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 or indeed any other official body.
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 I have at long last been able to recover the old files from Geocities.

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 81 - November 30th 2014

Stagecoach launch the SW1 Gold service to London
NEC - Coach and Bus Live 2014
Oxford Bus uses Carousel Mercedes and loan Citaro on route 6
Arriva launches Arriva MAX on the 60 and X60 from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes
London's New Routemasters in overall wrap livery's
Carousel re-registers its Trident fleet and uses a loan Trident in London red
Pictures from Scotland of ex Oxford Astromegas and new tri-axles on the X7

RTs run the 11 one Sunday in pictures
An American Alexander E500
Citylink in Scotland uses ex NEx Levantes including Oxford ones on express services
Great Western Heritage weekend
Megabus update
 and much much more from the local scene


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Spottings & Jottings Nr 80 - October 5th 2014

New Brookes fleet takes the road
Showbus 2014 at Duxford - report
Editor visits Glasgow and Ayr to see the ex SC Oxford Astromegas in service
Arriva have a new fleet on the 321 and the Citaros move to other depots
New Scania E400s for SC Oxford
Carousel enjoys a Trident repaint - 102 looking very support
London in pictures including new E40H deckers entering service with operators

Megabus update
 and much much more from the local scene


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Spottings & Jottings Nr 79 - 12th August 2014

Launch of the new Oxford Tube Astromegas
Philip Kirk to leave Oxford Bus
Arriva and their new Sapphires and recent news
Stagecoach add three more Gold Scania E400s to their fleet
Oxford Tube Astromega fleet of TD927s move to Scotland
A window on Stagecoach Kilmarnock depot
The Commonwealth Games
Marcus Lapthorn's trip to Scotland
Many vehicle changes at Carousel in pictures
Oxford Bus changes to Brookes fleet and services
London in pictures including Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon specials

Game Fair specials for show at Blenheim
 and much much more from the local scene

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 78 - 21st May 2014

New buses and coach on the horizon in Oxford
Tube strike replacement buses reviewed
South Gloucester re-register many coaches
Stagecoach has been confirmed as Britain’s best value major bus operator for the third successive time
Road closures in Oxford lead to massive traffic delays
& diversions
Luke Braham visits Great Yarmouth with a report and pictures
Beaconsfield services proves an interesting location for our hobby
Gavin Francis visits and colourful and varied Milton Keynes
Stagecoach double Gold Bus frequency in Devon
Megabus appoints a new operator for services from Devon using ex Oxford Bus coaches
Thames Travel M A N s pictured in Plymouth
Another £30 million for green buses is announced
 and much much more from the local scene

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Spottings & Jottings RT Running Day special - 30th April 2014

Saturday, April 12th saw a large gathering of RT type buses providing service on route 22
Gavin Francis and Malcolm Crowe enjoyed a full day out at this event
Malcolm rode on RT1 achieving a long time desire

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 77 - 10th April 2014

Many new 14 plate coaches and buses enter service
Rail replacement services bring more coaches & buses to Oxford from far afield
Oxford Bus Rail Replacement services for Chiltern Rail seen en route and at Bicester
National Express more new coaches
Stagecoach places highest value order for new buses and coaches ever placed by a UK operator
Oxford Tube expects a brand new fleet of 26 Astromega Euro 6 coaches
Oxford Bus place five new Volvo B11R/Plaxton coaches in service on Airline services
Victoria Coach station has a facelift externally with new signage on the main entrance
South Gloucester puts personal plates on tow of its recently acquired Levantes, one of which is ex Stagecoach Oxford
Oxford Bus has an Alexander Hybrid on loan
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Northampton's new bus station by Richard Morgan
Cheltenham Gold Cup draws Stagecoach buses from around the UK including Oxford
Watford Running day by Mark Turner
 and much much more from the local scene

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 76 - 25th February 2014

Still some local flooding causes problems
Rail replacement services bring coaches to Oxford from far afield
Oxford Bus start service on Rail Replacement services for Chiltern Rail between Oxford and Bicester
National Express more new coaches
Arriva order two more Sapphire E400s for the 280
Carousel place a large number of ex Oxford Bus Tridents in service
An Oxford Scania coach placed in service by a Scottish operator
London Underground strike produces some interesting workings
National Express takes over Sammys facility at Victoria
Luke Braham visits Motts depot
Megabus orders more Astromegas for service in the USA
and much much more on the local scene


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Special Issue - 6th February 2014

London’s Tube strike – surprise buses used as service extras by Gavin Francis.

Special Issue on this archive  

Spottings & Jottings Nr 75 - 20th January 2014

1st issue of 2014
Floods in and around Oxford cause major disruption to city and coach services
Winchester - New Year's Day 2014 - report and pictures
Oxford Bus place the Go South Coast buses in service - many pictures
National Express introduce more new coaches
Arriva Electric StreetLites enter service in Milton Keynes
Courtney introduce a new decker on the Milton Park service
Oxford's old coaches turn up with a near Oxford operator
Oxford Bus withdraw Dean Court service to protests from local users
First Bus order many new buses
Amersham & District 2014 Running Days - details
The Oxfordshire Bus Enthusiasts Society January meeting
and much much more on the local scene


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Spottings & Jottings Nr 74 - 25th December 2013

Christmas issue
Just a few items to wet your appetite for the next page
Arriva get another M A N and seem to have withdrawn their ex London Taxi crew shuttles
First introduce the X9 between Maidenhead and Wycombe
Oxford Bus introduces some E40D buses, diverted from Go South Coast
Stagecoach introduces five new E400 buses specifically for the 700 route

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 73 - 5th December 2013

New coaches for Oxford Bus Express services - Plaxton Interdeckers enter service
The Oxford Tube experiments with new style colour destination blinds
First makes changes to various company management structures
Changes to services in Aylesbury
Visits to Luton Busway, Bracknell and London
VOSA to be axed
Isles of Scilly by Al Partington
Blackpool by Geoff Cunliffe
New operation in Bristol by Mark Purchase
Jersey Liberty Bus by Colin Garnier
More new investment by Stagecoach - this time for buses in Northants
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 72 - 8th November 2013

Many new buses and coaches this issue - reports and picture as 63 plate buses enter service
10 more Megabus Plaxton Inter deckers ready for service
Oxford's X90 service changes terminus in London after many many years
Pictures of Showbus, Coach & Bus and Amersham 2014
Changes to services in Buckinghamshire
New services in Oxford in pictures
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 71 - 14th September 2013

Stagecoach driver from Oxfordshire becomes Bus Driver of the Year 2013
New 63 plate buses enter service
Megabus Van Hool Inter deckers ready for service
Oxford's LED draws nearer
Green Line retaliate as the battle for passengers between London and Luton Airport hots up
Reports on visit to Maidenhead by Gavin Francis
Hemel Rally in pictures
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 70 - 12th August 2013

BSOG changes reported
Luton Busway in pictures from Clive King
Plaxton reveals new low cost coach
Arriva launch their new Sapphire service on the 280 between Aylesbury and Oxford
Stagecoach Gold is coming to the South West
National Express attack Green Line full force as the battle for passengers between London and Luton Airport hots up
Oxford Bus launch Heartbeat, with Wi Fi on services from the J R to Abingdon via the city centre
New Optare Solo SR s take the road with Stagecoach in Banbury
Megabus Gold now covering Cardiff and Plymouth in the South West
First of the left hand drive Altanos arrive for Megabus European services
Reports on visits to Wimbledon, Hemel & Watford and Reading by Gavin Francis
Newbury Rally a great success with pictures from Marcus Lapthorn
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 69 - 3rd July 2013


Stagecoach have ceased operating the National Express 737 service from the end of June and this service is now operated by NEx Stansted
Thames Travel have grown dramatically in size with gained contract services as far away as Bicester
Arriva is getting very close to the launch of their new Sapphire service on the 280 between Aylesbury and Oxford
National Express have continued with their A1 service from Luton Airport to London
Green Line also continue with their 757 service, albeit with revised connecting shuttles at Luton Airport.
Changes have occurred to a number of Oxford County services with revised operators
Oxford Bus have launched a redesigned web site and improved the seating in a number of Scania double decks
Latest update from Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group - now over 27 years since formation
VOSA and DSA to merge
First in £615m Rights Issue
Green Bus Fund winners revealed
Summercourt fire destroys 35 Western Greyhound fleet buses
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 68 - 10th May 2013

New contracts for subsidised bus services in North Oxfordshire
More on the changes between Luton Airport and London
Brooklands 2013 - new location from Cobham reported by Gavin Francis
First place new Hybrids in service at Slough
Jeffs get some new coaches
History in a picture of Thames Valley at Fingest by Graham Low
Banbury in April 2013 by Richard Morgan
May Day in Oxford causes diversions
Many new coaches for National Express
Bus Users AGM held in Oxford
Slough Running Day on May 12th
More MCV Volvos for Golden Tours
Evan Evans Wartime Tour of London sees RT8
Latest on operators and much much more

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A special issue to mark changes to the service between Luton Airport and London Victoria

with a history and pictures of the past 32 years of greenline service by Mike Penn

29th April 2013

 



A special issue to celebrate the launch of an innovative new concept by Stagecoach

18th April 2013

 

Spottings & Jottings Nr 67 - 10th April 2013

The complete page is now on line with small amendments to the Spottings section.

New contracts for subsidised bus services in North Oxfordshire
Luton - Dunstable Busway revealed by Mike Penn
Blackpool runs heritage fleet again
Delaine Running day in pictures
Wellingborough 100 by Richard Morgan
Hampshire and Dorset by Andrew Webb
Manchester today by Chris Maxfield
Oxford Bus surprise livery for two Airline coaches
Megabus hired coaches bring some surprises
Tappins change the face of City sightseeing in Oxford
Green Line lose the right to serve Luton Airport after more than 30 years
National Express to start a new service A1 between Luton Airport and London Victoria
Harry Potter tour buses get new branding
Latest on operators and much much more

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 66 - 8th March 2013

Megabus Interdeckers - livery variety
Update on local matters including new buses
Arriva & Carousel sign a co-operation agreement in Wycombe
OFT accept Stagecoach take-over of Wigan and Blue bird
Arriva launch Sapphire upgrade on various U.K. routes including the 280 from Aylesbury to Oxford
First Group announces £76m order
Parry's to close at the end of the year
Showbus 2013 - change of venue
Richard Morgan records buses and coaches at Winchester 2013
Chris Maxfield visits the Wirral and Chester to witness the take-over of First by Stagecoach
Stansted developments by Gavin Francis
Pictureview of other operators and London buses
Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 65 - 6th February 2013

Megabus Interdeckers enter service
Update on local matters including new buses
New Hybrids enter service with Oxford Bus - many pictures
Thames Travel now has 14 Citaros and pictures are included in this issue
South Midland name reappears with Weavaway
Wonderful old Leyland Olympian gives good service on Wycombe route 32
Stagecoach orders for 2013
Snow and floods mar January 2013.
Memories of the Stratford-Oxford service by Richard Sharman

Stansted developments by Gavin Francis
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Pictureview of other operators and London buses

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 64 - 1st January 2013

Update on local matters including new buses
New Hybrids enter service with Oxford Bus
Twelve E200s enter service with Stagecoach on route 10 in Oxford
Thames Travel sells a number of buses and borrow more from Carousel
Euro Bus Expo 2012 at the N E C - pictures of many vehicles on display
Carousel fleet list and update on borrowed coaches from Oxford Bus
Do you have favourite bus or coach your would like to have a painting of?
Olympic follow up by Peter Edgar
Barbados and Antigua by Andrew Webb  with a surprise UK decker found

Weavaway/Tappins fleet list
Stansted developments by Gavin Francis
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Pictureview of other operators and London buses

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 63 - 25th October 2012

Stagecoach, Oxford Bus run RH services from Monday 8th October
Pictures of Stagecoach on these routes
Changes at Carousel
Weavaway/Tappins fleet changes
Heyfordian acquire several Van Hool coaches from Tappins
Stansted developments by Gavin Francis
Majorca by Lewis Nagle

Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Event at the Oxford Bus Museum
Thames Travel and its acquired Citaros etc
Megabus Astromega TX27's enter service

Pictureview with an interesting sighting

Latest on operators and much much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 63 on this archive 

Olympic Special - 22nd October 2012

Gavin Francis recounts matter pertaining Olympic 2012 with many pictures
giving a unique insight into the work, buses, coaches and workings at this very special event

ISSUE Olympic Special  on this archive 

Spottings & Jottings Nr 62 - 5th October 2012

RH in administration as of midnight on 4th October
Stagecoach, Oxford Bus and many other operators to run services from Monday 8th October
Weavaway takes over Tappins from Heyfordian effective September 30th
Duxford 2012 in pictures
The Olympics at East Dorney by Trevor Wilson
Istanbul by Marcus Lapthorn -
- who also visits south of Swindon
Vale Transport takes over some Wycombe services
Arriva moves DAF double decks into Wycombe

SNCF low cost coach service to London from Paris - pictures
New Astromega TX for Megabus first seen at Duxford
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Rallies at Hemel and Weston
Buses in the Landscape from contributors
Pictureview with many interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 61 - 3rd September 2012

Thames Travel takes over on the X2 to Didcot
Gold deckers enter service on the S3 to Chipping Norton
More pictures of the old Tube Skyliners with new owners
Stagecoach Oxford helps out on the South Coast
Mark Lyons writes a book on Go Ahead
Vale Transport takes over some Wycombe services
Arriva moves DAF double decks into Wycombe

SNCF start low cost coach service to London from Paris
Open Golf at Lytham
More on the Olympics
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
More on Malta
Rallies at Bristol & Newbury
Buses in the Landscape from contributors
Pictureview with many interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 61 on this archive 

Spottings & Jottings Nr 60 - 26th July 2012

Stagecoach to increase services in North Devon
STAGECOACH EMPLOYEES TO PLAY KEY ROLE AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS
Olympic Torch Relay
Wimbledon 2012
Coach driver praised for calm response to M6 toll motorway incident
megabus.com provides thousands of extra seats to London this summer
Guided busway could be extended into central Cambridge
ADL buys Oz bus builder
Stagecoach Group plc – Preliminary Results for the year ended 30 April 2012

Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
A report from Malta
Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
Germany visit by Marcus Lapthorn

Buses in the Landscape from contributors
Pictureview with many interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 59 - 4th June 2012

Snakes make way for bigger park-and-ride

First issues UK Bus profit warning
Stagecoach accepts smartcards for concessionary journeys
Stagecoach expands megabus.com North American network to Texas
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Olympic Torch Relay report from Royal Wootton Bassett
Trip to Swindon and report on buses to Chelsea Flower Show
Aldershot & District 100th - SC Oxford Hybrid attends the event
Wisley and the Spring Gathering by Steve Warwick
Marcus Lapthorn reports on goings on in the Faringdon area
Buses in the Landscape from contributors
Pictureview with many interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 58 - 1st May 2012

Epson Coaches sold to the French
Anglian buses sold to Go-Ahead
Swanbrook gets Levantes to work the 853 service
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Carousel fleet developments
easyBus more on the new fleet
Olympic Torch Relay fleet prepares
uno bus new StreetLites
Developments in MK by Harold Atkins

Service changes to OCC tendered services from June 3rd
Simon Hewings visits Aston Manor and Devon
Vic Gackowski visits Liverpool and Belfast
M4 bridge restrictions cause a lot of traffic problems
Pictureview with some interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 57 - 19th April 2012

First Megabus services to Europe leave Victoria
Management changes at Stagecoach
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe - the new trams start to roll
Carousel fleet developments including renumbering
easyBus gets a new fleet
Terravision's new coaches
Reading's new StreetLites
Grayline get two further coaches
Stagecoach Megabus developments including a potential new sleeper coach
Marcus Lapthorn goes to East Anglia
Andy Buckingham visits the USA
Sammy's closed for resurfacing
Oxford Bus announce success in next round of Green Bus funding and will take Volvo/Wrights double decks
Red Rose celebrate the Queens Jubilee with a special repaint
Scania to launch gas bus
M4 bridge restrictions cause a lot of traffic problems
Pictureview with some interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 56 - 28th March 2012

Launch of Oxford Tube history at Oxford Bus Museum
The new London bus in words and pictures
Stagecoach and Arriva orders for 2012-13
Go-Ahead takes over Carousel & Hedingham
New Green Bus funding
BSOG update
Heyfordian fleet list
Oxford Bus launch new look X90 service
Oxford Tube celebrates 25th birthday
Megabus goes continental
Cheltenham Gold Cup race day specials
Thames Travel fleet list and renumbering
Peter Huntley
Stagecoach to buy First North Devon
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Pictureview with some interesting sightings

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 55 - 15th February 2012

Arriva appoints an interim Managing Director in Malta
Megabus launches its new Astromegas on services from south Wales and west country

Red Rose new single decks revealed
Olympic mission for local buses
A bus stuck in Croxley Green
Let the bus pull out
Dates for your diary - launch of Oxford tube 25th anniversary history
Pictureview with some interesting sightings
Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 54 - 27th January 2012

Launch of Gold Buses by Stagecoach on routes S5 and 66 which both serve Oxford
Three ex Brighton & Hove Tridents have entered service with Thames Travel
Carousel have received three new
Mercedes-Benz OC500U/MCV C124RLE Evolutions
Red Rose 275 route from High Wycombe to Oxford has re-routed via Chinnor and Bledlow Ridge
McLeans of Witney have ceased trading
Revised services are being operated by National Express through Oxford and Manchester is once again served direct

uro5 derogation expected next year

Bus passengers to get a better deal
New independent research confirms Stagecoach is best value bus operator
Tiger Line’s demise

Ashok Leyland in Optare takeover

Changes to Aylesbury operated services by Colin Richardson
Classic coaches of High Wycombe – A history in pictures by Michael Wadman
Buses in the Landscape

Pictureview with an Editors favourites in Winchester on New Year’s Day

Latest on operators and much much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 53 - 14th December 2011

Oxford tube wins Express coach Operator of the Year 2011 at UK Bus Awards
9th December sees the end of Bendi buses in London with pictures from Gavin Francis and Malcolm Crowe.
Changes to operators on National Express routes - Arriva and Classic leave the family
New coaches for Oxford Bus - The Airline - first pictures
megabus.com will run throughout Christmas including Christmas Day

Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Adam Green visits Lincolnshire
Latest on operators in our area by John Hammond
Oxford tube coaches return to Bicester
Megabus gets new Astromega double deck coaches for UK services
Motts buys Crusader Tours
Wellglade buys Felix Buses
Third Round of Green Bus funding.
Latest on operators and much much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 53 on this archive


Spottings & Jottings Nr 52 - 25th November 2011

New buses for our area
More on the Oxford tube Skyliners
National Express takes a lot more Levantes
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Bath & the West Country by Andrew Webb
Latest on operators and much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 52 on this archive

