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December 2013

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  • First Berkshire Fleet List: The new Volvo 7900Hs are expected to arrive shortly. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: The nine E200s are YX63 ZVJ-P/R/S, with the remaining four due to arrive in January. The Olympians are ex-Stagecoach examples from Ensignbus (dealer) P730 GND, R138/40/72/78 EVX, R831/5 OVN and S918 ANH and are due to be collected on 3rd January. YJ59 GHN/O/U and W50/60 OOW have been sold to Plaxton (dealer) in exchange for the E200s, W50/60 being the last vehicles currently lettered for Countywide. Once the new vehicles are commissioned, MANs AE57 FBA/B, Enviro 300s RX58 KHF/G/H and Neoplan Skyliners S222 AJW, R9 BRD and NE06/07 LAN are expected to be sold. W70/90 OOW have been repainted black, with NE06/07 LAN the only remaining vehicles wearing electric blue, and even this is a hybrid black version. YX59 BZL/M/N have now gained Newbury & District lettering. Thanks to David Wilder for this. YUE 338 has been repainted black with Tappins Starcruiser lettering. Repaints of MX59 BYM/N/P into black have also been completed. YN13 AWY has Tappins lettering.


  • News Page: Closure of Jacksons with photos of 225, 807 and 1110
  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Two of the new Streetlites had arrived by 19th. Thanks to Martin for this. 861 has been repainted into dark green for routes 5&6, returning to service by 21st. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
  • Burghfield Mini Coaches Fleet List: The company ceased trading on 20th December. IIG 7228/9294, YJI 4980, GK 03 SYX & KP 03 EXE are being retained to fulfil contracts that they have to continue until 7th March, but the rest of the fleet has been withdrawn for disposal. 3 of 4 routes operated for West Berkshire Council have been transferred to AM9 Reading, DJ Travel and Brzoza-Komendera, Newbury. Others have gone to Air Premier Properties, Aldermaston Coaches and Baileys.
  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: The new E400Hs are SN63 VTY/Z. Thanks to David Stewart for this. The E400Hs were delivered around 20th. Thanks to Gregg Collins for this. A number of the Solos have been named. Thanks to Bob Smith for this. YJ62 FYF is to be repainted soon in advance of changes in February. Optare Versa demonstrator YD63 UZM is on loan for two weeks. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 20810/11 are to enter service in January registered YY63 WBT/U. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this. 42624 & 42644 had been sold for scrap to Alpha Recovery. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this.
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 33015 is a further vehicle on loan from Aldershot, whilst loaned 33447 has been sold to Wigley (dealer). 20830 is also classified as being on loan. Former 42058 has been sold to Stafford Bus Centre (dealer).
  • Fleet Buzz Fleet List: 33016 was on loan on 16th, 36056 on 17th, 16590 & 33020 on 20th, 16268, 33016 & 36030 on 24th. South West Trains liveried 16767 has been in use since 17th. An additional school contract may lead to the permanent addition of a double decker. Thanks to Paul Blackman for this.
  • Mortons Travel Fleet List: A further VanHool TX Alizee is on order for March. New in September were Volvo Olympian M211 VSX in Whites livery and Optare Vecta M857 VWY in silver and green Mortons livery in Newbury Buses style. WXI 4451, F135 SPX, J960 TBW, K104 TCP, L957 MSC and YIL 2858 have been sold. WE53 BUS has been reregistered E13 BUS. WA08 AOY, WA09 AZB, WA10 CFN and YN10 FKK have been repainted dark green. L348 KCK has been renamed Janice from Helen, WA09 AZB from Diane to Patricia, WA10 CFN Eryn Rose from Kizzy, P1 KGF has been named Lynne Marie, P11 KGF Kathleen Ann and P12 KGF Kizzy Marie. Thanks to Adrian Morton for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: Fourteen new ADL Enviro 400s are arriving on loan from Go South Coast numbered 1571-84 to meet the Oxford LEZ criteria from 1 January pending delivery of new vehicles for the renewed Brookesbus contract in September 2014 which will allow existing vehicles to be cascaded. 1571-8 are in base Salisbury Reds red livery with small City fleet names and 1579-84 in base Southern Vectis green livery. Thanks to Ian Rivett for this. 1571 entered service on 24th. Thanks to Adrian Wood for this. 1574 was also in service on 24th. Thanks to Gavin Francis for this.
  • Thames Travel Fleet List: 419 is on loan to Carousel Buses with fleet names removed. 212 and 213 have arrived on loan from Oxford Bus Company to replace Tridents due to the Oxford LEZ from 1 January. Thanks to Matt Goodenough and David Gray for this. The Tridents will be permanently replaced by two of the current Brookesbus Scanias in September 2014.
  • Weavaway Travel Fleet List: Nine Alexander Dennis Enviro 200s are on order for January, along with eight P/R/S registration ex-Stagecoach Volvo Olympians. WA61 AJX has been rebranded from Countywide to Tappins. Five of the Enviro 200s had arrived by 24th wearing plain black, three of which are registered YX63 ZVJ/M/N.
  • White Bus Service Fleet List: The two new Optare Versas on order will replace the two Optare Tempos.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 22940 transferred to Yorkshire to replace former stable mate 22203. Thanks to Ian for this. 22935, 33650/2-4 returned from loan to Northampton in early November. 33763/822 have been sold. 10069 entered service by 19th.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: Stratford 16072/8 have been withdrawn and sold to Ensignbus (dealer), whilst 16614/5 went into reserve in November and were then reinstated at Leamington along with 16757 transferred from Northampton. Stratford open top 16534 has also gone into reserve. Withdrawn 16555 has been donated to Warwickshire Fire & Rescue. Reserve 33911 and 34121 have been reinstated at Leamington, whilst similar 33460 is being used to cover repaints of the X17 Pointer Darts. 33911 went back into reserve in December, along with 34119/20. 33397 has been reinstated at Nuneaton replacing 36168 which has gone into reserve for repairs. Megabus 54001-7 & 54026 have been withdrawn pending return to leasing company. 52677 and 54061 have transferred to East Scotland. 54212-9 entered service during November and 54220/1 in December.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 47032 doesn't appear to have transferred to Northampton as planned, and was in service in Leamington on 12th. 35179/82-84 have been repainted, loosing their X17 branding in the process. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.


