Fleet News

February 2007


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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.

Due to a few HTML code problems, a new Fleet News page has been created. News/sightings from earlier in January 2007 can be found HERE.
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Arriva Derby

NEWS

Sun 21st Jan:
Minibus 1160 remains on loan to Derby.

SIGHTINGS

Tue 27th:
Olympian 4665 on the 22. Dart 2194 on the 36, Alvaston Olympian 4627 on the 37.
Darts 2227 on route 19, 2229 on the 109. Thanks to Chris Gaskin for todays sightings.

Mon 26th:
Olympian 4631 on route 22, 4641 on route 24.
MPD 2223 on the 109. Thanks Chris.

Fri 23rd:
DAF 4742 on route 20! Excel 2998 on the 60 and Dart 2229 on the 109. Thanks Chris.

Thurs 22nd:
Excel 2999 on the 24, 3604/5 on 26.
2226 on 111 PP&R, 2089 on 36, 2090 on 33, 4335 on 45, 4631 on 60.

Wed 21st:
Excel 2999 on route 22.

Tue 20th:
Chris reports Citybus 4326 on the 22, 3604 on 24 and 3605 on 26.

Mon 19th:
Excel 2999 on route 20. Dart 2252 on the 37 and 2238 on the 29 in the afternoon, alongside 2197! Thanks Chris.

Sat 17th:
1379 on route 36. Excel 2999 on 61.

Fri 16th:
MPD 2217 on the 33, Citybus 4348 on 45, 3604 on 26, 3605 on 24. Thanks Chris.
Dave reports Citybus 4327 on the 26.
Citybus 4328 - 24. 4330 - 60, 4389 - 61, and Excel 2999 - 68a. Thanks Rich.

Thurs 15th:
Olympian 4666 on the 111 Pride Park and Ride after Excel 2998 (which was on in place of a Dart) failed. Thanks Rich.
Citybuses 4332 and 4345 on route 44. Thanks Chris.
Several different buses ended up doing trips on the Oakwood services due to very bad traffic.

Wed 14th:
Olympian 4631 on the Chellaston routes.
Dart 2227 on route 37 and Excel 2998 was on the Chellaston services. Thanks Chris.

Tue 13th:
Chris reports MPD 2222 on the Chellaston routes.

Mon 12th:
Richard reports Citybus 4349 on route 44 and Olympian 4631 on the Chellaston routes.
Citybus 4335 on the 45, and 4348 on the 44 later too.

Sat 10th:
Excel 2998 on route 60/1/8.

Fri 9th:
2089 on 36, 2090 on route 29, and minibus 1384 on route 33! Thanks Chris.
Olympian 4667 on 26 later in the day.

Thurs 8th:
Rich reports Citybus 4336 on route 44, and Olympians 4665 and 4642 on the Chellaston services, aswell as 3604 and some MPD's!

Wed 7th:
Dart 2229 reported being recovered by Burrows at 4pm today, from outside Allenton British Legion (on Chellaston routes).
Citybus 4322 on route 26, and 4328 on Chellaston routes - both after break downs. Thanks Rich.

Tue 6th:
Citybus 4391 and Olympian 4667 both on route 26, following break downs. DAF 4739 was one that failed.
MPD 2223 on route 29, 3604 on the 22!

Mon 5th:
MPD 2224 on Chellaston routes, Dart 2226 on 26. Thanks Chris.

Fri 2nd:
Chris reports Olympian 4665 on route 68 to Melbourne, 4630 on the 37 to Sinfin, and Dart 2226 on route 20.

Thurs 1st:
Chris reports 2238 broken down near the spot during the morning, but out on route 26 by 4pm!
4627 on route 38.

Mon 29th Jan:
Pride Park & Ride Dart 2216 on route 68, along with Volvo B10BLE 3605 and Excel 2998!
Dart 2089 on route 41! MPD 2224 on 111 PP&R, and 3604 on route 24.
Dart 2194 broke down on the Morledge whilst on the 36 to Sunnyhill. 2090 was also on this route. Thanks Chris.

