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Issue 219
Sunday 11th March 2007
next update week ending 24th March 2007

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Please note that any comments made in this news page are those of the Editors' and in no way constitute 
any official points of view from the bus companies mentioned,  or indeed any other official body. 
As a news page we reserve the right to make valid comments as seen from an editorial point of view.

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A note regarding photographs which show drivers faces.
Following one complaint from a driver of a bus in Oxford but considering the fact that the photographs are taken of the vehicle not any person,
I will blank out the face to avoid any discomfort to the individual concerned. If you are the person involved send me an email to have this action taken.
I am sure people will realise that to ask everyone in advance of publication, whose face may appear in a picture is wholly impractical in both time and practice.
I am sorry to have to mention such a matter but we now live in a world of human rights and political correctness which must be considered.

May I first apologise for the lack of a full page last week. Unfortunately time constraints due to work prevented me from completing the page as usual. So this week there is a lot of catching up to do.

Indeed a lot is happening at present with new deliveries, changed routes and operators and new route brandings.

That business of taking photographs - a reply by Paul Dredge

Paul Dredge writes "Re your note on the photograph ban petition, the truth as always is less exciting than some would hope

gives the actual story. There is and never has been any plans to ban public photography". 

Pictures of Oxford from the sky by Kit - with acknowledgement to Microsoft

Kit writes "Not entirely bus related but hopefully of interest, Microsoft has put some very detailed aerial mapping of Oxford online - taken on some sunny summer's day last year, by the looks of things. Interesting to see the buses from an aerial view - for instance, in Queen Street: -

or Gloucester Green from a "Bird's Eye View": -

with an Oxford Tube and espress coach waiting. Apologies for the randomness but it's certainly challenging identifying some of the more obscure liveries from the roof and side only!"

Victoria Coach Station celebrates its 75th Anniversary with pictures from Gavin Francis and Peter Edgar

Both my contributors sent pictures but it does seem to have been a rather low key affair. However as can be seen from the pictures below, there was good representation from coaches in liveries familiar to those now gone.

A very nice touch is the use of old photographs and fleet names on the windows of the waiting area as shown in the pictures from Gavin Francis.



Both Gavin and Peter sent pictures of the coaches attending the event.


Photos taken as noted in the captions

Peter Edgar was on an overbridge near Stokenchurch to take this excellent picture of the Midland Red coach on the M40 homeward bound.

Let the train take the strain or how the bus came off worst by Peter Edgar

Seen on the A40 by Gipsy Corner a Metroline Trident loses an argument with a train on 10th March !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Bennett takes a day out to view Solos 

Michael took a day out to Witney and produced some nice pictures of the current bus scene in the town. He writes "I have been out and about in the "Stagecoach Oxford" area on Saturday, ostensibly to photograph the new Solos allocated to Witney garage.  My first encounter was at Lechlade where 47450 was passing through on the 1208 service 64 to Swindon.  Back into the car and on to Bampton, where my wife happily spent a half  hour shopping in the quilting supplies shop whilst I photographed the 1300 bus "rush hour" - well all of the services arrive and depart within a few minutes so you can get three buses at the same time - and then nothing for 50 minutes.  I saw three Solos, 47449, 47452/3 on services 18 and 19.


We bought a take away lunch in Bampton and ate it in a lay-by overlooking the eastern end of Brize Norton airfield - not much activity today - just a C17 running up its engines ready for take off.


Arriving in Witney around 1400 we parked in Welch Way car park.  The C17 seen earlier flew over as we walked away from the car park.  A handy spot for photos is at the junction with High Street, so I took several there, including the Worths Motor Services of Enstone's Dart/Pointer Y4 WMS, and a couple of older buses from the Stagecoach fleet.

I walked on up to the Market Square where most of the bus services call, and it was quite busy with Solos of course.  However, there was quite a variety of older Stagecoach buses again, plus one Thames Travel Solo passing through on its way to Berinsfield on the X15.  The Citaro from Worths made its appearance at 1455, and again at 1503 on its way back to Finstock and Hailey on the 69. 


