Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,
This page created 27th February 2002, updated 14th February 2016

DAF Optare Histories:

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled as I garner information from a variety of sources. Particularly useful have been:

DA 1   F54 CWY    4/89 TB new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B47F:
                          trainer (Bromley)
       WLT 400    5/89    reregistered
                  7/89 TB into service on B1 (Eltham - Coney Hall)
                  1/90 TH transfer for 109 (Thornton Heath)
                  6/90 TB return
                  2/91 PD transfer to Private Hire fleet (Plumstead)
                 10/91 PD repainted: white with red bands
                  5/92 PD white with a red stripe
                 11/92 AP transfer (Seven Kings)
       F802 NGY  11/92    reregistered
                  3/93 WK transfer (Hounslow Heath) 
                  1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink)
                          bought by Gailymatic
                  1995    bought by London United (Westlink) 
                  1999    bought by Rest & Ride, Smethwick
               by 7/03    bought by Barnsley & District for spares

DA 2   F551 SHX   6/89 RA new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B30D+52:
                          dual-doorway, dot-matrix display
                          into store, Waterloo
                  7/89 RA trainer
                  9/89 RA into service on 507, Red Arrow
                       RA also used on 503, 510
                  7/90    to Optare Leeds, converted to B49F, single door
                  7/90 WK transfer for 110 (Westlink) 
        A5 LBR    3/93 WK reregistered 
                  1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink)
                  9/95    taken over by London United (Westlink)
                 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81
                  1997    dot-matrix display replaced with blinds;
                          repainted in new London United livery:
                          red, dk grey skirt, light grey roof, white line, 
                 12/97 WK 
                 12/99    in store, withdrawn
                  2000    bought by McKindless, Wishaw, #DA601


G785 PWL Optare demonstrator, white, single door 11.8m, B53F+24 1/90 HH on loan to Westlink (Hounslow Heath)(17/1-20/1) 1/90 TH on loan (20/1-4/2) 2/90 CF on loan: used on 168 (6/2-12/2) 2/90 SF on loan: used on 72, 149, 253 2/90 HW on loan (Southall) 1990 AV on loan: used on 98 3/90 AP on loan (Seven Kings) 5/90 AP used in service, dot matrix display, silver, red stripe
DA 3 G931 MYG 3/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 repainted new Westlink livery: red, grey swoop, flash 4/97 used on 81 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 1997 repainted in new Westlink livery: red, dk grey skirt, light grey roof, white line, black/orange flash 12/97 WK 1999 bought by Dart Buses, Paisley, #R20 11/00 sold to North-East Bus Breakers 7/01 bought by Munro, Jedburgh DA 1 bought by Wiltax, New Haw */08 sold DA 4 G932 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 12/97 WK 12/99 in store, withdrawn bought by Rest & Ride, Smethwick 12/01 bought by McKindless, Wishaw by 2/03 withdrawn for spares presumed scrapped DA 5 G933 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 12/97 WK 1999 bought by Dart Buses, Paisley, #R21 11/00 sold to North-East Bus Breakers 7/01 bought by Munro, Jedburgh by 9/05 scrapped by Munro DA 6 G934 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) WK used on 110 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 12/97 WK 1999 bought by Dart Buses, Paisley, #R22 11/00 sold to North-East Bus Breakers James King, Newton Stewart 3/08 sold for scrap DA 7 G935 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 12/97 WK 1999 bought by Rest & Ride, Smethwick Thandi Coaches 1/04 sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 3/04 bought by McKindless, Wishaw 5/09 scrapped DA 8 G936 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) */95 WK used on 110 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 11/95 WK re-allocated to 81 12/97 WK 1999 bought by Rest & Ride, Smethwick Thandi Coaches 1/04 sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 2/04 bought by Poynters Coaches, Wye by 3/08 scrapped DA 9 G937 MYG 4/90 WK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B49F+23 (Westlink) 4/90 WK into service on 110 1/94 WK privatised to Stanwell Buses, (Westlink) 9/95 taken over by London United (Westlink) 12/97 WK 12/99 in store, withdrawn bought by Rest & Ride, Smethwick by 11/02 bought by City Solutions, Walsall 1/04 sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 2/04 bought by Poynters Coaches, Wye by 1/07 bought by M Travel, Normanton Yorkshire 9/09 bought by AOT Coaches, Hucknall WKZ 8692 10/09 bought by Rogers, Bestwood Village 12/10 presumed scrapped
