Buses - October 2018

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


Quantity

SPECIAL FEATURES

BYD: BUILDING MORE DREAMS
We report from China on the growth of the Chinese electric bus builder and its aspirations for the UK and beyond

PROGRESS AT BROOKLANDS
Seven years on, the London Bus Museum is adding to its collection with vehicles from several decades

BRITAIN’S BREATHING SPACES
Bob Hind explores two national parks in Yorkshire

IMBERBUS
Pictures from this year’s one-day service of Routemasters (and others) on Salisbury Plain

BUSES FESTIVAL
The biggest and best day yet for this gathering at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire

REGULARS

COMMENT
Sprint must surpass

NEWS
Electric double-deck plan for Manchester; BRT comes to Belfast, coming to Birmingham; HCT acquires Impact; second Metrobus line for Bristol; TfGM to slim down Metroshuttle; TrawsCymru reaches England; Huw’s loses O-licence, easyCoach drops all routes; deaths of Michael Corcoran and Vernon Maitland; Bachmann announces its first new EFE casting

INSIDE TRACK
Info yes — cost no

GLOBAL NEWS
Edmonton rediscovers electrics; German cities consider trolleybuses; Rome upgrades troubled fleet; East Lancs Nordic donated to Danish museum

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Major routes still to go from Oxford Street; more detail on Elizabeth Line changes; Garston closes with a green flourish; electrified Dart enters service

MILLAR’S TALES
A StreetLite that encourages monkey business; a headstop mystery; Stevensons flies high

SUBSCRIPTION OFFER
Save money and have your favourite magazine sent straight to your own address

ALL CHANGE
Contrasting scenes from Hull city centre

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
The curious case of a Dennis-bodied Leyland

YOU WRITE
Municipal ownership and municipal control; the case for Greater Manchester; drivers and disciplinary action; wayward pedestrians slow London buses; why paper publicity still has a place

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Highlights of recent rallies and running days

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
Buses Yearbook 2019, books on London reshaping, Glasgow, Huddersfield and Stagecoach, plus the latest Enviro400 MMC model from Northcord