The shadows were getting a bit long by 1520 so I gave up trying to get any more worthwhile photos and went window shopping instead, just to get ideas for the next camera to buy - my Nikon D70 is approaching three years  - quite old for a digital camera.  Up to the time I bought it I had been using an Olympus OM1 that was second-hand in 1989 and it still gave superb photos.  Still, if we were not using digital cameras you would not be seeing these photos so quickly after they were taken - the film would still be in the camera waiting to be finished.

Stagecoach's 20011 display the new branding for route 200 in this picture by Michael Bennett.

Witney again and pictures from Chris Maxfield


Chris's pictures show the Volvo B10Ms before branding. More pictures by Gavin Francis of these buses appear under the Stagecoach heading below.

New coaches and old in Scotland with Citylink and Megabus by Chris Maxfield

Chris visited Glasgow last week and we thought readers would be interested in the new coaches for Citylink and Megabus. Chris says they "go on forever" !

Also her has included some pictures of the old Tube M A N s which are being replaced by the new Volvos.

The new Volvos some on "07" plates the first for this page.

Nearly at the end of the road with the group the ex Oxford Tube  M A N 24-250s are still giving good service.
They are advertised for sale on the Plaxton site in Route One.

The Megabus liveried coaches can still be seen in London
as shown in Gavin Francis's picture taken yesterday at Victoria. They also still look very smart.

Road closure in Oxford causes diversions

Due to a road closure of New Rd on 11th March 05:00-10:00 route U1 to Harcourt Hill was diverted via Oxpens Rd and Hollybush row returning via Hollybush row, Oxpens Rd, Norfolk St and Castle St.

Route 4A to Elms rise, 4B to Cumnor and 4C Dean court were diverted via Oxpens Rd and Hollybush row with return via Hollyush row, Oxpens Rd, Old Greyfriars St and Castle St.

Route 7 to Kidlington was diverted via Oxpens Rd, Hollybush row and Park End St, and return.

Routes X70/X80/X90 to Oxford city and Oxford tube to Oxford were diverted via Oxpens Rd, Hollybush row and Park End St with return journeys running via Park End St, Hollybush row, Oxpens Rd, Speedwell St and St Aldates.

Thanks to Alexander for this information. 

Amersham & District Running days 2007 - dates for your diary 

Amersham & District Running Days for 2007 are as follows: 

Sun 13 May 2007 - 3rd Slough/Windsor Running Day based on Slough Bus Station 

Sun 24 June 2007 - 2nd Hemel Hempstead Running Day based on Hemel Hempstead Bus Station                        

Sun 30 September 2007 - 19th Amersham Running Day based on Amersham but commemorating the 30th anniversary of the closure of HE Garage (30/09/1977) so there will be a reconstruction of certain routes in the High Wycombe area.

Another good week for news although the picture stakes have been a little less than usual.

Malcolm Crowe - Sunday 11th March 2007

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News of the local companies – 11th March 2007

Several readers who follow this page each week are aware of my predilection for pictures of the 342 service from Stokenchurch. Gavin Francis has obliged with today's offering which is a rather new Dart, 3838, normally to be found on the TfL service U9. Imagine our surprise when it turned up on the 342 today! Sadly it does not have blinds for this service and so the inevitable piece of paper had to suffice for indication.


Gavin Francis writes "Not seen this one on 500 before."

Pete Cannon wrote saying "Thought you might like to no W482YGS has at last been repainted in Arriva turquoise. It was in London red. Also P525.YJO has received electronic blinds but I’ve not seen H368.XGC or H370.XGC for a couple of weeks. Any ideas were they might be  cheers?"

Coincidentally Malcolm Hyland writes "Also attached is a shot of Arriva the Shires 3482 - back from repaint out of London red on Monday I understand."

Glenn Knight sent a picture of this coach saying "M943 LYR Greenline coach on 847 St Clement Dane School in the new livery."

Daniel Bailey wrote to send this picture of 3613 on school bus duties with Private Hire on the blind.

Glenn Knight sent these pictures of Scanias in Luton.

Three interesting pictures from Gavin Francis. Unusually the new red Dart on the 33 at High Wycombe.
The accident damaged VDL has returned from repair but lacks full vinyls.
The latest addition to the training fleet is seen above.

