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July 2011

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  • First Berkshire Fleet List: The three new Volvo B9TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s for Greenline have arrived at Heysham Docks from Wrightbus and are registered BJ11 ECX/ECY/XGY (ECY corrected from ECV). Thanks to Gerald Nicholls for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 313 and 314 entered service during June. 115 had been repainted into Oxford Bus Company livery by 23 June, retaining it's MegaRear for The Ashmolean. 853 has Vivacity branding.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Banbury 47237 went on loan to Witney on 23rd to provide additional cover during the game fair, returning on 27th. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Withdrawn 14034 and 52436 have been sold to Hardwick (dealer). Reserve 27504 returned to service at Rugby, 34123 has transferred from Rugby to Leamington, and Leamington 33911 has gone into reserve. Withdrawn 28503 has been returned to Warwickshire County Council.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: A further claret hybrid at the Leyland staging post ready for delivery is SN11 BVX. Thanks to Gregg Collins for this. This is most likely 216. As SN11 BVO/P have departed Leyland but never materialised in Reading, it seems likely that these marks were incorrectly applied and the buses were in fact from the five clarets already delivered.
  • Oxford Bus company Fleet List: 854 has Simplicity branding. Thanks to Graham Low for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Oxford 22925/26/33-6/40/41 went into reserve at the end of service on 23rd as a result of the coordinated timetables with Oxford Bus Company commencing on 24th. 22936 and 22941, however, were in service today. 93005 transferred to Yorkshire on 24th following a corresponding reduction in requirement for crew cars. Additionally staff transport vehicle 42624 will go into reserve at the end of the day today, being replaced by Optare Solo 47455 which became available in the daytime following the loss of route 600 in June but continues to be required for service every evening.


  • News Page: New Generic Livery Hits the Road with photo of 1110
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Reserve 1017-9 were temporarily returned to service on 19th in unbranded light green to provide cover on routes 20/20A/21 due to low trees causing damage to the top deck windows on two of the new E400Hs. Work to lop the trees back to the legally required height clearance of 16ft6 is expected to be finished during Monday.
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniCity Double Deckers: 1110 returned to service by 21st. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • Reading Transport Wright Solars: New photo of 1017 added
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 32963 transferred from Slough to Bracknell on the evening of 15th. 33153 went on loan from Bracknell to Slough on 18th pending entry into service of 64001/2. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Mortons Travel Fleet List: A new addition in May was convertible open top Bristol VR UWV 623S from Coastal & Country Coaches. It has been restored to Southdown NBC Green/White for private charters.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: SN11 BWG/H/J have now all been repainted black with Newbury & District branding. Thanks to Ken MacKenzie for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Withdrawn 28504 appears to have passed to Johnsons Coaches. 39693 has returned to Nuneaton from loan to Northampton, and 20224 back to reserve at Leamington. 20809 meanwhile remains in service. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1110 has been repainted into a new generic livery, departing on 6th and returning on 15th. 1111 departed in its place. Thanks to Mike for this.
  • Horseman Coaches Fleet List: Withdrawn N660/2/5 VJB passed to Plaxton (dealer) in June. Thanks to Buses magazine for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Seating layouts on the Enviro 400s corrected to H47/33F (1201-6) and H47/30F (1207-9). Thanks to Buses magazine for this. 1207-9 gained prominent fleet numbers a few weeks after arrival.



  • News Page: Claret Hybrids Enter Service with photos of 215 and 207
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 207 entered service yesterday. Thanks to Dave for this. SN11 BVU is confirmed as being 213.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 213/18/28 are branded Centricity (218 is not Capacity as previously reported), 215/25/30 Simplicity, 221 Vivacity, 222/7 Capacity and 229 is assumed to be Elasticity to complete the sequence. Thanks to David Gray for this. 834 is also branded Elasticity.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Witney 47449 went on loan to Banbury from approx 11th. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this.



  • Reading Transport Fleet List: The new Wright  Streetlites are due for delivery in January 2012. 820/1 and 1018/9 were the vehicles that went on loan to Newbury on 6th and 7th June to cover for the vehicles damaged by vandals. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. A further claret hybrid pending delivery is SN11 BVU. Thanks to Gregg Collins for this. Reserve 1017-9 have lost their branding for route 22 and remain out of use for sale.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 20201 returned to First Capital off loan during May. Withdrawn 34277 and 60754 have been sold to Erith Commercials for scrap. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.


  • News Page: Reading Buses Annual Open Day with photo of 210
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Reserve Nuneaton/Leamington 33351/6 have been on loan to Northampton recently, but 33351 is now back in service at Nuneaton. 39692/3 are expected to remain on loan to Northampton for a week. 18409/10 have returned to Northampton from Leamington where they were only present for a weekend. Thanks to Mutly for this.


  • News Page: Trolleybus Returns to Broad Street
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Further new E400Hs to arrive are SN11 BVM and BVW. The former is 207.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Nuneaton 39692/3 are on loan to Northampton. Thanks to Mutly for this. Withdrawn 28502-5 may see service in Nuneaton to allow some E200 to cover the Silverstone Grand Prix prior to their departure.

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