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December 2009

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29-12-09:

  • Reading Transport: Link to a number of paper Reading Buses added
  • UK Operators: Information about Transdev, National Express and the remaining Municipals updated, and Veolia added
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Rugby reserve 20213 is now in storage at Leamington joining 20214. 47011-4 have lost their branding for route 67 pending transfer to Stratford along with 47010 and possibly 47354 in exchange for some of 33351-6 from 4th January. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

28-12-09:

  • Reading Area Bus Routes: Route change history updated with details of all service changes from 20 April 2009 until 10 January 2010
  • Reading & Wokingham Coaches Fleet List: XIL 7398 had been re-seated from C51F (or C53F as shown on the Bus Zone fleet list) to C55F by September, and advertised for sale in the trade press. Thanks to Bus Fare Magazine for this.
  • Stewarts of Mortimer Fleet List: YN59 BMY is named Peter William and YN59 BMZ is named Tracy Amelia. Thanks to Bus Fare Magazine for this.
  • Woodley Travel / Taz Travel & Keith Travel Fleet List: Woodley Travel's vehicles and operations transferred to Suzanne Stoneman, with trading names Taz Travel and Keith Travel back in June. New additions at that time were KJZ 6214, D849 OJA, P18 CCL, P976 DPY, W872 ADC, X757 HVL, HY03 TZU and EO04 PYU. Meanwhile Dennis Javelin F875 RFP was sold to A4 Breakers, Beenham for scrap in June and X757 HVL to Vale (dealer), Thruxton in August. Thanks to Bus Fare Magazine for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 31356 has transferred back from Nuneaton to Rugby, confirmed yesterday, so only appears to have been a short term loan. Thanks to Steve Buckley for this.

24-12-09:

  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 41130 and 61258 have been withdrawn, 61258 being sold to Erith Commercials for scrap. Withdrawn 64795/7 have been sold to Ensignbus. 23014 has now been repainted into the new RailAir.com livery.
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: 474 has been sold to a company in Leicestershire and 602/4 have been sold to Faresaver, Chippenham. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Reading Transport Former Vehicle Fleet List: BN09 FWS used fleet number 1 whilst on loan. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22924 is a third MAN with a new MegaRear for Raphels. 12 further Scania N230UD / ADL Enviro 400s 15609-20 are on order for Witney to enter service during March to replace 18131-7 and 18393-7 (although 18396/7 are likely to oust 18198/9 from Oxford). In preparation for this 18133 has lost its MegaRear "S is forů solutions" in favour of fleet livery over the last couple of days.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 31356 has transferred from Rugby to Nuneaton. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.
  • White Bus Service Fleet List: Additional former vehicle KOE 207 added which never ran in service. Thanks to Mac Head for this.

17-12-09:

  • Reading Area Operators: Two Rivers Travel acquired a second vehicle in November 2009 - Iveco/Plaxton FN02VBV from JJ Coaches of Paisley. It is due to be repainted imminently. Thanks to Two Rivers Travel for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22927/9 have new MegaRears for Raphels, with three others expected to follow. Thanks to Chris Maxfield for this.

16-12-09:

  • Reading Transport Scania OmniCity Double Decks: 1107 is the first ethanol conversion to diesel, and is now back in service. 1101 is the next to be treated with completion expected before Christmas.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Loaned L99 SGB returned to South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach yesterday. A number of odd transfers reported in the latest PSV Circle update are wholly incorrect.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 47010 has transferred from Nuneaton to Leamington, reserve 14023 has been returned to service at Leamington and 27502 has returned to service at Rugby following repairs, allowing 20213 to go into reserve. Stratford 16580 has also gone into reserve.

13-12-09:

03-12-09 (posted 16-12-09):

  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Reading Buses have won funding from the Green Bus Fund Competition towards the purchase of 20 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H hybrid double deckers in 2010-11 which are likely form the company's next new vehicle order
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 34277 was today withdrawn and transferred to Hayes for storage, completing the withdrawal of this batch and step entrance buses from the fleet. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: Thames Travel have won funding from the Green Bus Fund Competition towards the purchase of a single hybrid powered bus sometime before March 2012
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: Stagecoach have won funding from the Green Bus Fund Competition towards the purchase of 26 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400H hybrid double deckers due in summer 2010 for services in Oxford City

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