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Highlights in this edition :-

Stagecoach South steps in to take over Richardson Travel school contracts

We have further details of the buses on order for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus launch the ‘Chatty Bus’ to combat loneliness

Brighton & Hove City Council approve plans for Phase 3 of the Valley Gardens scheme

First Hampshire & Dorset trim some services in Fareham and Gosport area

First Hampshire & Dorset issue a combined timetable for Portsmouth, Fareham & Gosport

Portsmouth City Council proposal for a new bus depot at the M27/M275 junction 12

Go-Ahead to purchase the First Manchester Queen’s Road depot with 163 buses

We list details of the proposed cuts to the West Sussex County Council supported network

The Big Lemon places in service three of its new Optare Solo battery electric buses; one is outstanding and TBL receives Government funding for five more

Metrobus order ten more Wrightbus StreetLite DF buses to arrive in the spring

The Government grants Metrobus funding for 20 zero-emission fuel cell buses for the Crawley ‘Fastway’ routes serving Gatwick  

After 30 years, Richardson Travel of Midhurst closes suddenly – we give a fleet listing

Seaford and District buy two ex-National Express Volvo / Caetano Levante coaches

This 36 page edition with three topical colour photographs is now being printed and should be received through the post by members during the second half of week commencing 4th March.



 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 12 - 1969-1971 Southdown-Owned but Red and Cream - vehicles numbered from 2093 to 2127 and 2211 to 2213 (published October 2018)

Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Book 2018 updated to May 2018 showing the current fleets of Stagecoach South, Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove and First Hampshire & Dorset
Sussex Independents 2018 updated to May 2018 showing the fleets of Compass Bus and other smaller operators in Sussex, together with details of routes that these companies operate
NEW: Miscellany edition no.149 (Published November 2018)