Buses - December 2018

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SPECIAL FEATURES

EURO BUS EXPO
Our guide to what was new at the UK’s major exhibition

BRITAIN’S BREATHING SPACES
Bob Hind visits the Lake District

INDEX TO VOL.70
All our major articles in 2018

REGULARS

COMMENT
Freedom by bus

NEWS
Cambridge mayor reviews options as Whippet scales back and changes hands; Stagecoach to expand in Inverness; Stephensons of Essex buys NIBS Buses; Alexander Dennis wins Berlin order; First invests again in Cornwall; Oxford Bus Company trims back X90 express; electric double-decker for The Original Tour; Volvo plans battery double-deck; Sanders seeks more concessionary fare compensation; Merseytravel plugs gaps left by Avon demise; Stagecoach East MD to retire

INSIDE TRACK
Embrace the Ubers

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus starts German trials with BYD coach, expands in USA; Japanese operator orders Wright double-deckers; Big Bus tries new and repowered electric open-toppers; two-axle Enviro400s for HK

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Bus safety standard will change the shape of bus fronts; latest route contract awards; revised statistics plot routes that have gained and lost passengers

MILLAR’S TALES
Strange sights in the Australian Outback; Almex as a fashion accessory; trolleybuses towed out for significant anniversaries; Bee Line rides again

ALL CHANGE
The changing scene in Stockport

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
An unusual utility Guy in London

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YOU WRITE
Trolleybuses are better than lithium batteries; passionate busman pleases community rail partnership; driver shortages and management attitude; convenience buses in Russia and England

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Highlights of recent rallies and running days – from the Isle of Wight to the north of England

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, Amersham, Wales, MacBraynes and Bowens