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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - BRIGHTON & HOVE BUS & COACH 

Last Updated : January 3rd 2017 (under construction)

This page lists Brighton & Hove Bristol VRs and Lodekkas including links to all photos currently in the BVRES Collection showing the liveries carried by individual vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

I would like to acknowledge the official Brighton & Hove website for its amazingly detailed historical fleet history as the source for some of the data on this page, particularly for providing accurate disposal dates for vehicles.  It also has an almost complete photographic history of every bus in every livery and is highly commended for its interest value and historical value.

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes

RPN10 FS6B 155030 6/1986 (Southdown 3226) ?/1990 (Exported)
021 SPM21 FS6B 155087 6/1986 (Southdown 3228) ?/1990 (Exported)
022 SPM22 FS6B 155090 6/1986 (Southdown 3229) ?/1990 (Exported)
250
JWV250W
VRT/SL3/2580 1/1986 (Southdown 250) 3/2000 (Preserved)

257 JWV257W VRT/SL3/2587 1/1986 (Southdown 257) 11/1999 (Preserved)
259 JWV259W VRT/SL3/2757 1/1986 (Southdown 259) 4/2000 (Western Greyhound of Newquay)
260
JWV260W
VRT/SL3/2758 1/1986 (Southdown 260) 4/2000 (Doncaster of Romford)

261
JWV261W VRT/SL3/2759 1/1986 (Southdown 261) 11/1999 (SCRAPPED)

262 JWV262W VRT/SL3/2760 1/1986 (Southdown 262) 1/2000 (Rodger of Corby)
263
JWV263W VRT/SL3/2761 1/1986 (Southdown 263) 3/1996 (SCRAPPED)

264 JWV264W VRT/SL3/2762 1/1986 (Southdown 264) 3/2000 (Ward of Alresford)
265
JWV265W VRT/SL3/2763 1/1986 (Southdown 265) 3/2000 (Ward of Alresford)
270 JWV270W VRT/SL3/2872 1/1986 (Southdown 270) 4/2000 (Preserved)
271 JWV271W VRT/SL3/2885 1/1986 (Southdown 271) 4/1991 (Hedingham & District L194)
272 JWV272W VRT/SL3/2886 1/1986 (Southdown 272) 4/2000 (Taylor of Aylesbury)
273
JWV273W
VRT/SL3/2887 1/1986 (Southdown 273) 4/2000 (Wootten of Chesham)

277 VVV964W VRT/SL3/2901 1/1986 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3964) 3/2000 (Rodger of Corby)
278 VVV958W VRT/SL3/2893 1/1986 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3958) 1/2000 (Rodger of Corby)
279 VVV959W VRT/SL3/2894 1/1986 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3959) 4/2000 (Western Greyhound of Newquay)
510 UUF110J VRT/SL2/177 1/1986 (Southdown 510) 11/1987 (Embling of Guyhirn)
512 UUF112J VRT/SL2/179 1/1986 (Southdown 512) 11/1987 (Embling of Guyhirn)
515 UUF115J VRT/SL2/182 1/1986 (Southdown 515) 11/1987 (Embling of Guyhirn)
522
WCD522K VRT/SL2/231
1/1986 (Southdown 522) 5/1986 (Burton of Bury St Edmunds)
523
WCD523K VRT/SL2/232 1/1986 (Southdown 523) 10/1986 (South Midland)
525
WCD525K
VRT/SL2/262 1/1986 (Southdown 525) 4/1986 (Marino of Harlow)
541
WUF541K
VRT/SL2/296
1/1986 (Southdown 541) 4/1986 (Smith of Wouldham)

550
NCD550M
VRT/SL2/604
1/1986 (Southdown 550) 7/1987 (Solent Blue Line 50)

551
NCD551M
VRT/SL2/605 1/1986 (Southdown 551) 9/1988 (Mid Wales of Penrhynoch)

552
NCD554M
VRT/SL2/610 1/1986 (Southdown 554) 7/1987 (Solent Blue Line 54)
555 NCD555M VRT/SL2/611 1/1986 (Southdown 555) 10/1988 (Black Horse Buses of Gravesend)
557 NCD557M VRT/SL2/613 1/1986 (Southdown 557) 10/1988 (Black Horse Buses of Gravesend)
558 NCD558M VRT/SL2/615 1/1986 (Southdown 557) ?/1988 (Topping of Wavertree)
561 NCD561M VRT/SL2/742 1/1986 (Southdown 561) ?/1989 (Crosville Wales DVG592)
562 NCD562M VRT/SL2/743 1/1986 (Southdown 562) ?/1988 (Topping of Wavertree)
563 NCD563M VRT/SL2/744 1/1986 (Southdown 563) 2/1989 (Cedric of Wivenhoe)
564 GNJ564N VRT/SL2/895 1/1986 (Southdown 564) 7/1988 (Topping of Wavertree)
565 GNJ565N VRT/SL2/896 1/1986 (Southdown 565) 8/1988 (Mac of Roydon)
566
GNJ566N VRT/SL2/897 1/1986 (Southdown 566) 7/1987 (Solent Blue Line 66)

