We have looked at how in a transitional period we can continue to provide fleet updates, whilst reducing the time we spend producing them. The answer may be small online digests in PDF format, which you can open and read or download. `
Here is the first issue.
With our usual thanks to Ross at Ensign, we can now detail activity at the dealership during September 2020.
From RATP London: Solos YJ09MHO/MHU, YJ11EJC
From Travel de Courcey: Tridents LX03BWJ/OPV/ORV, LV52HHO
From Metroline: Enviro 400s LK08NVF/DXP; Enviro 200s LK08FKW/FLG/DWO/FLC/FLF/FLZ, YX58FPF/DWG/DUA/DWM/DWD/FPC/FPD/DWN, LK58CTF/CTU/CSX/CSY/CNC/DWC/CTE; MANs LK57EHS, LK07AYF/AYH/AYY
From Go-Ahead London: Enviro 200 LX07BXU
From Tower Transit: Wright Streetlites SN64CVM/CVO/CVP
From First Wessex: Scanias YN04GLV, YN05HGA
From Stagecoach Manchester: Trident LX03NFE
From Stagecoach Oxfordshire: Trident LX55EPZ
From Stagecoach Midlands: Tridents LV52HEJ/KX04RVJ/MX54LPV
Volvo B7TL LT52WVP: Seaford and District
Solo YJ57EJE: Little Jim’s, Berkhamsted, Herts
Volvo B9TL BJ11EBG: Mayfair Coaches, London W14
Scania YN08DHY: Connexions Buses, Harrogate
Volvo B7TL LX54HAO: Hackney Playbus
Volvo B9TL BJ11DZX: Mundare Ltd, Chester
Volvo B7TLs LT52WWA/WWB; Volvo B7RLEs RIG6496/6497: Langston and Tasker, Steeple Claydon, Bucks
Volvo B9TL BJ11EAK: Abbey Travel, Erith, Kent
Enviro 400s LK58KHP, SN09CDU: First Group (converted to half open top)
Enviro 400s SN13CHF/CHG: Atlantic Travel, Bolton
Wright Streetlites SN64CVF/CVR; Solo YJ09MHO: Galleon Travel, Frating, Essex
Volvo B7TL LK04CVE: Parkside Primary School, Chingford, Essex
Enviro 200 MX12DZC: Squarepeg Buses, Leeds
Trident AE06GZR: Brylaine Travel, Boston, Lincs
Volvo B9TL BJ11EAE: Reliance Travel, York
Scania’s YN08MRX/MRY: Ipswich Buses
Scania YN08DHU: Happy Als, Liverpool
Enviro 200 YX10BFU: A2B, Cambridge
Volvo B9TL BJ11EAX: Coach Services, Thetford
Trident SN04AAU: Aintree Coaches
Trident T509SSG: First South West
Enviro 300 VX54MRU: Picture Vehicle Co, Pinewood Studios.
Scania OmniCity: YN08DHC The Message Trust, Manchester
To Shelton Motors for scrap: Darts WX05RVF, SN55HSG; Volvo B10BLE W371EOW; Volvo B7TLs W473WGH, YU52VYT/VYT, YJ51RRV; Enviro 200s LX07BYU, YX10BFM; Tridents LN51GKU, LK05GFX; Optare Solo YJ57EHD
Buses on Hire
HCT: Enviro 400 SN13CHD
Border Bus: Enviro 400 LK58KGN
First South West: Enviro 400s LK08DXV/DXU/NVL.
First Essex: Volvo B9TLs BJ11EAW/DVX/EBA/ EBP/EAF/DZY
Bournemouth Yellow Buses: Ensign Enviro 200s 714/715/716 and Volvos SN55BJJ/BJU/BJK
Stagecoach Midlands: Volvos BJ11DSX/DTZ/DZZ/EAO/EBL; Enviro 400s SN13CHC/CHK/CHH, LK08DXP, LK08NVF
This week on the Oxford & Chilterns Bus Page...
A bumper offering this week from Malcolm and his team of contributors with a special page focusing on last weekend’s Showbus event.
You can access the pages using the quick links here
Weekly Briefing nr 124 - October 2nd 2020
Showbus 2020 Special
This week’s main issue includes:
Editorial and Covid-19 update
Branding changes for the Go Ahead Oxford Group - pictures show the changes
Walters acquire some Go-Ahead deckers
Local and London developments
Andrew Webb shows some of the latest developments in London
From Times of Old memories flood back - a weekly reminisce
Michael Wadman reminds us of smaller local operators
A question about McLean’s new coaches answered
Andrew Tyldsley writes about Brampton and the 686
Questions answered in detail about Worcester and Birmingham to Oxford services
Devon from Julian Walker
plus Devon and Cornwall from Gary Seamarks
…..plus all the local news and some pictures of other operators.
Don’t forget that you can check out the Oxford & Chilterns Bus Page at any time by visiting
Trident 18400 has returned to Leamington after an extended period on loan at Northampton with Enviro 200 37050 being transferred from Leamington to Northampton.
The 12 double deck vehicles on loan here and based at Northampton have been allocated temporary fleet numbers 80071-80082. They are seeing use on routes 1 and 2, with the exception of 80076/77 which are being restricted to route 7.
The current status is:
ADL Enviro 400
Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini
Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini
80082 BJ11 EA0
September 30th 2020 @ 14:30: Fleet View Special - Stagecoach Group is 40 years old on October 9th 2020
October 9th 2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Stagecoach Group. Look out for a special destination display appearing on vehicles - it has already been seen on Stagecoach East Midlands vehicles.
In advance of the actual Anniversary date we focus on the bus and coach operations of the company and present a selection of images of the company showing the ‘Stripes’, ‘Beachball’ and current corporate liveries.