Cardiff's Municipal Buses - Andrew WiltshireBristol: Bernard McCall, 2016, Hardback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices ;
From the cover: “Andrew Wiltshire tells the story of a city in motion. From the 1840s when horse drawn buses were running on the streets of Cardiff to the present day when Euro6 specification Mercedes Benz Citaro saloons glide through those same streets.
Just as Cardiff has grown in size with many areas changing beyond all recognition, so its municipal bus fleet has moved with the times to address the evolution of a city. There have been many changes in livery and vehicle policy over the years. In the 1930s double deckers were prominent but by the 1990s single deckers had taken their place. Deregulation in 1986 marked a major change of gear in the management of the network and faced with ever increasing congestion on the roads of the city, the introduction of bus lanes and bus priority measures in recent years have kept the wheels of Cardiff’s buses turning.
This book takes a chronological look at the types of vehicles operated by Cardiff’s municipal fleet and its successor up to the present day and in particular motor buses and trolleybuses. With over 220 colour and black & white photographs and 80+ tables of information this journey is set down in loving detail by a life long enthusiast and respected documentarian of bus transport in Wales.”