Fleet News

April 2007

Latest News

***Johnsons: 2 new coaches, Spectras arrive, and many more fleet changes*** ***Trent: First Optare Tempo for X38 arrives*** ***Trent: more Dennis Lance / Optare Sigmas sold*** ***TM Travel: 6 more Centros due to arrive, and an ex Stageoach double deck coach in service*** ***Trent order 23 new buses from Optare - 12 for Trent 11 for Kinchbus - due spring/summer 2007!***
Here you will find all the latest bus news and sightings 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


Mon 12th March:
Leyland National (FTN 697W) has arrived here for rail replacement and school contracts. It was new to Northern General, and then Southern Transit (whose red and yellow livery it currently caries). It has more recently spent time in preservation. Thanks Ian.

Andrews Leyland National (FTN 697W). (C) Ian Moorcroft.

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Arriva Derby


Sat 21st March:
Minibus 1387 has returned after repairs! 1160 and 1164 have moved on.

Tues 10th March:
Burtons X38 Dart 2999 was off today. Town linx Dart (P319 HOJ) covered until the speedo broke, when L809 BNX) was sent out.

Mon 26th March:
Dale Tringham has found Derby Fleetline (MTV 310W)!! It was hidden on a side street near the airport in Stoughton. it still carries the red livery which was applied when it was at Roberts.

Former Derby Fleetline (MTV 310W). (C) Dale Tringham

Fri 23rd March:
Not DCT, but former Trent Dart 929 (R929 RAU) has moved to Arrivas Burton garage, and is numbered 2200. Arriva will use it on the X38 (Derby to Burton) service, for which Trent already had it branded.

Mon 30th April:
Citybus 4342 on the 22. Minibus 1388 on the 36, and Darts 2089 and 2090 on the 33.

Sat 28th April:
Dart 2234, Olympian 4666 and both Volvo's 3604/5 on Oakwoods.

Fri 27th April:
Chris reports: Dart 2090 on the 29, and Citybus 4329 on the 44.

Thurs 26th April:
Citybus 4391 on the 26, and both 3604/5 out on the other Oakwood routes.

Wed 25th April:
Excel 2999 and Volvos 3604/5 on the 26.
MPD 2222 on route 60, Dart 2226 on Sinfins (in morning) and Dart 2196 on the 20.

Tue 24th April:
Dave reports MPD 2218 on route 26. MPD 2217 on the 60/61, Volvo Olympian 4643 on the 38 and Merc-Benz 1388 on the 36.
Excel 2999 on the 22.
Volvo 3605 and Dart 2229 on Sinfins.

Mon 23rd April:
Citybus 4330 on the 44, 4324 on 45.
Dart 2233 on 26, 2252 on 22 and 2228 on the 24! Excel 2998 on the 61.

Sat 21st April:
MPD 2224 on the 60/1 to Chellaston.

Fri 20th April:
Dart 2228 and Volvo 3604 on the 26. Thanks Dave. 3605 on the 22 and Dart 2226 on the 24.
Two MPDs on the 60/1 and another (2222) was on Park and Ride.

Thurs 19th April:
MPD 2217 on the 111 Pride Park & Ride. 4631 on the 61 to Chellaston, MPD 2223 on the 22 and 3604 on the 24. Thanks Chris.
Minibus 1381 and a GUM Dart on the 37 in the afternoon!

Wed 18th April:
Dave reports: MPD 2217 on the 60/1 and along with Excel 2999. Olympian 4643 on the 37 to Sinfin.
Darts 2226 and 2227 on the 22. 3605 on the 26.

Tue 17th April:
Chellaston Dart 2233 and Volvo B10BLE 3605 on the 26. Thanks Dave.
Excel 2999 on the 22, and Olympian 4627 on the 37 to Sinfin. Thanks Chris.

Mon 16th April:
Olympian 4640 on route 26 this afternoon.
4627 on 38, Darts 2089 - 109, 2090 on the 20.

Fri 13th April:
Excel 2999 on 24.

Wed 11th April:
Dave reports Olympian 4642 on route 26, whilst Excel 2999 was on route 20. 3605 on the 22.
DAF 4734 on the 68A to Melbourne. MPD 2223 on 111 Pride Park & Ride, Dart 2089 on 109, Olympian 4627 on the 38 to Sinfin.

Thurs 5th April:
Dave reports Dart 2226 on the 26.
Chris reports 2236 on the 109, 3604 on the 24 and 4744 on Sinfins.

