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DAF Ikarus Histories:

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

DK 1    J801 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 000353, Ikarus 80.91/1991-015, DP44F
                  1/92 NF new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow) (Northfleet)
                  5/92 NF privatised to London Coaches (Kent)
                 11/92    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  5/93    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $ 
                  9/96 NF
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  8/98    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                          bought by Sweyne
                  2/12    in service, Sweyne $
                  4/12    in service, Sweyne $
                  8/12    in service, Sweyne $
                  1/13    in service, Sweyne $  
                          sold for scrap

DK 2    J802 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 000357, Ikarus 80.91/1991-014, DP44F
                  1/92 WD new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow)(Wandsworth)
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  5/93    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  */95    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  9/96 NF
                          in service on 726 to Bromley: white $
                  */97    sold
                  4/97    at Luton Airport: plain white $
                  2/99    in service on 60 to Streatham Garage: white $
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller 
                  */99    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton 
                          K Line Travel
                  1/01    bought by Arriva Yorkshire, Dewsbury: Arriva turquoise/cream
                  7/05    in service, Arriva Yorkshire
                  4/07    out of service, derelict: Arriva turquoise/cream

DK 3    J803 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001277, Ikarus 80.91/1991-018, DP44F
                  1/92 WD new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow)(Wandsworth)
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  4/93    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                          used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  9/96 NF used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                          used on 726 to Bromley: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                  2/02    in service, Barnsley: white $
                          acquired by Tyrer Bus
                  */03    in service, Tyrer Bus: white $
                  7/06    in service, Tyrer Bus: white $
                          acquired by Beaver Bus
                 11/08    in service, Tyrer Bus: white $ 

DK 4    J804 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001354, Ikarus 80.91/1991-021, DP44F
                  1/92 NF new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow) (Northfleet)
                  5/92 NF privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  9/92    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  9/96 NF
                  4/97    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  7/97    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $ 
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                 10/04    acquired by Arriva Yorkshire (Dewsbury): Arriva turquoise/cream

DK 5    J805 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001355, Ikarus 80.91/1991-020, DP44F
                  1/92 WD new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow)(Wandsworth)
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches(Kent) 
                  9/96 NF
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  */99    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                          acquired by Headlight, Barnsley
                  5/01    in service, Headlight: white/blue $ 

DK 6    J806 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001357, Ikarus 80.91/1991-022, DP44F
                  1/92 NF new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow) (Northfleet)
                  2/92 NF in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  5/92 NF privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  9/96 NF
                  */97    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                  */00    bought by Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $
                  3/03    in service, Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $
                  */04    in service, Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $ 

DK 7    J807 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001361, Ikarus 80.91/1991-019, DP44F
                  1/92 WD new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow)(Wandsworth)
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  8/95    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                          in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                  6/07    bought by Burton's, Haverhill
                  4/09    in service, Burton's: white/yellow/blue $$

DK 8    J808 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001376, Ikarus 80.91/1991-025, DP44F
                  1/92 NF new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow) (Northfleet)
                  5/92 NF privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  */92    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  4/94    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  7/97    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                 10/97    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
 116                      acquired by Red Rover, Aylesbury, for schools contracts

DK 9    J809 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001365, Ikarus 80.91/1991-024, DP44F
                  1/92 WD new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow)(Wandsworth)
                  5/92 WD privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  4/93    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF
                  */97    used on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                  */00    bought by Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $
                          in service, Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $
                  7/05    in service, Glasgow Citybus: red/white/grey/yellow $

DK 10   J810 KHD  1/92    DAF SB220LC550 001358, Ikarus 80.91/1991-023, DP44F
                  1/92 NF new to London Buses for 726 (Dartford-Heathrow) (Northfleet)
                  5/92 NF privatised to London Coaches(Kent)
                  2/95    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  6/95    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  4/98    taken over by Capital Logistics (West Drayton)
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton 
                          bought by Sanders, Holt
                  1/08    in service, Sanders: white, gold skirt, turquoise band $
                  3/10    in service, Sanders: yellow $

