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June 2003

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 801-6 are now fully withdrawn and await sale at Great Knollys Street along with 807-8. 510 has now transferred to Newbury. 116, 117 and 929 have new MegaRears for the Oracle. All were applied during May along with those on 111, 476 and 928. Meanwhile 119 has had its MegaRear removed but not replaced. Thanks to Brian Coney for all this.
  • Reading MegaRears: New photos of rears on 111, 116 and 117 added. Thanks to Brian Coney for the latter two.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: D109 NDW was sold by March
  • Reading Area Bus Routes: Sunday route 329 extension to Downley withdrawn from 06-07-03. Thanks to the Oxford & Chiltern Bus Page for this.


  • News Page: The Oxford Connection: My day travelling from Coventry to Oxford by bus and new Stagecoach Oxford service 7B. Includes new photos of exReading 613 and Stagecoach 16614 & 22922.


  • Reading Bova Futuras: New photo of 272 added and text rewritten. Thanks to Chris Hopper / John Bayley for this most interesting photo of a coach wearing white ribbons for a wedding.
  • Operators in Warwickshire: Link to West Midlands YahooGroup changed following group relocation
  • Rob's Zone: Content completely changed with music and Sci-Fi pages removed. The new pages contain general details about me and my interests, including a mini web version of my CV.
  • Why Buses?: Text updated and page given the new look
  • Whats the Difference?: Text updated and page given the new look





  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 476 has a new MegaRear for Hulk. 928 has received a new Oracle MegaRear (its second version). Demonstrator 230 left the depot on 14th March having been out of use since December. 193 is to remain allocated to ordinary Reading duties for the time being.
  • Reading MegaRears: Descriptions of Oracle MegaRears altered
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: G959 FVX is reregistered B10 MBD, and is allocated to Chieveley. The two new Bovas are C53F and UDY is allocated to Chieveley and UDZ to Greenham.


  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 32001 transferred to Nuneaton. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 406 has been transferred to First Bristol, and 60034, CX02 ECT has been on loan from First Wrexham pending delivery of a new and experimental BMC vehicle for the Chertsey contract.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: FastTrack 932-7 have been fitted with 15" TFT monitors for the pending real time system. 473 has a MegaRear. 701 had a partial refurbishment and half repaint during May.
  • TWM Vehicles Types: Photo by Brian Blackmore of 6011, one of the original Mercedes 0405GN Artics added

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