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FRANCHISING BONANZA, BUT NOT FOR SMES

COMMENT with JAMES DAY A Bee Network-branded BYD /...

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BUS SHELTER CCTV TO FIGHT CRIME

Transport for London (TfL) is working with the Metropolitan Police...

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STREET ART IN DOWNTOWN KINGSTON

GAVIN BOOTH Gavin Booth encountered this fetching piece of street...

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Northstar operation established in Durham

A former head if Go North East’s commercial team has established...

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THE COLOURS OF WEST YORKS

With franchising set to create a cohesive network in the region,...

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IN FLEET NEWS THIS MONTH

BODY TYPE AB Articulated single-deck bus AC Articulated coach...

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IBUS REPLACEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED

Transport for London has awarded a ten year £160m contract for...

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LONDON’S SHRINKING BUS NETWORK

BUSINESS of BUSES with DAVID LEEDER The ongoing decline...

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WELSH GOVERNMENT:

ALL BUSES TO BE PUBLICLY OWNED As Wales sets out a roadmap putting...

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MANX ‘JUMBO’ STARS IN CUMBRIA

JOHN YOUNG An Isle of Man Transport Leyland Atlantean new to...

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FLEETNEWS IRELAND

Where to send your reports ›››› Send your reports on...

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ROUTE CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN ADVANCE OF MAYORAL ELECTION

The results of several consultations looking at proposals to...

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NCT displays new electrics as head of operations appointed

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has launched the first vehicles...

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SANDERS: A BSIP EXEMPLAR

Following Sanders Coaches’ success at the UK Bus Awards, JAMES...

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40 YEARS ON, BOURNEMOUTH 131 IS RETURNED TO GLORY

Bournemouth 131 as it looks now, towards the completion of its...

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AN RT WORTH WAITING FOR

DIECAST MODEL Announced a considerable time ago, the...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

INSIDE TRACK with ROGER FRENCH The media love a good...

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EVER HEARD OF A ROLLING STOP?

Alan Millar’s sideways view of the bus scene Please send any...

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D9 DELIGHTS DAYTIME DINERS

Mark Fitchew, a driver at National Express West Midlands’ Perry...

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WARRINGTON IS ELECTRIFYING

As one of the big winners in the first round of Zebra funding,...

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UNDER THE HAMMER

Fifteen years separated the appearances of an ex-MoD Leyland...

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FLEET IN FOCUS

Hunters Coaches Smallest coach in the fleet is YJ68...

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MAYOR REVEALS IMPACT OF LOST MILEAGE PENALTIES ON OPERATORS

Answering a series of questions posed by Liberal Democrat London...

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Buses Magazine May 2024

May 2024 issue of Buses Magazine in page-turning format reveals the readers' choice of most iconic buses

The CAVForth Autonomous Bus Trial

Steven Russell, Innovation Manager at Stagecoach UK Bus, provides an update on the progress of the CAVForth autonomous bus trial.

First Bus Scotland - Attracting the Youth Market

Carolyn Harper, Senior Marketing Manager at First Bus Scotland, details the company's award-winning campaign to attract young people to use Scotland's new under-22s bus pass.

Public Transport - The Rural Dimension

Neil Wallace of the Scottish Association for Public Transport discusses the challenges facing passengers in rural Scotland.

Public Transport Scotland: Campaign for Better Transport

Michael Solomon Williams, Campaigns Manager at Campaign for Better Transport, looks at the support, or lack of, that the bus industry receives in Scotland.

How and Where can Franchising Work?

Go-Ahead's Peter Robinson, who has experience with different operating models across Europe, shares his experience of where franchising is a good fit.

People Over Process: Customers, not Control

Alex Hornby, Managing Director of McGill's Buses Group, discusses the merits of different operating models, and states that the right people are more important.