Bus Fleet News

  December 2019   

last update 3rd December

 


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***Midland Classic: Two E200s branded for X12 ***Yourbus: Citaros sold to Diamond ***Arriva: 19 Streetlites now in use.


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
26th October 2019
VDLs 3767/8/9 have all recently been repainted.

VDL Centros (YJ57 BWA), 3845 (YJ57 BWE), 3846 (YJ56 BWF), Streetlite (FJ64 EVM) and Cadet (CX04 EHY) have all been in use at Derby over the last week.

 

A number of Centros are currently in use in Derby including 3845 seen here in Alvaston.
(C) Geoff Girling


8th July 2019
Some vehicles are currently on loan here whilst the exhaust systems are upgraded on certain vehicles in the fleet. Volvo B7RLE 3927 (KE05 FMM) and Wright Commanders 3702/3/4. Cadet 2745 was in use here last week too.

5th June 2019
Tamworth based Wright bodied Volvo 3927 (KE05 FMM) is in use here.

23rd April 2019
Scanias Omnicities 3581 and 3582 have joined the training school fleet renumbered 9561 and 9562.

4600 has moved to Tamworth some weeks ago, but has not seen service there. Currently VOR. 4200 remains at Tamworth but may move to Derby once 4600 is in use there.

Most/all of the Solos have now moved on to elsewhere within Arriva:

2505 - Telford,
2506 - Oswestry,
2507 - Shrewsbury,
2508 - Cannock,
2509 - High Wycombe,
2510 - Cannock,
2511 - Telford,
2512 - ??,
2513 - Cannock,
2514 - Cannock,
2515 - ??,
2516 - Cannock,
2517 - ??,
2618 - Telford,
2519 - Shrewsbury?,
2520 - Telford,
2521 - Telford,
2522 - Shrewsbury.
 


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CT4N

 

 

 

NEWS
2nd December

 

Former Trent route 21 Tempo 318 (YJ07 VSP) is now in use with CT4N reregistered as (J19 CTN) after being in storage for quite some time. Sister vehicle 317 (YJ07 VSO) has been used for spares and will be going / has gone for scrap.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

 

 


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Derby minibus

 


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G&J Holmes

NEWS
9th September 2017
  The 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

   

17th July 2019

 

 

 

 

Former Harpurs Olympian (M234 VSX) has been converted into a Cafe at a camp site on the outskirts of Warminster in Wiltshire. The owners of the camp site said that they acquired it from the Manchester area about 6 months ago.
(C) Phil G
 

1st June 2019
All over yellow Volvo B7TL, Alexander ALX400 (LJ03 MXL) arrived here in April, thought to be last operated by Richardson Travel of Midhurst, West Sussex after they cesed trading in February. Formerly with Arriva London..

8th November 2018
A new addition here is B12M (B204 COX) from Cox of Belper.


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Hawkes Coaches

 

 

NEWS


 

 

High Peak

 

 

News

 

Skyline branded Citaro (BN12 EOX) is seen here in Derby bus station on the Transpeak route.
(C) John Moore

7th November 2019
Citaro 804 (BN12 EOX) has arrived, here and has been painted for Skyline 199. New to Epsom buses, it was also previously operated by Stagecarriage, Middlesbrough. More Citaros are expected soon, the rest being from the Isle of Man..

Former Yellow buses Versa 786 (T23 TYB) also became part of the fleet during the summer.
696 is believed to have been withdrawn following an RTA.
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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
2nd December 2019
A new addition to the fleet is Versa 5 (YJ60 KGO). New to Epsom coaches, it still retains london red livery and dual doors, and is set to enter service this week with the addition of cream fleet names. It replaces Dart 5 (PL06 TGE) which was sent for scrap (Wards) last Friday.

Scania/Wright (YN05 GXA) is currently on loan from Connexions, Harrogate for a few weeks. This was new to Reading buses, before passing to Eddie Brown then to its current owner Harrogate Coach Travel (trading as Conexions bus).

 

Scania (YN05 GXA) is currently on loan, seen here in Chesterfield.
(C) Tony Wilson



7th November 2019
A new addition to the fleet is former Bournemouth Optare Tempo number 20 (R13 TYB). It has been repainted into fleet livery and is expected to be in service from today, Thursday 7th November 2019. The now "old" number 20 (VV08 BLU) is to be used for spares and scrapped.