 

Spottings & Jottings Nr 51 - 31st October 2011

Version 2 - 2nd November 2011 with missing Blackpool story by Geoff Cunliffe

Souter Investments launches PolskiBus
Bus crashes into roundabout in Aylesbury
Bargain bus is a sleeper hit
Transport minister opens Arriva Midlands’ new head office and depot
Final days of bendi-buses in London fast approaching
‘FASTER JOURNEYS ON ROUTE 200’
Stagecoach expands budget coach service megabus.com to southern United States
Peter Huntley resigns
New Zealand by Conrad Holmes
Malta update by Chris Farmer
Winkleigh 2011 by Marcus Lapthorn
Amersham 2011
Cobweb Corner closes with Blackpool trams, the story to date by Geoff Cunliffe
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 50 - 7th October 2011


Duxford 2011 on record
Fleet news and the transfer of some Tridents from Oxford Bus to Thames Travel
Update on Blackpool and its' new trams by Geoff Cunliffe
Bus service updates in MK by Harold Atkins
Marcus Lapthorn visits Cambridge Busway
Cambridge Busway is not all a bed of roses by Mike Walker
Bedfordshire by John Hammond
John Marsh visits Oxfordshire in pictures
Ensign Bus Running Day at Lakeside by Mike Penn
Stagecoach successes in Bus Awards
Megabus introduces more services in the U.K.
Geoff Cunliffe’s Cobweb Corner - Part 4, Northern England
Latest on operators and much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 50 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 49 - 28th August 2011


Tribute to the Red Arrows
North Weald 2011
Cambridge Busway including pictures
Arriva in Malta
Megabus starts a sleeper service between London & Glasgow
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Geoff Amos and Hookways close down
Stagecoach sells Manchester Metrolink
Reports on Bristol and Gloucester rallies
Pictures from the past by Geoff Cunliffe
Old pictures from High Wycombe

Latest on operators and much more
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Jottings Nr 48 - 25th July 2011

Oxford Smart Zone launches with report and pictures
Scots ditch their cars for luxury coach service
Malta by Marcus Lapthorn with pictures and details of the first days of Arriva
Buses in the Landscape with some great pictures
Cyprus 2011 by Andrew Webb
Glastonbury 2011 in pictures by John Hammond
Pictureview
Hampshire and Devon memories and pictures by Geoff Cunliffe
and much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 48 on this archive 

Spottings Nr 48 - 19th July 2011

Details of the new Arriva single decks being delivered at this time
Many new Levantes have arrived for the new contractors
Silverstone and details of the buses there from Stagecoach
Latest on operators and much more

Jottings to follow

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Spottings & Jottings Nr 47 - 29th June 2011


Changes to services in Oxford by three main companies mean better services fro all users
Developments by Stagecoach heralds a green future and greater profits
More on Malta
Arriva takes over D&G
Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Bus Chief is knighted - Sir Brian Souter!
History items including Carlisle and Keswick in the 1950s
Associated Motorways Cheltenham Coach Station Rally
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 46 - 9th June 2011

Thames Travel taken over by Go-Ahead Group
Woottens partially acquired by Bowen Travel Group
Stagecoach fits greener engines to prolong active life
Bus operators perform well on the stock market
New Deputy Senior Traffic commissioner appointed
Two sacked at bus depot after probe into missing fuel
Blackpool again by Geoff Cunliffe
Malta - more details and pictures of current changes
Newbury Buses withdraw two routes to protests from locals
Changes to services in Milton Keynes|
Pictures from Jersey by Barry
Bristol Harbourside Rally by Marcus Lapthorn and Carl Berry
Museum Running Day in the West Midlands
History items
Oxford Bus Company paints more Tridents red
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 45 - 18th May 2011

STC Philip Brown is ‘stood down’ 
Stagecoach drives forward green awareness

RAIL REPLACEMENT by John Hammond

Blackpool again by Geoff Cunliffe
Malta by Ian Brown - King Longs delivered
Visits to Cornwall, Cyprus and Hong Kong by various contributors
Changes to Oxford Bus Company services in detail
Latest fleet list and more on Oxford Bus
 
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 44 - 7th May 2011

Oxford Bus launch new fleet of Hybrids on their most successful Park & Ride service
Ensignbus sells City Sightseeing
NX Interim shareholders`statement

CC ‘looks for more competition’
CAMBRIDGE Busway

UK Coach Rally

Blackpool update by Geoff Cunliffe
Malta again - King Longs delivered
Visits to Cornwall, Leamington, Banbury, Nottingham, Reading and Bournemouth by various contributors
 
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 43 - 10th April 2011

Jottings,
this part issue is following on from the one below and contains Jottings
Latest news from major companies including Arriva, First, Stagecoach and others
A theft from Carousel Buses
Oxfordshire tender changes
First to sell kings Lynn operation to Norfolk Green
National Express in the news with new coach order and talks of a possible merger
Stagecoach multi-million-pound investment in eco-driving technology
TfL appoints Leon Daniels as MD Surface Transport 
Arriva - Malta developments
Big hole at Thornhill Park & Ride repaired
Developments in Hertfordshire
Arriva orders 419 new buses for UK fleets
‘Intelligent’ lighting to be installed at Stagecoach UK bus depots
First place £160 m order for new buses
New routes for megabus.com network in North America
Stagecoach shortlisted for top environmental awards
Jump to top navigation Jump to site servicesBlackpool and Preston update from Geoff Cunliffe
Government figures confirm Stagecoach leads the way on greener hybrid electric buses Jump to top navigation Jump to site services
Oxford bus crash leaves passengers injured
Readers report on their trips to Cuba and Malta
..and John Hammond takes a day out to Cambridgeshire and a days work on rail replacement at Bicester
History includes comments on the Leyland Royal Tiger Cub
and Buses in the Landscape

ISSUE S&J Nr 43 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 43 - 10th April 2011

Spottings part issue with Jottings to follow shortly
Spotting Notes from many readers
Latest on operators and much more
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Spottings & Jottings Nr 42 - 22nd February 2011

More attacks on bus drivers and fights among passengers leading to arrests
Bucks County Council budget cuts to transport - changes to Sunday and evening services
Changes to bus services in Bedfordshire
Marshalls in pictures by Glenn Knight
The School Bus Company revealed by Chris Maxfield
Malta news - first Citaro bendi arrives on the island
Out and about in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire with various contributors
Steve Gee visit Skegness and sees Stagecoach in Lincolnshire in action
Spotting Notes from many readers
Latest on operators and much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 42 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 41 - 4th February 2011

Youth who caused an Oxford Tube to overturn on the M40 is jailed
Bucks County Council budget cuts will affect local bus services and users dramatically
White Paper sets out transport funding

Preston Bus sold to Rotala for £3.2m
Design approaches for Frideswide Square in Oxford
Latest PSV Circle G list for Berks and Oxon reviewed
Malta update and news
Two interesting loans to Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
First views of Stagecoach influence on their London operation
Two readers visit Swindon and report in pictures
Spotting Notes from many readers

Buses in the Landscape
Latest on operators & much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 41 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 40 - 18th January 2011

Stagecoach orders new buses for 2011 delivery
The Reading Blockade - Railway workings by bus
First Greyhound launches new route from Glasgow to London
Faringdon by Marcus Lapthorn
Blackpool update
More new coaches for National Express and Kings Ferry
Heyfordian developments
Winchester 2011 by Mike Bennett
A visit to Oxford by Adam Baker
First news of Running Days in 2011
Spotting Notes from many readers
Latest on operators & much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 40 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 39 - 21st December 2010

Snow causes disruption to bus and coach services in the Oxford & Chilterns area.
Nearly 100 pictures of buses and coaches in the snow
Now a Gold Levante on National Express services
Arriva sets up Malta operation web site
Oxford tube accident reported

National Express continues strong progress
Milton Keynes Coachway transformed
Pictures from the Hybrid Bus launch in Reading
Torbay and a free bus service on Boxing Day
RH takes over several Oxfordshire routes - report by Mike Bennett
Chippenham by Marcus Lapthorn

Buses in the Landscape
Latest on operators & much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 39 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 38 - 10th December 2010

A 66 catches fire
Snow falls on the Chilterns with little effect
Woottens get first low floor bus
Minister decides 'no change' to Domestic Hours rules
Arriva Midlands acquires Wardle Transport
Young Man who caused the crash of an Oxford Tube is charged
Hybrid Bus launch in Reading
Stagecoach rated Britain’s “Most Admired” transport group
Torbay and a free bus service on Boxing Day
Spain by Julian Walker
The USA by Andrew D Webb
 
Buses in the Landscape
Latest on operators & much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 38 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 37 - 23rd November 2010
More Hybrids for London
Arriva increase fares in the Shires area
New London bus unveiled
Studio North has designs on Stagecoach's Sheffield services
Success for Arriva and Stagecoach at UK Bus Awards
Malta update as Arriva set for takeover
megabus.com expands footprint in North America
Bay changes at Aylesbury bus station
Blackpool tram update by Geoff Cunliffe
John Hammond visits the North West - picture report
Buses in the Landscape

Latest on operators with new coaches for Woottens & much more
ISSUE S&J Nr 37 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 36 - 1st November 2010
BSOG not cut by as much as expected
Stagecoach reports success at the Ryder Cup
Blackpool tram update by Geoff Cunliffe
Stagecoach in Sheffield report
Pink Levante appears making a surprise for readers
New Arriva weekend service to Bicester Village
Marcus Lapthorn visits Italy
Pink M A N in Cambridge
Swindon M A N problems by Marcus Lapthorn
Wycombe Park & Ride success
Buses in the Landscape

Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 36 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 35 - 17th October 2010
Stagecoach takes East London
Oxford Bus gains 17 Hybrids
Amersham Running Day in pictures
Oxford Bus Museum event in pictures
Florida buses by Gavin Francis
US Megabus in pictures by Andrew Webb
Blackpool Tram 125th by Geoff Cunliffe
Heyfordian gain 60 plate for Eurolines services
Ryder Cup brings out fleet of some 150 Stagecoach buses for Park & Ride services
Thames Travel gets a Hybrid - first picture by Mark E Lyons
Stagecoach introduces smartcard travel across Oxfordshire
Optare wins three year deal
Marcus Lapthorn visits Albania
First in Great Yarmouth by Adam Green
Caernarfon by Marcus Lapthorn
More pictures from Showbus
Buses in the Landscape

Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 35 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 34 - 28th September 2010
First report on Showbus 2010
More 60 plates in service
More on Harlow operations with TGM
Oxford bus open doors
Megabus accident in the US
New Blackpool coach station by Geoff Cunliffe
Stagecoach Hybrids enter service in Manchester by Chris Lowe
St Giles Fair in Oxford causes bus operations to the north of the city to switch to Broad Street
Arriva yellow Volvo coaches appear on the 280 and 500
Ex Hong Kong Stagecoach Dart joins the Red Rose fleet
Stagecoach achieves the highest number of shortlisted nominations at the UK Bus Awards
Moir Lockhead to leave First
London defers LEZ for small vehicles
People smuggled into UK via Victoria Coach Station
Imber opens to visitors for a day - full report and pictures
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 34 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 34 - 28th September 2010
First report on Showbus 2010
More 60 plates in service
More on Harlow operations with TGM
Oxford bus open doors
Megabus accident in the US
New Blackpool coach station by Geoff Cunliffe
Stagecoach Hybrids enter service in Manchester by Chris Lowe
St Giles Fair in Oxford causes bus operations to the north of the city to switch to Broad Street
Arriva yellow Volvo coaches appear on the 280 and 500
Ex Hong Kong Stagecoach Dart joins the Red Rose fleet
Stagecoach achieves the highest number of shortlisted nominations at the UK Bus Awards
Moir Lockhead to leave First
London defers LEZ for small vehicles
People smuggled into UK via Victoria Coach Station
Imber opens to visitors for a day - full report and pictures
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 34 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 33 - 7th September 2010
Oxford Tube overturns after steering wheel is grabbed by disturbed passenger
First 60 plates appear in High Wycombe with Carousel
Arriva hands over Harlow operations to TGM
Arriva lose another bus to fire in High Wycombe
A London Citaro bendi goes up in smoke at Victoria
Blackpool update from Geoff Cunliffe
Stagecoach on Merseyside in pictures
A day out in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire by Stephen Le Bras
Devon Cream runs again in rally at Torquay
National Express news and changes to operators
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 33 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 32 - 24th August 2010
Oxford play Wycombe and produce a new coach company for their team at away games
Stagecoach confirms orders for new vehicles
RT8 on the streets of London once again after a four year total rebuild
Maltese buses 30 years ago by Marcus Lapthorn
Bristol, Kemble and Hemel rallies reported on
More on collapsed company On A Mission
Tiger Line introduces new service T5
Stagecoach older M A N reported in its new home
Swiss Interlude by Paul Dudfield
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 32 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 31 - 6th August 2010
Buckinghamshire operator On A Mission goes into receivership
Ashok Leyland to take 26% stake in Optare

Transport Malta has chosen Arriva (Malta) Consortium

Two coach crashes cause massive delays on the M25 and M40
A challenge to spotters - spot the bike in London
New Plaxton Elites enter service on the National Express 737 service
Green Line celebrates its 80th Anniversary
Tiger Line set to introduce Leyland Tigers on new service T5
Ex Oxford Bus Volvos enter service in the North East
Oxford Park & Ride services extended to give evening services once again
Picture reports on Alton and Worthing events
First to relaunch the Slough - Wycombe service as the X74
Geoff Cunliffe reports on Blackpool tram developments and Pulham's of Bourton-on-the-Water
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 31 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 30 - 17th July 2010
Full report on the launch and first day services of the new Enviro 400 Hybrids for Stagecoach in Oxford
First of the new Plaxton elites for the National Express 737 service arrive at Oxford
Stagecoach and partners launch a new concept in coach travel - Citylink Gold
Stagecoach named Public Transport Operator of the Year
EU plan for passenger compensation for coach delays
Green Bus Fund second round
Picture report on the British Grand Prix buses and coaches at Silverstone
The Ridgeway Run 2010 by Andrew Morgan
North Weald picture report
Bus shelter in Beaconsfield stolen? some answers
Woottens Tiger Line launches another new service
New service for shoppers from London to Bicester Village
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 30 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 29 - 2nd July 2010
First sightings of the new Enviro 400 Hybrids for Stagecoach in Oxford
More on the new Scania/Enviro 400s for Oxford Bus
Plan for High Wycombe coach station at Wycombe Sports Centre, Handy Cross on hold
OBCs old Volvo B10BLEs move north to Go-Ahead in Newcastle
Glastonbury 2010 from John Hammond
The Ridgeway Run 2010 by Andrew Morgan
Days out from several readers
Bus shelter in Beaconsfield stolen??
End of local bus services by Worth's of Enstone by Matt Bullock
Memories of bus chassis being driven on test and to the body builders by Geoff Cunliffe

Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 29 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 28 - 15th June 2010
The new Oxford Bus Scania deckers enter service - extensive photo coverage
Stagecoach launch new route 20 and receive two new Solos
Optare wins major new orders
Change in top management at First Bus
East London bus group for sale
Hugh bus blaze at Handy Cross, High Wycombe
John Hammond visits many local operators - new pictures
6th Slough Vintage Bus Running Day - Sunday 9 May 2010 with some pictures of STL441
Marcus Lapthorn visits south Wales
Route 66 and the  M A  N problems by Marcus Lapthorn
David Percy remembers Oxford and Cheltenham in the '70s
Latest on upcoming events - a must read for those wanting days out this summer
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 28 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 27 - 31st May 2010
First of the new Oxford Bus Scania deckers sighted
Megabus receive two additional Astromegas
New National Express fleet of Volvo coaches revealed
Stagecoach Group welcomes Competition Appeal Tribunal decision in Preston Bus case
Jump to top navigationJump to site services
Probe into guided bus is rejected
Massive coach movement supports Oxford United success at Wembley
6th Slough Vintage Bus Running Day - Sunday 9 May 2010 by Peter Edgar
Last of the Witney Tridents arrives in Devon
Happenings on route 66 by Marcus Lapthorn
Waltham Cross proves interesting when Glenn Knight visited
First meeting announced for The Oxford Bus Society
Coming events - Kemble
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
and lots more
ISSUE S&J Nr 27 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 26 - 11th May 2010
Megabus increases coach services in the U.K.
Malta Story - part 2 by Gavin Francis
More on Malta 2010 style by Marcus Lapthorn
Uxbridge interlude by Gavin Francis
A day out in Kent with john Hammond

Plaxton Elite coaches enter service on National Express diagrams
Elephants hit the streets of London
Intalink update for Hertfordshire
Stagecoach wins more awards
Witney Tridents go to the seaside on The Wave
Route 66 revamped
Coming events - Kemble
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 26 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 25 - 21st April 2010
DB takeover of Arriva nears completion
Cobham Spring 2010 Green Line's 80th
- special supplement
Fallout for public transport in our area from the volcanic eruption in Iceland
Stagecoach Group plc appoints former National Express Group (NEG) Chief Executive

& demand for cross-border coach services up 70% whilst UK flight disruption continued
Changes in Milton Keynes approach
A runaway bus in Harlow
Memories of my first pictures with a box Brownie
Coming events - Slough Running Day and Kemble
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 25 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 24 - 4th April 2010
Witney goes Gold - special supplement
National Express coach involved in a fire near Luton
Haddenham Station forecourt closure affects Arriva service 280
A proposal from John Hammond to set up an interest group in Oxford

Various service changes in Aylesbury and High Wycombe
John Hammond visits Southampton
Malta Story - by Gavin Francis - part one
Geoff Cunliffe reports on latest from Blackpool and its trams
Oxford Bus Museum's recent open day
David Percy gives us a view of Edinburgh in 1976
Coming events - Cobham next Sunday and Kemble shortly
Pictureview highlights of interesting photographs
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 24 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 23 - 22nd March 2010
Arriva in potential takeover moves
More Gold for Witney
Geoff Cunliffe & John Marsh visit Oxford
Matt Cooper takes a trip
Haddenham Station forecourt closure affects Arriva service 280
A proposal from John Hammond to set up an interest group in Oxford

Changes to Milton Keynes services
Luton Busway plans
Cheltenham Gold Cup and gold buses
Geoff Cunliffe reports on latest from Blackpool and its trams
Pictureview highlights coaches visiting Oxford
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 23 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 22 - 5th March 2010
The Editor takes lunch in Oxford
Haddenham Station forecourt closure affects Arriva service 280
A proposal from John Hammond to set up an interest group in Oxford

