Volvo B7R Single Deck


With the purchase of the Diamond bus business in 2008 from the Go Ahead Group by Rotala PLC a number of new Volvo based vehicles were added to the fleet.  Thirty Four Plaxton Centro bodied vehicles were placed into service at the Tividale depot for Black Country services. Twelve Wright bodied vehicles were introduced at Redditch. These Redditch vehicles were made up of 11 new vehicles plus a nearly new demonstrator vehicle that had spent some of its time in service on the Worcester Park and Ride service. The vehicles at the Tividale depot saw the introduction of the then new Black Diamond livery and at Redditch the Red Diamond livery. A number of the Tividale based buses were soon withdrawn and transferred to the groups Bristol operation for use on University services in that City. The last Whilst many of the vehicles still carry these liveries the standard company fleet livery  colour is now blue.  More recently three second hand Wright bodied examples have been added to the fleet at Tividale. During the first week of December 2013 BU08DHO 30857 was repainted into a silver base livery to promote the launch of a special Redditch edition of the Monopoly game to cerebrate 50 years since the creation of Redditch New Town.

Registration Number Fleet Number Chassis Body Type Seating Current Allocation Livery
BX07BRV 30000 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A120172 Plaxton Centro 0610.7LAA6807 B45F Kidderminster Blue
WX07UOB 30001 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A120043 Plaxton Centro B45F Kidderminster Wessex Red
BX07KPP 30002 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A120042 Plaxton Centro 0610.7LAA6803 B45F Tividale Blue
BX07KPN 30005 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6257A119999 Plaxton Centro B45F Kidderminster Wessex Red
BX07AYU 30006 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6236A114556 Plaxton Centro B45F Kidderminster Wessex Red
YN08NXL 30406 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A120172 Plaxton Centro 0812TGA77827 B45F Redditch Blue
YJ56YDO 30407 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A120042 Wright Eclipse AA333 B44F Tividale Blue
PO58KPY 30408 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A117739 Optare 69705 B43F Tividale Blue
YJ07OZV 30409 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6207A117691 Wright Eclipse AA336 B43F Tividale Blue
YJ07OZW 30410 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6207A117660 Wright Eclipse AA337 B43F Tividale Blue
YJ07OZX 30411 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A117692 Wright Eclipse AA338 B43F Tividale Blue
YJ08POA 30412 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6297A117692 Wright Eclipse AA333 B43F Tividale Blue
YJ08PBF 30413 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6297A117740 Wright Eclipse AA339 B43F Tividale Blue
BX58APF 30502 Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro 0712TGA8016 B43F Tividale Wessex Red
FJ57CYV 30508 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6277A116993 Wright Eclipse AA274 B43F Kidderminster Blue
FJ57CYT 30509 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6277A116991 Wright Eclipse AA262 B43F Tividale Blue
BU08DCO 30807 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K62X8A123077 Plaxton Centro 0712TGA7333 B45F Tividale 002 branded livery
BU08DCE 30808 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6208A123122 Plaxton Centro 0712TGA7339 B45F Tividale 002 branded livery
BU08DCX 30809 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6208A123119 Plaxton Centro 0712TGA7337 B45F Tividale 002 branded livery
BU08DCF 30810 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6247A122991 Plaxton Centro 0712TGA7332 B45F Tividale 002 branded livery
WX58FSA 30811 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6238A126452 Plaxton Centro 0812TGA7784 B45F Tividale 002 branded livery
FJ57CYW 30813 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A116994 Wright Eclipse AA275 B43F Kidderminster Blue
FJ57CYU 30814 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A116932 Wright Eclipse AA258 B43F Kidderminster Blue
FJ57CYS 30815 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A116931 Wright Eclipse AA257 B43F Kidderminster Blue
BX58AOO 30816 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6217A118736 Plaxton Centro 0812TNA7851 B45F Tividale Blue
BX09SHZ 30821 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2299A132619 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8181 B45F Redditch Blue
BX09SJO 30822 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2279A132618 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8180 B45F Tividale Blue