Sat 27th Jan:
Dart 2089 on the 33, 2090 on the 36 and MPD 2217 on route 60.
3604 onthe 24, and 2229 on the 22.
Minibus 1384 on route 36.
DAF 4744 broke down in Derby on the 24.

Fri 26th Jan:
Citybus 4345 on Chellaston routes along with Excel 2999. Thanks Richard.

Wed 24th Jan:
MPD's 2218 and 2223 on the Chellaston routes. Thanks John.

Tue 23rd Jan:
Olympian 4627 and 4665 on route 29.

Mon 22nd Jan:
Dart 2197 on route 36 to Sunnyhill - then later on route 20 to Chaddesden.
DAF 4745 on the 37, 2089 on 33. Thanks Chris.

Sat 20th Jan:
3604 on the 26.

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Doyles

NEWS & Sightings

Sat 27th Jan:
Solo (T344 FWR) on route 148. Thanks Chris.
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Felix

NEWS

Mon 22nd Jan:
New VDL/Plaxton Centro (YJ56 KBF) has arrived here, in part exchange for Dennis Dart (X711 GJU).

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Glovers of Ashbourne

NEWS

21st Jan:
Duncan reports that Lynx (E271 WUB) has gone to Barnsley for scrap.
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Hulleys of Baslow

NEWS + SIGHTINGS

26th Feb:


Optare Solo number 10 (MX56ACF) seen on Sunday 25 February at the Blue John Mine bus turnaround above Castleton with the local landmark of Mam Tor in the background when operating service 260 from Castleton to Edale. (C) Ian Moorcroft.

23rd Feb:
Hulleys old Fleetline (SCH 117X) is one of the buses destroyed in a fire at Ruddington Heritage Centre.
Ian reports that Dart number 2 (P881 PWW) replaced Vario number 9 on Town Service 4 on 15th February.


Dart number 2, seen here at Monsal Head on service 4. (C) Ian Moorcroft.



30th Jan:
MAN Evolution 20 (AE55 EHL) replaced Dennis Lance/Plaxton Verde 18 (P659 BUB) on the 172, after it broke down near Stanton.
On Friday 26th, MAN Evolution 16 (AE05 EUY) received a punture at Darley Bridge on the 172 to Matlock. Dennis Lance 12 (N362 VRC) replaced it. Thanks Jake.

21st Jan:
The Optare Excel (number 5) is still at Optare Hellaby. It was due to be collected last week, but the bus did not cooperate!! It has not been fitted with an upgraded engine. Thanks Ian.
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Johnson Bros / Redferns

NEWS & Sightings

Fri 2nd Feb:
The oldest Mark 3 VR in service here, ex Yorkshire Traction (KKY 835P) has had a complete repaint with large Johnson Bros fleetnames on its side, like some of the Olympians. Thanks Chris.
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Littles

NEWS & Sightings

Thurs 22nd Feb:
The Route 9 Solo broke down in Derby, and was took away on suspended tow. The former NCT Metrorider was the replacement bus. Thanks Ian.

Tue 20th Feb:
It is thought that former TM Travel Delta (RIB 7017) has arrived here via Arriva dealership (Cleckheaton). It is in an allover white livery.
Former Kinchbus Titans (WYV 62T) and (CUL 119V) are thought to have replaced Olympians (YSO 33Y) and (SIL 1324), which have been sold on. Thanks Adrian.

Tue 13th Feb:
At least 1 (maybe both) of the former Kinchbus Titans (WYV 62T) and/or (CUL 119V) are reported here. More soon.

Tue 30th Jan:
MetroRider (R232 SCH) on route 9 since Friday last week. Thanks Dan.
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Midland Classic

NEWS
Thurs 1st March:
RM1168 will be operating route 21 this Saturday - 3rd March 2007.
It will leave Swadlincote at 9.55, 11.55 and 13.55.
Return journeys from Burton will be at: 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00.

