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Latest news written with authority

Extended NAT route targets last municipal joint operation

Britain’s last route operated jointly by municipal companies...

Whippet calls for franchising

Tower Transit-owned Whippet wants Cambridgeshire & Peterborough...

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ROAD CAR VARIETY

Lincolnshire Road Car dropped the county name from its branding...

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90-year-old Lion prowls again

PICTURE: MALCOLM KING The Aire Valley Transport Group completed...

KMB retires last Dragon, adopts new livery

PICTURE: HUGO HO Hundreds of Hong Kong enthusiasts turned...

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SCARBOROUGH FARE

Ten years after Plaxton became part of Alexander Dennis, its...

Two Welsh independents reach end of the road

The demise of two Welsh independent operators in one case marks...

Stagecoach offers Appleby a commercial lifeline

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is introducing a new commercial...

PTE finds replacements for all BrightBus routes

BrightBus 6330 (F330 UJN), a 106-seat Duple Metsec-bodied Dennis...

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Double events in Leicester

PRESERVATION UPDATE The Leicester Heritage Transport Trust is...

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FLEET IN FOCUS BL TRAVEL

The first BL Travel bus bought new, Optare Versa YJ12 GVO, in...

Germany funds two-year electrification drive

The German government is providing financial support for 250...

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THE ROAD TO THE ISLES

On this fifth and final part* of his nine-day tour of the bus...

£4.5m Versas revitalise Burnley Mainline

Mainline-branded Optare Versa 247 (YJ17 FWK) operating route...

B5LHC set for Gaydon

BUSES FESTIVAL Volvo is bringing its B5LHC electric hybrid...

NatEx ends East Kent’s 90-year London connection

Operation of National Express services between London and the...

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Cardiff VR restored for summer service

PICTURE: BARRIE GILBERT The Cardiff Transport Preservation...

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DON’T MISS NEXT MONTH’S BUSES

MCV BUILDING FOR THE UK ALSO 50 YEARS SINCE LEDGARD: LEEDS...

Major service changes planned in connection with the Elizabeth Line

Metroline VWH2216 (LK16 HZH), a Wright Gemini 3-bodied Volvo...

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CALLING ALL FISHWIVES

Arriva North East 1511 (NK13 FJY), a Wright Pulsar 2-bodied VDL...

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Railcard is model for industry to follow

You write These are letters pages and the views expressed therein...

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The Midland Red family tree

Title: Edwardian Enterprise Author: Brian Dicks & Andrew Gardner...

Abellio to maintain a commercial toehold in Surrey

Abellio is to continue operating two routes commercially in Surrey,...

Jackett’s Coaches quits local routes

Cornish independent Jackett’s Coaches of Gunnislake has given...

Ex-GMB route split in two

The last jointly operated interurban route in Greater Manchester...

European makers turn Israeli tide against strong Chinese challenge

Leading Israeli operator Egged has awarded a £12.2million order...

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Titan by name, tiny by nature

The editor’s sideways view of the bus scene Please...

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FLEET IN FOCUS SQUAREPEG

A 2015 view of T620 EUB, an Optare Spectra-bodied DAF DB250 new...

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EFE’s Barton Transport ex-London RTL1571

1:76-SCALE DIECAST MODEL Guide price £34.95 Bachmann Europe’s...

Lothian delivers £6.6m dividend to council owners

Lothian Buses, the UK’s largest municipal arms length company,...