Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,

This page created 5th April 2000, updated 13th August 2014.

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:


Jubilee


 11     D603 ACW   4/87    new: demonstrator for Leyland Bus: Lynx LX112L10ZR1 #LX1052, B51F
                  10/87    bought by Jubilee Buses, Stevenage
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
LX 603             1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
 405               5/90    bought by Luton & District
                   4/95    The Shires
 3061                      Arriva The Shires
                   5/00 NG withdrawn into store
                   5/00    sold to Lister (Bolton)
                   6/00    bought by Black Prince (Morley)

 12     E371 YRO  11/87    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1R #1063, B51F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
                   1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
                   2/89    transfer to Countybus
LX 371             4/89    numbered by Countybus
                        GY (Grays)
                   3/90 HA transfer (Harlow)
 271              10/90 WG returned to Sovereign, Stevenage
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2065
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport, Liverpool, #2065

 12     E840 EUT  11/87    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1R #1076, B51F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
                   1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
                   2/89    transfer to Countybus
LX 840             4/89    numbered by Countybus
                        GY (Grays)
                   3/90 HA transfer (Harlow)
 240              10/90 SV returned to Sovereign (Stevenage) 
                   5/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2062

 13     E970 NMK  12/87    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S #1036, B49F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
LX 970             1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
 406               5/90    bought by Luton & District
                   4/95    The Shires
 3062              5/00 NG withdrawn into store
                   6/00 NG seen in service
                   7/00 NG in store, Stevenage
                  10/00    repainted in turquoise/cream
                   5/02    sold to West Kent Coach Sales (West Kingsdown) 
 
 15     E420 EBH   3/88    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1R #1114, B49F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
                   1/89    ..allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage..
                   1/89    ....transferred to Countybus
LX 420             4/89    numbered by Countybus
                        GY (Grays)
                   3/90 HA transfer (Harlow)
                  10/90 SV returned to Sovereign (Stevenage)
                  11/90    visit to Leyland, Nottingham for floor strengthening
 424               3/96 NG transfer to The Shires, #424
                   9/96 LN transfer (Luton)
 3063              5/00 NG withdrawn into store
                   7/00 NG in store, Stevenage
                  10/00    repainted in turquoise/cream
                   5/02    sold to West Kent Coach Sales (West Kingsdown)
                   9/02    bought by Redroute Buses, Northfleet
                   3/05    sold to Hardwick (Carlton)

        F358 JVS   8/88    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1R #1116, B49F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
 258               1/89    ..allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
                        HU (Huntingdon)
                   3/00 SV transfer (Stevenage)
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2063 
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2063
                  
        F359 JVS   8/88    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1R #1115, B49F
                   */88    used on 304
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
                   1/89    ..allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage..
                   1/89    ....transfer to Countybus
LX 359             4/89    numbered by Countybus
                        GY (Grays)
                   */89 GY used on 352 
                   3/90 HA transfer (Harlow)
 259              10/90 WG returned to Sovereign (Wyatts Green)
                        HU (Huntingdon)
                   3/00 SV transfer (Stevenage
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2064  
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2064

Countybus


LX 251  H251 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1758, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3341              7/00 HA 
                   1/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester
                   1/02 CO Arriva Southern Counties
                           hired to Burton's (Colchester)
                   1/06    bought by T-GM (Burton's)
                   1/06    sold to Stephenson's (Essex) 

LX 252  H252 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1759, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                   8/90 DN used on 66
                  10/90 DN used on 551 to Lakeside
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3342              7/00 HA 
                   1/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester
                   1/02 CO Arriva Southern Counties
                           hired to Burton's (Colchester)
                   1/06    bought by T-GM (Burton's)
                   1/06    sold to Stephenson's (Essex) 

LX 253  H253 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1776, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                   3/93 DN used on 66 
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3343              7/00 HA 
                   1/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester
                   1/02 CO Arriva Southern Counties
                           hired to Burton's (Colchester)
                   1/06    bought by T-GM (Burton's)
                   1/06    sold to Stephenson's (Essex) 