26th Feb:
RM1168 was in use on Route 21 on Saturday 24th Februrary. Thanks Keith/Fred!
Former Midland Classic RM1305 (799 UXA) was seen on the A38 near Lichfield on Friday evening. Thanks R Shaw.

21st Feb:
RM1305 (799 UXA) is no longer with the company, and is now privately owned and currently stored in the Kinchbus yard in Loughborough.

2nd Feb:
John reports that former Arriva North West Dart 42 (H851 NOC), is now in use here in service.

21st Jan:
The Darts and the Titan have returned after being repainted.
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Stagecoach East Midlands
Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop

NEWS
Tue 27th Feb:
Two former Blackpool Excels have arrived here. They are:
35016 (N207 LCK),
35017 (N208 LCK).
Both were gained with the business of Docherty, Irvine during 2004, and were in use with Stagecoach Western Scottish for a time.
Thanks Chris.

Fri 23rd Feb:
Former East Midland Bristol VR 151 (OTO 151R) has been preserved in Cornwall.
Atlantean 167 (SUA 123R) is for sale on ebay. East Midland gained this bus when Stagecoach took over Chesterfield Transport, and is ex West Yorkshire PTE/Yorkshire Rider. It is located in Exeter and is now a mobile cafe! Its currently going for 1,550.
Thanks Chris.

Mon 12th Feb:
Former Tyne and Wear PTE/Stagecoach North East Leyland Olympian/Alexander, 14621 (C621LFT) is currently in use at Mansfield, with Stagecoach in Lincolnshire fleetnames! This may be just on loan. Thanks Chris.

Mon 29th Jan:
The third new Dart 35262 (YN56 SHJ) was out today. Click here to see John Moores photo taken in Chesterfield.

Thurs 25th Jan:
The three new Darts here are: 35261 (YN56SGZ), 35262 (YN56 SHJ), and 35263 (YN56SHV). 2 of these were out on service today, for the first time, after numerous problems! 35262 didn't make it out of the garage.
Dave from Chesterfield has sent a photo of Excel (P333 ABC), shortly after it was fitted with a new LED display at the begining of January. Click HERE to view the photo.

21st Jan:
A batch of 3 new Darts are currently stored at the Stonegravels depot in Chesterfield. They are (YN56SHJ), (YN56SHU), and (YN56 SGZ), and are to be used on route 96 between Chesterfield to Alfreton. Thanks to Chris Gaskin for this news.

SIGHTINGS

Sat 17th Feb:
Jack reports: Stagecoach Mansfield Volvo Olympian 16482 (N132AET) on Pronto routes in Chesterfield!!
Route branded 51 Dart 34576 (YN04 YYA) on route 54 around lunchtime, before going back to route 51 later on in the afternoon.
Route branded 54 Excel 35006 (YN51VHP) on Route 25.

Thurs 15th Feb:
Chris reports the following sightings from Chesterfield:
Route 10 branded Dart 34722 on route 51.
Route 51 branded Dart 34582 on route 96.
Step entrance dart 32071 (M71 VJO) on route 77!!

Sat 27th Jan:
Step entrance Dart (N427 NBW) on Mansfield Miller route 1. Thanks Chris.
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TM Travel

NEWS

Thurs 22nd Feb:
3 VDL/Plaxton Centro's are now due here, one more than previously thought. One of these will replace Optare Delta (J26 GCX).
Metrobus (OJD 814Y) is now in North Wales on the Isle of Anglesey with W E Jones, Llannerchymedd. Thanks Chris.

Sat 10th Feb:
Adam reports that (L8 NCP) is now at Sheffield Community Transport.

Mon 5th Feb:
John reports that TM Travel have a further 2 VDL/Plaxton Centro nuses on order. This will make a total of 5 of this type in the fleet. They will also be fitted with leather seats, and are due in March.

Mon 29th Jan:
John Moore reports new Centro (YJ56 JYA) in service here already. Click here to view a photo of it in Chesterfield.

