March/April were Leyland
Olympians TSO 16X and A686 MWX from preservation. Thanks to Richard
Jackett for this. YJ13 GYY was on loan from Arriva Bus & Coach until
about April 2014, whilst G618 BPH doesn't appear to have joined the
fleet. J26 LHT and M211 VSX also appear to have left the fleet. Dennis
Javelin F135 SPX remains in the fleet rather than being withdrawn.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 845
has been repainted into purple City 4 livery. Thanks to Ralph Adams for
this. 998 is a Mercedes Sprinter van. Thanks to David Gray for this.
Thames Travel Fleet List: 415
arrived on loan from Carousel Buses during April. Thanks to Matt
Goodenough for this. It is due to return this weekend for a new school
contract in Wycombe. 3 Citaros are expected on loan from Oxford Bus
Company from 1 June for additional Oxfordshire County Council work
pending the transfer of three Pointer Darts from Go North East. Thanks
to Ralph Adams for this.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: New are
Volvo B9R / Plaxton Leopards BKZ/NBZ/NDZ 70, a
Mercedes Sprinter/EVM RX12 HWK and Volvo Olympians P724 GND, R511 UWL,
R749 DRJ and S764 SVU. N179/180 LHU and YN10 ADU
have been sold. S272 CCD has been reregistered C9 OXF and S772 RVU to
C10 OXF and C10 TCL (P730 GND) to C1 OXF. Thanks to David Wilder for this. 653 GBU has been reregistered back to V310 EAK
and RF61 CYJ has been reregistered OO02 TEN. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
Stagecoach Midlands (in Warwickshire) Fleet List:
17212 has transferred from Northampton to Rugby and 34491 has returned
to service from reserve, whilst Rugby 18406 and 47038 have gone into
reserve for repair. Nuneaton 34494 has transferred to Northampton.
55011-16 have arrived at Rugby from Megabus Belgium and are in reserve.
Megabus 59301 gone into service from reserve whilst demonstrator 80025
has returned to Scania.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
22769 went on loan to Banbury on 14th having been at Witney (rather than
22762 being at Witney as previously reported), and returned to Oxford
after being used on 20th. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this. Oxford
reserve 22769/70 returned to regular service in December. 15438 has been
on loan to Stagecoach Supertram, and has recently returned.