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  January 2020   

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Hulleys: More fleet additions, and a heritage livery. ***Trent: Versa start to enter service on the sixes. ***Midland Classic: 6 additional buses arrive. ***Yourbus: Where the fleet has gone, list updated.


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Andrews of Tideswell

 

 

NEWS
23rd September 2020
New additions to the fleet are former Blackpool East Lancs Tridents (PJ03 TFF/N).



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Arriva Derby

 

 

NEWS

 

Streetlite 2330 has had some Christmas decorations applied. It is seen here in Albert Street, Derby before departing on the 8 to Mackworth.
(C) Chris Gaskin

27th November 2020
Arriva Midlands Cannock garage will pass to D&G from Sunday 10th January 2021, with operations being branded as Chaserider.

22nd November 2020
F1 will now continue as normal, despite arriva announcing that it would be withdrawn temporarily earlier last week.

7th September 2020
Nottingham University branded E400 4544 has lost its branding, and is now in use on local services in Derby, replacing spare 4545, which has returned to Leicester as a result.

Car park shuttles have resumed at East Midlands airport using 3104 and 1 or two Citaro bendybuses. 3102 was used briefly last month, alternating between there and a spare for local services in Derby.  


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CT4N

 

 

 

NEWS
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Derby minibus

 

27th May 2020

Derby Minibus has now closed following the passing of David Mansfield on 5th May 2020. Starting in 1995 the company operated 7 vehicles.


 

DW Coaches, Clay Cross

 

23rd September 2020

New additions to the fleet here are ex Stagecoach London Trident ALX 400 (LX03 BZC) and ex Arriva London Volvo B7 ALX 400 (LJ05 BJU).


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G&J Holmes

NEWS
9th September 2017


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Glovers of Ashbourne

 

NEWS

23rd September 2020.

Former Burnley and Pendle Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown (Y162 HRN) is here. Last operated by Square Peg, Leeds.

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Harpurs Coaches

   

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Hawkes Coaches

 

 

NEWS

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High Peak

 

 

News
23rd September 2020
A fairly new addition to the fleet, in new centrebus livery, is Optare Solo SR 296 (KX14 FHT). This was used in Malta when new.

Scanias 690 (high Peak) and 691/2 (skyline) remain in use here. Others from the batch have moved elsewhere in the centrebus group, including 693 which has had a repaint and in use on the busway in Luton.


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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
12th December 2020
Two buses are currently here on loan from Holmeswood Coaches group. They are DAF ALX400 (LJ03 KGU) and optare Solo SR (KX14 FJK). The later operated in Malta a 333 (BUS 333).

 

(LJ03 KGU) is currently here on loan.
(C) Tony Wilson

 

Former Malta Solo SR (KX14 FJK) is currently here on loan here.
(C) Tony Wilson

18th November 2020
A new addition to the fleet is former Xelabus Scania Omnilink number 24 (YR10 AZA). This carries Hulleys livery and fleet names.

29th October 2020
In a correction to the the news earlier this month, Enviro 200 (SW64 XAR) was new to Leasks of Lerwwick as (T20 JLS).

6th October 2020
Former Metroline Enviro 400 (LK09 EKU) now carries fleet livery, no fleet number as yet.

Dart 11 now withdrawn, replaced by Enviro 200 (SW64 XAR). This vehicle was formerly with Leasks of Lerwick from new as (T20 JLS). The independant company has recently ceased operating after 101 years.


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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

8th August 2020 A recent addition is (YN55 NHZ), ex London Sovereign as SLE40626 still in London red livery. Omnidekka (YN56 FFU) has recently been repainted into it's base silver livery and will soon receive West Nottinghamshire College branding. (YN56 FFV) is also due to get the same treatment soon, currently in Brighton & Hove livery.

