Fleet List correct to: 9th April 2017

This is the fleet list and allocation of Hoeford Depot.

Hoeford Depot is located near Fareham, and was the depot taken over by First from People's Provincial in 1995. It operates the following vehicle types - please scroll down to view allocations of that particular vehicle type at Hoeford - they are in the order listed below.

Dennis (Transbus/ADL) Trident

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

32701 V701EFB East Lancs Lolyne H49/30F ex-First Bristol (to Hoeford August 2015)
32702 W702PHT East Lancs Lolyne St. Vincents Collenge livery H49/30F ex-First Bristol (to Hoeford August 2015)
32703 W703PHT East Lancs Lolyne H49/30F ex-First Bristol (acquired 2012)
32707 W707PHT East Lancs Lolyne CEMAST - Fareham College H49/30F Withdrawn. Ex-First Bristol (acquired 2012)
32708 W708PHT East Lancs Lolyne CEMAST - Fareham College H49/30F ex-First Bristol (acquired 2012)
32763 WJ55CSF East Lancs Myllenium Lolyne H49/30F ex- First Devon & Cornwall (2012). Previously with Weymouth.
32764 WJ55CSO East Lancs Myllenium Lolyne H49/30F ex- First Devon & Cornwall (2012). Previously with Southampton.
32765 WJ55CSU East Lancs Myllenium Lolyne H49/30F ex- First Devon & Cornwall (2012). Previously with Southampton and Weymouth.
32767 WJ55CTE East Lancs Myllenium Lolyne H49/30F ex- First Devon & Cornwall (2012). Previously with Southampton and Weymouth.
32768 WJ55CTF East Lancs Myllenium Lolyne H49/30F ex- First Devon & Cornwall (2012). Previously with Southampton.
32801 T801LLC Plaxton President H39/21F Withdrawn. Ex- First Essex (May 2016). New to First in London.
32849 T849LLC Plaxton President H39/21F ex- First Essex (May 2016). New to First in London.
33001 LK51UZO Transbus President H44/23F ex- First Essex (May 2016). New to First in London.
33002 LK51UZP Transbus President H44/23F ex- First Essex (May 2016). New to First in London.
33141 LR02LWW Transbus President H39/23F ex- First Berkshire (2015). New to First in London.
33142 LR02LWX Transbus President H39/23F ex- First Berkshire (2015). New to First in London.
33143 LR02LWY Transbus President H39/26F ex- First Berkshire (2015). New to First in London.
33144 LR02LWZ Transbus President H39/26F ex- First Berkshire (2015). New to First in London.

More Information: At Hoeford, after, for many years, just having the sole Bristol VR or Leyland Olympian allocated to the depot, there are now a plethora of Tridents allocated to the depot, all from different origins or eras. The oldest are two T-reg examples with Plaxton bodywork new to London in 1999. T801LLC is very special, as (numerically) the first low floor double deck delivered to First London, at a time when they were still receiving the last T-reg Volvo Olympians. 

The next oldest are 5 East Lancs Lolyne bodied examples were new to First in Bristol during 2000 for Park & Ride services. After spending a few years at Weymouth, these now operate from Hoeford primarily on college contracts. Indeed, 32702 is branded for St Vincent's College services, with two other examples branded in connection with Fareham college services. 

These were joined by four younger East Lancs Lolyne Myllenium examples new to First in North Devon. These are in service work across the fleet, operating as P&R substitutions, on use on the University contract services, college routes (especially the South Downs services) and occasionally in service work.  

Finally, in late 2015, four President bodied Transbus examples joined from First Berkshire. These have joined in with the others on college and university services, and occasionally on stage work.These were supplemented in 2016 with two further, slightly-younger examples from First Essex, also new to First in London. It does not appear that any of the latest arrivals have been out on service work - indeeed 32801 and 33002 have not had ticket machines installed, and the other two are presently on loan to Weymouth to cover cruise ship contracts.

 

Volvo B7TL

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

37161 HY07FTA Wright Eclipse Gemini H45/29F New to Portswood (2007), to Hoeford (2015)

More Information:  37161 moved across in Spring 2015 as the fourth vehicle for Portsmouth's Park and Ride, being new to Southampton in 2007.

