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Italian state rail buys Qbuzz

Busitalia, the fast-growing bus arm of Italian state railway...

Stops on all the wrong tracks

The editor’s sideways view of the bus scene Please send...

Diamond acquires Hanson’s in Midlands takeover

MF03 BLU, a TransBus Mini Pointer Dart acquired from Bluebird...

Broadmarsh and Wigan bus stations close for redevelopment

Last day of operation at Broadmarsh, with buses and coaches accommodated...

Rotala scales back Wessex

Wessex Bus 30003 (BX07 KPO), a Plaxton Centro-bodied Volvo B7RLE,...

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We need joined up journeys

You write These are letters pages and the views expressed therein...

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In Fleet News this month

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

San Francisco orders 185 more trolleybuses

The new trolleybuses will replace Muni’s remaining Electric...

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NEVER ON A SUNDAY

RHODRI CLARK

No fare to pay on TrawsCymru, that is, nor on a Saturday in a...

RHODRI CLARK

Schoolbuses placed in class of their own

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire has devised a separate...

OS and Kithead discuss archive merger

The Omnibus Society and Kithead Trust are in negotiations to...

Setra reveals new flagship

Hard on the heels of the new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo RHD high-decker...

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RALLY CALENDAR UPDATE

Full details of these and other events in 2017 and early 2018...

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Arriva makes gains

MARK LYONS

Three routes won in Bexleyheath, Go-Ahead regains two, 68 group...

MARK LYONS
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MAN & NEOPLAN

ANDREW JAROSZ

A new Lion’s Coach for continental Europe will be launched...

ANDREW JAROSZ

AN ENCOURAGING START

with ALAN MILLAR

COMMENT There is some good news from the West Midlands,...

with ALAN MILLAR

Extended NAT route targets last municipal joint operation

Britain’s last route operated jointly by municipal companies...

Whippet calls for franchising

Tower Transit-owned Whippet wants Cambridgeshire & Peterborough...

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ROAD CAR VARIETY

Lincolnshire Road Car dropped the county name from its branding...

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90-year-old Lion prowls again

PICTURE: MALCOLM KING The Aire Valley Transport Group completed...

KMB retires last Dragon, adopts new livery

PICTURE: HUGO HO Hundreds of Hong Kong enthusiasts turned...

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SCARBOROUGH FARE

ALAN MILLAR

Ten years after Plaxton became part of Alexander Dennis, its...

ALAN MILLAR

Two Welsh independents reach end of the road

The demise of two Welsh independent operators in one case marks...

Stagecoach offers Appleby a commercial lifeline

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is introducing a new commercial...

PTE finds replacements for all BrightBus routes

BrightBus 6330 (F330 UJN), a 106-seat Duple Metsec-bodied Dennis...

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Double events in Leicester

PRESERVATION UPDATE The Leicester Heritage Transport Trust is...

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FLEET IN FOCUS BL TRAVEL

The first BL Travel bus bought new, Optare Versa YJ12 GVO, in...

Germany funds two-year electrification drive

The German government is providing financial support for 250...

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THE ROAD TO THE ISLES

BOB HIND

On this fifth and final part* of his nine-day tour of the bus...

BOB HIND