Editor’s Blog

Alexander Dennis and Chinese bus maker in £19m collaboration

With today’s announcement (http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-news/alexander-dennis-and-chinese-bus-maker-in-19m-collaboration/88030/) of a joint venture between Alexander Dennis and Chinese manufacturer BYD, the prospect of a mainstream fully electric bus seems to have taken a major step forward. Most commentators within the industry have for a long time felt that the market was heading in this direction and that the various incarnations […]


Jonathan Joplin’s surprise offer of a ticket to last Saturday’s Championship clash between Norwich City and Derby County saw me arrive at his Tittleshall yard at 12.20, by which time the first green and yellow scarves were already boarding one of Peelings’ Van Hool Alizee T9 Volvo B12Ms. Setting off we called at a succession […]

People make it

I’ve been travelling a lot this week, twice requiring three flights in one day, the prospect of which didn’t inspire me. The excitement I once felt at flying has evaporated over the years and, with the advent of mega security and budget airlines, it is now usually a chore. Sat here waiting for plane number […]


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