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October 2014

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  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 751-4 entered service on 17th, 755-7 on 23rd and 758 on 24th. Thanks to various sources for this. 1209 was ready to return from repaint into generic silver on 14th. Thanks to Martin for this. 199 returned from Newbury to Reading a couple of weeks ago and returned to ADL in week commencing 20th October. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 310 went on loan to Thamesdown Transport from 13-19 October. Thanks to Stuart Curwen for this.
  • Carousel Fleet List: 101 has transferred in from Thames Travel and 104/11/18/20 from Oxford Bus Company. All are in blue except 101/2 which have been repainted into full Carousel livery. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this. 874 is also on loan to Oxford Bus Company along with 873. Thanks to Tony Atkins for this.
  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: YJ08 PJO/U also arrived in August, with YD63 UZE/F and KP63 RHE presumably having departed after their 13 week loan. Thanks to Tony Atkins for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 44502/3 have transferred to Slough from First Cymru, with 64032 going on loan from Slough to Bracknell (joining similar 64043 also on loan). Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 15994-6 are in standard livery and intended for City services. They entered service during October allowing all of 15434-9 to be used on routes X30/31 in place of E300s. Oxford 15933 went on loan to Witney by 15th.


  • News Page: Friar Street Returns to Normal-ish with photos of 199 (thanks to Tony Atkins for this), 842, 1107 and Courtney Buses YJ14 BGZ.
  • Reading Transport Optare Spectras: New photo of former 732 with Renown Coaches added. Thanks to David Smith for this.
  • Reading Transport Wright Streetlites: Former 151/2/4/5/6 passed from Ventura Sales (dealer) to Buses Excetera in late August. New photo of former 156 added. Thanks to Bob Stanger for this.
  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: The second Versa is YJ64 DZM and entered service in September. KX07 HFB and KX58 BHO are assumed to have returned off loan. Coffee & Cream liveried YJ14 BGY is named Latte, YH14 BGZ Cappuccino, RX06 WRU Espresso and RX58 HVJ Mocha. Coffee and Mint liveried YJ64 DZL is named Imperial and DZM Humbug. YJ14 BGY and YJ64 DZM had MegaRears for Signarama, BGY's has since been replaced with one for Hunters.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 1579/80 have transferred to Southern Vectis. Carousel 873 and possibly one other is on loan. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 15994-6 have arrived and gone into reserve pending service changes.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: The first of the new E400s arrived on 3rd registered YX64 VRM. A new van is Iveco LR11 RXM in lime green. Thanks to Bob Stanger for this. Meanwhile YX64 VRL and one other were currently at Alexander Dennis, Harlow on 5th. Thanks to Martin Jarvis for this. 498 was in service by 29th after arriving by 17th. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. 1010/11 left for First South West on 28th September.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 40956 and 42115 transferred to First Bristol in September and 42659 is thought to have departed for scrap. 44568 has gone on loan to First Cymru in exchange for 44569 which is on loan for gearbox comparisons. 64038 spent a short period on loan from 18th August to 4th September, 64043 went on loan from 26th August. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 612-4 are GA/JG/GH64 OXF. All except 601/3 were in service on 15th September. Thanks to Ralph Adams, Ian Rivett and Stephen Le-Bras for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Withdrawn 47434 was temporarily reinstated at Banbury on 29th to provide a duplicate on route 488, before departing again on 4th. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this. Withdrawn 33463/4 and 33650/3 have been sold. Witney 47239 and Oxford 22770 have gone into reserve, with 22771 returning to service.
  • Stagecoach Midlands (in Warwickshire) Fleet List: 22840/1 have new MegaRears for Vasstech Auto Services. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this. Reserve 22843 has returned to service with 34491 going into reserve. Scania / Irizar i6 80025 is on loan for Megabus work.

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