Buses - July 2016

£4.60 (Approx $6.69 or €5.88)


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SPECIAL FEATURES

BLAZING AHEAD
Transdev’s Alex Hornby says that he aims to ‘end the bus as we know it’

FIXING FIRST SOUTH WEST
Why the business was shrunk and is now expanding

RIGHT COACH, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
The West Country express services of Berry’s of Taunton

THE BELTON BUS
A 27-year-old Metrobus serving the Isle of Axholme

REGULARS

COMMENT
Changes in England’s cities

NEWS
The Bus Services Bill; terminus for Silcox; Walsall 56 booked for Gaydon; WebberBus collapses; McLoughlin dewires Leeds trolleybus; First plans Scottish cutbacks; Arriva faces CMA inquiry; Go South Coast orders from Alexander Dennis; New MD for Stagecoach Yorkshire

INSIDE TRACK
A real opportunity

GLOBAL NEWS
First SuperLo Enviro500 built for Ontario; Australia’s Bustech builds double-deck coach; students conceive their Paris bus for 2035; electric propulsion developments; video games on German coach lines

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Arriva makes gains in tender rounds; new mayor Khan announces Hopper fare and says no more orders for NRM; Routemaster ST hits the road; BYD sampled in service; running day marks 50th anniversary of the end of the RTW

MILLAR’S TALES
Going Dutch in Gloucestershire; new take on that universal measurement confuses metric and imperial; mysterious single malt Islay Regent; a bus for Batman

PICTUREVIEW
Eclipse in a Circus

IDENTITY PARADE
Brombus for the Baggies

FENTON FILE
A postwar Leyland Cub with rare coach body

YOU WRITE
Bus Services Bill is bad for passengers; TfL should take second staircase and third door out of NRM; a need for better bus/train coordination; for and against litter bins

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Scout’s honour restored with Haslingden PD2; RVPT running day in Morecambe; relaunch for Aberdeen collection; Eastbourne running day is cancelled

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
Books on East Kent, Swiss Postbuses and some popular annuals on London buses and two of the big groups