 

Former Nottingham City Transport (YN04 UJF) is now in operation with Redferns and is seen here in Chesterfield.
(C) Tony Wilson

   


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   Linburg

 


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Littles Travel

 

NEWS + SIGHTINGS

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Midland Classic

NEWS
12th December 2020

 

Former Yourbus E200 number 40 looking splendid, decorated for Christmas to spread some seasonal cheer.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

Former A rear view of number 40.
(C) Geoff Girling

17th November 2020

New additions to the fleet are 6 short Scania K230UB/ Irizar i3 buses. They were previously operated by Menzies at Heathrow Airport. As far as am i aware they are the only 6 of this length in the UK, with some longer variants in service with Reading buses, and three (former demos) with Lucketts. Currently in all over silver the six new arrivals are expected to be refurbished before being used in service. The six arrivals are:

(YN64 FWU),
(YN64 FWV),
(YN64 FWW),
(YN64 FWX),
(YN64 FWY),
(YN64 FWZ).

6th October 2020

Former Nottingham City Transport Scania demo 86 (X94 USC) has been withdrawn after being involved in an RTA last month.



7th September 2020

 

Volvo B7TL /President 101 is 1 of 6 that have entered service with Midland Classic. Extra vehicles are required for dedicated school bus services. Some route numbers have also altered, with those left in the 800 series being for dedicated school services.
(C) Mark Kinson


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Nottingham buses

 


6th April 2016

 


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Paul S Winsons Loughborough

 

NEWS
16th August 2020

 

Volvo (FJU 973) seen here in Loughborough. New to Anglian,Beccles as (AU06 BPK), it was recently acquired from Blackpool Transport.
(C) DBD


 

 

Skills, Nottingham

 

NEWS
8th December 2020
(SIL 7025) now carries fleet livery.

(SN53 EUZ) has been reregistered as (SIL 7947), this and (S457 ATV) are now back in use.

SKills have purchased former Bilborough college owned (GX55 NHY).

(YD14 GDU) has bee registered as (PUJ 925).

All the 61 plate levantes plus (BK15 AHN) are now in the Skills fleet.

19th October 2020
Forest team coach (YD14 GDU) now carries (N1 SMC). (L8 GER) now carries fleet livery, ex Luxuria as Forest director coach.

One vehicle remains in Lothian livery, (SIL 7025).

Skills have the 16 vehicle contract to run the NEC shuttles, once they start operating again. The 16 vehicle contract was previously operated by De Courcey, Coventry who went into administration in August. The 16 Citaros have transfered to Skills. They will be outstationed at NEC, but maintained in Nottingham.

5th October 2020
(regs corrected from last week)
(SIL 7028) now carries fleet livery.

(BV19 LNJ), (BV69 XYO) and (BV69 XYR) are now in the new Shearing livery, ready to start work in October.

Scania Higers (YT15 AVO/M/N/) and (YN15 ENC/E/F) are returning to Scania off lease.

The Volvo team coach for Forest is reported to be (N11 SMC).

All the 61 plate leavantes are now in use on schools.




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TM Travel

 

NEWS:
See Wellglade section.

 



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The Wellglade group
trent barton, kinchbus, notts+derby and T M Travel.

 

NEWS

13th January 2021
The 4 Kinchbus Optare have been sold, although where they are now remains unknown.

Some of the Sixes Scanias have been sold, and others may also likely to be sold in the near future once they have been withdrawn

683 (FJ55 ABO), in service this week
684 (FJ55 ABV), ?
685 (FJ55 BZM), still in service,
686 (FJ55 BZN), still in service,
687 (FJ55 BZO), Sold to Connexions Buses, York.
688 (FJ55 BZP), now with Cumbria Classic Coaches (via Connexions).
689 (FJ55 BZR), Sold to Connexions Buses (spare or repair)
690 (FJ55 BZS), still in service,
691 (FJ55 BZT), ?
692 (FJ55 BZU), Sold to Connexions Buses.

