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Weavaway Travel. Their official website is at
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Weavaway Travel operate a modern and frequently changing fleet on school contracts and coach excursions from a base in Greenham near Newbury. Buses are branded Newbury & District in memory of the original Newbury & District Motor Services Ltd dating from 1932, and operate a number of West Berkshire tendered services in the Newbury area.
Weavaway took over the coaching arm of Countywide Travel on 1st October 2007, and purchased Tappins Coaches from the Heyfordian Group on 30 September 2012.
Photos of Current Fleet
Mercedes-Benz 0816D / Plaxton Cheetah SN09 LSE leaving Newbury Bus Station on 8th February 2011.
Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 YX62 EDO on 5th November 2012. Thanks to Bob Morley for this photo.
Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 RX58 KHH at the Greenham depot on 20th December 2008. It wears the registration SN58 EOZ which was removed prior to entering service on 22nd December. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this photo.
Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 C5 OXF, originally RX58 KHG, passing through St. Mary's Butts on rail replacement to Reading on 9th May 2010.
Iveco / Plaxton Panther YN10 ADV passing Reading Station on 12th June 2010.
Neoplan Skyliner NE07 LAN is seen taking the Goring Twinning members to Bellême, Normandy on 21 May 2010 to celebrate their 30 year Jumelage with Stühlingen in Southern Germany. Thanks to Adrian Turner for this photo.
Photos of Former Fleet Members
MCW Metrorider coach B10 MKC at St. Mary's Butts on 11th July 2001. This coach was acquired in May 2001 and was Reading Transport 216 (reg. WOI 3005), and before that it was Ipswich Transport's 303 with registration G683 KNW. It was then sold by Weavaway to Keepings Coaches, Penrhiwceiber, Wales on 24th October 2001, less than six months after purchase.
Optare MetroRider Mk 1, B10 MDC at St. Mary's Butts in Reading on 17th July 2001. This bus has been reregistered TJI 6308.
Here is the same bus almost a year later on 13th July 2002 now bearing registration TJI 6308. The bus was sold to Burghfield Mini Coaches.
Optare MetroRider Mk 1, B10 MFC is seen here in full livery leaving Newbury Bus Station on 24th August 2001. This bus was later reregistered TJI 6307, and was sold to Burghfield Mini Coaches.
Mercedes S377 PGB in Reading on 23rd August 2002, still in its former owner (Stagecoach) livery.
S377 PBG again, just under a month later after repaint into fleet livery. It is seen here at Reading Station on Saturday 14th September 2002 operating the summer Ridgeway Explorer service X48. It eventually gained Newbury & District fleetnames before being sold to Countywide Travel.
Mercedes Vario / Plaxton Beaver 2 SF05 FNW in The Forbury on 4th July 2005.
Optare Solo YN03 NEF at St. Marys Butts on 30th June 2003 with Newbury & District branding.
Optare Delta B10 MKC seen here in full livery at Reading Station on 21st December 2001. This registration plate was previously worn by ex-Reading 216.
Optare Delta S160 JUA at Reading Station on 27th August 2002.
V79 JKG on rail replacement at Reading Station on 7th November 2004. Above the doorway this bus is named "Dibble".
RX06 WPT in Marlborough High Street on 3rd April 2006 - the vehicles first day in service. Thanks to Mark Lyons for this photo.
During 2007 RX06 WPP received Newbury & District branding, primarily for new route 2 won on tender from West Berkshire Council. It is seen here on 11th June 2007.
VanHool T8 Alizée B10 MTT at Reading Station on 6th August 2001.
VanHool T8 Alizée B10 MWT at the University of Warwick on 25th May 2002.
Neoplan Cityliner registration number 327 RFC at the Showbus rally in Duxford on 23rd September 2001. This coach was the team coach for Reading Football Club. Since then it has been registered P504 LMO.
S331 SET was one of four Scania / Irizar Centurys acquired with Steventon Transport in October 2005. Reregistered B10 MNX it is seen at Reading Station on 1st May 2006.
Noge Catalan WT52 EGG at Oxford Railway Station on rail replacement services to Bicester on 2nd September 2003.
Bova Futura, Y 8OVA at Leamington Spa Railway station on 19th January 2003 operating a rail replacement service.
This is former Leyland Olympian EEH 910Y outside Newbury Bus Station on 20th July 2001. It is seen here before repaint into fleet livery. This bus was part exchanged for two tri-axle ex-Hong Kong MCW Metrobuses in November 2001.
Former ECW bodied Leyland Olympian SJR 615Y in Newbury on 22nd July 2002. This bus was part exchanged for a tri-axle ex-Hong Kong Dennis Condor in August 2002.
B10 MKC, painted in Noah Vale livery, is seen at Reading Station early on 9th March 2005 before taking up a schools contract out in the Caversham direction.
