News Page: Recent Changes in Bracknell with
photo of bus stop FN
First Berkshire Fleet List: New arrivals by
15th were 60755, 60757 and 60758 which will join 60756 at Slough for routes 41 and 43.
61258 has been allocated to Bracknell instead of Slough as previously reported. New
arrivals on 19th were temporary acquisitions 20366, 20367, 20373 and 20374 which are Volvo
B7R / Plaxton Profiles from First Cymru Port Talbot depot. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
The Volvos are for Greenline services, but because they are temporary acquisitions will
retain First corporate livery. They replace four Scania Berkhofs which will transfer to
the London training fleet replacing Metrobuses. The remaining four Berkhofs look set to
follow once replacements can be found. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 904 entered
service yesterday on the 602 football service (although only to the stadium before the
match), presumably because earlier in the week Darts 401-10 were all taken off the road
with a chassis defect, and it is not known when they will be able to return to service.
828-34 have all lost their Oxford Abingdon Direct branding in preparation for service
changes on 10th December.
First Berkshire Fleet List: Registrations for
60754, 60756 and 61258 corrected to N419 ENW, M421 MWY and N417 ENW. Thanks to Grahame
Bessey for highlighting this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire Fleet
List: 16614/5 have been repainted from into standard livery from Unibus
livery. Physical confirmation is required regarding the reported move of 31333 from
Leamington to Nuneaton, as it may only be pending. Similarly, despite officially being in
reserve 14517 remains in service at Leamington. 52601 is not currently with the
fleet, and it is now unclear whether it ever actually was. Thanks to Paul for this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire Fleet
List: Nuneaton 14515, 40143 and 40153 and Rugby 41505 have been withdrawn and
put into store at Leamington. 14515 and 41505 are in reserve whilst 40143 and 40153 are
for disposal. 14386, 14932, 14944 and 40163 appear to have been sold. 31333 has
transferred from Leamington to Nuneaton.
Thames Travel Fleet List: Varios 846 and 848
have left the fleet. Seating capacity of 506, 606 and 156 corrected to B29F (from B26F).
First Berkshire Fleet List: 61258 has been
allocated to Slough, with another three of the six South Yorkshire examples also to be
allocated there, only two will be used at Bracknell. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: NBZ 70 / NDZ 70
have been returned to their original marks YN04 WTC/D, and WA03 UDY/Z have gained NBZ 70 /
NDZ 70 in their place. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
Courtney Coaches Fleet List: A second DAF
DB250 / East Lancs Lowlander has been delivered registered YJ56 KCK. Thanks to Derek
Bradfield for this.
News Page: Euro Bus Expo 2006 review with
photos, including Reading's new MAN double decker and the new Optare Versa
Optare: Page updated with details of new
models and chassis revisions for Euro 4
Reading Transport Fleet List: Six new Scania
K230UB / Wright Solars are on order for DayTrack, with expected delivery in August 2007.
They will replace 731-7 which are to be returned to their leasing company. An MAN ND 243F
/ East Lancs Kinetic+ demonstrator has been acquired, and will join the double deck fleet
in about March 2007 once it has finished its demonstration work. 472 is confirmed as
having lost its Directline.com MegaRear in favour of fleet livery.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 810 has been
refurbished and repainted in City 5 livery. Dart 402 has also been repainted into the new
Oxford Bus Company livery. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 723 and 962
are going to East Lancs for repaint tomorrow. 631 has had its Newbury Buses logos removed,
Reading Buses logos placed on the front and a cash vault fitted. It may therefore be about
to enter service at Reading. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: Events have not
followed the information on the official movement sheets reported on 2nd. 64819 remains in
service along with 64811/5. 64819 was always meant to be staying along with 64810/7 due to
advertising liveries. 64815/8 had returned to Bracknell last night, presumably returned
from loan. New arrivals from South Yorkshire are Scania L113CRL 61258, 60754, 60756 with
three more expected shortly. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
Reading Transport MegaRears: 474/6 (and
probably 472) have lost their MegaRears for Directline.com, 474 in favour of fleet livery,
and 476 for a new rear for Ikea. These were presumably done during in October along with
previously reported 475. New photos of the rears on 475
and 476 added.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 64819 has been
withdrawn and has gone into storage at Hayes along with 60295 and 64816. Meanwhile 64818
been withdrawn and has gone with 64812/4 on loan to Hampshire. Thanks to Mat Wooll for
Reading Transport Optare Solos: 120 did not
loose its Vodafone logos or rear advert by 27th as previously reported. 123 was also in
service in the new livery by this date. Thanks to John Wheeler for this. The exact livery
status of 120 and 121 needs confirming.