A 60 plate, dual doored Optare Versa )fleet number 5) is due to be the next fleet addition, due shortly in London red via Geoff Ripley, Barnsley.

"Old" number 5 (PL06 TGE) is set to donate its engine to number 14 before being scrapped. Number 14 suffered a seized engine earlier this week.

Number 18 should be back on the road soon after a spell off the road. Coach number 6 (YJ06 LDF) remains for sale.

2nd October 2019
A new addition to the fleet is former Stagecoach Dart/Plaxton 11 (PX55 EGC).

MCV Dart no 14 went for scrap last month.

The last coach in the fleet is to be sold at the end of the month.

Service X70 will connect Bakewell and Chesterfield via Baslow every 30 minutes from 4th November.

15th September 2019
Alf Crofts took ownership of Hulleys at the end of August. 2 former Stagecoach Dennis Darts have been acquired through Ensign, and should appear within the next week or so, in fleet livery with fleet names.

8th July 2019
The first of the two ex Bournemouth Darts 509, has become number 8 (SN55 DVO), and entered service last week. 511 (SN55 HSX) is due for delivery this week. Both carry Hulleys livery without fleet names.

Number 11 is being used for spares following last months fire, and will be going for scrap soon.

18th June 2019
11 (MX09 HJF) caught fire on Monday and is unlikely to see further service.
 


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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

 

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

28th November 2019 New additions to the fleet are Volvo/Wright B3/4 (HF54 HGK/L) from Morebus. Both are now in service in Morebus livery.

 

Former Morebus Volvo, fleet number B4 (HF54 HGL) is seen here in Ripley on route 144.
(C) Daniel Mullins



 

Former Morebus Volvo (HF54 HGK) is seen here in Derby before working a 9A.
(C) Geoff Girling



26th October 2019 Former Lothian Volvo B7 Gemini (VIL 9334) is now in use here still in Lothian livery. Ex Lothian 727 (SN55 BMZ).

 

Littles have started to apply a purple skirt onto their buses. Two E200s are reported in this livery so far, including (SN56 OEZ) ssen here in Belper.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

 

 

New as (YN08 DDJ) this then became (M60 LTL). Now with Sandro Abela (Sand Travel) of Zejtun, part of the Cancu operation. It is seen here in Zejtun on school duties.
(C) William Debono

 

 

 

31st January 2019
New here are Scania / Higer coaches E2 (YT68 GWO) and E3 (YT68 GWP).
 


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Midland Classic

NEWS
2nd December 2019

Former Yourbus E200 39 is back in service repainted in fleet livery.

28th November 2019

E200 22 (YY67 USO) has been in use on the X18 for around a week.

2 further, short E200s have joined the fleet as 39 (YY67 USB) and 40 (YY67 USF). 40 entered service on Wednesday 20th November. All are currently still in yourbus livery. 39 was used in service for a very short time, and is understood to now be away for repaint.

 

Former Yourbus E200 number 39 was used in service very briefly still in Yourbus livery.
(C) Chris Broom

 

Former Yourbus E200 number 40 on its first day in service with Midland Classic.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

E200 22 in use on a Boots work service.
(C) Geoff Girling



14th November 2019
Former Yourbus E200 (YY67 USO) has entered service in Yourbus livery. Two shorter examples are also reported here as (YY67 USB/F), also ex Yourbus.
91 now carries fleet livery, 92 and 93 are in use in red.

2nd October 2019
3 E400s have joined the fleet as:
91 (LK56 FHE),
92 (LK57 AXJ),
93 (LK57 AXM).

 

E400 93 (LK57 AXM) can be seen here in Burton still looking smart in London red.
(C) Geoff Girling



15th September 2019
Scania/Wright (K7 YCL) is on loan from Centrebus. It has fleet number 218 whilst here (centrebus 702).

Former Metroline E400 (LK56 FHE) has been reported here, currently away for repaint. Scania 82 has been repainted.

Scanias 87 (Y336 VST) and 88 (YL51 ZUD) have been sold. 88, which was new to Dunn Line, is now with Alpha Coaches, Honiton.

