News Page: Reading Buses Annual
Open Day with photos
Thames Travel Fleet List: 503 has
been repainted into blue and green (in a simplified arrangement to those
delivered in this livery) from plain white.
Reading Transport Fleet List:
Weavaway 1201 has lost its MegaRear for Reading Football Club. Thanks to
John Wheeler for this. 801 has lost its ColourBus livery for Reading
Football Club, and was sent away to Hants & Dorset trim on 12th June for
a possible repaint/retrim.
Courtney Buses Fleet List:
YJ57 EKH has been sold. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this. YN13 HNG has
now arrived and is in use on the Basingstoke Sony contract. The previous
vehicle YJ56 KCK is to remain in the fleet. Thanks to Richard Godfray
First Berkshire Fleet List: The new
MegaRears on 42338/9 are for East Berkshire College. Thanks to David
Fuller for this. 33145 has lost its MegaRear for Reading Football Club.
Thanks to John Wheeler for this. 64020 is in use at Bracknell still in
Slough 7 series livery. Thanks to Ricky Barnes for this.
Thames Travel Fleet List: A further
second hand Optare Solo is due. T1 and T2 are confirmed as having
returned to Optare by 15th. FV07 AYS is numbered 997. Thanks to Ralph Adams
for this. 983 has been reregistered V251 CVV. Thanks to Matt Goodenough
for this. 915-7 were withdrawn by June whilst still advertised for sale.
Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: MX59
BYS has now been repainted black. C326 UFP was sold to The Big Lemon,
Brighton on 20th where it is to be branded The Big Orange. Thanks to
Richard Sharman for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 23009
was withdrawn in March and 32900 & 65620 in April. 32902/3 transferred
to First London in May. 69925/8 entered service during April. 20611 has
been repainted into the RailAir.com livery. Thanks to Brian Coney for
this. 64014/6 had been repainted into First Urban / Beeline livery and
returned to service in Slough by 8th. Thanks to Damian Saladyk for this.
64016 transferred to Bracknell by 12th. Thanks to Ricky Barnes for this.
Fleet Buzz Fleet List: Volvo
Olympian 16588 has transferred from Basingstoke in exchange for 33817.
Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. 33447 and 35152 arrived on loan from Aldershot by 5th June.
Thanks to Paul Blackman for this.
Thames Travel Fleet List: 713 has
been reregistered L1 OXF, whilst 716 has now arrived registered YN13 HNW.
Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. 719 has also arrived. Thanks to Luke Braham for this.
T1/T2 are therefore likely to have been returned to Optare.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: An 8 seater Renault minibus acquired
for Tappins in around March was OU11 LOU. Neoplan Skyliners W60/70 OOW have
been sold, with YN10 ACU/ACV/ADU reregistered W50/60/70 OOW (sequence
not confirmed). Thanks to Dale Scutter for this. Ex Redwing MX59 BYR has
now been repainted black whilst Neoplan Skyliner R9 BRD has been
advertised for sale. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this. A number of the
Versas have "Space shuttle" lettering. Thanks to Richard Haines for
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire: Witney
47452/4 temporarily transferred to Banbury for contract changes from 3rd
June pending the delivery of four new Optare Solo SRs for routes B1, B2,
B7 & B10 which are expected to be numbered 47831-4. Meanwhile 34469 has
transferred from Banbury to Witney following a reduction in frequency on
Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List:
Nuneaton 39692/3 and Leamington 17054 have gone on loan to Northampton
until September, and 36208 joins 36207 at Nuneaton from Rugby. Thanks to
Steve Buckley for this. Rugby's withdrawn Warwickshire County Council
owned 27502 and possibly 27503-5 have passed to Johnsons. Thanks to
Ralph Adams for this.
News Page: Thames Travel Take
Solo SRs with photo of 718 from
Courtney Buses Fleet List: YJ08 PGU
is to loose its Windsor Home Park lettering, having been replaced on
that contract by recent delivery YJ13 HJY. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for
Thames Travel Fleet List:
717/18/20/21 have been delivered and entered service yesterday along
with two loans from Optare - Solo T1 YJ12 NBX and Versa T2 YJ61 JHF. An
additional van LN11 OFU has also been acquired. Thanks to Ralph Adams
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The
ex Redwing Coaches are
BYM, BYN, BYP, BYR, BYS. A further Mercedes-Benz / Plaxton Cheetah is on
order for mid June. ANZ 1325, YBZ 3260, LUI 3166 and LUI 8400 departed
for scrap on 27th May. B10 MBT was reregistered back to K301 GDT after
a couple of weeks and is currently on hire to School Bus Co pending
B10 MDT, B10 MFT, B10 MLT and B10 MWT are expected to
go to Plaxton (dealer) in mid June. Newbury & District C1/2/3 OXF have
all been repainted black from silver, with C4 OXF to be changed from
Newbury & District to South Midland. C18 TCL is currently away for
repaint into black with NBZ 70 to follow. V434/5 DRA have transferred to
Didcot for school contract wins. N171-8 (including reregistrations) have
Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List:
47012 has been reinstated at Stratford and 47074 has lost its Network
Nuneaton branding following repaint. 36207 has transferred from Rugby to
Nuneaton. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. 34494 has transferred from
Leamington to Rugby and 34398 from Leamington/Stratford reserve to
Rugby. 27502-5 have been withdrawn for return to Warwickshire County
Council to be replaced by 22840-3 from Northampton. Thanks to Simon
Pritchard for this. 33453 has been reinstated at Rugby. 16085, 16483,
33351/2 and 34118 have been sold to Hardwick (dealer) and 16691 to
Listers PSV (dealer) whilst 16555 and 20809 are awaiting collection.
16167 has returned from Rugby to Northampton off loan. Rugby 16729 has
gone into reserve and 22920 has been withdrawn for sale. Megabus 54101
has transferred to Wales in exchange for 53028.