  • Reading Transport Fleet List: Generic 803 has been repainted into dark green for route 5 (only).
  • Carousel Buses Fleet List: 416 has been repainted into a new version of the Purple Route livery. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
  • Courtney Buses Fleet List: Three Optare Solos are on order for January for Bracknell area contracts. The two E400Hs are due for delivery on 20th and will allow RX06 WRU and YJ56 KCK to leave the fleet. Thanks to Glenn De Sousa for this.
  • First Berkshire Fleet List: 37999 entered service on 28th, with 23013 withdrawn on 10th November and 23008 on 28th. 23008/13 transferred to First South West on 5th. 40721 returned to Slough from loan to Weymouth on 27th, whilst 42342 and 42644 had been towed away for disposal by 29th. 44561 has transferred from Slough to Bracknell on paper, although the actual allocation will vary. Thanks Mat Wooll for this.
  • Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: New are five Volvo B11R / Plaxton Elite i coaches numbered 61-5 with branding for both the Airline and X90. They entered service on 5th. Thanks to Graham Low, David Benyon and Malcolm Crowe for this.
  • White Bus Services Fleet List: 2 Optare Solos and 2 Optare Versas are on order for new tendered services in Windsor and Maidenhead. Thanks to Mac Head for this.
  • Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List: 36761 has gained a new MegaRear for Fostering and Adoption, and 36771 for SJE Arts. 50211 and 50213 have gained colour LED destination displays. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this. Reserve 22053 transferred to Stagecoach West at Gloucester on around 7th. Thanks to Dave and Deric for this. 10067-9 were delivered last week. Thanks to Gregg Collins for this.
  • Stagecoach in Warwickshire Fleet List: 35176 and 35181 have lost their X17 branding following repaint. Leamington reserve 33397 has been in use at Nuneaton recently. Thanks to Keith Wood for this.

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