Buses - April 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

THE BRIGHTON BLOCKADE
Go-Ahead masterminds biggest-ever rail replacement

THE BUS ARCHIVE
Behind the scenes with records going back over 100 years

HISTORY ON THE 35
One Nottingham route uncovers the story of the city

TOSA — TROLLEYBUSES WITHOUT WIRES
A Swiss demonstration of the wonders of flash charging

BRITAIN’S BREATHING SPACES
Bob Hind visits Scotland’s two national parks

TEN YEARS EARLY
The saga of Bedford’s impressive JJL

REGULARS

COMMENT
Carrot and stick

NEWS
First starts selling Manchester business; Reading Buses to acquire Courtney; East Yorkshire gets a Best Impressions revamp; Transport Focus identifies untapped coach potential; Wrightbus pitches for Chile order; Enviro400EV sighted in Humberside; Sheffield mayor announces bus review; Stagecoach names new East MD

INSIDE TRACK
Not worth £1? First Manchester’s chances

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus negotiating Transdev coach deal as BlaBlaCar plans German coach competition; Wellington relaunch reveals passengers’ distrust of interchanges; Hamburg sells off its hydrogen fuel-cells; Scania and Volvo press ahead with driverless trials in Sweden and Singapore

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Sutton confirmed for DRT trial; Stagecoach fights back with contract win; RedRoutemaster aims to plug heritage gap; Westminster reveals new plans for Oxford Street

MILLAR’S TALES
Street artist supports sunglow orange; Leeds and Preston are confused in park-&-ride photographs; lights give our man something to sink his teeth in

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ALL CHANGE
Sheffield since the days of its three fleets

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
The rarity that was a Scammell-bodied coach

YOU WRITE
Publicity must reach non-users; short-turning policy is losing London passengers; heritage Routemasters are being undersold by TfL; Liverpool deserves to have better night service provision; farepayers are taxpayers, too; careless Arriva route branding and unreliable connections; more about Newbury Wharf bus station

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Gatherings for Bedford OBs and more; Thornes big birthday plans involve museums; Light Six for Devon General 100; Hong Kong Victory returns to Blighty

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 Leicester landmarks, Walsall one-offs, Hull Corporation, Bullocks of Cheadle and two big groups, plus latest London maps and a West Midlands model