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Latest Issue: September 2016

SPECIAL FEATURES

FRESH AIR FROM WRIGHTBUS
Electric range showcased in 70th anniversary year

A DAY TOUR OF LIVERPOOL
Bob Hind samples the city’s independents

RIDING INTO QUALITY STREET
Hugh Dougherty takes Arriva and Stagecoach to Crosby

EL SERVICIO EXTRA
Julian Osborne’s daughter rides some Spanish buses

REGULARS

COMMENT
Autonomous appeal

NEWS
OLEV awards for English cities; Trent Barton favours Alexander Dennis; death of John Aldridge; Transdev relaunches in Blackburn and Keighley; Mercedes shows ‘no hands’ Citaro; end of the road for GHA; strike vote at Brighton & Hove; East Coast Buses identity revealed; Grayling is new transport secretary; First Scotland MD quits industry; Stagecoach fills North East vacancy

INSIDE TRACK
Human resources

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus buys German Postbus; Austrian rail launches budget coach line called Hellö; Arriva expands in Italy; new vehicles and services in Malta; Geneva places order for wireless ‘trolleybuses’; Enviro500s upgrade Hong Kong airport link; EU funds Romanian revival

LOOK IN ON LONDON
Calls for action as service speeds keep slowing; New Routemasters for prestige suburban services; Optare MetroDecker begins capital trial; historic AEC Regent ST922 restored to original Tilling condition

MILLAR’S TALES
On the buses in Devon for Reg Varney centenary; a conspiracy of Atlanteans; musicals in tune with vehicular reality; police escort for lottery winners’ double-decker

PICTUREVIEW
GHA’s finest — a TrawsCymru double-decker

IDENTITY PARADE
Take it as Red

FENTON FILE
A two-door Enviro200-bodied MAN for London

YOU WRITE
In despair over bus/rail coordination; Jurassic Coaster changes go back in time; strengths and weaknesses of the New Routemaster; Oxford Street pedestrianisation is wrong; operators fail to engage properly on social media; green drivelines are not really green enough

PRESERVATION UPDATE
A weekend of commemoration in Exeter and Plymouth; Alton Bus Rally; prewar Dennis in service in Suffolk

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 London, Abus, tickets and trolleybuses, plus Oxford Diecast’s model of the rare Duple Roadmaster

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