Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Deliveries

Vehicles

Autonomous Mellor Orion E with First Bus in Didcot

Autonomous progress for First Bus and Stagecoach

Two significant developments in autonomous bus operation in the UK occurred during early January. Stagecoach East Scotland carried the first passengers on the CAVForth...
Further key news in zero emission bus developments expected in 2023

Zemo: More zero-emission bus ‘key moves’ due in 2023

This year could (and should) see some key moves from the government regarding zero-emission bus (ZEB) funding and policy in the UK. Not only do...

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Jobs

Metroline – Bus and Coach Body Repair/Builder Apprenticeship

Metroline are looking to recruit an apprentice Bus and Coach Body Repair/Builder based at their operation in West Perivale. About us Metroline is one of London’s...

Legal

Temporary O-Licence reduction after bridge strike for Atlantic Travel

A bridge strike last May has resulted in a reduction of Atlantic Travel (GB)’s International O-Licence for 14 days A bridge strike by a doubledecker...

Features

PEOPLE

Alan French is named Stagecoach Manchester Head of Operations

Stagecoach Manchester has appointed Alan French (pictured) as its new Head of Operations. Alan takes over responsibility for 1,800 drivers and 700 buses in the...

McGill’s man wins FlixBus inaugural Driver of the Year award

Glenn Taylor (pictured) of McGill's has been named the winner of FlixBus's inaugural Driver of the Year award for 2022. Glenn, from Dundee, has driven...
Stagecoach South Wales Managing Director Nigel Winter to leave group in May 2023

Stagecoach South Wales MD Nigel Winter to step down

Stagecoach South Wales Managing Director Nigel Winter will leave in May, ending a 17-year stint with the group. Mr Winter joined Stagecoach in 2006 and...

Suppliers

Coach Hire Comparison eyes Europe after another year of growth

Coach hire price comparison website Coach Hire Comparison has said it is looking into European expansion after another year of record growth. The company, founded...

Elgar Coaches upgrades workshop with Totalkare mobile column lifts

A Worcestershire-based coach company has improved its workshop facilities with the purchase of mobile column lifts from experts in workshop equipment, Totalkare. Family-run Elgar Coaches provides...
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POLITICS

Bus Fare Cap Grant gets Go Ahead thumbs up

Bus Fare Cap Grant ‘right idea, right time’: Go-Ahead

The Bus Fare Cap Grant (BFCG) mechanism in England outside London is “the right idea at the right time,” Go-Ahead Group has said. It...
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