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Chasing through the Cheviots

SHOLTO THOMAS

PICTURE VIEW Peter Hogg operates the cross-border service...

SHOLTO THOMAS
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Another major group’s 2020 Handbook

ALAN MILLAR

Title: 2020 Arriva Bus Handbook Editors: Bill Potter & Stuart...

ALAN MILLAR
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PEOPLE MATTER, NOT STRUCTURE

with JULIAN PEDDLE

The argument about whether the best model to run buses is in...

with JULIAN PEDDLE
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VINTAGE FENTON FILE

MIKE FENTON

The sudden demise of Halton Transport reminded MIKE FENTON that...

MIKE FENTON
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Southern Vectis green on Northcord’s latest Enviro400

ALAN MILLAR

Vehicle: Go South Coast Southern Vectis Alexander Dennis Enviro400...

ALAN MILLAR
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Transdev brings electrics to Frankfurt

Transdev Germany will commission more than 100 electric buses...

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Jim Stones set a standard few seem able to match

John Young, Hazel Grove

I visited Leigh on 25 January to see once more the impressive...

John Young, Hazel Grove
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Tramway preferred over BRT for Sutton

MARK LYONS

Trams rather than bus rapid transit are Transport for London’s...

MARK LYONS
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Bob Gray, restorer of Southdown Leylands

OBITUARY Bob Gray, a craftsman bodybuilder who owned and restored...

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Buses to be banished from Victoria station?

The Victoria Business Improvement District (BID), a business-led...

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In Fleet News this month

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

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First slashes West Lothian fares as competition continues

The continuing bus war between First Scotland East and Lothian...

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This Beadle’s about on a Shropshire street

PICTURE: CHARLES ROBERTS Charles Roberts is impressed that...

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National Express acquires Lucketts Group

National Express has added to its UK coach operating interests...

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TrawsCymru records 16% growth

Passenger numbers on the interurban TrawsCymru network in Wales...

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A RATTLING GOOD RIDE

JOHN WRIGHT

JOHN WRIGHT meets the owners of north Oxfordshire independent...

JOHN WRIGHT
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A PTE that wore coats of many colours

ALAN MILLAR

Title: Fifty Years of Merseyside PTE Buses Authors: Stephen...

ALAN MILLAR
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Citybus changes increase P&R competition

Network changes at Plymouth Citybus from 23 February doubled...

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PACER REPURPOSED

As train leasing companies explore repurposing opportunities...

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A heritage Routemaster with a band of gold

ALAN MILLAR

MODELS OF THE MONTH Vehicle: Stagecoach London AEC/Park...

ALAN MILLAR
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Flixbus heads for Africa, tries solar panels

Flixbus has taken its first steps into Africa, connecting 27...

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Provincial survived right through to the 2000s

Malcolm Audsley, Fareham

I was pleased to see the 50th anniversary of the sale of the...

Malcolm Audsley, Fareham
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£1,600 to tempt drivers

MARK LYONS

Mayor unveils retention scheme to tackle spiralling turnover...

MARK LYONS
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Vienna Regent reached Ossett

Tony Young, Skipton

The Essex Bus Boys’ round-theworld trip in 940 days (January...

Tony Young, Skipton
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SHORT HOPS

■ ARRIVA’S demand responsive minibus trial in Watford is...

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Late life look for Swindon Olympian

As Stagecoach begins to phase out the Best Impressions-designed...

Transdev orders 19 Enviro400s for two routes

Transdev Blazefield has ordered 19 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double-deckers for two of its fleets in Lancashire and Yorkshire, all to replace Wright-bodied Volvos.

First to keep UK bus business

FirstGroup confirmed this morning that it intends to sell all of its North American businesses and turn itself back into an operator solely of buses and trains in the UK and Ireland.

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Berlin abandons its Primove induction electrics

Berlin transport undertaking BVG has abandoned a showcase project...