Thurs 23rd Jan:
Metrobus, (A929 SUL) has been sold and is stored at Clowne Tyre and Repair Centre.

23rd Jan:
(N211 YJE) has ended up with Sheffield Community Transport - noted at their depot yesterday morning. Thanks Adam.

21st Jan:
Darts (N211 YJE) and (L8 NCP) have been withdrawn and sold to an operator in the Manchester area. These were painted all white before they went. Thanks Chris.

SIGHTINGS

Sat 27th Jan:
Route 46 branded Vario on route 150! Thanks Chris.
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The Wellglade group

NEWS

Thurs 1st March:
The Calverton Connection route will be rebranded as "WOW" from May 2007. New Optare Tempo's, fitted with leather seats and air conditioning, will carry "plum"/maroon coloured livery, with matching interiors.

Tue 27th Feb:
129 is the next Paladin to be prepared for repaint into Unibus livery (132/3 have been done, but have yet to make an appearance in service). I wonder what, if anything, has replaced Olympian 712?
Long Eaton Express Solo 439 is currently being repainted into trent barton livery.

Various liveries can be seen on buses operating for Kinchbus in Loughborough at the moment. Minibuses 39 (N+D livery), 49 (Blue former C5 livery) and 284 (Trent livery, with N+D names!) can all be found on the University Shuttle route 7 during the week. 284 was used on the short 61's Wirksworth to Bakewell (in pre . days), the back being a darker red due to an advert for these "Derwent Valley" services. 7 new slim line Solo's will replace all minibuses on this service (Kinch route 7) later in the spring/summer.

Frio Excel 199 is still in A garage at Meadow Rd. 201 is at Dove Holes.

Mon 19th Feb:
Unibus Paladin 132 failed its MOT, so has not yet entered service in its new livery. 133 is being prepared for repaint into the same livery.
Former trent Excel 159 is reported to have joined others at Mckindless.
Both former Kinchbus Titans 771/2 are reported in the yard of Littles Travel.

Fri 16th Feb:
Dart 903 was in an accident with a Stagecoach vehicle at Mansfield Bus Station, and as a result is currently off the road. Thanks Dan.

Tue 13th Feb:
At least 1 (maybe both) of the former Kinchbus Titans 772/3 (WYV 62T) / (CUL 119V) are reported with Littles Travel, Ilkeston. More soon.
199 is currently off the road, as it is being fitted with a new engine.

Sat 10th Feb:
Adrian reports Paladin 132 at Derby, repainted into Unibus livery. It will replace one of the Optare Sigma's on the "Derby City" University services.
Transpeak coach 59 is being repainted into the revised livery (like on 56 and 61).
The Sutton minibus 821 for route 146 is "being tidied up" and having some adverts applied. Should be out this week.

Sat 3rd Feb:
Olympian 712 is now at Langley Mill, and is thought to have been sold. More soon...
Paladin 101 back in service, based with N+D at Derby. Still carries full Trent buses livery, including names.
All Airline Shuttle Darts have been fitted with a orange LED destination display (like on RA coaches).
Minibus 39 re-instated, on loan to Kinchbus!
Sixes Scania 683 back after repaint, 690 due for one next. 684 off for MOT test, 685 off next.
Sixes Scania 687 has returned to Belper, after having the door repaired. Thanks John.

Fri 26th Jan:
John reports that 2 Sixes Scanias are currently out of use. 687 is still at Yeates, Loughborough awaiting a new door! It has been there a good few weeks now! Meanwhile, 683 is at Langley Mill for a full repaint - must have too much of that coloured paint left! Lets hope the new tempo's aren't that colour, as the interiors are meant to match!
Solo 424 is another repaint into trent barton livery.

Wed 24th Jan:
New Optare Tempo's are due to start arriving from the end of March. Trent Barton will get 12 Optare Tempos. The routes that will receive the new buses later this year has been announced:

* The X38, which will double in frequency to every 15 minutes, and gain a Sunday service, will get 2 - replacing 1 Dart.
* Calverton Connection will get 6, replacing 6 Scanias.
* The Black Cat will get 4 replacing 4 Excels.