Renault AL1 on the A40 to Heathrow last week. Picture by Malcolm Hyland

News is now emerging that Heyfordian have acquired Tappins and that the legal ownership changed from March 5th 2007. So lets have some pictures of Tappins with the new legals on.

The current order of Tappins is seen in this picture by Chris Maxfield.

As planned operation of the 737 Oxford-Stansted service was taken over by Stagecoach last Monday using five brand new Scania K340/Caetano Levante coaches with fleet number 59211-59215.

Readers sent in pictures of the new coaches in service. 59214 made the first journey from Stansted at 0045 on 5th March and 59212 was the coach used on the 0100 from Oxford.

Pictures by Gavin Francis.

Pictures by Chris Maxfield

Picture by Eurotruck pics.

Pictures in High Wycombe by Malcolm Hyland.

Finally and just in case a spare coach has arrived at Oxford to cover in the running in period of the Levantes.
So far it has not seen any use.

Having asked for information on OBC this week I have a lot of detail from you. The news of the week must be the impending arrival of the ten new Volvo coaches.

Panthers on the prowl

I am grateful to the company for first details of the new coaches due for the X70 Heathrow service. 

These are ten brand new Volvo B10B/Plaxton Panther bodied coaches which carry the Airline livery now so familiar on the M40 route. 

These coaches are said to be the first Euro 5 spec coaches in the UK joining the recently delivered fleet of Euro 5 Mercedes Benz Citaro buses now in use on the Abingdon corridor. 

Ray Stenning has produced ten new rear end designs for the new coaches so watch out for “a passage to India” and “smile by the Nile” as the new coaches enter service.

Fleet numbers 81-90 are being used with the cherished registrations AB to KB07 OXF.

We await further details of the new coaches but keep your eyes peeled for vehicles on delivery in the coming days.

In the period running up to the arrival of the new fleet X90 coaches can be seen on the airport services.

James Webb writes "Spotted your comments regarding a lack of news on OBC in recent weeks so thought I'd fill you in with some of my personal observations from the last couple of weeks. Sorry there aren't any photos.

801-812 are now all in service branded for route 5; 814 has appeared in the latest variant of the OBC red livery branded simply 'city' with lots of place names on the side similar to the Citaros. 815, still unrefurbished, was operating on service 15 towards the end of last week but I haven't seen 813 for a while so maybe this one is away being worked on?

Gavin Francis caught up with 812 and 814 in Queen Street last week.
Indeed 815 is still in the old livery or was last week.

My regular journey to and from work is on service 15 - a temporary "roadworks" timetable with extended journey times, slightly reduced frequency and more recovery time in Wood Farm was introduced on Sun 25 Feb. As well as the regular branded vehicles (818-821) the last few weeks have seen all the 'common user' Citaros (i.e. 835-838) appear at some stage, sometimes two at a time. We have also had the occasional Trident (from the 101-105 pool) and B10B (almost invariably the double-door type, and often 629 or 641, both now wearing OBC red).

The travel shop at Gloucester Green closed on 19 Feb and re-opened in Debenhams on 20 Feb. OBC are now issuing smartcards branded 'the key' (see ): I have been using one on trial since November and they are superb - just pass your wallet over the driver's ticket machine and the card is 'read'. They can also be topped up on-line or over the phone which makes them a lot more convenient than the magnetic freedom cards. The validators for these now all have stickers on them advertising the new smartcard."

Alexander writes to note last week that  :-

Tridents 101-2 on 400

Citaro 835 on 8

Most unusually A Park and Ride Trident operated 35B. The 35B doesn't ran Sat daytimes so do you know what it was doing?

