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This page created 5th April 2000, updated 18th January 2007.

London Buslines, BeeLine, Carousel

Bus histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled from data from a variety of sources, not all of which agree. Particularly helpful have been:


London Buslines, BeeLine


751     D751 DLO   5/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
                   6/87    used on 81: all white?
                  10/95    Bee Line
                   3/96    First Bee Line
 803               7/00    First Bee Line
                   9/00 BL used on 191/2 (Bracknell), Lakes Audio overall ad.
                   9/00    transfer to First Hampshire, #1095
                   5/03    First Hampshire

752     D752 DLO   5/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
                   */88    used on 518 to Kingston, London Buslines
                  10/90    repainted
                  10/95    Bee Line
 804               3/96    First Bee Line
                   1/98    First Bee Line
                   5/99    transfer to Potteries Motor Traction, #842
                   3/01    transfer to First Manchester, #1405
                   5/03    First Manchester

753     D753 DLO   5/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
                  10/95    Bee Line
 805               3/96    First Bee Line
                   1/98    First Bee Line
                   7/00    First Bee Line
                   9/00    transfer to First Hampshire, #1096
                   5/03    First Hampshire

754     D754 DLO   6/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
                  10/95    Bee Line
 806               3/96    First Bee Line 
                   5/97    transfer to Essex Buses
                   7/00    Essex Buses, #1431
                by 3/01    transfer to Thamesway, #1431
                   5/03    Essex Buses

755     D755 DLO   7/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
 807              10/95    Bee Line
                           used on 5 to Abbotts Langley, still Buslines livery
                   5/97    transfer to Essex Buses
                   7/00    Essex Buses, #1430
                   5/03    Essex Buses

756     D756 DLO   7/87    new to London Buslines: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
                           overall ad for Treaty Centre
                  10/90    repainted
 808              10/95    Bee Line
                   5/99    transfer to Essex Buses
                   7/00    Essex Buses, #1433
                   5/03    Essex Buses

BeeLine, Wycombe Bus, The Shires, Carousel


401     F556 NJM  10/88    new to Bee Line: LX112L10ZR1S B52F
 1401             11/90 WB to Wycombe Bus
 301                    WB Wycombe Bus Co.: City of Oxford red/white/blue
 3806             12/00 WB taken over by Arriva The Shires
                   6/01 WB repainted in turquoise/cream
                   7/02 WB withdrawn..
                   7/02 HW .. into store (High Wycombe) 
                   8/02 sold

402     F557 NJM  10/88    new to Bee Line: LX112L10ZR1S B52F
 1402             11/90 WB to Wycombe Bus
 302                    WB Wycombe Bus Co.: City of Oxford red/white/blue
 3807             12/00 WB taken over by Arriva The Shires
                   7/01 WB repainted in turquoise/cream
                   3/02 WB into store
                   5/02    sold to A.Hardwick (Carlton) 

403     F558 NJM  10/88    new to Bee Line: LX112L10ZR1S B52F
 1403             11/90 WB to Wycombe Bus
 303                    WB Wycombe Bus Co.: City of Oxford red/white/blue
 3808             12/00 WB taken over by Arriva The Shires
                   7/01 WB repainted in turquoise/cream
                   6/02 WB withdrawn 
                   7/02    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe 
                   8/02    repainted red: used on 400, intended for 321, 333/4, 346
                   9/02    at Showbus, Duxford
                   3/03    Carousel Buses
                   3/04    Carousel Buses
                   3/05    Carousel Buses
                   3/06    bought by Country Bus & Coach (Thorpe)
                   5/07    sold

404     F559 NJM  10/88    new to Bee Line: LX112L10ZR1S B52F
 1404             11/90 WB to Wycombe Bus
 304                    WB Wycombe Bus Co.: City of Oxford red/white/blue
 3809             12/00 WB taken over by Arriva The Shires
                   6/01 WB repainted in turquoise/cream
                   7/02 WB withdrawn..
                   7/02 HW .. into store (High Wycombe) 
                   7/02    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                   3/03    Carousel Buses
                   5/03    centre-advert for Chesham Cottage, both sides, used on 336
                   3/04    Carousel Buses
                   3/05    Carousel Buses
               by 11/05    gone

