‘Here for the long term’ – welcome to Irizar UK’s new sales centre

Irizar UK has held open days for its new sales outlet based off the A1 in Blyth, Nottinghamshire. Its opening is a statement of...
Yutong TC9 mobility specification

‘Mobility’ specification Yutong TC9 developed by Pelican

A mobility version of the Yutong TC9 midicoach has been developed by dealership Pelican Bus and Coach. It is PSVAR compliant and can carry...
Treka Bus Mobility+

Treka Bus changes rapidly to deal with COVID-19

The challenge of returning to normal as the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 eases is similar across the industry. Among vehicle manufacturers, Treka Bus is...

PSVAR: Could another solution work?

  If the Minister of Transport expects compliance on PSVAR, would there be a possibility of his department looking at an alternative idea? In the year...

Home-to-school transport: Where is our voice?

Like many small operators, we have been running home-to-school transport for over 60 years. In that time, we have had no problems until now...

Will the government make bus stops PSVAR compliant?

This is the text of a letter that I have sent to the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding PSVAR on home-to-school services: I have sent...
Plaxton PSVAR

PSVAR: Plaxton presents an answer to the problem

PSVAR: A piece of 20-year-old legislation that has generated one of the most heated debates in the coaching industry. It may also determine how...
Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...

PSVAR – where are the statistics?

While I am sure we all understand and recognise the need for PSVAR compliance – and there are areas of transport where it surely...
Rail replacement PSVAR

Rail replacement PSVAR: Compliance expected

Minister of State for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris has outlined his expectation that the rail industry will manage a move to full PSVAR compliance on...
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