Coaches

Rising to the occasion

Jonathan Welch looks at a Jonckheere JHV converted to PSVAR specification and available from Irizar’s new UK Sales Centre Whether you like it or loathe it, agree or disagree, PSVAR is here and operators wanting […]

Buses

Ultimate Olympian

The Volvo Olympian was once the staple of many big bus group fleets, but in 2020 First Bus only has two left across the whole organisation. Richard Sharman visited Cornwall to find the older of […]

Buses

A lifetime in transport

Jonathan Welch speaks to Stagecoach Regional Director Robert Andrew, who was given a special lifetime contribution award at the 2020 Scottish Transport Awards for his long service to the industry and to Stagecoach At the […]

Coaches

Eclectic mix

When David Bell visited South Wales in late summer 1993 he took the opportunity to record the eclectic mix of operators and vehicles then serving the area. The deregulated competitive market created by the 1985 […]

Buses

Turning to the future

Jonathan Welch test drives preserved Mercedes-Benz O405G K1 GRT, Aberdeen’s unique Alexander-bodied articulated bus which aimed to set new standards when built in the early 1990s Bendybuses,’ or articulated buses, are somewhat of a marmite […]

Buses

Feel good Fun in the sun

John G. Lidstone reports on a ray of sunshine from sunny Southend amidst the bleakness of 2020 Ever-enterprising Ensignbus reached an agreement early in 2020 to logically adopt the Southend seasonal summer seafront service which […]

Features

Turning 2020 around

Andrew Sowry – along with his former colleague and now business partner, Patricia Parry – went from losing their jobs at Shearings to launching their own business a few months later. Peter Jackson tells their story and finds out […]

Buses

Olympian ready for action

An Essex operator has added a rare Leyland Olympian coach to its private hire fleet, joining a rather contrasting example of the marque, reports Nick Larkin Panther Travel has expanded its premises at Freshfields, Harwich, […]