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August 2011

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  • News Page: Pink Routes Unveiled with photo of 1101 from John Wheeler.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The two new VanHool Alicrons have been delivered and are WA11 HXS/T in black Weavaway livery. Expected in August is an additional Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 for Newbury & District, and in September six new Irisbus / Plaxton Panthers to be registered YN61 AXD/F/G/J/K/S for Haywards. MAC 96P and 327 RFC are now Weavaway vehicles rather than Abingdon Coaches, and W60/70/90 Weavaway rather than Countywide. Short term loan SG03 ZCH is assumed to have departed some time ago.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Eight Enviro 200s 36448-55 are on order for Banbury routes S4 and 500 and are expected at the end of the year. Reserve 22936/41 have been returned to the active fleet in Oxford following the transfer of 33653/5 to Banbury. In addition Oxford reserve 33822 is now in active reserve at Banbury. 59211 has returned from fire damage repairs now in plain white livery and has gone on loan to London. 47450 returned to Witney from loan to Banbury soon after arrival. 47238 has lost Network Banbury routes B1/B2 branding following repaint.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1114 has returned to service following repaint into silver. Thanks to Martin for this. 1113 was at Hants & Dorset Trim being repainted on 22nd along with former 827 and 828. Thanks to Mike for this.
  • Reading Transport East Lancs Kinetec+: New photo of former 501 with Slaemuir Coaches / Pride of the Clyde added. Thanks to Jonathan Graham for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 16484 has been sold to Hardwick (dealer). Reserve 33911 has been returned to service at Leamington to allow 34123 to transfer to Rugby to help run route GA01/GA02 along with 35218 transferred from Northampton to Rugby on 6th. New is Ford Transit van 95270 at Leamington.




  • News Page: Two New RailAir Coaches with photos of 20807 (rear)
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 208 was in service by 15th. Thanks to Julian Walker for this. 209 was in service by 19th. Thanks to David G for this. 818 departed for Beestons on 18th. Thanks to Emma Jarvis for this. The remaining OmniDekkas expected to go to Go South Coast are 820/21/23/26-34. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. Withdrawn 828/9 had departed for repaint into their new owners livery at Hants & Dorset trim by 17th, whilst 820/23/26/33/34 remained in service today. It is possible that 819, 822, 824, 825 may not now be sold. By 19th July van RJ54 WTF had gained fleet number 309 over the filler cap, and similarly RO60 WVX has gained fleet number 355 sometime since 2nd April.
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: 861 has a new MegaRear for West London Motor Group.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 818 has been sold to Beestons of Hadleigh and is to be collected shortly. Thanks to Emma Jarvis for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 795/8 are being retained for use as driver training vehicles. Thanks to Ross Robertson and Brighton & Hove for this.



  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: New photo of 816 with Sanders in Norwich added. Thanks to Kevin Smith for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 796/9 transferred to Brighton & Hove and 811/3-9 to Go North East in July. Only Volvos 795/8 now remain in the fleet. 107/9/12, 902/3/8/9 were also withdrawn in July leaving 117 still in Park & Ride livery.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Witney 15533 went on loan to Banbury to run the annual special Fairport Convention service 11-14 August this year. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 818 was withdrawn on 6th, 827-9 by 6th and 830-1 on 8th. 832 remained in service today. 1112 has returned from repaint into silver, with 1101 departing for repaint into pink. 1111 has not been retrimmed. Not previously recorded here was 1031's return from repaint into generic silver in early June.
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: 860 has a new MegaRear for West London Motor Group.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 16616 has now been repainted into red Unibus livery. Thanks to Adam for this.



  • News Page: Oxford Road Roadworks with photos of 843 and 1105. Thanks to Richard Mallett for these photos.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 214/7/8 had arrived and were ready to enter service on 1st. Confirmed sightings were 214 on 3rd and 217 on 5th, thanks to James Cusworth for these, and 218 on 5th, thanks to John Wheeler for this. 208 arrived on 2nd and 209 on 3rd. The remaining 13 will enter service on Purple 17 on 3rd October following a launch on 19 September. 1112 has gone away for repaint.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 33655 transferred from Oxford to Banbury on 5th and 33653 today for use on routes GA01/GA02. Two MANs will be returned to service at Oxford from reserve to cover for these. 47449 has returned to Witney from loan to Banbury, but 47450 went on loan from Witney to Banbury on 5th to cover for Banbury 47238 being repainted.


  • News Page: First Berkshire Greenline Gemini 2 Preview with photo of 37985-7. Thanks to Gerald Nicholls for this.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 208/09/14/18/19 will be SN11 BVO/P/V/Y/Z. 811-7 were withdrawn on 14th July, but 813/7 were temporarily reinstated on 18th and 19th to help cover whilst the trees in Lower Earley were being trimmed. 811/2 have been sold to Stephenson's of Rochford, 813/7 to Go South Coast and 814/5/6 to Sanders Services, with the first departing on 20th July and the rest by the end of the month. 1108/09/12-14 will follow 1111 into generic silver livery, with 1110-4 being used in an unexpected move to replace 1-5 and 1015/6 on the Thames Valley Park service from 10th October. 1101-7 will be repainted pink for the Caversham routes. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. SN11 BVX is 216 and is now in service. Thanks to David G for this. 210-13/15 returned to service on 26th.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: The two new Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panthers for RailAir are 20806/7 YX11 HPO/P and will have leather seats with an offside table for four (two rear-ward facing seats) immediately behind the driver, and power sockets throughout. They wear First Corporate livery and will gain the latest RailAir branding later following use on a special project elsewhere within First Group in September. 64002 has returned from single door conversion and 64005 has gone away in its place. 64001/2 have yet to enter service however. Bracknell 42412 went on loan to Slough in July. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. Provisional fleet numbers for the new Gemini 2s are 37985-7, subject to final confirmation. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 16616 has gone away for repaint into Red Unibus livery from pink. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

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