Buses - November 2017

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SPECIAL FEATURES

COACH & BUS UK
New coaches, Iberian electrics and innovative interiors were among the highlights at the NEC

A TWO-CITY TALE
Will they or won’t they? Manchester and Liverpool ponder franchising and are in no rush to decide

GOING PLACES WITH ROSSO
John Young rides the routes of one of Lancashire’s last municipals and finds a shortage of passengers

SERVING THE LION CITY
Go-Ahead and Tower Transit in Singapore

SHOWBUS 2017
Highlights from the biggest bus and coach rally

IKARUS FLIES ON
Celebrating one of Eastern Europe’s fallen giants – and its British bus and coach connections

REGULARS

COMMENT
The Routesaver?

NEWS
HCT in talks with MCT; Optare wins NZ export order; Go South Coast reveals electrification plans; coaches for TrawsCymru; Delaine running day; Manchester kicks off Volvo electric demo; TfWM suspends 59 Brum bus stops; Transdev to launch second Cityzap; Mercedes launches mild hybrid Citaro; Wycombe partnership breaks up

PUBLICITY MATTERS
A diversion dilemma

INSIDE TRACK
A right old row about community transport

GLOBAL NEWS
Greyhound and Peter Pan part company and compete; new Italian trolleybus system faces closure threat from new mayor; Esslingen and Linz invest in trolleys; electrics on way for Norway and Belgium

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Latest tendered route news; Arriva to close Garston garage; driverless shuttle demonstrated in Queen Elizabeth Park; Uno relaunches route as The Comet

MILLAR’S TALES
Nottingham requires no thumbs; more stops of the pointless kind; parlour role for pensioned off Pointer

PICTUREVIEW
Roofless in Norfolk

IDENTITY PARADE
A sexy look for Western Scottish

FENTON FILE
Transit Holdings’ dual-door minibuses

YOU WRITE
Glasgow Fastlink, Manchester Wayfarer, Swedish franchising, bank holiday services, the northernmost route in the world, PMT’s troublesome Foden NC and the need for Plaxton’s low-entry Leopard

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Lothian and Kingsbridge running days, SYTM restoration projects, visitors at Merthyr Tydfil

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 Hants & Sussex, Chiltern Queens, Wolverhampton trolleybuses, Fowlers and more

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