#AYearOfBuses 149: Edmonton Green – London Bridge

London bus 149

One of London’s busiest routes is our winner today on #AYearOfBuses – it’s former bendybus route 149. The 149 began all the way back in 1961, as a replacement for former trolleybus route 649. Over the years, it’s been chopped and changed, rerouted and shortened, and it’s been through a whole raft of vehicle types […]

#AYearOfBuses 85: Tynedale Express Hexham – Newcastle

X85

From X84 to X85 – day 85 here on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to the North East, where there’s a something bright afoot! Along with its sister route, Go North East’s X85 runs fast from Newcastle’s Eldon Square bus station to Hexham, with a journey time of between 45 mins and an hour. It’s the […]

#AYearOfBuses 82: Manchester – Waterhead

First 82

Day 82 on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to Manchester, for a look at one of the city’s key trunk routes. First Manchester’s 82, along with its sister route, the 83, runs with a combined frequency of around every 5-7 mins between Manchester, Newton Heath, Failsworth and Oldham, with the 82 continuing to Waterhead and the […]

#AYearOfBuses 39: River Rapids Oxford – Reading

Thames Travel

It’s day 39 on #AYearOfBuses, and today, we’re heading to Oxford and Reading to take a splash on Thames Travel’s River Rapids. Go-Ahead owned Thames Travel’s X39 (and its siblings, the X38, X40 and NX40) connect Oxford, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames with Reading, with buses running every 20 mins throughout the day, and as late as […]

#AYearOfBuses 21: Red Arrow Waterloo – London Bridge

Route 521

For day 21 on #AYearOfBuses, we’re heading back to London for route 521 – one of the capital’s ‘Red Arrow’ routes. Running between Waterloo and Victoria stations, Red Arrow 521 is run by London General¬†with a fleet of battery-electric BYD K9s, and is one of two Red Arrow routes remaining (the other being the 507). […]

Mercedes-Benz debuts autonomous bus of the future

What urban public transport will look like in the future is shown by Mercedes-Benz’s semi-automated city bus with CityPilot. Mercedes say it operates even more safely, efficiently and comfortably than a conventional bus – it certainly looks the part. Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the bus into the future […]

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