Wed 4th April:
Dave reports Dart 2227 on the 26 to Oakwood.
Chris reports, Olympian 4627 on the 38, 2089 on 33 and Dart 2252 on the 22.

Fri 30th March:
Olympian 4667 and Volvo B10BLE 3604 on the 26, along with a rough sounding 4737.

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NEWS & Sightings

Mon 5th March:
Solo (Y812 KDP) has arrived here.

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Fri 27th April
A Lynx on the 59, and the VDL Plaxton Centro was on the Black Cat route today.

Tue 16th April
Lynx (J564 URW) on route 59 again today.

Fri 13th April
Lynx (J654 URW) on route 59 alongside the Vario - so both Solo's off!!

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Glovers of Ashbourne



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Harpurs Coaches


5th March:
Harpurs (NEH 103V), it is For Sale @ 850 + VAT.

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Hulleys of Baslow



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Johnson Bros / Redferns


Tue 3rd April:
New coaches here are Scania K114EB / Irizar Century (YN56 NNO), and Scania K114EB / Irizar PB (YN56 NNP). Iveco EuroRider / Beulas (Y2/3 JBT) have been sold to Scania, Worksop in part exchange, being re-registered as (Y958/65 RKW) in the proccess. The two new coaches are both in the blue Johnsons livery.

4 Optare Spectras have arrived here from Go Gateshead, (K306/7/9/16 FYG). (K316 FYG) is now in Redferns green livery. They are needed due to extra school contracts being gained, and more are likely to follow.

Former Oxford Tube MAN 24.350 / Jonckheere Monaco (T617 DWL) (ex T55 UBE, and latterly running as Bluebird Buses 50055 in Megabus livery) was acquired from Plaxton in March. This bus will be re-registered (T3 JBT), the plate coming from a withdrawn Neoplan Cityliner which is now withdrawn.

A number of coaches have recently been re-registered, as follows:
(YR02 UNZ) to (P3 JBT) (May 06)
(YP52 KRV) to (M2 JBT) (March 06)
(YR52 MEV) to (M1 JBT) (March 06)
(FJ03 AAK) to (JBT 16S) (Nov 06)
(YN04 AUX) to (77 RT) (Feb 07)
(YN04 AXA) to (JBT 3S) (March 06)
(YN04 HJC) to (K1 JBT) (Nov 06)
(YJ05 XXC) to (B8 JBT) (Feb 07)
(YN05 HBB) to (123 RT) (Feb 07)
(YN06 CHO) to (4 JBT) (Feb 07)

Excel (P274 NRH) is expected to be repainted soon - into Redferns green livery.

An open day for the new depot at Mansfield Woodhouse is expected later this year with a Bristol VRs operating local tours!

Thanks to Duncan Bingham for the above information.

Fri 30th March:
3 ex Go-North East (new to London) DAF/Optare Spectras have arrived here, currently at Hodthorpe. More may follow. Thanks Chris.

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Littles Travel


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Stagecoach East Midlands
Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop

Thurs 26th March:
The former Chesterfield Transport Spire Sprinters (Mercedes 811 / Alexander) (J21xAET), that are currently with Stagecoach Chesterfield are to be fully withdrawn within the next few weeks. These are 41714/5/6/7/9 in the fleet. Thanks Dave.

6 buses are on order for Mansfield for new services from Nottinghamshire to Doncaster Robin Hood Airport. These are 2 Enviro 400s, and 4 Enviro 200 single deckers. All are due by the end of May when the new services start. The services will be run under contract to Nottinghamshire Councy Council - who will own the buses.

Roadcar (Stagecoach Lincolnshire) Olympian 604 (OWG 604X) is currently based at Mansfield - still in Roadcar livery! There is also a decker in old Lincoln green livery, for 75 years of "Lincolnshire roadcar". This was in Mansfield garage, so i assume this is also in use here.
Dan reports a coach branded for a Fife-Edinburgh-Glasgow service in Mansfield too!

Former Chesterfield Dennis Dart/Alexander Dash pair (J506/7FPS) have not seen use in Chesterfield in recent months. The buses have instead been re-allocated to the former Terrier fleet in Sheffield, and have been working there recently. (J506 FPS) was noted working service 123 in Sheffield Wednesday. Thanks Dave.

