Buses - May 2019

£4.80 (Approx $6.11 or €5.48)


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SPECIAL FEATURES

UK COACH RALLY
Plaxton’s Interurban Leopard plus this year’s winners

IN SEARCH OF SOUTHDOWN
Start of a three-part ride through a populated national park

OPTARE ON THE UP?
Electric double-deckers and export Solos fill factory floor

HOW THE HEFFALUMP GOT ITS SCREEN
James Freeman’s tale of a King Alfred Atlantean

FOCUS ON NORTH-WEST ENGLAND: MANCHESTER
OneBus or franchise – and Merseyside developments

FOCUS ON NORTH-WEST ENGLAND: PICTUREVIEW
A Preston Bus StreetLite by a historic mill building

FOCUS ON NORTH-WEST ENGLAND: MUNICIPALS
The three survivors plus Transdev’s Rosso

FOCUS ON NORTH-WEST ENGLAND: HERITAGE
St Helens, Stockport and Ribble remembered

REGULARS

COMMENT
Where will autonomy take the bus?

NEWS
Clean-up grants for English cities; Buses Excetera closes, Igo parent in administration; Transport Focus passenger survey; Liverpool reveals its hydrogen plans; Birmingham Sprint refined; First orders Metrodecker electrics for York park-&-ride, Birmingham Airport picks Volvo; Stagecoach starts autonomous trials and much more

INSIDE TRACK
Cowardly cohorts – politicians’ hot air over clean air

GLOBAL NEWS
KMB tries different body options; BYD builds world’s longest electric bendybus; Berlin receives first electric Citaros

LOOK IN ON LONDON
New Routemasters to switch fleets with latest route awards; running days mark 40 years since the end of the RF and RT

MILLAR’S TALES
Cardiff bus station site then and now; a Bavarian box on wheels; a half-cab Routemaster imagined with no cab

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ALL CHANGE
Brighton since the days when Southdown was green

FENTON FILE
An open-top Ford Transit in Halifax

YOU WRITE
Victoria Coach Station thinking shows contempt for industry; Glider BRT is wrong for Belfast; Halton provides valued service within Liverpool; Bournemouth’s Bedford JJLs

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Belfast trolley set for 2020 completion; highlights of Dewsbury running day; a Chevrolet in Madeira

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 Grey-Green, Thornes Independent, NatEx, Go-Ahead, First and Stagecoach, plus models of Florence and London double-deckers in two different scales