Buses - June 2016

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SPECIAL FEATURES

LONDON UNDERPINS MARKET
Paul Heels analyses who sold what last year

MORAL COMPASS
Sussex independent with strong ethics

BUS-ONALITY NO.1
Friends, colleagues and admirers remember our former editor and prolific bus author historian Alan Townsin

SEASIDE SUCCESS
UK Coach Rally thrives at Blackpool

REGULARS

COMMENT
New mayors’ challenges

NEWS
First’s new bus orders; Reading orders Scania doubledeckers with gas; Arriva plans Burton sale; D&G takes on parts of Routemaster Buses network; Devon developments; Llew Jones saves Conwy Valley route; plug pulled on Scots electric route; Coventry circle fails to flourish; Hants & Dorset centenary plans; Barton theme added to Showbus; Thirlmere diversion coming to an end

INSIDE TRACK
Build emotional bonds

GLOBAL NEWS
Electrification projects for Netherlands and NZ; Flixbus drops its other name; Global glorifies Gran Canaria’s geriatric guaguas

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Go-Ahead gets first of 85 MCV EvoSeti hybrids; sliding windows for New Routemasters; transfer tickets; reopened key bus stations at two locations

MILLAR’S TALES
No ordinary Solo or Century; ‘Rosso’ revives GM logo; a Routemaster event for matchmakers; a southern service cut that’s been achieved with scissors

PICTUREVIEW
A novelty for Norfolk

IDENTITY PARADE
Orange appeal — Greater Manchester reimagined

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
M&D’s unique Saunders Roe single-decker

YOU WRITE
Let’s have a universal smartcard; Vantage undersold; First Midlands risks self-destruction; low bridge warnings; a spectator’s thoughts on the Blackpool Coach Rally

PRESERVATION UPDATE
A Viking swchoolbus in Northern Ireland; return trip to Worswick Street; Welsh Nimbus at the Tees Transporter; Leicester’s September running day gets bigger site

FLEET NEWS ENGLAND & WALES
Compiled by John G. Lidstone

FLEET NEWS SCOTLAND
Compiled by Sandy Macdonald

FLEET NEWS IRELAND
Compiled by Paul Savage and Ian Molloy

REVIEWS
Geoffrey Hilditch’s posthumous memoir; London’s ‘hated’ bendybuses; Scottish cities in colour from the early 1950s to the mid-1970s