Buses - December 2017

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SPECIAL FEATURES

BUSWORLD EUROPE
British exports, a BRT bendybus for Belfast and electrification progress on display at Europe’s biggest bus and coach exhibition

STATESIDE COMPETITION
Alexander Dennis launches its SuperLo for the USA

LLOYDS COACHES — EXPANDING IN RURAL WALES
We catch up with an operator thriving while others in this part of the UK have failed in recent times

SWINGING BACK TO SWINTON
Manchester’s Museum of Transport revisits the 1960s with nostalgic vehicles and liveries

INDEX TO VOLUME 69
Catch up with what we have published in 2017

REGULARS

COMMENT
Last days of cash

NEWS
NatEx sells Hotel Hoppa to Rotala; end of road for Stansted Citylink; Nippybus closes down; funds awarded to extend Eclipse BRT; Hertfordshire BRT may stop car being only king; First promises better buses for Leeds; no ban in Oxford; council changes delay Brighton timetable book; more councils consider cuts; Dublin consults on livery change

INSIDE TRACK
Let’s drink to this

GLOBAL NEWS
Deutsche Bahn starts public shuttle; Wellington withdraws last trolleybuses; more losses for Ouibus; Citibus expands double-deck operation in Gibraltar; Copenhagen tour fleet merger

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Fears raised over Oxford Street pedestrianisation; more contract gains for Metroline; calls for mayor to do more to stem bus decline; Wright StreetAir on trial; Q83 regains its pre-war Green Line garb

MILLAR’S TALES
Swiss on the road to nowhere; Atlanta’s top driver showcases heritage fleet; single-deck New Routemaster; double-deck micro for Westminster

PUBLICITY MATTERS
Selling the scenery

IDENTITY PARADE
Blue is back for Stratford-on-Avon

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
A Scottish Aviation body that led two lives

YOU WRITE
Rural routes, community transport, the Mellor Strata, ticketing and maps all have got you writing

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Isle of Wight Beer & Buses; 50 years after Ledgard; Dún Laoghaire Harbour Rally…and more events

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 London Country, London Transport and Isle of Man, a new model from Oxford Die-Cast and two DVDs on Ribble and suburban London

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