Fleet News

March 2006

Please report any news or unusual sightings to fleetnews@derbybusdepot.co.uk

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Arriva Derby

Fri 31st:
Volvo B10BLE 3605 has been repainted. Thanks Richard.

Wed 29th:
Citybus 4340 (B140GAU) which was sold last year to Stafford Bus Centre is another reported with Devon operator Tally Ho of Kingsbridge, where it rejoins B137GAU.

Tue 28th:
Minibuses 1373-5 have turned up with an operator in Scotland along with 1380.

Tue 14th:
Richard reports: Minibus 1373 also withdrawn (along with 1374/5).

Thurs 23rd Feb:
Richard reports Minibuses 1374/5 now withdrawn from service.

Mon 20th Feb:
Volvo olympian 4641 and another Derby decker (4349) are on loan to Burton garage. Thanks Fred.

Fri 31st:
Excel 2998 on the 29 to Mackworth, 2999 on the 37 to Sinfin.
3604 on the 22 to Oakwood, MPD 2222 on the 19 to Spondon.
Also saw a DAF on the 24 displaying Oakwood via Perth Street.

Thurs 30th:
Citybus 4393 made an appearance on route 26 for a time, alongside Excel 2998 which was on all day. Volvo Olympian 4625 was on this route later in the day too! Photos are on the photos page.
Citybus 4325 on the 45 to Alvaston, and Volvo B10BLE 3604 on the 22 to oakwood.

Wed 29th:
Chellaston Dart 2232 on the 22.
Olympian 4666 on the Chellaston routes.
2089/90 & Excel 2998 on route 20.

Tue 28th:
Chellaston Dart 2234 on the 22 along with 3604. Route 26 had unbranded Darts 2226 and 2252. There was also a Chellaston Dart (forgot the number) on the 38 to Sinfin.
DAF 4737 was on the 29 to Mackworth.
MPDs 2223 and 2224 were on the Chellaston routes, and MPD 2217 was on the 109 to Ashbourne.
Citybus 4321 on the 44/45.
Dart 2335 took off the Chellastons (gearbox probs) and replaced by Citybus 4330.

Mon 27th:
MPD 2217 and Excel 2999 on the Chellaston routes.
Dart 2226 on the 24 to Oakwood.

Sat 25th:
Chellaston Dart 2232 on the 26 to Oakwood, later replaced by Volvo Olympian 4666.

Fri 24th:
Citybus 4341 on the 68 to Melbourne! MPDs 2218 and 2224 were also on the Chellaston routes.
Dart 2228 and (and 2229??) was/were on route 29 the Henley Green, Mackworth.
On route 26 to Oakwood were Dart 2226 and Volvo B10BLE 3604.
Route 36 had minibus 1377.
James reports Chellaston Dart 2237 on the 20 later in the afternoon.
Route 44/45 branded olympian 4630 on the Sinfin routes 37/8.

Thurs 23rd:
Citybus 4352 on route 68 and 4334 on route 44. Thanks Richard.

Wed 22nd:
DAF 4734 on route 20.
Dart 2227 on the 22 and a Volvo B10BLE on the 22 or 24!

Tue 21st:
James reports MPD 2223 on the 29 to Mackworth.

Mon 20th:
Citybus 4332 on the Chellaston routes for much of the day, although took off just before 3pm. Excel 2999 was also on these routes.

Fri 17th:
Richard reports Dart 2090 on the 61 to Chellaston.

Thurs 16th:
Chellaston Dart 2238 on the 26 to Oakwood.

Wed 15th:
Dart 2236 broke down in the Morledge today (see pic) and was replaced by MPD 2218. 2217 was also on the Chellaston routes, as was 2223 before being replaced by 2237. Citybus 4341 on route 44 today.

Tue 14th:
MPD 2224 on the Chellastons.
Darts 2090 and 2197 on route 38 all day!! Thanks Richard.

Mon 13th:
3604 on the 22 to Oakwood and an MPD on the Chellastons!

