Buses - August 2016

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SPECIAL FEATURES

THE BUS THE BRITS WOULDN’T BUILD
Ensign imports tri-axle Chinese crowd shifter

CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
Alexander Dennis anticipates passengers’ preferences

EAST KENT 100
Stagecoach South East in this centenary year

ANNIVERSARY & ANXIETY
Abus turns 25 and contemplates an uncertain future

REGULARS

COMMENT
Out of Europe

NEWS
CMA puts case for competition in the Bus Services Bill; Stagecoach sells European arm of Megabus; five new brands for in Cornwall; First hit by strikes in Leeds and Dorset; Lothian buys East Lothian depots; Regent Street design day; Ultrabus seeks funding for London commuter service; deaths of James Isaac and Joe Martin

INSIDE TRACK
Begg for bus Tsar

GLOBAL NEWS
Enviro500 exports drive Alexander Dennis growth; New Zealand electrification plans; Italian Riviera trolleybus line at risk; French operators order Europe’s first BYD electric coaches; Proterra offers charging infrastructure for all

LOOK IN ON LONDON
The Goblin rail replacement routes; the fares freeze that is melting; New Routemasters to change operator in contract switch; new troubles at Hammersmith Bridge

MILLAR’S TALES
Legoland models its double-deckers the Wright way; more mis-measured buses in Cornwall and Belfast; airport coaches that do not fly; music while you ride

IDENTITY PARADE
M&D modified for today’s consumers

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
A Bellhouse Hartwell-bodied bonneted Fordson

YOU WRITE
For and against the Bus Services Bill; why Leeds is wrong about NGT; modern manners and opening windows; how to get from Cambridge to Northampton without catching a train; more thoughts on that bendybus book

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Historic trolleybuses from Nottingham and New Zealand; restored AEC double-deckers from Hull and East Yorkshire; Black Prince Optare that is as good as new

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 Stevensons of Uttoxeter, Brighton & Hove, London and Volvo, plus a new London DVD