 

ADL Enviro40D

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

33895 SN14TPZ ADL Enviro 400 H45/29F New (2014)
33896 SN14TRV ADL Enviro 400 H45/29F New (2014)
33897 SN14TRX ADL Enviro 400 H45/29F New (2014)

More Information: During 2014, Hoeford are taking a delivery of their first brand new double deckers in well over 30 years. These are allocated to the brand new Portsmouth Park & Ride contract, operating between Tipner and The Hard, via the city centre.

 

Dennis Dart SLF

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

Photos

42728 T728REU Plaxton Pointer 2 B36F Acquired from First in Bath (2005). Has seen service at Hoeford and Hilsea in the mean time.

More Information: Nearly a year after all of Hoeford's Darts were moved on and after the DDA deadline, Hoeford operate one Dennis Dart SLF. This bus is allocated to the U2 route in Portsmouth which is a private contract and does not stipulate that DDA-compliant buses are necessary.

 

Wright Streetlite DF 10.8m

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

47578 SN14EBO Wrightbus B37F New (May 2014)
47580 SN14EBU Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47581 SN14EBV Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47582 SN14EBX Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47583 SN14EBZ Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47584 SN14ECA Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47585 SN14ECC Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47586 SN14ECD Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47587 SN14ECE Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47588 SN14ECF Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47589 SN14ECJ Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47590 SN14ECT Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47591 SN14ECV Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47592 SN14ECW Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47593 SN14ECX Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)
47594 SN14ECY Wrightbus B37F New (June 2014)

More Information: As part of a delivery that benefited all areas of First Hampshire, 11 Streetlites were allocated to Hoeford depot in November/December 2013. These are thought to be primarily for route 2 (Paulsgrove - The Hard). None carry branding thus far, but some have started to enter service in Portsmouth. In 2014, 47411/14-21 were transferred to Hilsea depot - their details are now on that page. Also in 2014, a second, larger batch of 22 Streetlites arrived - this time to operate routes 1 and 3 in Portsmouth. This brings the Streetlite as the standard type on routes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 in Portsmouth. A number of this batch have transferred to Hilsea.

 

Optare Solo

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

53151 YN03ZVW Optare B37F New (2003), to Hoeford ex-Hilsea in December 2015.

More Information: 53151 was new to Hoeford in 2003 for the Sainsburys Shopperbus contract. In 2005, it moved to Hilsea depot where it operated for a decade in the city of Portsmouth. In December 2015, it was transferred back to its home depot for use on route 20.

 

Optare Solo SR

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes

53601 YJ14BKA Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53602 YJ14BKD Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53603 YJ14BKE Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53604 YJ14BKF Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53605 YJ14BKG Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53606 YJ14BKK Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53607 YJ14BKL Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53608 YJ14BKN Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)
53609 YJ14BKO Optare (M9700SR) B35F New (2014)

More Information: 9 Optare Solo SRs entered service at Hoeford 2014 for use on route 9 between Fareham and Gosport.

 

Wright Streetlite DF 11.5m

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes
63296 SN65OKW Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63297 SN65OKX Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63298 SN65OKZ Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63299 SN65OLA Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63300 SN65OLB Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63301 SN65OLC Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63302 SN65OLE Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63303 SN65OLG Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63304 SN65OLH Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63305 SN65OLJ Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63306 SN65OLK Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63307 SN65OLM Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63308 SN65OLO Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63309 SN65OLP Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63310 SN65OLR Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63311 SN65OLT Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)
63312 SN65OLU Wright Streetlite Max integral B41F New (2015)

Extra Information: 17 brand new Wright Streetlite Max buses have entered service at Hoeford depot. These have upgraded the X4 and X5 Solent Ranger routes, connecting the Hampshire and Solent region of buses. Wearing a new version of the adapted First livery, the Solent Ranger Streetlites are now a regular site across the south coast. 

 

Scania Omnicity

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes
65006 YN54NZA Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65007 YN54NZC Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65008 YN54NZD Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65009 YN54NZE Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65010 YN54NZF Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65011 YN54NZG Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65012 YN54NZH Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65013 YN54NZJ Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65014 YN54NZK Scania Omncity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65015 YN54NZM Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65016 YN54NZO Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65017 YN54NZP Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65018 YN54NZR Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65019 YN54NZT Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65020 YN54NZU Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65021 YN54NZV Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65022 YN54NZW Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65023 YN54NZX Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65024 YN54NZY Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.
65025 YN54NZZ Scania Omnicity B41F New to Hilsea depot (2004). To Hoeford in 2009.

