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First Scania Touring for Meinfernbus

Constantin Wiedenhoff and wife Sonja take delivery of their first Scania Touring

Constantin Wiedenhoff and wife Sonja take delivery of their first Scania Touring

GERMANY Scania Deutschland has delivered the first Scania Touring coach for use on the Meinfernbus.de network to familyrun Gebr Wiedenhoff in Solingen.

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Consortium buys Custom Coaches

AUSTRALIA Deloitte has announced that Custom Coaches, the Australian bodybuilder that Alexander Dennis placed into voluntary administration on May, has been sold to a consortium led by Mark Burgess and Allegro Funds, a Sydney-based private equity fund manager specialising in turnaround investment. The new company operating the business is Custom Bus Australia Pty Ltd.

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100th Setra for Becker-Reisen

Husband and wife Mathias and Martina take delivery of the new S516HD from Jürgen Föhr

Husband and wife Mathias and Martina take delivery of the new S516HD from Jürgen Föhr

Family-owned Hessen operator remains loyal to German marque

GERMANY Becker-Reisen GmbH & Co. KG based in Bad Endbach, near Marburg is celebrating a notable milestone with the acquisition of its 100th Setra – a 48-seater S516HD touring coach.

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Spanish company to run Malta’s buses

New operator would continue to used the hired buses and then decide whether to extend the lease, buy them or return them. GEOFF GIRLING

New operator would continue to used the hired buses and then decide whether to extend the lease, buy them or return them. GEOFF GIRLING

National Express Group-owned subsidiary named as preferred bidder

MALTA Spanish company Autobuses Urbanos de León, a National Express subsidiary through ALSA (Automóviles Luarca, S.A.) has been named as the preferred bidder to run Malta’s public transport system. According to a Maltese government statement issued to the Malta Independent, official negotiations will begin in the coming days.

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First Aberdeen launches Micro-Hybrid fleet

The StreetLite Micro-Hybrids have Thistle and Sunshine route branding

The StreetLite Micro-Hybrids have Thistle and Sunshine route branding

The £4.3m 26 vehicle fleet features leather seating, free WiFi and route branding

First Aberdeen has unveiled 26 new Wrightbus StreetLite Micro-Hybrid buses, representing a £4.3m investment.

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First Hampshire launches £2.7m City Red fleet

First Hampshire has launched its latest City Red buses as part of the £2.7m investment it is making this year to enhance its Southampton network.

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Excursions extends coach transfer service

Cooks is one of the operators providing the coach transfer services

Cooks is one of the operators providing the coach transfer services

Excursions 2015 is once again extending its programme of free coach transfer services for visitors to the show.

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ADL delivers Elite i Coaches to PolskiBus

The Plaxton Elite i can seat up to 75 passengers

The Plaxton Elite i can seat up to 75 passengers

The 20 new vehicles take the PolskiBus fleet size to 93 after just three years

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has launched the Plaxton Elite i into the fleet of PolskiBus.com.

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Dualling work on A9 brought forward

The first of twelve schemes in the £3bn A9 dualling programme has been brought forward and a contract worth around £50m put to the market, Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown announced today.

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Johnsons Guide 1,000 Brownies to International Camp

Johnsons of Henley-in-Arden helped transport over 1,000 Brownies and Girlguides from over Warwickshire and the West Midlands to Blackwell Adventure in Worcestershire last week for their annual international camp.

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