Volvo B10M/B12M

20108 N608APU

First Wyvern has acquired itís first Volvo B10M based coach in the form of 608 N608APU. The vehicle was originally part of a batch of 19 coaches acquired for Thamesway when the company was part of the Badgerline Group for use on "City Saver" express coach services between Southend and London. For this service the vehicles were painted in a distinctive orange livery. The majority of the vehicles from the batch are now with First Eastern Counties in their coaching fleet though one or two remained with First Thamesway including N608APU. N608APU is in the current corporate First Coaching livery. The vehicle entered service at Evesham for use on the new Worcestershire County Council school contracts acquired by  during January 2004. These new  contracts are as a result of the closure of the small coach firm Phillips of Dormston near Inkberrow. The vehicle was withdrawn by First Wyvern in June 2004 and it moved to First Devon and Cornwall. The vehicle has now been withdrawn by First Devon and Cornwall

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Old Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

N608APU

20108

608

Plaxton

C53F

Jan-04

Withdrawn 6/04

First coaching livery

NOTE : N608APU was only on extended loan to First Wyvern from First Essex

20201/2 - T201/2TJD

On July 4th 2013 T201JLD and T202JLD arrived at Worcester from First Essex. These two tri axle coaches had been need in 1999 as part of a batch of seven delivered new to First Beeline for use on the Reading to Heathrow Airport coach Rail Air Link shuttle service. These vehicles had the fleet number 20201-7 and were registered T201-7TJD. Following there cascading off of the Air Link shuttle a number of the batch now have been re-registered with cherished registration marks. The vehicles were used until around 2 years ago on the service when they were cascaded into the more general First Coaches fleet for use on rail replacement services. The vehicles will replace the yellow school buses at Worcester two of which will move in the opposite direction to First Essex.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

T201TJD

20201

Plaxton 9912VHS0825

C51F

August 2013

 Worcester

First Coach Livery

T202TJD

20202

Plaxton 9912VHS0826

C51F

August 2013

 Worcester

First Coach Livery

0514/5 WV02EUP/R

During January 2010 two Plaxton bodied Volvo B12R coaches were transferred to First Midland Red from First Coaches at Bristol for use on School contracts for Hydesville School in Walsall in the West Midlands. The vehicles have formally been used on National Express contracts. Both vehicles are in all over white livery following the removal of the National Express branding. When two Scania coaches arrived at Kidderminster in March 2010 the Volvo vehicles were moved to Worcester.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

WV02EUP

20514

Plaxton 0212.8TZT4208

C49FL

Jan-09

Withdrawn

White

WV02EUR

20515

Plaxton 0212.8TZT4579

C49FL

Jan-09

Withdrawn

White

66611 - E111NNV

Neither Midland Red West or First Midland ever purchased any new Volvo based vehicles. Only in the last year has the Company actually operated any Volvo vehicles when double deck vehicles were transferred from sister Company First Northampton for use on school services. Following the transfer of vehicles G112/3/4ENV from First Northampton/Leicester in 2003 the prototype from the batch E111NNV was transferred to First Midland Red over the weekend of the 25th and 26th September 2004 and the vehicle entered service at Evesham Garage during the following week. The vehicle entered service still in First Leicester Red and Cream livery as is shown in the picture which was taken on 29th December 2003 in Leicester City Centre. The vehicle only operated for a matter of weeks at Evesham covering for 66613 which had returned to Leicester for mechanical attention

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

E111NNV

66611

Duple

DP51F

Sep-04

Moved back to  First Leicester after the loan period at Evesham (vehicle has now been withdrawn)

GRT Red & Cream

66612/3/4 - G112/3/4ENV

For use primarily for on school contract work two Duple bodied Volvo B10M-55 have been transferred from First Northampton to First Midland Red. Both vehicles were still in the former corporate livery style of GRT which was one half (Badgerline Group being the other) of the now combined grouping called First Group.  The vehicles are fitted with coach type seating though the vehicle body has been designed for use on local bus services.112 entered service with First Midland Red on Monday 1st September 2003 with 114 following a number of days latter. 114 was repainted into Barbie2 livery during the first week in December 2003 and was then re-allocated to Evesham Garage in exchange for 1005. On 15th December 2003 G113ENV (113) arrived at Worcester to join the First Midland Red fleet from sister company First Northampton and entered service at Worcester on 22nd December 2003. It was planned once all three were repainted into the corporate Barbie2 livery then they would be allocated to Evesham Garage which at the time still has a requirement for seat belt fitted vehicles. 66612 and 66613 were never repainted and were operated from Evesham garage in as acquired livery .  

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Old Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

G112ENV

66612

112

Duple 8921/1109

DP51F

01-Sep-03

Withdrawn - 4/06 - Sold to James, Tamworth (Invincible Coaches) 7/07 now with Premiere Nottingham

GRT Red & Cream

G113ENV

66613

113

Duple 8921/1110

DP51F

22-Dec-03

Unallocated - 4/06 - Sold to James, Tamworth (Invincible Coaches) 7/07 and scraped in 1/09

GRT Red & Cream

G114ENV

66614

114

Duple 8921/1111

DP51F (seat belt fitted)

Sept-03

Unallocated - Sold to James, Tamworth (Invincible Coaches) 7/07 now with Premiere Nottingham

Barbie 2 (12/03)