Bus Fleet News

January 2018 


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Latest News

***Arriva: More buses repainted. ***Trent: Skylink Citaros arrived for Kinch. More repaints. ***Yourbus: Streetlites replaced with new E200s ***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.

29th April 2017
Two new arrivals here are Volvo / Plaxton coaches (YX17 NGU) and (YX17 NGV).

15th October
Former NCT Excels (Y546 DTO) and (FD02 SFK) have arrived here from Go Goodwins.



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Arriva Derby

NEWS
20th January 2018
Omnicity 3574 has been repainted into the new livery.

14th January 2018
The Streetlite demo is currently back in use at Derby, although parked at the garage yesterday morning.

9th January 2018
2 Wright hybrid demonstrators were here in December, but returned early January. They were Streetdeck (SK17 HHC) and Streetlight (SK17 HHL).

Solo 4521 now carries the revised livery. The second Solo painted here.

Arriva are expected to be using some deckers on the X38 over the next few weekdays due to a temporary increase in demand from Derby College students. Sapphire E400s 4400, 4401 and Gemini 4220 reported on there on Monday 8th.

Streetlite Micro Hybrid (SK17 HHL) seen here on Pride Park on the F1 service.
(C) Geoff Girling



4th December 2017
Wright Cadet 2746 (LF02 PMO) was in use here last week.
Volvo/Wright Eclipse 3867 (KE05 FMM) was in use here last week.

18th November 2017
2 further repaints are Omnicities 3560 and 3573.

Solo 2522 in revised livery.
(C) Geoff Girling

Scania 3513 in revised livery.
(C) Geoff Girling

21st October 2017
Wright Cadet 2706 has been in use in Derby this week.

A Citybus back in Derby. Preserved 153 returned to Derby on Saturday 16th September 2017.
(C) DBD




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Bakewell Coaches

NEWS
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Bowers / High Peak

NEWS
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

NEWS
8th April 2017
A further DAF/Alexander ex Arriva London is (X427 FGP).
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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

NEWS

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Harpurs Coaches

NEWS

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



29th September 2017
(S315 SRL) has been sold for scrap.

9th September 2017
Two new additions to the fleet are former Stagecoach Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse (MX55 HHM/N). The first (HHM) has been repainted into fleet livery, with the second due back shortly.

13th May 2017
Olympian (N297 CKB) departed for PVS Barnsley on 2nd May.

Setra (NH09 HRH) looking smart in the sunshine at Brooklands. Coincidentally the "NH" in the registration, for National Holidays, still has relevance today with the current owner being Nick Harpur.
(C) Geoff Girling




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Hawkes Coaches

NEWS

9th January 2018
Starliner (DH63 DEH) remains in use here although it is expected to be sold. Correct reg for former Mass transit tri axle Dennis Dragon is (B10 MDC) - (not MDO - it looks like this from a distance because of how no plate is attached).

4th December 2017
New here is Neoplan Tourliner (DH67 DEH). Painted in full livery replacing the Starliner (DH63 DEH).

9th September 2017
Former Mass transit tri axle Dennis Dragon (B10 MDO) is here! A second example also reported here.

Dennis Dragon (B10 MDO) seen leaving Ascot Drive.
(C) Chris Gaskin


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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
9th January 2018
Trident 15 (LX51 FJA) has been sold to Andrews, Tideswell.

Centro 3 remains off the road, but should return to service early 2018. MAN 20 remains in use, whilst the other MAN Evolutions, number 2 (AE05 EVC) and 16 (AE05 EUY) have been sold/exchanged for 2 (TT57 BLU) and 15 (RR57 BLU).

White E200 24 (MK63 XAU) seen here in Chesterfield.
(C) Geoff Girling



17th August 2017
A new arrival here is (TT57 BLU) as the new number 2.

MAN no 2 has been withdrawn. Centro 3 and MAN 16 are also currently withdrawn.


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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

26th February 2017

Johnsons Bros Tourismo (BT66 TZK) in the blue pigeon travel livery. It is seen here outside Oswaldtwistle Mills, Accrington.
(C) Jonathon




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Linburg

NEWS + SIGHTINGS


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Littles Travel

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
16th January 2018
Trident/ALX400 (SN03 DZJ) is here. New to London United, its previous operator was Swans, Chadderton, Greater Manchester.

The two former Go Ahead London B7/Geminis here are (LB02 YXM/N). They are now re registered as (AGZ 9366/7).

Former Nottingham Community Transport Solos 409 and 410 are here.

14th January 2018
The two Olympians here (R98 LHK) and (R63 LHK) are for sale on ebay.
A former Trent red arrow Scania Irizar was also for sale. This carries Wrights livery.

Two more former Nottingham Solos are said to have joined the fleet in preparation for operating the new service between Hucknall and Nottingham at the end of the month. AOT are to cease operating the AOT8 and Littles are providing a replacement.

At least one Gemini joined the fleet last Autumn, and a London Trident is also said to have arrived. More details on these soon....

Following a fire at Nottingham station on 12th January 2018, many buses and coaches were used on rail replacement services. Littles Olympian (R98 PHK) is seen here in Nottingham en route to Derby.
(C) Geoff Girling

29th September
Solo (YJ51 XSU) has been reregistered (YAZ 8645).

