12 May 2024

Citybus Fleet Update

A few updates on Plymouth Citybus

Another three Enviro 400s from Oxford have arrived this week, former Oxford 300, 303 and 308. We now have a better idea of their fleet numbers with two of them now carrying numbers in the 5000’s as shown below. They are generally having their Oxford names removed and being readied for service in their base colours although former 300 SN60BXW carries a special livery so may need a bit more work

No.RegChassisBodySeatsNewLiveryNotes
5027 OE11YNL Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 Red
5029 OE11YNK Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Apr 2011 Maroon
[300] SN60BXW Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H45/31F Feb 2010 Blue Sky Thinking  Not yet in service
[302] OE11YMY Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 OX City Purple Not yet in service
[303] OE11YNO Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 OX City Purple Not yet in service
[306] OE11YMZ Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 OX City Maroon Not yet in service
[308] OE11YNM Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 OX City Maroon Not yet in service
[313] OE11YNJ Alexander Dennis Trident E40H Alexander Enviro 400 H47/30F Jun 2011 OX City Red Not yet in service


Another three buses for Plymouth Citybus from Oxford

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Meanwhile most of the Go North West E200s are out in the orange and blue livery as acquired with Plymouth Citybus logos on the front. Three so far have been repainted in red but have yet to receive any ‘tramlines’

No.RegChassisBodySeatsNewLiveryNotes
2460 SK15GXZ Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F May 2015 RED
2461 SN16OGU Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Apr 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2462 YY16YJV Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B38F Nov 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2463 YY66PCU Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2464 YY66PCV Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2465 YY16PDO Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2466 YY66PDU Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 RED
2467 YY66PFJ Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 GNW: Plymouth Citybus
2468 YY66PFK Alexander Dennis E20D Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 B39F Nov 2016 RED


The Oxford buses will see off the Scania double deckers. The current plan is that up to 6 more Scanias will Dartline 6001-6004 in time for the new school year in September. It is also expected that some of the remaining ones will become trainers in due course.

One final bit of fleet news is that Citybus 136 was badly damaged by fire on the A38 this weekend.

The bus was not in service at the time as it was under test. I would not expect it to be repaired in view of its age.

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You can click through to Herald web site [https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/live-a38-traffic-stopped-after-9277907]

where you are promised “dramatic footage”. Once you have endured up to 30 seconds of advertising you then get 5 seconds of video – I think dramatic is a bit of an overstatement!

16 comments:

  1. Hey Graham, 5029 is YMZ, formerly 306, meaning 5028 will likely by YMY

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    1. Thanks for the correction!

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    2. i think, it will end up as 5025 - YNJ, 5026 - YNK but after that, i'm unsure as YMZ is 5029, so nowhere else for the NM NO etc to go.

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    3. 2465 is also a 66 plate :)

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  2. https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/truro-park-ride-seven-new-9281769

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  3. Kind-of connected: Go-Ahead Oxford Bus Company plans to step in if Arriva closes its High Wycombe and Aylesbury Depots at the end of July, as planned. Carousel Buses would take over most of the Arriva routes operated from High Wycombe.

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  4. Some of the buses LCD screen fonts have changed again, I haven't been able to get a picture but I think 4011 is one of them? Anyone else seen them?

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    1. Indeed I have, funny you say that! Not sure if they’ve just been given them for free out of decommissioned buses or paid for them, in my opinion if they’ve paid for them (obviously depending on price) but either way its just a waste of time when the previous screens were fine.

      Like ooo font change­čśé

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    2. This was done by an unauthorised person without permission, and is being investigated.

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    3. @Anon 19/05 @ 16:38 - seriously, someones changed the destination boards without permissions? Surely not?

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    4. If it's been done without permission, i find that worrying considering i've seen it on 161, 4011 and 2460 at the very least. Anyway, i much rather like the new style, looks clearer.

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    5. a few of the e400citys was also done to the new dest font.. there was a new dest font just before this one that matched the citybus livery text.. i much prefer that one, but as long as a dest works i have no worry on what a font looks like, and im sure passengers wont aswell.. allthough there is some e200s going around with a very faded white screen thats hard to see in the sun

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    6. Not my photo, but here's an example on 508 - https://flic.kr/p/2pT7G4Q

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  5. Random observation but it looks like Citybus are replacing a load of the destination displays on random E400s?

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  6. If you go to the PCB fleet list on their website, it's now (not totally accurately) displaying length, euro standard and gearbox info. 501 etc are definitely longer then 10.2m!

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  7. 6017 was broke down being prepped to be towed away this afternoon at Crownhill Low Level earlier, probably won't see that one again now.

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