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First should prioritise passengers over shareholders

David Allen, Bristol

Your article last month on a change of strategy for FirstGroup...

David Allen, Bristol
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Is Quality Line quitting Surrey routes?

RATP London’s Quality Line operation has cancelled its registrations...

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VRTs return to Red Bus country

Six ECW-bodied Bristol VRT/SL3 double-deckers — five of them...

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Peddle makes a Sn-ap decision

Industry entrepreneur, Buses Inside Track columnist and Omnibus...

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Magnificent murals of Madeira

Peter Ramsell has returned from Madeira with these views of bus-themed...

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In Fleet News this month

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

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Three more small independents reach end of the road

Kent coach operator Carol Peters and West Yorkshire independent...

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DOUBLES UP

ALAN MILLAR

With passenger numbers up by 12% over two years, Scottish Citylink...

ALAN MILLAR
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SCOTTISH COLUMN Jamieson becomes Britain’s northernmost operator

At the start of the year, Jamieson of Cullivoe on the Shetland...

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Northcord to model Enviro400 City

Northcord Model Company has reached a licensing agreement with...

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MUNICIPAL MOURNING

ALAN MILLAR

The sudden demise of Halton Transport is another sad step in...

ALAN MILLAR
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Pronto partners part as Trent Barton withdraws

Trent Barton has withdrawn from the Chesterfield-Mansfield-Nottingham...

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Strasbourg takes delivery of first production Aptis

The French city of Strasbourg has taken delivery of the first...

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Puma was an AEC or Albion, not an ACE

The Wright Contour-bodied Puma coach that Mike Fenton mentioned...

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Go-Ahead is first of the 2020 Handbooks

ALAN MILLAR

Title: 2020 Go-Ahead Bus Handbook Editors: Mark Lyons,...

ALAN MILLAR
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New role for early BYDs

MARK LYONS

Latest awards will put electric double-deckers on three school...

MARK LYONS
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Good operators have learnt art of managing route branding

Ken Crawley, Boston, Lincolnshire

I have worked as a driver for three operators, one large national,...

Ken Crawley, Boston, Lincolnshire
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SHORT HOPS

■ TOWER TRANSIT has ordered 37 Optare Metrodecker EV electric...

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New Year link to Street

The Bristol Road Transport Collection organised the operation...

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NatEx lands prime Irish slot

National Express is moving into Ireland after winning the exclusive...

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Third world ’shelter’ for first world city

Major roadworks at Headrow in Leeds city centre took some of...

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RALLY CALENDAR UPDATE

FEBRUARY 22 MAIDSTONE Vintage Toy Fair, 09.00-14.30, Lockmeadow...

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Traffic commissioner terminates troubled Target Travel

Plymouth independent Target Travel’s operator licence was revoked...

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TOP CLASS

ALAN MILLAR reports.

First Eastern Counties has invested over £5million in a new...

ALAN MILLAR reports.
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Stagecoach dons new clothes

The longer distance, standard and specialist service liveries...

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Gough billed to succeed Bickerton at Reading Buses

BUS PEOPLE RATP London’s head of engineering, Bill Gough...

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CLYNNOG & TREFOR COMMUNITY-OWNED SURVIVOR

MALCOLM COWTAN

MALCOLM COWTAN meets the directors of a north Wales operator...

MALCOLM COWTAN
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Major management changes across group

Stagecoach has continued to implement changes in top people across...

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Trolleybus reprieve as Schaffhausen buys electrics

The VBSH municipal in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen plans to...

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GOSPORT & FAREHAM

Although it became part of the National Bus Company 50 years...