Arriva bids Keolis au revoir
Aylesbury Transport Hub by Colin Richardson.
West Midlands Metrobuses by Peter Hale
Pictureview highlights coaches visiting Oxford
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 22 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 21 - 26th February 2010
Coachway approved for High Wycombe
The problem of buses and coaches in The High in Oxford
First Stagecoach Gold 2010 deliveries arrive for Oxfordshire

More snow in Oxfordshire
New Scanias for Coastliner 700 service prepped in Oxfordshire
Passenger focus starts work
Stagecoach launches UK’s first ‘Healthy Heart’ Bus
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 21 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 20 - 16th February 2010
First details of the new Stagecoach Gold buses due in March
Centrebus gets new Scanias and uses one on the 700

Cycling in Oxford - a view from a cyclist
Top accolade for Sheffield's super Tram
More on the Stagecoach "amphibus"
First lined up for Olympic win
Oxford Bus ready to launch ex Brighton Volvos on Park & Ride services

A GWR Thornycroft is made ready to take to the road again
Last passenger trip for the West Midlands' Metrobus

A Bristol LS passes by Oxford
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 20 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 19 - 4th February 2010
Oxford bus launch four Tridents in Brookesbus livery
Sad news of a fatal accident involving a bus in High Wycombe

Stagecoach to launch a river bus service in Scotland
dOT2dOT in store by Ian Brown of Hemel Hempstead
RH Buses introduce new routes
Further news on
Blackpool by Geoff Cunliffe

Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 19 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 18 - 25th January 2010
Report on new buses in Milton Keynes
More details
on Oxford's local bus services
Further news on
Blackpool by Geoff Cunliffe

Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 18 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 17 - 14th January 2010
The latest snow fall and its effects on our buses and coaches
All change coming for Oxford City bus services
OFT refers local bus services
Blackpool goings on by Geoff Cunliffe

Islwyn to join Stagecoach
Your Editor goes back on Oxford tube
Latest on operators
ISSUE S&J Nr 17 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 16 - 3rd January 2010
How the snow affected High Wycombe and other areas
Experiences of a National Express driver in the snow
Your Editor's last duties on National Express
Visit to FoKAB Winchester 2010
Ipswich in line to join Go-Ahead
BSOG to change
Wrightbus gets TfL’s ‘NB4L’ order
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, Heyfordian, Motts, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach & uno bus
ISSUE S&J Nr 16 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 15 - 21st December 2009
Snow causes travel chaos
BSOG grants to change
megabus.com to run on Christmas Day
Your Editor visits North Wales
Blackpool tram update by Geoff Cunliffe
New fleet of Solos for Heyfordian
Carousel to run special services over the holidays with their Routemasters
Pictureview
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, Charlton, Heyfordian, Mullanys, Oxford Bus, RH Buses, Stagecoach,  Tex & uno bus
ISSUE S&J Nr 15 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 14 - 9th December 2009
Green Bus awards revealed by government
Stagecoach enjoy good half year results
East Coast trains revealed
Abingdon working by Guy Watts
Blackpool tram update by Geoff Cunliffe
Memories of the DAF/Van Hool NEx coaches when new
History of Stockwell Bus Garage
Pictureview
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, First, Heyfordian, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Thamesdown, uno bus & Walters
ISSUE S&J Nr 14 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 13 - 30th November 2009
Christmas lights go up in Oxford
Megabus needs new trailers with the arrival of the Van Hool Astromega
Coincidence with a reader looking for an Alero
Charlton Services buys a late model Leyland Tiger
Buses in the Landscape
Go-Ahead is confirmed to buy Plymouth
Blackpool Trams update from Geoff Cunliffe
Pictureview
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, First, Heyfordian, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, uno bus, Walters & Weavaway
ISSUE S&J Nr 13 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 12 - 21st November 2009
Contracts won by Heyfordian in the latest Oxfordshire round at Bicester
All change on the 38 in London as the Citaros are replaced by double decks
Carousel Routemaster in service on Line 1
Charlton Services buys a late model Leyland Tiger
New deliveries for National Express services
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire routes S1 and S2 Consultation - more new Gold buses
Changes to Woottens Tiger Line services
Local coach route wins top national award
Your Editor works away from home
More on the Midland Red 50th anniversary run
Marcus Lapthorn goes to Daventry
Pictureview
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, First, Heyfordian, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Walters & Woottens Tiger Line
ISSUE S&J Nr 12 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 11 - 6th November 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
National Express fight back against First Greyhound
The X88 Oxford to Silverstone commences operations with vehicle variety
Malta - more on forward control buses still in service by Marcus Lapthorn
A reply from a cyclist - life in the saddle on the streets of Oxford
Milton Keynes services see many changes plus a photoview from john Hammond
National Express renumbers its coach fleet
The Oxford Tube - what super rear is on which coach
Story of a local VR - where is it now?
Midland Red 50th anniversary run
COMS in 1975 by David Harrison
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, First, Heyfordian, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Star Travel & Walters
ISSUE S&J Nr 11 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 10 - 25th October 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
The Oxford Tube Neoplans at Plaxtons
The X88 Northampton to Oxford ceases operation
Malta - an interesting visit by Marcus Lapthorn
A question for cyclists
Cavendish takeover approval for Stagecoach
RT1 at Acton
Photos of Hearns and Venture requested
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, National Express, Oxford Bus, Red Line, Reading and Stagecoach
ISSUE S&J Nr 10 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 9 - 19th October 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Wroughton 2009
Stagecoach Oxford to run local service on Christmas Day
Carousel launch new commercial services to Lane End & Stokenchurch
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, National Express, Oxford Bus, Red Rose, R H Buses, Stagecoach & Thamesdown
ISSUE S&J Nr 9 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 8 - 14th October 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Coach & Bus Live 2009 at the NEC
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, Centrebus, First, National Express, Oxford Bus, Red Rose, Stagecoach, & uno bus
Pictures of the recently arrived B&HD Volvo B10BLEs with Oxford Bus
Traffic Lights - are they a help or a hindrance
BBC Oxford pictures of long ago Queen Street
ISSUE S&J Nr 8 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 7 - 6th October 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Amersham 2009
Fleet details for On A Mission
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, First, National Express, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Tex Cars & uno bus
Ex Arriva midlands buses drafted into Stansted with Excel
Cyclists in Oxford
Update on trams in Blackpool
ISSUE S&J Nr 7 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 6 - 29th September 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Showbus 2009 at Duxford 
Happenings with Arriva, Carousel, Motts, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach, Tappins & uno bus
A National Express development
ISSUE S&J Nr 6 on this archive

Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape,
Running Days plus Interests outside our area and Historical articles

 published 21st September 2009

More from the Hemel Hempstead Running Day - Sunday 16 August 2009
50th Anniversary of Upminster Underground Depot
Bedford OB 70th Anniversary Rally
Lathalmond  Rally

The famous RT1
Torbay by Marcus Lapthorn
Cheltenham by Rob McCaffrey & Geoff Cunliffe
Sandtoft by Marcus Lapthorn
Kingsbridge & a Bristol H on Saturday Sep. 19th
Bestival 2009 and the IoW Bus Museum from Robin Harrison
Thai Buses
Buses in Florida by Gavin Francis
History and some answers to readers questions

and why not visit the Oxford Bus Museum this autumn?
The final part of issue 294
ISSUE Nr 294 continued on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 5 - 20th September 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Happenings with Arriva & Carousel
First Greyhound hits a problem on an inaugural run
Stagecoach Oxford's former Brookes Bus Tridents leave Devon for Worksop
News from Redline

Arriva lose 261 service to Z&S of Aylesbury
Esker in liquidation
Photographing Greyhound buses
Stagecoach enjoys a boost in its share price
A heritage weekend in Oxford by Colin Cooke
The Winton Train by Bob Stanger

ISSUE S&J Nr 5 on this archive

Fleet News Page for 17th September 2009
Further Oxford tube coaches start delivery
The last Oxford Bus Scania decker enters service on the Brookes contract
Omnibus Society Presidential Weekend
First launches Greyhound with a fleet of refurbished Irizar PB coaches

Megabus receive the Van Hool double deck coaches

Carousel is in the process of an ambitious repaint programme
National Express is involved in a fleet renumbering programme

Low floor buses take over Arriva's 800/850 routes between High Wycombe & Reading
Bus Driver of the Year pictures

Fleet News
ISSUE Nr 294 continued on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 4 - 14th September 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Reports on deliveries to Van Hool Wellingborough for the Oxford Tube and Megabus
First Greyhound lands in London on training
Stagecoach Gold buses enter service on the S2 in Oxford
News from Arriva, Carousel, Centrebus, First Greyhound, National Express, RH Buses & Stagecoach
Stagecoach Oxfordshire driver success in Bus Driver of the Year
Details of Amersham 2009
ISSUE S&J Nr 4 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 3 - 6th September 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
First pictures of buses for Stagecoach Gold S2
Cumnor Hill closed requiring a shuttle service
First information on The Omnibus Society Presidential Weekend 2009
News from Arriva, Centrebus, First Capital Connect, Heyfordian/Tappins, National Express & Stagecoach
ISSUE S&J Nr 3 on this archive

News Page for 4th September 2009
East Thames Buses sold to Go-Ahead
Megabus to expand again
First launch Greyhound in the U.K.
Consortium makes National Express Group offer
Eastbourne merger reduced competition
OFT misses the point
Changes to bus services in Chesham and Amersham
VOSA needs help
A day out in Oxfordshire through the lens of John Hammond
Huntingdon with Gary Seamarks
Ian Brown reports on a day out on the National Express 737, Oxford Tube and Green Line 758

Fleet News
Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview

ISSUE Nr 294 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 2 - 30th August 2009
A weekly issue on the latest happenings
Details of buses for Stagecoach Gold S2
High Speed Rail may come to High Wycombe
The Greyhound has landed - pictures and more detail
Torbay on September 6th
The UK Coach Rally in 2010 moves from Brighton
News from Arriva, Centrebus, First Capital Connect, Heyfordian/Tappins, National Express & Stagecoach
ISSUE S&J Nr 2 on this archive

Spottings & Jottings Nr 1 - 24th August 2009
A new weekly issue on the latest happenings
Stagecoach S2 service goes Gold
Stagecoach & National Express
Transform Oxford - some thoughts
The Greyhound has landed
Stelios looks to expand easyBus and may serve Heathrow
Answers on what we saw in Binders Yard
Monday August 3rd and the first coaches enter service
News from Arriva, Carousel, Oxford Bus, Stagecoach & Tiger Line
ISSUE S&J Nr 1 on this archive

The new Oxford tube Van Hool fleet
The first coach arrives for trials - June 8th 2009
three coaches are delivered for training followed by a fourth in week of 13th July
Training takes place of crews working the London-Oxford service
What does the inside look like
Pictures of the new Tube Van Hool coaches on training duties around Oxford and London
Saturday 1st August saw four of the new coaches operating special services to London

Monday August 3rd and the first coaches enter service
Tuesday 4th and more coaches join the fleet
Bayswater closed eastbound means diverting through Hyde Park
SPECIAL ISSUE on this archive

News Page for 28th July 2009
This issue fully complete
Stagecoach named as a potential bidder for National Express
Plans revealed for a "coachway" at Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Domestic driving hours to be reviewed
Review of the new 700 and 800 Park & Ride services in Oxford
Matthew Searle reports on Rail Replacement on the Cotswold Line
Transform Oxford becomes reality
Oxford Bus receives further Tridents for the Brookes contract
New Citaros 530s take over on Red Arrow 507
There was a bus station in Castle Street Oxford
Report from The Fleetwood Transport Festival 2009
Two reports and pictures on the Alton Rally
Fleet News
Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & seen in Oxford, London & Stokenchurch

ISSUE Nr 293 on this archive

News Page for 3rd July 2009
Oxford Bus take over the Brookes contract

Changes to hospital services in Oxford

DfT to subsidise new bus purchases
Bus users in Buckinghamshire pass the 10 million mark
Stagecoach increases services in the evenings and on Sundays on their route 10
New buses enter service on Arriva's 300/301 services between Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead
Floods at Luton Airport close the access road for three hours causing major delays and discomfort to customers
Details of the final batch of Levantes for National Express and Arriva take over the 707 through Luton
National Express invests in 2 x 20sec adverts for TV and uses Stansted Airport as a location
Pictureview & seen in Oxford, London & Stokenchurch

ISSUE Nr 292 on this archive

A Busman's Holiday - part two .. after lunch
Gavin and Malcolm enjoy a day out taking in Hemel & Aylesbury
published 25th June 2009

A Busman's Holiday - part one .. before lunch
Gavin and Malcolm enjoy a day out taking in Hemel & Aylesbury

News Page for 10th June 2009
The new fleet for the Oxford Tube - first sight on June 8th
Pictureview - Seen in Oxford, Stokenchurch and London
ISSUE Nr 291 on this archive

News Page for 8th June 2009
THE WAR ON TERROR and some unfortunate bus spotters
Driver attacked by mob at High Wycombe bus station
Northbound M40 out of London subjected to major delays in the past week

The new fleet for the Oxford Tube - first sight!
Stansted Transit closes its doors

Preston Bus takeover probe

The Ridgeway Run – Sunday 14th June
A Busman's Holiday for Gavin & Malcolm

New deliveries for Arriva in Stevenage
Brighton & Hove buses enter service in Oxford
First of the M A N s from Birmingham Airport arrive at Carousel
Running day in Cheltenham
Go Ahead in the North East by Ben Stoves

Fleet news and developments
History and Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 290 on this archive

News Page for 25th May 2009
Nat Ex confirms London exit

Highways Agency M25 Junctions 16 to 23 Widening Update

Review of Stagecoach services in the Wantage area

Optare and Mistral end exclusive distribution deal

Transport for All supported by Oxfordshire County Council

THE VIGOUR OF VITALITY TO NEW BUS TRAVEL -
Reading makes changes
Arriva places a rebranded Scania in service on Blue Route 32
More news on the Brighton & Hove buses about to enter service in Oxford
First signs of a new fleet for the Oxford Tube
Running days in Brighton (HCVS), Bristol & Slough
Bedford's services by Gary Seamarks

Fleet news and developments
History and Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 289 on this archive

News Page for 14th May 2009
Stop press update on recent arrivals in our area
Featured in this issue Carousel, First Bus and Oxford Bus
ISSUE Nr 288 on this archive

News Page for 1st May 2009
Transform Oxford - latest news
Issue 500 of the Oxford Bus Page and OCBP.
Luton service changes from May 10th  from Glenn Knight
Optare reviews production capacity at Blackburn plant
HOON reveal
s
Bus Services Operators Grant (formerly called Fuel Duty Rebate) change
Aylesbury Transport Hub and Bourg Bridge - latest news
Stagecoach Group launches GREEN WEEK
Brighton coach Rally 2009 by Adam Green

Chris Duncombe visits Hamburg
Tim Hall visits Germany

Fleet news and developments
History and Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
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ISSUE Nr 287 on this archive

News Page for 14th April 2009
Oxford agrees LEZ (Low Emission Zone)

Megabusplus is launched
Travel Line website by Nigel McBride
Luton Town FC Success by Carl
Where are they now? A big surprise from Chris Maxfield?
Review of new National Coaches handbook

Woottens celebrates its 10th anniversary
Stephen Le Bras visits Oxford
A visit to Oxford by Geoff Cunliffe

Northern Rock man is new Nat Ex Chairman

My report on a visit to Cobham 2009

Fleet news and developments
History and Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
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ISSUE Nr 286 on this archive

News Page for 24th March 2009
A response by major operators on Transform Oxford
Fraser Eagle in administration
FirstGroup to cut 1500 jobs
ADL now in talks with Unions about 150 jobs
Tim Hall with a photo record of a trip to our area
Cyclists in Oxford - a continuing problem including having a mobile phone conversation whilst riding through roadworks
Fleet news and developments
City Vicar question from John Hammond

History and Buses in the Landscape
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
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ISSUE Nr 285 on this archive

News Page for 9th March 2009
Stagecoach - the new M A N s are renumbered and latest deliveries have 09 plates
Seen in Oxford - recent sightings
A HISTORY OF THE THAMES VALLEY TRACTION CO. LTD., 1946 ~ 1960 - new book details
Shuttle bus in Oxford - plans to be dropped
Fraser Eagle enters new phase
OXFORD CITY DOUBLE DECKER BUSES DISPLAY NEW PORTRAITS FROM MY ASHMOLEAN MY MUSEUM
Transform Oxford - have your say
Industry astonished by OFT investigation
Bucks County changes the way school bus contracts are awarded
M40 interlude by Malcolm Crowe
The Sunday Stagecoach S3/50 service connecting Oxford with Stratford-upon-Avon by John Horsman

A Berlin decker visits Oxford
City Vicar question from John Hammond

Carousel takes more Volvo B6 s from National Express
Meon Valley &
Shurey's Coaches - an update from Matt Bullock
Pictureview & Seen in Oxford
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ISSUE Nr 284 on this archive

News Page for 20th February 2009
Stagecoach - new deliveries - pictures and details of the new M A N s
Aylesbury - bus service changes
One of latest SC Volvo B9R coaches involved in a nasty accident
Final pictures from the snow
Call for ‘Routemaster 2.0’ bids
Another First merger
Improvements to Aylesbury’s Bus Network
Rail replacement service report from Chris Maxfield

Pictureview
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ISSUE Nr 283 on this archive

Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles for 10th February 2009
Manchester visit by Marcus Lapthorn
John O'Groats to Dover by Stagecoach - 1994 and 2009 from Gary Seamarks
Buses in the Landscape from various readers including snow pictures
EFE plan to release a model of an Oxford Cityline Titan (975)
All your contributions
ISSUE Nr 282 on this archive

News Page for 31st January 2009
Stagecoach developments
Luton guided busway given go ahead
East-West rail link by Gary Seamarks

Pictureview
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ISSUE Nr 281 on this archive

News Page for 18th January 2009
S series being readied for launch
High Wycombe talks of a new bus/coach interchange at junction 4 of the M40
Pictureview
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ISSUE Nr 280 on this archive

News Page for 5th January 2009
Traffic ban in Oxford being considered

Stagecoach latest results
More on the new 58 plates with Arriva
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ISSUE Nr 279 on this archive

News for 18th December 2008
Why has there not been any update since 19th November?