Sat 11th:
Excel 2999 on the Chellaston routes today.
James reports that one of the Chellaston Darts broke down in the Morledge this afternoon.

Fri 10th:
Chris reports Darts 2197 (L37PNN) on the 29 today and 2224 (T54JJF) on the 109 to Ashbourne.

Thurs 9th:
Chellaston Dart 2237 and 3605 on the 38 to Sinfin. 3604 on the 26 to oakwood.

Wed 8th:
John reports either a Dart SLF or a Volvo B10BLEon the 38 to Sinfin this morning - there was an MPD on there this afternoon.
Olympian 4667 on the 40, and Fleetline 4301 was parked in the bus station at about 5pm. Noticed this when on the bus home - a bit too late to get a photo!

Tue 7th:
Richard reports Citybus 4327 on Olympian route 45 to Alvaston, MPD on the Chellaston routes.
DAF 4736 on the 40/41 to Alvaston (usually Citybuses) and MPD 2217 on the 33 to Littleover.

Mon 6th:
Richard reports East Lancs Dart 2197 on the 29 to Mackworth and Dart 2252 on the 19 to Spondon.
2999 on route 38 to Sinfin, and 2998 joined Volvo B10BLE 3604 on route 26 later in the afternoon.

Sat 4th:
Michael reports that Excel 2999 on the Chellastons routes. It broke down though at 7:45 and was replaced by Dart 2226. 2999 was back out, on the same routes, later in the day though. It broke down last Saturday too......
Chellaston Dart 2237 was on the 20.

Fri 3rd:
Citybus 4335 on the 24, Chellaston Dart 2235 on the 26.
MPD 2218 on the Chellaston routes.

Thurs 2nd:
Dart 2227 on route 26 to Oakwood.

Mon 27th Feb:
Chellaston Dart 2237 on the 20 today.
Citybus 4335 on the 45 to Alvaston, Dart 2227 and DAF 4745 on the 38 to Sinfin.

Sat 25th Feb:
Both Excels 2998/9 on the Chellaston routes today. 2999 was later replaced by MPD 2224 after a break down.
"GUM" Dart 2089 and East Lancs Dart 2197 on route 36 today (usually MPDs). Thanks Richard
Darts 2227, 2236 and 2252 on route 20. Volvo B10BLE 3605 on the 26.

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Wed 15th:
Theres 2 new coaches (YN55 YSE) aswell as (YN55 YSF)! Both are Irisbus Ivec/Plaxton Paragon. They are to replace Volvo coaches (R705/6 MNU). Thanks Duncan.

Wed 29th:
The Dart was on the BC.

Sat 25th Feb:
Theres a new coach here (YN55 YSF) (not "E" as reported last week). It is thought to be an Irisbus Ivec/Plaxton Paragon, in a red livery!

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Mon 19th Dec 05:
Acquired here from Stagecoach Merseyside (GTL) is Dennis Dart/Alexander (J506 GCD) and is still in GTL red. Thanks Chris.

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Hawkes Coaches

Fri 24th:
Coach (NBZ ****) has got new black coloured fleet names on the white livery, as has one of the other coaches.

Sun 8th Jan:
Ex TWM Metrobuses (D924 NCA) and (B863 DOM) are now painted blue.

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Hulleys of Baslow

Thurs 2nd: 
The slim line Optare Solo here is (MX06 ACV). It is no1 and replaces Minibus (N847 YHH) which has been sold to Abbey Coaches of Hull. Thanks to Ian for this info, and this PHOTO.

Fri 20th Jan: 
Ian reports that a slim line Optare Solo is on order for March (06 reg). It will have 28 belted seats and have a tacho fitted, and be used for private hire work.  The Solo due in March should replace minibus number 1. 

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Littles Travel

Wed 8th: 
The MetroRider is back out today.

Tue 7th: 
National (VKE 565S) continues in all day service on route 9.