BX09SJU 30823 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2269A132772 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8182 B45F Tividale Blue
BX09SRO 30825 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2229A133000 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8184 B45F Tividale Black Diamond
BX09SNV 30826 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2219A132999 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8187 B45F Tividale Black Diamond
BX09SNY 30827 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6N2299A132961 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8186 B45F Tividale Blue
BX09SNZ 30828 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6247A119119 Plaxton Centro 0912.1TMA8185 B45F Tividale Blue
BU08DCO 30832 Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse AA556 B44F  Tividale Blue
AE57FXW 30833 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6217A120129 Wright Eclipse AA582 B44F  Tividale Blue
KX57MTE 30834 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6227A119166 Wright Eclipse AA559 B44F  Tividale Blue
BU08DAO 30850 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6278A126616 Wright Eclipse AB496 B45F Tividale Blue
BU08DBX 30851 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6258A126615 Wright Eclipse AB497 B45F Tividale Blue
BU08DBV 30852 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6248A126623 Wright Eclipse AB495 B45F Tividale Blue
WX58FSE 30854 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6238A126824 Wright Eclipse AB499 B45F Tividale Blue
WX58FRZ 30855 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6218A126627 Wright Eclipse AB498 B45F Tividale Blue branded for routes 301 & 302
WX58FSD 30856 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6236A106585 Wright Eclipse K590 B45F Redditch Blue
BU08DHO 30857 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6258A126792 Wright Eclipse AB500 B45F Redditch Silver Diamond livery
BU08DHP 30858 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6288A126611 Wright Eclipse AB493 B45F Tividale Blue
WX58FSC 30859 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6268A126381 Wright Eclipse AB491 B45F Tividale Blue
WX58FRR 30860 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6238A126614 Wright Eclipse AB494 B45F Tividale Blue
MX07OYT 30861 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6277A119096 Wright Eclipse AA558 B45F Tividale Blue
BK10MFX 30880 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6M32X9A133318 Plaxton Centro 0912TNA8192 B45F Tividale Blue
BK10MFY 30881 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6M32X9A133319 Plaxton Centro 0912TNA8193 B45F Tividale Blue
SJ04DVH 30882 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6G6104A010172 Wright Eclipse H281 B45F Tividale Blue
SJ04DVK 30883 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6G6104A010173 Wright Eclipse H282 B45F Tividale Blue
SJ04DVM 30885 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6G6104A010175 Wright Eclipse H284 B45F Tividale Blue
BK13NZO 30938 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6R624DA160309 Wright Eclipse AH752 B44F  Kidderminster Blue branded for service 25
BK13NZR 30940 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6R624DA160323 Wright Eclipse AH754 B44F  Tividale Blue
BK13NZS 30941 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6R626DA160324 Wright Eclipse AH755 B44F  Tividale Blue
BK13NZT 30942 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6R628DA160468 Wright Eclipse AH756 B44F  Tividale Blue branded for 4/4H
BK13NZU 30943 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6R627CA154045 Wright Eclipse AG413 B44F  Tividale Blue branded for 4/4H
AE59EHO 30950 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6259A133193 Plaxton 0912TNA8451 B44F  Kidderminster Wessex Red
AE59EHR 30952 Volvo B7RLE YV3R6K6259A133193 Plaxton 0912TNA8193 B44F  Tividale Blue branded for 002


LF51CYC started life in London working for Go Ahead London General company as a dual door vehicle with the fleet number VWL1. The vehicle was used on 486 from South Corydon to Elephant and Castle Station. After operating in London the vehicle joined the South Gloucestershire fleet and end up running for the Rotala operation in Bristol when it was re-registered A6UOB for use on the University of Bath contract and the vehicle was repainted blue and branded for the U18 service. The vehicle was converted to a single door arrangement.  Following changes in the services the vehicle was transferred to the West Midlands operation and entered service at the Long Acre depot. When this depot closed during 2015 the vehicle was transferred to Redditch

Registration Number Fleet Number Chassis Body Type Seating Current Allocation Livery
LF51CYC 30402 Volvo B7L YV3R7G61621000899  Wrights F56 B39F Redditch Blue