News Page for 19th November 2008
Editorial on line by 26th November
UK Bus Awards - two local successes
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Fleet news now on line
Details of the new Green Line coaches
Arriva Citaros for Aylesbury
Work starts on converting the Tridents for CSS Oxford
Oxford Bus reregisters last Excaliburs
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ISSUE Nr 278 on this archive

News Page for 3rd November 2008
Report on the bus show at the NEC
Bedfordshire with John Hammond
Company and Fleet News
Arriva Citaros enter service on the 321
Carousel Tridents move to East London
Woottens on hire to National Express coaches
Worth's to continue the 69 despite losing tendered service
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 277 on this archive

News Page for 26th October 2008
Special Issue relating to Oxford City Centre plans
Buses to be reduced in the city centre
Could the city get bendi-buses like York and Leeds
Pedestrianisation of city  centre streets
News and views
ISSUE Nr 276 on this archive

News Page for 19th October 2008
5th birthday issue of the OCBP and ten years of the OBP and OCBP.
Brookes Bus contract changes operator
Editorial & Features plus Picture Corner
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire outshop all over adverts
Carousel acquire an ex Menzies Heathrow Scania
Company and Fleet News
Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles
Amersham, Canvey Island and the Cravens day

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ISSUE Nr 275 on this archive

News Page for 28th September 2008
Editorial & Features plus Picture Corner
New coaches for Green Line 702
Oxford Bus fits fuel consumption monitoring equipment to all its fleet
Arriva to trial free travel in High Wycombe - getting people from the cars and on to the bus
Company and Fleet News
Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles

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ISSUE Nr 274 on this archive

News Page for 15th September 2008
Now with a changed format, quicker links to view what you want to

Editorial & Features plus Picture Corner
including Bus Driver of the Year 2008 at Blackpool with a local winner
Company and Fleet News
with all the latest news
Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles

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ISSUE Nr 273 on this archive

News Page for 31st August 2008
Now with a changed format, quicker links to view what you want to

Editorial & Features plus Picture Corner
Company and Fleet News
Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 272 on this archive

Special issue for 22nd August 2008
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Stokenchurch to Land's End by your Editor
Introduction
Day 1 - Stokenchurch - Lyme Regis
Day 2 - Lyme Regis to Fowey
Day 3 - Fowey to Land's End & Penzance
Day 4 - Penzance to Stokenchurch
(updated 26th October 2009)

News Page for 10th August 2008
Now with a changed format, quicker links to view what you want to

Editorial & Features plus Picture Corner
Company and Fleet News
Concessionary Travel, Buses in the Landscape, Running Days and Historical articles

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 271 on this archive

Special issue for 25th July 2008
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Stokenchurch to Land's End by your Editor
Introduction
Day 1 - Stokenchurch - Lyme Regis
Day 2 - Lyme Regis to Fowey
Day 3 - Fowey to Land's End
Day 4 - Penzance to Stokenchurch

News Page for 14th July 2008
The problem of buses and coaches in The High - one of Oxford's historic thoroughfares
Stagecoach signs £1.5m CCTV deal
Boris calls for ‘inspiring icon’
Arriva in £78m Madrid deal
THE CLASSIC LONDON BUS SOCIETY - upcoming trip
A 7.5 tonne weight limit on M40 overbridge
Traffic Lights in High Wycombe
Bus collision in Buckinghamshire
Reading – Southend X1 Route is no more by Gavin Francis

Last days of the 362 by Paul Davis
A trip to France by David Percy plus reference to Silverstone
Glastonbury 2008 and the bus scene
Stroud Bus Running Day – Sunday June 29 – by Mike Bennett
Bow Open Day 290608
Weymouth Vintage Bus Running Day
United Counties and the VR by Gary Seamarks
Prestwood Steam Rally 2008
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008
Buses in the Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 270 on this archive

Special issue for 7th July 2008
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Stokenchurch to Land's End by your Editor
Introduction
Day 1 - Stokenchurch - Lyme Regis
Day 2 - Lyme Regis to Fowey

Days 3 and 4 to follow in due course

News Page for 30th June 2008
Accommodation in the Chilterns - helpful web site

New Metroline saloons from Peter Horrex
London Buses in pictures from Gavin Francis
High Wycombe Bridge Street closure again
Wimbledon 2008 - the buses by Terry Wong Min
Four Capital's visit by Terry Wong Min
John Marsh on The Delaine, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Matt Cooper recounts more of his travels around our area with pictures
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008 - comment by Nigel Peach
Travels with a Concessionary Pass - Swindon to High Wycombe - by Mike Bennett
Buses in the Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 269 on this archive

News Page for 20th June 2008
Isle of Wight Festival brings many of the buses from our area to the event
Pictures from Peter Cartwright of recent vintage days
High Wycombe and the closure of Bridge Street

Uni-link, Southampton by Nigel Barnes-Evans and that Thames Travel Scania decker
More on Virgin Trains connecting coach services VT98 and Vt99 by Mick Payne
Well known photographer, Terry Wong Min, visits our area
Huntingdon & District becomes Stagecoach in the Fens visited by Glenn Knight
Matt Cooper recounts some of his travels around our area with pictures
Adam Floyd visits Banbury 
New buses for the TfL route 84 by Glenn Knight
History in pictures - Aldenham to Aylesbury by Marcus Lapthorn
Concessionary Pass 2008 -
Off to St Albans and beyond! June 7th 2008 by Stephen Le Bras
Buses in the Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 268 on this archive

Special issue for 12th June 2008
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Stokenchurch to Land's End by your Editor
Introduction
Day 1 - Stokenchurch - Lyme Regis

Days 2, 3 and 4 to follow in due course

News Page for 8th June 2008
Continuing the issue of 31st May 2008 plus additional material

Tiger Line takes to the road - a new venture brought to you by Woottens
More on the subject of bus photography in public places
Quainton Bus Rally by Adam Floyd
An answer as to the identity of the Leyland PD2 at The Chelsea Flower Show
Pictures from Roger Spence taken in London, Hemel and Aylesbury
Eastbourne follow-up by Scott McAvoy-Hunnisett
Terry Wong Min goes to Scotland
History in pictures - Portsmouth Corporation by Marcus Lapthorn

Concessionary Pass 2008 -
Graham Monks day out
Buses in the Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 267 on this archive

News Page for 31st May 2008
More on photography and a reader spends 30 minutes  explaining to CPOs
Transdev to buy Top Line Travel
A question from Australia - Steve Brown
Bill Jackson on the gathering at Eastbourne 3rd May
Stephen Le Bras who visited Reading on 30th May
Ian White about an RML at Chinnor 
Colin Cooke on Uxbridge 1st June
John Hammond visits Thornhill 
Chris Lowe on events in Manchester
Chelsea Flower Show in pictures by Gavin Francis
Concessionary Pass 2008 - Dave Stewart records some experiences
Buses in the Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 266 on this archive

News Page for 20th May 2008
On the subject of photography in public places by John Morris
Darwen to takeover Optare?
Stagecoach completes Rapsons deal
Roadlyner on National Express by Mark Self
Slough Running Day - May 11th in pictures
Ex Oxford buses in Essex by Wayne
The Lake District by Terry Wong Min
A walk with Marcus Lapthorn who found a VR
Chris Maxfield visits Milton Keynes
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008
Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 265 on this archive

News Page for 5th May 2008
More on that Fleetline at Whipsnade Zoo
Centrebus buys two Huddersfield operations
Oxford buses by John Hammond
Malta 2008 by Chris Maxfield
Excel launch new Ipswich-Stansted link
More new orders for Arriva revealed - new buses on the 321
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 264 on this archive

News Page for 28th April 2008
Memories of dreaming spires by P Connell
Damory Olympus from Alistair Liddle
June Bristol VR trip by Ant Poulton
More from Malta by Tim Hall
Milton Keynes Coachway by Ian Brown
Oxford pictures from John Hammond
Whipsnade Zoo from your Editor
National Express - fleet lists from Dave Francis
The travels of Glenn Knight
New NCP buses at Luton Airport
Buses Users UK AGM by Steven Le Bras
Rail replacement in Oxford and Stansted
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008
Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 263 on this archive

News Page for 18th April 2008
A trip to Leicestershire by your Editor
Free Parking for all Park & ride sites in Oxford planned
Wembley - a coach haven for enthusiasts
Malta - a find of local interest by David Percy
Industry events and happenings from routeONE
RM1933 in service by Chinfield
Ghostbustours by Colin Cooke
Musings by Richard Sharman
Luton area changes - April 2008
Bus photography by Peter Horrex - things you can and can't do
Stagecoach Lancaster and Whites both get Versas of a differing type
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 262 on this archive

News Page for 7th April 2008
Tellings Golden Miller buys Excel
Snow in our area causes problems
Cobham 2008
Reading visit by the Classic London Bus Society

A man from the Cotswolds travels to London - being a story of The Oxford Tube

Clause 41 & Schedule 2 changes by the Government
Where do old diesel engines go?
Terminal 5 opens for business
Luton Airport Car Park buses
Watlington connection to the Oxford Tube reinstated
Hemel Hempstead through the lens of Roger Spence
Travel on a Concessionary Pass 2008

Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
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ISSUE Nr 261 on this archive

News Page for 24th March 2008
Cheltenham Gold Cup - Stagecoach provide the buses
including Oxford Olympians - Chris Maxfield
Gavin Francis visits Blackpool
More on Wycombe's Eden Shopping Centre and bus matters by Mike Chadwick

A report from Stephen Le Bras relating to easyBus route EB3 to Gatwick and bus photography
Glenn Knight visits Red Line at Aylesbury
A question answered on services in Milton Keynes by Harold Aitkins
Oxford Bus place a further fleet of Volvo B12Bs in service on Airline routes
Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 260 on this archive

News Page for 20th March 2008
Thames Travel
have received another M A N / Evolution and this is also on an 08 plate, their first
Plastows have taken delivery of an 08 plate coach with the latest style Jonckheere bodywork
Arriva's latest acquisitions are two Temsas easyBus operations and evaluation
Vic Gackowski has sent some interesting pictures of the School Bus fleet with some useful notes

Oxford Bus have revealed details of their latest batch of Airline coaches - 91 to 99
Stagecoach Oxford have put their new Scania Enviro 400s into service on routes 20 and 27
The Eden Shopping Centre has opened in High Wycombe - we have coverage
Rainbow routes in High Wycombe
Some London developments from Terry Wong Min
A question on services in Milton Keynes by Harold Aitkins
A photographic report covering Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead from Roger Spence
Update on the Aylesbury Transport Hub from Colin Richardson
Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
Some interesting items including a 1936 picture from The Bucks Free Press

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 259 on this archive

News Page for 7th March 2008
updated 9th March
Go-Ahead group dispose of their West Midlands operation
Uno bus Hatfield grows with the acquisition of Centrebus operations in and around Hertfordshire
Stagecoach prepares to launch their new fleet of Scania deckers
A bio-fuel Enviro 200 which may come to our area

Warning on concessionary funding

Reading goes totally low floor - reports and pictures from contributors
National Express launch another Commuter route
Latest on Tigers for Woottens
Buses in the Landscape
History in pictures and words
A question about Bristol Omnibus VRs working in Oxford
Aldershot & District Lolines
VR TPN103S again from Steve Bunce

Glenn Knight visits another interesting location with "vintage" vehicles, some of local Oxfordshire interest

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 258 on this archive

News Page for 23rd February 2008
An unusual outing for a CSS bus by John Hammond
How much does an authority have to do to make car drivers aware?
A question on the destination of three Tigers for Buckinghamshire? - we have the answer!
Man waiting for bus is left behind because the street lights are switched off
L
uton & the district in February 2008 by Mike Penn on his fotopic site
The End of Waterden Road by Peter Edgar
Reading goes totally low floor
Buses in the Landscape
The road works in St Aldates and Magdalen Street East from a different viewpoint by Robin Stevens
Future dates for your diary from Peter Cartwright
 
An interesting web site on London Buses
Reading Lolines by Marcus Lapthorn
London interlude with Gavin Francis - new and old London buses
Glenn Knight visits some interesting locations with "vintage" vehicles galore

115 pictures in this issue
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 257 on this archive

News Page for 11th February 2008
Opening of the Thornhill Park & Ride bus & coach station

Another picture from Reading
Oxford Bus launches improved Rose Hill service using Citaro low floor buses
Watford and Luton by Simon Hussey
Buses in Flackwell Heath by Nigel Peach
Demise of coachman by Marcus Lapthorn
More on the Arriva Volvo B6s by Roger Spence
Future dates for your diary by Peter Cartwright
Launch of new National Express image
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ISSUE Nr 256 on this archive

News Page for 1st February 2008
Roadworks in the centre of Oxford and flooding in Wheatley
New service from Luton Parkway to Luton Airport by First Capital Connect - pictures and stories
Reports in pictures from Luton & Milton Keynes by Roger Spence
Bob Stanger adds to the Arriva Volvo B6 story
Glenn Knight reports on news in Luton & District
Excel Stansted - an interesting link for information on this operator and area
Clintonia in pictures by Glenn Knight
More on that ex Midland Red short Ford by Mike Penn
Reading memories from Marcus Lapthorn
J D Travel by Richard Sharman
A link with Chesterfield by Doug Spencer
Thornhill Park & Ride improvements nearly finished
YellowBus - Motts from Stephen Archer
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 255 on this archive

News Page for 21st January 2008
Arriva Olympian hits problems with a low bridge
National Express sets the wheels in motion for its new livery
Barkerbus in pictures by Glenn Knight
Launch of FTR buses at Luton airport
Flooding in Oxford gets worse
Roadworks in St. Aldates means changes to stops and route for buses in the city
M40 has big problems for the third Monday morning on the run
Arriva's Volvo B6 fleet in the spotlight by Matt Robinson
Stagecoach Oxford puts third Volvo training coach into service
Magdalen Street East to be closed on 22nd January
Amusing bus advertising by Martin of Spectrum
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 254 on this archive

News Page for 15th January 2008
St Albans Running Day - January 2008
A pensioners day out by your Editor
East Lancs - Darwen Group update by Alistair Liddle
COMS MUD27W on e-bay
A COMS blast from the past by Paul Davis
An SBL Enviro 400 away for the day by Graeme Selway
M1 closed causing gridlock in Hemel Hempstead
Big Bus latest by Gavin Francis
OBC brands Citaros for City 4
Stagecoach asks what people want for route 20
Whites updated fleet list
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 253 on this archive

News Page for 4th January 2008
Oxford Bus put anther batch of Citaros into service
Winchester 2008
A Versa question
Trekkers and Gale Motors by Glenn Knight
Thames Travel fleet update in pictures by Chris Maxfield
Cock Lane - then & now by Paul Davis
Stagecoach super rear branding for the X5 by Gavin Francis
More Levantes enter service with National Express
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 252 on this archive

News Page for 23rd December 2007
New orders for local operators
Visit to Bangor, North Wales with the Editor
1000 space Oxford - Thornhill Park & Ride facility too small
Challenger in Luton by Mike Penn
Buses in Landscape - a bumper edition
Luton Airport and the FTR by Matt Robinson
New Creative Mater Northcord Oxford branded Trident for route 27
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 251 on this archive

News Page for 10th December 2007
New buses arrive at Thames Travel
Pegasus - more information from Ken Gladstone
Arriva 74 involved in accident in Slough
A bus for Christmas by Terry Wong Min
Windsor Park & Ride by Stephen Le Bras
Holiday services around Luton by Arriva and Green Line
Anybody want a 1979 Bedford coach
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ISSUE Nr 250 on this archive

News Page for 30th November 2007
The Nickey Line
A day in London - St Pancras, Kings Cross and The London Transport Museum
Memories of route 359 by Mick Payne
Developments around Heathrow by Richard Griffin
Anyone for RT Moquette?
The brick train by Gavin Francis
A question about the Bristol LHS
A Bedford WLB in a museum
New livery for National Express
More on those ex LT ex OBC Volvos now with Solent Blue Line
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 249 on this archive

News Page for 18th November 2007
Cycling in Oxford - some more thoughts and pictures
Goldline - from Stagecoach - report on the launch last Monday with pictures
The Editor visits Frankfurt
Why do I read the OCBP each week by Keith Shayshutt
New Mercedes arrives for easybus - first pictures
Route Branding - some thoughts from Marcus Lapthorn
Marlow visit by Martin Isles
Mike Penn writes about the 521
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 248 on this archive

News Page for 9th November 2007
Oxford Bus wins Express Coach operator award in the 2007 UK Bus awards
Red Rose experience a fire at their depot
Goldline - from Stagecoach - launches in Leamington Spa on Monday 12th November
Megabus Neoplan catches fire and suffers severe damage - updated information
Pictures on route 366 featured on last week's page
Shanklin Bus station in the 1950s
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ISSUE Nr 247 on this archive

News Page for 2nd November 2007
A timely warning about a parcel scam - just before Christmas
Oxford2stansted.com ??
Goldline - from Stagecoach
Centrebus service 336 - a route story from Ian Williams
Bus flooring - an interesting story of a major supplier - Tarabus from Martyn Industrials
Guided Busways in Oxford by Marcus Lapthorn - whatever happened to this one?
A vintage coach in Slough by Mike Penn
A Megabus Neoplan catches fire - link to BBC Scotland story
Cavendish RML on the road in Sussex by Scott McAvoy
Alder Valley and route 762 from Reading to Brighton - readers memories
Aylesbury Transport Hub update from Colin Richardson
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ISSUE Nr 246 on this archive

News Page for 25th October 2007
Further history and pictures on the X15
UNO service 636 - an unusual route by Mike Penn
Competition on route 74 between High Wycombe and Slough
Concessionary Travel from April 2008
Guided Busways in Leeds by Marcus Lapthorn
LT 128 rides again by Steve Bunce
Changes in East Oxfordshire from December 9th
Oxford Bus Museum Open Day 2007
Tutankhamun Trident in London
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 245 on this archive

News Page for 14th October 2007
Coach & Bus Live at the NEC
Further history and pictures on the X15
Gary Seamarks takes the lid of the 131 and 132 services to Bedford
Megabus - pictures in VCS and of the Bournemouth - Birmingham service
B & C Coaches of Cumnor - all is revealed
Spencer's of high Wycombe in pictures
Heyfordian fleet list
Birds eye view of Gloucester Green
Nice surprise on the Isle of Man
All time record 127 pictures this week
Bus Model offer - Oxford Trident
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ISSUE Nr 244 on this archive

News Page for 4th October 2007
Amersham pictures and details
More thoughts on the business of destination disposals
Historical pictures of Wycombe in the '70s
Megabus moves London departure point
B & C Coaches of Cumnor - anyone have any info?
More on the X15
Bus Model offer - Oxford Trident
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ISSUE Nr 243 on this archive

News Page for 26th September 2007
The End - X15 is no more - history and pictures by Matt Robinson
Highlands and Islands by Matt Taylor
North East variety by Ben Stove - is it a Routemaster - I wonder?
A visit to Jersey CI by Matt Robinson
B & C Coaches of Cumnor - anyone have any info?
High Wycombe LT Garage back to life for an hour
More M A N s for Thames Travel
Over 100 pictures this week
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ISSUE Nr 242 on this archive