Sat 4th: 
National (VKE 565S) on route 9 today.

Fri 3rd: 
National (TAE 638S) on route 9 today! This has no heating!!! (VKE 565S) is broken, and the Metrorider was involved in an accident earlier this week. A decker (with heating) perhaps tomorrow, if none of these are fixed!!

Thurs 2nd: 
John reports National (VKE 565S) out on route 9 this afternoon.

Fri 24th Feb: 
National (VKE 565S) out on route 9 this afternoon.

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T M Travel

Fri 31st: 
The Plaxton Primo demonstrator (YN06 CYE) broke down on Wednesday! It broke down near Ashgate Hospice while on the 33 on Wednesday at around 5 pm! It was reported to be there for around 4 hours when it went away on suspended tow at around 9 pm! Thanks Chris.

Tue 28th: 
Blue liveried Plaxton Primo demonstrator (YN06 CYE) is on loan here whilst Primo (YN55 YSC) is repaired at Plaxtons after its accident last week.

Thurs 23rd: 
John reports one of the Plaxton Primos on the 67 from Manchester.

Mon 20th: 
A Leyland Olympian/Alexander has been acquired from Dublin Bus and currently retains its Irish registration (92 d 127). An ex Metroline Olympian was also acquired recently but this was sent back to dealer Ensign due to a fuel leak and fire damage!. Thanks Chris.

Mon 13th: 
Chris reports; Another purchase here is DAFSB220/East Lancs Millenium (X685 REC), which was new to Lake District operator Lakeland! Not purchased from there though!

Sat 11th: 
Brand new here is Mercedes Vario/Plaxton Cheetah (YN06 CYP).
Another Leyland Olympian/Northern Counties acquired from Arriva London is (G523 VBB).
Metrobus (KYV 725X) has been sold for scrap to Barnsley dealer Hardwicke.

Fri 3rd Feb: 
Acquired here is preserved Chesterfeld Corporation, Leyland PSI No 48 (JRA635). It was bought from David Gambles. It will retain Chesterfield green and cream and will attend rallies this year.
Optare Solo (MX03 YDF) is on loan from Mistral (dealer) and is painted all white.
Mercedes Vario (R668 LFV) has lost its Burnley and Pendle livery and is now all red.
Volvo B12B coach (YN03 WXT) has recieved Nova Tours fleetnames.
Thanks to Chris Gaskin for this info.

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Fri 31st: 
The second "Flying Daffodil" - Villager Dart 927 is now out in service.
Red Arrow Coach 71 was recovered by Burrows, after it broke down in Ripley at 9:30 on Thursday morning. Thanks Duncan.

Thurs 30th: 
Skyline Excel 210 has been de-branded, and has been put to work from Meadow Road as a spare! On the V1 and then the 71/2 today.

Wed 29th: 
The last Barton bus at Nottingham, Solo 441, has been repainted into trent barton livery. The remaining 4 buses in barton livery are all darts based at Langley Mill - 916/45/7/8.
T M travels (KUI 9267) was parked up at Dove Holes depot this morning. Other buses in the yard were Skyline 212 and Excel 900, aswell as a Kinch Dart being used as a trainer bus and the Unibus Paladins.

Mon 27th: 
Refurbished Villager Dart 940 out in service today.

Thurs 23rd: 
Mickleover Excel 220 cought fire this morning. Its currently at Langley Mill. Photos are on the photo site in the damaged section. Photos and info courtesy of Richard L.
NX Coaches 9 & 11 are now stored at Sutton. Thanks Mark.

Mon 20th: 
Coaches 13 and 15 have been sold to South Gloucestershire (Durbins) - where they continue to be used on NX work.
Mark reports that Villager Dart 940 is in the same shade of yellow as the R2 Scanias, with a few sheep around the top. The near side has 2 seats in the front half, with the single seats on the off side. Theres only about three of these though. The seating is in the usual blue and yellow design.

