Special Reports

Alexander Dennis ‘Next Generation’ buses on track

Over three days, operators, local authorities and the media were given a chance to drive and ride in the ‘Next Generation’ Alexander Dennis double- and single-deck electric buses at UTAC/Millbrook proving ground. Welcoming the audience on the third day of the event, Chris Gall, Group Engineering Director at Alexander Dennis, said the key message to […]

CitySightseeing York upgrades: PHOTO SPECIAL

Celebrating 20 years of the CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off tourist service round the sights of York, Transdev has introduced a new fleet of upgraded ADL Enviro 400s converted to high specification open-top vehicles by Thorntons Bus Refurbishment. Carrying a live guide and also offering the choice of nine commentary languages, they support the improved 15-minute frequency, […]

Inspiring Showbus

After three years in the East Midlands, Showbus returned to the Home Counties for its 47th edition. The location, the Hertfordshire Showground, proved an inspired choice given the UK’s recent weather history. The gently-sloping site is well drained and most of the grassed areas were quite firm underfoot or wheel with plenty of access to […]

Plaxton Rally 2019

Plaxton celebrated a heritage of coachbuilding last week with a coach rally which drew 42 entries and a crowd of coach operators to its Scarborough plant. Taking advantage of the annual summer shutdown, ADL’s Plaxton yard filled with coaches old and new, together with invited visitors who not only had a chance to reminisce but […]


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