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ELEVEN YEARS OF A CAPITAL’S TRANSPORT

Fred Kerr is a native of Edinburgh who visits the Scottish capital...

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READING BOOSTS 702 AND 703

Reading Buses has increased the frequency of route 702 (Victoria...

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A DIFFERENT STAGECOACH WEST

Readers getting up with the lark in expectation that the 06:00...

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ENVIROS ON THE PROVING GROUND

Alexander Dennis, proud of the progress on its new electric range,...

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YOU WRITE

These are letters pages and the views expressed therein are purely...

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Strathclyde to develop franchising scheme

SCOTTISH COLUMN Strathclyde Partnership for Transport...

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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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Further setback for Fastway hydrogen fleet

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) finally provided a formal...

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ELECTRIC NORWICH NIGHT

First Eastern Counties has transitioned its Roundtree Way depot...

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KING ALFRED PD2 SET FOR WINCHESTER LAUNCH

CHRIS DREW The former Isle of Man all-Leyland Titan PD2/1 that...

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CHEAP FARES AND INDUSTRIAL DISCORD

There is a sense that the so-called People’s Republic of South...

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IBUS REPLACEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED

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

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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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ROUTE CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN ADVANCE OF MAYORAL ELECTION

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

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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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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.

Lothian - Getting it right for our people and our customers

Sarah Boyd, Managing Director of Lothian Buses, the primary operator in Public Transport Scotland 2024's host city, speaks about the operator's progress and its experience with Covid-19.