Reading Transport Fleet List: Generic 802 has been repainted into dark green for routes 5/6
with 803 and 861 to follow due to an increase in vehicle requirement on
the 5/6 from 24th September. 8 has had a cash vault and assault screen
fitted for use on queue busting duties. Darts 312 and
313 LG02 FFK & LG02 FGA are to be purchased from London
United via Ensignbus (dealer) on 29th to increase the size of
the training fleet to four. They will run in London red whilst a
decision is made on their colour, and will retain centre doors. Loaned 383 will return to Thamesdown on 6th
December. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
Courtney Buses Fleet List: New is
Optare Solo SR YD63 VBN in plain white which seems likely to be
joined by VBO. Thanks to Dave Stewart for this.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 37999
has now arrived, and 37997/8 entered service on 12th. 41172/4/6 have
transferred to First Cymru. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
Mortons Travel Fleet List:
L968 MSC has been sold to Cambridge Tours. Thanks to David Beardmore for
this. M652 BCD has gained Whites fleet names and renamed Claire instead
of Katie. Meanwhile a new addition in VanHool T8 Alizee F13 BUS which
has been named Katie. Thanks to Matt Forbes for this. Two new VanHool T9
Alizées YJ13 GWM/N were acquired in July and named Louise and Rosie, and
two used VanHool T8 Alizées YJ53 VHB and WE53 BUS in May with the latter
named Helen. It may be that YJ53 has been reregistered L13 BUS. JBZ
6925, SJI 1960, A144 AMO, C157 HBA, F803 FAO, J961 TBW and WA08 JVY
appear to have been sold.
White Bus Services Fleet List: 5
vehicles are thought to be on order for early 2014 to operate contracts
in the Windsor area currently operated by Courtney Buses.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
47454 transferred from Witney to Oxford on 19th to replace 42624 which
has been withdrawn. 33650/3 have returned from Stagecoach Midlands, with
33653 transferring to Witney to replace 47454. Thanks to Chris Maxfield
for this. 36767 returned from loan to Banbury on 21st with 33650
transferring there in its place. Thanks to Martin Townsend for this.
10067-71 are due in December for route 700 registered SK63 AUO/P/R/T/V.
Fleet Buzz Fleet List: Volvo B10M
20830 and Optare Solos 47065-7 have joined the fleet. 20830 was in
service by 5th and 47067 by 4th. the primary role for 20830 appears to
be for driver training. Loaned 33003, 33063, 33067 and 35152 have all
left. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this. 47067
transferred in from reserve on 23rd October and 47065 on 8th November.
40907 was withdrawn for disposal on 18th October, 32461 on 25th October
and 42058 on 8th November, whilst 34253 went into reserve on 8th
November with 20830 providing cover. 16282 appears to have returned to
Thames Travel Fleet List: Non-PSV
Ford Transit WU08 XMW has been in use providing a free shuttle service
during the closure of Clifton Hampden. Thanks to Ralph Adams for this.
Meanwhile YJ12 NBX appears to have quietly departed soon after it
returned on loan in June.
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: V111
RGL has been reregistered back to RY54 GHA and sold. A Ford Transit has
been acquired and reregistered V111 RGL.
Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List:
36939-47 have gained X17/X19 branding in addition to 36938. Thanks to
Lee Webb for this. 16729 is in use at Stratford. 35185 has been
repainted, loosing its X17 branding. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.
18104/406 have transferred to Rugby from Northampton. 34498 has
transferred from Leamington reserve to Rugby, and 35175 has transferred
from Leamington to Rugby. 47032 has transferred from Rugby to
Northampton and 16677 and 33453 have been withdrawn for disposal. 17054,
18102/3/6 are expected to transfer from Northampton to Stratford to
replace Olympians. Thanks to Steve Buckley for this.
News Page: New Sky Blue with
photo of 840. Thanks to James
Cusworth for this. New E200s for Newbury with photo of
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entered service on 15th October. 1032/3 were sold to Sanders, Holt on
21st October, with 8 going into reserve later that month. Thanks to
Brian Coney for this. 840 re-entered service in the new Sky Blue livery
on 26th, with 841 now away for similar treatment. Thamesdown Transport Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton
Pointer 2 training vehicle R189 NFE is on loan pending the acquisition
of two additional training vehicles.