Issue "96-1" -  mid week March 24th 2020


Just a mid week note following the PM's broadcast last night and intended to keep you up to date.

I have followed the links in for our various companies and it is interesting to see what services are being maintained and with what such as Citaro 886 yesterday on Link 40 at Stokenchurch. See the picture under fleet news below.

However if anyone has any pictures of unusual workings, especially rail replacement in East Grinstead-Brighton journeys, Oxford Airline coaches are out and about, I would be delighted to receive same.

If any one has a problem with what to do and not to do you can link to this Government website. 

Announcement made March 24th regarding services from March 25th.

The Oxford Tube timetable will be reduced to a frequency of up to 20 minutes during morning peaks leaving Oxford and afternoon peaks from London.

During the day, services will run to a half - hourly timetable but will maintain a 24 hour offering.

View the Oxford Tube timetable from Wednesday 25th March 2020 


Fleet News

Carousel's 886 waits time at Stokenchurch working Link 40 from Thame on March 23rd by Gavin Francis.
Now I see its Go East Anglia fleet number is still visible, is that so that it does not get homesick!!!!

Jack Cooper has kindly provided a picture of coach 71 which is now fully adorned in Airline colours.

71 alongside 30 and 31 on March 22nd by Jack Cooper.

Gordon Scott writes "Lothian Buses stored at Lothian Motorcoaches depot at Newbridge due to COVID -19 virus cut backs from Monday morning, March 23rd services reduced."


Jim Wright wrote to say "In these very quiet times, the last day that the S3,will serve Charlbury until further notice was Saturday, March 21st."

l drove 10684 seen here at Charlbury Bell terminus, prior to doing 15:32 to Oxford.

I seem to remember taking this bus, when new, to Gaydon for the Buses event in 2016! Ed.

See above re service changes from March 25th until further notice.

Referring to issue 96 I have received a nice picture of a number of coaches now parked up following the reductions in service from March 23rd.

Rugby yard on March 23rd around 5pm.