HTL Buses

Updated 01 April 2017

Fleetlist is fully updated, including 8 new Solos, various Solos gone off lease and other buses withdrawn.



Registration Number Chassis Type Body Type Layout Livery Date New Notes
V980 XUB* Optare Solo M850 Optare B30F HTL Buses 02/00 Withdrawn - Double glazed - Ex First Bristol 8980, 06/06 - *Re-registered however new registration is not known, V980XUB is now on a car!
X338 SKJ Renault Master Rohill Harrier B14F HTL Buses 02/01
LG02 FFO Dennis Dart SLF 10.1M Alexander Pointer 2 B16D London Red with Abacus UK Training branding 06/02 Used for driver training at HTL Buses by Abacus UK Training
Ex London United DPS645, 10/13 - Ex B30D
YR02 YRX Optare Alero Optare B13F Yellow 07/02 Withdrawn - Ex Wilts & Dorset 2001, 01/09
VO52 XUC Renault Master Rohill Harrier B15F Orange/Turquoise 11/02 Withdrawn - Ex Widnes Commercial Motors, ??/12
RN52 ERV Dennis Dart SLF 10.7M Caetano Nimbus B-D White with Abacus UK Training branding 01/03 Used for driver training at HTL Buses by Abacus UK Training - Ex Dawson Rentals, 03/14
DK04 SUH TransBus Dart MPD 8.8M TransBus Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 05/04 Withdrawn
MX54 KXW Optare Solo M850 Optare B29F White 10/04 Withdrawn - Ex Procters Coaches, 05/15
SN54 KHW Volkswagen LT46 VDL Kusters B15F Blue 12/04 Ex Shropshire Link, 01/14
MX05 SMO Mercedes Sprinter 616CDi Mellor B24F White 04/05 Withdrawn - Ex Wilsons of Rhu, 10/12
SF05 GFJ Volkswagen LT46 VDL Kusters B15F HTL Buses 07/05 Ex Little Red Bus, Yorkshire, 03/13
SF05 GGJ Volkswagen LT46 VDL Kusters B15F White 07/05 Ex ???, 03/15
SF05 GGK Volkswagen LT46 VDL Kusters B15F White 07/05 Ex ??????????????, 02/12
SN05 HDF Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F Leven Valley 08/05 Withdrawn - Ex Leven Valley, 05/15
SN06 BMO Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 03/06
SN06 BMU Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 03/06 Withdrawn
SN06 BMV Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 03/06
SN06 BMY Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 03/06
SN06 BMZ Alexander Dennis Dart MPD 8.8M Alexander Dennis Pointer 2 B29F HTL Buses 03/06
YJ56 ARZ Optare Alero Optare B16F Red/Grey with HTL Buses branding 09/06 Withdrawn by 01/14 - Ex Midsomer Norton & Radstock Ring & Ride 408/19, 2011
SN56 EOU Volkswagen LT46 VDL Kusters B15F White 11/06 Ex Weardale Community Transport, 11/13
DK08 AYV Alexander Dennis Dart 4 8.9M Alexander Dennis Enviro200 B29F HTL Buses 04/08
DK08 AYU Alexander Dennis Dart 4 8.9M Alexander Dennis Enviro200 B29F HTL Buses 04/08 Withdrawn
DK08 AZO Alexander Dennis Dart 4 8.9M Alexander Dennis Enviro200 B29F HTL Buses 04/08
LM08 NNW DAF LF DAF N/A Blue 05/08 Ex Wallace Training, 12/14
SN08 EJJ Volkswagen Crafter VDL Kusters B15F White 07/08 Ex Newport City Council & Souls of Tamworth, 11/15
SN58 BZO Volkswagen Crafter VDL Kusters B15F Blue 10/08 Withdrawn - Ex Shropshire Link, 01/14
AY60 DCU DAF LF DAF N/A White ??/?? Ex ??????????, ??/??
YJ11 EKG Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 05/11
YJ11 EKK Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 05/11
YJ11 EKL Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 05/11
YJ11 EKM Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 05/11 Withdrawn
YJ11 EKN Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 05/11
YJ11 EKP Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 06/11
YJ61 MOA Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 01/12
YJ61 MOF Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 01/12
YJ61 MOU Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 01/12
J8 HTL Optare Solo M890 Optare B32F HTL Buses 03/12 Former registration YJ12 GXP, 10/14
BX12 DZG Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 Evobus B17F White 05/12 Withdrawn - Ex Mercedes Benz Demonstrator, 09/12
YJ12 PNK Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 07/12
YJ12 PNL Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 07/12
YJ12 PNN Optare Solo M710SE Optare B22F HTL Buses 07/12
BF62 JZT Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 Evobus B17F HTL Buses 12/12
BF62 JZU Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 Evobus B17F HTL Buses 12/12
BF62 JZV Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 Evobus B17F HTL Buses 12/12
BF62 JZW Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45 Evobus B17F HTL Buses 12/12
YJ13 HJV Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 05/13
YD63 VCA Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 12/13
YD63 VCC Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 12/13
YD63 VCE Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 12/13
YD63 VCF Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 12/13
YD63 VCG Optare Solo M7200SE-R Optare B23F HTL Buses 12/13
YJ16 DYD Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 04/16
YJ16 DYF Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 04/16
YJ16 DYG Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 04/16
YJ16 DYH Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 04/16
YJ16 DYM Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 05/16
YJ16 DYN Optare Solo M7900SE-R Optare B27F HTL Buses 05/16
YJ16 DYO Optare Solo M9250SR Optare B31F HTL Buses 05/16
YJ16 DYP Optare Solo M9250SR Optare B31F HTL Buses 05/16


Past fleet updates

Updated 10 June 2015 - Two new arrivals here are Optare Solo M850 MX54 KXW and Alexander Dennis Dart MPD SN05 HDF. Previously unrecorded here is Volkswagen LT46 SF05 GGJ.

Updated 16 February 2015 - Optare Solo M970SR KP63 RHE has arrived to cover for various buses away for work. Previously unrecorded here was the arrival of DAF LF LM08 NNW from Wallace Training, this is for use by Abacus Training.

Updated 17 January 2015 - Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 KX09 CHZ has arrived from Dawsons Rentals.

Updated 07 January 2015 - Optare Solo M880s YJ12 GXP/R are now registered J8 HTL and P7 HTL. Optare Solo M7200SE-R KY63 VTJ returned to Dawsons Rentals in August 2014. Optare Alero YR02 YRX and Mellor bodied Mercedes Sprinter 616CDi MX05 SMO have been reinstated.

Updated 09 May 2014 - Optare Solo M920 W958 PAU has now left the fleet. On hire from Dawson Rentals is Optare Solo M7200SE-R KY63 VTJ which arrived in May 2014.

Updated 12 March 2014 - Various scrap vehicles have now left the depot including Solo S284 NRB, Renault Masters X475 ADB & Y208 OEE and Dart SLF SN51 TDU. Another vehicle in for training use is Dennis Dart SLF 10.1M/Caetano Nimbus RN52 ERV which is to be converted for use with Abacus UK Training.

Updated 23 January 2014 - Wright Streelite MX61 BBZ & ADL Enviro200 MX59 AVY both returned off hire to Mistral Rentals in January. New acquisitions for Merseylink use are Volkswagen LT46/VDL Kusters SN54 KHW & Volkswagen Crafter/VDL Kusters SN58 BZO, both ex Shropshire Link arrived in January 2014. Dennis Dart SPD 11.3M/Alexander ALX200 Y196 KNB was sold to Hattons Travel in January too, while Optare Solos W601 PTO, W602 PTO & W958 PAU are at present withdrawn.