 

Scania (K7 YCL) is on loan from Centrebus, seen here in Burton.
(C) Chris Broom

18th July 2019
E200s 1 and 2 have been branded for the X12 service.

Gemini 47 has returned to service after previously passing to a dealer where it was advertised for sale.

 

 

Number 2 (KW14 MCL) now carries the new X12 livery. Seen here in New Street, Burton.
(C) Chris Broom

 

 

 

 

Number 1 (JB14 MCL) now carries the new X12 livery. The yellow is a different shade to the standard fleet livery, very similar or the same a trent barton villager yellow.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

 

 

 

 



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Nottingham buses

 


6th April 2016

 


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Skills, Nottingham

 

NEWS
8th October 2019

 

MAN powered Van Hool Altano, bought for corporate work, it sees use as the Nottingham Panthers team coach, picture taken at Finsbury park for the Nottingham Forest V Arsenal match. .
(C) Calum Maclennan

 

Mercedes Tourismo with 61 seats also seen at Finsbury Park.
(C) Calum Maclennan

15th September 2019

Trident (SN04 ABZ) is now (SFZ 5770). The final two have yet to be reregistered.

(BV19 LNE) is now in use with Silverdale, and Skills have similar (BV19 LNH). Neoplans (SIL 7028) and (SIL 7947) have left.

(FJ09 DXU) is now a 70 seater.

2 35 seat Yutongs have arrived, a 15 plate and 65 plate. More soon.

18th July 2019

2 new MCV bodied Volvo B11R coaches are here as (BV19 LNF/G). Both have entered service in plain white. 2 Neoplans (MF11 LVJ/K), in use here as (SIL 7024/5) have left the fleet in part exchange. Another MCV is due for Skills and 5 for Silverdale later in the year.

 

 

Skills brand new MCV521 Volvo B11R is seen here on Victoria Embankment.
(C) Calum Maclennan

 

 

30th June 2019

2 new Levante 3s are here as (BV19 XPO/P), with a third expected soon.

Van Hool coach (YD14 GDU) has arrived here, has been repainted and now carries registration (N1 SMC).

Former (N1 SMC) has been registered (UJI 6312).

New Tourismos here are (BV19 YJC/D). Both have been painted. (BV19 YCA/B) are in plain white at Silverdale. (SFZ 5770/1) reverted to registrations (YT11 LPJ/K) before going to Evobus in part exchange. The private plates will go on the ex Lothian Tridents.

Olympian (M421 UKN) is another to go to freeway, joining 418/9/20.

S451 is now in Norfolk in use as a fruit picker and W301 to an operator in Staffordshire.

Ex Lothian Tridents here are:
(SN04 ABV), now (SIL 7025) - still in Lothian livery.
(SN04 ABX), now (SIL 6434),
(SN04 ABZ), now (SFZ 5770),
(SN04 ACV), now (SIL 6435),
(SN04 ACU), now (SIL 7024),
(SN04 ACY), now (SIL 7032),
(SN04 ADX),
(SN04 AEA), now (SFZ 5771)
(SN04 AEK), now (SIL 9126),
(SN04 AEL).

Olympians (M218/9/20 UKN) are now with Freeway.

(KJZ 8508) has reverted back to (FJ04 SNX) has been sold for export. Trident (SN04 AEL) will be an 82 seater and fully DDA as back up for (SN17 MVV).

(M419/21 UKN) and (S451 ATV) have been sold. (W301 MKY) thought to have gone. (W302/3 MKY) remain in use.



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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 December
Solos 1160 , 1165, 1180 and 1181 are now in use at notts+derby in TM travel red livery. 1160/5 moved when the operation of the 59 commenced following the collapse of yourbus. 1180/1 moved more recently with the start of operating route 137/8 Belper to Heanor. Pink line Solo 508 was earlier on loan for this but has since gone back to Sheffield.
Decker 29 has been withdrawn and being used for spares.

Trent Barton are scaling back slightly, and altering the route of evening service on the sixes from 5th January. From the same date Spondon Flyer will be reduced from every 15 to every 20 minutes. The route will also serve Willowcroft road in both directions - which i expect will take slightly longer, encountering more junctions/traffic lights, but has still resulted in the time for a round trip being reduced to 40 minutes from 45. The evening service Sunday to Thursday will also be scrapped, last bus from Derby at 19:30 (18:30 on Sunday). Ilkeston Flyer offers a nearby alternative Monday to Thursday evenings.