News Page for 19th September 2007
That other University City gets new buses and a new image for its Park & Ride with photos by Ben Morroll
Colourful variety in the North East by Terry Wong Min
New DVD by Robin Clare - Oxfordshire September 2007

Oxford Bus puts branding on the X90 Jonckheeres
Stagecoach X88 revealed in pictures
R H Transport Services puts branding on its buses
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
Nearly 100 pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 241 on this archive

News Page for 9th September 2007
What goes into preparing this page each issue
Summer Wanderings with Mike Bennett - Coventry and Bath
Visiting Oxford by Robert Janko
East Lancs open day and Fleetwood by Alistair Liddle
Stagecoach route 64 by Marcus Lapthorn
Lots of pictures from Chris Maxfield with a feature on McLeans
First pictures of R H decker
Blackburn Rovers team coach
First picture from Bus Driver of the Year in Blackpool - and its local
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 240 on this archive

News Page for 30th August 2007
New Solos arrive at Arriva, Wycombe
Arriva new boarding points at Luton - map included
Wroughton - a new arrival
OBC - more ex North East Tridents enter service
Frostways of Kennington - a question answered
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 239 on this archive

News Page for 23rd August 2007
Leighton Buzzard by Peter Edgar
The Editor visits the South Coast and goes on a ferry by bus
Arriva drivers under fire for using Mobile Phones whilst driving
Was there a coach depot in Kennington?
Megabus to move London terminus to VCS
Letter from Australia - crash gearbox question
Reading Bus Station refuses to die by Glenn Knight
Gareth Evans asks about an Oxfordshire registered coach
Classique Coaches by Nigel Peach
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 238 on this archive

News Page for 12th August 2007
Closure of St Clements for resurfacing - details and pictures
Out of our area up in Glasgow
MK Metro and a question
Reading and Newbury update by John Marsh
Heyfordian bus fleet - new livery revealed
More Tridents on the way for OBC - pictures from Hants & Dorset Trim by Ant Poulton
Early OBC Volvos join Fountain Coaches and the Damory fleet
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 237 on this archive

News Page for 29th July 2007
Flooding in Oxford reaches a severe level - pictures
Roger Spence records the downpour in Hemel
Arriva updates from Matt Robinson and Roger Spence with additional pictures from Gavin Francis
Ed Webster - pictures from Didcot where rail replacement was in full swing
Brand new Ayats Bravo arrives for the Heyfordian fleet - first picture
A riddle of registration numbers for the Enviro 200 buses with Red Rose
More Tridents on the way for OBC and early Volvos to leave the fleet
North Weald Rally by Peter Edgar
Reading report - new Railair coaches
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 236 on this archive

News Page for 22nd July 2007
Flooding hits our area - pictures and details
A question on a 1907 double decker by Ian White now answered
Charlbury Coaches - update from the company
Magpie gets an ex Stagecoach Volvo coach
Arriva news from our reporters including first pictures of 5153
Ex OBC Volvo in service with Solent Blue Line catches fire
Alton Bus Rally by Peter Edgar
Reading report by Stephen Le Bras
AEC UTIC buses in Portugal by Ricardo Fig
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
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ISSUE Nr 235 on this archive

News Page for 14th July 2007
Newman Morgan and some thoughts and sightings - new Enviro 200s
A question on a 1907 double decker by Ian White
Premiere Connections new coaches
Silverstone 2007 by Stagecoach and Matt Cooper
A visit to Cryers Hill with Steve Bunce
Colin Grafham visits the Vale of the White Horse
Gavin Francis and a pictureview on Northampton
House of Watlington and a preserved OWB
Israeli coaches by Elad
M40 Interlude with your Editor
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 234 on this archive

News Page for 5th July 2007
Another view on destination displays by Noel Clark
Running Day at Hemel Hempstead
Some views on Wimbledon 2007
More pictures from "open doors" at Oxford Bus
Red Line in Aylesbury
A day out to Reading via High Wycombe by Matt Robinson
More buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 233 on this archive

News Page for 24th June 2007
National Express returns to Stokenchurch - at least eight services a day
"Open Doors" at Oxford Bus - Saturday 23rd June - a report by Matt Robinson
New double decks for Quality Line in Epsom
A Leyland National find at Gaydon - its history revealed
Bolivia blessing by Marcus Lapthorn
Luton, Hemel and some historical pictures from Roger Spence
More buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 232 on this archive

News Page for 17th June 2007
The Editors thoughts on bus photography
Memories of Headington subway and bus diversions when it was constructed
"Open Doors" at Oxford Bus - Saturday 23rd June
London General Commercial fleet and an "Ethanol bus" by Terry Wong Min
First school buses at High Wycombe by Martin Isles
Gaydon by Alan Drake
Lima, Peru by Marcus Lapthorn

Roger Spence writes with pictures of Aylesbury and Hemel plus black and white memories
A lesson in physics by Rob Williams - those digital displays and photography

Northolt air show and Routemasters by Colin Cooke

More buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 231 on this archive

News Page for 10th June 2007
Matt Robinson takes a day out on Line 40
Plans to improve traffic flows at Headington
Cyclist upset by bus bike ban
Thames Travel in Wallingford by Gavin Francis
Newlands Bus Station - what's going on now
More buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 230 on this archive

News Page for 6th June 2007
New buses and new services in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Terry Wong Min visits Scotland
A snippet from Geoff Cunliffe on the Fylde Coast
Hemel Hempstead with Roger Spence - now and then
Report from Wycombe with Matt W
Derek Dawson visits Oxford
Latest fleet changes in Stagecoach locally
More buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 229 on this archive

News Page for 28th May 2007
Paul Tappin - an obituary
The rules regarding electronic destination displays in accordance with DipTAC - readers replies
Potters Bar event - May 20th 2007
Railair celebrates 40 years
Letter from Lincolnshire - John Marsh
Thames Transit Mercedes mini coach returns near to home - N201CUD
A day out in Oxfordshire by Colin Grafham
Chelsea Flower Show - London General special service 2007
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 228 on this archive

News Page for 18th May 2007
What ARE the rules regarding destination displays in accordance with DipTAC?
Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury by Roger Spence
A few more pictures from the Quantock weekend
Arriva update from Matt Robinson
Slough rally report from Peter Edgar and Mark Lyons
Thames Travel updated fleet list
Buses in Cityscape & Landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 227 on this archive

News Page for 9th May 2007
The Editor visits Minehead for the Quantock weekend
Arriva update from Matt Robinson
Slough rally this next Sunday, 13th May
Thames Travel sample the Enviro 400
Ex Oxford buses in Birmingham
Buses in the Landscape - three submissions
50 PICTURES THIS WEEK
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 226 on this archive

News Page for 3rd May 2007
Chris Maxfield and Ben Morroll visit Hatfield, St. Albans, South Mimms and Watford - in pictures
A tight squeeze in Canterbury by Colin Cooke
Steve Bunce visit Binder's Yard in High Wycombe
Arriva tries out the Enviro 200 in Wycombe and Stevenage gets a new B7RLE
Marcus Lapthorn visits Carlton Coalville and revives old memories
Yelloway takes the road again
Woottens acquires Westways
Buses in the landscape
All your news and contributions
OVER 100 PHOTOS THIS WEEK

ISSUE Nr 225 on this archive

News Page for 25th April 2007
The new Wycombe Bus Station - observations
National Express new service 370 - Southall to Birmingham
Motts - latest fleet list
Arriva update on training fleet ay Wycombe
Marcus Lapthorn visits Swindon - two interesting finds from COMS
Red Rose - first pictures of new Enviro 200s
Thames Travel - updated web site
Buses in the landscape
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 224 on this archive

News Page for 20th April 2007
Oxford Bus report a fire in a Citaro
New Enviro 400s for Stagecoach in Swindon
Lots of items on Scania Levantes
Centrebus by Glenn Knight
Life on the National Express 737
Stagecoach named as preferred bidder for Manchester Metrolink
News from Heyfordian and Motts
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 223 on this archive

News Page for 12th April 2007
Oxford Bus new fleet of Panthers - Press Release and more pictures
- and blue coaches turn green for the X90
Oxfordshire County Council release details of tender awards for services in Oxfordshire
Gavin Francis visits Lincolnshire in pictures
Life on the National Express 737
A readers view on bus crews who don't want their picture taken
Thornhill Park & Ride update in pictures by Gavin Francis
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 222 on this archive

News Page for 4th April 2007
Oxford Bus launch a new fleet of Panthers - first pictures
Stagecoach M A N coaches start to find new owners
Gavin Francis reports on Chobham 2007
A visit to Oxford by Geoff Cunliffe
Motts get another Skyliner
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 221 on this archive

News Page for 18th March 2007
75th Event at Victoria Coach Station - more pictures
Oxford Bus - new coaches start to arrive - first details
Update and clarification about Heyfordian taking over Tappins
More memories on the short Midland Red Ford used by COMS
Pictures of Stagecoach X5 branded Olympian
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 220 on this archive

News Page for 11th March 2007
75th Event at Victoria Coach Station
Oxford Bus - new coaches start to arrive - first details
Heyfordian takes over Tappins
First pictures of the new Levantes in service on the 737 plus impressions
The Oxford Tube was 20 years old on 7th March
Stagecoach and the X5
Stagecoach allocation updates for Warwickshire and Oxfordshire
Oxford Bus finalise refurb of the 8xx series of Volvos - pictures
Chris Maxfield visits Glasgow - pictures of new 15m coaches in service with Megabus and Citylink
Update on Swanbrook's fleet
Stagecoach brand the 17 and 200 routes

All your news and contributions

ISSUE Nr 219 on this archive

News Page for 4th March 2007
National Express service 737
75th Event at Victoria Coach Station
The Oxford Tube is 20 years old on 7th March
Stagecoach and the X5
Oxford Bus finalise refurb of the 8xx series of Volvos
Stagecoach brand the 17 and 200 routes

ISSUE Nr 218 on this archive

News Page for 24th February 2007
Bus Station is gangland playground
Road pricing could be on the cards for Oxford
Cameras in Oxford live from 26th February - £60 per infringement
Update on Centrebus and Grant Palmer - new routes to be operated by Glenn Knight
The X5 gets a double decker with cycle racks
Pictures from the '90s in Oxford
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 217 on this archive

News Page for 18th February 2007
Changes in mid and south Bedfordshire by Tony Edwards
More pictures locally of the snow and buses and trains
Cameras in Oxford live from 26th February - £60 per infringement
United Counties Olympian makes an appearance in Oxford
Cheltenham through the lens of David Stevenson - somewhere to go in the better days
Centrebus update from Glenn Knight
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 216 on this archive

News Page for 12th February 2007
Oxford in the snow
Cameras in Oxford live from 26th February - £60 per infringement
Stagecoach make their presence felt in Stratford
Chris Maxfield visits Reading and catches Arriva and Thames Travel
DAF coach once on the X90 revisits Oxford
A road crumbles in Blackbird Leys which could affect the local bus services
Stagecoach 10 and 27 get branding changes - in pictures
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 215 on this archive

News Page for 4th February 2007
National Express - more pictures of Levantes
Stratford Blue last service X20 in pictures
Chris Maxfield and Stagecoach in Yorkshire
New Solo fleet for Stagecoach Witney - more pictures
The cameras go up in Oxford to regulate OTS

Thornhill Bus Station will open on 5th February at 1000hrs
Snow comes to Chilterns, if only a few days
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 214 on this archive

News Page for 31st January 2007
National Express 737 service moves to Stagecoach operation
Stratford Blue final days in pictures
Chris Maxfield goes to far edge of the Chilterns - South Mimms, Stevenage and Harlow
New Solo fleet for Stagecoach Witney
Richard Sharman reports on Diamond Bus
New RH service 700 from Water Eaton
120 pictures in this issue
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 213 on this archive

News Page for 21st January 2007
An announcement about Stratford Blue
Thornhill Park & ride developments

A limited issue due to Editorial problems
ISSUE Nr 212 on this archive

News Page for 14th January 2007
St Albans Running Day in pictures by Glenn Knight
Brian Bell goes to Winchester
Arriva in Milton Keynes - more pictures
Paper Buses and endless possibilities
Richard Sharman visits Go West Midlands and finds some ex OBC buses
History on local operators - Pilot Coaches again - House of Watlington
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 211 on this archive

News Page for 7th January 2007
Sad news of the National Express coach crash last week
Centrebus have a depot fire reported by Glenn Knight
Arriva's new Dart for the U9 in pictures
Chris Maxfield visits Milton Keynes, Bicester and McLeans
Winchester 2007 - the first event of the New Year
More history on local operators - Pilot Coaches 1951 Leyland Royal Tiger
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 210 on this archive

News Page for 31st December 2006
Memories from the last 25 years of the 20th century by your Editor
Stephen Le Bras records happenings in Victoria on the last Saturday of the year
Andrew Webb escapes the shopping to tells us a few things from Milton Keynes
Oxfordshire 2007 - some details
Terry Wong Min catches a Tube in London on Christmas Day

A new Dart for the U9 arrives at Arriva High Wycombe
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 209 on this archive

News Page for 27th December 2006
Derek Dawson tells us about Victoria on a very busy re Christmas Saturday
An alternative to the train when travelling between Oxford and London
Report from Oxfordshire by Chris Maxfield
including Banbury, McLeans and others - part two
A new Britbus casting with a local favour
National Express service sees a First Group coach in Gloucester Green
More historical notes on local coaches by Mike Penn
75 pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 208 on this archive

News Page for 24th December 2006

A Happy Christmas to all my readers

News Page for 17th December 2006
Derek Dawson visits Leicester using Stagecoach X5, X4, X7 services
Your Editor reports on developments in north Wales
Report from Oxfordshire by Chris Maxfield
including Banbury, Worths, McLeans and others
Pictureview from Oxford Bus and fleet update
Megabus pictures from Chris Lowe
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 207 on this archive

News Page for 10th December 2006
Oxford Bus launches new fleet of Citaros - first day pictures
Oxford Bus announces a fleet of ten new Plaxton Panther bodied Volvo B12Bs for the X70
New Dart arrives for Arriva's U9 service
First view of First Cymru coaches on Green Line 702
Red Rose , a question and an ex Eastbourne Dennis on the 275
Report on Ensign Bus rally
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 206 on this archive

News Page for 3rd December 2006
Oxford Bus celebrates 125 years of service to the city.
Green Road traffic changes open early - pictures from Gavin Francis
Work starts at Thornhill Park & Ride in preparation for the new bus station
Derek Doling sends a 1985 picture of a Trathens Neoplan at VCS
Red Rose and an MPD Dart on the 275
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 205 on this archive

News Page for 26th November 2006
Darts withdrawn for modifications
Buses in Guernsey
Official Virgin Trains pictures of the new MK link coaches
Pictures of bus routes soon to change or disappear in the Witney area
More pictures, this time Oxford, from Ben Morroll
...and Ben Morroll visits Bicester
RML 2289 again
A model of a Green Line 10T10
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 204 on this archive

News Page for 19th November 2006
More pictures from Euro Bus Expo 2006
A comments on the criticism of coaches on The high in Oxford
New buses due for Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
Historical reference - Wingrove and Surman in pictures
Ben Morroll visits Banbury
London pictures from Gavin Francis
A model of a Green Line 10T10
Oxford International gets a new coach
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 203 on this archive

News Page for 12th November 2006
Euro Bus Expo 2006 a selection of pictures from the show and thoughts from your Editor.
No coaches in The High, Oxford - is this a possibility
Oxford County Council tender awards - 11th December 2006
Update on withdrawals from the Oxford City Sightseeing fleet
Fleet list for Thames Travel
Jack Wingrove and Pilot Coaches - more information and pictures
McLeans come to Wycombe with the Oxford City team
Stagecoach - new Volvo coaches for the Virgin Trains contract
Gavin Francis visits Binders Yard and some interesting pictures
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 202 on this archive

News Page for 5th November 2006
Oxford Bus wins award
Milton Keynes - more information from two correspondents
Stagecoach and the new bus road to the JR Hospital
More from Milton Keynes
Oxford Buses with Diamond bus in the midlands
Final version of the new branding on the Oxford Tube
Heyfordian current fleet list
Arriva Volvo B10B catches fire in service
Ex Oxford Routemaster tour bus turns up
Historical references regarding local coach operators
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 201 on this archive

News Page for 29th October 2006
Memories over 200 editions of this page
Cyclists flout the law in Queen Street
New Scanias for the Vodafone contract at Newbury
More from Milton Keynes
Further pictures from Gavin Francis in Hemel Hempstead
City Sightseeing and those Atlanteans - a reply from Kevin Stevens
Heyfordian in Wycombe and a Dart in service
London variety by Gavin Francis
Alan Bennett writes about House Coaches of Watlington
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 200 on this archive

News Page for 23rd October 2006
Oxford Bus Museum rally - report in pictures
Roadwork nightmare in Oxford
Oxford Tube and further livery variations for Wi-Fi
Oxford Bus Trident in new livery revealed
New Neoplan Skyliner coaches enter service on National Express routes
Your Editor visits Milton Keynes
& Gavin Francis reports in from Hemel Hempstead
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 199 on this archive

News Page for 15th October 2006
Floods hit Oxford
Cameras to be installed in Oxford to enforce no go areas - but when?
Oxford Tube revised Wi-Fi livery
Oxford Bus update from Philip Kirk
Stagecoach mega order for Megabus
Red Line gets a Primo for Buckingham
Centrebus upgrades with Centros in Luton
All your news and contributions

ISSUE Nr 198 on this archive

News Page for 9th October 2006
Special service for Kidlington due to road closures
Abingdon Fair closes roads
Wi-Fi At Reading
Oxford Bus repaints Wrights Dart in the new livery
Your Editor goes to Liverpool - fin d out why?
New City Sightseeing open top enters service
Passenger numbers increase in Oxford
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 197 on this archive

News Page for 1st October 2006
Amersham & District Running Day 2006
Oxford Bus to use Tridents from Go-North East on the 35
Oxford Tube goes Wi-Fi
Thoughts on a BUS station for Oxford
Newbury gets more of the new livery
BCC Solos - what is happening
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 196 on this archive

News Page for 25th September 2006
This year at Showbus - Duxford
Goings on in High Wycombe
Camera enforcement in Oxford for OTS is a step closer
Oxford Bus Plaxton Verdes hit the headlines in more ways than one
History in pictures with COMS and South Midland
Carousel parking buses in a new place
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 195 on this archive

News Page for 18th September 2006
Obituary to Chris Moyes OBE 1949 - 2006
Milton Keynes by Glenn Knight
Transport initiative by Bucks County Council
Service changes in High Wycombe and a free bus opportunity in the town
Amersham Heritage Day in picture from Mike Cooke
Newbury Buses by Chris Maxfield
OBC send a Citaro to Blackpool
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 194 on this archive

