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ADL to open manufacturing facility in Ontario

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has confirmed that it is to establish a new manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada.

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Lothian’s Euro 6 Volvo Gemini 3s on the road

The first 10 have been received and will operate on route 3 from Longstone depot. Keith McGillivray

The first 10 have been received and will operate on route 3 from Longstone depot. Keith McGillivray

The first of Lothian Buses 25 Euro 6 Wrightbus Gemini 3-bodied Volvo B5TLs have started entering service on route 3 (Clovenstone – Mayfield).

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Poo bus goes on the road

The Scania gas bus is expected to operate on Bath Bus Company’s airport service for six months

The Scania gas bus is expected to operate on Bath Bus Company’s airport service for six months

UK first attracts national media coverage in both newspapers and on TV

The UK’s first bus running on human sewage and food waste was expected to enter service with Bath Bus Company (BBC) on Monday morning.

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Bus Partnerships Best Practice Guidance

The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned Atkins and The TAS Partnership to produce best practice guidance on bus partnerships, covering England (outside London), in response to requests from local authorities and bus operators for improved and updated guidance.

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First Bus first with nationwide Pingit

Barclays Pingit can be used to buy First Bus tickets across the network

Barclays Pingit can be used to buy First Bus tickets across the network

First Bus has become the first nationwide public transport company to offer Barclays Pingit as a mobile payment option. The announcement comes as it completes the roll out of mobile ticketing across its operations, enabling customers to use their mobile phones as bus tickets.

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Arriva Southern Counties launches Charles Dickens bus

The Dennis Dart previously adorned a gold livery to celebrate the success of local athlete Lizue Yarnold at the 2014 Winter Olympics

The Dennis Dart previously adorned a gold livery to celebrate the success of local athlete Lizzie Yarnold at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Arriva Southern Counties is running an autumn tourist bus for Medway Council focussed on places around the Rochester area which were so loved by author Charles Dickens.

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Manchester bus corridor Oxford Road to be developed

The development includes 4km of segregated bus lanes and ‘dutch style’ cycle lanes

The development includes 4km of segregated bus lanes and ‘dutch style’ cycle lanes

New plans to improve travel along the busy bus corridor of Oxford Road in Manchester have been unveiled, with a major bus priority corridor featuring Greater Manchester’s first ever Dutch-style cycle lanes.

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Adelaide’s JetExpress double-decker

AUSTRALIA JetExpress is a new Adelaide Metro service between the airport and the city centre using a twin-steer Bustech double-decker.

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3,000th Mercedes-Benz Citaro delivered

1.(l to r) Manager of Medenbach Traffic, Peter Medenbach with the Head of Sales for the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach Unit, Rüdiger Kappel

(l to r) Manager of Medenbach Traffic, Peter Medenbach with the Head of Sales for the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach Unit, Rüdiger Kappel

GERMANY Almost eight months to the day after the delivery of the 1000th Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Citaro, the 3,000th has gone to Medenbach Traffic GmbH of Weilburg. A Citaro LE, it’s part of an order for 20 similar buses and five articulated Citaro Gs.

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Injunction stops Malta contracts

Uncertainty continues over the future of Malta’s bus network. GEOFF GIRLING

Uncertainty continues over the future of Malta’s bus network. GEOFF GIRLING

Contracts for Malta’s new bus network temporarily stopped after a legal challenge from one of the original bidders

The Times of Malta newspaper has reported that a Maltese court has upheld a request by the Island Buses Malta consortium to temporarily stop the transport authorities from entering into any contracts or agreements with the Autobuses Urbanos de León S.A to run the island’s bus services. The Spanish company is a subsidiary of National Express owned ALSA.

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