G684 KNW 1/90 demonstrator, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 DP36D+39 1/90 DT on loan to Kentishbus (Dartford) DA10 9/91 AP bought by London Buses (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 1994 BK repainted all-red 12/97 BK 98-00 BK 1/01 PD transfer, trainer (Plumstead) 3/02 PD trainer 26010 renumbered 1/03 repainted lime green training livery 3/05 transfer to Stagecoach East Kent 2008 Stagecoach East Kent, 26010 6/09 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA11 J711 CYG 4/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: to store (Seven Kings) 5/92 AP into service 11/92 T transfer (Leyton) 3/93 AP return.. 3/93 BK ..transfer (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 5/01 BK into store 7/01 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 7/01 TB transfer, trainer (Bromley) 3/02 TB trainer 26011 renumbered 11/05 TB repainted in green Earn & Learn livery 11/06 BW transfer, trainer (Bow) 6/07 WA transfer, trainer (Waterden Road) 12/07 RM transfer, trainer (Rainham: WA closes) 2008 RM trainer 4/09 NS transfer, trainer (North Street) 8/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 8/09 sold to Ripley (Carlton) DA12 J712 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 5/01 BK trainer 6/01 BK into store 7/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 7/01 BK transfer, trainer 3/02 BK trainer 26012 renumbered 12/05 BK trainer, repainted red, blue skirt 2/06 transfer to Yorkshire Traction 26012 by 11/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA13 J713 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 472 YMF reregistered long-term loan to South-West Trains (Winchester): repainted in SWT livery: used on feeder services J713 DAP reregistered 4/00 PD returned to Stagecoach London, trainer (Plumstead) 1/01 PD trainer (white/stripes) 3/02 PD trainer 7/02 PD trainer: painted overall Contravision green: "L'earn & Earn" 26013 PD renumbered 1/04 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 4/06 transfer to Stagecoach Lincolnshire Road Car 26013 2008 Stagecoach Lincolnshire Road Car, trainer 5/09 sold to Wigley (Carlton) forscrap DA14 J714 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 5/01 BK into store 7/01 BK trainer 12/01 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 3/02 TL trainer 26014 renumbered 6/05 repainted green Earn and Learn livery 4/06 transfer to Stagecoach Road Car 2008 Stagecoach Lincolnshire Road Car, trainer 7/09 withdrawn 10/09 sold for scrap DA15 J715 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK YLJ 332 reregistered long-term loan to South-West Trains (Winchester): repainted in SWT livery: used on feeder services J715 DAP reregistered 4/00 PD returned to Stagecoach London, trainer (Plumstead) 1/01 PD trainer (white/stripes) 3/02 PD trainer 26015 PD renumbered 1/04 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 5/05 repainted in purple Learn & Earn livery 8/05 transfer to Stagecoach West 2008 Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester 26015, trainer by 7/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA16 J716 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 5/01 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 6/01 BK return into store 7/01 BK trainer 12/01 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 3/02 TL trainer 26016 TL renumbered, trainer 9/06 TL into store 9/07 sold to PVS (Carlton) DA17 J717 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 7/01 BK return, trainer 1/02 TL transfer, trainer 3/02 TL trainer 26017 renumbered 9/03 repainted into purple training livery 11/04 transfer to Stagecoach East Kent 2008 Stagecoach East Kent 26017, trainer 6/09 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA18 J718 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store, then