Christmas timetables are now available. No service on Christmas/New Years day as last year. Boxing day services are to Sunday times, although most services finish earlier at around 18:30/19:00 unlike last year. No service on Spondon Flyer or Comet this year, but the Skylink Clifton will run. Red arrow and Skylink run all evening. Night buses on the usual routes on New Years Eve.

20th November
Scanias 675 and yellow (ex villager) 664 are now in use with TM Travel.

 

Former Uno Omnilink YN57 FZA in Chesterfield.
(C) Tony Wilson

   


26th October
The H1 is to operate at a 10 minute frequency from next Monday.

Solos 1160 and 1165 have moved from TM Travel to notts and derby. Notts and Derby now operate former yourbus route 59 (Derby to Ilkeston).

TM have acquired some former Uno Scanias, 2 Omnilinks 1207/8 (YN57 FZA/B) and 2 Omnicities 1209/10 (YN56 NRY/Z). They have entered service in Uno livery.

15th September 2019

 

Two former Sanders of Holt Dennis Javelins to arrive at notts+derby are (YU05 ZKL) and (YU05 ZKV)and are expected to become 55 and 56.

Scania 604 has been sold for preservation with the white rose bus group.

14th August 2019

Solo 484 is now orange for the Hucknall Connect.  An extra bus is now required to operate 2 new services in the area. 

Notts and Derby Scania 622 now carries notts+derby livery.

Volvo 740 is to be repainted for the Ilkeston Flyer, which will operate every 12 minutes from 1st September.

 

. Former Cotgrave Connection Scania 622 has been repainted into Notts+Derby livery. Seen here in Derby bus station.
(C) Geoff Girling

 

 

 

 

  


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Vallances

 

 

NEWS
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Yourbus, Nottingham

 

 

 

 

NEWS
YOURBUS ceased trading on Friday 4th october 2019

28th November 2019

 

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) the 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), Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery
3021 (BF62 JYX), Diamond NW Newer Yourbus livery
3022 (BF62 JYY), Diamond NW Full Y1 livery
3023 (BF62 JYZ). Evobus Jan 19?

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

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) Sold to Stephensons of Essex
1405 (SN66 WLP) Stephensons, Essex
1406 (SN66 WLO) ??

1407(YX17 NJJ) Diamond NW Blue
1408 (YX17 NJK) Diamond NW Blue with names
1409 (YX17 NJN) ??
1410 (YX17 NSJ ) ??

1411 (YX67 VGZ), Diamond NW Blue
1412 (YY67 USG), Stephensons, Essex
1413 (YY67 USH), Stephensons, Essex
1414 (YY67 USJ), Diamond NW Full yourbus livery
1415 (YY67 USL), Diamond NW Yourbus livery
1416 (YY67 USM), ??
1417 (YY67 USN), ??
1418 (YY67 USO), - Midland Classic Nov 19

(Short B33 seating):
1450 (YY67 USB), - Midland Classic Nov 19
1451 (YY67 USC), - Ensign?
1452 (YY67 USD). - ??
1453 (YY67 USE), - ??
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! - close asset finance, Derby
5102 (BF68 ZFX). in livery. - close asset finance, Derby
5103 (BF68 ZFY). White. - close asset finance, Derby
5104 (BF68 ZFZ). In livery - Ventura coach sales, Cranfield.
5105 (BF68 ZGA). in livery. - Ventura coach sales, Cranfield.
5106?(BF68 ZGB). White
5107? (BF68 ZGC). White

Also (BA19 OXH) and (BA19 OXJ) not delivered?

Dart
PJ02 RHA

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.

14th August 2019

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

19th July 2019

 

Former Yourbus Citaro (BD64 NCA) seen here operating with Diamond NW.
(C) Geoff Girling

At least two (3107/8) of the 64 plate Citaros have been painted blue ready for their move to Diamond North Wests Bolton garage where they are set to take over the First bus operations.

A bit of confusion around the Tourismos. I understand 5101 now carries registration (BF68 ZHV) although it appeared to be (BF68 ZFW) when new.
Two more Tourismos reported are (BA19 OXH) and (BA19 OXJ) - not sure of fleet numbers.


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