Not sure what a Citaro was doing in Gloucester Green yesterday? Picture by Gavin Francis

A blast from the past 

Derek writes to say "Went down to the M4 to see the Football specials and pictured this ex Oxford Leopard MUD 27W thought you might like to see, it is vinyled up as the Goldfinger Experience (Goldfinger, Bedford)

R H Transport Services

Running bus services along narrow country roads can make cleaning difficult and the above pictures make the point.
Pictures from Chris Maxfield and Gavin Francis

First of all some fleet news for Oxfordshire. Note that the Varios are moving to Kent.


fleet movements last period









R904 XFC

Volvo B10M - Delicensed to Banbury



P625 PGP

Dennis Dart - Banbury to Reserve



P626 PGP

Dennis Dart - Oxford to Reserve



P626 PGP

Dennis Dart - Oxford to Reserve




Scania K340 - New to National Express




Scania K340 - New to National Express




Scania K340 - New to National Express




Scania K340 - New to National Express




Scania K340 - New to National Express




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney




Optare Solo - New to Witney



S371 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S372 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S373 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S374 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S377 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S379 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S380 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S381 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent



S382 DFC

Mercedes  814D - Witney to East Kent







vehicles in reserve







S375 DFC

Mercedes 814D ( East Kent)



S378 DFC

Mercedes 814D ( East Kent)



David Harris writes "Some info for you regarding Stagecoach service 7:  Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Route 7 between Kidlington, Oxford and Barton is to be split into two halves from Sunday 1st April 2007 to improve the reliability of the service. The service will now run the following routes from this date.

There will be no through service between Kidlington and Barton, but Stagecoach will offer through travel tickets and passengers will have to change between buses in Oxford City Centre.

The night buses N7 to Kidlington and N17 to Barton will also continue to operate as at present.

D Catto writes "I have been viewing your web site for some time now and find it an interesting read. My interest is mainly Megabus (as I work for the same company as you but at the other end of the country). Whilst looking at the older pictures of stagecoach vehicles I recognised one of the D---FYM batch if Leyland deckers and thought that you might be interested to know that a number of this batch are currently running schools services (painted yellow) out of the Stagecoach Bluebird (Peterhead) depot up here in the north east of Scotland."

New branding for the 17 and 200 in pictures 

Pictures by Gavin Francis.

Pictures by Mike Bennett and Gavin Francis.

Other news from Oxford

The seven Darts for the 10 are now in service fully branded, the last being 33763.

Work has now started on 33821 and 33822 but these are not being branded. They will however receive new destination equipment and interior refurbs.

33821 pictured by Chris Maxfield


United Counties 

Roland Clausen-Thue writes "Hi Malcolm, and thanks for your excellent weekly webpage which I always look forward to seeing. 

I was very interested to read of the Stagecoach Olympian being branded for the X5.  I know several people (including myself) who would certainly make the effort to have a ride on it if they had some idea when it would be running, particularly if it was put on a regular working, so any information from contacts on its scheduling will be gratefully received! 

16209 (R34 TAC ex 83CBD, WLT528, R703 DNH). Picture by Mike Penn

More information can be obtained from the company.


Fleet news from the company proves very interesting. They cover the changes at Stratford Blue as well as other movements.