LX 254  H254 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1796, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 DN
                   */96 DN used on 201
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3344              7/00 HA
                   1/01 WB transfer (Wycombe Bus Station)
                   2/01 WB used on 275
                   4/02 GR transfer into store (Garston)
                   5/02 GR repainted in white, grey skirt
                   5/02 TS trainer (Luton)
                   4/06 GR transfer into store (Garston)
                   6/06    towed away

LX 255  H255 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1797, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 HA
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
                        HA
                   3/00 DB transfer into store (Dunstable)
 3345              7/00 DB in store
                   8/00 DB formal transfer to Arriva The Shires: stored
                   2/01 LN change store (Luton)
                   4/01 WB transfer (Wycombe Bus Stn)
                   8/02 WB 
                   2003 WB
                   1/04 WB withdrawn into store
                   3/04 WB ..and out
                  10/04 GR change store
                  12/04 NG change store (Norton Green, Stevenage)
                   6/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   7/05    bought by Shamrock Buses, South Wales

LX 256  H256 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1798, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3346              7/00 HA
                   1/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester
                   1/02 CO Arriva Southern Counties
                           hired to Burton's (Colchester)
                   1/06    bought by T-GM (Burton's)
                   1/06    sold to Stephenson's (Essex) 

LX 257  H257 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1799, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3347              7/00 HA
                   1/01 CO transfer to Arriva Colchester
                   1/02 CO Arriva Southern Counties
                           hired to Burton's (Colchester)
                   1/06    bought by T-GM (Burton's)
                   1/06    sold to Stephenson's (Essex) 

LX 258  H258 GEV   7/90    new to Countybus: Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S #LX1868, B49F+21
                   8/90 DN new for 66 (Debden)
                  12/94 DN
                           Arriva East Herts & Essex
                           repainted turquoise/cream
 3348              7/00 DB in store (Dunstable)
                   8/00 DB transfer to Arriva The Shires: not operable
                  12/01 DB withdrawn
                   1/02 LD change store
                   5/03 NG change store, withdrawn (Stevenage)
                   6/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

Sovereign


        G201 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
201                1/98    
                   5/00 SA (St.Albans)
                   7/00 HF transfer
                   2001 HF
                   3/02 SA transfer
                   8/02 SA withdrawn
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

        G202 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
202                1/98    
                   5/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2053
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2053

        G203 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
203                1/98    
                   7/00 SA (St.Albans)
                   2001 SA
                   8/02 SA withdrawn
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

        G204 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
204                1/98    
                   7/00 SA (St.Albans)
                   2001 SA
                   8/02 SA withdrawn
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

        G205 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
205                1/98    
                   7/00 SA (St.Albans)
                   2001 SA
                   8/02 SA withdrawn
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

        G206 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield
206                1/98    
                   5/00 SA (St.Albans)
                   7/00 HF transfer
                   2001 HF
                   8/02 HF withdrawn..
                   8/02 SA ..into store
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

        G207 URO  10/89    new to Sovereign Bus: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F
                  10/89 HF delivered to Hatfield: white, blue, black
207                */91 HF used on 734: white, blue Hertsrider
                   1/98    
                   5/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   7/00 HF transfer
                   2001 HF
                   3/02 SA transfer
                   8/02 SA withdrawn
                   8/02    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
                   9/02    bought by Lough Swilly Buses, Co.Donegal, Eire

Sovereign secondhand

 
        F203 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses, #1203: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B51F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District, #1203 
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District, #3
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District, #373
                   4/92    transfer to Keighley & District, #209
 213               8/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   5/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, 2054
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2054

        F204 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses, #1204: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B51F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District, #1204
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District, #4
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District, #374
                   4/92    transfer to Keighley & District, #210
 214               8/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2055
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2055

        F205 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses, #1205: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B51F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District, #1205
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District, #5
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District, #375
                   4/92    transfer to Keighley & District, #211
 215               8/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   5/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2056
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2056

        F206 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses, #1206: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B52F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District, #1206 
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District, #6
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District, #376
                   4/92    transfer to Keighley & District, #212
 216               8/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   5/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2057
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2057

        F207 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses #1207: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B52F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District, #1207 
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District, #7
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District, #377
 217               1/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2058
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2058

