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October 2013

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  • News Page: Kings Road Closure with photos of 221, 228, 229, 412, 836 and 853
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 131-4 had entered service at Newbury by 17th with 1032/3 back in reserve for sale. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: The first two of the three new Geminis 37997-9 are currently on delivery from Wrightbus and are registered BF63 HDV/X. Thanks to Malcolm Jones for this. Following the entry into service of the new E200s at Slough 41172/4/5/6, 41772 and 42342 have been withdrawn and 42643 has transferred to First Bristol. 40721 has gone on loan to Weymouth. Thanks to Matt Wooll for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 16262 transferred in from Basingstoke on 10th and withdrawn 36241 has been reinstated. 16588, 42056/7 have been withdrawn. 16269 is no longer on loan.
  • Horseman Coaches Fleet List: RV63 NGG is a Plaxton Panther 2. Thanks to Stephen Le Bras for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 14 Enviro 400s from Go South Coast are expected on loan in the spring.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 36939-52 had all entered service by 8ths, leaving 36938 to be seen. Thanks to Robert Wyburn for this. Some have branding for route X17 and new route X19. Leamington 33397, 33460, 33911, 34121 and 34498 have gone into reserve whilst 33910 has been withdrawn for disposal. 34122 has transferred to Northampton. Registrations for 36950/1 confirmed as SN63 KGO/P. Megabus 52567, 52677 and 53028 have gone into reserve with 55001-10 now in service.


  • News Page: Nottingham OmniCity with photos of former 9 and 12
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 414 has been named John Vaughan. 131 arrived on 2nd and was expected to enter service by 7th but has still to be confirmed.
  • Reading Transport Optare Spectras: New photo of former 703 in Cyprus added. Thanks to David Smith for this.
  • Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas: 801 was on loan to Newbury from approx 16th September until 22nd. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Carousel Buses Fleet List: 561 was sold during June. YJ13 HJY has been repainted into lemon and lime Courtney livery. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 44560-8 had all entered service on their intended routes 5,6,7 and 58 by 9th. Thanks to Stephen Le Bras for this.
  • Horseman Coaches Fleet List: An unregistered Volvo B9R / Plaxton Elite was purchased from Plaxton (dealer) in July. It's booked registration YN13 AWX was replaced with RV63 NGG prior to entering service in September. R204 STF was sold to Commercial Training, Bathgate in June. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this. Anther report on RV63 NGG refers to it as a Volvo B12B / Plaxton Profile 2, so the exact type requires confirmation.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: Former 39 was exhibited by BASE (dealer) at the Bus & Coach Live on 2/3 October up-seated to C70F. It is to pass to Redwoods Travel shortly where it will be reregistered USV 577. Thanks to Dave Godley for this. 103/4/13/16/18/19 returned to Oxford from loan to Go South Coast by 6th August. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this. 120 is thought to have returned from loan to Thames Travel, and 111, 208 and 211 to have lost their temporary Q-buster branding in September. A batch of new double deckers are expected on loan from Go South Coast before the start of the Oxford Low Emission Zone in January 2014 to temporarily replace the remaining Tridents pending the delivery of new vehicles ordered for the start of the renewed Brookesbus contract later in the year.
  • Stewarts Coaches Fleet List: YN09 AOK/L remained on loan until June having been sold to Plaxton (dealer) in March. YN58 AGX/Z were sold to Taylor Coach Sales in July following the arrival of Mercedes-Benz 0816D / Unvi GT-R PE13 KUJ/N. Similar PE13 KUO arrived in August, followed by a Mercedes-Benz 0516D / Unvi Vega registered PE63 PZX in September. These allowed SN06 KPR and YN58 AZU to follow the others to Taylor Coach Sales in September. YN60 BZP (which was previously incorrectly shown here as BXP) was sold to Irizar (dealer) in exchange for recent arrival YN63 ZHJ. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: B10 MBT/DT/FT/LT reverted to their original registrations in June prior to sale to Plaxton (dealer), followed by B10 MWT in August. RIL 7163, KUI 5324 and ECZ 3507 were sold during June to J Hill Coach Sales, P414/5 HRB to Plaxton (dealer) in August and KUI 9418 has also been sold. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this. TIL 1184 was sold for preservation on 27 August.
  • White Bus Service Fleet List: New additions in August were Volvo B7R / Plaxton Profiles YN59 GPE/F. R674 OEB which was thought to have been sold in October 2011 to Vale (dealer) didn't go through, and in the event remained in the fleet until January 2013 when it was sold to Peake, Pontypool. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Leamington 34625/42/44 has transferred to Northampton. Thanks to Keith Wood and Steve Buckley for this.


  • News Page: BTS Tour of Reading with photos of 420 (2)
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 44560/1/2/7 entered service on 5th. 40721 and 42659 transferred from Slough to Bracknell whilst 42644 was withdrawn and moved to Bracknell. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this. 44567/68 were delivered by 1st and are YX63 LLG/J. Thanks to Stephen Le Bras for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: C1-8 OXF have been returned to their original registrations and placed on the vehicles that were originally N171-8 LHU. RX58 KHF/G/H have transferred to Greenham and AE57 FBA/B to Didcot. Thanks to David Wilder for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22936/41 have gone on loan to Stagecoach West at Gloucester.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 36939/41/47/48/50/52 have entered service at Leamington. Leamington 16516 is in use at Northampton presumably as a transfer. 47011 has lost its MegaRear for Wildmoor Spa. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

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