fleet movement - last period



F628 MSL

Leyland Olympian - Transfer from Rugby to Leamington


F634 MSP

Leyland Olympian - Transfer from Nuneaton to Leamington


F516 NJE

Leyland Olympian - Transfer from Reserve to Stratford


F517 NJE

Leyland Olympian - Transfer from Reserve to Stratford


P527 EFL

Volvo Olympian  - Transfer from Bedford to Reserve


P539 EFL

Volvo Olympian  - Transfer from Bedford to Reserve


M202 LHP

Volvo B10M - Transfer from Rugby to Northampton


P217 HBD

Volvo B10M - Transfer from Nuneaton to Bedford


P218 HBD

Volvo B10M - Transfer from Nuneaton to Bedford


N813 DNE

Volvo B10M - Transfer from Rugby to Bedford



Scania OmniCity - New from WCC to Nuneaton



Scania OmniCity - New from WCC to Nuneaton



Scania OmniCity - New from WCC to Nuneaton



Scania OmniCity - New from WCC to Nuneaton



Scania OmniCity - New from WCC to Nuneaton


P101 HNH

Dennis Dart  - Transfer from Reserve to Stratford


K575 NHC

Dennis Dart  - Transfer from Bedford to Stratford


P629 PGP

Dennis Dart  - Transfer from Witney to Stratford


P630 PGP

Dennis Dart  - Transfer from Witney to Stratford


P330 JND

Volvo B6LE - Transfer from Nuneaton to Rugby


P677 NOJ

Volvo B6LE - Transfer from Nuneaton to Rugby


N349 AVV

Mercedes 709D - Transfer from Nuneaton to Disposal


N354 AVV

Mercedes 709D - Transfer from Rugby to Disposal


vehicles on loan from Ensign Bus




Ayatts  Open Top




Ayatts  Open Top



H648 GPF

Volvo B10M - Open Top



DTG 370V

MCW Metrobus - Open Top



EWF 450V

MCW Metrobus - Open Top



BYX 219V

MCW Metrobus - Open Top



vehicles in reserve



V119 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



V120 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



V174 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



V122 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



V175 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



V133 MVX

Dennis  Dart SLF - Centre Door Conversion



P527 EFL

Volvo Olympian - Open Top Conversion



P539 EFL

Volvo Olympian - Open Top Conversion


Happy Birthday to the Tube on its 20th birthday

7th March 1987 - 2007

also the date when Thames Transit started

The first of the fleet March 7th 1987

Of some interest is the arrival of an ex Oxford Megabus Olympian in Exeter. It will be used on the X38 and is being repainted for that service.

Picture by Dave Godley.


Scott Howard writes with a fleet update.

Just an update on the coach fleet at Swanbrook....

UJI 1761 Volvo B10M/Plaxton Paramount II 3500 - In Service, Private Hire/853 Cheltenham - Oxford

UJI 1762 Volvo B10M/Plaxton Paramount II 3500 - In Service, Private Hire/853 Cheltenham - Oxford

UJI 1763 Volvo B10M/Plaxton Paramount II 3500 - Withdrawn, Interior Fire. Awaiting Scrapping.

B120 UUD Leyland Tiger/Plaxton Paramount I 3500 - In Service, All Routes/Services As Required.

T35 CNN Scania/Irizar Intercentury - Sold At Auction, Feb '07.

C142 SPB Leyland Tiger/Berkhof Everest - Withdrawn. Stored In Yard, Future Uncertain.

M407 BFG Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere - Arrived 3rd Mar '07, Ex. East London Coaches (Stagecoach)

M409 BFG Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere - Arrived 3rd Mar '07, Ex. East London Coaches (Stagecoach)


The two Premiere's have been acquired to replace 1763 & T35 - they are intended for private hire use mainly but will probably be used on the 853 when circumstances require them.


Regarding the pictures in Issue 216 (18/2/07) the silver 'Marshall bodied something-or-other' is SK51 SBK - a Dennis Super Pointer Dart.


If you have a digital camera and wish to submit photos for this page please send them to the me at



More on the short Ford ex Midland Red used by COMS from Robin Clare

I have just managed to get around to reading the mega-page for 31st January. Just how many hours a week do you spend producing it? Keep up the good work. 

The item that caught my eye was the reference to the ex-Midland Red Ford. Absolute beast. 

We had at Wantage for the Abingdon Town Service. I don't suppose the route exists in a recognisable form now, but I could go out and drive it tomorrow. 

The vehicle was a standard Plaxton bodied service bus, with a sizeable chunk taken out of the middle. It was very fast, but wandered all over the road because of the short wheelbase. Everything was air-operated - including the wipers. 

One Summer Saturday morning, probably July 1978-ish, I was standby driver at Wantage garage. I was instructed to take the Ford to Gloucester Green, and report to Inspector Jim Goldberg .............who remembers him! As soon as I arrived, in torrential rain, I was directed to a huge crowd of people with copious amounts of luggage and kids, and told to take as many as I could to Southsea!!!!! 

What a journey. The A34 was little more than a country lane in those days, and weather conditions were atrocious. When I finally arrived, I called at the Southdown Garage at Hilsea and they gave me a driver to act as guide to drop off at various hotels. 

I can't see that happening nowadays.

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Coming events, models and useful links

New casting from Britbus

A new casting with a local flavour has been released by Britbus as a picture from Mark Lyons shows. It is a nice model but as Mark says, a little pricey at £33.

