Updatesanim.gif (2487 bytes)


November 2013

< Last Month | Updates Archive | Next Month >

| Site Last Updated: 09-12-13 |


  • 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.
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: TLZ 9417 has been sold, and possibly BK09 BTA. In their place is a 13.2m Irizar that has yet to enter service.
  • 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• Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 47454 transferred from Witney to Oxford on 19th to replace 42624 which has been withdrawn. 33650/3 have returned from Stagecoach Midlands, with 33653 transferring to Witney to replace 47454.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.


  • Reading Transport Scania ND230 / East Lancs Olympus: 841 was back in service on 9th in the new Sky Blue livery. Thanks to Davie G for this.
  • Reading Transport MCW Metrobuses: Former 462 has passed from The Green Bus to Bear Buses, Ashford. Thanks to Simon Povey for this.
  • Burghfield Mini Coaches Fleet List: L2 TGE and S431 MKV have been scrapped.
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: NUI 7712 was sold to Davies Coaches, Abercynon and TLZ 9426 to Whitestar Coaches, Neilston in August.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: It is thought that 44569/70 are no longer expected at Slough. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this.
  • 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 Basingstoke.
  • 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 Oxfordshire Fleet List: 33763 and 33822 have been withdrawn for sale. 22926, 22053 has gone into reserve.
  • 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 134.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 134 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.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 37997/8 arrived on 22nd. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
  • Reading Transport ADL Enviro 200s: NEW PAGE! with photos of 133 and 134
  • Reading Transport Optare Spectras: Former 708-10/13 moved from Abellio Surrey to Birmingham in July. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 36981-4 arrived on 29 and 30 October, with the first two expected in service on 1st. Thanks to Nick Small for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Nuneaton 34496 has been repainted, loosing its MegaRear for Horts Estate Agents in the process. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

< Last Month | Updates Archive | Next Month >