657 (FN04 HSG), in service at Nottingham as spare.
659 (FN54 AEW), in service at Sutton as spare.
661 (FN54 AEY) - withdrawn

Spare Scanias at Derby, 679 and 680 are due to be withdrawn soon (to be replaced by Versas 846/7).

Former Comet Volvo 747 reported to be away for repaint.

8th January 2021
Notts and Derby E400 number 11 is away for repaint into a new livery.
Solo 455 has been withdrawn due to an issue with the engine.

Versa 846 has entered service at Derby, in mango livery.

Sixes Versas now in service are : 836/7, 841/2/3/5. 683/5, 690/1 appear to be the 4 sixes Scanias still in use.

12th December 2020
More Versas are now in use on the sixes. 836, 837, 842, 843 and 845 are the ones in use so far. Scanias 683, 684, 685, 686 and 690 remain in use alongside them.

Scania 656 has been sold for preservation. Former sixes Scania 657 is now based at Nottingham as a spare bus in its place.

 

Former Sixes Scania 659 is now based at Sutton as a spare vehicle. It is seen here in a damp Derby after arriving there on the nines 9.3.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

Notts + Derby E400 13 is seen here on a misty day on a Unibus service.
(C) Michael Evans

8th December 2020
Solo 500 now carries trent barton red livery.

Versas now in use on the sixes are 836, 842/3.

 

843 now carries sixes livery.
(C) Nathan Parker

27th November 2020
At least Versas 843 and 845 now carry sixes livery and are ready to enter service very soon. Branding is for Derby to Belper every 15 minutes, with some carrying additional branding for Ripley and others for Matlock. The usual circle on each side is light blue with Belpers East Mill, the river and cable cars depicted. East Mill also features on the rear. I expect the branded will be the same on all, but i may be proved wrong.

22nd November 2020
All 11 of the former Skylink Citaros 907 to 917 are reported as sold to McGills.

The first of the former Rainbow 1 Versas have been repainted for the sixes.

8th November 2020
All 4 Enviro 400s are now in service with notts+derby.

Volvo 747 has had Comet branding removed, and is now being used as a spare bus at Derby. A duplicate working is now operated on the Villager at school times, requiring an additional bus. 746 has an issue with the engine, and may not return to service. 2 fewer buses are needed on the comet as it now operates hourly (previously every 30).

Scania 656 has moved to Nottingham where an additional bus is now required for an i4 duplicate at school times.
735 and de branded sixes scania 659 are now based at Sutton as additional vehicles, again certain routes (nines and threes i believe) require duplicates at busy/school times.

Former Rainbow 1 Versas, expected to be 836 to 845 should appear in sixes livery soon, with 846 to 851 appearing in Mango spare livery.

29th October 2020
Solo 501 now carries full Kinchbus livery. Tempo 320 has been withdrawn as a result. The other 3 Tempos continue in use with Kinch, providing more capacity on the university services.
Volvo 735 reported back in use with trent barton, based at Sutton Junction.

16th October 2020
4 former London E400s have joined the notts+derby fleet. They have come via Ensign, who also used them in service during September. The 4 now here are:

11 (LK58 KGJ),
12 (LK58 KGO),
13 (LK58 KHG),
14 (LK58 KHH).

 

Brand new Trent Rainbow 1 E200 169 (YX20 OJM) leaving Nottingham.
(C) Calum Maclennan

5th October 2020
598 now withdrawn at notts and derby, expected to be replaced by something bigger in the next week or so.

"Sixes" and "comet" timetables are still running at reduced levels, resulting in branded buses being spare. These have occasionally been used on other services when required.

23rd September 2020
All of the new Enviro 200 MMCs are now in use.

Door 2 Door Minibus 1029 (WX05 XVN) has been sold to Tiger European, Nottingham.

16th September 2020
The Rainbow 1 E200 MMCs are now in service. Kinch 915 and 917 have now been withdrawn, leaving just 916 in use on skylink.

