First Berkshire Fleet List: Depot
codes altered to correspond to current internal company codes. Loaned
42406 is due to be cascaded to first Wyvern. 61135 is allocated to
Chertsey and 64817 is in storage at Hayes with the others from the
batch. 68038 is confirmed as having left the fleet, whilst training
vehicles 90163/65/70/71 have been scrapped, presumably at some point
after 64791-8 were converted. The conversion of 64796/8 into training
vehicles was completed some time ago. Thanks to Keith Nason for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 1103
entered service today. Thanks to Andy for this. Training Darts S516/7
JJH are to be numbered 310/11. 610
entered service on 14th. 122 transferred from Newbury to Reading on 15th
to go away for repaint into a two tone green livery for route 142. It
appears that 51 and 52 have been swapped around, with 51 originally
bearing fleet number 52 when being worked on at Reading. 52 entered
service on 19th and 51 on 22nd. YN08 MKU//V/X/Z are confirmed as 1104-7. Thanks to Brian Coney for this.
An eighth OmniCity double decker had arrived by yesterday afternoon with
3 more expected next week and a
further 3 the week after. It is hoped that the first seven
will all be in service by 30th, meanwhile OmniDekka repaints into route 20/21
livery are to recommence shortly, presumably on return of 122.
First Berkshire Fleet List: Fire
damaged 53053 was withdrawn on 12th April. Thanks to Mat Wooll for this.
42406 is registered P406 MLA.
Horseman Coaches: Address updated from The Whitley Wood Depot, Whitley Wood Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8GG
to 2 Acre Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0SU and a new photo of coaches lined up inside the
new depot added.
Thanks to Bob Stanger for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 107
had returned from repaint by the evening of 23rd wearing a plain white
livery with pale blue and pale green lettering for route 40. Thanks to
John Whitehead for this. None of the new ethanol buses were out in
service for the start of the new 24 hour service on route 17 today.
Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: A
further two OmniCity Double deckers arrived on 22nd thought to be
registered YN08 MKX/Z, whilst the two on 20th were
YN08MKU/V. This makes a total of 7 delivered so far. Thanks to John
Whitehead for this.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 23
and 24 have been sold to deCourcey Travel who are also the current
owners of former 604/7 which were acquired via Diamond Bus. Thanks to
Ben Hobday for this. 18-22, 23/4 and 634 were withdrawn during April. 608-11/13/15-18/30/33-4 have gone on loan to Go
South Coast, whilst 629/33 went on loan to Unilink, Southampton via Go
South Coast during April. 620 was sold to Travel Master, Stretford in March, and
18-22 to Padraig Naughton & O’Neachtain
Tours in May. Thanks to the Oxford Bus Company for this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire and
Warwickshire Fleet List: 20207 has lost its branding for
routes 56/57. Thanks to Keith Wood for this. Meanwhile the first Enviro
200s have started to arrive at Nuneaton with Matrix branding for routes
55/56/57. 20220 returned to Leamington from loan to Oxford a couple of
weeks ago, although Oxford 42624 remains out of use pending spare parts.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 52
entered service yesterday, with 51 still to enter service. Both have yet
to be branded, pending rumoured new branding that will be applied to the
Scanias as well. Thanks to Richard Aldous for this. 610 had entered
service by 18th. Thanks to Brian for this. Two of the new
ethanol OmniCity double deckers arrived at 1730 on 15th, making a total
of three. Thanks to John Whitehead for this. Meanwhile a further two
arrived at 1100 today after being fuelled at Nottingham City Transport (currently
the only other operator of ethanol buses in the UK) at 0800 whilst on
delivery from Scania in Hull via the M1.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 64018
was back in service yesterday following repaint into blue, completing
the batch. Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: 51/2
have been registered RK08 CYJ/L. RK08 CYJ was present at Newbury without
fleetnames on 12th. 468 was finally withdrawn from Newbury and sold to
Midland Classic towards the end of last week. 710 has gone on temporary
loan from Reading to Newbury to cover for its absence. 210-5 are likely
to be withdrawn by March 2009 - all Goldline coach operations are to
cease by February 2009. Goldline will continue as a contracts and
private hire division.
Reading Transport MegaRears: 471
and 473 have new MegaRears for Fiat Punto, 473 loosing its rear for
Subway. Thanks to James Cusworth for this.
Reading MCW Metrobuses: 464 has
departed for its new owner, whilst 469 was due to be collected by its
new owner yesterday, making it the last one to leave the company.
Reading Transport Scania OmniDekkas:
815 has returned from repaint into route 20/21 livery, and was back in
service by 8th. Thanks to Simon Oliver for this. Further vehicles will
only go away for repaint once some of the ethanol buses have entered
First Berkshire Fleet List: A new
arrival at Slough is Dennis Dart 42406 from Uxbridge, repainted into
full First Corporate livery, meanwhile 42412 has received a new
ColourBus livery for John Nike Leisuresport. Both were by 30th April.
Thanks to Stephen Le-Bras for this.
Reading Transport Fleet List: YN08 MKM
is confirmed as 1101, and has gone to the Scania dealership in Newbury
for work on various technical issues. A further three are expected to
arrive towards the end of the coming week.