Fleet Buzz

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Fleet Buzz
FleetBuzz.svg
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Parent Stagecoach
Founded 1995
Headquarters Crondall
Service area Berkshire
Hampshire
Surrey
Service type Bus services
Routes 11 (October 2013)
Fleet 33 (September 2013)
Website www.fleetbuzz.co.uk
Optare Versa in Reading in April 2011
Countrywide Plaxton Panther bodied Volvo B12B in Surrey in October 2009

Fleet Buzz[1] is a bus company based in Crondall, Hampshire, England. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach.

History[edit]

Countrywide was formed in 1995 as a coach and bus company, based on vehicles from Marchwood Motorways and established a depot in Basingstoke. In 1998 the depot relocated to the site formerly used by Oakley Coaches in Oakley, Hampshire. Countywide took over many of the routes from Tillingbourne Bus Company when it ceased trading in 2001. On 1 October 2007 the coach business was sold to Weavaway Travel and the bus operation moved to Crondall.[2]

In 2008/09 the company upgraded its fleet with the purchase of four new Optare Solos and four Optare Versas. The buses are painted in a livery of yellow (lower body) and black (upper body).

In December 2011 the business was sold to Stagecoach with 22 buses and 29 staff. It is run as a division of Stagecoach South.[2]

Fleet[edit]

As at September 2013 the fleet consisted of 33 buses.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 6156679 Countrywide Travel Limited
  2. ^ a b Millar, Alan (January 2012). "Stagecoach South buys 22-vehicle Fleet Buzz". Buses (682): 8. 
  3. ^ Stagecoach South Fleet Buzz Fleet List Buszone 22 September 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Fleet Buzz (bus company) at Wikimedia Commons