Bus Fleet News

April 2011


Latest News

***trent barton: New nines Solo in use*** ***Doyles: Deckers now in service, more Darts arrive*** ***Midland Classic: More Tridents on the way*** ***trent barton: Go back to Optare with new order over the next 3 years*** ***Hulleys: Enviro 200 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
28th April
Volvo B9R / Plaxton Panther (YN11 AXX) is here.

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Arriva Derby

NEWS
4th April:
Omnilinks 3811 and 3812 are now based at Derby (again).
Dart 2227 has gone to Burton.

15th Feb:
Omnicity 3580 and Omnilinks 3809/10 are now in service. All three have transfered from Wigston.
Darts 2228/9 have gone to Burton garage, whilst 2231 has gone to Stafford.

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Bowers Coaches

NEWS
4th April
Scania L94UB/Wright (Y2 DRM) is now in use here.

9th Feb
Former Travel Coventry Solo (S276 AOX) is expected here soon. It should be painted in the new style livery that (CE52 UFX) carries. It was previously with the Centrebus operation in the Luton area.


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D & G

NEWS & Sightings
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Doyles

NEWS & Sightings
4th April
The 4 former Go Ahead MPDs here are: (Y863/4/5/6 TGH).

27th March
3 of the 4 former Go Ahead MPDs to arrive here are said to be (Y863/4/5 TGH).

22nd March
Bus Eireann DPC3 (00D84191) is now registered (W975 ETW).
4 former Go Ahead London MPDs are expected here on Wednesday.

17th March
Two Plaxton Pointer Darts are here from Bus Eireann:

DPC3 (00D84191) has just been repainted (no UK reg yet).
DPC10 (00D89227) is now (W973 ETW) and is in full livery.

(T183/4 CLO) are both now in full livery, 183 awaits fleet names.

5th March
Bus Eireann Dart/Plaxton Pointer (00-D-89227) in the yard today. Acquired?

One of the two tridents (no plates) has now been painted and converted to single door. It is thought to be (T184 CLO) as the other example was untouched earlier this week.

Darts (P301/8 HDP) now back in use and (R556 UOT) re-licenced but not yet in use.

Former Fox County Merc (R167 UAL) remains in store, Trent Vecta 801 left early Feb and remains untaxed, whilst ex Trent Vario 287 (S287 UAL) is now on the road elsewhere.


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Felix

NEWS

31st March
The new Volvo Centro is (FJ10 NFV),and is expected to be in service on the black cat service tomorrow.

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Gills Travel

26/03/2011:
Former NCT, and more recently Littles, Optare Metrorider (R232 SCH) is now here.
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G&J Holmes

NEWS
13th December
The recently acquired Vario, (T95 GGO) has left the fleet.

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Glovers of Ashbourne

NEWS

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Harpurs Coaches

NEWS + SIGHTINGS

17th March 2011
Dennis Dominator (F638 BKD) and Metrobus (C317 BUV) have gone to PVS for scrap.

27th Jan 2011
Metrobus (C317 BUV) has been withdrawn. This leaves 3 left in service here, although some former DUblin Olympians may replace them in the near future. (C373 BUV) may be retained.
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Hawkes Coaches

NEWS

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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
9th April
New here is Dennis Dart SLF / MAN Evolution 14 (AE56 MDN). The vehicle was new to Cavalier. As a result Optare Vecta 14 (M803 PRA) saw its last day in use yesterday. The vehicle is still stored and could be used, but is for sale for 1800, and is likely to be scrapped if a buyer is not found.

Former Hulleys Dart (P881 PWW) has been sold to GHA, Corwen for spares after being written off in an accident last year.

14 (AE56 MDN) in Bakewell.
(C) Ian Moorcroft



6th March
Vecta (M802 PRA) has been withdrawn following the arrival of 38 seater Enviro 200 (MX11 CZM). It entered service on Friday afternoon. (M803PRA) is due to be taken out of service soon, so itis likely there will be another new addition to the fleet soon...

Enviro 200 (MX11 CZM) in Over Haddon.
(C) Geoff Girling


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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & SIGHTINGS
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Linburg

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
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Littles Travel

NEWS + SIGHTINGS
26th March 2011
Metrorider (R232 SCH) has gone to Gills Travel.

Thurs 14th October
Two Metrobuses have arrived here from Skills, one of which is ex Harrow (E476 SON).


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Midland Classic

NEWS
29th Aprilh:
Former Stagecoach London Tridents 17264/17265 (X264/265 NNO) are now here.

22nd March:
Enviro 400 demo (SN59 AWX) is here for a few weeks.

Two former Travel London/Abeillo Tridents are due in the next few weeks.