Kinchbus are expected to recieve the rest of the order consisting of 7 Solo's and 4 Tempo's. It is likely that:

* 4 Tempo's replace Excels on the routes 11/12.
* The new Solo's replace minibuses on the University services in Loughborough, making the entire Kinchbus fleet low floor.

The fate or the vehicles that will be displaced is unknown at present. More soon.....

Both Titans at Langley Mill are reported as Sold. New owner unknown. Olympian 712 reported to be For Sale.

21st Jan:
Trent have ordered 16 Optare Tempo's and 7 Optare Solos. All are to be fitted with high back leather seating. The order has been officially announced on the Optare website. Details of what services the new buses will be used on, are not yet available, but it is thought that 6 Tempo's will replace Scanias on the Calverton Connection at Sutton. Another four from the order, are thought to be going to Kinchbus to replace Excels, although this has not been confirmed. More details soon.
Solo's 423, 425 and short Excel 900 are the latest to be painted into trent barton red.

The Dennis Lance/Optare Sigma's that are now with Go Goodwin Bus & Coach, have been registered.

355 (M355 PRA) is now (GSU 489).
356 (N356 VRC) is now (GUI 441).
363 (N363 VRC) is now (WSV 541).

Wesley kindly sent some photos of these. They can be viewed on the Forum, by following this link:
Click here to view photos on the Forum.

SIGHTINGS

Wed 28th Feb:
Excel 252 smashed into the back of NCT Omnidekka 744 on Wednesday morning, thankfully no serious injuries. Excel 253 replaced it on the Calverton Connection.
Sixes Scania 688 replaced 900 on the 71. 900 went onto the 6.1, where it took 448 off - 448 went onto Allestree! 938 still off - failed MOT. Thanks John.
Solo 447 on the 6.1 (Derby to Bakewell) along with Darts 930/3 and Excel 900 (so 935/7 off).
Scania 667 on SF, 669 on R5. Excel 233 on V1/3, 234 on Mickleover. Dart 946 on amberline.
Paladin 104 on Transpeak to Manchester. Thanks John.

Tue 27th:
Sixes Scania 683 did at least one trip on the Mickleover in the afternoon.
Dan reports Trent Solo 404 on Midland General route 146 in Sutton.
Excel 900 on route 71 after replacing Solo 447 early in the afternoon. Thanks Jim.
Excel 233 on the V1/3, 234 on Mickleover. Solo's 447/8 on 6.1, one after yet another Dart break down.
Scania 667 on the Ilkeston Flyer. Arriva liveried Citybus 738 on route 17 to Duffield.
In the Nottingham area Perry reports: Scanias: 636 Ruddington Connection, 666 - R5, 668 and 669 - Cotgrave Connection. Excels: 252 - Calvertons, 253 R3.

Mon 26th:
Sixes Scania 689 on Mickleover, before being replaced by 667 (which was on SF earlier in the day). Thanks Chris.
Another sixes Scania, 690 was on the 71, after Dart 930 failed in Belper. 933 was replaced by Solo 448 in Middleton after a break down and Unibus Paladin 104 on TP. Thanks John.
Dart 906 on Midland General route 146 in Sutton. Thanks Dan.
233 on V1/3, 234 on Mickleover, 457 on H1, 946 on BC, and 891 on X17.
In Nottingham Perry reports: Excel 252 on the Calverton Connection Excel 253 on the R3, Scania's 664 and 639 on the R1, 638 on the 21, 636 on the Bingham Xprss and Solo 442 on Radcliffe Lines.

Sat 24th:
Sixes Scania 690 on route 71!
Solo 447 on the V1/3, and N+D Vario 297 on X17 to Borrowash.

Fri 23rd:
Excels 233 on V1/3, 234 on route 71!
Scania 665 on Mickleover, 667 on X38. 666 on R5.
Unibus Lance 364 involved in an incident near the coack pitt island at rush hour, when Airline SHuttle Dart 917 failed in Derby.

