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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...

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Public’s support is essential

D. R. Smith, Stamford Cardiff City Transport general manager 1971-86

In December 1945, West Yorkshire Road Car introduced a revised...

D. R. Smith, Stamford Cardiff City Transport general manager 1971-86
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Oxford commemorates a landmark Leyland

ALAN MILLAR

MODEL OF THE MONTH Vehicle: A1 Service allLeyland Titan...

ALAN MILLAR
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TravelWatch demands action as ridership and speeds fall farther

London TravelWatch has set out a five-point improvement plan...

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Cornwall demands driving skills

Rick Squirrell, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

John Young’s interesting article about Cornwall (Buses last...

Rick Squirrell, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
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Green Line 758 loses its coaches

Arriva Southern Counties has had to substitute buses for coaches...

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Bristols salute the X90

Two preserved ECW-bodied Bristols helped mark the Oxford Bus...

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Council drops plans to buy First Glasgow operations

Glasgow City Council is no longer exploring the idea of taking...

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Kuwait’s double-deckers are not as depicted

Had I not known any better, I could have become highly excited...

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Rotherham Daimler settled at Beamish

As reported in September Fleet News, Rotherham Corporation 220...

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Go-Ahead expands with big Cornwall contract win

Plymouth Citybus has won an eight-year contract starting 29 March,...

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TAPPING A RICH SEAM

DAVID JENKINS

Tap-&-cap is set to become the new norm for fare collection and...

DAVID JENKINS
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FLEET NEWS SCOTLAND

AAA Coaches, Kirknewton C57Ft-seated Irizar i6S integral AD69...

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Wrights’ Barnett joins Translink

Former Wrightbus business development director David Barnett...

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One of First’s Leeds Connexions

DANIEL STAZICKER

PICTUREVIEW Connexions Buses has been operating half-hourly...

DANIEL STAZICKER
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FLEETNEWS IRELAND

PAUL SAVAGE & IAN MOLLOY

TRANSLINK Volvo 7900e 201 D 5834, the first commercial electric...

PAUL SAVAGE & IAN MOLLOY
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First expands its Canadian schoolbus operation

First Student, the UK group’s North American yellow schoolbus...

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FENTON FILE

MIKE FENTON

This Mercedes-Benz was unique, the only example of a Formby bodybuilder’s...

MIKE FENTON
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Preserved classics in scenic settings

ALAN MILLAR

Title: Vintage Buses in Glorious Devon Authors: Roger...

ALAN MILLAR
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New World First Bus puts its first Wright Gemini 3 Volvos into service

PICTURE: JOSEPH K. K. LEE The first of seven Wright Gemini...