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  February 2015
Express Delivery
Coach news

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  • Oxford 21 (AF14AXF), one of a batch of Volvo/Plaxton Panthers, at Thornhill Park and Ride in March 2014.
  • Bruce FJ14GPV, a tri-axle Scania/Levante with the Scottish Saltire on its boot, heading north on the M6 on the day service from London to Aberdeen in May 2014.
  • Hamilton Gray has been recruited to operate several Megabus services from London to the West Country.   Their HG17 (HIG5337) a Plaxton/Volvo formerly of Oxford is seen in Bristol on the M6 from London to Penzance in August 2014.
  • Rennie YN10FZW, a Plaxton/Volvo, formerly of Logans of Ballymena, is seen nose in at a hotel in Fort William during a downpour in August 2014.
  • The Kings Ferry has been awarded the contract by North Somerset Council to operate the North Bristol Commuter Coach Service which serves Filton, Aztec West and the colossal MOD Abbey Wood site.   Their BF63ZSX, a Scania/Levante, is seen parked up near Abbey Wood in March 2014.
  • Stagecoach Oxford has refreshed its Oxford to London fleet with almost identical replacements for their fleet of double-deck Van Hool coaches.   Their 50273 (YJ14LFK) is seen at Victoria in August 2014.
  • National Express operated a more extensive number of services on Christmas Day in 2014.   Excelsior Coaches 923 (FJ11GNY) is seen in Ringwood on the 806 service from Poole to London.
  • Oxford 65 (XS63OXF), Plaxton Elite i Interdeck Volvo B11R, at Victoria in September 2014.
  • First Aberdeen (29007) YJ13GUF, an unusual Temsa Safari, at Loch Katrine in August 2014.
  • West Coast Motors operate the Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport service with specially branded coaches.   Their YT13YUF, a Scania/Irizar, is seen arriving at Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station in July 2014


Power Trip
Hybrid, Gas and Electric buses

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  • Reading 432 (YN14MYB), a Dennis Enviro 300NG gas bus, at St Marys Butts in Reading on Good Friday 2014.
  • Lothian has taken delivery of second batch of Volvo 7900 Hybrids.   Their 19 (BT14DKJ) is seen in Princes St, Edinburgh in August 2014.
  • Stagecoach North East 28014 (YN63BXM), a Dennis Enviro Enviro 300NG gas bus, in Sunderland in May 2014.
  • Go Ahead London Central EB1 (LC63CYA), a Chinese BYD K9, at a very wet Waterloo Station in November 2014.
  • McLean YD63VEV, an Optare Solo SR,  in Stranraer in December 2014 operating Scotland's first fully electric local bus route.   This is a recently introduced service to connect rail and foot passengers from Stranraer to the ferry terminals at Cairnryan.



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  • Edinburgh Trams 267 in July 2014.
  • Reading 433 (YN14MYC) in April 2014.
  • Stagecoach South West 15925 (YN63BWV), a Scania/Enviro400 in Torquay, on the Stagecoach Gold service to Plymouth in February 2014.
  • West Coast Motors YT11LSE,a Scania Omnilink, leaving Tobermory for Craignure in July 2014.
  • First Hants & Dorset 37581 (HX08DHF), a Wright/Volvo, in new X53 livery at West Bay Wright/Volvo in August 2014.
Royal Baby
New vehicles in Berkshire
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  • Courtney is operating new services around Wokingham and Reading, some such as this one that competes with First.   Their RX58HVJ, and Optare Olympus Enviro400, is seen in Winnersh in October 2014.
  • Courtney YJ64DZL,a hybrid Optare Versa, in Winnersh in October 2014.   This service 128 to Wokingham is one of many that Courtney operate since Thames Travel retrenched.
  • Courtney YJ14BGZ, an Optare Solo SR, in Wokingham in October 2014.



Ex NatEx
Coaches find new homes
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  • Scania/Levante coaches are starting to be cascaded from National Express service onto other coaching duties.   Lucketts FJ58AHE is seen on rail replacement duties at Bournemouth station in March 2014.
  • Stagecoach Western 59305 (FJ08KNH), a well-travelled tri-axle version in Glasgow, operating the X77 service from Ayr in July2014.

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  • So much to see in this view in May 2014 -the old awful Rochdale interchange has been demolished and replaced by this new bright version.   Top of the queue is Yorkshire Tiger 322 (YJ10EYO), an Optare Solo.   Yorkshire Tiger was formed in 2008 as Centrebus Holdings and in 2013 it became a subsidiary Arriva who rebranded it.  Behind is Rossendale 243 (YJ07PBV), a Wright/Volvo formerly of Transdev Lancashire United, in recently introduced Ross branding.   And at the back of the queue (somewhat appropriately) is a First bus.
  • Looking remarkably similar to Arriva's Sapphire livery, First Hants & Dorset 33896 (SN14TRV) is seen in Portsmouth in Park & Ride colours in November 2014.  This smart livery was obviously not designed by anyone from First.
  • Stonehenge has a new visitors centre which is a substantial distance away from the stones.   Road trains based on Land Rovers are used to transport crowds such as HG13NWW and HF63VNA seen in July 2014.
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