Optare Solo SR 3826 (HF64BNX) was the last of five delivered in the new livery in January 2015 and is seen in the city in July that year.
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With extra work linked to the new Chiltern Trains Oxford to London line, fellow Go-Ahead subsidiary, the Oxford Bus Company needed some extra doubledeckers and members of a large batch of Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses were temporarily loaned to Oxford from Salisbury reds and Southern Vectis. The Salisbury reds fitted in well with Oxford's red fleet, though would struggle in subsequent years with the multi-coloured route branded buses in the city. This is 1575 (HW63FGU), seen in July 2014 when seven months old, on the 4A to Wood Farm crossing Magdalen Bridge followed by an Oxford Tube Van Hool Astromega. The bus later migrated south to Salisbury, bus some of the Southern Vectis Enviros stayed in Oxford.
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Working city service r1, sister vehicle 1576 (HW63FGV) had also enjoyed a spell in Oxford the previous year.
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Branded for the X5 service linking Salisbury with Swindon is Enviro400 1600 (HF64BTO). Whilst the intermediate towns are Marlborough and Amesbury, lesser known Larkhill is displayed as the ultimate destination in a quirk of EU law that inhibits the length of a local bus service, so the route had to be split in two, but the reality is that it is worked end to end by one bus and passengers pay one fare. The quirk is probably not a high priority as Britain disentangles itself from the EU.
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Sister vehicle 1599 (HF64BTE) is seen similarly deployed in Salisbury on the same day in July 2015.
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