567
GNJ567N VRT/SL2/902 1/1986 (Southdown 567) 8/1988 (Kernutt of Grayshott)

568
GNJ568N VRT/SL2/903 1/1986 (Southdown 568) 8/1988 (Non-PCV)

570
GNJ570N VRT/SL2/905 1/1986 (Southdown 570) 8/1988 (Non-PCV)
571 GNJ571N VRT/SL2/906 1/1986 (Southdown 571) 8/1989 (Crosville Wales DVG593)
572 GNJ572N VRT/SL2/907 1/1986 (Southdown 572) 8/1989 (Cedric of Wivenhoe)
573 GNJ573N VRT/SL2/908 1/1986 (Southdown 573) 8/1989 (Crosville Wales DVG594)
574 GNJ574N VRT/SL2/909 1/1986 (Southdown 574) 7/1990 (Towler of Elm)
575
GNJ575N VRT/SL2/910 1/1986 (Southdown 575) 7/1988 (Milton Keynes 3575)

576
GNJ576N
VRT/SL2/929 1/1986 (Southdown 576) 1/1990 (Bleasdale of Everton)

577 GNJ577N VRT/SL2/930 1/1986 (Southdown 577) 8/1988 (Topping of Wavertree)
578 GNJ578N VRT/SL3/103 1/1986 (Southdown 578) ?/1988 (SCRAPPED)
579 GNJ579N VRT/SL3/104 1/1986 (Southdown 579) ?/1988 (SCRAPPED)
580 GNJ580N VRT/SL3/105 1/1986 (Southdown 580) 1/1990 (Non-PCV)
581 GNJ581N VRT/SL3/106 1/1986 (Southdown 581) 1/1990 (Non-PCV)
582 GNJ582N VRT/SL3/107 1/1986 (Southdown 582) 8/1989 (Crosville Wales DVL595)
583 GNJ583N VRT/SL3/108 1/1986 (Southdown 583) 1/1990 (Non-PCV)
584 SNJ684R VRT/SL3/849 1/1986 (Southdown 584) 11/1992 (Ellis of Llangefni)
585 PUF585R VRT/SL3/608 1/1986 (Southdown 585) 10/1991 (Truronian of Truro)
586 PUF586R VRT/SL3/609 1/1986 (Southdown 586) 6/1990 (Caelloi Motors of Pwllheli)
587
PUF587R
VRT/SL3/610
1/1986 (Southdown 587) 4/1990 (Non-PCV)

588 PUF588R VRT/SL3/611 1/1986 (Southdown 588) 10/1991 (Truronian of Truro)
589
PUF589R
VRT/SL3/612
1/1986 (Southdown 589) 12/1990 (Parkin of Pickering)

590
SNJ590R
VRT/SL3/850
1/1986 (Southdown 590) 11/1992 (Reading 562)
591 SNJ591R VRT/SL3/851 1/1986 (Southdown 591) 9/1990 (Hedingham & District L161)
592 SNJ592R VRT/SL3/852 1/1986 (Southdown 592) 10/1995 (City of Oxford 1510)
593 SNJ593R VRT/SL3/853 1/1986 (Southdown 593) 11/1992 (Reading 563)
594
TNJ994S
VRT/SL3/759
1/1986 (Southdown 594) 9/1995 (SCRAPPED)

595
TNJ995S
VRT/SL3/760
1/1986 (Southdown 595) 11/1992 (Stephenson of Rochford)

596 TNJ996S VRT/SL3/769 1/1986 (Southdown 596) 1/1990 (Ryan of Bath)
598 TNJ998S VRT/SL3/771 1/1986 (Southdown 598) 11/1992 (Stephenson of Rochford)
599
TNJ999S
VRT/SL3/793
1/1986 (Southdown 599) 3/1996 (SCRAPPED)

600 TPN100S VRT/SL3/794 1/1986 (Southdown 600) 6/1993 (SCRAPPED)
601 TPN101S VRT/SL3/795 1/1986 (Southdown 601) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)
602 TPN102S VRT/SL3/796 1/1986 (Southdown 602) 4/1996 (Moor Dale 87)
603 TPN103S VRT/SL3/797 1/1986 (Southdown 603) 1/1996 (Preserved)
606 UWV606S VRT/SL3/1106 1/1986 (Southdown 606) 10/1996 (SCRAPPED)
615 UWV615S VRT/SL3/1146 1/1986 (Southdown 615) 4/1999 (Hedingham Omnibuses L302)
619 UWV619S VRT/SL3/1200 1/1986 (Southdown 619) 5/1999 (Ryan of Bath)
624
UFG624S VRT/SL3/1013 1/1986 (Southdown 624) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)

