Buses - June 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

IN SEARCH OF SOUTHDOWN
Stage two of a three-part ride through a national park

A POSTCARD FROM EASTBOURNE
Ten years on, how has Stagecoach developed the East Sussex coastal town’s route network?

MK COACHWAY – 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS
The Milton Keynes motorway hub reaches a milestone

OLD WARHORSES
What is the future for Hong Kong’s minibuses?

A REGENT OF RENOWN
Wythall Museum’s newly restored 1931 AEC

MARKET REVIEW: THE DOWNTURN CONTINUES
Paul Heels provides our exclusive analysis of the ups and downs of 2018 UK bus and coach deliveries

THE MIGHTY RIBBLE
Centenary celebrations for a great British operator

REGULARS

COMMENT
Where next for Stagecoach?

NEWS
Labour says it would reverse service cuts; DB sets date for Arriva bids; Pembrokeshire cuts coastal routes; three groups mark Ribble centenary; Greater Manchester poll supports more bus priority but rejects council tax rise; Allison acquires hybrid drivetrain maker Vantage; NCT to take over Nottingham park-&-ride; replica 1911 trolleybus built for Sandtoft; Plymouth Citybus launches new sightseeing tour; Cornwall lifts free pass time restriction; axe falls on Stockport Metroshuttle

INSIDE TRACK
Essential engineering — vital skills demand more respect

GLOBAL NEWS
National Express acquires stake in Californian employee shuttle company; Singapore orders three-door Enviro500s; buses banished from Seattle tunnel; fares rise as Argentina cuts subsidies; Nettbuss renamed

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Central London cuts enrage London TravelWatch; Arriva gains two routes; Hammersmith Bridge closed; time up for Tempo; repainted RF19 is revealed at Brooklands

MILLAR’S TALES
Café colour is the Cat’s pyjamas; Wrexham timetable is stuck in 2008; Arriva Dennis Dart projected Down Under; Mancunian vision of Brighton’s future

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PAST & PRESENT
Green buses for Leeds in 1964 and 2019

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
A Dennis Triton built for service in Jersey

YOU WRITE
Flawed thinking behind Scottish Labour’s free bus plan; Go South Coast responds to criticism of Damory; advertising is essential to raise public awareness; university relocation ignored public transport impact

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Cumbria Easter Rally at Kirkby Stephen, the Charabus calls into Beamish, Lothian’s running day and a radically restored Maidstone & District AEC Reliance coach

FLEET NEWS ENGLAND & WALES
Compiled by John G. Lidstone

FLEET NEWS SCOTLAND
Compiled by Sandy Macdonald

HALFCABS ETCETERA
New roles for Atlanteans and a Lodekka

FLEET NEWS IRELAND
Compiled by Paul Savage and Ian Molloy

REVIEWS
The latest books and a DVD from RT80 in Barking