Buses - August 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

GO NORTH WEST
The story behind the launch of this new Greater Manchester operation

CROSS-COUNTRY CUTBACKS
Meandering and sometimes scenic routes that have gone from the National Express network

WHEN CITYLINK LAST RAN DOUBLE-DECKERS
Latest coach orders are a reminder of the 1980s

AIR QUALITY
Latest developments in the quest to reduce emissions

RECOVERY EXPERTS
A company with a proud history in moving buses

PICTUREVIEW
Update for 3 Bridges Tour

DELAINE MUSEUM OPENS
Unique collection tells the story of the much-loved Lincolnshire independent operator

LOVED AT LEYLAND
Inside the refurbished and recently reopened British Commercial Vehicle Museum

REGULARS

COMMENT
Sounds good, but what will it cost?

NEWS
Burnham backs franchising for Manchester; First sells Bolton to Rotala; Management buys Yellow Buses; councils consider bids for First fleets; Featham to head Go North West; Bright Bus Tours launches in Edinburgh; Thames Travel ousts Uno from Oxford

INSIDE TRACK
Up for sale – where next for Arriva and First?

GLOBAL NEWS
BlaBlaBus challenges Flixbus; new owner for Temsa; Scania’s modular vision for the 2030s

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Heathrow sets out its plans for bus expansion; contract wins for Abellio and Go-Ahead; ERM Routemasters are back in town; new garage on AEC site; Brooklands long-term projects on view

MILLAR’S TALES
Ancient roadside timetables found in Wales; Solo meeting room in Cheadle; a sportsman with three bus names; bad spelling discovered in Inverness

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PAST & PRESENT
Stratford Blue in its heyday and commemorated today

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
Sentinel’s pioneering post-war single-decker

YOU WRITE
Bus strategy call will fall on deaf ears; why NatEx needs agents; Kirby’s and National Welsh

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Merseyside branding at NWVRT; Bournemouth yellow; Albion appeal; Royal Blue run to Wales

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 Ribble, East Kent, Stagecoach and free passes, plus a new diecast model of a Southdown Duple Commander-bodied Leyland Leopard