9th September
East Lancs Volvo (PG04 WHB) (which carried (VIL 9336) for a while) has left the fleet to Ensign (dealer). Former Go Ahead Volvo B7/Gemini (LB02 YXN) has arrived to replace it.

17th August

Former NCT Solo (W251 PAU) has been repainted and now carries registration (VIL 9336). This was previously carried on ex London Volvo B7/East Lancs decker which has not been seen in use since the Solo appeared, but has obviously been withdrawn, sold or reregistered.
(C) Chris Gaskin


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Midland Classic

NEWS

20th January 2018
Two former Reading buses Omnidekkas have arrived here in the form of 60 (YN08 MKP) and 61 (YN08 MKO). Both carry pink Reading livery.

As a result former Scania Olympus 57 (YN08 HYO) and 58 (YN08 HYP) have left the fleet.

9th January 2018

E200 35 (YX12 AKK) is seen here in a festive Burton town centre during December 2017, shortly after entering service.
(C) G Girling


4th December
Omnidekka 1108 has returned to Reading buses.
111 has been withdrawn.

18th November
5 ex London (Tower Transit) E200s are here. None are yet in service.

34 (YX12 AYZ),
35 (YX12 AKK),
36 (YX12 AZW),
37 (YX12 DJD),
38 (YX12 DJE).


21st October
The latest arrival here is former Tower Transit E200 (YX12 AZW).

9th September
On loan here is Reading Omnidekka 1108 (YN08 MMA).
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Nottingham buses


6th April 2016

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Skills, Nottingham

NEWS
15th January 2018

Gemini (LF52 TGY) is now with silverdale, carrying the Silverdale name on Skills/Motorvation livery.
(C) Calum Maclennan

13th May 2017

New E400 (SN17 MVV) is seen here at Bilborough College.
(C) Calum Maclennan

Brand new Plaxton Leopard coach (YX17 OGC) has also recently joined the fleet.
(C) Calum Maclennan


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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
20th January 2018

Former Spondon Flyer Versa 809 has now been branded for My15.
(C) Geoff Girling

The 4 former Spondon Flyer Versas 806-9 now carry a revised version of My15 branding, replacing the 5 Versas previously branded for the service (one will likely also be refreshed for the route to make up the pvr). The route may also need additional vehciles if extended to the airport. This is rumoured to happen later this year.

Scania 656 has been painted in revised red livery and is now based at Langley Mill.

15th January 2018
Former Nottingham Skylink Scania 666 is now with TM Travel as a replacement for Centro 1199 which has been withdrawn with accident damage.
Former Brightbus East Lancs Nordic 1170 now carries fleet livery.

Former nines Solo 478 is now with Kinchbus. 479 to follow?

14th January 2018
Former Allestree Solos 495/6/7 are now based at Nottingham in trent barton livery for use on route 18. They are due to enter service later this month.

The three new Citaros have arrived for the Skylink Derby/Leicester service to replace the 3 older Scanias on the route. They are:
(BF67 WHN),
(BF67 WHP),
(BF67 WHR).

The former Spondon Flyer Versas have been repainted for route 15, although they are not yet in use. The route is expected to be extended to EMA later in the year so may need more buses.

Former Swift Volvo/Wright 741 now carries green/orange mango livery and is based at Langley Mill.

Former Swift Volvo now carries Mango livery.
(C) Geoff Girling

The driver training Paladins have been given a 9 prefix. 9131 appears wihdrawn.

4th December 2017
Former Allestree Solos 493/4 are now branded and in use on the Harlequin service to Heatherton replacing 484/92.

21st October 2017
Scanias 633 and 635 are now with TM travel and painted orange for use on line 30 alongside the existing Versas.

Spondon Flyer Solo 502 in Spondon. The three Solos that replaced the four Versas on this route were previously used on the Rushcliffe Villager services in Nottingham which were cut back earlier this year. Yourbus provide a replacement service supported by the council.
(C) Geoff Girling

New Mainline E200 112 is seen here in Radcliffe on Trent.
(C) Calum Maclennan


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Vallances

NEWS
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Yourbus, Nottingham

NEWS
9th January 2018

Brand new short E200 1452 in Ashbourne.
(C) Chris Gaskin


All of the Streetlites are now withdrawn and have been replaced by the recent arrival of some E200s. More likely to follow.

Recent arrivals are:

(Short B33 seating):
1450 (YY67 USB),
1451 (YY67 USC),
1452 (YY67 USD).
1453 (YY67 USE),
1454 (YY67 USF).

(longer B39 seating):
1411 (YX67 VGZ),
1412 (YY67 USG),
1413 (YY67 USH),
1414 (YY67 USJ),
1415 (YY67 USL),
1416 (YY67 USM),
1417 (YY67 USN),
1418 (YY67 USO),

E200 1411 (YX67 VGZ) is seen here in Belper. This is from the previous order of E200s, which is why the registration doesn't follow on from the other recent arrivals. .
(C) John Curtis

Wheel forward streetlite 1206 has now been withdrawn despite only having a repaint recently.
(C) Geoff Girling




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