Thursday, January 26, 2023
Transdev Blazefield to operate free Harrogate Electrics services on Sundays in January and February

Free Sundays return on Transdev’s Harrogate Electrics

Transdev Blazefield subsidiary The Harrogate Bus Company is again operating free services in the town on Sundays. The move has come via a return...
Bus Fare Cap Grant starts but operator criticism strengthens

Bus Fare Cap Grant begins as more criticism is aired

The Bus Fare Cap Grant (BFCG) scheme in England outside London began on 1 January. But industry unrest has grown after multiple operators declined...

How Belfast Glider became a blueprint for BRT success

Translink’s Glider service in Belfast shows how BRT can become a unique brand on which to hang the benefits of public transport Glider is the...
Do many bus networks have a commercial future, wonders Matthew Moll

Does a commercial future exist for many bus networks?

As I have previously covered, there is much uncertainty regarding the future of the bus industry. There have been some big recent developments that...
Bus fare cap grant concerns raised by Julian Peddle

England Bus Fare Cap Grant: ‘Damage’ concerns aired

Concern has been raised by Centrebus Director Julian Peddle around the lump sum approach to operator reimbursement for the Bus Fare Cap Grant (BFCG)...
Further duplication of bus services in Leicester to be removed

Leicester to further reduce bus service duplication

Further removal of bus route duplication across operators in Leicester will be introduced on a two-year trial basis from April 2023. The step will...
TfL marks 2.5bn bus journeys made with contactless payment

TfL marks 2.5bn contactless bus payments in 10 years

Transport for London (TfL) has celebrated 10 years of accepting contactless payments on its bus network and revealed that over 2.5 billion passenger journeys...

TfL changes tack on proposed London bus cuts

Additional funding to the average value of £25m per year means only three routes out of Transport for London's (TfL's) total of 620 will...

Stagecoach secures new funding for parts of Cambridgeshire bus network

Stagecoach has announced that it has secured "essential new funding" that means proposed changed to the Citi 4 route, and withdrawn sections of the...
Cambridge Universal route to go zero emission

Whippet’s Cambridge Universal to go zero-emission

Whippet will convert the growing Universal bus service it operates on behalf of the University of Cambridge to zero-emission in 2023.  The Ascendal Group subsidiary...
Wrightbus UK Sales Manager Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson back to Wrightbus as UK Sales Manager

Wrightbus has appointed Steve Jackson as UK Sales Manager. It represents a return to the Ballymena bus builder after almost five years away for...