Fri 23rd March:
Dart 32115 (K115 SRH) has been scrapped due to its poor condition, it apprantly it required a new engine, gear box and chassis! What wasn't wrong with it?! 32116 (K116 SRH) could be next for the chop, for similar reasons. Thanks Chris.

Sat 28th April:
Jack reports:
33401 (T801OHL) on Route 10, 20441 (L341KCK) and 20274 (M714KRH) on 25, Dart 32415 (N415MBW) on solo route 39, 20412 (M412RRN) and 20275 (M715KRH) on 50/99, Darts 34584 (YN04YXT) and 34724 (YN05YCZ) on 51.
Thurs 26th April:
Dave reports: B10M/Alexander (M606 VHE) on the 50, and 35016 (N207 LCK) was brought out due to a bus shortage and was put on the 97.
Jack reports: B-line branded Volvo B10M 20440 (L340KCK) was on the 99 and Volvo B10M Coach 52630 (S670 RWJ) on 43.

Weds 25th April:
Dave reports: An unbranded 04 plate Dart on the 51, whilst sister bus 34576, branded for the 51 route, worked the 25!
Also B10M / Alexander L343KCK (20443) on the 50.

Fri 20th April:
Dave reports: Unbranded Solo (YN06 UGY) is now fixed and was on the 3.
More Olympians on 77's today - only Trident noted was 18126 of Chesterfield depot - At least 2 Worksop Olympians standing in again.
Volvo B10M / N.Counties Paladin (R721 RPY) today on service 25.
The 727 was also worked by a P reg Olympian.

Thurs 19th April:
Olympian 16497 (P152 KWJ) on route 77. Volvo 20442 (L342 KCK) on route 90 to Stavely. Olympian (P158 KWJ) on the 727! Thanks Chris.
Dave reports: Excel (P333 ABC) back out on the road again, although it is making some rather strange noises, and Dart SLF (X841 HHE) was standing in for an Excel II on the 54.
Volvo B10M / N. Counties Paladin (M715 KRH) on the 25 - this should be an SLF dart or Excel.
Volvo B10M / N. Counties Paladin (R720 RPY) on the 50 - this again should be an SLF Dart or a Paladin.
Plenty of Dennis Tridents off the road - at least 2 Worksop (S16x RET) Olympians standing in and a Chesterfield Olympian standing in for these. The only ones I saw were a very sick sounding 18123 and one of the Chesterfield pair.

Wed 18th April:
Dan reports trident 17737 on the Mansfield Miller!!

Tue 17th April:
Tridents again off on route 77, 16490 (N140 AET) was one of the replacements.
34584 (YN04 YXT) was on excel route 54. Thanks Jack.

Mon 16th April:
At least two Tridents missing off the 77 today - 16463 (S163 RET) and 16459 (P159 KAK) being the replacements. Thanks Jack.
Optare Excel Mk I (R643 MBV) on the 74. Thanks Dave.

Sat 14th April:
Olympian 16458 (P158 KWJ) was on trident route 77.
Excel 35018 (P222 ABC) was on solo route 39. Thanks Jack.

Fri 13th April:
Excel II 35000 on the 17 to Matlock. Thanks Dave.
In Mansfield Roadcar liveried Olympian 604 (OWG 604X) was on route 14.

Tues 10th April:
Olympian 641 (D381 XRS) in "old " Roadcar colours on service 12 in shirebrook. Complete with cardboard destination! Thanks Ian.

Thurs 5th April:
Olympians 16464 and 16469 (S164/9 RET) on route 77!
Route 10 branded Dart 34720 on route 98 to Alfreton.

Fri 30th March:
Olympian 16469 (S169RET) on 77, and two of the new 56 Darts on the 54 - one of them being 35262 (YN56SHJ). Three non branded Darts on the 51 these were 34724 (YN05YCZ), 34575 (YN04YXZ), and 34584 (YN04YXT). Thanks Jack.

Thurs 29th March:
Dart 32148 (K110 SRH) on Solo route 39.

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TM Travel

Wed 25th April:
Centro (YJ07 JWU) and Plaxton coach have now arrived. The Centro is fitted with leather seats.



Sat 14th April:
(YJ07 JWU) should be collected next weekend. It is supposed to be fitted with leather seats. Thanks Adrian.
On Friday Varios (S276 LGA) on the 67 to Tideswell and (R673 LFV) on the 33, replacing a Solo. Thanks Dave.