DK11    L511 KJX  5/94    DAF SB220LC550 002765, Ikarus TRA480V1AP1GB0003, DP42F
                  5/94    new to London Coaches(Kent)
                  7/96    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF 
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                          bought by Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry
                          in service, Isle Coaches: plain red $
                          in service, Isle Coaches: white/blue $
                  4/08    in service, Isle Coaches: white/blue $
                 12/09    scrapped

DK12    L512 KJX  5/94    DAF SB220LC550 002946, Ikarus TRA480V1AP1GB0013, DP42F
                  5/94    new to London Coaches(Kent)
                  */94 WD in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/95    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF
                  */97    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                          bought by Hornsby Travel, Ashby
                  */04    in service, Hornsby: white/blue, red stripe $

DK13    L513 KJX  5/94    DAF SB220LC550 003135, Ikarus TRA480V1AP1GB0021, DP42F
                  5/94    new to London Coaches(Kent)
                  2/96    in service on 726 to Dartford: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  9/96 NF
                  4/98    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: 726Expresslink red/black/white/grey skirt $
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton
                          bought by Hornsby Travel, Ashby
                          in service, Hornsby: overall red $
                 11/01    in service, Hornsby: blue/green/acquamarine $
                          bought by Poppleton's, Pontefract
                  7/09    in service, Poppleton's: blue $
                 11/09    in service, Poppleton's: blue $
                  4/10    in service, Poppleton's: blue $
                 10/10    in service, Poppleton's: blue $
                  1/11    in service, Poppleton's: blue $
                  5/11    in service, Poppleton's: blue $

        L511 EHD 12/93    DAF SB220LC550 002945, Ikarus TRA480V1AP1GB0012, B48F
                 12/93    new to Quickstep Travel, #11 
                          bought by Geldard's, Leeds
                  */97    in service, Bigfoot Buses, Leeds $
                  */98    acquired by Capital Logistics
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                  6/99    in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: plain white
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton 
                          bought by Sanders Coaches, Holt
                 10/02    in service, Sanders: white, gold skirt, turquoise band $
                 12/03    in service, Sanders: white, gold skirt, turquoise band $ 

        M806 RCP  9/94    DAF SB220LC550 001377, Ikarus TRA480V1AN1GB0015, B48F 
                  8/94    new to Hallmark, Luton                          
                  */98    acquired by Capital Logistics
                  6/99    taken over by Tellings-Golden Miller
                          in service on 726 to Heathrow Central: plain white
                  4/00    returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, Cleckheaton 
                          bought by Sanders Coaches, Holt
                  5/04    in service, Sanders: white, gold skirt, turquoise band $
                  3/06    in service, Sanders: white, gold skirt, turquoise band $ 
                  */13    scrapped


