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July 2009

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 471-6 have been put into reserve following the service changes from 13th July. 724 returned from Newbury to Reading on around 6th ahead of the changes to Vitality 1 and 11 from 20th. 723/8 remained on loan to the Green Bus until the end of the academic year and have now returned. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Leyland Olympians: Former 83/4 have gone from Shamrock Buses for scrap. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Scania / Irizar Centurys: 215 went to Home or Away, Luton after being returned to Alliance & Leicester. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.



  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18198/9 have both now returned from repaint and re-entered service on route S5, for which they will eventually be branded. Banbury 31361/2/5 are to be withdrawn soon and replaced by 34471/2 from Oxford (displaced by MANs from route S5 displaced by 18198/9) and theoretical reserve 31331. Withdrawn 42383 has been sold. 50206 arrived in Oxford a few days after 50202-4 also with "coming soon" branding. 18051/2 departed for Devon a couple of weeks ago, and 18195-7 departed for their new home this week.



  • First Berkshire Fleet List: The transfer of 41267 from Slough to Bracknell took place on 9th June. Training vehicles 64795-7 were withdrawn and put into storage on 24th June. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Reading Transport Optare Spectras: Former 703 has been sold from Ensign to DeKing Cars Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus. Former 705 has passed to a new owner following the demise of Alder Valley Travel on 22nd May.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 31043-6 have new branding for route 86 and 31330 for the 4, 31043 loosing its Hampshire MegaRear for Mobile Phone Driving Safety and 31044 its Hampshire MegaRear for Bicycle Safety. Thanks to Keith Wood and Tim Warneck for this. 14515/7 are confirmed at a Barnsley scrap yard along with 32629/30 and former 20205. New is KX09 NCE, one of 13 tri-axle Volvo B12 / Plaxton Panthers expected at Rugby for Megabus work. Thanks to Steve Buckley for this. 32001/32575 are also no longer listed with the fleet.



  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18053-5 have transferred to Stagecoach Devon to join 18056, with 18196 returning from Devon to Oxford temporarily before transfer elsewhere along with 18195/7. Neoplan Skyliner 50103 has been withdrawn early to establish a decommissioning process pending delivery of the new VanHools.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Leamington 14023, 20557-60, 20803/04/08/21/23 and Stratford 20223-5 have gone into reserve. 33353/4/6 have transferred from Rugby to Stratford, loosing their branding for route 4. 33910/1/3/4 have entered service at Leamington. 52622 has rejoined the active fleet at Rugby from reserve. Reserve 14515-7 are no longer listed with the fleet, and may have been sold.



  • News Page: BTS Annual Tour with former Thames Valley Bristol Lodekka GRX 140D, Reading MCW Metrobus Mk1 162 and Alder Valley Leyland National 218
  • Reading Transport Optare Solos: New photo of former 107 with North Somerset Coaches added. Thanks to David Fricker for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 201 and 202 entered service on 1st July and 640-3 have "temporary Brookesbus" branding
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 18051-5, 18195-7 were withdrawn on 30th June following the end of the Brookesbus contract. 18198 is currently being prepared for repaint whilst 18199 is being done. 22913/23/26 have now lost their branding for route 7.

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