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October 2012

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28-10-12:

  • News Page: Special Service for University Open Days with photo of 824
  • News Page: Thames Travel Fleet Changes with photos of 804 and 1909
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1112-4 will be regularly used on route 9 from tomorrow in place of 1020-22. 1020/2 will remain available, but 1021 is to be debranded and will go on loan to Newbury for Vodafone duties. This will allow 1029 to be withdrawn, whilst 1-5 replace 10-12, 1030 and 1037. Reading 1028 and Vodafone 1029/30 are to leave the fleet for a new owner shortly. 1031 returned from loan to Newbury at some point this month. 2 and 4 have been repainted into Vodafone red and have entered service in Newbury, and 5 was due back from repaint this week. 1037 will follow into white next. 123 was sold to Walsall Community Transport on 16th, who also have an option to buy 124 which has now been withdrawn for sale. 
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: 860 has lost it's rear for West London Motor Group in favour of fleet livery. New photos of the rears on 819 and 824 added.
  • Baileys of Newbury Fleet List: YN56 BFX was acquired in May 2011 and sold in July 2012. New in May was Irisbus / Indcar PO12 EOM. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Carousel Buses Fleet List: 471-3 have been reregistered OU55 PUO/V and RX06 WYU, with C1-3 WYC transferring to 801-3. Thanks to Buses magazine for this.
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: YJ57 EKH/K, XWM/N/O/P/R/S/T/U have been advertised for sale. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: X7 FFC has left the fleet, but the registration has been retained and applied to Y522 DDA. The vehicle has been replaced with V311EAL from Sandhurst and Yateley Coaches.
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: YC11 YWO has been named Linny. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 408 and 412 have been withdrawn and sold to Ensignbus (dealer), with 405-14 all to be withdrawn and sold shortly.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Two 10.8m Enviro 200s are on order to replace Solos. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 33462-4 have arrived on short term loan from Stagecoach East for an increased frequency on route 10 and increased requirement on routes 12 and 16 from 29th pending the arrival of twelve new Enviro 200s for route 10 shortly. 33652 has gained a new MegaRear for Burns.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 17412 remains in reserve and will not enter service until the spring. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

23-10-12:

  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 40729 and 40906 have transferred in from Andover and reserve for additional services taken on following the collapse of Countryliner.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Following the arrival of the new ADL Enviro 400s, Leamington 16223, 16492 and 16616 have gone into reserve and 16516 (livery tbc) and 16614/15/20 have transferred to Stratford. Stratford 16483, 16598, 16786 and 16872 have gone into reserve. Recent arrival 22460 is in reserve, whilst 22459 is allocated to Rugby. Reserve 33356 and Rugby 33457 have been withdrawn for sale. 20227 has been sold. Added in February was Ford Fiesta 90815, 90823 replaced 92925 in February, 92018 has been reregistered BU09 UUA, whilst 92304 was reregistered BX10 HWG prior to transfer to Stagecoach South West who retain the 9737 VC mark. Preserved Bristol FLF 19953 apparently transferred from Northampton to Leamington by August.

21-10-12:

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 1 and 3 are now in use at Newbury in plain red, whilst 10 has gone away for repaint into white. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: Recently transferred 900 has been renumbered 300 following successful trials under Botley Road bridge. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: A further Volvo from Go South Coast is 1927 W997 WGH, which along with 1909 is on loan. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. Further examples are expected shortly, with 804, 808 having been on loan from Carousel buses this week, followed by 807 replacing 808. These loans follow the withdrawal of some of the newer MANs for disposal. Thanks to John Hammond for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Loaned 47459/51 are allocated to Oxford's Chipping Norton outstation rather than Witney.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: New arrivals at Nuneaton by 16th were ADL Enviro200s KX62 BKA/BKO/BLN/BLZ/BNF. Thanks to Daniel Mears and Alistair Rigley for this.