Dennis Condor / Duple Metsec B10 MFC in Newbury on 7th April 2003. This bus was named Megadecker 5 before repaint into Yellow Noah Vale livery in 2005.
A line-up of six of Weavaway's Noah Vale fleet at the Greenham depot on 18th April 2005. The four on the right are B10 MKF, B10 MSE, B10 MDC and B10MFC. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this photo.
This is East Lancs Cityzen bodied Scania W19 CKY, otherwise known as Dick Dastardly at Newbury Bus Station on 5th September 2001. Before its withdrawal, it's sister was registered R19 CES and named Mutley, their names and registrations inspired by the Wacky Races cartoon.
OU05 AVB at Reading Station on 9th April 2005. Thanks to James Cusworth for this photo.
A nearside view of OU05 AVB at the Greenham depot on 18th April 2005. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this photo.
OU05 KLA operating a special shuttle service from Reading Station to a concert by Elton John at the Madejski Stadium on 26th May 2005. OU05 KKB and OU05 AVD are behind.
Mercedes-Benz 0814D / Plaxton Cheetah YN06 CYX on rail replacement at Reading Station on 7th April 2007.
Plaxton Cheetah YN06 CYX again at Reading Station on 27th October 2007 with revised Countywide lettering.
Optare Solo YJ59 GHO is seen here following delivery on 25th January 2010. It is one of three M950 Slimline variants with MAN engines that were delivered that month. Thanks to Derek Bradfield for this photo.
YJ59 GHO outside the Broad Street Mall on 6th March 2010 now with Newbury & District branding.
Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 SN11 BWG at Newbury Bus Station on 24th May 2011.
AE57 FBA at the Bus & Coach Live show at the NEC on 10th October 2007.
Plaxton Centro KX08 OLO in Newbury's Northbrook Street on 30th May 2008.
KX08 OLO on route 2 at Thatcham Broadway on 20th February 2009.
LUI 9693 on rail replacement work at Reading Station on 13th May 2006, its first day in service.
YN55 PYY on rail replacement at Reading Station on 15th September 2007.
WA03 UDY at Reading Station on 13th May 2006, one of two vehicles bearing Haywards fleetnames. Haywards were acquired by Weavaway in October 2004.
WA05 DFJ at Reading Station on 13th May 2006 bearing Top Travel fleetnames.
Bova Magiq WA06 GSV at Reading Station on 21st May 2006. Thanks to Peter Coney for this photo.
Scania / Irizar PB YN55 PZS at on rail replacement duties at Reading Station on 21st May 2006. Thanks to Peter Coney for this photo.
Scania / Berkhof YN07 LKK on a private hire at Reading Station on 7th July 2007. Both this vehicle and sister LKJ had additional vinyls to celebrate 10 years of operations.
Another view of YN07 LKK now with Abingdon Coaches fleetnames, taken near RAF Benson on 18th September 2009.
Volvo B12B / Plaxton Panthers KX08 OMF and OMG (behind) on rail replacement at Reading Station on 9th May 2010.
Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther 2 YN61 AXD on rail replacement work in Reading on 30 March 2013.
OU05 AVB on Rail Replacement at Reading Station on 6th March 2010 shortly after repaint into black with Weavaway Skyrider branding.
A rear view of OU05 AWJ on 6 March 2010 with Countywide Skyrider branding.
SN11 BTF and SN11 BRX on football services in Reading on their first day in service on 2 April 2011.
A brief history of Newbury & District:
Newbury & District were established in 1932 and taken over by the Red & White group in early 1944. In 1950 Red & White sold out to the British Transport Commission who reorganised their operations with other recently nationalised companies, and merged the Newbury operations with Thames Valley Traction. Thames Valley were merged with Aldershot & District to become Alder Valley from 1 January 1972. Upon privatisation of the National Bus Company in the 1980s, Alder Valley was purchased by the Berks & Bucks Bus Company, trading as The Bee Line. In 1991/2 their Reading and Newbury operations were sold to Reading Transport.
Tappins became part of the Heyfordian group shortly before the death of Paul Tappin in 2007.
Plaxton Paramount G505 LVU at Reading Station on 13th May 2001.
VanHool T8 Alizée N173 LHU at St. Marys Butts in Reading on 10th September 2002.
VanHool T9 Alizée R184 VSJ on rail replacement duties at Leamington Spa station on 23rd February 2003. This is one of the first vehicles to carry a new restyled version of the fleet livery.
Optare Spectra T124 AUA outside Fox's Diner at Berinsfield Interchange on 21st July 2008. The vehicle was acquired for a school service won by Heyfordian in the Wallingford area from 1st June 2008 but has has 'Operated by Tappins' lettering by the front door. Still in as-acquired condition the centre door conversion is clearly visible.
T124 AUA seen at the same location two months later on 19th September 2008, now in full fleet livery after a repaint over the summer holiday.
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