Versas 801, 830/1/2 are now in use on routes 11/12 in Loughborough for which they are branded. Tempos 320 and 321 have also been used in recent weeks as spares. The fate of the 4 Tempos they replace is unknown, they may see use elsewhere in the Wellglade group.

The 2021 order for new E200 MMC buses (for Threes) has been cancelled.

A number of ADL E200 MMC have arrived at Langley Mill for use on Trent Barton Rainbow 1 (due in service mid September) and Skylink Derby (most in use now alongside Citaros 915/6/7 for now). The Rainbow 1 Versas are set to be used on the sixes, replacing the Scanias which have been on there since new.

Confirmed registrations so far are:

Yellow for Kinchbus, Skylink Derby:
146 (YX20 OHA),
147 (YX20 OHB),
148 (YX20 OHC),
149 (YX20 OHD),
150 (YX20 OHE),
151 (YX20 OHF),
152 (YX20 OHG),
153 (YX20 OHH),
154 (YX20 OHJ).
155 (YX20 OHK),
156 (YX20 OHL),
157 (YX20 OHN).

Blue for trent barton Rainbow 1:
158 (YX20 OJA),
159 (YX20 OJB),
160 (YX20 OJC),
161 (YX20 OJD),
162 (YX20 OJE),
163 (YX20 OJF),
164 (YX20 OJG),
165 (YX20 OJH),
166 (YX20 OJJ),
167 (YX20 OJK),
168 (YX20 OJL),
169 (YX20 OJM),
170 (YX20 OJN),
171 (YX20 OJO),
172 (YX20 OJP),
173 (YX20 OJR).

Spare Mango livery:
174 (YX20 OJS),
175 (YX20 OJT).

 

Versa 830 depart Loughborough Town Centre.
(C) DBD


Yourbus, Nottingham

NEWS
YOURBUS ceased trading on Friday 4th october 2019

 

E200 (YY67 USC) in use in Southend with Stephensons.
(C) Adrian Healy

 

Citaro (BK13 XYF) is now with Connexions bus, and has been repainted and branded for route 13.
(C) Tommy Holland

25th February 2020

The list further down the page lists all the known operators of the former fleet. Just a few left unaccounted for (the ones in red).

3029 (BK13 XYF) now with Harrogate coach travel (connexions).

 

Former Yourbus E200 MMC (YY18 THU) now in use at Ensignbus. Seen here at Lakeside bus station.
(C) DBD

 

Former Yourbus E200 1414 in use in Wigan with Diamond North West, still in full yourbus livery. Most have been repainted or had large Diamond fleet names applied.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

Former Yourbus Citaro Demonstrator 3032 (BF60 OEZ) now with Diamond North West.
(C) Geoff Girling

Shall attempt to list where the former Yourbus vehicles now operate below. Most/all the Citaros moved to Diamond North West along with some of the "old style" E200s. Other E200s are for sale by dealers, with 3 likely to be on there way to a local company soon. The E200 MMCs are now with Ensign, and understood to be used in their operational fleet in the near future. Some vehicles of the vehicles on the list may have moved on before Yourbus ceased trading.



Citaro
3001 (BT11 UWF), fire (1/15), then repaired to Preston bus.
3002 (BT11 UWG), Preston
3003 (BT11 UWH), Preston
3004 (BT11 UWJ), Preston
3005 (BT11 UWK), Preston
3006 (BT11 UWL), Preston
3007 (BT11 UWM), Preston
3008 (BT11 UWN) Fire (2/15) then Preston
3009 (BT11 UWO). Preston

3010 (BF62 JZA), Diamond NW Blue
3011 (BF62 JZC), Diamond NW Blue
3012 (BF62 JZD), Diamond NW Blue with names
3013 (BF62 JZE), Diamond NW old Yourbus livery (ex Y5 branding removed)
3014 (BF62 JZG). Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery

3015 (BF62 JYR), Diamond NW Full Y5 livery
3016 (BF62 JYS). Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery

3017 (BF62 JYT), Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery
3018 (BF62 JYU), Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery
3019 (BF62 JYV), Diamond NW Blue with names
3020 (BF62 JYW), High Peak Skyline
3021 (BF62 JYX), Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery
3022 (BF62 JYY), Diamond NW Full Y1 livery
3023 (BF62 JYZ). High Peak Skyline

3024 (BK13 XYA) Y1, High Peak Skyline
3025 (BK13 XYB) Y1, ??
3026 (BK13 XYC) Y1, Reported sold to Mangan Tours, Ballynacraig, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Now (132 DL 2108). Now sold to Kenneallys.
3027 (BK13 XYD) Y3, High Peak Skyline
3028 (BK13 XYE) Evobus Jan 19
3029 (BK13 XYF) Evobus Jan 19 - then Harrogate coach (Connexions) Dec 19
3030 (BK13 XYG) to High Peak
3031 (BK13 XYH) to High Peak

3032 - (BF60 OEZ ) Demo, Diamond NW - Blue

August 2019. 3101 to 3110 are now with Diamond North West at Bolton garage.

E200
(longer B39 seating):
1401 (SN10 CDE) Diamond NW Yourbus livery

1402/3 (SN10 CDF/K) Diamond Birmingham few years ago

1404 (SN66 WLL) Stephensons of Essex (in use in yourbus livery).
1405 (SN66 WLP) Sold to Metrobus
1406 (SN66 WLO) Stephensons, Essex

1407(YX17 NJJ) Diamond NW Blue
1408 (YX17 NJK) Diamond NW Blue with names
1409 (YX17 NJN) Faresave , Chippenham
1410 (YX17 NSJ) Faresave , Chippenham (via Ensign),

1411 (YX67 VGZ), Diamond NW Blue
1412 (YY67 USG), Sargeants coaches, Hereford.
1413 (YY67 USH), Warrington (222)
1414 (YY67 USJ), Diamond NW Full yourbus livery
1415 (YY67 USL), Diamond NW Yourbus livery
1416 (YY67 USM), Go North West (4021)
1417 (YY67 USN), Go North West (4022)
1418 (YY67 USO), Midland Classic Nov 19

(Short B33 seating):
1450 (YY67 USB), Midland Classic Nov 19
1451 (YY67 USC), Stephensons, Essex (in livery).
1452 (YY67 USD). Stephensons, Essex (in livery).
1453 (YY67 USE), sold to Nicolsons, Cunningsburgh, Shetland.
1454 (YY67 USF). - Midland Classic Nov 19

E200 MMC
1801 (YY18 THK), - Ensign August 2019
1802 (YY18 THN), - Ensign August 2019
1803 (YY18 THU), - Ensign August 2019
1804 (YY18 THV), - Ensign August 2019
1805 (YY18 THX), - Ensign August 2019
1806 (YY18 THZ). - Ensign August 2019

Coaches Irizar
5001 (CC04 MAL), (ex Stantons of Stoke) - close asset finance, Derby 5002 (YR02 ZYW). - close asset finance, Derby

Tourismos
5101 (BF68 ZHV) in livery. (BF68 ZFW) when new! Now with Corbel Coaches (pink replace red on yourbus livery).
5102 (BF68 ZFX). in livery. - Corbel coaches
5103 (BF68 ZFY). White. - Corbel coaches
5104 (BF68 ZFZ). In livery - London operator? (Possibly Corbel too).
5105 (BF68 ZGA). in livery. - Ventura coach sales, Cranfield, to ??

5106?(BF68 ZGB). Sold to Chiltern Travel
5107? (BF68 ZGC). White. ??

Also (BA19 OXH) and (BA19 OXJ) not delivered? Both now with Thandi.

Dart
PJ02 RHA - Diamond bus, West Midlands (as driver trainer).

4th October 2019

Yourbus ceased trading on Friday 4th October 2019. Some vehicles are understood to have been sold to Rotala last Thursday, old style E200s and Citaros.


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