Fri 30th March:
A further 6 VDL / Plaxton Centros are on order - making a total of 14 in the fleet.
Dart/UVG (R562 UOT) has been sold to Lincolnshire firm Cavalier Travel, Long Sutton.
(R83 GNW) shuuld be the next one off once the next Centro arrives, it is sold already even though it's still in service.
(R561 UOT) and DAF/Paladin (KUI 9267) will also be withdrawn soon.

Sun 25th March:
New VDL / Plaxton Centros here are (YJ07 JNN) in TM livery and (YJ07 JVC/E) in all over white livery. The white ons will be brandd for a tesco contract in Sheffield. Thanks to John Moore.

The double deck coach that has recently arrived from Stagecoach is (W66 BBW).

(W66 BBW) seen here on rail replacement work. (C) John Moore.


Thurs 26th March:
Jack reports: Northern Counties Olympian E915KYR was on route 120.
New TM Centro (YN07 JWU_ was on the 293 today. Thanks Dave.

Wed 29th March:
Northern counties (P337 ROO) on 119 and New Centro (YJ07 JWA) on 120. Thanks Jack.

Tue 27th March:
Dave reports white Centro (YN07 JVC) on route 293 to Sheffield. Photo below.
(KUI 9267) on the 120.

Wed 21st March:
(S276 LGA) on 'Orbital Link' srervice 33. Thanks Dave.

Tue 20th March:
Northern Counties Olympian (G531 VBB) on the 70. Thanks Dave.

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The Wellglade group

Mon 30th April:
The Cotgrave Connection Excels 213/4/5 are currently being refurbished and repainted into a new livery (turquoise),(213 still at Nottingham). Darts 935 and 937 and Excel 900 are on loan whilst these are away. The Excels should return in June.
The Keyworth Connection is to go yellow in August - when the P reg Darts will be replaced by Scanias (off Calverton Connection).
The Harlequin service in Derby is to run every 15 minutes from the begining of May. Solo 451 is away for refurbishment, but which bus will be the second vehicle?

Wed 25th April:
Red Arrow coach 70 has been sent away to Mitchells to have its gear box sorted out.
X38 Tempo 307 is to be sent to Optare to have accident damage repaired.

Tue 24th April:
Tempo 307 was involved in an RTA on Curzon St, Derby today.
Sutton Excel 252 is off with accident damage again.
Vario 299 remains at the Mercedes place on West Meadows Industrial estate, Derby.
Former trent Titan / PD2 (KCH 106) (ex Whippet,exGrey Green,exBig Bus London) is now with Amberley Museum. it is being used for site tours.

Sat 21st April:
Vecta 813 is now used on a farm in Etwall - as an educational exhibit.

David Tapsell has sent a link to a photo of AEC Reliance (YRC 45). To see the photo click HERE.
The vehicle started with Trent in 1962, but was later used on overland bus trips from London to India! The bus is seen on the Khyber Pass in 1971.
If anyone has further details or photos of the vehicle please get in touch.

Wed 18th April:
Paladin 129 is now in Unibus livery and based at Derby.

Sat 14th April:
Citybus 738 is now withdrawn at Langley Mill.
Vecta 813 has been sold - for use as a mobile (or not so mobile!) cafe.
Vario 284 is also now stored at Langley Mill.

Tues 10th April:
The second X38 Tempo 308, should be in service tomorrow.

Fri 6th April:
Details of the new Optare Tempos on order (307 is the only one in service) are:

Route X38:

307 YJ07VSA
308 YJ07VSC

Route Black Cat:

309 YJ07VSD
310 YJ07VSE
311 YJ07VSF
312 YJ07VSG

Route Calverton Connection (WOW):

313 YJ07VSK
314 YJ07VSL
315 YJ07VSM
316 YJ07VSN
317 YJ07VSO
318 YJ07VSP

Route 11 / 12 (Kinch):

319 YJ07VST
320 YJ07VSV
321 YJ07VSX
322 YJ07VSY

Thanks Ken.

Wed 4th April:
X38 Tempo 307 (YJ07 VSA) has now entered service (Dart 935 the 2nd bus today). No word on 308 (**** ***) yet.
Paladin 101 has lost Trent buses names and gained Notts + Derby logos.
Solo 437 is now in trent barton livery. It was the last to be branded for the Long Eaton Xprss.
One of the Kinchbus Vectas that are stored at Langley Mill is reported to have been sold as a non runner - for use as a shed or similar!

