Reading Transport Fleet List: Six second
hand Dennis Dart SLFs have been acquired for Newbury, with a further four to be sourced in
due course to replace Deltas 511-20 and convert the whole network to low floor (apart from
the school buses). 601-4 will be Caetano Nimbus bodied HV52 WTC-F from deCourcey Travel and 605-6 will be Plaxton Pointer bodied
GU52 HKB/A from Coastal, Newick, East Sussex. 911 has been sold to Ritchies, New Zealand
and was dispatched to Portsmouth to sail aboard mv Hansa Stockholm on 25th June. Excels
912-5 and Deltas 511-20 will follow 911 to New Zealand in due course. Delivery of 1031-6
has been delayed from August until late October due to Wrightbus development work on the
Euro IV product being delayed. Meanwhile 501 and 835-40 should all be delivered by the
beginning of July. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: A white MAN /
Plaxton Panther demonstrator registered WX07 OVJ is to be trialled on RailAir shortly. The
new Volvo / Plaxtons on order for RailAir are 20601-3 LK07 CDE/F/N which will displace
three Scanias to Greenline. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
Aldermaston Coaches Fleet List: M198 PCF
has been withdrawn for sale. New is LDV convoy HX05 FND which has been given fleet number
5. The existing number 5 W547 XVS has been renumbered 3, and the existing number 3 SF04
HXS has been renumbered 4. S360 ADP has been given number 6, with the existing number 6
W117 TJF renumbered 7. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The two new
Scanias are YN07 LKJ/K model Scania K340 EB4. C7/8 OXF have
also reverted to their original registrations N367/8 TJT and passed with N170/1 AAG
to Scania (dealer) in part exchange for the two new vehicles. Thanks to Derek Bradfield
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: C5/6 OXF have
reverted to their original registrations N170/1 AAG. Thanks to Derek Dawson for this. They
have been exchanged (departing on 11th) for two new Scania / Berkhof coaches which were
due to arrive on 12th. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
News Page: Spectra Goes Sightseeing in
Windsor with photos of 703 (2). Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
Reading Transport MegaRears: 107 had its
Check-a-trade rear replaced with one for Ascot Races on 1st June. Thanks to Brian Coney
First Berkshire Fleet List: Following the
arrival of the new Citaros, 41165-8 are to be transferred to First Cymru soon with the
existing Silver Citaros to be used on routes 5 and 77. Meanwhile 41130/3 and 43833-5 are
to transfer to Bracknell to replace 46918/19/20/22/26. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: A new
arrival yesterday was BX07 NLJ a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo named Lady Sheila. Loaned MX06 ULT
left on 21st May whilst loaned W212 EAG is expected to stay until August. Thanks to John
Wheeler for this.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: Trident 904
has been reregistered R4 OXF. In Birmingham former 403/4/5/6/7/9/10 have regained their
original registrations, meaning that 903-8 can be expected to receive Rx OXF registrations
in due course. At the start of May training vehicle 961 (former 17) was reregistered V281
SBW, withdrawn 14 reregistered V283 SBW, 15 V282 SBW and 16 S284 SBW, meanwhile 8 was
reregistered R401 DWL and 11 R402 DWL before transfer away.
News Page: A Day at the Races with photos
of former 703 (2) by Bob Stanger.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire Fleet
List: 18054, 18055 and 18195 have gone on loan from Oxford to Devon for the
summer. They will however return briefly for the Brookes University open day on 16th June,
at which point the ALX may be switched for another President. New at Witney is Ford Fiesta
92938 KR06 FHK. 52601 and 52659 have transferred from Barnsley to Rugby for Megabus.