Updatesanim.gif (2487 bytes)


August 2008

< Last Month | Updates Archive | Next Month >

| Site Last Updated: 03-09-08 |




  • News Page: Silver OmniDekkas with photo of 803
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1009 lost its branding for routes 4/5/6 by 23rd. 709 transferred from Newbury to Reading on 20th and 708 on 21st. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 801 and 803 have returned to service today following repaint into silver, meanwhile 801/4 are away for similar and 826 is currently being prepared to go from light pink to light blue.
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 802 was at North West Bus & Coach for repaint into silver on 24th. Thanks to Paul Jenkinson for this. 806 returned from repaint on approx 11/12th August and re-entered service on 15th, 807 returned from repaint on 14th August and was in service by 18th, whilst 814 was fully vinyled by 15th August. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport East Lancs Kinetec Plus: 501 is still away at North West Bus & Coach. Thanks to Paul Jenkinson for this.
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniCity Double Deckers: 1101, 1102, 1103, 1105, 1110 and 1114 received revised rear branding by 4th - "next stop: helping you tackle climate change". All of the others continue to state "I'm powered by sugar waste!". New photo of 1114 added.
  • Reading Transport ColourBuses: New photo of 963 and photo of 933 from April added
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: New photo of 964 with a new MegaRear for London Irish added
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 43911/3/4 were at North West Bus & Coach on 24th. Thanks to Paul Jenkinson for this. 53056/7 have been repainted into Slough Trading Estate Hoppa livery and 42339 and 60163 have new MegaRears for Pizza Hut. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Thames Travel: New photo of 508 added



  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: The official fleet card suggests that the new Leamington Solos will actually enter service with registrations KX58 AYE-H. Rugby 14023 has gone into reserve and 14387 has been withdrawn for disposal along with reserve 14381/2. 20208/12/19 have transferred from reserve at Leamington to Stagecoach North West. Leamington 20220 has gone into reserve. Further Volvo B6s from Stagecoach South for Rugby are 31045/7. 47026 has returned from refurbishment, whilst has gone away in its place. Withdrawn 40148/50/52 have been sold.






  • News Page: Green Giants with photos of 810, 1010 and 20202
  • News Page: New Life in Essex with photo of 60755/6. Thanks to Terry Clark for this.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 811 has returned to service in full route 20/21 livery and 801-4 are currently being prepared for repaint into generic silver. To correct previous reports, 599 has not been acquired by the company, but discussions along these lines are under way.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Loaned 50133 received branding for the Oxford Tube today, and may enter service over the weekend


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1011 and 1021 have lost their branding for routes 4/5/6. Thanks to James Cusworth and Michael Bennett for this. 963 has a new ColourBus livery for Trunkwell. Thanks to John Wheeler and James Lamb for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: Three Volvo B9TL / Wright Geminis to be numbered 37274-6 are on order for Greenline route 702. Thanks to Brian Girling for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 809/10 have been repainted dark green for route 5 and have returned to service today on routes 4/5/6 without branding. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this. Dark green 1010 has lost its branding for routes 4/5/6. Thanks to Michael for this.


  • Reading Transport Former Vehicle Fleet List: New evidence confirms that the withdrawal date of 76 was 22nd October 2004 instead of 21st as previously thought.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 41259 officially transferred on loan to Slough on 11th July, whilst 41234 officially transferred on 14th (but was noted in situ on 12th). Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.


  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 813 has returned to service following repaint into route 20/21 livery
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 31044/48/52 have arrived at Rugby from Stagecoach South for new service 94 to Northampton. Thanks to Simon Langley for this. 20207/9/11 appear to have transferred to Stagecoach North West, along with 20210. Thanks to Keith Ward for this.


  • Thames Travel Fleet List: Contrary to other reports, YN55 NDY had been returned to BlueBus Rentals by 1st July at which point it was sold to Beestons, Hadleigh where it was in service by 7th. Thanks to Colin Humphrey for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Neoplan Skyliner 50133 is expected on medium term loan from Stagecoach Western Ayr depot this weekend for use on the Oxford Tube from later next week.

< Last Month | Updates Archive | Next Month >