Sat 18th: 
Transpeak Coach 61 is at Langley Mill for repaint into the new livery (which is carried on 56). Thanks Peter.

Wed 15th: 
Im sure 290 was parked up at LM today. Can anyone confirm??
NX coaches 13/5 appear to have left as have many of the Varios. The rest of the NX coaches are parked on the back row with a number of trent buses Paladins. The Kinchbus route 2 ones are also stored there.
Vario 275 appears to have moved from its usual position at Meadow Rd. Tesco Free bus Paladin 110 was still parked up at LM today. Looks smart. Photos online.

Tue 14th: 
Other villager news is that the refurbished Darts will feature a new seating layout - in the front half of the bus anyway!! Seats will be in rows of 3 not 4! No details of how these will be set out, but 2 on one side, 1 on the other seems likely, giving a wider aisle and more spacious seats (a gap between the two together). A similar idea to Arrivas "bus of the future!!!

Sat 11th: 
Dart 930 is probably just on loan to Derby whilst the Villager Darts are repainted and refurbished! 930 has not been refurbished and doesn't yet carry Derby destination blinds, which suggests its on loan.
Adrian reports that the rebranding and refurbishments of the Villager Darts has begun. Dart 940 has recieved the bright yellow livery (with a mustard circle that will have a picture in it), with 927 next in line. Both are at Langley Mill.
Dart 907 and 922 also reported at LM, ready for repaint and refurbishment. Uncertain what they'll be branded for yet though.
N+D Paladin 110 is in a new Tesco livery (blue and white with a red stripe) and is also currently at Langley Mill. I expect this is for N+Ds free shopping bus services (not the Tesco Xprss - which TB will run in place of route 25 from the end of April).
Two former Airline Varios (probably 285/90) seen heading south on the M1 near Leicester earlier - so probably sold.
Kinchbus minibus 38 (L807 YBC) on the back row at Langley Mill - so possibly withdrawn?
The Black Cat and Allestree routes are also expected to see a revamp later this year.

Thurs 10th: 
Dart 930 is now in Trent Barton livery and transfered back to Derby, where it was on route 71 to Belper today. Thanks Jim
Probably also worth mentioning that the frequency of the Kinchbus Airline Shuttle is to double to every 30 mins during the day from the end of April. 2 more buses should be needed for this (not 3 as the layover between journeys will prob be reduced!). Im expecting 2 spare Darts to be painted up for this, possibly Derbys 917/2 (as the rest of 917-25 are with Kinch - too logical?)???

Wed 8th: 
Adrian reports: Skyline Excel 210 and R3 Excel 249 at Optare Hallaby where they await repairs after obtaining accident damage.

Mon 27th Feb: 
Varios 292/4 reported to be sold to Norfolk Green.
H1 Solo 435 out in the new green livery. 433 is probably also done (aswell at 432/4/5), but has not yet been spotted!!
Skyline Excel 260 now in the new livery, and arrived at Dove Holes on Saturday. Similar 259 is now in use on the route.
Excel 189 reported at Meadow Rd on Saturday with desti blinds removed!
Dart 938 is off the road today after a prang with a transpeak coach in Belper garage on Saturday.
Chris informs me that Former Trent Atlantean 577 (LRB577W) is now a smoking room at the Priory Hotel, Nanpantan Road, Nanpantan near Loughborough. This was preserved until recently. In Chris's words "what a waste".

Sat 25th Feb: 
Coaches 13 and 15 are thought to be sold - more soon.......
Can anyone confirm the sale of Excel 191 (V191 DRC). Adrian reported it still at LM yesterday.
H1 Solos 434/5 are currently being repainted/refurbished. 434 should now be completed. Excel 246 should also now be out in the new Rainbow 3 livery too.
Former Rainbow 4 Excels 261/263 and 264 parked up untouched at Langley Mill.
It will be interesting to see what eventually happens to the Paladins that are currently in "reserve" at Langley Mill.