J926 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220LC550 001392, Ikarus 80.93/1992-026, B48F 926 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) 1/95 DX 3/97 DX withdrawn 3/97 transfer to County Bus repainted red/white/black: Lea Valley 9/97 in service on 310 to Enfield Town $ 4336 Arriva East Herts & Essex WE (Ware) 10/00 HA transfer (Harlow): repainted Arriva turquoise/cream 3/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester CO Arriva Colchester #4336 9/01 at Showbus 2001: Arriva turquoise/cream $ transfer to Arriva North-East #4083 12/05 in service, Northumbria $ 5/07 in service, Durham County $ 12/07 in service, Durham County $ 6/08 in service, Durham County $ J927 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220LC550 001395, Ikarus 80.93/1992-027, B48F 927 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) 3/92 DX used on 167 to Ilford: Grey-Green grey/green/orange DX in service on 167 to Ilford: Grey-Green grey/green/orange $ 1/95 DX DX in service on 20 to Debden Station: Grey-Green grey/green/orange $ 3/97 DX withdrawn 3/97 transfer to County Bus DIB927 4/97 on 310A to Enfield Town, Waltham Cross: Lea Valley red/black/white 9/97 in service on 310A to Enfield Town: Lea Valley red/black/white $ 4337 Arriva East Herts & Essex WE (Ware) 8/00 HA transfer (Harlow) 9/00 HA repainted: Arriva turquoise/cream 10/00 HA 3/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester transfer to Arriva North-East #4084 4/05 in service, Northumbria $ 5/06 in service, Northumbria $ 6/06 in service, Northumbria $ J928 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220LC550 001393, Ikarus 80.93/1992-028, B48F 928 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) DX in service on 167 to Ilford: grey/green/orange $ 1/95 DX 3/97 DX withdrawn 3/97 transfer to County Bus 9/97 in service on 310A to Enfield Town: Lea Valley red/black/white $ 4338 Arriva East Herts & Essex */98 sold J929 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220 , Ikarus , B48F 929 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) DX in service on 167 to Ilford: grey/green/orange $$ 1/95 DX in service on 20 to Debden Station: grey/green/orange $ 3/97 DX withdrawn DIB 1 3/97 TC transfer to Arriva London South for TL1 (Croydon) */97 TC repainted red, cream roof, black window surrounds */97 TC used on TL1 to Wimbledon Station 4339 Arriva East Herts & Essex 10/00 HA (Harlow): Arriva turquoise/cream 3/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester transfer to Arriva North-east, Darlington, #4088 12/05 in store at Richmond (Yorkshire) with defective engine J930 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220 , Ikarus , B48F 930 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) 3/92 DX used on 167 to Ilford: Grey-Green grey/green/orange 1/95 DX 3/96 DX in service on 167 to Debden Station $ 3/97 DX withdrawn DIB 2 3/97 TC transfer to Arriva London South for TL1 (Croydon) */97 TC repainted red, cream roof, black window surrounds 3/99 TC in service on TL1 to West Croydon $ */00 transfer to Arriva North-East 4/01 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4089 2/04 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4089 1/05 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4089 J931 CYL 3/92 DAF SB220 , Ikarus , B48F 931 3/92 DX new to Grey-Green for 167 (Barking) 7/92 DX in service on 20 to Walthamstow $ DX in service on 167 to Debden Station $ 1/95 DX 3/97 DX withdrawn DIB 3 3/97 TC transfer to Arriva London South for TL1 (Croydon) */97 TC repainted red, cream roof, black window surrounds TC in service on TL1 to West Croydon $ */00 transfer to Arriva North-East */03 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4085 $ 4/05 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4085 $ J413 NCP 7/92 DAF SB220LC550 001374, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0021, B48F 7/92 new to Liverline, Bootle 4/93 in service, Liverline: yellow/brown/white $ acquired by Birmingham Omnibus, Tiverdale 5/94 in service, The Birmingham Coach Co: red/cream */96 in service, The Birmingham Coach Co: red/cream DIB 4 5/97 leased by Arriva London South for TL1 9/97 TC used on TL1 to Wimbledon Station: red/white $ 6/98 TC in service on TL1 to Beddington Lane Halt $ */00 transfer to Arriva North-East 7/04 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ 8/04 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ 8/05 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ 8/07 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ 12/07 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ 1/08 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4086 $ */10 withdrawn into store (Peterlee) J414 NCP 7/92 DAF SB220LC550 001370, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0022, B48F 7/92 new to Liverline, Bootle acquired by Birmingham Omnibus, Tiverdale DIB 5 5/97 leased by Arriva London South for TL1 9/97 TC used on TL1 to Wimbledon Station: red/white $ 3/00 at Pickerings (Leicester) for damage repair */00 transfer to Arriva North-East 5/07 in service, Arriva North-East, Darlington, #4087 $ J56 GCX 7/92 DAF SB220LC550 001310, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0016, B48F 7/92 new to Hughes DAF, Cleckheaton 7/92 on loan to Strathclyde #C946 DIB 6 5/97 TC leased by South London (Croydon) for TL1 */97 transfer to County Bus (still with TC and South London numbers) DIB56 12/98 in service on 310A: Lea Valley red/black/white $ */99 in service on 724: Lea Valley red/black/white $ 4335 Arriva East Herts & Essex WE (Ware) 5/00 HA transfer (Harlow) 7/00 HA repainted: Arriva turquoise/cream 10/00 HA used as stand-in on ex Town & Country routes 3/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester E4335 2/05 Network Colchester: Arriva turquoise/cream $ Burton's, Haverhill: white/blue/yellow #896 $ 12/07 used on Whittlesea Railway Replacement: Burtons K124 TCP 8/92 DAF SB220LC550 001507, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0024, B48F 8/92 new to Stuart's, Hyde #124 in service, Stuart's: white $ DIB 7 5/97 TC leased by South London (Croydon) for TL1 */97 transfer to County Bus */98 in service on 310A to Enfield Town: red/white/black $ 9/02 at Showbus 2002: Arriva Colchester: turquoise/cream $ */04 in service, Network Colchester: Arriva turquoise/cream $ 4/08 Burton's, Haverhill
H539 YCX 5/91 DAF SB220LC550 332380, Ikarus 80.91/1990-003, B50F 5/91 new to OK Motors, Bishop Auckland 5/91 in service, OK Motors: white $ bought by Ogdens */93 in service, Ogdens: white $ DAF 539 */96 bought by R&I Tours, London */96 PB transfer to MTL London (Potters Bar): repainted dark red 2/96 PB used on 310A: Hertford - Enfield Town $ 6/96 PB at North Weald rally: red, blinds for 310B $ 4/97 PB at Brooklands rallyred, MTL flash: blinds for 310B to Broxbourne Station $ PB repainted red/cream, route branded for 310 group 10/97 PB used on 310A to Enfield Town: red/cream/black, route branded $ */98 PB in service on 310A to Enfield Town: red, route branded $ 2/00 bought by Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry, South Humberside 3/03 in service, Isle Coaches: pale blue/cream $ 10/05 in service, Isle Coaches: pale blue/cream $ 5/08 in service, Isle Coaches: pale blue/cream $ 12/09 scrapped
J51 GCX 7/92 DAF SB220LC550 001315, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0017, B48F 7/92 new to Hughes DAF, Cleckheaton 7/92 on loan to Strathclyde #C942 315 bought by Harris Bus, Grays 1/96 in service on L4 Lakeside-Welling: blue/white $ 5/96 in service on L4 Lakeside-Welling: blue/white $ repainted lime green/blue: branded Thurrock link 12/99 Harris Bus into receivership acquired by NIBS 3/01 in service on 43 to Wickford: yellow/white $ 4/01 in service on 21 to North Benfleet: yellow/white $ 10/01 in service on 225 to Shotgate: yellow/white $ acquired by People's Bus, Liverpool $ 4/08 in service, People's Bus: blue, pink band $ J52 GCX 7/92 DAF SB220LC550 001369, Ikarus 480V1AN1GB0018, B48F 7/92 new to Hughes DAF, Cleckheaton 7/92 on loan to Strathclyde #C943 9/92 at Showbus 92, Woburn Abbey 316 bought by Harris Bus, Grays in service on Lakeside Coach Park Link: blue/white $ at North Weald Rally, off 383 $ repainted lime green/blue: branded Thurrock link */95 in service on Lakeside Coach Park Link $ */98 in service on 71C $ 4/98 in service on 83 to Lakeside $ in service on 380: Safeway Free Bus $ in service on 383 to Lakeside $ 12/99 Harris Bus into receivership
DI 4 P754 RWU 6/97 DAF DE33WSSB3000 005677, Ikarus 396L2CV1GB0065, C53F 6/97 new to Leaside Travel */97 transfer to County Bus DI754 8/01 Leaside Travel $ 3/02 Arriva London North

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