Bus Fleet News

July 2018 


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***Arriva: E400 MMCs transfer from Leicester for University of Nottingham Hopper bus contract. ***Trent: New E200s for Indigo and I4 this summer. ***Yourbus: New E200 MMCs join the fleet ***Midland Classic: 5 e200s from london join the fleet***
Here you will find all the latest bus fleet news for many bus operators in and around the Derbyshire area. If you have anything to report please contact me by clicking here.
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Andrews of Tideswell

NEWS
9th January 2018
A new addition to the fleet is Trident (LX51 FJA) from Hulleys, Baslow 2/1/18.



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Arriva Derby

NEWS
3rd July 2018
A batch of E400 MMCs have tranfered here from Leicester for use on the Nottingham University Hopper bus routes from September. They are in Sapphire livery and many were branded for the 31 in Leicester when new just a few months ago! They will be repainted in hopper bus livery. 4545 (YJ67 HDL) has however entered service at Derby, still in Sapphire livery, and has been on the F1 most days.

Streetdeck Hybrid Demo (SK18 TKX) was in use here for around a week mid June. It was in use on the F1 route most days.

10th June 2018
MPD 2159 and Cadet 2746 have now been withdrawn.

Arriva will operate the Nottingham University Hopper bus service from September. 2 E400 MMC including Sapphire liveried 4538 (YY67 HDD) have arrived at Derby for use on these services. There are expected to be 11 in total. They are transfering from Wigston, Leicester despite only being introduced and branded for the 31 route last year. Some vehicles from elsewhere, possibly NW, are set to replace them at Leicester.

4542 was in service in Derby on Wednesday 4th July, still complete with branding for route 31 in leicester. 4542 is seen here on the F1 route.
(C) Shaun Chambers

4545 is one of the Sapphire liveried E400s now at Derby for the Nottingham Hopper bus service which Arriva will operate from September. 4545 is seen here on the F1 route.
(C) Shaun Chambers

E400 Hybrid Demo seen here on Pride Park.
(C) Geoff Girling

25th May 2018
Solo 2403 (FJ58 PKN) is on loan here from Cannock.
Gemini 4204 was also in use here last week.

3571 now carries revised livery.

Solo 2403 in Derby.
(C) Geoff Girling

Former Derby Mercedes minibus (P485 CAL). Now reregistered as GIG 4165 with Group Travel, seen here in Tintagel.
(C) Chris Thorn

Training bus 9552 carries the new training fleet livery. Seen here in Burton.
(C) G Girling




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Bakewell Coaches

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Bowers / High Peak

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Versa 780 seen here in Sheffield.
(C) Geoff Girling

2nd February
Brand new Solos 292/3 (YJ66 AOG/H) arrived here in November. Seating B31F.
Ex Kimes Scania 703 (YN51 MJE) is now (TIL 4051).
Solo 332 (X232 MBJ) formerly (B5WER) moved to Centrebus East in November.
Solo 347 (VU52 UEC) was also withdrawn in November.


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NEWS & Sightings
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D W Coaches

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G&J Holmes

NEWS
9th September 2017
Yje last two Solos have been sold. (LJ60 LTY) is now with Stephensons, Easingwold and (MX59 AVT) is now with Llew Jones, Llanrwst.

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Glovers of Ashbourne

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Harpurs Coaches

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5th May 2018
The final Volvo/Alexander ALX 400 here has been registered (X945 DDA).

15th January 2018
Volvo/Alexander ALX 400 (X811 DDA), the former Dublin AV112 is now in use here.

Volvo / Wright (MX55 HHN) in new style livery.
(C) Chris Gaskin




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Hawkes Coaches

NEWS 10th April 2018
A second former Mass Dennis Condor is here. (F330 UJN).

Dennis Condor (F330UJN) in Derby.
(C) Chris Gaskin


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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
3rd July 2018
MAN Centro 8 has been withdrawn. It was returned to service, after being off the road for over a year, but only lasted a few days before developing a fatal fault.

5th May 2018
MAN Evolution 20 (AE55 EHL) is being used for spares following an engine failure last month. A new addition, as the new 20 is E200/MCV Evolution (VV08 BLU). This entered service, in plain white livery, on 23rd April 2018. Ex D Jones and son, Wrexham.

Andrews Optare Excel (FD02 SFL) has been on loan here recently.

MAN Centro number 8 is due back soon. It is currently having work completed at Redferns. It was last in use here on 7th April 2017!

11th April 2018
Acquired here is Dart/Plaxton Pointer (SN55 HTD) from Yellow buses. New to Manchester Airport.

Former Bournemouth Dart (SN55 GTD).
(C) Chris Gaskin




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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

26th February 2017




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Linburg

NEWS + SIGHTINGS


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Littles Travel

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
5th May
Solo (W409 YAL) has been re-registered as (AGZ 9365). Solo (W301 YAL) to (AGZ 9364).


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Midland Classic

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5th May 2018
74 has been repainted.

10th April 2018
Former AOT Scania (YN05 GXG) has been acquired. It is to be painted before entering service and should be numbered 74.


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Nottingham buses


6th April 2016

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Skills, Nottingham

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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
3rd July 2018
Notts+Derby Excel 264 has been withdrawn.

New buses are on there way this summer/autumn for indigo and i4.  Some of the buses for indigo are just about ready, so should be delivered first:
17 E200 MMC 11.5M 4 Cylinder 15 for indigo plus 2 spare (mango).
13 E200 MMC 11.8 6 Cylinder for I4.

Volvos 726 and 727 now carry new Rapid 1 livery.

Versa 801 now carries trent barton livery, and fleet names, the first to carry these for a while! It is currently in use at Derby. It was to be dedicated to a shuttle service for the Villager, for 10 weeks, whilst Burton Bridge is closed. However the diversion route the Villager was taking created more of a delay that using the usual route through the roadworks!

726 and 727 are now branded for the Rapid One and carry this new livery.
(C) Shane Ross

Versa 801 is seen here on the V1.
(C) Chris Gaskin

Former Skylink Scania 668 has been repainted for use as a driver trainer and renumbers 9311. Two or 3 more Scanias are expected to recieve the same treatment. The end of the Paladins?
(C) Shaun Chambers

Former i4 Scania 617 is seen here in Dronfield operating the free shuttle service at the 3 Valleys beer festival.
(C) Shane Ross

10th June 2018
609 is now back in use at Sutton along with Scania 669 which has been refurbished and now carries trent barton livery.

25th May 2018
Kinch have Evobus Mercedes Citaro Demo (BT66 TZE) on loan.

Volvos 726 and 727 are currently being repainted.

Sutton Scanias 602 and 609 have been withdrawn.




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Vallances

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Yourbus, Nottingham

NEWS
10th June 2018
Three new E200 MMCs have arrived here as (YY18 THN/U/V). All are plain white but are expected to be painted before they enter service. More may also be on the way.

10th April 2018
Driver training Dart (PJ02 RHA) has been repainted bright green.

Training Dart (PJ02 RHA) carries this new bright green livery. Seen here in Derby.
(C) Chris Gaskin




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