Buses - November 2016

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SPECIAL FEATURES

EURO BUS EXPO
The UK’s biggest bus and coach show previewed

ELECTRIC ARROWS
BYD/Alexander Dennis Enviro200Vs launched in London

TOURLINER REVAMPED
Latest Neoplan unveiled at IAA Hannover show

SHOWBUS SUCCESS
Country’s biggest rally adapts to its new home

COVENTRY’S GREAT CIRCLE
We rode Europe’s longest urban route before it was cut

REGULARS

COMMENT
Charging congestion

NEWS
Go-Ahead buys Excelsior; Compass Bus acquires SussexBus; more independents close; First and Stagecoach restructure in Somerset; UK Bus Awards shortlist; new MD for Stagecoach Manchester; two-door Enviro400 MMCs for Bath and Bristol; Arriva faces fares controls on nine routes; open-top VR farewell in Torbay; Haslemere town service passes into history

INSIDE TRACK
Tweet with respect

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus drops Stagecoach and expands into Denmark; DB to close BLB coach unit; Wrightbus eyes up new export opportunities; Israeli fleets buy Solaris Urbino

LOOK IN ON LONDON
CT Plus gains new routes in latest tender awards; shortest StreetLite DFs join Arriva fleet; more strike action at Tower Transit

MILLAR’S TALES
A clash of municipal identities on a day ticket; threefigure waiting time; a wrong-way-round Routemaster that is a bit too close to home; a long wait in Lewes

PUBLICITY MATTERS
Puffin ahead in Pembrokeshire

PICTUREVIEW
Bank & Bay

IDENTITY PARADE
An iconic connection

FENTON FILE
An Olympian in Gibraltar

YOU WRITE
London needs a radical change; the benefits of public ownership; a timetable book that’s alive and well; drawbacks of modern windscreen wipers; contrasting opinions on Showbus at Donington

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Severn Bridge coaches mark 50th anniversary; Stevensons of Uttoxeter at 90; Bus & Coach Wales; Kingsbridge narrow bus day; half-decker at Carlton Colville; baby Plaxton-bodied Karrier restored

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 Cardiff and Eynon’s of Trimsaran, pre-1930 Scottish railway buses, London’s Red Arrow at 50 and Western and Southern National buildings surveyed