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IMBERBUS 2017

A newly re-roofed extra-long Routemaster was the best-kept surprise...

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Diamond nets Little Gem in second Rotala purchase

Rotala has made its second operator purchase in a month, acquiring...

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McGill’s signals growth ambitions as ex-Arriva CEO joins board

McGill’s Bus Service has flagged up its ambitions for further...

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Grande West reports first profitable quarter

A 35ft Grande West Vicinity operating with T3 Transit in Charlottetown,...

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Van Hool hydrogen pair shipped to the UK

Tower Transit BH63102 and BH63101, the Van Hool A330s for route...

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Yellow years at Arbroath

My item in August ‘Tales’ about Southdown-style coach TUF...

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Bob Hind, the Arctic Circle, pelicans and puffins

I have much enjoyed Bob Hind’s tales of bus travel around various...

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Midlands return for BMMO S23

One of the last of Midland Red’s own built BMMO S23 single-deckers...

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Adding colour to Burwell & District

It is unlikely that anyone knows as much about Burwell & District...

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OPTARE WIRES IN

Reinvented as the UK’s first all-new battery electric double-decker,...

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...

W Mids mayor tackles congestion

Action plan will focus on key West Midlands roads off the national...

New Lancs council pledges to restore some cuts

Lancashire County Council’s new Conservative administration...

County axes Ipswich free bus – borough council steps in

Dedicated Free Shuttle livery on Ipswich Buses Optare Solo 245...

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FENTON FILE

Open-top single-deckers are far less common than their double-deck...

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Ex-Grey Cars Viscount coach now pulls pints

Previously in preservation, former Devon General Grey Cars TCR935...

Copenhagen selects MAN gas bendies for BRT route

Denmark’s largest transport authority, Movia, is funding 41...

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VOLVO PLUGS ELECTRIFICATION

A single-deck demonstrator is embarking on a year’s tour of...