trainer 9/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 3/02 U trainer 26018 renumbered 1/05 TB transfer, trainer 3/05 TB repainted, Learn & Earn green, trainer 4/06 transfer to Stagecoach Road Car 2008 Stagecoach Lincolnshire Road Car, trainer 26018 10/09 sold to PVS (Carlton) for scrap DA19 J719 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 AG transfer into store (Ash Grove) 9/01 BK transfer, trainer 3/02 BK trainer 26019 renumbered 12/04 transfer to Stagecoach West HIL 6075 reregistered 2008 Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester, trainer 26019 by 10/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA20 J720 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store 7/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 3/02 U trainer 26020 renumbered 2/06 transfer to Stagecoach Devon as trainer by 2/08 donated to Torbay Council: mobile help unit "The Bus" Torbay Council: Street Safe Bus 1/11 transfer to South Devon College, Paignton DA21 J721 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 3/02 T trainer 26021 T renumbered 5/03 T repainted into purple training livery 4/04 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 5/06 transfer to Stagecoach Devon 2008 Stagecoach Yorkshire Traction, trainer 26021 by 11/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA22 J722 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 3/02 U trainer 26022 renumbered 11/04 transfer to Stagecoach East Scotland by 8/07 transfer to Stagecoach Strathtay, trainer 2008 Stagecoach Strathtay, trainer 26022 6/09 sold DA23 J723 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store 7/01 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 3/02 T trainer 26023 T renumbered 6/03 T repainted into purple training livery 4/04 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 2/06 transfer to Stagecoach Devon as trainer 2008 Stagecoach Devon, trainer 26023 by 1/09 sold to Chepstow Classic Buses DA24 J724 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store 7/01 TB transfer, trainer (Bromley) 3/02 TB trainer 26024 renumbered 3/03 repainted: lime green trainer livery 4/04 TB trainer 11/06 BW transfer, trainer (Bow) 6/07 WA transfer, trainer (Waterden Road) 12/07 RM transfer, trainer (Rainham: WA closes) 2008 RM trainer 4/09 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 6/09 T trainer: repainted red 9/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 9/09 sold to Ripley (Carlton) DA25 J725 CYG 5/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 5/01 BK into store 7/01 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 3/02 T trainer 26025 T renumbered 6/03 T repainted into purple training livery 4/04 BK transfer, trainer 2/06 transfer to Yorkshire Traction 2008 Stagecoach Yorkshire Traction, trainer 26025 by 11/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA26 J726 CYG 6/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 6/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 98-00 BK 1/01 PD transfer, trainer (Plumstead) 3/02 PD trainer 26026 renumbered 1/04 TB transfer, trainer (Bromley) 4/05 transfer to Stagecoach West 2008 Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester, trainer 26026 by 7/09 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA27 J727 CYG 6/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 6/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 1994 BK used on 25 12/97 BK 7/01 AG transfer into store (Ash Grove) 9/01 BK transfer, trainer 3/02 BK trainer 26027 renumbered 2/06 transfer to Stagecoach Devon 2008 Stagecoach Devon, trainer 26027 9/11 sold to Wigley (Carlton) for scrap DA28 J728 CYG 6/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 6/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) AP used on 247 3/93 BK transfer with 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store 7/01 TB transfer, trainer (Bromley) 3/02 TB trainer 26028 renumbered 3/04 repainted 1/05 transfer to Stagecoach West 2008 Stagecoach Swindon & District, trainer 26028 5/09 sold to Wigley (Carlton) for scrap 8/09 scrapped DA29 J729 CYG 6/92 AP new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 6/92 AP into service on 148, 150, 129 (Seven Kings) 1/93 BK transfer, trainer (Barking) 3/93 BK service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 1994 BK used on 25 12/97 BK 7/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 3/02 U