14-10-12:

  • Reading Transport East Lancs Olympuses: 850-4 have had their front window lettering updated from 1 to 1.20 following the September price change. Thanks to Daniel Radomski for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 29-34 have been sold to ASL Coaches and 37 to Stephensons of Essex. 900 is confirmed as having transferred in from Thames Travel at the start of September and is being repainted into City (Electricity) livery.
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: A further addition is Ford Tourneo HIG 9345 whilst Volvo / Jonkheere XIL 7398 has left the fleet having been advertised for sale in March, with the registration being transferred onto Mercedes-Benz BX54 ECE.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: New is W399 WGH from Go South Coast in blue South Coast livery with Thames Travel lettering. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. It was in service by 4th. 851 is unbranded. Thanks to Alex Horwood for this. 521 has been repainted into plain white with fleet logos. Thanks to Steve Annells for this. 709 has been repainted into blue/green. Thanks to Daniel Radomski for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22768-70 remain on loan to Banbury and 47237-9 to Witney.

06-10-12:

  • Reading Transport MegaRears: New photo of rear on 1201 added
  • Reading Transport Trams: New link to British Tramway Badges - Reading added
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: More information about the dates 803 and 804 have been at Newbury added. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: S853 DGX has returned to service, with loaned T131 AUA likely to have left. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 32461 has transferred in from reserve at Stagecoach South, and is in full livery. Thanks to Steve Wickens for this. The official transfer date was 29th August, with loaned 32623 withdrawn for disposal.
  • Mortons Travel Fleet List: D213 MKK was sold to Reliant Coaches in July.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Vehicles acquired from Tappins added. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this. SF10 EBV, YN10 ACU/DV, WA11 HXS/T and W40/60/70 OOW have transferred to Didcot.
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: New is Y522 DDA from Yateley and Sandhurst coaches. T628 NMJ has been reregistered JIG 3722 and LIL 9173 appears to have left the fleet.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22770 has also returned from Stagecoach South. To cover emergency contracts for 13 vehicles yesterday and following the collapse of RH Transport, on the evening of 4th 22768-70 went on loan to Banbury to release 47237-9 to go on loan to Witney, 47037 arrived at Witney on loan from Stagecoach Midlands (Northampton), and 42624 was brought out of reserve to release 47455, probably to Witney.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Today 33454/5 arrived on loan from Midlands (Northampton), 33947/70 on loan from West (Swindon) and 47549/51 on loan from West (Gloucester) to cover replacement contracts for 16 vehicles from Monday. In addition 22767-71 will remain in the fleet for the time being.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Cambridge 22459/60 are currently being prepared at Northampton for use at Rugby. Thanks to Steve Buckley for this.

01-10-12:

  • News Page: Gold Buses for Thames Valley Park with photos of BF62 JZL (& interior) taken by Jez Head and a lineup of BF62 JZM/L/P (2) provided by Mark Chandler.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 804 has permanently transferred to Newbury (Vodafone). 1 has returned from repaint into red, and will transfer to Newbury shortly. 1037 is now expected to transfer to Reading instead of 9. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport MegaRears: New photo of the updated rear on 844 added
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: A fleet of 11 new Optare Solo SRs are on order for delivery between November and January. Ten are to be standard width 9m versions and one a Slimline version.
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: DAF DB250 / Plaxton President T131 AUA has been on loan since an accident involving S853 DGX in early September. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 60164 has lost its ColourBus livery for Octagon Toyota, Coppid Beach & Jubilee Tools, revealing it's former route 190 branding. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this. Loaned 32929 has returned to London. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 33141 has a new MegaRear for Reading Football Club
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: The new Citaros are registered BF62 JZH/J-P. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. The RFC team coach is registered RO12 ALS.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22761/2/4/8 have all returned from loan to Stagecoach South with 22770 still outstanding. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 14 Alexander Dennis Enviro 200s are thought to be on order for Nuneaton. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

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