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Government anticipates new metropolitan brands

Examples of Northern General buses painted in T&WPTE livery....

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A WINGED LODEKKA

PAST & PRESENTA curiously styled prototype Bristol was among...

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Transport for London pulls 'creepy' ad

MARK LYONS

Transport for London has ordered that advertisements for the Channel 4 programme 'Naked Attraction' are removed from buses on its services

MARK LYONS
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Driver shortages across the country

DAVID JENKINS

Driver shortages are spreading in other parts of the country, with some operators now reducing or withdrawing services temporarily

DAVID JENKINS
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Lothian set to become Edinburgh’s multi-modal operator

ALAN MILLAR

Revised plans from the City of Edinburgh Council are to transform Lothian Buses into a business charged with delivering multi-modal public transport

ALAN MILLAR
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Fares fair 40 years on

MARK LYONS

It is 40 years since the Labour-led Greater London Council introduced its ‘Fare’s fair’ policy which saw bus and tube fares cut by 32%

MARK LYONS
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London Bus Museum to hold route 93 running day

MARK LYONS

Running day follows museum's successful route 65 event

MARK LYONS
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Salzburg says goodbye to Gräf & Stift trolleybuses

Martin Bensley

Salzburg has retired the final examples of its first-generation low-floor Gräf & Stift articulated trolleybuses

Martin Bensley
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Wrightbus to hire 300 new staff

Wrightbus has announced it will create up to 300 new permanent jobs, after recent success with vehicle orders in the UK and Ireland

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Buses Magazine September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Wise words on Delta lookalike

No one lived and breathed Optare as long as former commercial...

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A DAY OUT ON HULLEY’S

JOHN YOUNG

Following the company’s centenary in April, JOHN YOUNG samples...

JOHN YOUNG
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In Fleet News this month - ENGLAND & WALES

JOHN G. LIDSTONE With additional material compiled LAWRIE BOWLES and JOHN YOUNG

JOHN G. LIDSTONE With additional material compiled LAWRIE BOWLES and JOHN YOUNG
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RIDING A TAILWIND

JAMES DAY reports

Alexander Dennis provides an update to the media, highlighting...

JAMES DAY reports
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FENTON FILE

MIKE FENTON

In his continuing quest of the unusual, MIKE FENTON offers his...

MIKE FENTON
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SHOW SEASON RETURNS

James Day

JAMES DAY attends ITT Hub 2021, reporting on what was on show...

James Day
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ACROSS WALES

MALCOLM COWTAN

In the first of two articles, MALCOLM COWTAN begins a journey on the T2 from Bangor to Aberystwyth in March 2020, just before the pandemic began in earnest.

MALCOLM COWTAN
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Ambitious plan to electrify principal TrawsCymru route

Optare Tempo YA13 AAJ in Betws-y-coed on the new...

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LOOK IN ON LONDON

MARK LYONS

Abellio West London will operate route 111 (Heathrow – Kingston) from next April.

MARK LYONS
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I’M KEEPING MY MASK ON

James Day

Masks would have been a small price to pay for the abolition of social distancing

James Day
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PRESERVATION UPDATE: GATESHEAD DEBUT FOR TWO OLYMPIANS

Two newly restored Olympians — one Leyland and one Volvo — were among the stand-out participants in this year’s North East Bus Preservation Trust rally at the Metrocentre in Gateshead on July 22.

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THE RISE AND DECLINE OF ARRIVA

DAVID JENKINS

DAVID JENKINS looks over the history of Arriva, and assesses...

DAVID JENKINS
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READING BETWEEN THE LINES

PAST & PRESENTThe surviving municipal operator nearest to London...

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Fastrack ZEBRA winners announced

DAVID JENKINS

Six local authorities have been named by the Department for Transport as the first potential recipients of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding

DAVID JENKINS

Enviro400XLBs join Cambridge Busway network route B

Stagecoach East is making several service changes to its Cambridgeshire Busway network, with Alexander Dennis Enviro400XLB 100-seaters entering service on route B

King Harry Coaches acquired by Truronian

The coaches will become the first vehicles to adopt a new ‘Truronian Classic’ sub brand

Go-Ahead aims to be carbon neutral by 2045

Go-Ahead plans to convert its entire 5,000-strong bus fleet to zero emission by 2035

Hull Trains director to take charge of TfL buses

Louise Cheeseman will be TfL's new director of buses from August 2

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Oxford Street to be cut in two

Westminster City Council and The Crown Estate have published...

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Did Lillyhall give Lily an extra door?

Alan Millar’s sideways view of the bus scenePlease send any...