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July 2008

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: After an unintended day in service for 916, 925, 928 and 930 on 28th, all of the remaining Mk 1 Excels should now have been withdrawn, but theoretically remain available for service. The final MetroRiders 630-2 are also to be sold following the entry into service of the new training buses 310/1.
  • Reading Transport Optare Excels: Former 956/8 are now with TM Travel
  • Reading Transport Optare Spectras: Former 751 has been reregistered D5 KKA
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 809 departed Reading for repaint on the evening of 25th.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 416 has been withdrawn and has departed the fleet, whilst 352, 452 and 353 have also been withdrawn and are awaiting collection along with withdrawn 252. Short term loans YN55 NDY and AE55 MVK are still available for service. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 16523 lost its MegaRear for Fiat Punto on 29th. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Ethanol demonstrator 599 has been purchased by the company and is about to go away for centre door conversion, re-seating and repaint into generic ethanol livery - silver with a rear green swoop. 811/13 returned from repaint from purple into maroon on 25th/26th. 805-10 will gradually be going away for repaint next into dark green for route 5, followed by 801-4 for repaint into generic silver from grey. 826 is also expected to go away for repaint from route 25/26 livery into route 15/16 livery. 501 is away for repaint into Newbury livery for use on route 32. 708/9 are about to transfer back from Newbury to Reading following the end of the school term and the cancellation of Trinity School routes 26/27. The order for a Mercedes Minibus for Vodafone appears to have been cancelled, but there may now be a requirement for an additional full size bus. 471-3 still have their rears for Fiat Punto. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 808/9 were both at North West Bus & Coach for repaint yesterday. Thanks to Paul Jenkinson for this.
  • Reading Transport Transbus Enviro 300s: Former 970 has now turned up with Travel London. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 60757 is on loan from Slough to Bracknell pending repairs to 60754. 53055 has been repainted into Slough trading Estate Hoppa livery. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. Official transfer dates to Glasgow for 64810/4 were 20th May and for 60755/6 to Essex were 22nd July. 64046 entered service on 11th July, whilst the official date of 4th July for 64048 is later than the first visual sighting reported, similarly the official transfer date of 14th July for 41169 going from Slough to Bracknell is later than visually reported. 60757 transferred from Slough to Bracknell on 12th. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 20213-5 have transferred from Nuneaton to Rugby, meanwhile withdrawn 20207/09/11 are heading further north than Merseyside. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.


  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 41234 and 41259 had arrived at Slough on loan from London by 12 July. Prior to this 41261 had also been on loan, but had left by 9 July. 41350 had also left by 9th and 41353 has left Bracknell. Thanks to Keith Nason for this. 41169 transferred from Slough to Bracknell by 7th. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Acquired on 24th were OSF 701/2Y, two Leyland Olympians with ECW bodywork. Dating from early 1983 they were new to Lothian but with Bennett, Gloucester since 2000. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22057 was due to have its branding for route 1 applied today, completing the rebranding of this route.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 20207/09/11 have transferred to Stagecoach Merseyside. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.




  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 34466 has transferred from Witney to Oxford having spent a few days on loan to Banbury. It was collected from Banbury on the evening of 18th. 18132/3 have been repainted loosing their branding for route 100, and 18134 is currently being done. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this. 22057 has lost its old branding for route 1, but the revised branding recently applied to the rest of the branded examples has yet to be applied.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: New is Optare Spectra T129 AUA in plain red. Thanks to Carl Jones for this.


  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 812 departed for repaint into maroon today. Thanks to Paul for this. 813 is also away for similar.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: Former 702 (now 20202) has returned on loan from First Coaches for RailAir duties. Thanks to John Wheeler for this.
  • Oxford Area Operators: New photo of Tappins / Heyfordian Optare Spectra T124 AUA added
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: CW53 TOP (former YN56 EZW) has been repainted into silver and WA05 DFG/J have had their Top Travel fleetnames replaced with Oxford International fleetnames. YN07 LKJ/K have been reregistered CW54/55 TOP rather than 55/56,  meanwhile WA56 ENW has been reregistered CW56 TOP. Thanks to Carl Jones for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 47420 has returned from repaint with 47026 going away in its place.



  • Thames Travel Fleet List: A third new Scania OmniCity double decker is OU08 HGO. Short term loan AE55 MVK is still in service, but is likely to depart soon. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1114 entered service today. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 64046 was in service by 13th. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: YJ51 EKK was reregistered X70 OXF, but has now returned back to its original mark. YJ03 GXP has been reregistered BKZ 70 and YJ03 GXR to X70 OXF. WA03 UDY/Z are still CW51/52 TOP, whilst CW53 TOP has been reregistered back to its original YN06 CYX with YN56 EZW taking the registration in its place. CW55/56 TOP have been reregistered back to WA06 GSU/V, YN07 LKJ/K taking the registrations in their place. CW56 TOP is assumed to have returned to its original WA56 ENV. Nissan 4x4 X90 OXF has been withdrawn, and the mark transferred to Renault van originally RY54 GHA. Thanks to Satu Sequeira for this.


  • News Page: Reading Transport Open Day with seven photos
  • News Page: Reading Mainline Reunion with photo of No.17 & No. 25
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 814 has returned from repaint into route 20/21 livery, whilst 813 is still present in full route 17 livery. 926/7 appear as if they may have been withdrawn as they are not fitted with ticket machines. 1114 is to enter service tomorrow on private hires for three days, and then normal service.



  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 931-6 were withdrawn and delicensed yesterday. The final date in service (and thus withdrawal date) are still to be established. Thanks to John Whitehead for this.


  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 34275 went from withdrawn to service in Dagenham on 27th May. 64047 entered service on 24th June. 60758 transferred to First Essex on 30th June. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 154 and 501 were in service on 3rd, whilst 67 is also still on site. Thanks to David Nutton for this.



  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 118 has a new MegaRear for Trueman Solicitors in place of Chaselaw Solicitors. Thanks to the Oxford Chiltern Bus Page for this.


  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 64048 was in service today. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: A new addition is Optare Spectra T130 AUA recently in use on the Milton Park shuttle. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: One of the new Scania OmniCity Double deckers is OU08 HGM and was in service in the last few days. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this. The other appears to be OY08 HGN numbered 508 and was in service on 30th. Both are H45/30F. AE55 MVK was still in service on 30th. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. Recent sightings of 154, 352, 416, 452, 501 and YN55 NDY would be appreciated.

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