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Oxford Bus Company doubledeckers

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Oxford Bus Company doubledeckers
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Oxford Bus Company Scania N230UD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 217
During 2010, Oxford once again became home to the doubledeck bus like this Scania N230UD 217 (FF10OXF) with Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bodywork, outside the Railway Station and similar to the blue buses delivered in 2009 for Brookes Bus. The City Council had forced a deal between City of Oxford and Stagecoach Oxford to reduce the frequency of competing services and make good the shortfall in capacity by using doubledeckers. Whether the general public are as enamored of the reduced frequency services is another matter. The deal was tempered by introducing interavailability of ticketing between the operators, including Thames Travel. It is certainly preferable to another Council crackpot scheme which suggested terminating all city services short of the centre, including express routes, and for passengers to transfer at an interchange to high capacity artics to access the city centre. Undoubtedly one of the successes of deregulation, Oxford's development of customer oriented services is always at risk from "we-know-better" politicians, aided and abetted by power hungry, empire building council officers.
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Oxford Bus Company Scania N230UD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 220
Enough moaning, we can at least enjoy this nearside view of new Scania 220 (JF10OXF) in the city is June 2010 and speculate what Oxford might have bought instead to renew its city singledeck fleet, had the politics not interfered.
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Oxford Bus Company Scania N230UD Alexander Dennis Enviro400 221
This slightly blurred shot out of the window of an Enviro400 on the Cowley Road shows Scania 222 (LF10OXF) with a Stagecoach hybrid all Alexander Dennis Enviro400H, which they used to replace their city fleet of MAN/Alexander ALX300 singledeckers as part of the city's reduced bus arrangements.
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Oxford Alexander Dennis Enviro400 900
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 demonstrator, SN59AWW, spent around a year with Oxford and was painted into fleet livery and gained fleet number 900 as it would not fit under the infamous Botley Road Station Bridge. It is seen on the 2B in June 2016.
Picture ref B3845
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Oxford Scania N230UD ADL Enviro400 228
At the same time the Scanias were being displaced by new Wright Streetdecks and repainted as the city adopted colour branding for different routes. In the sky blue for the 2 routes was 228 (TF10OXF). The bus was later transferred to Thames Travel and painted in "River Rapids" livery.
Picture ref B3830
 
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