Stagecoach SW dedicated school buses

Stagecoach SW eases back to school rush with dedicated services

Stagecoach South West (SW) has partnered with local authorities to introduce dedicated school and college transport across its network to ease the burden anticipated...
school services

Operators across England move to increase services in anticipation of schools returning

Operators across England are preparing for increased services in anticipation of schools returning in September. Stagecoach South West has already announced it intends to introduce...
CitySightseeing York Councillors

CitySightseeing York demonstrates four low-emission tour buses outside York Minster

CitySightseeing York demonstrated four low-emission open-top buses on Wednesday (12 August) outside York Minster. The launch celebrates 20 years of the company touring York and...
Doncaster Clever Buses launch

Doncaster Clever Buses mark start of First’s South Yorkshire overhaul

First South Yorkshire has taken the initial step towards turning around its business with the introduction of the Clever Buses brand in Doncaster. Eight Wrightbus-bodied...
Bus patronage rise possible

Greener Journeys report shows major bus patronage rise possible

Bus patronage in England outside London could rise by 425m journeys per year by 2024/25 if government money already allocated to buses in those...
Bus franchising

Bus franchising: ‘Lots more thought required before implementation’

Matthew Moll, Senior Consultant at The TAS Partnership, offers a response to Abellio's proposals for bus franchising - and observes that commercial operation, if...
Bus Open Data Service

‘Bus Open Data Service will require a new approach to service delivery’

The government’s Bus Open Data Service promises to create a ‘golden age’ for passengers by merging information on timetables, fares and live locations from...
Alan Pilbeam Abellio bus franchising

Bus franchising: It’s now the only way, says Abellio

The coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on the British bus industry in a way that could never have been predicted. How it recovers...
Yorkshire Coastliner

Say hello to ‘England’s finest bus route’ – Yorkshire’s Coastliner

Yorkshire’s Coastliner 840 has been named the winner of the virtual ‘World Cup of English Bus Routes’ in a recent online contest The route, which...
First Bus capacity

First Bus introduces real-time capacity tracking via app

First Bus has updated its app to allow customers to see the available capacity of their bus in real time before it arrives at...
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Prohibition clearance procedure changes announced by DVSA

Changes will be made to the clearance method for some vehicle roadworthiness prohibition notices from 28 September, DVSA has announced. The new approach will...
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Stephen Walsh takes up Optare Regional Sales Manager role

Optare has appointed Stephen Walsh (pictured) to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and East of England. Stephen joins Optare from Eminox. He...
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Sunak’s ‘missed opportunity’ for coach industry support: CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to introduce a Job Support Scheme, but it says that Mr Sunak...