Fri 24th Feb: 
Former Mickleover Excels 196/7 (V196/7 DRC) have been sold!! They have turned up at Brian Lockwood t/a BL Travel, Hemsworth South Yorkshire, possibly their new operator.
Excel 253 has gone to Unitec to have accident damage repaired.
Former Kinch Excel (P202 BNR) is for sale on ebay if anyones interested!

Fri 31st:
Scania 667 on the Red Arrow again, and Excel 234 on the Mickleover.
Dart 931 on the Black Cat, 233 Transpeak. Kinchbus had Solo 436 on the Airline Shuttle.

Thurs 30th:
Notts + Derby Paladin 131 made an appearance on the Spondon Flyer, after one of the branded Scanias broke down. Free rides for all.
The shortage of spares at Derby continues. Former Skyline Excel 210 has been de-branded and was out on the V1 earlier before going onto the 71/2 to Belper later this afternoon in place of 939! It later then went onto the ONE to Ashbourne where it should end up tonight. Thanks to Fred, Jim and James for effectively tracking this bus today!!
Low Floor Scania 667 on the Red Arrow - a non low floor route! 665 was on the sixes 6.3.
Barton Dart 916 on the Black Cat.
Kinchbus had 899 on the AL again.

Wed 29th:
James reports: Excel 234 on the 6.1 and 665 on the 6.3. 233 on the transpeak.
Scania 667 was on the Spondon Flyer, but later on the Allestree.
Chris reports Solo 448 on the Mickleover. Former Airline Shuttle minibus 290 is at Derby, but not in use. Kinchbus 899 in Derby today on the AL.
Coach 63 was used on the Spondon Flyer yesterday!!! Thanks Chris.
Paul reports: Solo 431 (X631 ERB) on the Cotgrave Connection, Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Keyworth Connection & 669 (FH05 TKK) on either the Radcliffe Line or Xprss!

Tue 28th:
Solo 447 on the V2, and Scania 665 appeared on the V3 at 15:00 in Derby - I think that means 940 was took off as this was reported on the 13:00 V1 from Derby!
Scania 667 on the Spondon Flyer and Excel 233 on transpeak. 234 on the Mickleover.
Paul reports: Solo 431 (X631 ERB) on the Radcliffe Line, Scanias 638 (FD53 WWK) on the Raibow 1, 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Xprss, 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Rainbow 5, & Dart 912 (P912 CTO) on the Keyworth Connection.

Mon 27th:
Refurbished Villager Dart 940 out in service today (V1/3). Photo on the site.
Also on the Villager V1/3 was Dart 930. Paladin 115 also appeared on there earlier in the day!
There was at least one Solo out on the V2 too.
Excel 233 on the transpeak, 234 on Mickleover. Scania 667 on the Red Arrow.
Barton Dart 945 was on the Black Cat, and 916 on the 125.
Kinchbus Dart 899 (back in Derby on the same stand) on the AL.
Chris also reports N+D Darts 891 on the 17, and 892 on the X17. Olympian 712 was also out on the 17.
Paul reports: Volvo 63 (R63 RAU) on the Transpeak, Scanias 639 (FD53 WWL) on the Rainbow 1, & 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Xprss.

Sat 25th:
John reports: Excel 189 on the Villager.
Solo 448 on the TP, as were coaches 62/3 - these covering for 59 and 61. Thanks Jim.

Fri 24th:
Solo 448 on the Transpeak to Buxton. 447 on the Allestree.
Excel 189 and Dart 930 on the Villager. Thanks Chris.
Scania 666 on the rainbow 4, Scania 665 on the sixes (6.1/4/X) and 667 Spondon Flyer.
N+D had vario 297 on the X17, and Paladins 115/8 were used on the college shuttles. Thanks Jim. Excels 233/4 on the Mickleover. Thanks James.
Paul reports: Scania 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Ruddington Connection, & Dart 946 (T946 BNN) on the Xprss.

