Monday, 31 October 2016

Arriva Merseyside to purchase 12 electric buses; Reading Buses to trial dual-door buses and three-door two-staircase Enviro500 MMC

Britain is to see another increase in the number of electric buses!

First up we have some news from BYD and Alexander Dennis
The partnership of Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD, which is well advanced on the delivery of 51 12m single decker’s to Go-Ahead London, has won its first order outside the capital. Arriva North West, the Merseyside operator, has ordered 12 of the BYD ADL Enviro200 EV model 12m buses for service on the City Centre Circular Routes 26 and 27, known as The Belt.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

30 years of Bus Deregulation in Britain

On 26th October 1989, bus services around Britain were deregulated under the Transport Act 1985. In this article I will give you bit of history on how it all started and then progressed.

In short, deregulation means the government gives more powers to private bus companies to set up their own bus routes and fares - and compete against other bus companies for profits.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

REVEALED Battery electric SRM (2 door New Routemaster!)

First off, Transdev Blazefield in Harrogate have ordered eight Volvo electric 7900e buses expecting to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

10 million London Bus journeys made with the new ‘hopper fare’

The Hopper Fare was launched on 12th September 2016 and has enjoyed great success with more than 10 million journeys being made so far. TFL and the London Mayor’s office have now unveiled their top 20 ‘hopper’ fare routes.

Contactless payment cards come to Stagecoach buses

Outside of London, Stagecoach Buses have launched contactless bank cards on their Oxfordshire services.

Monday, 17 October 2016

More new bus purchases, new West Croydon bus station and another SRM update

I have lots of bus news for you today from around Britain and Ireland and have selected various articles from the Web which I’ll re-print here and comment on, so let’s begin.

First up, we have the news that Stagecoach East Scotland has ordered the Volvo B5LH with Enviro400 MMC bodywork for their routes 20 and 21.

Stagecoach has ordered seven Volvo/ADL hybrid double-decks for its Dundee and Angus bus fleet with delivery due next spring.

The new buses will be introduced to routes 20 and 21, which run between Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Dundee providing regular journeys for commuters, students and shoppers into the city as well as providing vital local links to Stracathro Hospital.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

90 years of EYMS and another SRM update

I have some big news about the bus scene in England and will start off with the news extract regarding the anniversary of East Yorkshire Motorbus Service (EYMS).

Monday, 3 October 2016

Media names the wrong bus in the 2nd October 2016 bus fire near Liverpool Street station

On the morning of October 2nd 2016, an Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City (CT Plus 2510, SN16OHZ) on Route 26 suffered serious fire damage outside London’s Liverpool Street railway station.

I have saved various news articles into that mistake the Enviro400H City to be a 3 door 2 staircase New Routemaster.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Big proposals for the City of London Bus Routes

There’s going to be big changes to routes 11/N11, 23 100, 133/N133, 153, 214 and 388 which serves the City of London, also known as the Square Mile.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Routes 133 & 333 to be served with Enviro400H City buses

London Buses Route 333 will be fully converted to the Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City buses and Route 133 will be partly served with the Enviro400H City buses too.

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