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
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.
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
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.
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.
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to Newbury by 18th, and 602/4 are now parked up withdrawn.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42643 has transferred from Bracknell to Slough. 20366 was withdrawn at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.
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
Thames Travel Fleet List: AF53 EUV
had been given fleet number 53 and fleet logos by 3rd. 501 remains in
occasional use, particularly on route 132, and has Thames Travel fleet
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.
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.