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November 2009

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  • Burghfield Minicoaches Fleet List: W116 JFB was sold to a private owner in Liverpool in September. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Countywide Travel (Fleet Buzz) Fleet List: HV52 WTC has entered service numbered 75 following HV53 WTE which is numbered 76. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this. Loaned Optare Versa YJ58 BZY has not been seen for a while, and has probably returned to Optare.
  • Courtney Coaches Fleet List: Former GU52 HXM passed from Dawson Rentals to TM Travel in March, and KX04 HRA to Bebb Travel, Wales in August. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: Loaned 41299 has returned to London for rail cover. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Reading Transport Leyland Olympians: Former 11 has been scrapped
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: A new Mercedes-Benz / Plaxton Cheetah is in order for January, with YN55 YRY expected to depart in exchange. Thanks to Bus Fare magazine for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: New to the fleet is VanHool Astron YJ57 EZG from Parry's International which has been reregistered V11 OOL , and Neoplan Skyliners SF56 TXM/XN/YA/YT from Trathens via Volvo (delaer) which are to be reregistered W11 WAY, MAC 96P, OO02 TEN and 327 RFC. W11 WAY and MAC96P have Weavaway branding and OO02 TEN and 327 RFC Countywide branding. Existing NE06 LAN will be rebranded Countywide instead of Weavaway, and KX08 OME-G repainted into blue with Abingdon Coaches branding. The Neoplans are being exchanged for YN07 LKJ/K and WA56 ENV/W (reseated to C53F from C32Ft). CW56 TOP was reregistered back to WA56 ENW prior to departure, and put on previously unrecorded Renault Traffic van RY56 GYT. Thanks to Buses magazine and Derek Bradfield for this. Also new to the fleet are Leyland Olympians WWL 211X, SCK 226X and DBV 137Y from Jeffs, Helmdon. WWL 211X, new to City of Oxford is apparently to be painted in City of Oxford livery. C6 OXF has been sold to Rodger, Weldon having been reregistered RG03 BGK prior to sale. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 54061 has been allocated to South Wales instead of Rugby, and orders for 54062-3 appear to have been reported in error.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 605/6 have been sold to Brighton & Hove, departing today. 964 has been sold to Three Star, Luton. A Mercedes-Benz Citaro demonstrator is expected on 30th for two weeks, one week on Vitality 1/11 and one week on Thames Valley Park. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 123 is now confirmed in service in Reading today. Thanks to Martin for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 33147 is now in service. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 475/6 went on loan to the Green Transport Company from 9th, and are to return in January. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 610 had transferred to Newbury by 18th, and 602/4 are now parked up withdrawn. Thanks to David Wilder for this. A possible sighting of 123 in Reading in maroon/cream was on 19th.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 42643 has transferred from Bracknell to Slough. 20366 was withdrawn at the same time as 20369. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this. 33144 has branding for route 190.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 113 has a new MegaRear for The Key and 115 for the Ashmolian. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 475 and 476 have appeared with the Green Transport Company, Birmingham but it is not yet clear whether they are a loan or sale.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: A third new arrival at Leamington is 16729 from Stagecoach North East, meanwhile 20220 and 20224 have gone into reserve and 33913 has transferred from Leamington to Nuneaton. Nuneaton 47010 is currently being repainted.




  • News Page: New Look for Reading-Heathrow RailAir.com with photos from John Wheeler of 23009 (2).
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 23009 has been repainted into a new white based RalAir.com livery. 23014 has gone away for similar treatment. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.




  • Reading Transport Optare Excels: Former 962 entered service with Whites Coaches today following repaint into their yellow livery. It will primarily be used on their 145C schools service. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.


  • News Page: Summer of Roadworks with photos of 610, 812, 832, 841, 857, 1005 and 1029
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: YJ56 EZW, NE06/07 LAN, C3-6 OXF, OU05 AVY and one other B9TL have been advertised for sale in the trade press, with NE06/07 LAN under offer, and the two B9TLs plus one of the Bovas already sold.

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