News Page for 10th September 2006
St Giles Fair and buses in Broad Street
Luton and Milton Keynes developments by Mike Penn
Red Rose move to a new home
Newbury Buses get new livery
COMS AEC visits Cowley House
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 193 on this archive

News Page for 3rd September 2006
Luton and Bedford area developments by Glenn Knight
Update on
roadwork news for Oxford
Oxford Tube Leyland Tiger/Duple Laser secured for preservation
Oxford Bus developments - fares and new grouping with Go West Midlands
City Sightseeing Stratford to get ex Reading Optare

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 192 on this archive

News Page for 28th August 2006
What to see in St Albans & Swindon - pictures by Gavin Francis

More roadwork news for Oxford
Latest pictures of Oxford Bus and Stagecoach
Arriva in High Wycombe
Pictures of City Sightseeing, Heyfordian and McLeans
Comments on cyclists in Oxford - a reply

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 191 on this archive

News Page for 20th August 2006
Cyclists in Oxford again
Update on Oxford Bus and Stagecoach
Some more pictures from High Wycombe
Leighton Buzzard sees Routemaster gathering
Rail work at Amersham
Red Rover - another bus on the 275
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 190 on this archive

News Page for 13th August 2006
Wycombe Bus Station - the old & the new - report on last &  first days
New buses for Winchester Park & Ride
Citaros take the road on the 724
Red Rover history - two pictures from the 1960s
Oxford Bus vehicles move to Diamond Bus
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 189 on this archive

News Page for 6th August 2006
Wycombe Bus Station - the old & the new - special last day plans feature RMLs
Tragedy for a Thames Travel Dart
Fare rise warning from OBC
Red Rover history in pictures link
A flying Tube takes to the skies
Latest Citaro model captures OBC 830
Pictures from my '80s and '90s library
What happened to COMS coach nr 32

All your news and contributions

ISSUE Nr 188 on this archive

News Page for 30th July 2006
Oxford Bus Tours - update
 Roadworks cause long delays in the Oxford city centre
Aylesbury bus station gets a facelift
 Hong Kong Olympians in service with The Oxford Tube
 Thames Travel receive new Darts
 Isle of Wight interlude with Barry Pickett
 A Thames Valley Tinkling Tilly at Worthing
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 187 on this archive

News Page for 23rd July 2006
New buses for Oxford Bus
Routemaster buses start a tour in Oxford
Hong Kong Olympians on The Oxford Tube
Thames Travel Scanias get their livery finished
More pictures of Brookes Bus Tridents in Exeter & Torquay
Flash floods hit Oxford last Saturday and buses need water wings
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 186 on this archive

News Page for 16th July 2006
Photographing buses
The Eden Centre bus station is nearly ready
Stagecoach - new Slimline Solo delivered
Oxford Bus tow truck traced to Ireland
Day tripper to London - a report by Geoff Cunliffe
Brookes Bus Tridents on the X46 from Exeter to Torquay
New Neoplans for Trathens on National Express
Centrebus Luton put new VDLs into service
More on those Cowley Road Routemasters
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 185 on this archive

News Page for 9th July 2006
Coach Fire on the M40 - report and pictures
Reading Buses picture view by Gavin Francis
Stagecoach - more pictures from the Elton John event
Oxford Bus puts some buses up for sale
Hemel Hempsted Running Day - more pictures
Alder Valley goes topless - memories of a Manager
Update on new Wycombe bus station
Changes to Bucks Country Rider network
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 184 on this archive

News Page for 25th June 2006
Stagecoach provides over 30 buses for Elton John concert Park & Ride in Oxford
Oxford Bus repaints Volvo B10Bs again
Stagecoach sells Stagecoach London operations
Worths update in pictures
Hemel Hempsted Running Day in pictures from Colin Cooke
Alder Valley goes topless
RH Transport in service on the 600
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 183 on this archive

News Page for 18th June 2006
RH transport receives two more Solos, first pictures
Arriva in High Wycombe on a sunny Saturday
More delays due to the Sandhills/Green Road roadworks
Stagecoach latest allocations to Witney and withdrawals
Plastow's further Volvo from Parks
Modern technology has its drawbacks
Thoughts on Park & Ride in the county towns
The United Counties Oxford-London service resumes after World War 2
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 182 on this archive

News Page for 12th June 2006
First pictures from Oxford International
Arriva repaint the ex Oxford Volvos
Update on the Sandhills/Green Road roadworks
Stagecoach Brookes Tridents on service to London and Birmingham
First pictures of Stagecoach working routes 12 and 14
R H take over the 600 in Oxford
Grayline on the 44
More on the United Counties Oxford-London service
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 181 on this archive

News Page for 4th June 2006
Stagecoach takes over routes in Oxford - first day pictures
Thames Travel Scanias enter service - picture story
Update on the Sandhills/Green Road roadworks
Oxford Bus Volvo 803 back in service and 804 off for refurb - in pictures
Stagecoach Brookes Tridents in Paignton and Torquay
Changes to exit from Newlands Bus Station, High Wycombe
United Counties Bristol JO5G on the London service
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ISSUE Nr 180 on this archive

News Page for 28th May 2006
Slimline Solo arrives on loan from Stagecoach Devon
Update on the Sandhills/Green Road roadworks
Oxford Bus Volvo 803 back in service
Stagecoach Brookes Tridents go for their summer holidays to the seaside
Carousel receives repainted Trident, now in company livery
Arriva buses in service in Wycombe
Weavaway to set up a depot in Abingdon
A 190 timetable from 1989
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 179 on this archive

News Page for 21st May 2006
Open top tour buses bring criticism
New deliveries to Stagecoach
Oxford Bus coach 70 in pictures
The Oxford Tube finds old coaches - where are they now?
Reading takes buses in many colours - picture updates from John Marsh & James Cusworth
More history for House's Coaches of Watlington and COMS
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 178 on this archive

News Page for 15th May 2006
Slough Running Day - report in pictures
Carousel receive third Agoraline
Oxford Bus commence summer timetable on X70
New Routemaster operator revealed in Oxford
First of the Scanias being readied for delivery to Thames Travel
Update in pictures on Charlton Services
History and House Coaches of Watlington
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 177 on this archive

News Page for 8th May 2006
Stagecoach new orders for Oxford
OBC receive a further refurbished Volvo for Citi 5
Stagecoach - Yorkshire Traction - more pictures of 50002
Carousel - more on the second hand Tridents
Roadworks affecting traffic leaving Oxford to London
Weavaway take delivery of new coaches
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 176 on this archive

News Page for 1st May 2006
Stagecoach route gains from June
First picture of new Heyfordian Ayats Bravo
Carousel take three second hand Tridents
Arriva in Wycombe - in pictures
Roadworks affecting traffic leaving Oxford to London
Stagecoach - more on the new deliveries to Swindon
Weavaway and a new bus on the 48 to Swindon
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 175 on this archive

News Page for 17th April 2006
Oxford coaches in Birmingham - first pictures
Arriva relivered Scanias at work in High Wycombe
Different coaches serve the 737 National route - in pictures
Roadworks to affect traffic approaching Oxford from London
Stagecoach - new deliveries to Swindon
Heyfordian get an Ayats Bravo
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 174 on this archive

News Page for 10th April 2006
Report from Reading by James Cusworth
Brookesbus Trident goes visiting
Oxford express coaches move to Birmingham for National Express work
Pictures from the past including a South Midland Titan
Woottens reveal new coach fleet
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 173 on this archive

News Page for 4th April 2006
Cobham 2006
Cambridge with Derek Dawson - A day out from Oxford
Oxford Bus and Citaros from the seaside now in service
Stagecoach and the 27 group in Bicester
Report from Reading by James Cusworth
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 172 on this archive

News Page for 26th March 2006
Oxford Bus ready for service with loaned Citaros
Three Excaliburs move from OBC to Birmingham for National Express work
Stagecoach launches buses with branding for 27 and X30
Carousel puts Optare Tempo demonstrator into service - first pictures
Arriva transfers Tridents from Wycombe to Aylesbury - pictures in service on 280
More pictures of RMLs recreating the 347
More Thames Valley black & white pictures

All your news and contributions

ISSUE Nr 171 on this archive

News Page for 19th March 2006
Latest tender awards from Oxfordshire County Council
Who gets what ?
Oxford Bus reveal new Wilts and Dorset Citaros on loan
Stagecoach in South Oxfordshire - new route branding for the X30
Arriva in Aylesbury by Ben Morroll
RMLs recreate the 347 in Hemel Hempsted - Sunday 19th March by Colin Cooke
Thames Transit in the early days in pictures
More Thames Valley black & white pictures

All your news and contributions

ISSUE Nr 170 on this archive

News Page for 12th March 2006
Report from Reading in words and pictures by James Cusworth
Competition by road and rail between Oxford
Oxford Bus may get two Citaros on loan
Stagecoach Darts lose X4 branding
Z&S visited by Ben Morroll with pictures
Arriva in Aylesbury and Wycombe
Lots more historical pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 169 on this archive

News Page for 6th March 2006
Gavin Francis visits Milton Keynes - full picture record
Stagecoach Tridents enter service in Oxford
New National Express Levante coach enters service
Stagecoach The Tube and Megabus all feature with pictures from the past
Plastow's take a Caetano coach from Barlow's
Thamesdown - 06 Scanias enter service
Heyfordian fleet list
Answers on the COMS X60
More historical pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 168 on this archive

News Page for 26th February 2006
Arriva's Aylesbury Trident appears everywhere
Oxford Bus (COMS) with pictures from the 80s and 90s
Didcot Rail replacement services
Stagecoach The Tube and Megabus all feature with pictures from the past
Grayline, Heyfordian, Marlow Coaches, Motts, Plastow's, Worth's and Z&S updated
Thamesdown - first 06 plates in pictures
Thames Valley recreated in 1999
Green Line again - picture from the past
More on the Routemaster in service last Sunday
Over 90 pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 167 on this archive

News Page for 19th February 2006
Routemasters in High Wycombe again
Carousel - another demonstrator joins the fleet - Marco Polo Viale
Didcot interlude
Stagecoach orders for 2006-2007
Bus stop problems in Oxford
Thamesdown update
Tappins in pictures
Thames Travel's new livery
A lot more history and old pictures - this week London Transport Routemasters in service
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 166 on this archive

News Page for 12th February 2006
Oxford Bus launch a new city bus guide
Carousel - an interesting discourse on the new Agoro from Newman Morgan.
Stagecoach receives the first of seven Tridents for Bicester services
Cyclists and buses - a further response
A lot more history and old pictures - this week London Transport, South Midland and Thames Valley
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 165 on this archive

News Page for 5th February 2006
Arriva and service changes plus 30 minutes of photos in High Wycombe
Carousel - new buses and lots of pictures plus fleet list.
Oxford Bus Tridents go red again
Stagecoach with several service changes in South Oxfordshire and Bicester
Cyclists and buses - an interesting response
A visit to Binders Yard in pictures
A lot more history and old pictures - this week South Midland as well as Thames Valley
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 164 on this archive

News Page for 29th January 2006
The Disability Discrimination Act and its potential effect on the small operator
New buses for Carousel - first details
Cyclists and buses - safety issues discussed
Rule 198 of the Highway code - do motorists know?
New London double decks enter service

Latest Megabus fleet list
Oxford espress revises timetable - full details
Pictures of Oxford workings over the last few days
Latest Thames Travel fleet list
More on the Lewknor taxibus
A lot more history and old pictures - this week South Midland as well as Thames Valley
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 163 on this archive

News Page for 23rd January 2006
OBC 801 re-enters service after refurbishment
Details of upcoming service changes in High Wycombe
Fire in London destroys at least 8 buses belonging to the First group
A bus stop for a "bendi-bus"
Chaos in George Street
Bulleid Way, Victoria closed for a further week
New Solos start to arrive for R H Travel
More on the Lewknor taxibus
New buses in Swindon by Tim Hall
A lot more history and old pictures
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 162 on this archive

News Page for 16th January 2006
The Oxford Tube upgrades its breakfast on-board service
High Wycombe - an old picture - where is it now revealed
The new Greenline 757 coaches in pictures
Lewknor taxibus further update
News from Reading by James Cusworth
News from Swindon by Mike Bennett
1998 era in pictures - Oxford Bus and Stagecoach
WA Shearings latest livery
&  much more - nearly 100 pictures this week
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 161 on this archive

News Page for 8th January 2006
More on those buses from AERE plus a mention for AWRE
History in High Wycombe - letters and more pictures
Bullied Way - Green Line London to close for two weeks
Amersham & District's Running days for 2006 - full details
North Oxfordshire service revisions by Brian Bell
News from Swindon
That IVECO double decker again
MK Metro updated comments 

All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 160 on this archive

News Page for 4th January 2006
Thornhill development now planned to start in April 2006
Lewknor reprieve - taxibus may now serve Stokenchurch
Megabus allocations for the end of 2005
Winchester pictureview - January 1st 2006
More on Oxontime
History corner this week includes Oxford and High Wycombe
AERE and what happened to those AEC double deckers by Terry Partridge
High Wycombe's new bus station update
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 159 on this archive

News Page for 18th December 2005
Oxford espress improves reliability - full details
RH Transport takes over on the 25
More on the new Citaros on City 2
Oxontime goes live
Postscript to the end of the Routemaster on 159 in London
Luton area news from Mike Penn

History corner with more pictures from the past
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 158 on this archive

News Page for 11th December 2005
The last RMs - route 159 special page
Some pictures from long ago - 1980s, 1990s
Our local operators history in pictures
ISSUE Nr 157 on this archive

News Page for 4th December 2005
Oxford Bus launches a new fleet of Citaros on route 2
Carousel update
Weavaway gets two new coaches
update on various items including disposals from Oxford Bus
Some nice pictures of Oxford South Midland deckers
Unusual workings in pictures
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 156 on this archive

News Page for 27th November 2005
Stagecoach launch new Optare Solos in Banbury
Solent Blue Line ex OBC Volvo B10B enters service on the coast
Arriva - first glimpse and pictures of the new VDL coaches for the 757
More from Ed Maun on Thames Valley history
Spencers Coaches, High Wycombe by Gavin Francis
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 155 on this archive

News Page for 20th November 2005
Swindon running day reports from Mike Bennett
Oxford Bus airline coaches with Solent Blue Line
Carousel modify more buses with digital displays
Historical report by Ed Maun
London Heritage Routemasters - report by Gavin Francis
New Stagecoach Solos to enter service in Banbury
Oxford Bus to reintroduce football specials to Kassam Stadium
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 154 on this archive

News Page for 14th November 2005
UK Bus Awards - success for local operator
Oxford Bus re-registers various buses and coaches
A fresh Dart for Carousel
Abuse of a bus lane
Update on Wycombe Park & Ride
Damory uses ex OBC Volvos - in pictures
Virgin Trains - responses to last week's report
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 153 on this archive

News Page for 6th November 2005
Pictures of Oxford Airline coaches on the Solent
New Optare Solos for Stagecoach at Banbury - pictures
An Oxford Bus Paladin moves to the Solent
Route 505 in pictures by Mike Penn
More last day on the 38 in London - pictures by Gavin Francis
Luton report by Mike Penn
Your Editor travels on Virgin Trains - a frank report
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 152 on this archive

News Page for 30th October 2005
Oxford Bus Airline coaches go to the Solent
Oxford Bus Citaro visits the Solent
Megabus allocation list
Last day on the 38 in London - pictures
Historical pictures and notes including the 505 to Luton
More on s
trangely placed bus stops in Oxford
County routes changes for Oxfordshire - full details
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 151 on this archive

News Page for 23rd October 2005
More on service reviews by the County in
Oxford
Oxford Bus put 656 - Volvo B10B back into service with a single door
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire - route 25/25A to change operator
More on the Luton area from Mike Penn
Strangely placed bus stops in Oxford
Report on Oxford Bus Museum Autumn open day
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 150 on this archive

News Page for 16th October 2005
Rural bus cash 'nearing an end'
Oxford's Real Time Bus Information system now up and running
Oxford Bus say goodbye to more Volvo B10Bs
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire - fares increase from 16th October
More on Arriva in the Luton area from Mike Penn
Arriva at Wycombe get Tridents from Luton
Carousel put ex Arriva Olympian into service
M40/A404 junction improvements to start - full details

Replies re cyclists in Oxford
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 149 on this archive

News Page for 9th October 2005
Report on Coach & Bus Live 2005 by Chris Maxfield
New buses in Luton area with report from Mike Penn
Street Car visits Reading and other news from James Cusworth
Arriva move into new depot in High Wycombe
Major new coach order by Woottens - full details

Oxford Bus Museum - Autumn Rally - details
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 148 on this archive

News Page for 3rd October 2005
New City sightseeing bus for Oxford launched by Mayor

Brookes Bus uses M A N Jonckheeres as reliefs
Pictures from the 17th Amersham Running Day
Changes to the 757 revealed
Oxford Bus increase their fares
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire nominated for awards
All your news and contributions
ISSUE Nr 147 on this archive

News Page for 25th September 2005
New City sightseeing bus for Oxford almost ready for service

Brookes Bus running at full strength
Archive pictures in Oxford from Andy Millwood
Changes to the 757 imminent
Amersham Running Day - full details
ISSUE Nr 146 on this archive

News Page for 19th September 2005
The Oxford Tube wins two major awards at Showbus 2005

First report on Showbus 2005 - local entrants and more
Oxford City Sightseeing's new open topper to enter service next Saturday
A report from Reading by James Cusworth
Oxford Bus drivers attend Bus Driver of the Year competition in Blackpool - report

Binders Yard update from Steve Bunce
Visit to Oxford by Geoff Cunliffe
Noam Bleicher visits High Wycombe
Amersham Running Day - full details
ISSUE Nr 145 on this archive

News Page for 11th September 2005
Oxford unveils plans for the Westgate Centre and what will happen to the buses
New bus for the X8 Cotswold Line link
National Express and the new Irizar PB coaches now operating the 757
Tappins get a 53 reg coach - pictures and report
After the flood - ex Stagecoach Dennis Lance back in service
Report from Luton by Mike Penn
More on the Sentinel Steam Bus
Amersham Running Day - full details
All your news & contributions

ISSUE Nr 144 on this archive


News Page for 5th September 2005
Oxfordshire County Council plans for the A34 and Premium Bus Services
More on Chiltern Railways
Bucks County Council with partners launch the new High Wycombe Park & Ride (special report)
A new open topper arrives for Oxford with CSS
The Editor visits Berlin - (special report)
New bus services in the evenings and on Sundays for Stokenchurch
Oxford Bus advises re winter services on its coach routes
Report from Luton by Mike Penn
That Sentinel Steam Bus again - in pictures
Mullanys of Watford - a profile
Amersham Running Day - full details
All your news & contributions

