(Ascot Drive depot, Derby)
Derby Citybuses 4379 (A129 DTO), 4384 (B134 GAU) were operating in Burton, on loan last week due to the V Festival. Other Citybuses were on loan too, 4378 (YAU 128Y), 4379 (A129 DTO), 4382 (A132 DTO), 4384 (B134 GAU), 4339 (B139 GAU) and Schoolbus 4344 (C144 NRR).
The demonstrator with Arriva is Volvo B7L/Hispano Habit (BX03 OVZ). It carries a grey and silver livery with a blue skyline of a city on the side. It was also featured in February 2003 Buses magazine (p18). It was spotted working services 60/61 68/69 on Wednesday.
Derby Citybuses 4379 (A129 DTO), 4384 (B134 GAU) are said to be operating in Burton. It is not known if this is a permanent tranfer, or if theyre on loan.
A Volvo Hispano Demonstrator is at work on Chelleston routes 60/61/68/69.
Merc 1164 (R164 UAL) is now confirmed as being at Derby. Similar 1160 (R160 UAL) has also been reported here.
Felix of Stanley
Fri 29th :
Dennis Dart (X711 GJU) was on the Ilkeston Flyer. A Lynx on the 59
Fri 29th :
Noted today was an all over white Coach, carrying Hawkes Tours vinyles in the windscreen.
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Fri 29th :
Transpeak 54 (M54 PRA) was on the D1.
Trent Barton Dart 895 (P407 BNR) noted in Derby.
A B10B/Paladin and a Solo noted on the belper routes.
Wed 27th :
Trent buses B10B 135 (M135 PRA) is now at Derby.
A new Spondon Flyer "Green" Scania has been noted at Langley Mill.
Also noted at the weekend at Derby depot was Solo 443 (FE02 KDF), from Langley Mill. Transfer?
b10B 134 has recieved a rear ad.
Tue 26th :
Odd workings today:
Trent buses Merc 287 (R287 RAU) on the Allestree Blue route.
Trent buses B10M coach 56 (P56 ETO) on the Spondon Flyer, even at 20:00 this evening.
Sat 23rd :
Dart 895 (Ex Kinchbus) is at Sutton Junction with Trent Barton - NOT Nottingham as I said earlier.
B10B/Paladin138 (M138 PRA) noted on The Allestree BLU route.
Fri 22nd :
New Scania L94/Wright Solar details:
626 (FJ03 VWS) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
627 (FJ03 VWT) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
628 (FJ03 VWU) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
629 (FJ03 VWV) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
630 (FJ03 VWW) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
631 (FJ03 VWY) branded for Hucknalls Calverton Connection, that starts on 31st August.
632 (FJ03 VWX) branded for Derbys Spondon Flyer, that starts on 14 September.
633 (FJ03 VXA) branded for Derbys Spondon Flyer, that starts on 14 September.
634 (FJ03 VXB) branded for Derbys Spondon Flyer, that starts on 14 September.
635 (FJ03 VXC) branded for Derbys Spondon Flyer, that starts on 14 September.
Thurs 21st :
Kinchbus Dart 895 (P407 BNR) is now in Trent Barton livery, transfering from Lougbourough to Nottingham as a result.
Wed 20th :
Calverton Connection Scania L94/Wright Solars 626 - 31 have reportedy arrived. Registrations are as yet unknown, but are thought to be on 53 plates. 632-5 are thought to be for the Spondon Flyer.
Tue 19th :
Frio Excel 201 (V201 ENU) on the Rainbow 5.
Mon 18th :
Two Calverton Connection Scanias spotted on the A50 heading this way this morning. No further details yet.
Derby based Trent buses Excel 198 (V198 DRC) strangly working on the Rainbow 4.
Sat 16th :
B10B 113 (L113 LRA) is expected to return to service after repairs, with Kinchbus joining 114.
Despite the report in this weeks Buses magazine, only two of the Excels have been sold. It should also be noted that the livery or the Calverton Connection is and orangy Red and Green is for the Spondon Flyer.
Olypian 717 (C717 LTO) is said to carry Tesco advertising.
Thurs 14th :
On the Mickleover, B10B 112 (L112 LRA) and Trent Excel 198 (V198 DRC).
Wed 13th :
Mercedes Vario minibus 295 (S295 UAL) was on the H1 this morning.
Optare Solo 448 (FE02 KDU) was on the R61.
Trent B10M Coach 56 (P56 ETO) was on the Red Arrow.
Sun 10th :
Excel 230 (X998 WRA) now operating from Sutton Junction.
Ex Kinch Dart 898 (P410 BNR), a surprising transfer to Nottingham.
Fri 8th :
B10M Coach 56 (P56 ETO) on the Red Arrow again.
A Barton Excel on the Rainbow 4.
Thur 7th :
B10M Coach 56 (P56 ETO) on the Red Arrow.
A Trent buses B10B on the R62.
Wed 6th :
Trent B10B 138 (M138 PRA) on the Red Arrow. This bus seems to be often used in place of the branded B10M Coaches.
Frio Excel 201 (V201 ENU) was on the Rainbow 4.
Sat 2nd :
Barton Excel 253 (Y253 DRC) on the Rainbow 4 again.
The Spondon Flyer is going green from 14th September, with the New Wright Scanias. The Calverton Connection gets the new Scanias from 31st August. The new liveries are displayed in the latest newsletter on the official Trent Barton website, www.trentbarton.co.uk.
Fri 1st :
Trent Barton Excel 236 (X236 WRA) on the Rainbow 5.
Barton Excel 253 (Y253 DRC) on the Rainbow 4.
Trent buses Solo 448 (FE02 KDU) on the R64.
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