        F208 MBT   4/89    new to West Yorkshire Buses #1208: Lynx LX112L10ZR1S B52F
                   8/89    transfer to Harrogate & District #1208  
                   4/90    transfer to York City & District #8
                   7/90    return to Harrogate & District #378
 218               1/93    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   94-9    Sovereign
                   4/00    bought by C&M, Aintree, #2059
                   6/04    bought by Glenvale Transport Ltd, #2059

        G381 MWU   4/90    new to Harrogate & District #381: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R DP47F
                           Keighley & District
 281               5/00 SA transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (St.Albans)
                   3/02 HF transfer (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn.. 
                   9/02    ..into store at Burnley & Pendle
                   3/03 SV reinstated: used in service on 384, SB33
                   8/03    transfer to store at Harrogate & District

        G382 MWU   4/90    new to Harrogate & District #382: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R DP47F
 282               6/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (Stevenage)
                   8/02 SA transfer (St.Albans)
                   9/02 SA withdrawn..
                   9/02 HF ..into store (Hatfield) 
                   9/02    ..into store at Burnley & Pendle
                   5/03 SV reinstated: used in service on 384, SB33
                   8/03    transfer to store at Harrogate & District

        G383 MWU   4/90    new to Harrogate & District #383: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R DP47F
 283               7/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (Stevenage)
                   8/02 SA transfer (St.Albans)
                   9/02 SA withdrawn..
                   9/02 HF ..into store (Hatfield) 
                   9/02    ..into store at Burnley & Pendle
                   4/03 SV reinstated: used in service on 384, SB33
                   7/03    transfer to store at Harrogate & District

        G384 MWX   4/90    new to Harrogate & District #384: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R DP47F
 284               8/95    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                           used on 734 to Hitchin
                   96-9    Sovereign
                   7/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   8/02 SA transfer (St.Albans)
                   9/02 SA withdrawn..
                   9/02 HF ..into store (Hatfield) 
                   9/02    ..into store at Burnley & Pendle
                   5/03 SV reinstated 
                   7/03    transfer to store at Harrogate & District
                   8/03    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
               by 12/04    bought by Excel, Stansted
                   */06    sold

        G293 KWY  11/89    new to Keighley & District #201: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F
 293               4/99    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   7/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   2001 SV
                   3/02 HF transfer (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn
                   9/02    gone

        G294 KWY  11/89    new to Keighley & District #202: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F
 294              12/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (Stevenage)
                   2001 SV
                   3/02 HF transfer (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn
                   9/02    gone

        G295 KWY  12/89    new to Keighley & District #203: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F
 295               4/99    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   7/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   4/01 HF transfer (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn
                   9/02    gone

        G296 KWY  12/89    new to Keighley & District #204: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F
                           Harrogate & District
 296               3/97    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   98-9    Sovereign
                   7/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   4/01    bought by Lancashire United, #296
        89D52357   8/02    bought by Irish Bus, #LS120

        G297 KWY  12/89    new to Keighley & District #205: Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F
                           Harrogate & District 
 297               3/97    transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach
                   98-9    Sovereign
                   7/00 SV (Stevenage)
                   4/01    bought by Lancashire United, #297
        89D52361   8/02    bought by Irish Bus, #LS121

        G298 KWY  11/89    new to Keighley & District #206 : Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F 
 298               7/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (Stevenage) 
                   4/01    bought by Lancashire United, #298
        89D52358   8/02    bought by Irish Bus, #LS122

        G299 KWY  11/89    new to Keighley & District #207 : Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F 
 299              12/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach (Stevenage)
                   4/01    return to Keighley & District #207
                   6/02 HF Sovereign again (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn
                   9/02    gone

        G300 KWY  11/89    new to Keighley & District #208 : Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F 
 200              12/00 SV transfer to Sovereign Bus & Coach, trainer (Stevenage) 
                   4/01    return to Keighley & District #208
                           Lancashire United #300
                   3/02 HF Sovereign (Hatfield)
                   9/02 HF withdrawn
                   9/02    gone

Luton & District


 400     F400 PUR  7/89    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 400               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3075                     Arriva The Shires

 401     F401 PUR  7/89    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 401               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3071                     Arriva The Shires
                           sold to Ramm (Sudden)
                   3/00    bought by Poppleton, Pontefract

