Welcome to this first Weekly Briefing, where I will post the latest news items and any relevant pictures. It is intended that this will in some way revert to the original concept of the OCBP which was always published weekly.

After a quite a long wait the two orange E200s, which are normally used on the Link 40 but retained their 39 branding, both buses have now gained full Link 40 branding whilst retaining their orange livery. These buses were first seen earlier this week.

424 is seen on February 27th, which I think was its first day in service. Snow was starting!

It is rumoured that the four Gold ADL's, delivered last November, which have so far remained unused are to be reallocated to Stagecoach West at Gloucester. This is not so far confirmed.

However late news provided by Stagecoach Oxford is "The four Gold E400 MMCs will be transferring to Stagecoach West, initially for use on the Cheltenham Festival shuttle service from 13 to 16 March.  They will then be retained by Stagecoach West for use on a new Park & Ride service, details of which will become clearer in due course.  The plans we had for them in Oxford have been deferred for now."

David Gray has advised that he hopes to attend the races and hopefully we will then have some interesting pictures.

Just arrived from ADL, 10905 backed by the other three are seen at Horspath depot on November 24th by Gavin Francis.