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Reading Buses Optare Excel 947
Reading Buses Excel 947 (R202DKG) is one of several bought surplus from Cardiff when it standardised on Dennis Darts. Most of the batch were later shipped to Eastbourne in exchange for doubledeck Optare Spectras. Reading required more deckers for Park & Ride and Night services supported by the Borough. However 947, Cardiff 202, was one of the five to end up in Auckland as Ritchies 672 (CSM933).
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Reading Buses Optare Excel 954
Former Excel 209 (R209DKG), now Reading Buses 954 approaches the outskirts of High Wycombe on the service that used to be Thames Valley, then Alder Valley, then Bee Line, then joint Reading Buses and Bee Line, then joint Reading Buses and Wycombe Bus, then joint Reading Bus and Arriva and now wholly Arriva! Excel 209 became 41 in Eastbourne. It later went on to work for South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach and then transferred to sister company CentralConnect in the West Midlands. It then passed to Red Arrow in Huddersfield in and ultimately to Edwards Coaches in April 2010.
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Edwards Optare Excel R209DKG
Former Excel 209 turned up at the Barry Island bus rally in June 2013 with Edwards.
 
Reading Buses Optare Excel 953
Reading Buses Excel 953 (R208DKG) is seen in Wycombe Bus Station, not long after arrival from Cardiff in 2000. This Excel had a similar post-Reading life to 954 becoming Eastbourne 40 and passing on to South Gloucestershire and later to Red Arrow in Huddersfield.
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Ritchies Optare Excel 672
Former 202 is sene in Auckland, New Zealand with new owner Ritchies as their 672 (CSM933) in April 2008.
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