Sat 31st March:
Adrian reports that the first X38 Tempo to arive at Langley Mill is (YJ07 VSA). Fleet number 307??
Transpeak Coach 60 is at Langley Mill for a repaint into the new livery - it is the last one to be done.
The Harlequin (HQ) service is to have an increased frequency from the begining of May. Solo 401 will be transfering to Derby, and will be the additional bus for the service. Dart 933 has transfered to Sutton in its place.
Dennis Lance / Optare Sigma 369 has returned to service after accident repairs. 366 will be the next one withdrawn, once Paladin 129 has been painted and prpared for service.
Mickleover Excel 221 is at Langley Mill having Star Trak equipment installed.
Citybus 738 is to be kept for spares for 739!
Coach 62 is back in service after repairs.
Darts 934 and 946 have at times been on loan to Derby from Langley Mill during this week.

Sat 24th March:
Dennis Lance / Optare Sigmas 364/5 (N364/5 VRC) have now left the fleet. They have been sold to UK TravelMaster, of Manchester, via Go Goodwins. Thanks Wes.
Rainbow 5 tempo 306 is back in service after accident repairs.
Coach 62 is currently off the road - will it return to service here?

Wed 1st May:

Mon 30th:
Scania 665 on SF, 667 on Sixes 6.1/4/X, 234 on TP, 233 and 199 on Mickleover and 930 on Allestree. Thanks Chris.
N+D had vario 298 on Hospital hopper and Dart 892 on X17.

Sat 28th:
Dan reports coach 63 on RA, Scania 665 on SF, 667 sixes 6.1 and Solo 447 on HQ. 897 on AL.

Fri 27th:
Chris reports: 899 on AL and Scania 636 on R5.

Thurs 26th:
Dart 934 on loan to Derby and in use on The Allestree. Scania 665 on this route later too (on HQ this morning). 667 on the sixes 6.X this afternoon (RA in morning). Thanks Chris.
Dan reports: Dart 933 on the Rainbow 3b and Excel 253 on pronto. Excels 234 and 199 on Mickleover.
Paladin 136 on the X17, 101 on High Peak Unibus, and 115 on Unibus 6. Thanks Chris.

Weds 25th:
The Optare Tempo Demonstrator (YJ55 BLX) is now in service at Derby - it replaced Scania 665 on the X38 today. Thanks Chris.
Excel 233 and Dart 930 on Villagers, later joined by 665. Excel 234 and Scania 667 on Mickleover.
Frio Excel 199 on Allestree, then later on "the ONE".
N+D Dart 892 on X17 and Unibus Lance 370 on the Asda free bus to Spondon. Kinch Solo 436 on the AL.
Both Hospital Link buses off today, replacements being Dart 891 and Vario 298.

Perry reports: Paladin 115 on the Hucknall "EX" in place of Tesco branded 110 which was in Derby.
Dart 898 on R3b, Excel 253 on Pronto, and both 62 and 63 on RA. Solo 437 on Cotgrave Connection along with 900, 438 on Radcliffe Line.
Scanias 668 on R5 and 669 on Xprss.

Tue 24th:
Paladin 101 on the V2!! Later replaced by Scania 667.
Dart 930 and Excel 233 also on Villager services. 234 and 199 on Mickleover.
Dan reports Darts 898 and 904 on the R3b.

Mon 23rd:
Solo 426 on the Black Cat for a short while!
Coach 62 on TP. 199 on Mickleover aswell as 667. 234 and 937 on Villagers, 891 on X17. 930 on Spondon Flyer for part of the day!
Dan reports: Dart 934 on the 15. Solo 402 on the 241, 275 on the 146. Dart 904 on the R3b.

Sat 21th:
Chris reports: Darts 930 on IF, 937 on V2 and Solo 448 on HQ. 234 on Mickleover, 161 on Derby College Shuttle and Vario 290 on X17.
Dan reports Excel 252 on Rainbow 3b. Scania 668 and Excel 900 on Cotgrave Connection, Dart 914 on Radcliffe Line, 669 on R5 and Solos 431 and 439 on route 18.

Fri 20th:
Scania 667 on RA.

Thurs 19th:
Solo 405 on Pronto! Thanks Dan.
Chris reports: 669 on R5, 62 RA, 892 on N+D 35 (not 152).