Enviro 400 (SN59 AWX) on route 10.
(C) Geoffrey Girling




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Premiere, Nottingham

NEWS
28th April
Enviro 300 3340 (SN10 CDK) is back after repaint.

Mercedes Citaro (OK51 BUZ) looking smart after a repaint.
(C) Geoffrey Girling



23rd April
Citaro 3351 (OK51 BUZ) is now in red livery. Enviro 300 3340 (SN10 CDK) away for repaint into Premiere red (was branded spare for Uni). Decker 4636 in for repaint next.


10th April
The 3 tri axle Scania Omnilinks 3323/4/5 (YN07 LDX/Y/Z) have departed. A number of buses have been freed up to replace them, due to many of the Mansfield contracts now being operated by Doyles.

Olympians 4637 (J823 CEV), and 4639 (L209 SKD) have been sold to a fruit farm in Staffordshire! 4640 (L918 SNO) and 4638 (K230KNO) have been sold to 1st bus stop, Essex.

(P490 MBY) has been sold to a local bus and coach dealer, whilst former National Express coach (FJ54 ZDE) has gone to Lewis of Grenwich.

12th Feb

Mercedes Citaro (OK51 BUZ) on the popular Red 1 service.
(C) Geoffrey Girling

Volvo B12M / Sunsundegui 964/5 (FJ55 YCG/K) are not in the fleet, they remain with Veolia.

Premiere currently have former Veolia National Express Volvo B12B / Plaxton Paragon (FJ54 ZDD/E/H) in store. These may move on soon, unless a use is found.

Ledger coach 966 (YJ06 GKO) now in full Premiere livery as part of the coach fleet, and 963 (YX53 AEN) is to be painted in the black livery for use as a team coach.

The Event link Scania tri axles are expected to be sold soon. These are owned by the council.


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Stagecoach East Midlands
Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop

NEWS To keep up to date with Stagecoach in Chesterfield, and many other operators in the area, take a look at the excellent Transpire website.


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TM Travel

NEWS:
See Wellglade section.
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Translinc

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

NEWS


28th April:
New Versas here for route 15 are:

801 (YJ11 ENC),
802 (YJ11 ENE),
803 (YJ11 ENF),
804 (YJ11 ENH),
805 (YJ11 ENK).


The Versas should be out in service on Saturday. 3 of the Volvos they replace are going onto Swift (Derby - Ashbourne - Uttoxeter), with the other two expected to go on the new Rapid 1 route, a sped up version of Rainbow 1.

TM travel have lost the Sheffield Freebie service to First.

23rd April:
Darts 914 and 926 have been scrapped (914 at least at Looms).
N+D Olympian 21 withdrawn (bad chassis). Very unlikely to return, parked up at LM.
Route 15 Volvo 736 painted up for the Swift service. The Versas for the 15 have been delivered, and will start in service on Saturday 30th April. One will be on display in Long Eaton on Wednesday, then Ilkeston on Thursday. No confirmed details of the buses yet.
225 and 235 to be painted for TP once other vehicles available for cover. 235 now appears to be based at Derby - this was the first bus in trent barton livery.

Training Lance 367 has turned up with TM Travel, reason unknown. Probably not for service as taxed at PLG at Trent.

15th April:

Former amberline Excel 256 has been repainted in an advertising livery for their trent barton live website, another great idea from the really good bus company. The vehicle is now based at Sutton.
(C) Perry J Jest



10th April:
2 Olympians are set to go to notts+derby from TM Travel this week. (D192 FYM) and one of the (G---VBB) batch are set to transfer.

MPD 950 is set to go the Meadow Rd for use with N+D.

Dart 914 is at Albert Looms scrapyard in Spondon, Derby.

East Lancs bodied DAF 1153 has now been painted into full N+D livery, after a spell of being operated in plain white livery when it transfered from TM Travel. .
(C) Bobby



4th April:
Solo 491 (YJ11 EKT) is now in use on the nines. It has replaced older Solo 412, which has now been painted for amberline.
A second new Solo (YJ11 EKU) also reported at Langley Mill in pink livery. This is likely to be used on the Harlequin along with the soon to be displaced Dash Solo.

New Solo 491 in service today on the nines.
(C) John Moore

26th March:
A brand new Solo for the nines (to replace 412) is said to have arrived at Langley Mill. More details to follow.....

Former transpeak coach 59 (R59 RAU) is now with TM Travel, seen here in Tideswell.
(C) Bobby



20th March:
White Solo (YJ59 GGO) is now on loan to Kinchbus whilst their Tempos are being sent away for modifications. The vehicle has also been used by notts+derby and trent barton over the last few weeks. The vehicle may be on loan from Optare.


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Yourbus, Nottingham

NEWS
10th April:
9 Citaros said to be on order for use on the Y36 from June.


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