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H105GEV - Sisters

There were 14 buses in the same batch that were delivered to County Bus & Coach Co LTD.

They carry the registrations H101GEV to H110GEV and H112GEV to H115GEV. 111 never existed. They carried the fleet numbers LR101 to LR115

They were delivered to Grays garage between July and September 1990 for use on London Transport contract route 103 which ran between Rainham (Essex) and North Romford - indeed the route still runs today, relatively unchanged, though now operated by Stagecoach with red buses.

The vehicles and contract didn’t stay with County Bus for long though. For reasons never really established, the 103 contract and buses were transferred to Grey Green’s Barking garage in January 1991. The vehicles stayed with Grey Green - and primarily operated on the 103 route - until August 2000. By this time Grey Green had become Arriva London and the buses had been painted into Arriva’s red livery.

As the fleet was split after it left Arriva London, I have listed each vehicle below to show its particular fate:

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H101 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
1/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
8/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva North-West
4/09     Transferred to Arriva Northumbria for spares then scrapped

 

H102 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
2/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
8/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
10/07    Stafford Bus Cenre
10/07    Grant Palmer, Dunstable
4/13     Ripley (Carlton) for scrap

 

H103 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
1/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
8/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
10/07  Stafford Bus Centre
1/08     Tyrer, Nelson; repainted white/blue/gold
9/08     Fraser Eagle, Padiham, Lancashire
5/09     Scania, (Worksop)
5/09     Carver, Ellesmere Port

H104 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
8/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva North-West
10/08  McEwen Travel
6/14     Westward Travel, Gloucestershire
8/16     Ripley (Carlton) for scrap

 

H106 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
8/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
4/09     Transferred to Arriva Northumbria for spares
10/09    Wigley (Carlton) for scrap

 

H107 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
9/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva North-West
3/07     Converted to open top mobile exhibition unit for Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008
9/08     Non PSV owner, Yorkshire
10/10  York Party Bus

 

H108 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
9/00     Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
4/09     Transferred to Arriva Northumbria for spares
5/10     Wigley (Carlton) for scrap

 

H109 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
6/09     Stafford Bus Centre
6/09     Tees Valley, Eaglescliffe
??/??  Private owner, Dorset?

 

H110 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
8/06     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
1/07     Transferred to Arriva Cymru
10/08    North West Bus Sales, Bolton
10/08    McEwan, Mansfield
6/14     Westward Travel, Gloucestershire

 

H112 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
2/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
5/03     Arriva Manchester
4/09     Transferred to Arriva Northumbria for spares
9/10     Wigley (Carlton) for scrap

 

H113 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
??/??  Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Manchester & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
5/03     Transferred to Arriva Merseyside
5/09     Stafford Bus Centre
7/09     GHA, Ruabon
9/11     Reregistered  8701VT
08/16  Dreamline Travel, Blackburn - reregistered H115GEV

 

H114 GEV

7/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
1/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Merseyside & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
2/09     North West Bus Sales, (Bolton)
7/13     Scrapped?

H115 GEV

9/90     New to County Bus & Coach Co LTD, Grays garage
9/90     Into service on London Transport route 103
1/91     Acquired by Grey Green along with the route 103 contract
1/91     Repainted into Grey Green livery
??/??  Repainted into red version of Arriva’s corporate livery
10/00  Transferred to Arriva Merseyside & repainted into Arriva Aquamarine corporate livery
7/09     GHA, Ruabon
10/11  Reregistered 4051VT
08/16  Dreamline Travel, Blackburn - reregistered H115GEV

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