More Information: 20 Scania Omnicity single deckers were acquired by Hilsea depot in 2004 for routes 40 and 41, which were upgraded from Volvo B10BLE operation. In 2009, these Scanias were in turn replaced by a new batch of Volvo B7RLEs to take over routes 40 and 41. The Scanias moved to Hoeford in 2009, and have operated just about any route since they moved over. Initially allocated to the 1A and 5, when the mass delivery of Streetlites began in 2013, they began to be used on the X4 and X5 routes. They were then in turn replaced on these, and now operate across the network as the "jack of all trades" bus - usually found on the 1, 3, 10, 11, 21 and 28, along with being subs for the Streetlites on the 2, X4 and X5.

 

ADL Enviro200MMC

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes
67172 YX66WBJ ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67173 YX66WBL ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67174 YX66WBM ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67175 YX66WBN ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67176 YX66WBO ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67177 YX66WBP ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67178 YX66WBT ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67179 YX66WBU ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67180 YX66WBV ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67181 YX66WBW ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67182 YX66WBY ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67183 YX66WBZ ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67184 YX66WCA ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67185 YX66WCC ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67186 YX66WCD ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67187 YX66WCE ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
67188 YX66WCG ADL Enviro200MMC B39F New to Hoeford depot (2016). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.

More Information: In 2016, First introduced seventeen brand new ADL Enviro20D MMC single decks onto the Eclipse corridor. The rules of the corridor stipulate that, for buses to run the length of the bus lane, they must be under five years old. The existing Volvos were due for replacement in April, but to ensure a smooth transition into service, they have been introduced early on. These buses are dedicated to the E1 and E2.

 

Volvo B7RLE

Fleet Number

Registration

Bodywork

Livery

Seating

History / Notes
69537 BF63HDN Wright Eclipse Urban 2 B42F New to Hoeford depot (2013). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
69538 BF63HDU Wright Eclipse Urban 2 B42F New to Hoeford depot (2013). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.
69539 BF63HDO Wright Eclipse Urban 2 B42F New to Hoeford depot (2013). Dedicated bus for Eclipse BRT corridor between Fareham & Gosport.

More Information: Hoeford depot received 14 Volvo B7RLEs for the new "Eclipse" routes between Fareham and Gosport in 2012. The buses came fully equipped with leather seats, real time information, LED displays and a fantastic livery specifically for the route. The vehicles utilised the new Bus Rapid Transit link between Fareham railway station and Brockhurst, in Gosport, thereby bypassing the A32 and speeding up journey times. They were replaced by the Enviro20D MMCs in 2016, apart from the three youngest, which were retained in order to increase the frequency to a bus every 5 minutes along common stretches of the route where the E1 and E2 operate. 

 

Training Vehicles

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Bodywork

Livery

Seating

Notes / History

20417 P177NAK Volvo B10M Plaxton Premiere 350 C53F ex-First Northampton (2007)
20418 P176NAK Volvo B10M Plaxton Premiere 350 C53F ex-First Northampton (2007)
20457 R813HWS Volvo B10M Plaxton Expressliner 2 C49Ft ex-First Devon & Cornwall (2010)
62209 W597RFS Volvo B10BLE Alexander ALX300 B43F ex-First in Bristol (2016). New to First in Glasgow.
62210 W598RFS Volvo B10BLE Alexander ALX300 B43F ex-First in Bristol (2016). New to First in Glasgow.
62219 W601RFS Volvo B10BLE Alexander ALX300 B43F ex-First in Bristol (2016). New to First in Glasgow.
62225 W607RFS Volvo B10BLE Alexander ALX300 B43F ex-First in Bristol (2016). New to First in Glasgow.
66164 W364EOW Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown B41F New (2000)
66176 W376EOW Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown B41F New (2000)
68562 HX55AOH BMC 1100FE BMC Yellow School Bus B55Fl New (2005). Moved to training fleet in 2014.
68563 HX55AOK BMC 1100FE BMC Yellow School Bus B55Fl New (2005). Moved to training fleet in 2014.

More Information: Please note these coaches are not always allocated to Hoeford depot, and they are all here for maintainence purposes. In reality these are split between Empress Road and Hoeford, but their is a fluid allocation with no permanent base. All of these coaches have been acquired second hand (20417, 20418 from First Northampton, 20111 from Eastern Counties, 20457 from Coaches), and are usually seen either on rail replacement or driver training use. 60299 and 60337 are two Volvo B10Bs acquired from First Manchester - 60299 has been retrofitted inside and now is an education centre, labelled as "Passion for Portsmouth". 60337 is a regular driver trainer.