trainer 26029 U renumbered 11/06 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 2008 TL trainer 4/09 TL trainer, lime green 10/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 10/09 sold to Ripley (Carlton) DA30 K630 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 3/02 U trainer 26030 renumbered 11/04 transfer to Stagecoach East Scotland by 8/07 transfer to Stagecoach Strathtay, trainer 2008 Stagecoach Strathtay, trainer 26030 by 9/08 donated to charity by 7/10 Touch Primary School, Dunfermline: mobile classroom by 6/12 Fife Constabulary: mobile youth centre DA31 K631 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 2/95 BK used on 169 12/97 BK 5/01 BK into store 7/01 BK trainer 3/02 BK trainer 26031 renumbered repainted to green Earn & Learn training livery 2/06 transfer to Yorkshire Traction 2008 Stagecoach Yorkshire Traction, trainer 26031 by 11/08 sold to Wigley (Carlton) DA32 K632 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 BK into store 7/01 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 11/01 TB transfer, trainer (Bromley) 2/02 TB trainer: struck five cars, wall, motorbike and caravan! 2/02 T return, trainer 26032 T renumbered 4/04 BK transfer, trainer 5/06 transfer to Stagecoach Devon 2008 Stagecoach Devon, trainer 26032 3/08 sold to Chepstow Classic Buses DA33 K633 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 7/01 AG transfer into store (Ash Grove) 9/01 BK transfer, trainer 3/02 BK trainer 12/02 repainted purple training livery 26033 renumbered 2/06 transfer to Yorkshire Traction 2008 Stagecoach Yorkshire Traction, trainer 26033 by 3/08 numbered T3 3/08 sold to PVS (Carlton) for scrap DA34 K634 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 98-00 BK 1/01 PD transfer, trainer (Plumstead) 3/02 PD trainer 26034 renumbered 11/03 TB transfer into store (Bromley) 12/03 PD transfer, trainer 1/04 PD repainted purple Earn'n Learn 2008 PD trainer 4/09 PD trainer 9/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 9/09 sold to Ripley (Carlton) DA35 K635 HWX 5/93 BK new to London Buses, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 B40D+31 dual door: 5/93 BK into service on 169 (Barking) 9/94 BK privatised to Stagecoach East London 12/97 BK 2/01 PD transfer, trainer (Plumstead) 3/02 PD trainer 26035 PD renumbered 1/04 TL transfer, trainer (Catford) 4/06 transfer to Stagecoach Road Car by 2/08 converted to mobile health unit ticket machine trainer, Lincoln staff room, Hull by 4/10 transfer to Stagecoach Oxford as ticket machine trainer by 1/15 sold? J403 LKO 9/91 new to East Kent, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 single door B49F 7/97 East Kent #1403 7/00 Stagecoach South East #1403 repainted in Stagecoach white/red/blue/swoops 7/02 Canterbury 7/02 U transfer to store at Stagecoach London (Upton Park) DA36 8/02 TB classified, transfer, trainer (Bromley) 26003 renumbered 2/03 TB repainted: lime-green training livery 11/06 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 6/07 WA transfer, trainer (Waterden Road) 12/07 RM transfer, trainer (Rainham: WA closes) */08 RM repainted red, iBus trainer 4/09 BK transfer, trainer (Barking) 6/10 RM transfer, trainer 5/11 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 2/12 sold for scrap: Shelton Motors, (Ramsey, Cambridgeshire) J401 LKO 8/91 new to East Kent, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 single door B49F 7/97 East Kent #1401 7/00 Stagecoach South East #1401 7/02 transfer to Basingstoke, trainer #9421 DA37 9/02 transfer to Stagecoach London 10/02 NS trainer (North Street) 12/02 repainted purple training livery 26001 renumbered 8/03 NS repainted in purple training livery 11/06 T transfer, trainer (Leyton) 6/07 WA transfer, trainer (Waterden Road) 12/07 RM transfer, trainer (Rainham: WA closes) 2008 RM trainer 4/09 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 10/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 10/09 sold to Ripley (Carlton) J402 LKO 9/91 new to East Kent, Optare Delta, DAF SB220 single door B49F 7/97 East Kent #1402 7/00 Stagecoach South East #1402 7/02 transfer to Hastings, trainer #9412 DA38 9/02 TB transfer to Stagecoach London, trainer (Bromley) 10/02 U transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 26002 renumbered 3/05 transfer to Stagecoach West 2008 Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester, trainer 26002 by 1/15 sold?