Oxford Bus 125 commemorative book

In last week's issue I mentioned that Oxford Bus were publishing a book to commemorate the 125 years of public transport in Oxford. Thanks to Phil Ashworth I have had a review copy and hereunder give my thoughts on this book.

The book is well presented and includes a number of historical pictures of interest including some I had not seen before. The modern pictures have received a nice treatment reflecting the modern fleet against a background of typical Oxford architecture. The Botley Road rail bridge gets a mention and a picture of an AEC pre war decker which has done battle with said bridge and come off worse from its encounter is included.

The book, whilst rather small to reflect the 125 years in detail is nevertheless a must for all who love Oxford, historians and enthusiasts alike.

Copies of the book can be bought from the Oxford Bus Company, Cowley House, Watlington Rd, Oxford OX4 6GA. The cost is £5.95 including postage. Cheques should be made payable to "Oxford Bus Company", it is also available in person from the Oxford Bus Museum during normal opening hours. 

DVD s by Robin Clare

The full details of DVDs available from Robin Clare may be found at his web site :-

Latest Citaro models revealed

Dave Rogers sent the following press release.


Mercedes-Benz Citaro - ukbus 5004 Arriva Manchester  -  ukbus 5007 Oxford Bus


Creative Master Northcord Limited is proud to release two brand new liveries on its well known Mercedes-Benz Citaro casting. Both models have received significant, yet different, modifications to the tooling in order to represent, as close to 100% accuracy as possible, the real buses on the roads. 

ukbus 5004 represents fleet number Arriva North West’s 2851 (CX55 EAA). This Mercedes Citaro is one of three such vehicles with dedicated route branding for service 700 and with the destination set to Manchester. The model features a redesigned interior layout that includes the reduced seating capacity and luggage racks. 

Starting on 29th October 2005, Arriva North West’s service 700 runs from Manchester’s Piccadilly Railway Station to Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. For the service, 3 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were purchased and numbered 2851-3. They were painted in the same style and colours as the Scania OmniCity buses that already operated between John Lennon and Liverpool city centre. 

ukbus 5007 represents fleet number 830 (X13 OXF) of Oxford Bus Company. 830 entered service in December 2003, to upgrade the X3 & X13 Oxford – Abingdon services. The bus was painted in a new and distinctive livery designed by Best Impressions. 

ukbus 5007 features the smooth, curved windscreen with the destination display set behind the windscreen glass rather than the protruding destination found on the Park & Ride Citaros in the fleet. This feature is one of the standard specifications on other Citaros that the Go-Ahead Group has purchased. 

Mercedes-Benz Citaro ukbus 5004 and 5007 models are each a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, double-glazed windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on both models is the extensive portrayal of handrails. The headlight / indicator units at the front and indicator / tail light units at the rear are made of individual components to look more realistic.


The brand new single-door Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The ukbus 5004 and 5007 models are limited to 1700 pieces worldwide respectively. 


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Visit the "OXFORD BUS PAGE" Archive 1998 - 2002

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These are three most interesting sites which I do recommend

Bus Zone Logo (2421 bytes)

Mike Penn's photo page with much from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire as well as Buckinghamshire

Chris Lowe's Photo page - mainly North West UK

The Oxford Bus Museum

Ray Jackson Art

A web site which has paintings of buses.
Nice present for a Christmas or Birthday wish list !!


Stagecoach Handbook for 2006
from British Bus Publishing

Arriva Handbook for 2006-2007
from British Bus Publishing

The latest handbooks are now on sale, the ever
popular Stagecoach edition now in its 13th year.


Bus Services in Buckinghamshire

Bus services in Oxfordshire

Where are the Chilterns?

Visit this informative site through the link below.

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Map showing the Chilterns Hills beginning in Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley and stretching north-east through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire. The highest points are over 250m. There are various water courses running from the Chilterns to the South East.

Visit the "OXFORD BUS PAGE" Archive 1998 - 2002

Visit the "OXFORD & CHILTERN BUS PAGE " Archives from October 2002