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Highlights in this edition :-

Thirty new Enviro400 MMCs are being delivered to Stagecoach South for the eastern end of the ‘Coastliner 700’ service

Stagecoach South acquires two Optare Solos from Devon for use on former Emsworth & District Petersfield area services

Stagecoach South disposes of two Tridents to Reading Buses

Stagecoach South acquires two Volvo B10M / Alexander PS training buses from Manchester

East Kent disposes of some of their earlier Enviro300s to Cambus

Major service revisions for East Kent in early June

East Kent to run a summer open-top seafront service in Eastbourne

Brighton & Hove continue cascade of Polish Scania OmniCitys to Metrobus

Compass Bus purchase from Alexander Dennis an Enviro400 that was previously used as a ‘test bed’

First Hampshire & Dorset re-acquires one of the ex-Green Line Volvo B9TLs

FirstGroup rejects a hostile take over bid

This 40 page edition with seven topical colour photographs has now been printed and is being put into the post today - Friday 4th May.


The following new publications are now available. For details of how to purchase them by post please see our publications page. 
Brighton Hove & District Fleet History Part 10 - 1959-1962 The First Lodekkas - vehicles numbered from 1 to 50 (published October 2017)

Southdown Fleet History Part 28 - 1963 - The First Long Leopard Buses Details of the affairs of the Company in 1963 and descriptions of the 64 new vehicles added to the Southdown Fleet. Includes 8 colour photographs within its 64 pages.
Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Book 2017 updated to April 2017 showing the current fleets of Stagecoach South, Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove and First Hampshire & Dorset
NEW: Miscellany edition no.145 (Published March 2018)