Wednesday, September 28, 2022
TfGM Enviro400EV order for Bee Network

TfGM orders 50 Enviro400EVs for Bee Network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has ordered 50 BYD ADL Enviro400 battery-electric double-deckers for its regulated Bee Network that will launch in September 2023. The...
Rotala Judicial Review bid ends unsuccessfully

Judicial Review bid by Rotala ends unsuccessfully

A bid by Rotala to secure Judicial Review (JR) of elements of the process leading to a decision to reregulate buses in Greater Manchester...
Recovery bus funding in Wales extended to 2023

Recovery funding for bus services in Wales extended into 2023

Bus services in Wales will receive further recovery funding to the end of the current financial year in April 2023, the Welsh Government has...
Jenny Gilruth eencourages examination of municipal bus operation in Scotland

Municipal bus operation in Scotland encouraged by minister

Local transport authorities (LTAs) in Scotland have been encouraged by Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth (pictured) to consider operating municipal bus services after the...
Partnership working key to bus reform in Wales, says CPT

Partnership will best deliver Wales bus reform, says CPT

Bus service reform in Wales should centre on partnership working among “a broader range of policy levers,” the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru...
Welsh bus franchising plans are causing SMEs concern, Senedd committee told

Some Welsh SME operators ‘concerned’ about bus franchising

Plans to roll out franchising across the Welsh bus network have left many small- and medium-sized operators in the country “very concerned,” the Senedd...
Bus re-regulation and integration support to be offered by GMCA

Burnham offers to share bus re-regulation, integration support

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will in due course “be more than happy” to support other city regions in the North of England as...
Bus franchising in Wales white paper

Wales bus franchising: Clarity for industry ‘needed quickly’

Moves to introduce bus franchising in Wales will cause major uncertainty for the industry if the Welsh Government does not step in quickly to...
Bus franchising white paper in Wales published by Welsh Government

Bus franchising in Wales white paper published

The Welsh Government has published a white paper on the future of bus services and bus franchising in Wales, called One Network, One Timetable,...
Photo of Transport Minister Scotland

Legislation to enable bus franchising to be introduced in Scotland

The Scottish Government is planning to use powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act to enable local authorities to run their own bus services by...

Obituary: Doree Barratt, pioneer of women in coaching

Doree Barratt, one of the coach industry’s first female drivers and for many years the head of well-known Cheshire operator Barratt's Coaches of Nantwich,...