Buses - July 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

ENVIRO400EV ARRIVES
New electric double-decker from Alexander Dennis and BYD

FIRST IN SCOTLAND
Glasgow investment and an anniversary, retaliation in Edinburgh… and more

A MAGICAL NETWORK
Bus operation at Disney World in Florida

IN SEARCH OF SOUTHDOWN
The final part of a journey through a national park

WEST MIDLANDS FOCUS: A SUCCESSFUL ALLIANCE
National Express and Transport for West Midlands

PICTUREVIEW
Birmingham blue — NatEx Gemini in corporation colours

WEST MIDLANDS FOCUS: SPRINT – BRT FOR BRUM
Ambitious plans for seven rapid transit lines

WEST MIDLANDS FOCUS: A CASHLESS NETWORK
Swift smartcards and other ticketing revolutions

REGULARS

COMMENT
Let’s have a bus strategy

NEWS
First explores options to dispose of First Bus; New owner for Alexander Dennis; Stagecoach places £80million order; first hybrids for Dublin; Ribble 100 in Morecambe; new Arriva UK Bus MD comes from Rolls-Royce; MPs call for national bus strategy

INSIDE TRACK
Fair shares for all

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus grows in US; major electric order for Paris; trolleybus expansion in Zürich and Sardinia; Hyundai builds tri-axle electric double-decker; Vienna tries Navya autonomous shuttles

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Go Sutton DRT trial begins; two routes selected for hydrogen double-deckers; Stagecoach and Abellio win electric bus contracts; London Bus Museum previews June gathering

MILLAR’S TALES
Zürich ‘high handlebars’ excites visitors; Belgian Citaro goes stateside for Manchester film shoot

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THE BUS ARCHIVE
Revelations from South Wales

FENTON FILE
Plaxton President-bodied DAF DB250s with a difference... think Arriva and think aquamarine

YOU WRITE
Cambridge rapid transit, bus professionals and political reality, Belfast Glider, Stockport’s new interchange and poor publicity provision

PRESERVATION UPDATE
An ex-RTITB Alexander Y-type in Venture colours, a Hastings trolleybus, a poppy red AEC Renown and a Van Hool McArdle Ailsa at spring events

FLEET NEWS ENGLAND AND 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 observation coaches, Swiss postbuses, London RTs and Doncaster at a time of transition, plus a model of a Yellow Buses Enviro400