Stagecoach in Oxford - 2001
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Stagecoach Oxford (now known as Stagecoach in Oxfordshire), as seen in 2001. They have an
official site at www.stagecoachbus.com/oxfordshire.
Below there are some photographs of some of the various different types of bus in the fleet, and some of the company's past and present liveries that followed after the company's formation with Stagecoach's take-over of Thames Transit. For full details and regular news updates about this company please visit the Oxford & Chilterns Bus Page or click on the link above for their official website.
Carlyle bodied Mercedes-Benz 811D number 356 in the Bus Station in Oxford on 5th September in the old Stagecoach livery.
Alexander ALX100 bodied Mercedes-Benz 0814D number 383 in Oxford after operating service 44 on 5th September, not very long after being repainted into the new Stagecoach corporate livery.
Alexander Dash bodied Dennis Dart number 709 at St. Aldates in Oxford, heading for Didcot on the 32A on 5th September.
A later version of the Alexander Dash body on this Dennis Dart, number 725 seen on 5th September.
Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart number 778 on the 31 on 5th September.
Northern Counties Paladin bodied Volvo B10M-55 number 908 on the 29 from Bicester on 5th September.
This is Alexander ALX200 bodied Volvo B6LE number 834 on 5th September 2001. It is wearing a special 'red top' version of the old Stagecoach livery for service 3 to Rose Hill. Later in the year this bus moved on to operate from Stagecoach in Warwickshire's Rugby depot, being repainted into the new livery and branded this time for Rugby's service number 4. They were replaced in Oxford by ALX300 bodied MANs in new corporate livery, cascaded from route 1.
This is Alexander ALX200 bodied Volvo B6LE number 841 on service 3 on 5th September.
This is Alexander ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220 number 916 in the old Stagecoach LowLiner livery on route 7A on 5th September. This bus would act as a spare for when branded buses were in the garage, as well as operating occasional other duties in the city.
This is Alexander ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220 number 918 on 5th September. This bus is wearing the old 'blue top' livery for service 7A to Kidlington and Barton which is being replaced by the new corporate livery.
Alexander ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220 number 935 on 5th September. This bus is wearing 'orange top' Blackbird Flyer livery for service 1 to Blackbird Leys. The MANs allocated to this route were replaced by similar new vehicles not long after this photo was taken, and the Blackbird Flyer livery discontinued.
This is dual door Volvo Olympian / Alexander RL Type number 520 in Oxford on 11th December.
The Oxford Tube operates a 24-hour service from Oxford to London with regular departures throughout the day. A fleet of 28 Jonckheere bodied MAN 24.350 double deck coaches operate the services, and here we see number 45 entering Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford about to enter service on 5th September.
Former electric powered Iveco 247 is seen here in store at the Stagecoach in Banbury depot on 2nd March 2002. It was stored here for a number of months not in use along with sister 248.
In 2001, Stagecoach in Oxford was part of:
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