Coach & Bus Week

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Coach & Bus Week (CBW) is the only paid-for weekly trade magazine for the road passenger transport industry in the United Kingdom. It is available by subscription, from main branches of WHSmith and from some independent newsagents. It also operates the www.coachandbusmarket.com and www.coachandbusjobs.com websites. The magazine is based in Peterborough.

History and profile[edit]

Coach & Bus Week was founded in Hull by former coach proprietor Terry Beanland as Coachmart. Its most prolific journalist was Ray Pearson, who covered all technical aspects, including road tests and tourism topics. The weekly magazine was purchased by EMAP and moved to Peterborough, where it has remained.[1] The publisher was EMAP Response (later renamed EMAP Automotive), which purchased Bus Business from Landor Publishing in 1989. Bus Business and Coachmart were merged to create Coach and Bus Week and the first weekly issue was published on February 22, 1992. Editor in chief was Mark Barton, News and technical editor was Richard Simpson, Features editor was Mike Morgan, and Tourism editor was Mark Williams.[2] The long-term editor of the magazine during this period was Mike Morgan, who left the post in August 2003.[3] EMAP sold the title to Rouncy Media Ltd in 2005. Rouncy was wound up by Court Order.[4] The magazine has been published by Coach and Bus Week Limited since 2012. It is edited by James Day. Former editor Gareth Evans left the magazine in May 2018.[5]

Regular features include News, Coach News, Bus News, International News, Regional News, Drivers' Pages, Industry, Operator Profiles, Test Drives, Technical and Product/Services features, Open Platform, Deliveries, People News and Recruitment. The supplement publication, Minibus, is published with Coach & Bus Week every four weeks and is edited by Richard Sharman.

It is linked with Group Travel World, a monthly magazine for the group travel industry. As well as being sent to all full subscribers of Coach & Bus Week, Group Travel World has its own paid subscription list and is published by GTW Media Limited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Factsheet. Coach and Bus Week". Publicitas. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ Paul T. McCabe (2 September 2003). Contemporary Ergonomics 2002. CRC Press. p. 524. ISBN 978-0-203-30189-0. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Time to get off for Coach & Bus boss". Press Gazette. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ Companies House file for company number 05597058
  5. ^ "Editorial changes at Coach & Bus Week magazine". InPublishing. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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