Thurs 22nd:
Dart 934 on loan to Nottingham, on route 18. A Dart used on the evening LEX service too, aswell as 946 on BC, and 949 on H1.
447 on the 71 once again, with Dart 939 returning to replace the other Dart, 938.
Excel 900 and Solo 448 on the 6.1, whilst 233 was on Mickleover and 234 on V1/3.
Scania 665 on RA, as spare coaches 62/3 were on TP.
Paladin 123 on Unibus route 6, 298 on X17. Both Arriva liveried Citybuses reported out in service too at one point, one on the 70 to Barrow on Trent, the other on the 17 to Duffield. Thanks to Dan for many of todays sightings.

Wed 21st:
Fred reports Excel 900 on the V1/3.
Chris reports Solo's 447 on the 71 and 448 on the 6.1 and 423 on H1. Excels 233/4 on Mickleover and Dart 946 on BC.
Kinch had Solo 436 and spare dart 897 on the Airline Shuttle. 899 on route 2.

Tue 20th:
Some odd workings today in included a Long Eaton Xprss Solo on the 18, and sixes Scanias on "the ONE" and red arrow routes. Thanks Rob.
Chris reports Excel 233 on RA, Dart 936 on BC, 897 on AL and Paladin 120 on Unibus route 6!

Mon 19th:
Scania 665 on Mickleover, 667 running as "extra bus" on the X38! Dart 936 on BC
Solos 414 on H1, 447 on route 71, 448 on Allestree, Excel 233 on TP, 234 on IF. Thanks to Chris for the above.
In Loughborough Dan reports Dart 897 on the AL, Solo 436 on route 2.

Sat 17th:
Solo 447 on short 6.1, Excel 900 on Derby to Bakewell 6.1, 448 on route 71.

Fri 16th:
Paladin 123 on D1 P&R, College Excel 161 on route 35. Thanks Dan.
Excels 233 and 234 on Mickleovers.
Solo 447 on "sixes" 6.1, 448 on route 71 (939 off). Thanks Dan.
Solo 463 had police in attendance near St Helens House (at approx 15:44). Thanks Ian. Scania 665 and 929 on X38, an extra bus for extra passengers? Solo 424 on H1.

Thurs 15th:
Thanks to Chris for the following sightings:
Solo 447 on, and 448 on route 71.
Excel 233 on Mickleover, 234 on RA. Dart 946 on BC.
Scania 667 on the X38, 638 on Amberline! Vario 299 on route 73.
Dan reports nines Solo 412 on Midland general route 146!! This was later replaced by the usual minibus, 821.
Solo 404 on route Rainbow 3A. Excel 252 replaced 253 on route 141!

Wed 14th:
Nines Solo 411 replaced vario 275 on Midland General route 146 during the afternoon! Excel 253 on route 241. Thanks Dan Thanks to Chris for the rest of todays sightings. Excel 233 and Solo 447 on Mickleover (447 on V1 earlier in the day).
Vario 290 on X17 (later replaced by 299), 900 on 6.1 (937 at LM for MOT).
Excel 233 on X38 (off Mics), 667 also made an appearance.
234 and 104 on the Transpeak once again.
63 on RA, 668 on R5.

Tue 13th:
Thanks to Chris Gaskin for todays sightings:
4 Red Arrow coaches off today the replacements being: College Excel 161! Coach 63 and Scania buses 665/7.
Transpeak had Unibus Paladin 104 on the Manchester runs again, and Excel 234 on a low floor duty.
Darts 946 and 949 on the H1! 447 on X38, 448 on V1/3.
233 on Mickleover, 900 on 6.1 (937 off for MOT) and 669 on R5.
N+D Vario 299 returned and was on the X17 - although the destination blind has been removed! Paladin 108 also reported on the route.

