Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Fleet Review

1 January 1986 to present day

Shown here are details of buses and coaches that have operated with Brighton & Hove.

It starts in 1986 with all vehicles present at the time and then updates with new deliveries year by year.


The layout of each entry is in the following order:

Fleet No, Registration No, Delivery date, Livery and subsequent ones, Name on bus (as applicable), Disposal date, Chassis No, Body No.

To see a picture of the bus click on the livery text and it should pop up.


The listing is nearly complete and has a few details missing, research is ongoing to update this.


To see the fleet review (in delivery date year by year) listing every bus we have ever owned since 1986, click on a year:

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

There is also a listing of Ancillary Vehicles and Training Buses here Other


There is also a complete list of the fleet at certain dates since 1986, click on the date to see the fleet on that date:

1 March 1986, 1 March 1987, 1 March 1988, 1 April 1989, 1 May 1990,

1 April 1991, 1 April 1992, 1 April 1993, 1 April 1994, 1 May 1995,

1 May 1996, 1 April 1997, 1 April 1998, 1 April 1999, 17 April 2000,

1 April 2001, 26 April 2002, 6 April 2003, 1 May 2004, 26 April 2005,

23 April 2006, 21 May 2007, 28 May 2008, 29 May 2009, 1 May 2010,

3 May 2011, 21 May 2012, 18 May 2013, 18 May 2015, 1 May 2016,

5 May 2017, 1 May 2018, 13 May 2019, 25 June 2021,

Current Fleet

These dates coincide with the publication of each Southdown Enthusiastsí Club Fleet List Booklet for that year.


This Fleet Review would not have been possible without the great effort and dedication made by the late Jim Jones during 1999/2000.


The following standard body code designations are used on this website:


Body type, seating capacity and entrance position (then standees as appropriate).

This code is shown before the seating capacity:

B - Single deck bus

C - Coach

CO - Convertible open top

DP - Dual purpose, bus and coach DPH - Double deck dual purpose vehicle

H - Highbridge (or standard height) double deck bus

FH - Full-fronted highbridge double deck bus

O - Permanent open top double deck bus



Double deck - the upper deck seating capacity precedes the lower.

Single deck - a single figure denoting the seating capacity. Licensed standing capacity is shown after a '+' sign (8 if none stated) following the entrance door position.

With the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act some vehicles can now accommodate wheelchairs which results in a variable seating capacity. In such cases only the maximum capacity is shown.



This is shown after the seating capacity

D - Dual door (front entrance, central exit).

F - Front or forward entrance

R - Rear, open platform

RO - Rear, open staircase and platform

t - Toilet compartment fitted


Many thanks to Roger Ticehurst for access to his comprehensive photo collection of B&H buses since 1986, most of which have been taken by photographer Mervyn Steadman and Darren Tasker, who have allowed us to show them here.Also thanks to Calvin Churchill for filling in a few gaps in the photo records. Thanks also go to JohnNicholas, Steven Dinnage, Graeme Selway, David Heath and Alan Towner for providing us with more photos. Latest thanks to David Grimstone for locating some recent buses disposed of with their new operators, plus for nowadays taking the photos of everything! Also thanks to extra photos supplied by Jaco Moss, Edward Ayris and Kelly Fortune.


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Many thanks also to Gordon Dinnage for permission to use images from his photo library, many of which are available for sale, we recommend you visit for more information.


Thanks also go to Southdown Enthusiastsí Club for permission to use some photographs and filling in some of the detail about vehicles on this website, with special thanks to John Wilkin.

For those of you with a keen interest in buses and coaches, contact should be made with the Southdown Enthusiastsí Club.


There are some buses we do not have photos of, if you have any that will fill any gaps we will be pleased to add them, send any information to - and have an enjoyable time looking at this Fleet Review.