Buses - January 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

EXTRA LONG BEAUTIES
Lothian unveils its 100-seat tri-axles

FLEETLINE FOLLOWS NEW LOOK
Rapido’s next model with a Midlands connection

HOTBED OF CHANGE
Latest developments at Oxford Bus Company

BRITAIN’S BREATHING SPACES
Bob Hind visits Exmoor and Dartmoor

A HOP AROUND HALTON
We ride the routes of a surviving municipal

REGULARS

COMMENT
A turning point for hydrogen?

NEWS
Flotation back on the agenda for Arriva; battle of Guildford intensifies; Stagecoach subsidiary fined £2.3million over Coventry crash; flat fare for Bristol; expansion for Go South Coast’s Bluestar; ‘last chance’ for commercial operators in Glasgow; report urges action over rural routes; UK Bus Awards winners; railwayman heads Stagecoach South East

INSIDE TRACK
It’s all political

GLOBAL NEWS
SNCF agrees sale of loss-making Ouibus; electric Citaro for Hamburg; fresh start for PostAuto; US city returns artics to BYD; Bogotá places big orders with Scania and Volvo for BRT fleet renewal

LOOK IN ON LONDON
BRT in the frame for Sutton Link; latest route tender news; Orpington garage fire destroys 11 vehicles; network revisions for Richmond and Croydon

MILLAR’S TALES
Imitation is the best form of flattery in Norwich; novel use for a Bristol VRT front; World War 1 play honours London busmen; when a seat is not a seat

CORGI MODELS GIVEAWAY
Two prizes of three OOC double-deckers to win

PICTUREVIEW
Avenue to the seaside

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ALL CHANGE
Open-tops in Weston-super-Mare

FENTON FILE
When Plaxton deleted a feature to please Excelsior

YOU WRITE
Transport for London’s new safety standard; drivers, managers, trade union reps and the CPC; battery electrics and trolleybus wiring; when architectural vanity ruins bus stations for passengers; franchising weakness; Euro6 deliveries for Glasgow

PRESERVATION UPDATE
London salutes the RTL; rallies in Lincoln, Thurrock and Keighley, Christmas and New Year 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 Reading, London, Manchester and AEC, plus the latest diecasts