ISSUE Nr 143 on this archive


News Page for 22nd August 2005
Oxfordshire County Council developments
Chiltern Railways update
Bucks County Council updates
More on the new High Wycombe Park & Ride
A Stagecoach Olympian turns pink
A picture from the 1970 Trans Pennine Run with a COMS open top decker.
Amersham Running Day - full details
A report from Leighton Buzzard
Arriva Olympian loses its roof
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 142 on this archive


News Page for 14th August 2005
Up-date on where the ex Oxford Bus/COMS Olympians are now
Chiltern Railways hope to re-open the line at Gerrards Cross
Milton Park Shuttle Buses
Safari Sightseeing by Richard Griffin
More on McLeans
Report on Binders Yard by Steve Bunce
The Editor visits Poole
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 141 on this archive


News Page for 8th August 2005
Grove Bridge closure - pictures of a Megabus working on the 31
Two young enthusiasts in Oxford
A reply to readers view on bus services in Oxford
Heyfordian Fleet List

All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 140 on this archive

News Page for 31st July 2005
Grove Bridge closure of the Mercedes minibus running the diversionary services
A 21st birthday for Carole Morgan, once the youngest PCV driver in Oxford
A readers view on bus services in Oxford
More on PD2 LRV with pictures
Latest Scania Irizar of National Express visits Oxford
More Stagecoach pictures of Silverstone from Bob Page
Visit to Tappins in pictures
 
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 139 on this archive

News Page for 25th July 2005
Grove Bridge closure brings a special service with a Mercedes minibus from Stagecoach
Oxford Bus - visit by an Routemaster - full story and pictures
Operator changes imminent on the 373-375 routes
The Oxford times reader letters highlight unhappiness with buses in Oxford
Continuing accidents on the M40
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 138 on this archive

News Page for 18th July 2005
More problems on the Chiltern line and an unusual visitor
Oxford Bus - where are they now including 602
Oxford Bus to have speed cameras in the city
Luton - Dunstable report from Mike Penn with pictures
Breakdown in the high Street in pictures
More accidents delay traffic on the M40
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 137 on this archive

News Page for 13th July 2005
London bombing - another perspective from a coach driver
 Silverstone and 275 Stagecoach buses
 Update from Oxford Bus
 Motts double decker has an argument with a bridge
 Another accident closes the M40
 All your news & contributions
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 136 on this archive

News Page for 3rd July 2005
Chiltern Railways tunnel collapse brings Rail Replacement fleet to High Wycombe
Live 8 and other events in London served by increased services from Oxford
Stagecoach Banbury buses help out in Carlisle
first day of route 8 for Oxford Bus Company
Thames Travel gain award
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 135 on this archive

News Page for 26th June 2005
Royal Blue commemoration run to Bournemouth
All red M A N Tube returns to Oxford
Unexpected loan of SC Oxford buses to Swindon - first pictures
Full details of Oxford Bus Company changes from July 3rd
Carousel news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 134 on this archive

News Page for 19th June 2005
Fire on the M40 - turners coach burnt out
Another day of diversions due to an accident on the M40
Unusual coach on the 66 and SC Oxford loans buses to Swindon
Full details of Oxford Bus Company changes on their web site
Binders Yard visitors
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 133 on this archive

News Page for 14th June 2005
Final fleet list of Abbey coaches
First pictures of the new MB Sprinter for Thames Travel
More on those Carousel Darts reported last week
Tappins get some more coaches
Thames Valley and all that
South Midland MW picks up in Stokenchurch
A picture report on the Southdown 80th Anniversary at Portsmouth
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 132 on this archive

News Page for 5th June 2005
Brookes buses go to Devon for their holidays - first pictures
Carousel fleet expands by four following demise of Abbey Coaches
Oxford Bus plans service changes
Thames Travel receives new Mercedes Benz Sprinter plus latest fleet list
More Oxford pictures from the '80s and '90s
Arriva London - Original Sightseeing gets new buses
No date set for the OTS enforcement cameras to be effective in Oxford
Ex Stagecoach Lances appear in Birmingham
Local operators news and updates
Readers letters
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 131 on this archive

News Page for 29th May 2005
Major accident on M40 causes some unusual workings and buses on Oxford-London services
Buccaneer Europe Coach Company, Aylesbury - ex Wolves team coach
Oxford Bus has a new Citaro demonstrator in service
George Street road works close Gloucester Green coach station for two evenings
Alder Valley in Stokenchurch
Bus Rally at Quainton road on 30th May
Developments in High Wycombe - route changes
Local operators news and updates
Readers letters
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 130 on this archive

News Page for 22nd May 2005
Arriva's new depot - progress in construction
Phoenix development in High Wycombe
Oxford's George Street where road works continue
Pictures in Oxford and our area from the '90s
The Oxford Tube now 18 and heading for its 20th anniversary
Megabus M A N coaches on The Oxford Tube
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 129 on this archive

News Page for 15th May 2005
Thames Travel receive their new  M A N s - photographic report
Heyfordian strengthens fleet with an influx of ex Stagecoach Volvos
More pictures of House of Watlington
Report from Luton by Mike Penn
Traffic delays in Oxford last week
When things go wrong for the operator
Report of Bus Users AGM by Stephen Le Bras
Snippets from the South Coast by Andrew Dyer
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 128 on this archive

News Page for 8th May 2005
COMS and bus hires on the '70s in pictures from Nigel Butchers
New M A N s for Thames Travel due on Monday
Wallace Arnold in High Wycombe
More on Aylesbury and the bus station
Chaos in Oxford last week
A National Greenway in Oxfordshire
House of Watlington in pictures
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 127 on this archive

News Page for 3rd May 2005
Aylesbury old and new in pictures - almost an Alero stronghold

COMS - where are they now
M A N Tubes to return to help out
Another new Megabus Neoplan
News from Rebound and Tourex
More about radio aerials on Oxford buses
Worth's update
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 126 on this archive

News Page for 24th April 2005
More on the Slough & Windsor running day
Newbury and Weavaway visited
Aylesbury Bus Station visited
More new Megabus Neoplans
Lewknor bus shelters vandalised
About radio aerials on Oxford buses
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 125 on this archive

News Page for 17th April 2005
Slough & Windsor running Day - Report and pictures
Reply about Reading London express service
Oxford to Wantage and back by Tube
Weavaway gets new deckers
Wonderbus for sale
New bus stops on the Botley Road

More from M K Metro
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 124 on this archive

News Page for 10th April 2005
A Crosville RE comes to town
Thackray's Way and a thought about Reading
More Megabus Neoplan deliveries take the road
Oxford Bus unusual workings in pictures
Another Oxford Metroliner still in service with Arriva London
National Express goes green - picture inside
M K Metro update - fleet list
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 123 on this archive

News Page for 4th April 2005
Arriva launch new Volvos in Wycombe
Special supplement to this week's page to mark this event
Thames Travel to run a special connecting service to Slough Running Day - Timetable on this page
Megabus news
Local contributions to Cobham - Wisley event
Oxford Metroliner still in service with Arriva London
Your Editor visits London for the last RMs on the 19
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 122 on this archive

News Page for 26th March 2005
Real Time bus information update with correction
Cyclists and Oxford
Thames Travel's Pink Lady - latest pictures

More ex Oxford area buses in service with Stagecoach Manchester
Reply on the Village carrier route 63
Red Rose on the 275
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 121 on this archive

News Page for 20th March 2005
Real Time bus information live now in Oxford
Motorists ignore no entry and one way in Oxford
Early April should see now Arriva Volvos enter service in High Wycombe
Ex Oxford area buses in service with Stagecoach Manchester
Day Tripper in Belfast - your Editor across the water
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 120 on this archive

News Page for 13th March 2005
Reading places large fleet of "05" reg Scanias in service
Oxford Bus places refurbished ex L
ondon Dart in service
Megabus - pictures of the interior of the new coaches
Would it be a good idea to move long distance coaches out of the Oxford City Centre?
Roadworks in Oxford cause major headaches for local operators
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 119 on this archive

News Page for 7th March 2005
First "05" registered coach in our area for Plastow's
Arriva delays entry into service of new buses in Wycombe
Oxford Bus trials an Enviro 300 on route 16
Swanbrook puts revamped Volvo into service on the 53
Tappins update - CSS takes over Full Circle
Carousel and another arrival
Over 40 pictures this week
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 118 on this archive

News Page for 27th February 2005
The problem of bus stops and bus stations in Oxford
Arriva gets new buses in Wycombe
Oxford Bus returns 602 to service with a revised livery
Full fleet list of Stagecoach (Thames Transit) by Richard Sharman
Woottens update and pictures
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 117 on this archive

News Page for 20th February 2005
George Street made one way due to roadworks - picture story
Megabus allocation update
Oxford Bus run Airline branded coaches on the X90
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 116 on this archive

News Page for 13th February 2005
Local bus company chief comments on The Westgate development
Fuel cell Citaros - now china and Australia
Megabus Neoplans allocations of the first 25
Charlton-on-Otmoor 1970 timetable
MK Metro to take over the X6
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 115 on this archive

News Page for 7th February 2005
More news on the Lewknor Interchange facility
Fuel cell Citaros - picture from Sweden
Oxfordshire travel developments

Megabus Neoplans enter service - first picture
Another Oxford Citaro goes red
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 114 on this archive

News Page for 30th January 2005
Asia Bus Response and four Darts from Oxford Bus
Hamburg fuel cell Citaros - Editors visit
Stagecoach new Brookes Tridents - more pictures

Tribute to TfL route 36 - farewell to the RM
Stagecoach X5 gets new branding
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 113 on this archive

News Page for 23rd January 2005
Megabus - training starts and we have pictures of the coaches being used
Oxford Bus and a driver wins a car
The shark has submerged in The Airline sea
Stagecoach receives new Brookes Tridents - first pictures
Worth's update in pictures
Carousel places DAFs in service on the 336 - first pictures plus an Olympian in the new livery
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 112 on this archive

News Page for 16th January 2005
Megabus - first picture of the new Neoplans being prepared for service
Oxford Bus and unusual working caught on camera
A shark in The Airline sea
Stagecoach Tridents to Charlbury
More roadworks planned for Oxford this summer
COMS garage in Cowley Road has gone
National Express developments
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 111 on this archive

News Page for 9th January 2005
Stagecoach M A N from Manchester works Megabus to LONDON
Oxford Bus buys two Darts from London General

More pictures from FoKAB Winchester New Year's Day 2005
Oxford Bus Volvo catches fire
Epsom Coaches request for information
COMS garage fast disappearing - latest pictures
Further pictures of Stokenchurch coach stop in the '50s
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 110 on this archive

News Page for 2nd January 2005
Jeffs taken over
More details of the new Megabus Neoplans
model of Brookes Bus Trident available
FoKAB Winchester New Year's Day 2005
Oxford bus Citaros go red
Some local rally dates for 2005
Carousel green DAF s arrive
More pictures of Stokenchurch coach stop in the '50s
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 109 on this archive

News Page for 19th December 2004
First news on Neoplan Skyliners for Megabus
Carousel gets a VDL-Wright Cadet brand new
Unhappiness at new bus lane near Green Road, Oxford
Stokenchurch coach stop in the '50s
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 108 on this archive

News Page for 12th December 2004
Loaned Manchester Tridents for Brookes enter service
Worth's use ex
Oxford Bus decker on last day of the 70
Fire closes Queen Street
More on the cyclemas tree
Wycombe Bus Interchange on the M40
The Editor visits Zurich
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 107 on this archive

News Page for 6th December 2004
Loaned Manchester Tridents for Brookes arrive
Swanbrook reveal a new livery for their 53 service

Oxford Bus provide more unusual workings
Chris Maxfield visits Worth's, McLeans and Jeffs to provide lots of good pictures
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 106 on this archive

News Page for 28th November 2004
Oxford Park & Ride Trident in service on 5 road
Update on Arriva in Wycombe and route 31 branding
Oxford Bus to get two mid life low floor Darts
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 105 on this archive

News Page for 21st November 2004
Designline electric bus enters demonstration service with Stagecoach in Oxford
More news and photos on Megabus Oxford
Oxford Bus renovates their High Street office and 644 provides rest for drivers
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 104 on this archive

News Page for 14th November 2004
Major changes to the Oxford Megabus service from 15th November
Brand new rear advertising on recently refurbished Oxford coaches
Coachman withdraws ex COMS VRs
Stagecoach Designline on the streets of Oxford next week
Carousel gets a new depot in Wycombe
Cyclists in the news in Oxford
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 103 on this archive

News Page for 7th November 2004
Bucks County Rider Alero in Wycombe
Oxford Tube at NEC
New Corgi model of Oxford espress Excalibur
Stagecoach Designline arrives in Oxford
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 102 on this archive

News Page for 31st October 2004
More photos from the past
First comes to Oxford - read on !!
Full Circle to hibernate for the winter
Whites spring a surprise
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 101 on this archive

News Page for 24th October 2004
We are One Hundred today
Latest on changes to funded services in Oxfordshire
Pictures from a few years ago in Oxford and our area

All your news &  contributions
CENTENARY ISSUE  on this archive

News Page for 17th October 2004
Plans for bus lanes west of Oxford
Oxford expressway is no more
Rumoured changes to several bus routes in Oxford
Allocation changes to Arriva in Wycombe
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 99 on this archive

News Page for 10th October 2004
More on the Amersham Running Day
Picture view of OBC's new garage
Michaelmas Fair in Abingdon - photo report
Ex M A N Tubes get full Megabus livery
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 98 on this archive

News Page for 4th October 2004
Amersham Running Day
Latest fleet news from OBC
Thames Travel fleet list.
Report on the Ribble Express Running Day in Preston
An Oxford Tube Neoplan goes to Manchester
Carousel gets some newer single deckers
Megabus report
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 97 on this archive

News Page for 26th September 2004
SHOWBUS - local entries
M A N ex Oxford Tubes - two now based at Leyton
Carousel expect new additions to their fleet
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 96 on this archive

News Page for 19th September 2004
Oxford Bus moves into a new depot and "Cowley Road" is no more
Changes to the "espress" and Tube London services
Megabus update
Wootten's acquire a Lynx
Ex Thames Transit Dart traced to Huddersfield
Progress with Lewknor Interchange
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 95 on this archive

News Page for 12th September 2004
Oxford Bus uses a loan Scania on the X70 - first picture
Oxford Bus renumbers Ancillary fleet
The M A N double coaches find further employment in Scotland
Motorvator takes to the road, Stagecoach style
Sad end to an Arriva Dennis Lance
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 94 on this archive

News Page for 5th September 2004
Further pictures of the SC M A N Tubes in new liveries

Oxford Bus 962 takes to the road
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire fleet list
8th Charity Running Day in High Wycombe
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 93 on this archive

News Page for 30th August 2004
Pictures of the M A N Tubes in Megabus livery
Woottens fleet update
Other Megabus news
Ex COMS Metroliner still in service on Original Sightseeing work in London
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 92 on this archive

News Page for 22nd August 2004
More pictures of the new Tubes in service
Swanbrook still using older Volvo
Megabus news
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 91 on this archive

News Page for 19th August 2004
Gloucester Green resurfaced - pictures
Carousel renumbers their entire fleet - full details
Nightingale ceases trading and First moves additional buses into Slough
Stagecoach new tube fleet fully in service
Arriva 280 Olympians receive branding
Upcoming Running Days at Wycombe and Amersham - full details
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 90 on this archive

News Page for 3rd August 2004
Full report on the launch of the New Oxford Tubes - 2nd August
ISSUE Nr 89 on this archive

News Page for 1st August 2004
A major story this week is the launch of the New Oxford Tubes - tomorrow 2nd August
A M A N Tube operates the Glasgow-London Megabus service
Oxford bus latest update from the company
Megabus operates London Tridents to Oxford
All the Arriva 280 Olympians are now refurbished
Oxford Bus heavily promotes its "express" London service with "super rears" on the Tridents
All your news &  contributions
ISSUE Nr 88 on this archive

News Page for 18th July 2004
Stagecoach at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone with nearly 250 buses
Further news on the new Oxford Tube coaches
Chaos in Oxford when traffic lights caused massive traffic delays
More news on Megabus
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 87 on this archive

News Page for 11th July 2004
National Megabus update
White's loaned Solo
Thames Travel start a new service X42 to Didcot from Oxford
Stokenchurch 400A services arrives at the end of the road
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 86 on this archive

News Page for 5th July 2004
Some pictures from Wimbledon including Brighton & Hove's Irizar
Oxford espress Excaliburs get CCTV cameras
Ex Thames Travel Solo turns up in Mitcham
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 85 on this archive

News Page for 27th June 2004
Carousel update and a 7'6" wide Dart
Megabus Oxford Olympians get upgrade
Stratford Blue comes to town
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
                                                               ISSUE Nr 84 on this archive
including the original Oxford bus Page - nr 300

News Page for 20th June 2004
More pictures of the NEW Oxford Tube
OBC Park & Ride Tridents get Super Rear ads
Arriva route changes in our area
Arriva Olympian refurbs return - first pictures
Vodafone function at Blenheim Palace draws nearly 200 coaches.
Report by Chris Maxfield.
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 83 on this archive

News Page for 13th June 2004
First pictures of the NEW Oxford Tube
OBC Tridents get tree bars
Route changes in Wycombe - report from readers
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 82 on this archive

Special News Page for 10th June 2004
Eminox Dart on service in Oxford
Full report
Pictures by Chris Maxfield
ISSUE Nr 81 on this archive

News Page for 6th June 2004
MC goes to The Derby
Oxford tubes lose cherished registrations
Newbury & District on Rail Replacement
Routemaster promotes the Green Party in Oxford
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 80 on this archive

News Page for 30th May 2004
Developments on Brookes Bus with additional services announced.
Taxis entering Gloucester Green pose a hazard
Blunsdon's get a Neoplan coach ex Hallmark
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 79 on this archive

News Page for 23rd May 2004
Lots of changes in Oxfordshire as reported from the County Web Page
Megabus developments - toilets are coming
Arriva, Oxford Bus and Stagecoach - latest news
All your news & contributions
ISSUE Nr 78 on this archive

News Page for 16th May 2004
Arriva's ex COMS Olympian in Oxford
News release on Real-Time bus information for Oxford
Last Oxford espress refurb' ready for service.
Carousel get another batch of Metrobuses from London
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ISSUE Nr 77 on this archive

News Page for 9th May 2004
Abbey coaches have an Olympian
Arriva complete branding of Volvo B10Bs for Thames Valley Line
Stagecoach using new Tridents on route 20
Woottens news update
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ISSUE Nr 76 on this archive

