Stagecoach North East

Stagecoach North East works on accesible transport

Stagecoach North East has worked with North East Action on Transport (NEAT) to develop next stop announcement technology for passengers with visual impairments. Both...
Translink Sunsundegui SB5

Translink takes 30 tri-axle B11R Sunsundegui SC5s

State-owned Northern Ireland operator Translink has added a batch of 30 accessible Sunsundegui SC5-bodied Volvo B11R tri-axle coaches to its Goldline scheduled operation. The 14.3m...
PSVAR in coaches

PSVAR: Fare payers removed to bring compliance

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) will no longer permit fare-paying passengers on its contracted school services after the October half term. That will bring them...
Essex County Council Mellor Strata

Mellor Strata delivered to Essex County Council

Fleet development at Essex County Council (ECC) has seen it add a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with Mellor Strata bodywork. The 22-seater will be used on service...

Beware an extension of PSVAR in coaches

PSVAR will grow to capture all coaches that are used on in-scope work from 1 January 2020. How will it affect you? Possibly overlooked in...

£2m for AV on buses, says DfT strategy

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which sets out how it is helping to make transport fully accessible for...

Kent CC boosts minibus efficiency with QRoutes

Kent County Council (KCC) has transformed the efficiency of its special education needs (SEN) minibus services thanks to software from QRoutes that optimises efficiency...

Cogent Seating shows Swift model at CV Show

Cogent Passenger Seating introduced the Swift, which is designed for accessible applications, at the CV Show. It offers floor- and side-mounted options and was...

Unwin continues to promote training to buyers

Wheelchair user access and restraint specialist Unwin continues to promote its training services, which allow users to become completely familiar with its products and...

30 years of strong progress for GM Coachwork

GM Coachwork was a much different entity 30 years ago, when it was founded by two business partners. Now it’s one of the accessible...
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Spitting at bus drivers being tackled in West Midlands

People caught spitting at a bus drivers or passengers in the West Midlands are increasingly likely to face jail sentences thanks to work by...

Obituary – Douglas Bailey MBE

The UK Bus Driver of the Year Association (BDoY) has announced the death of Douglas Bailey MBE, one of its longest serving council members. Douglas...
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CBSSG Restart funding details revealed by DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined the terms and conditions of its £254m COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package. CBSSG Restart will...