Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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,...
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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...
Judicial Review claims on Manchester bus franchising rejected

Manchester bus franchising Judicial Review claims rejected

Judicial Review claims by Rotala and Stagecoach concerning elements of bus franchising in Greater Manchester have been rejected by the High Court, which has...
Liverpool City Region advances bus franchising ambitions

Liverpool City Region confirms bus franchising preference

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) has confirmed that franchising is its preferred model for future bus service delivery in the conurbation. Such a...
Bus franchising assessment in South Yorkshire set to go ahead

South Yorkshire bus franchising assessment set to go ahead

Members of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) Board will shortly be asked to approve the preparation of an assessment of a proposed...
Bus franchising in Wales from 2023 not strictly true

Wales bus franchising: 2023 suggestion ‘not strictly true’

The Welsh Government has said that suggestions that scope will open in summer 2023 to re-regulate bus services in Wales through franchising schemes are...
Bus franchising in Wales forms part of Welsh Government plans

Ministers ‘determined’ to enable bus franchising in Wales

Ministers are “determined” to introduce legislation that will enable bus franchising in Wales, Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters MS told the Senedd...
West Yorkshire bus franchising plans set to progress

West Yorkshire bus franchising: Approval set for first step

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has published proposals to begin a formal assessment of a franchising scheme for the region’s bus network. If approved,...
Does the National Bus Strategy for England encourage franchising?

Does National Bus Strategy for England encourage franchising?

There was great debate in our virtual office following publication of the National Bus Strategy (NBS) for England, or Bus Back Better to give...
Manchester bus franchising procurement set to begin

Manchester bus franchising procurement process moves closer

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is expected later this week to agree to commence the procurement process for the introduction of bus franchising...

Centrebus takes three ADL Enviro200s for High Peak fleet

Centrebus and The Wellglade Group subsidiary High Peak Buses has grown with the addition of two 8.9m and one 10.8m Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro200...