The Company History 1969-2013

This page contains the complete fleet history of North Somerset Coaches from 1969 to sale of the business in November 2013.

198207-North Somerset TGE5R 7-82

Vehicles operated since can be found on the 2014 to date page, which includes details of our current fleet.

No Reg No Chassis Body Seats New In Out
1 TNY796 Bedford SBG Burlingham Seagull C41F 56 May-69 Nov-69
2 305MTF Bedford SB5 Duple Super Vega C41F 60 Oct-69 Aug-77
3 UOT133 Bedford SB1 Duple Super Vega C41F Aug-70 Mar-71
4 5193AW Bedford SB5 Duple Bella Vega C41F 63 Mar-71 Aug-72
5 BMY7A Bedford VAL14 Duple Vega Major C52F 63 Apr-72 Nov-73
6 JWX880D Bedford VAM5 Duple Bella Venture C45F 66 Aug-72 Jan-75
7 708RDH Bedford SB8 Duple Super Vega C41F 62 Mar-73 Feb-74
8 RDC823 Bedford SB5 Duple Bella Vega C41F 63 Mar-74 Jul-75
9 HYC521N Ford R1014 Duple Dominant Express C45F Feb-75 NEW Mar-80
10 GOH916D Ford R192 Plaxton Panorama C45F 66 Aug-75 Jul-77
11 YYB239H Bedford VAL70 Caetano Estoril C53F Mar-70 Jun-76 Feb-79
12 GFD908K Ford R226 Caetano Estoril C53F May-72 Jun-77 Jul-80
13 GNL701D Bedford SB5 Plaxton Embassy C41F Jan-66 Jun-77 Oct-79
14 PUX831M Bedford YRT Duple Dominant C51F May-74 Jan-79 Oct-81
15 KEF638H Ford R226 Plaxton Panorama Elite 2 C53F May-70 Sep-79 May-82
16 MED386P Ford R1114 Plaxton Panorama Elite 3 C53F Apr-76 Feb-80 Apr-82
17 JWO944L Ford R226 Duple Dominant C53F Sep-80 Sep-82
18 PVD578R Ford R1114 Caetano Estoril 2 C53F Sep-76 Oct-81 May-86
19 ADG332K Bristol RELH4 Plaxton Panorama Elite 2 C47F May-72 Apr-82 Feb-83
20 TGE5R then

24PAE

Volvo B58-61 Plaxton Viewmaster C57F Mar-77 Apr-82 Oct-88
21 RHP8R then

307WHT

Volvo B58-56 Caetano Estoril 2 C53F Nov-76 Sep-82 Dec-87
22 SDR448T Volvo B58-61 Duple Dominant 2 C50F Apr-79 Feb-83 Oct-84
23 B97WHT then

VHY437

Bova Duple Calypso C53F Oct-84 NEW May-99
24 FFD968T AEC Reliance Duple Dominant 2 C53F Apr-79 May-86 Feb-92
25 JLG557N Ford R1114 Plaxton Panorama Elite 2 C53F Mar-75 Jun-87 Mar-88
26 VWX349X then

307WHT

Bova Bova Europa C51F Apr-82 Dec-87 Sep-92
27 XAX284T Ford R1114 Caetano Estoril 2 C53F Aug-78 Mar-88 Jul-89
28 A659XWE DAF MB200 Plaxton Paramount 3200 C57F Sep-83 Oct-88 Jan-96
29 (A953TJN)

2942FH then

VHY437

Bova Bova Futura FLD C53F May-84 May-90 Jan-96
30 (TVV213)

 (KNH503N)

JEU571N

Leyland Leyland National B49F Jul-75 Apr-95 Jul-99
31 (F810ONR)

F218BHF

TAZ TAZ Dubrava C53F May-89 Jan-96 6/2003
32 (NSU573)

(G702UNR))

G283FKD

TAZ TAZ Dubrava C53F Aug-89 Jan-96 6/2003
33 YUY94W Ford R1114 Plaxton Supreme C53F Aug-80 Apr-97 1/2001
34 G501VRV Leyland Tiger 290 Plaxton Paramount 3 3200 C57F Aug-89 May-99 5/2001
35 AYJ100T then

VHY437

Leyland Leyland National B49F Jun-99 ??
36 (F43LRA)

(VJI9412)