News Page for 2nd May 2004
Carousel seems to have acquired additional Metrobuses
Oxford Bus and more refurbished coaches in service
Visit reports by Geoff Cunliffe and Stephen Le Bras
Worth's Citaro in pictures by Chris Maxfield
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ISSUE Nr 75 on this archive

News Page for 25th April 2004
Arriva - Wycombe update and Thames Valley line revealed
Carousel uses loan Citaro
A new fleet list for Heyfordian
Stagecoach Oxford introduces Tridents on the Witney 100 service
Oxford Bus and Thornhill
The Damascus project , report and pictures.
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ISSUE Nr 74 on this archive

News Page for 18th April 2004
Arriva - new deliveries, a demonstrator and an Olympian goes to London
The old OBC X90 livery nears the end of the road with only two refurb to return to Oxford
New Volvo for Motts and a new Dart MPD for Thames Travel
Stagecoach Oxford now fully in the new livery
Last run for the Leyland National for Stagecoach in Warwickshire
City Sightseeing update
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ISSUE Nr 73 on this archive

News Page for 28th March 2004
Arriva - another wheel comes off
Major problems with large part of UK Citaro fleet
Oxford Bus affected by Citaro problems
Jeff's Olympians on hire to Oxford Bus for football specials
Stagecoach route 10 goes low floor
Heyfordian & Thames Travel fleet lists
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ISSUE Nr 72 on this archive

News Page for 21st March 2004
Tube 50038 returns to service - interior shots of this coach
Megabus using Alexander PS DP buses
Stagecoach launches low floor Darts on the 10
Carousel Citaro gets branding at last
Interior shots of Oxford Bus Citaros
Request from Arriva regarding the 326 history.
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ISSUE Nr 71 on this archive

News Page for 14th March 2004
Oxford Paladins return to service
Megabus expands and Volvo coach used on Oxford-London service
Stagecoach prepares Dart SLF/ALX200s for service
Another Tappins City Sightseeing repaint
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ISSUE Nr 70 on this archive

News Page for 7th March 2004  
Arriva buses vandalised at Aylesbury
Ex Oxford coaches in service with Wilts and Dorset
Stagecoach uses M A N on country service
Worth's new vehicles
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ISSUE Nr 69 on this archive

News Page for 29th February 2004  
Arriva has to hire in to keep services in Aylesbury running
Oxford bus update
Stagecoach latest allocations and changes
Megabus announces many new routes
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ISSUE Nr 68 on this archive

News Page for 15th February 2004  
Arriva new MPD is surprise arrival at Wycombe
Stone throwing kids arrested in Oxford
City Fathers are worried about air quality in the City Centre
National Express to revise operation of the 757
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ISSUE Nr 67 on this archive

News Page for 8th February 2004  
Stagecoach new low floor Darts - more in service pictures
Progress in pictures on the new depot for Oxford Bus
Request regarding news for the PSV Circle.
A good place to take pictures in Oxford
Arriva Wycombe update
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ISSUE Nr 66 on this archive

News Page for 1st February 2004  
Stagecoach new low floor Darts for the X4 - on display in Abingdon
Snow chaos last week
megabus using bus seated Olympians
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ISSUE Nr 65 on this archive

News Page for 25th January 2004  
Stagecoach new low floor Darts for the X4 - first pictures
Oxford Bus new depot - work proceeds apace
Arriva find new use for Varios off the U9
megabus.com update
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ISSUE Nr 64 on this archive

News Page for 18th January 2004  
Oxford espress coach nr 1 enters service
Stagecoach Oxford - clearance tests on a rainy night in Oxford of 13.7m coach
Cressexpress first Sunday service to Stokenchurch
Arriva pictures of the new Darts for the U9
Attacks on buses in Oxford reach new heights
Oxford City Centre to get 20mph speed limit
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ISSUE Nr 63 on this archive

News Page for 13th January 2004  
More pictures of the Oxford espress
Stagecoach Oxford - latest fleet list and allocations
Cressexpress takes to the road
More historical reference to Stokenchurch
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ISSUE Nr 62 on this archive

Special News Page for 5th January 2004  
Oxford Bus launch the oxford espress
New & Refurbished coaches take the road to London

ISSUE Nr 61 on this archive

News Page for 4th January 2004  
Another Stagecoach M A N 18-220 arrives, this time from Cambridge
More on Stokenchurch in Thames Valley Days
Oxford (ex London) Volvo/Paladins withdrawn
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ISSUE Nr 60 on this archive

News Page for 21st December 2003 
Thornhill Park & Ride express services interchange feature
Stagecoach make formal application to use 13.7 metre coaches.
New services in 2004 for The Chilterns
Carousel Citaros enter service
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ISSUE Nr 59 on this archive

News Page for 14th December 2003
OBC Citaros enter service - picture report
Stagecoach fleet allocations - period 9
X70, X80 & X90 services start using Thornhill Park & Ride
Traffic chaos in High Wycombe causes problems to bus services
BCC Aleros arrive
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ISSUE Nr 58 on this archive

News Page for 7th December 2003
Carousel Citaros all delivered and to enter service this coming week
More Oxford Bus Citaros delivered plus full details of the new arrivals
Arriva at Wycombe update with Olympian photos
Oxford Tube nr 50038 returning soon
Details of Christmas holiday services for Arriva and Thames Travel
Binders Yard revisited with some interesting buses to be seen

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ISSUE Nr 57 on this archive

News Page for 2nd December 2003
First Oxford Bus Citaro arrives and is displayed in Abingdon
Arriva at Wycombe receives ex London Olympians
New Tube super rear ad

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ISSUE Nr 56 on this archive

News Page for 23rd November 2003
13.7m Skyliner visits Stagecoach
Oxford bus publish details of Xmas & New Year services
The history of the 323/324 services from Ed Maun
Thames Valley thoughts

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ISSUE Nr 55 on this archive

News Page for 16th November 2003
Oxford Bus re-registers Dart SLFs
Stagecoach latest fleet list
New connecting X59 bus services start in rural Oxfordshire
BCC Solos take on new livery
Views from Carfax Tower
Express services to & from Oxford to serve Thornhill Park & Ride site

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ISSUE Nr 54 on this archive

News Page for 3rd November 2003
Transfers in and out of Stagecoach.
Oxford Bus new red livery under scrutiny
A COMS VR surfaces in Oxfordshire again
Arriva Wycombe gets ex London Olympian

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ISSUE Nr 53 on this archive

News Page for 29th October 2003
New Solo delivery to Thames Travel
Stagecoach black M A N enters service
Another Oxford Bus Trident goes red
New Volvo B12Bs enter service on the National Express A6

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ISSUE Nr 52 on this archive

News Page for 19th October 2003
Oxford Bus red Tridents venture on to new workings
Brookes Tridents in service
Another Volvo saloon in the new Oxford Bus livery

Stagecoach field unusual buses on X4 workings
ISSUE Nr 51 on this archive

News Page for 13th October 2003
Accidents cause major traffic problems in Oxford
Freshers nearly get a Megabus

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ew Stagecoach deliveries to Oxford for Brookes bus
Oxford Bus update
Worth's of Enstone provide luxury on the stage service
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ISSUE Nr 50 on this archive

News Page for 6th October 2003
Amersham 2003
New Stagecoach deliveries to Oxford for Brookesbus
Last Oxford Bus Olympian runs on the 2A
Arriva in Wycombe go on strike
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ISSUE Nr 49 on this archive

News Page for 30th September 2003
Duxford 2003 - local entrants
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Coach & Bus 2003 - an interesting double decker
Local operator updates
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ISSUE Nr 48 on this archive

News Page for 22nd September 2003
Arriva Running Day at High Wycombe - full report

Stagecoach developments and orders.
Buses I have driven - a Shearings Bedford SB3
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ISSUE Nr 47 on this archive

News Page for 15th September 2003
Brookes Bus M A N s due for delivery
Abbey Coaches acquires another operator?

Buses I have driven - a NWRCC Bristol L5G
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ISSUE Nr 46 on this archive

News Page for 7th September 2003
Brookes Bus gets under way, first pictures
Plastow's new coach - first 53 reg

megabus insight
Buses I have driven - a Ribble White Lady
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ISSUE Nr 45 on this archive

News Page for 1st September 2003
More on megabus.com
Irisbus - a background by Newman Morgan

brookesbus.net launched on the net
Buses I have driven
Stagecoach receives more Volvos from the North West
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ISSUE Nr 44 on this archive

News Page for 25th August 2003
Two white demonstrators for Oxford Bus 500
Stagecoach X4 branding
Arriva route 74 branding

Megabus now has three ex Hong Kong Olympians
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ISSUE Nr 43 on this archive

News Page for 17th August 2003
More on megabus.com
Oxford and its Oxford RED branding
Carousel tries a Citaro

Oxford Park & Ride in the news again
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ISSUE Nr 42 on this archive

News Page for 12th August 2003
megabus.com hits the road
Oxford launches new livery
Go-Ahead takes over another bus company

Carousel on the A40
Oxford Park & Ride gets fresh subsidies
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ISSUE Nr 41 on this archive

News Page for 27th July 2003
Red Route goes to Reading
Stagecoach trials a low height Trident

Red Rose suffers vandalism
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ISSUE Nr 40 on this archive

News Page for 20th July 2003
Latest period 4 fleet list from Stagecoach
News from Woottens
Oxford Bus route developments
Weight limits on bridges
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ISSUE Nr 39 on this archive

News Page for 13th July 2003
Many new Solos enter service around the area
Carousel launches Thames Valley Olympian
Latest news on route branding in the area
Oxford Bus July fleet list
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ISSUE Nr 38 on this archive

News Page for 29th June 2003
Oxford order a new fleet of Citaros
More news on the Carousel A40 and an order for Citaros
Latest news on route branding and period 3 fleet list
A week at Wimbledon on NV185
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ISSUE Nr 37 on this archive

News Page for 22nd June 2003
A visitors comments on the local scene
Developments at Carousel - new route
Blushing guide Friday
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ISSUE Nr 36 on this archive

News Page for 17th June 2003
Visit to Cardiff
Stagecoach launches route 7B
Ex Oxford Olympians to leave Wycombe

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ISSUE Nr 35 on this archive

News Page for 9th June 2003
Report on Lewknor by NFBU

Smaller operators in Wycombe revisited
The Airline on diversion
Stagecoach in Oxford receives more M A N s
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ISSUE Nr 34 on this archive

News Page for 3rd June 2003
Wycombe changes and a story of bus usage in Stokenchurch
Stagecoach 50053 and it wheelchair ramp in use

Stagecoach - latest allocation list - period 2
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ISSUE Nr 33 on this archive

News Page for 26th May 2003
Full report on Oxford Full circle Tour buses
Latest news on the 275 from July 6th
OBC Trident 104 ready for service on 5 road
Stagecoach - latest allocation list - period 2

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ISSUE Nr 32 on this archive

News Page for 20th May 2003
Latest Stagecoach fleet allocation for our area
Changes in Wycombe hinted
New tour operator starts operations in Oxford

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ISSUE Nr 31 on this archive

News Page for 11th May 2003
Oxford Bus revise services including the X90
New route for Stagecoach & more M A N s
Carousel convert ex Reading Metrobus to part open top

easyCoach may attack London-Oxford services
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ISSUE Nr 30 on this archive

News Page for 5th May 2003
Oxford Bus 929 gets a new coat of paint.
Oxford bus fleet list
Carousel large side advert on a Lynx
An Exhibition of paintings.
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ISSUE Nr 29 on this archive

News Page for 27th April 2003
Courtney service 239 to Henley
Thames Travel occupy their new depot
Oxford coaches 1-7 withdrawn and registered
Stagecoach gets North E
ast Lynxes for training
Motts update
Oxford County council tender for small buses
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ISSUE Nr 28 on this archive

News Page for 20th April 2003
Full report on Oxford Airline new Scania coaches
Oxford Sightseeing gets ex Dublin open toppers
Aberdeen based ex Oxford Tube seen in London
More on the revised National Express 757 service
New coaches for Plastow's

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ISSUE Nr 27 on this archive

News Page for 13th April 2003
Stagecoach 600 service report
Oxford Metrorider found in Kendal
Spring in Henley
More on the revised National Express 757 service

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ISSUE Nr 26 on this archive

News Page for 30th March 2003
Pictures of First Citaros
Stagecoach news
Oxford Bus 15 goes flat fare
Woottens ex Oxford Olympian in service
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ISSUE Nr 25 on this archive

News Page for 16th March 2003
Update from Tappins
New operator for Oxford Tour services
First impressions of the First Citaros
Newlands Bus Station gets a face lift
Heyfordian news
Woottens Olympians in service
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ISSUE Nr 24 on this archive

News Page for 9th March 2003
Latest Stagecoach fleet list
Arriva Wycombe allocation list
Route display rules for tendered services
First Citaros enter service next Monday
Carousel buys a Reading Metrobus
More historical photos from Brian Matthews
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ISSUE Nr 23 on this archive

News Page for 2nd March 2003
Coach services to London and Park & Ride
Youngest driver on Tappins driving Guide Friday in Oxford
Motts Fleet List
Whites and the 31
RH of Witney service
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ISSUE Nr 22 on this archive

News Page for 23rd February 2003
London and Congestion Charging
Tappins revised coach livery in pictures
New arrivals at Motts.
Oxford Bus revise destination displays on the 500 service
Stagecoach Oxford receives more Volvo/PS buses
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ISSUE Nr 21 on this archive

News Page for 18th February 2003
Oxford-London services enjoy a record day
First on the X26 at Heathrow
Arriva service changes in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.
Thames Travel fleet update
Woottens buy Oxford Olympian
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ISSUE Nr 20 on this archive

News Page for 9th February 2003
Travel on Oxford Bus increases by 111,000 passenger journeys
First pictures of ex London VA Olympians for SCiO
Oxford Express coach 4 goes to Gatwick twice in one week.
Stagecoach fit new destination equipment to the M A N s
First of the First Bus Citaros arrive at Slough
Oxford Expressway news
New Bus Station for Wycombe
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ISSUE Nr 19 on this archive

News Page for 3rd February 2003
Heavy snow brings M40 to a standstill

More pictures of buses and coaches from the late '80s
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ISSUE Nr 18 on this archive

News Page for 22nd January 2003
Stagecoach renumbers - full details

Historic pictures from the COMS fleet
SCiO Dart catches fire in Drayton
Rail replacement coach at High Wycombe
Jetlink repaints Panther white
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ISSUE Nr 17 on this archive

News Page for 12th January 2003
More flood news from Oxford
Diversion photos in Oxford
Thames Travels receives four new Dart MPDs
First ex London Olympian arrives for Stagecoach
SCiO Dart catches fire in Drayton
Rail replacement brings many coaches to Oxford
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ISSUE Nr 16 on this archive

News Page for 5th January 2003
A bumper photo edition with over 30 pictures this week
Floods causes havoc in Oxford and our area
101 goes to London
Oxford Bus Metrorider pressed into service
Fleet news from Woottens
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ISSUE Nr 15 on this archive

News Page for 1st January 2003
A short page this week due to the holidays
Photos of new and rebranded buses in Oxford
Oxford tube tragedy
Motts passing West Wycombe
An unusual sign in St Aldates
ISSUE Nr 14 on this archive

News Page for 25th December 2002
New Oxford Citaros in service
Beckwith ceases trading
New delivery for Cliffs coaches
First sight of a First Bluebird
OBC orders seven new coaches for 2003 delivery
More historical notes and pictures
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ISSUE Nr 13 on this archive

News Page for 15th December 2002
First pictures of Oxford Bus new Citaros
for the new Park & Ride at Water Eaton
Stagecoach transfers in more ex Manchester Volvo B10Ms
Stagecoach Oxford runs a competition to name a bus
Oxford Bus Olympians thinned
Further historical notes

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ISSUE Nr 12 on this archive

News Page for 8th December 2002
Swindon comes to town - FA Cup 2nd round
M
ore News on the new Park & Ride at Water Eaton
Stagecoach allocation list completed for South Midlands
More ex London Olympians for Stagecoach Oxford
Further historical notes

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ISSUE Nr 11 on this archive

News Page for 1st December 2002
Dart SLF's arrive for temporary service with OBC
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First pictures of the new branding for Stagecoach route 1
Historical references to Wycombe Bus
COMS in the '70s.
Tony Blackburn switches on the Christmas lights in Oxford

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ISSUE Nr 10 on this archive

News Page for 27th November 2002
Last service with Oxford Bus Mercedes demonstrator on the X70

Stagecoach brand the 1's.
Impressions of First Glasgow Nordics
More on cyclists.

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ISSUE Nr 9 on this archive

News Page for 18th November 2002
Oxford Bus puts Mercedes demonstrator into service on the X70

Stagecoach renumber whole fleet nationally.
Thames Travel get another Olympian on loan from OBC
Wycombe town centre reopens to buses.

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ISSUE Nr 8 on this archive

News Page for 10th November 2002
Arriva- loans to Wycombe bring unusual fleet members.
Oxford bus puts deckers on the 22.
National Federation of Bus Users - Oxford surgery.
More thoughts on cyclists.
Stagecoach take over the 18 - Witney service.
Thames Travel news - Oxford Science Park services.
Thornhill Park & Ride opens 135 additional places
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ISSUE Nr 7 on this archive

News Page for 4th November 2002
New way of presenting the page for quicker downloads.
Black & White interlude.
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ISSUE Nr 6 on this archive

News Page for 27th October 2002
Chiltern Area explored - Dunstable & Luton.
Cherwell Valley memories.
Oxfordshire service changes - 27th October 2002.
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ISSUE Nr 5 on this archive

News Page for 20th October 2002
Oxford in postcard style
Worth's latest ex Oxford acquisition pictured by Shelley Vaisey
Thames Transit in 1991.
Memories of Heyfordian.
Park & Ride livery change.

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ISSUE Nr 4 on this archive

News Page for 13th October 2002
Wycombe town centre road closure
Jeffs with further Olympian
Historical notes
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ISSUE Nr 3 on this archive

News Page for 7th October 2002
Expocoach photo report

NFBU bus run to Blackpool including Oxford Trident
14th Amersham Running Day
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ISSUE Nr 2 on this archive

News Page for 1st October 2002
Welcome to The Oxford & Chilterns Bus Page

Duxford 2002 - A report with pictures from Chris Maxfield
Developments in High Wycombe
A new livery for Oxford Bus Park & Ride
My visit to Barcelona & a VR discovered
More historical contributions on local routes
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A bumper photographic report
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News Page for 16th September 2002
Oxford Bus and route 280
Stagecoach - Oxford Darts in Devon
Thames Travel runs its first double decker
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ISSUE Nr 216 on the Oxford Bus Page