MTL London 254 F848 YJX 6/89 DAF SB220LC550 318846, Optare Delta 607, B49F 6/89 new, Ogden, St Helens Merseybus 11/95 PB transfer to MTL London (Potters Bar): painted dk red DAF848 1996 renumbered used on 310A/B 4/97 repainted red/cream, branded for 310A/B 12/97 MTL London 7/98 taken over by Metroline 12/99 Metroline London Northern 4/00 bought by Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry, S.Humberside 255 F849 YJX 6/89 DAF SB220LC550 318803, Optare Delta 601, DP48F 6/89 new, Ogden, St Helens R&I Coaches 10/95 PB transfer to MTL London (Potters Bar): painted dk red DAF849 1996 renumbered used on 310A/B 4/97 repainted red/cream, branded for 310A/B 12/97 MTL London 7/98 taken over by Metroline 12/99 Metroline London Northern 7/00 HR in store (Harlesden) 2000 sold
West's Coaches, County Bus, Arriva Herts & Essex G259 EHD 9/89 DAF SB220LC550 318822, Optare Delta 596, B47F 9/89 new to West, Woodford Green for 201 G621 YMG reregistered OD621 8/97 taken over by County Bus 3328 7/00 HA Arriva East Herts & Essex (Harlow) 6/01 repainted in turquoise/cream 7/01 HA unusual on 10 10/01 HA unusual on 724 12/01 WE transfer (Ware) 3/02 WE used on 331 5/02 HA transfer (Harlow) 6/02 HA branded for 510 4/04 HA into store 5/04 NG change store (Stevenage) 1/05 GR change store (Garston) 6/06 towed away K 5 BUS 9/92 DAF SB220LC550 325323, Optare Delta 5064, B49F 9/92 new to West, Woodford Green K760 JVX reregistered OD760 8/97 taken over by County Bus 3329 7/00 HA Arriva East Herts & Essex (Harlow) 8/01 HA repainted in turquoise/cream 10/01 HA unusual on 724 12/01 WE transfer (Ware) 3/02 WE used on 331 4/02 WE in use at Harlow 5/02 HA transfer (Harlow) 6/02 HA branded for 510 6/04 HA unusual on 724 7/04 HA into store 10/04 GR change store (Garston) 1/05 GR return to service 7/06 GR unusual on 321 10/08 GR withdrawn into store 3/09 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
Seamarks, Universitybus 214 F791 DWT 4/89 DAF SB220LC550 318847, Optare Delta 609, B47F 4/89 new to Seamarks #214 for 307, 321, B47F 3/99 bought by Universitybus: refurbished; repainted black ad livery for local radio 10/00 black livery: Mercury Radio ad 3/02 Universitybus 9/03 bought by Southdown PSV, Crawley Down 12/03 bought by St Johns Ambulance, Ealing, as Mobile Unit L641 1/04 defective engine: returned to Southdown PSV F370 BUA 9/88 DAF SB220LC550 275459, Optare Delta 590, B45F 9/88 new, Optare, Leeds: demonstrator 2/89 on loan to Welwyn Hatfield line 2/89 MB on loan to Metrobus: used on 353, 357, 361 3/89 PD on loan to London Buses: used on 180 PD on loan, trainer (Plumstead) 215 5/89 bought by Seamarks for 307, 321, B53F 6/89 in use on 321 3/99 bought by Universitybus: refurbished 10/00 bought by Princess, West Wend, Hampshire, for Southampton University contract 219 G971 TTM 9/89 DAF SB220LC550 318808, Optare Delta 5012, B47F 9/89 new to Seamarks #219 for 307, 321 220 G278 WKX 12/89 DAF SB220LC550 335581, Optare Delta 5014, B47F 12/89 new to Seamarks #220, Luton for 307, 321 3/99 bought by Universitybus: refurbished 10/00 sold
Sovereign F792 DWT 4/89 DAF SB220LC550 318834, Optare Delta 5001, B47F 4/89 new to Optare, Leeds 5/89 HF on loan (Hatfield)
R&I Tours G785 PWL 8/89 DAF SB220LC550 309839, Optare Delta 591, B49F new to DAF, Thame: demonstrator 10/89 loan to R&I, used on H17 (30/10-4/11)
