Buses - September 2019

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SPECIAL FEATURES

ARRIVA’S FLYING SCOTSMAN
We meet new UK Bus MD Paul O’Neil

CRUISING THE JURASSIC COASTERS
The first of a two-part journey by First in Devon and Dorset takes us from Axminster to Weymouth

BASIC ESSENTIALS
How to make bus travel understandable to new users

JEEPNEY REBIRTH
Moves to modernise the service provided by hundreds of small vehicles in the Philippines

FOCUS ON YORKSHIRE: LEEDS
Partnership is starting to yield results

FOCUS ON YORKSHIRE: PICTUREVIEW
An EvoRa demonstrator by the village green

FOCUS ON YORKSHIRE: SHEFFIELD
The mayor says he has no magic wand

FOCUS ON YORKSHIRE: UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
How Go-Ahead has begun to change East Yorkshire

REGULARS

COMMENT
Can Boris make the Wright move?

NEWS
New PM supports franchising; Wrights Group seeks investor; Cornwall puts network out to tender; open-top goes from Ipswich, more reach Edinburgh; Marchants quits bus services; review for TrawsCymru; Stagecoach provides Peak District summer special; Eastbourne Coachways closes

INSIDE TRACK
Boris on buses – franchising looks inevitable

GLOBAL NEWS
More electrification and autonomous vehicles for Switzerland and Germany; Malta pilots DRT; Abu Dhabi orders Volvos, Dubai receives Solos

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Abellio orders Caetano electrics; third double-deck route to go electric; Stagecoach ends run of tendering losses; cutbacks in Kent and expansion in Croydon; Volkswagen companies help deliver Ealing DRT

MILLAR’S TALES
Frogs and elephants; garden town Bristol; Solo on the wall

HALFCABS ETCETERA
Catering roles for Ribble PD3 and West Yorkshire Lodekka

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PAST & PRESENT
Potteries in red - in the 1960s and today

FENTON FILE
A Minitram minibus in Shakespeare’s Stratford

YOU WRITE
Franchising and the Greater Manchester mayor; council planners and public transport access; West Yorkshire publicity plan criticised; central London cutbacks; the probable origin of ‘tilly’ buses; where National Express has gone wrong with coaches

PRESERVATION UPDATE
The Beamish Museum depot; Devon General centenary run; Tavistock running day; Bear Cross runs DMO Fleetline; Stockport PD3 restored

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 Devon General, Glasgow and the London RTW, latest models, kit and two new DVDs