Thurs 23rd:
Excel 189 has been reinstated. It has been on the Villager routes since at least Tuesday evening.
Neil reports: Excel 252 on the R3 (A), Darts 901/904 on the 141, Scania 636 had 'CEX Nottingham' on the fromt & '4' on the side & back! Tesco Paladin 110 on the 'EX' to Hucknall Estates.

Wed 22nd:
ASDA Paladin 117 on the 70 to Barrow On Trent today, Unibus Lance 369 on the D1 and Scania 665 on the 6.X/1/4. Thanks Chris.
Excel 233 on the TP - this replaced Solo 448.
Solo 403 (V403 JTO) on the Rainbow 3, Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Keyworth Connection, & Scania 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Radcliffe Line. Thanks Paul.

Tue 21st:
N+D Paladin 108 on Unibus route 5, Asda Paladin 117 on the Derby College Shuttle. Thanks James.
Citybus 739, which carries Arriva livery, was on the Asda free bus service in place of 717 which was in Meadow Rd.
Tesco Paladin 110 on the EX route in Nottingham.
On to Trent, and Excel 233 and coach 63 were on the Transpeak - 448 being taken off the route earlier in the day. Thanks Jim.
Scania 665 on the Spondon Flyer, but later on "the sixes" 6.4. 666 was on the R5 once again.
Chris reports Darts 917/30 on the Villager.
Scania 667 and coach 62 spare at Meadow Rd, whilst Dove Holes Dart 932 remains on the jacks.
Paul reports: Solo 439 (FP51 GXY) on the Xprss (This is one of the LEX Solos), Solo 441 (FP51 GXV) on the Radcliffe Line, Scania 637 (FD53 WWJ) on the Rainbow 1, Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Rainbow 5.

Mon 20th:
Peter reports Coaches 62/3, Excel 233 (on M in the morning) and Solo 448 on the Transpeak!
Excel 234 and Scania 667 on the Mickleover. 665 on the Spondon Flyer.
Dart 917 on the V1/3, and 931 on the Black Cat. Solo 411 broke down on the 91 today in Derby. It hadn't got far, only to Exeter bridge - not far from the garage though. It was there for over an hour at least between 3pm and 4pm.
Scania 666 was on the R5.
Jim reports Paladin 131 on the Derby College Shuttle in place of 153!
Paul reports: Excel 252 (Y252 DRC) on the Rainbow 3.

Sat 18th:
Skyline Excel 206 was used on the Transpeak! Coach 62, and Excel 233 on the Transpeak to Manchester. 61 is away (at LM) for repaint.
Jim reports: Scanias 665 - SF, 667 - Mickleover.
A red Excel (234? at a guess) on the sixes in place of Scania 691 which is at Meadow Rd.
In Nottingham Paul reports: Solo 441 (FP51 GXV) & Scania 666 (FH54 VRY) both on the Radcliffe Line, Scania 638 (FD53 WWK) on the Rainbow 1,

Fri 17th:
Excel 234 on the Mickleover, 233 on the transpeak.
Dart 917 on the Villager and Scania 667 on the Spondon Flyer.
Radcliffe Line Solo 417 was at Meadow Rd today too.
Paul reports: Scanias 636 (FD53 WWH) on the Keyworth Connection, 637 (FD53 WWJ) on the Rainbow 1, & Lance 356 (N356 VRC) on Driver Training.

Thurs 16th:
Scania 667 on the Spondon Flyer, and there was a red Excel on there earlier today.
Scania 638 on the H1! Dart 930 on the V1/3, showing a destination!
N+D had Paladin 101 (still has trent names) on route 73, and arriva liveried Citybus 738 on the Derby College Shuttle. Excel 153 in Meadow Rd, as was Dove Holes Dart 932. Thanks Chris.
Former Skyline Excel 210 is now in use as a driver trainer.
Paul reports, Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) & Dart 935 (R935 RAU) on the Radcliffe Line.