 402     F402 PUR  7/89    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 402               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3072             7/00 HW Arriva The Shires
                   2001 HW
                   3/02 GR transfer into store (Garston)..
                   3/02 GR ..repainted in white, grey skirt..
                   3/02 LD ....transfer, trainer (Luton-Dunstable)
                   3/03    ATS
                        LD trainer
                   2/05 GR transfer into store, withdrawn (Garston)  
                   4/05 NG change store (Norton Green) 
                   6/05    sold for scrap

 403     F403 PUR  7/89    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 403               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3073                     Arriva The Shires
                           sold to Ramm (Sudden)
         PAZ 9319  3/00    bought by Kimes, Folkingham

 404     F404 PUR  7/89    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 404               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
                        NG Arriva The Shires (Norton Green, Stevenage)
  3074             5/00 HW transfer (High Wycombe)
                   7/00 HW Arriva The Shires
                   2/02 HW withdrawn..
                   2/02 NG ..into store (Norton Green)
                   3/02 GR change store (Garston): repainted in white, grey skirt..
                   3/02 LD ..transfer, trainer (Luton-Dunstable)
                   3/03    trainer
                   6/05 LD trainer
                   7/05 NG transfer into store (Norton Green)
                   8/05    sold

 11     D603 ACW   4/87    new: demonstrator for Leyland Bus: Lynx LX112L10ZR1 #LX1052, B51F
                  10/87    bought by Jubilee Buses, Stevenage
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
LX 603             1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
 405               5/90    bought by Luton & District
                   4/95    The Shires
 3061                      Arriva The Shires
                   5/00 NG withdrawn into store
                   5/00    sold to Lister (Bolton)
                   6/00    bought by Black Prince (Morley)

 13     E970 NMK  12/87    new to Jubilee Buses, Stevenage: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S #1036, B49F
                   1/89    taken over by London County North East..
LX 970             1/89    allocated to Sovereign, Stevenage
 406               5/90    bought by Luton & District
                   4/95    The Shires
 3062              5/00 NG withdrawn into store
                   6/00 NG seen in service
                   7/00 NG in store, Stevenage
                  10/00    repainted in turquoise/cream
                   5/02    sold to West Kent Coach Sales (West Kingsdown)

 407     H407 ERO 10/90    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 407               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
                        AY (Aylesbury)
                   4/00 HW transfer (High Wycombe)
  3067             7/00 HW Arriva The Shires 
                   1/01    repainted in turquoise/cream
                   3/02 HW withdrawn
                   4/02 LD reinstate, transfer (Luton-Dunstable)
                   3/03    ATS 
                        LD trainer (Luton-Dunstable) 
                   5/05 AY transfer into store 
                   4/06    sold

 408     H408 ERO 10/90    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 408               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3068             5/97    used on 321, "Luton & Dunstable"
                   4/00 HW
                   7/00 HW Arriva The Shires
                   3/02 HW withdrawn
                   4/02 HW reinstated
                   5/02    repainted in white, grey skirt
                   8/02 WB transfer, trainer
                   3/03    ATS
                   2/04 WB withdrawn into store
                  10/04    sold to Hardwick (Carlton)

 409     H409 ERO 10/90    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 409               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3069             7/00 HW Arriva The Shires
                   4/02 WB transfer(Wycombe Bus Stn)
                   8/02 WB 
                   3/03    ATS
                   6/04 WB withdrawn into store
                   9/04 AY change store (Aylesbury)
                   9/04 NG change store (Stevenage)  
                   6/05 NG in store 
                   6/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                   7/05    bought by Shamrock Buses, South Wales

 410     H410 ERO 10/90    new to Luton & District, LX2R11C15Z4R, B45F
 410               4/95    rebranded: The Shires
  3070             7/00 HW Arriva The Shires
                   4/01 WB transfer (Wycombe Bus Stn)
                   3/03    ATS
                   8/02 WB transfer (Wycombe Bus Stn)
                   6/04 WB withdrawn into store
                   9/04 NG change store (Stevenage)  
                   6/05 NG in store 
                   6/05    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                  12/05    sold to PVS (Carlton) for scrap

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