405     F560 NJM  10/88    new to Bee Line: LX112L10ZR1S B52F
 1405             11/90 WB to Wycombe Bus
 305                    WB Wycombe Bus Co.: City of Oxford red/white/blue
 3810             12/00 WB taken over by Arriva The Shires
                   7/01 WB repainted in turquoise/cream
                   6/02 WB withdrawn
                   7/02 HW change store (High Wycombe)
                   8/02    bought by Redroute Buses, Northfleet

Carousel Buses

  
         F75 DDA   7/89    new to West Midlands Travel, #1075, Lynx LX2R11C15Z4R
                  12/98    in store, withdrawn #1075
DB102             12/99    bought by Blue Triangle
                   7/00    Blue Triangle
                   2/01    Blue Triangle
                   9/02    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                   3/03    Carousel Buses
                   3/04    Carousel Buses
                   9/04    withdrawn
               by 11/05    gone

         F78 DDA   7/89    new to West Midlands Travel, #1078, Lynx LX2R11C15Z4R
                  12/98    in store, withdrawn #1078
DB101             12/99    bought by Blue Triangle
                   7/00    Blue Triangle
                   2/01    Blue Triangle
                   9/02    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                   3/03    Carousel Buses
                   3/04    Carousel Buses
                   9/04    withdrawn
               by 11/05    gone

         G283 EOG  4/90    new to West Midlands Travel, #1283, Lynx LX2R11C15Z4R
                  12/98    West Midlands Travel #1283
                           On-Line Transport, Liverpool
                   6/03    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                   3/04    Carousel Buses
                   9/04    withdrawn
               by 11/05    gone

BeeLine

  
LX 1    F101 GRM  12/88    new to London Borough of Hillingdon: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B47F
                  12/88 UX painted for route 128, trainer (Uxbridge)
                   2/89 UX into service on 128
                   4/90 UX used on 128
                   9/91    bought by London Buses
                  10/91 UX repainted in 607 livery (red, grey skirt)
                   9/94 UX privatised to Centrewest
 800              10/96    transfer to Beeline (Berks Bucks Bus Co)
 LX800             1/98    First Bee Line
                  12/99    transfer to First Western National, #2607
                   7/00    in service, Plymouth, still in Beeline livery/fleetnames
                   2001    First, Plymouth
                  12/02    fire-damaged 
                   2/03    scrapped

801      K801 CAN  9/92    new to Alder Valley, Lynx LX2R11V18Z4S, B47F
701               10/92    Stagecoach South
LX801              1/93    The Bee Line
801                        First Bee Line 
                   9/00    transfer to First Hampshire, Southampton

802      K802 CAN  9/92    new to Alder Valley, Lynx LX2R11V18Z4S, B47F
702               10/92    Stagecoach South
LX802              1/93    The Bee Line
802                        First Bee Line 
                   9/00    transfer to First Hampshire, Southampton

LX 2    F102 GRM  12/88    new to London Borough of Hillingdon: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B47F
                  12/88 UX painted for route 128, trainer (Uxbridge)
                   2/89 UX into service on 128
                   9/91    bought by London Buses
                  10/91 UX repainted in 607 livery (red, grey skirt)
                  11/91 UX used on 607
                   9/94 UX privatised to Centrewest
        292 CLT   11/95    reregistered
 809    F102 GRM   1/97    transfer to Beeline (Berks Bucks Bus Co)
                   5/99    transfer to Potteries Motor Traction, #842
                   3/01    transfer to First Manchester, #1406
                by 7/02    transfer to First PMT
               by 11/04    transfer to First West Yorkshire
                   4/06    sold to PVS (Carlton) 

        D105 NDW   3/87    new to Merthyr Tydfil #105: LX112TL11ZR1R Lynx B51F+22
LX 9              12/89    bought by Hillingdon London Borough
                   1/90 UX used on 128/129
                   2/90 UX repainted to Hillingdon 128 livery
        809 DYE    4/90 UX reregistered
                   9/91 UX bought by London Buses
                  10/91 UX repainted in 607 livery (red, grey skirt)
                   9/94    privatised to Centrewest
 807               */97    transfer to First Bee Line
LX807              1/98    First Bee Line
        D105 NDW           reregistered
 807               5/00    First Bee Line 
                   9/00    transfer to First Hampshire, #1097
                   5/03    First Hampshire
 

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