625 UFG625S VRT/SL3/1014 1/1986 (Southdown 625) 4/1996 (Non-PCV)
626
UFG626S VRT/SL3/1015 1/1986 (Southdown 626) 7/1994 (SCRAPPED)

627
UFG627S VRT/SL3/1016 1/1986 (Southdown 627) 10/1995 (SCRAPPED)

628
UFG628S VRT/SL3/1017 1/1986 (Southdown 628) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)

629
UFG629S VRT/SL3/1018 1/1986 (Southdown 629) 7/1994 (SCRAPPED)

630
UFG630S VRT/SL3/1019 1/1986 (Southdown 630) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)

631
UFG631S VRT/SL3/1020 1/1986 (Southdown 631) 1/1995 (SCRAPPED)

632
UFG632S VRT/SL3/1021 1/1986 (Southdown 632) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

633
UFG633S
VRT/SL3/1022
1/1986 (Southdown 633) 9/1995 (SCRAPPED)
Withdrawn following an accident, 8/1995
635
XAP635S VRT/SL3/1450
1/1986 (Southdown 635) 10/1997 (SCRAPPED)

638 XAP638S VRT/SL3/1461 1/1986 (Southdown 638) 7/1999 (Sussex Coaches of Billingshurst)
639
XAP639S VRT/SL3/1462 1/1986 (Southdown 639) 7/1997 (SCRAPPED)

640
XAP640S VRT/SL3/1463 1/1986 (Southdown 650) 8/1996 (SCRAPPED)

641
XAP641S VRT/SL3/1464 1/1986 (Southdown 641) 10/1997 (SCRAPPED)

642
XAP642S VRT/SL3/1467 1/1986 (Southdown 642) 5/1999 (Preserved)

645
XAP645S
VRT/SL3/1470 1/1986 (Southdown 645) 10/1997 (SCRAPPED)

646
AAP646T VRT/SL3/1657 1/1986 (Southdown 646) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)

650
AAP650T VRT/SL3/1661 1/1986 (Southdown 650) 6/1997 (SCRAPPED)

651 AAP651T VRT/SL3/1662 1/1986 (Southdown 651) 10/1995 (City of Oxford 1511)
653
AAP653T VRT/SL3/1636 1/1986 (Southdown 653) 9/1995 (SCRAPPED)

654
AAP654T VRT/SL3/1637 1/1986 (Southdown 654) 3/1996 (SCRAPPED)

655
AAP655T VRT/SL3/1638 1/1986 (Southdown 655) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

656
AAP656T VRT/SL3/1639 1/1986 (Southdown 656) 11/1995 (SCRAPPED)

657
AAP657T VRT/SL3/1640 1/1986 (Southdown 657) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

658
AAP658T
VRT/SL3/1664
1/1986 (Southdown 658) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

659 AAP659T VRT/SL3/1665 1/1986 (Southdown 659) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)
663
AAP663T VRT/SL3/1704
1/1986 (Southdown 663) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)

664
AAP664T VRT/SL3/1705 1/1986 (Southdown 664) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

665
AAP665T VRT/SL3/1706 1/1986 (Southdown 665) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)
666
AAP666T VRT/SL3/1707 1/1986 (Southdown 666) 10/1996 (SCRAPPED)
667
AAP667T
VRT/SL3/1775 1/1986 (Southdown 667) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)
674
EAP974V VRT/SL3/2062
1/1986 (Southdown 674) 2/1997 (SCRAPPED)

675
EAP975V VRT/SL3/2063 1/1986 (Southdown 675) 10/1996 (SCRAPPED)

676
EAP976V
VRT/SL3/2064 1/1986 (Southdown 676) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)

679 EAP979V VRT/SL3/2072 1/1986 (Southdown 679) 5/1999 (Rodger of Corby)
689 EAP989V VRT/SL3/2242 1/1986 (Southdown 689) 10/1995 (City of Oxford 1512)
693
EAP993V VRT/SL3/2340 1/1986 (Southdown 693) 8/1998 (SCRAPPED)

694
EAP994V VRT/SL3/2341 1/1986 (Southdown 694) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)

695
EAP995V VRT/SL3/2342 1/1986 (Southdown 695) 3/1996 (SCRAPPED)

698
EAP998V
VRT/SL3/2345 1/1986 (Southdown 698) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)
699 EAP999V VRT/SL3/2346 1/1986 (Southdown 699) 10/1995 (City of Oxford 1513)

PRU916R VRT/SL3/596 1/1992 (Hampshire Bus 3357) ?/1992 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares

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