Wed 15th:
Solo 414 - H1, 447 - SF. Excel 234 - Villager, Scania 667 - Sixes (6.X/1/4).
Dart 931 - 1A, 936 - BC. Darts 913/4/6 on route 125.
Duncan reports Skyline Excel 210 out on a test run in Ripley. Kinch Dart 889 was on driver training in Derby.
665 was also out in Derby this afternoon. not sure what it was on though!
Paul reports: Scania 637 (FD53 WWJ) on the Rainbow 1, Solo 442 (FE02 KCZ) on the Radcliffe Line.
Jim reports Scania 636 on the R4.

Tue 14th:
Excel 233 on the continues on V1/3, as does 234 on the TP to Buxton. Thanks Chris.
Jim reports Solo 448 on the transpeak to Buxton!
Scania 667 on the SF today, 636 on the R5 again, and Solo 466 on the H1.
In Nottingham Frio Excel 201 was on the Calverton Connection.
Scania 639 (FD53 WWL) on the Rainbow 1.

Mon 13th:
Coach 63 on N+D route 70 to Barrow on Trent! Later on the Transpeak. Excel 234 on the short TP too. Thanks Chris.
Dart 930, and Excel 233 on the V1/3, Dart 917 on the V2.
Scania 665 on the Spondon Flyer and 636 on the R5.
In Nottingham, Scania 668 on the Cotgrave Connection, Solos 431/42 on the Radcliffe Lines, and Scania 669 on the Bingham Xprss (& Radcliffe Lines?). Thanks John.
The LM Dart thats left at Nottingham during the day (948 today) appeared on the Ruddington Connection. Thanks Paul.
In Loughborough Paul reports Dart 899 on route 11 and Solo 436 on route 5. Blue minibus 49 (ex C1) was on route 7, the University Shuttle.
Excel 201 (V201 ENU) on the Calverton Connection.

Sun 12th:
Scania 667 on the TP to Manchester! Excel 234 on the TP to Buxton.

Sat 11th:
Dart 930 and Solo 447 on the Villagers V1/3 routes.
Scanias 667 on the Spondon Flyer, Excel 233 on Mickleover 234 on the TP.
Solo 431 (X631 ERB) on the Radcliffe Line & Solo 466 (FG02 BGO) & Scania 639 (FD53 WWL) on the Rainbow 1!! Thanks Paul.

Fri 10th:
Darts 935 on the 125 today and 939 on the V2. Coach 63 on the TransPeak.
Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Cotgrave Connection, & 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Xprss. Thanks Paul.

Thurs 9th:
Dart 930 (R930 RAU) - now in Trent Barton livery and on the 71 today!! So transfered to Derby.
Solo 448 on the V2 and Excel 236 (X236 WRA) on the Rainbow 3.
Paul reports: Scania 668 (FH05 TKJ) on the Keyworth Connection Scania 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Xprss. Wed 8th:
Excel 233 on the V1/3, along with a Dart (917 or 922?). Thanks Fred
Solo 447 on the Allestree (think 463 was missing?), 448 on the Mickleover. Thanks Chris.
Scania 667 on the Spondon Flyer this morning, branded 634 being off the road.
A red Scania on the Sixes 6.1/4/X (assume this was 665?). 684 parked up at the back of Meadow Rd this evening.
Asda Olympian recieving maintenance at Meadow Rd earlier along with an Allestree Solo (463 i think!), amongst others. Transpeak Excel 156 was on a test run at about 3pm in Derby. The other 2 were in service at that time, one running north to Buxton, the other east to Nottingham.
Paul reports: Scanias 639 (FD53 WWL) & 664 (FN54 AEC) on the Rainbow 1.

Tue 7th:
John reports Scania 669 on the R4 and an Excel on the Villagers again!
Scania 639 on Route 15, and N+D Dart 892 today operating from Hucknall on route 200. Blue Vario 275 (former X38) is usually on this.