Wed 18th:
Excel 233 on the ONE. Thanks Dave.
Dart 930 on Transpeak to Buxton, whilst spare Scania 667 replaced sixes branded 684. Dart 939 replaced 938 on the 71 too - the other bus on the route being Solo 448.
Dan reports Dart 898 on the Rainbow 3B. 665 and 234 on Mickleover, and a red Dart on IF. 62 on TP.
N+D Dart 892 on X17 to Borrowash.

Tue 17th:
Dart 930 on Transpeak to Manchester. 937 on the Ilkeston Flyer.
233 on "the ONE". Excel 233, Frio branded 199 and Scania 665 on the Mickleover. 199 later replaced Solo 448 on Transpeak.
Solo 448 then went onto the V1 and Scania 667 on the X38. 666on R5.
Thanks to Chris Gaskin for todays sightings.

Mon 16th:
Excel 900 on Rainbow 5.
Frio Excel 199 on TP - 930 was on there too but broke down in Derby.
Scania 665 and Excel 234 on Mickleover along with 448. 667 on the sixes 6.1/4/X. 937 on IF. 233 on the ONE.
Kinch Darts 897 and 899 on the Airline Shuttle.
Thanks to Chris for todays sightings.

Sat 14th:
James reports a Dart on the sixes 6.1 in the afternoon.
Chris reports Solo 438 on route 18 in Nottingham, and Scanias 668/9 on the Rainbow 5. Coach 63 on Red Arrow, 62 on Transpeak.
668 on R5 in the evening, 664 on evening H1 253 on the nines.

Fri 13th:
Dart 930 and Tempo 308 on X38. Dart 937 also did extra trips (308 about 20 mins late). Thanks Richard.
Chris reports 233 on "the one", Unibus Lance 368 on D1 P&R, Excel 234 and Scania 665 on Mickleover and 667 on RA along with coach 63.
668 on R5. Darts 898 and 934 on the Rainbow 3.
946 on Amberline, and 937 reported on "the one" (at one stage).

Wed 11th:
Jim reports Frio Excel 199 on the Transpeak from Manchester!
Chris reports: Solo 448 on sixes 6.1, Darts 930 / 7 and Excel 234 on Mickleover, 935 on X38.
Scanias 665/7 Spondon Flyer, 668 R5, 669 R4.
Both College buses out - Excel 161 on 17A to Allestree, and Paladin 121 on the 73. Unibus Paladin 133 on 17, Paladin 128 on X17. Thanks to Chris Gaskin for the above.

Tue 10th:
668 on R4 233, 234 and 937 on mickleover.

Sat 7th:
Dart 930 on the Transpeak to Manchester! Coach 62 also on this.
Excel 234 on Mickleover. N+D Vario 290 on X17 and Local Bus Paladin 127 on the 73.

Thurs 5th:
N+D Paladin 119 on the Red Arrow! Thanks Dan.
John reports Unibus Paladin 138 on TP.
Excels 233/4 and Solo 448 on Mickleover. 665 on SF, 667 on sixes 6.1/4/X, 669 on R4. Frio Excel 199 on "the ONE". Thanks Chris.
Dart 946 on H1, 937 on X38.

Wed 4th:
Optare Tempo 307 (YJ07 VSA) has entered service on the X38 today alongside Dart 935.
Dart 937 on V1, Solos 447/8 and Excels 233/4 all reported on Mickleovers.
College Excel 161 on the 17A, whilst the Paladin 121 was on the 73. Thanks to Chris for the above.
665 on Spondons, 667 on Sixes 6.1/4/X. Frio Excel 199 on TP. Thanks Jack.

Tue 3rd:
Excels 233/4 on Mickleover - again. 199 on TP.
930 on V1, 665 on SF, 668 R5, 949 H1. Thanks to Mr C Gaskin for todays observations.

Mon 2nd:
Excels 233/4 on Mickleovers.
63 on RA (a Solo on in eve peak!!). Scanias 639 on R1, 664 on R2 and 668 on route 18. Thanks Stoney.

Sat 31st:
Chris reports 900 on Cotrgrave Connection, and Dart 934 and Excel 234 on Mickleover. Scania 636 on KC.
Dave reports coach 63 and a Scania bus on the RA.
Dan reports 199 on TP.

Fri 30th:
Solo 448 on the R71. 366 on the 73! 930 on V1, 935 on X38.
934 on V1/3 (later replaced by branded 944). 233 on Mickleover, 62 on TP, 63 on RA, 891 on X17.
Jack reports 667 on the RA.
936 on the Calverton Connection! Thanks Perry.

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