Mon 12th:
All sorts reported allover the place today!! Many thanks to Jim and Chris for these sightings.
Sixes Solo 419 on "the Allestree" later in the afternoon. Sixes Scania 683 on routes 71/2 for most of the day, until 938 returned.
College Excel 161 made an appearance for a short time on the Spondon Flyer.
Belper Dart 938 was on the V1/3 for a short time after being repaired, before returning to route 71/2. Replaced on Villager by 448 (which was also reported on X38 earlier in the day).
Unibus Paladin 104 on the transpeak in place of a coach.
664 on loan from Langley Mill, on Rainbow 5 along with 636. 668 on R4.
665 and 667 on Red Arrow, dart 946 on BC, and spare Solos 402/3 on the nines.
Dan reports 912 on Cotgrave Connection and 931 on Radcliffe line.

Sat 10th:
Paladin 123, Scania 665/7, Excel 234 and coach 63 reported on Red Arrow during the day, when diversions were being taken due to delays on the A52 (road works).
Ian reports Dart 946 on H1, Excel 900 on 6.1 (then Mickleover), Solo 448 on V3 and Scania 668 on R5.
108 also seen on the X73!!

Fri 9th:
Scania 665 and 667 reported on RA. 447 on V3. Thanks Chris.
Solo 423 on H1, 234 on Mickleovers.

Thurs 8th:
Vario 298 on X17. Solo 423 on H1, 934 on BC and 665 on Mickleover. Thanks Chris.
Jim reports that N+D Excel 152 broke down in Allestree on the 17A in the late afternoon/early eve.

Wed 7th:
Excel 234 and Scania 665/7 on Mickleover. Thanks John.
668 R5, 447 on Allestree's, 448 on sixes 6.1, Dart 936 BC.

Tue 6th:
Scania 665 on Allestree, 667 on Mickleover.
Solo 447 on Allestree, 448 on 6.1, Excel 234 on V1/3 and Scania 668 on R4. Thanks Chris.
At Meadow Rd, Villager Dart 940, 2 Allestree Solo's, and Excels 199 and 900 were in A garage.
900 later on Mickleover. Thanks Richard.

Mon 5th:
John reports 667 on Villager V2.
Chris reports Scania 665 on Mickleover. Paladin 115 on N+D's low floor route 35, Local Bus branded Paladin 127 on route 73.

Sat 3rd:
Former X38 minibus, now with Notts + Derby, 275 was on Trent route 141, offering free trips for all!
At least 3 spare Solo's on "the nines", with Excels 252/3 both on R3 and Dart 902 on Pronto.
900 on 6.1.

Fri 2nd:
John reports Excel 199 on Mickleover and Solo 447 on V2.
Chris reports: 665 on "the ONE" and 667 on "the sixes" 6.X. Solo 405 on "the nines" 9.2.
Perry reports: Dart 914 on Radcliffe Line, Scnias 638 on R2, 664 on R1, Excel 253 on the 141, and Paladin 101 on "EX". Excel 900 on the 6.1 (Dart 935 off).
Dart 946 on H1, Excel 234 on Mickleover.

Thurs 1st:
Excel 900 on loan to Sutton - on route 141 today.
Chris reports Frio Excel 199 on the V1! Solo 448 on Mickleover, and Scania 665 on "the one".
Perry reports: Excel 253 on Rainbow 3, and Scania 637 on Rainbow 1.

Wed 31st Jan:
Radcliffe Line Scania 618 reported on the Rainbow 4 at lunch time! Thanks John.
Scania 667 and Excel 234 on Mickleover. 290 on X17 again.
Solo 448 on V1/3. Frio Excel 199 later replaced it, 448 going onto HQ. Scania 665 on X38. Thanks Chris.
Perry reports Excel 252 - 3C, Dart 903 on R3B and Scanias 638/9 on R1.

Tue 30th Jan:
Chris reports 199 & 234 on Mickleover. 723 on Unibus 6 once again, 447 on Allestree (464 off).
Ian reports Darts 946 on Black Cat, 949 on H1.

