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Latest Issue: October 2016

SPECIAL FEATURES

A GENTLE GENIAL GENTLEMAN
We remember our London correspondent John Aldridge who died in August

TAKING THE LID OFF ENSIGN
How the dealership prepares buses for second lives

FLYING ALONG THE CLYDE
McGill’s limited stop Euro6 Citaro service

WHAT’S IN A DESTINATION NAME?
When information for passengers could be more precise

BUSES FESTIVAL
Lots to see and do at our third Gaydon event

REGULARS

COMMENT
D-Day plus 30 years

NEWS
Calls to protect rural routes; Capital Links starts in Cardiff; another Welsh fleet closes; Reading reveals its first StreetDeck; Brighton & Hove promises better labour relations; Lothian launches new open-top fleet; Midland Classic takes over at Burton; more Routemasters than ever at Imberbus; new managing directors at Stagecoach; death of Irvine Bell, trolleybus campaigner

INSIDE TRACK
Buses & Brexit

GLOBAL NEWS
Flixbus denies exploiting partners; SNCF begins French coach consolidation; Swiss consider express service deregulation; King Long-bodied Volvo for Australia; Malaysian-bodied double-decker for Sydney trial

LOOK IN ON LONDON
BYD Enviro200 electrics enter service; tendered service awards; live traffic info displayed on bus backs; the Petersham hole returns; Selkent open day at Bromley

MILLAR’S TALES
The gentle art of queuing; a branding crisis in Blackburn; Selnec survives in the depths of Cheshire; Stagecoach stripes in Gloucester vision; a Pointer for an Irish DJ

IDENTITY PARADE
Worth a shout — Cambus re-imagined

VINTAGE FENTON FILE
A postwar utility Bedford

YOU WRITE
Colour-free fronts; Crosville and route 130; Buses of Somerset cover only part of the county; why Oxford Street should be traffic-free; tributes to John Aldridge and Julian Osborne; Merseytravel supported services

PRESERVATION UPDATE
Red Wulfrunian nears completion; restorations debut at Sandtoft Gathering; day out with Red & White MW; change of plans for New Year’s Day running days

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
Buses Yearbook 2017, London timetables surveyed; deregulation in South Yorkshire; Scottish Highland history; a tiny model of a unique New Routemaster

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