Mon 6th:
Both Scania 665/7 on the Spondon Flyer! Dart 917 and Excel 234 on the V1/3. Thanks Chris.
Excel 253 on Pronto. Stagecoach had a scruffy looking 33001 on there too (a Volvo I think). Thanks Neil. Paul reports: Solo 441 on the Cotgrave Connection and Scania 668 on the R4. 637 was on the R1 too.

Sat 4th:
Adrian reports Sixes solo 419 in A garage at Meadow road.
Excel 234 on the TP to Buxton & Solo 457 on the H1 in place of 434.
In addition John reports Solo 448 on the X38, Dart 922 and Excel 233 on the V2, and Dart 917 on the V1/3.
Scania 665 on the RA, 667 on the Mickleover and 668 on the R4. Trent liveried Vario 284 covered the Lunch break on the X17.

Fri 3rd:
Langley Mills Barton Dart 947 on Nottinghams Rainbow 4! Has a green (R4) ticket machine fitted today.
Excel 233/4 on the transpeak, the first on the Nottingham to Manchester, the seconf on the shorts (Nottingham to Buxton).
Scania 664 on the Black Cat, 665 remains on the sixes (6/1/4/x).
Chris reports Dart 934 on the H1! Dart 913 was on route 125 and Olympian 715 on route 70.

Thurs 2nd:
Jim reports: Scania 665 on the sixes (6.1/4/X), Excel 233 on the RA, 252 Pronto, 201 R3 and 195 on drivers training.
John reports Scania 667 on the Spondon Flyer.
In Nottingham Paul reports Scanias 664 (FN54 AEC) on the Rainbow 1 & 669 (FH05 TKK) on the Cotgrave Connection.

Wed 1st:
Scania 667 on the sixes 6.2 to Ripley. One of the branded Scanias was parked up at Meadow Rd.
Darts 938/9 on route 71/2.

Tue 28th Feb:
Dart 922 now back at Meadow Rd, on the Villager routes Monday evening.
Chris reports, Scanias 665/7 on the Mickleover and Excel 233 on the one.
N+D Olympian 716 on the 17.
Paul reports: Excel 234 (X234 WRA) on the Transpeak, Scanias 637 (FD53 WWJ) on the Rainbow 1, and 666 (FH54 VRY) on the Cotgrave Connection.
Scania 638 (FD53 WWK) on the Rainbow 1.

Mon 27th Feb:
Dart 939 and Excel 233 on belper routes 71/2. Excel 234 on the transpeak.
Solo 448 on the V2, Dart 917 on V1/3. Scanias 665/7 on the Mickleover.
On the H1, unbranded Solo 450, and green 432/5. 4th bus anyone?
Chris also reports N+D Paladin 101 on the 35 (usual Excel 152 out later), Olympian 712 on the 17A, and Dart 892 on the Hospital Hopper (H1 route). Branded 950 was parked at the back of Meadow Rd later today, and was at LM for a chassis wash last Sat.
In Nottingham Paul reports 637 on the R1. Also in Nottingham Excel 253 was on the Pronto, Scania 669 on the Keyworth Connection and Solo 401 on the 141.

Sat 25th Feb:
Adrian reports that H1 Solo 433 broke down in Derby yesterday. Solo 450 also on the H1.
Excel 233 once again on Belpers routes 71/2.
In Nottingham Neil reports Excel 236 on the Pronto, with no destination on display!
Sam reports Dart 928 on suspended tow between Buxton and Bakewell! Coach 61 was also took off the Transpeak, in the afternoon Unibus Paladin 103 running from Dove Holes to Manchester and back, before being replaced by branded Excel 158. At least this shows a destination!!
Dart 922 is at Dove Holes, on the local town services today.
Excels 207/10 (accident damaged) are no longer used on the Skyline. 258/62 have replaced them. 207 is at LM.
Additional ones courtesy of John are:
Darts939 on the V1/V3, 917 V2, Excel 234 and Scania 667 on the Mics (221/231 off), 665 on the SF. 447 on the Allestree, 63 RA and 916 route 125.

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