Mon 29th Jan:
Frio Excel 199 on Allestree aswell as Solo 448.
900 on V1/2, Excel 234 and Scania 667 on Mickleover. 665 on "the one" then onto Spondon Flyer this afternoon.
Paladin 107 and Olympian 723 on Unibus route 6.
Spare Kinch Darts 897 and 899 both on Airline Shuttle. Thanks to Chris Gaskin for todays sightings.
Perry reports: 63 on RA, 253 on the R3, 668 on Cotgrave Connection and 669 on Radcliffe Lines.

Sat 27th Jan:
Excel 900 on transpeak, later going onto the Spondon Flyer - it has no blinds fitted. It was later on the V2!
Scania 667 and Excel 234 on the Mickloever.
665 on the RA, then on "the ONE". Coach 62 on TP, 63 on RA.
Solo 447 on V2 (942 off), Scania 637 on BC.
Vario 290 on X17 (again), 405 on the nines 9.2.
Perry reports: Excels 235 (still on loan) on R3, 252 on Calverton Connection and 253 on Pronto.
Scania 638 on R2, 441 - LEX and 901 on 141.

Fri 26th Jan:
Sutton based Dart on LM route H1. Thanks Chris.
899 on the Airline Shuttle.
Chris reports 900 on the X38, and Vario 290 on N+D's X17 once again.
Unibus Olympian 723, actually on Unibus duties - route 6.
665 on Spondon Flyer, 667 on V2.
Dart 949 on the BC, and 900 replaced 156 on the TP. Thanks Chris.

Thurs 25th Jan:
Excel 900 on the 6.1.
Vario 290 on X17. Thanks Chris.
Sutton Excels 252 - R3, 253 - Pronto. Dart 895 also on R3. Thanks Perry.

Wed 24th Jan:
Paladin 127 on X38!! Thanks Perry.
N+D Dart 891 back on the Hospital Shuttle, the MPD 950 being off once again! Solo 448 on HQ (451 off again!). Thanks Brian
Dart 934 on BC, 223 and 234 on Mickleover, 667 on Villager. Thanks Chris.
Scanias 668 - 5, 669 - 4, 636 route 18.
Solos 447 - Allestree, 448 - V1/3.
Excels 252 - 141, 253 - 3B, 235 pronto. Thanks Perry.

Tue 23rd Jan:
Dan reports Amber Line Dart 948 on the Black Cat this evening!!
Excel 234 on X38, then Ilkeston Flyer!
Excel 233 and Scania 665 on Mickleover, Dart 946 on Amber Line, 949 on BC.
Excel 900 on 6.1 then V1/3. P&R Excel 202 on the 35/17A, whilst 152 replaced 367 on the P&R.
897 on AL. Thanks Chris.
Perry reports the following:
Excels 235 (on loan from LM) and 253 on Rainbow 3. 252 on Pronto.
Scanias 637/639 on route 21 (all the Excels have gone!), 638 on R2, 668 on Cotgrave Connection.
Coaches 62 & 63 on RA, spare Solos 431 on Radcliffe Line, 441 on LEX.

Mon 22nd Jan:
Excels 234 on the Mickleover, then transpeak! 233 on "the ONE" (266 off).
Coaches 62 & 63 on RA, and a red Scania on the 6.4.
Olympian 723 on route 73, 367 on D1 P&R.
Perry reports: Excel 253 on the Rainbow 3B, Scania 668 on Cotgrave Connection, 639 on R2 and 110 on "EX".
Solo 401 and Dart 903 on the 141 route.

Sat 20th Jan:
Dan reports that coach 62 replaced Excel 231 on the Mickleover. 231 had "bad brakes". 63 on RA.
Roger reports Excel 900 on the 6.1 (Derby to Bakewell), in place of 933 which has a "bad floor".
667 was put onto Transpeak in the afternoon, joining 199 (which is fitted with no blinds).
Both "the one" Excels 265/6 missing, 233 being one of the replacements.
Solo 448 on Allestree. Thanks Dan. 665 on Mickleover. Dart 898 on "the nines". Thanks Ian.

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