Volvo B8 Single Deck

30530 - BU16UYC

BU16UYC was one of  two buses the sister was BU16UYD that were purchased new by Courtney Buses of Finchampstead in March 2016. The vehicles were acquired specifically to operate a contract for Chineham Park were the buses operated a shuttle from the business park and Basingstoke Rail Station. Both vehicles were painted in a decimated livery of red and silver. Courtney Buses were taken over by Reading Buses in March 2019 and the company now trades as Thames Valley . BU16UYC joined the Diamond bus fleet in February 2023 to provide an additional Euro VI standard vehicle for West Midland services and was allocated the fleet number 30530. 30530 was painted in the red West Midlands buses livery for use on the partnership routes 40 and 42 and is allocated to the Tividale depot 

Registration Number Fleet Number Chassis Body Type Seating Current Allocation
BU16UYC 30530 Volvo B8RLE  YV3T7U528GA175712  Wright Eclipse AM834  B44F Tividale

31003 - BV21OPM

BV21OPM was the last new vehicle to be purchased by Midland Classic before the business was purchased by Rotala in August 2022. The vehicle came from dealer stock and was registered in June 2021 but entered the Midland Classic fleet on 8th July 2021. The vehicle operated in the Diamond bus area before the operation joined  Rotala as Midland Classic could often been operating rail replacement bus services and BV21O@@PM got to Redditch rail station on a number of occasions.  More recently the vehicle was to act as a prototype for a much larger order for 60 new vehicles Rotala placed for its Diamond North West fleet to operate a number of TfGM franchised routes they had won that start in September 2023.  In the end delivery lead times were too great and order was transferred to ADL products .

Registration Number Fleet Number Chassis Body Type Seating Current Allocation
BV21OPM 31003 Volvo B8RLE  YV3T7U520MA204504 MCV NB1107 B46F Burton on Trent