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July 2002

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27-07-02

  • New look given to updates page, every month the page will be archived and a new page created to speed up loading. Previous items can be found by using the links at the top and bottom of the page.
  • New update archive page created to hold updates before 0702
  • The new way for recording sightings and your news on the web:

  • After my holiday links to the new RG Bus Forum will be added to all three pages, and links to the UK Manufacturers page removed from all pages on the site

24-07-02

  • News Page updated with photo of Thames Travel's Scania/Wright demonstrator YP02 ABN
  • Horseman Coaches fleet list updated with Chiltern Queens 591 STT confirmed still in service

23-07-02

  • Reading Transport MegaRear page updated with photos of current MegaRears on 108, 109, 110, 111, 116, 117, 119, 120, 941 and 942!
  • Reading Transport index and Solo pages updated with new photo of 125
  • Weavaway Travel fleet list corrected - STR 615 is actually SJR 615Y
  • Weavaway Travel page updated with new photo of SJR 615Y
  • Photo of Armchair R36 GNW added to other Reading operators page
  • Photos of Chiltern Queens vehicles moved from other Reading operators page to Horseman Coaches page
  • News Page updated with an article about Goldline of Woodstock and a photo
  • Reading area bus routes page updated with updates to infrequent rural services in West Berkshire, and a more prominent link to Traveline at the top of the page to try and stop people emailing me asking for timetables!

22-07-02

  • Reading Transport fleet list page updated with new MegaRear on 108 and 627 back into reserve at Newbury
  • Reading Transport MegaRear page updated with new MegaRear on 108 for Fawcetts Garage Volvo

21-07-02

  • Photos of MegaRears on 934 and 935 added to Reading Transport MegaRear page
  • Reading Transport index page updated with buttons to the Bus Zone AEC and Optare pages
  • Reading Transport route allocations page updated
  • Rob's Bus Zone page updated with links from the Bus Manufacturers section ready for the removal of that section in the future

18-07-02

  • Reading Transport former fleet list updated with correction to withdrawal date of Metrobus 162, it is not 08-06-97 as stated, but was actually sometime in 08-98! Thanks to owner Richard Rampton for pointing this out!
  • Comment about Guide Friday MetroRiders on the other Coventry operators page updated

17-07-02

  • Thames Travel fleet list updated with arrival of D109 NDW

15-07-02

  • News Page and Reading Metrobus page updated with a photo of preserved Reading Metrobus 162 at the Alton Rally yesterday

13-07-02

  • Weavaway Travel fleet list updated with depot allocations added, details of the re-registration of the two Dennis Condors that have arrived so far added, details of the re-registrations of the five former Bennetts Volvo/VanHools added, previously unreported Leyland Olympian STR 615Y added, and all withdrawn vehicles removed from the list
  • New photo of MetroRider TJI 6308 added to Weavaway page, and some photo captions updated.
  • Wording at top of Horseman and Weavaway pages altered to try and make clear that this is not their official site!
  • News Page updated with Weavaway's Ridgeway Explorer starting operation on Saturdays

11-07-02

  • Reading Transport index page and Leyland Titan page updated with new photo of 79 following its repaint into Goldline livery
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire fleet list updated with 921 in new livery
  • First BeeLine fleet list updated with 78 and 81 withdrawn and at First Mainline for repaint, and 743-6 sold to First PMT (thanks for this go to various people on UK-Bus-Fleetnews and westmidlandbuses YahooGroups)
  • Reading Transport fleet list updated with 114 returned to Reading last week

10-07-02

  • Reading area bus routes guide updated with further slight changes to services in Oxfordshire
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire fleet list updated with 405 in new livery

08-07-02

  • Reading area bus routes guide updated with changes made by Thames Travel to some Oxford area services from 07-07-02
  • Horseman Coaches fleet list updated with withdrawals from Chiltern Queens fleet

06-07-02

  • Reading Transport fleet list updated with 78 and 79 both now in Goldline livery

03-07-02

  • News Page updated with news and photos of new town centre adverts about the new Reading Transport Travel Shop and traffic congestion in Reading today
  • Reading Transport ColourBus and index pages updated with a photo of 520's revised Leightons Colourbus livery
  • Reading Transport vehicle types, Leyland Titan, MCW Metrobus, MCW/Optare MetroRider, and Optare Solo pages updated with recent deliveries and fleet movements
  • Reading Transport gallery updated generally with withdrawn vehicles removed and some captions altered
  • Travel West Midlands gallery and vehicle types page updated with new photos of Volvo/Wright 1454, Spectra 4015, President 4058
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire fleet list and former fleet list updated with withdrawal of 706
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire gallery and vehicle types page updated with photo of trainer T6
  • Model bus page updated to include my recent purchases

02-07-02

  • Thames Travel fleet list updated with delivery of the second new Mercedes-Benz Taxi Bus BX02 CMF and another MPD, W552 YAP
  • Reading Transport bus fares pages updated with withdrawal of 3.50 Busabout for OAPs

01-07-02

  • Reading Transport former fleet list updated with improved withdrawal dates for 69, 175, 185, 187 and 189
  • Reading Transport fleet list updated with improved service entry dates for 724 and 725 and 627 back in service
  • Reading Transport ColourBus page updated with 520's Leightons livery reapplied in a dark shade of purple
  • Horseman Coaches fleet list updated - is P830 BUD still on loan, or was it acquired?
  • First BeeLine fleet list updated with 91 and 104 withdrawn, MegaRears removed from 78, 91, 110, 219, 224 and 225, and service entry dates added for 247, 250 and 251
  • Weavaway Travel fleet list updated more details about B10M NX and some withdrawn vehicles removed from the list
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire fleet list updated with 351 delicensed pending a decision on repair of accident damage, 964 back at Banbury and control of Banbury depot now with Stagecoach in Oxford

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