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Latest news written with authority

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ZEBRA2 winners announced

955 more zero emission buses for England are to be purchased...

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Flix posts record earnings

FlixBus and Greyhound owner Flix SE, which operates bus and train...

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BUSES READER POLL: LODEKKA ON TOP

Buses readers have voted for the Bristol Lodekka as their most...

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RALLY CALENDAR UPDATE

Full details of events in 2024 and early 2025 are in the Museum...

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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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FIFTEEN MORE ROUTES GAIN BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUSES

LOOK IN ON LONDON by MARK LYONS A three-year contract...

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CITARO PAYS HOMAGE TO THE ROUTEMASTER

Now here’s a turn up for the books. Of all the buses in the...

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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.

Systra - Partnering for Success

Neill Birch, Head of Projects at Systra, discusses partnerships between bus operators, local authorities and government.

Strategic Priorities for Scotland's Bus Network

Bettina Sizeland, Head of Bus at Transport Scotland, discusses the organisation's aims for Scotland's bus network.

Public Transport Scotland 2024, Buses: Opening Address

Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Transport Secretary, opens Public Transport Scotland 2024 as one of her first appearances since her promotion to the cabinet.

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TENDER BREAKS CAUSE FINANCIAL PRESSURE FOR TfL

In the last year, mid contract break clauses have been invoked...

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ALL ABOUT ALBUM

Buses takes a special look at the Association of Local Bus Managers,...

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ILLUSTRATING BUSES

Sixty years after the then editor complained about the poor quality...

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THE LAST EAST LANCASHIRE MUNICIPAL

Rossendale Transport survived long enough in council ownership...

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LONDON UNITED LOSES BREAK-CLAUSE ROUTES

Short term contracts will see two routes surrendered early by...

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE POWER RUNS OUT?

A “forward curve reality” of First’s (and anyone else’s)...

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

THE LATEST FROM WARRINGTON The 2024 ALBUM Conference has a heavy...

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POSTWAR STL TURNS HEADS AT EPPING ONGAR

PRESERVATION UPDATE STL2692 making one of its round...

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THE TOWNS WHERE LONDON MEETS THE OUTSIDE WORLD

In the first of two large format picture albums composed entirely...

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TfL SEEKS YOUTH INPUT AND PUSHES ACCESSIBILITY

Transport for London (TfL) is encouraging young Londoners to...

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BUS CHALLENGES IN SCOTLAND

JAMES DAY provides some highlights from the second Public Transport...

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EASTBOURNE OVERLOOK

Eastbourne Sightseeing Alexander ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL (S9...