Omnibus Magazine 517

August September 2014


  • Competition in Greater Manchester

    Competition in Greater Manchester between First and Stagecoach has increased over the past 12 months

  • The Real World of Buses

    Tony Francis takes a look around the broader scene of bus operations

  • London’s Year of the Bus Cavalcade

    The Year of the Bus Cavalcade on Sunday 22 June was one of the major events celebrating

  • Visiting Rotala Preston Bus

    with the North Western & Yorkshire Branch

  • First withdraws from a Competitive Market

    Ralph Barker, who lives in South Queensferry, gives his view of the recent retreat by First

  • Obituaries; Geoffrey Hilditch and Ken Sutton

  • and all the usual News, Diary, Book reviews and 'From the Archive'

The Omnibus Magazine is the official journal of the Omnibus society.

Published five times a year and containing a wide spectrum of articles on current and past practice, of interest to enthusiasts and industry personnel alike. It is fully illustrated and has overview news of route developments from all areas, plus a diary of Society events and notices.






Cyril McIntyre

Editor - The Omnibus Magazine

Cyril has been a member of The Omnibus Society since 1966 and took over as Editor of The Omnibus Magazine in 2007 following retirement from a public transport career spanning 45 years. On leaving school in 1961 he joined CIE (the Irish state transport organisation) as a clerk, working in rail, road freight, road passenger and computer departments before becoming a Press Officer in 1968. On re-organisation of CIE in 1987 he became Media & PR Manager of Bus Éireann and was Fleet Planning & Control Manager from 2004 until retirement in 2006.

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