White Bus Service, Winkfield R89 GNW Optare Delta 53F Dublin Airport 5/03 bought by White Bus Service for Windsor - Ascot service, B53F 2/04 route-branded 12/07 superceded on 01 by low-floor buses 3/11 White Bus S158 JUA 9/98 DAF DE02GSSB220 005942, Optare Delta 5341, B49F 9/98 Airlinks, Feltham (Speedlink Air Services 158), Heathrow 5/03 bought by White Bus Service for Windsor - Ascot service 2/04 route-branded 4/05 unusual on 20A to Maidenhead during Slough Running Day 4/06 at Cobham Open Day, Wisley Airfield 5/06 active on Slough Running Day 10/06 in service on 01, Ascot 12/07 superceded on 01 by low-floor buses 9/09 in service on 01, Windsor 3/11 White Bus P131 RWR Optare Delta 49F Luton Airport 1/04 bought by White Bus Service for Windsor - Ascot service 2/04 route-branded 7/07 in service on 01, Windsor 12/07 superceded on 01 by low-floor buses 9/09 in service on 01, Windsor 3/11 White Bus 8/12 White Bus by 6/14 sold for scrap
London Country G910 XFC 4/90 DAF SB220LC550 344104, Optare Delta 5101, B49F new to Optare, Thame, demonstrator 12/90 CN loaned to London Country for 405, 414 (Beddington Farm) 4/91 demonstrator, Trent 4/92 Trent Barton #300: red, cream, black
Ensign Bus G738 RTY 8/89 DAF SB220LC550 321865, Optare Delta 5024, B49F 8/89 new to Go-Northern, #4738 6/06 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 638 7/06 Ensign Bus operational fleet, for X80 (Lakeside-Bluewater) 5/07 bought by Acorn, Tamworth G740 RTY 8/89 DAF SB220LC550 321719, Optare Delta 5040, B49F 8/89 new to Go-Northern, #4740 6/06 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 640 7/06 Ensign Bus operational fleet, for X80 (Lakeside-Bluewater) 5/07 bought by Acorn, Tamworth G505 XBL 10/89 DAF SB220LC550 325319, Optare Delta 5030, B49F 10/89 new to Reading Buses, #505 6/06 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 605 7/06 Ensign Bus operational fleet, for X80 (Lakeside-Bluewater) 5/07 rear-ended by truck in Dartford Tunnel: withdrawn 7/07 scrapped G506 XBL 10/89 DAF SB220LC550 325412, Optare Delta 5031, B49F 10/89 new to Reading Buses, #506 6/06 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 606 7/06 Ensign Bus operational fleet, for X80 (Lakeside-Bluewater) 5/07 in service 8/07 bought by Alder Valley Travel, Alton
Southdown PSV S160 JUA 9/98 Optare Delta, B49F 9/98 Airlinks, Feltham S222 AJW Weaverway, Newbury S160 JUA 5/06 bought by Southdown PSV, reregistered 12/08 bought by Bannister, Owston Ferry
600 G957 KJX 7/90 DAF SB220LC550 313983, Optare Delta 600, B47F 7/90 new to Stansted Airport, Stansted Transit */09 Stansted Transit ceased operation 11/09 still in store 1/10 bought by Essex County Buses: repainted cream front, red rear 12/09 in service in Chelmsford J202 VHN 4/92 DAF SB220LC550, Optare Delta, B51F 4/92 new to OK, Bishop Auckland 7/98 taken over by Go Northern #4802 4/04 transfer to Go Wear Buses, #4802, Sunderland 9/04 transfer to Go Wear, Washington Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 5/06 bought by Stansted Transit */09 Stansted Transit ceased operation 11/09 still in store
S403 JUA 11/98 DAF DE02GSSB220 005501, Optare Delta 5350, B49F 11/98 new to Montague Euro, Northampton */00 Edwards, Bwlchgwyn */09 in service, Edwards Belle Vue Coaches, Heaton Chapel, Stockport 3/10 in service, yellowschoolbus,co.uk livery 8/13 still at Belle Vue
sold to Ensignbus (Purfleet) 1/14 bought by Trustybus (Galleon Travel 2009), Roydon 3/14 still yellow but without signwriting 4/14 for sale on e-bay NFZ 5318 4/14 reregistered 4/15 withdrawn: in store

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