F652ASJ then

307WHT

Volvo B10M Plaxton Paramount 3 3200 C57F Apr-89 12/00 4/2012
37 F90KDS then

VHY437

Volvo B10M Ikarus Blue Danube C53F 7/2001 9/2007
38 (UFX567)

J98UBL then

VHY437

Dennis Javelin Berkhof Excellence 1000 C53F 5/2001 4/2009
39 (KFX791)

D101GHY

Volvo B10M Alexander P B53F May-87 11/2007
40 (A644UGD)

LIL7802

Volvo B10M Vanhool Alizee C55F May-84 3/2008 9/2009
41 M204DRG Dennis Lance Optare Sigma B47F 5/2008 10/2009
42 N216NPN then

LIL9168

Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer B40F Feb-96 8/2008
43 (223TUO)

M829PHN then

VHY437

Volvo B10M Mk 4 Plaxton Premiere 350 C49Ft /94 8/2008 4/2012
44 G761UYT Leyland Olympian Northern Counties Palatine 1 H75F /89 9/2008 5/2009
45 (A311XHE)

FAZ7273 then

A625DCU

Volvo B10M Mk 1 GL Jonckheere Jubilee P599 C53F /83 4/2009 9/2009
46 S107LBL Optare Solo M850 Optare B30F /99 5/2009 9/2010
47 M752LAX Volvo B10M Mk 4 Alexander PS DP48F /95 7/2009 4/2010
48 M756LAX Volvo B10M Mk 4 Alexander PS DP48F /95 7/2009 5/2010
49 AP03BUS Optare Solo M850 Optare B30F /03 8/2009 9/2009
50 P287MLD Dennis Dart (Euro 2) Plaxton Pointer B39F /96 10/1009 2/2010
51 YBD201 Bristol MW5G ECW C16F /61 11/2009 9/2011
52 W218CDN DAF SB120 Wright Cadet B28D 6/00 12/2009 4/2010
53 L131ELJ then

564KHT

DAF DB250 Optare Spectra H77F /94 2/2010 5/2011
54 YHY592J Bristol RELL6L ECW B50F Jan-71 3/2010
55  (P717EJM)LIL9168 then

N50MST

Volvo B10M Berkhof Axial 50 C49Ft Nov-96 5/2010 To Carmel 1/14
56 K91BNY Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer B35F /93 7/2010 unrecorded
57 P302HDP Dennis Dart 10.2 SLF Plaxton Pointer SLF 1 N35F /97 11/2010 8/2012
58 AP03BUS Optare Solo M850 Optare N30F /03 11/2010  12/2010
59 L510EHD then

564KHT

DAF SB220 Ikarus Citybus 480 B48F 2/2011 To Abus 10/13
60 T805RFG then

VFJ581

Dennis Trident 2 East Lancashire Lolyne N78F Apr-99 4/2011  To Abus 11/13
61 T810RFG then

VHY437

Dennis Trident 2 East Lancashire Lolyne N78F Apr-99 5/2011  10/13 to Abus
62 N386JGS then

LIL9168

Mercedes 709D Plaxton Beaver B27F 6/2011 /2012
63 RMS714 Leyland Tiger Cub Alexander C41F Jul-61 10/2011 3/2013
64 R463YDT then

307WHT

Scania L94 Irizar Century C53F Jun-98 3/2012 10/2012
65 R467YDT Scania L94 Irizar Century C53F Jun-98 3/2012 10/2012
66 S523KFL Dennis Dart 9.2 SLF Marshall Capital N28F 1998 4/2012 2/2013
67 B11JYM then

C529GBU

Leyland Tiger TRCTL11 East Lancashire Flyte(rebodied fromWadham Stringer Vanguard) B53F 1986/1999 11/2012 2/2013
68 Y243DRC Optare Excel L1180 Optare N43F 2001 11/2012 9/2013 to Abus (never operated @ NSC)
69 Y251DRC Optare Excel L1180 Optare N43F 2001 11/2012  9/2013 to Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire
70 T657APS DAF SB220LF Ikarus N41F 1999 2/2013 6/2013
71 VDV134S Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW CO74F Nov-77 3/2013
72 C499FAX Leyland Tiger TRCTL11 Duple Laser 2 C51F Aug-1985 6/2013
73 E326MSG Leyland Olympian Alexander RH H85F 1988 9/2013 To Carmel 1/14
74 617DDV Bristol MW6G ECW C39F Apr 61 11/13